The ISB-PGPMAX offers a structured learning experience. Teaching methodologies comprise of class lectures, case study analysis, group work and discussions. The approach is to have the right balance of theory, practice and experience. The ”real world relevance” is vital throughout the programme.
Pre-course Reading Material
Pre-course reading materials which are in the form of text books, cases, articles, etc. will be made available to all participants in advance. Participants are expected to spend 8 to 10 hours per week studying these materials before they come for classes each term. Online assessments and pre-course projects are also incorporated into the programme to ensure academic rigour.
Speaker series or visits may be organised during the course. These interactions complement classroom learning and bring in practical perspectives to management theories. The speakers discuss diverse topics such as international growth, corporate diversity, corporate ethics and consumer behaviour. The School also hosts a number of annual conferences and seminars with distinguished business leaders and entrepreneurs as guest speakers.
Simulations are usually software programmes which mimic real-life business situations. The participants, working in teams or alone, are asked to take decisions under conditions specified by the simulation software. These simulations help participants apply theoretical concepts to aid decision making.