Curriculum

As a global business school, we create the latest curriculum in collaboration with our academic partner schools. The PGPpro curriculum is aligned to the requirements of mid-career professionals and aims at accelerating their career.

It prepares participants to have a deep understanding of business opportunities and challenges, take decisions based on data points and lead with impact.

Participants learn the tools, skills and industry best practices required for broader understanding of business. Over 18 months, the integrated curriculum covers 24 courses and is divided into 4 categories with the focus on Leadership & Strategy.

Faculty Members deliver this innovative curriculum using a variety of teaching methods with the right balance of theory, research and practice, leading to an enriching learning experience.
Preparatory Courses

Quantitative Methods: An Online Introductory Course

A comprehensive online introduction to quantitative analysis for business, designed for incoming business students and applicable to a variety of settings where understanding the analysis of quantitative information is important. Underlying a business setting is a full introductory course that covers the standard topics addressed in an introductory business statistics text. Includes tests to assess learners' mastery of content; the assessment data are synthesised for course or program administrators to reveal not only how individual learners performed but how the entire group performed in each segment of the assessment tests, thus facilitating the systematic diagnosis of learners' strengths and weaknesses in quantitative analysis.

Foundation Courses

Decision Making Under Uncertainity

Provides a comprehensive treatment of basic statistical concepts for managers. Topics covered include elementary probability theory as a tool for modeling uncertainty in business, time series, categorical data, random variables and their distributions, variability and regression models. The emphasis is on understanding the concepts and their application. The course will also introduce and apply advanced tools to managerial decision problems with the objective of enhancing the decision making capabilities. The course will cover optimization (finding ‘what’s best’ from the available options), simulations (trying ‘what if’ in uncertain environment turns out to be different from expected) and decision analysis (deciding the ‘what now’ in the sense of what we should do given the information we had in the past).

Core Courses

Managerial Economics

The objective of this course is to introduce the core principles of microeconomics, to develop theories to help organize their thinking about both firm-level and market-level issues, and to apply these principles and theories in several case studies. The topics covered in this course include the economics of competitive market, market efficiency and economic surplus, government intervention in competitive markets, firm decision-making in different market situations and game theory and strategic thinking. The focus will be on fundamental economic principles that can be used by managers to think about business problems, including those inside the firm (relating to the problem of administering the firm’s resources in the most cost effective way) and those outside the firm (relating to broader market and government forces that can affect the behavior of firms.)

Advanced Courses

Financial Statement Analysis

The course has two main objectives: Becoming a “sophisticated” reader of financial statements (including footnotes), and appreciating how managers use/abuse accounting discretion to achieve strategic reporting objectives. After taking this course, you should improve your ability to use an accounting report as part of an overall assessment of the firm's strategy and the potential rewards and risks of dealing with the firm (as an investor, creditor, supplier, employee, etc.).

Elective Courses Finance

Options & Futures

This course focuses on valuing options, forwards and futures. Valuation of options on stocks, currencies, stock indices and futures contracts using binomial trees and the Black-Scholes model will also be covered. Other topics include implied volatility, volatility estimation, Greek letters and hedging option risk. Theoretical treatment will be supplemented with numerous numerical examples. See Session-Wise Topics/Readings below for session-by-session learning objectives.

Elective Course Marketing

Marketing Services

While the title of the course is Marketing of Services, the content of the course pertains more broadly to service strategies and leadership, and how (and whether) world-class service firms need to be built any differently from product firms. The overall purpose of this course is to try to challenge and shatter our intuitions and previous learning about (i) what services are, (ii) how service organizations should be managed, (iii) how services should be created, transformed, and destroyed, and (iv) how the marketing of services needs to dovetail with other strategic choices. In order to accomplish these goals, we will critically evaluate every service marketing/management model and also build a new, contrarian, model of a modern service system.

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Working Hours

Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:00