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Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)


“The energy of youth and the maturity of experience” -this is how we would like to describe Acharya School of Management (ASM).

Vision

"To be a renowned business school focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and thought leadership; recognized for business education, research and societal engagement"

Mission

  • Develop competent leaders by creating and disseminating insightful knowledge that transforms the lives of our students
  • Create responsible leaders through ethical awareness, critical thinking and problem solving capabilities
  • Facilitate creation of new businesses by instilling the entrepreneurial spirit in students and providing incubation support
  • Produce and disseminate high quality research for business and society
  • Engage with business and society in a meaningful manner
  • Provide excellent professional development and career opportunities for our students and faculty



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“The energy of youth and the maturity of experience”—this is how we would like to describe Acharya School of Management (ASM).

ASM is the latest addition to the Acharya group of institutions that has been in the field of education and research for the last 25 years. At ASM, our aim is to develop leaders and entrepreneurs who would be equipped with the capabilities and attitudes that are most relevant to the needs of the new global world. We are committed to our vision and values and intend to make a positive impact on business and society.

Our curriculum is comprehensive and our pedagogy innovative. We have built academic rigour, professional training and personal development into our program. We focus on ethical awareness, encourage creative thinking and we welcome social entrepreneurship.

Besides the traditional specialisations in Marketing, HRM and Finance, ASM offers students the opportunity to build careers in new areas like Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Supply Chain Management, International Business Management and Capital Markets. We also believe in developing and encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship and in providing incubation support to you if you wish to establish your own business. Whether you decide to be a job-seeker or a job-provider, you will find at ASM the right people, environment and support to chase your dreams.

We would like the opportunity to welcome you at Acharya School of Management.


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Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Duration: 2 years full time

Credentials :

  • Approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt. Of India, New Delhi
  • Recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to MBA of any recognized Indian university

Eligibility :

  • A recognized Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in the aggregate. Candidates appearing in the final examination of Graduation are also eligible
  • Candidate should have a valid CAT / XAT / MAT / ATMA / CMAT / GMAT / PGCET score. Those who do not have any of these will have to take up the ASM-CAT conducted by Acharya School of Management

Pedagogy:

  • Project Based Learning
  • Focus is on learning-by-doing - activity based (events, research projects, assignments, industry study, country study, simulation games, management games, workshops, etc)
  • Presentations and Lectures
  • Debates and Discussions
  • Project work in every subject
  • One full term - Three months of Corporate Internship
  • Major Research Project in specialization

Corporate Internship:

All students must undergo a full term (3 months) of corporate internship in a reputed company. The entire internship will be guided by a faculty member and mentored by a corporate guide. The Corporate Internship Report is a critical component of the PGDM program.

Evaluation Methodology:

  • PGDM follows the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) system. A minimum CGPA of 5.5 out of 10 is required to successfully complete the PGDM program
  • PGDM follows the Continuous Evaluation System
  • The components of evaluation include Quizzes Assignments, Research Projects, Class Participation, Attendance, Mid-term examinations and End-term examinations


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Core Subjects
  • Principles of Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Business Mathematics
  • Statistics for Managers
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing management
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Operations research and Quantitative Techniques
  • Business Ethics & CSR
  • Managing Start-Ups
  • International Business Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Strategic Management
  • Total Quality Management -TQM
  • Project Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Supply Chain Management -SCM
  • Legal Framework of Business
  • Global Business Environment
  • Managing Virtual Teams
Business Analytics
  • Descriptive Analytics 1
  • Descriptive Analytics 2
  • Predictive Analytics 1
  • Predictive Analytics 2
  • Big Data Analytics 1
  • Big Data Analytics 2
  • Applied Statistics
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Social and Web Analytics
  • Application of ‘R’ Statistics in BA
  • Business Analysis Project
Capital Markets & Financial Services
  • Securities Markets Foundation
  • Merchant Banking
  • Securities Operations and Risk Management
  • Common Derivatives
  • Mutual Fund Foundation
  • Equity Sales
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Services
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Foreign Exchange Markets
Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • All about Entrepreneurship
  • Information on the Support System
  • Business Opportunity Identification
  • Market Assessment
  • Entrepreneurial Motivation
  • Business Plan Preparation
  • Small Business Management-1
  • Small Business Management-2
  • Small Business Management-3
  • Statutory Requirements
  • Current Business Aspects
  • Dissertation and Project Study
Marketing Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Services Marketing
  • Sales & Distribution Management
  • B2B Marketing
  • Advertising and Sales Promotion
  • New Product Strategy
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • International Marketing Management
  • Retail Marketing
  • Rural Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
Finance Management
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Equity Research
  • Financial Derivatives
  • International Financial Management
  • Tax Management
  • Investment Management
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial and Commodity Markets
  • Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments
Human Resource Management
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Performance Management System
  • Competence Mapping
  • Compensation Management
  • Talent Management
  • Training and Development
  • Employee Relations Management
  • Organizational Development & Change Management
  • International HRM
  • HR Analytics
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
International Business Management
  • Foreign Language
  • International Trade – Policy, Procedures and Documentation
  • International Finance, Banking and Markets
  • International Marketing Management
  • International HRM
  • International SCM, Logistics and E-Commerce
  • International Law
  • Global Risk Management
  • Business Negotiations
  • Trade Blocks
  • Management of Innovation and Technology
  • International Project Management
Supply Chain Management
  • Business Process Reengineering - BPR
  • Demand Forecasting and Business Planning
  • Supply Chain Modeling and Design
  • Global Procurement and Supply Management
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • International Logistics, Containerization and Distribution Management
  • Operational, strategic and implementation issues in SCM
  • Technology in Logistics and SCM
  • E-Commerce and Digital Marketing
  • International Law and SCM
  • International Finance and SCM
  • SCM metrics, Risk and Reliability Management

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All students of the ASM PGDM program will participate in a 3 to 4 weeks Foreign Study Program, wherein the student will spend this duration in an institution abroad, doing coursework as part of their PGDM program.


  • Carleton University, Canada
  • Trinity Western University, Canada
  • Old Dominion University, USA
  • Massey University, New Zealand
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Lubeck University, Germany
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Northern Illinois University, USA
  • Illinois University, Rockford, USA
  • Harrisburg University, PA, USA
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Northumbria University, UK

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If you would like to be your own boss, if you have a positive attitude and bundles of energy, if you can work without limits and would like to run your own business or take over your existing family business and make it grow, this is the ideal place for you. You create your business in the industry of your choice. We at ASM help you right from Idea-generation to Go-to-market. We shall provide you with the knowledge, skills, expert advice, incubation facility and mentoring.


  • Access to Angel Investors / VC
  • Mentoring
  • Technical Assistance
  • Marketing Expertize
  • Shared Operational Cost
  • Inexpensive Workplace
  • Seed Funding
  • Finance and Accounting Services
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Networking

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At ASM, our training provided to you and our network with the industry makes placements a smooth affair. Our alumni are very well placed and some of them have also become entrepreneurs.





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Shri. B Premnath Reddy

Founder Chairman,
Acharya Institutes

Prof. Naresh Kumar BN

Member-Secretary,
Acharya School of Management

Prof. Ravi Kumar

Member,
Acharya School of Management

Mr. Prasad Palisetty

Member,
CEO, Acharya TBI

Ms. Nandini Chawla

Member,
CEO, TV Rao Learning

Mr. Mahidhara D

Member,
CEO, Pramartha

Dr. Gaddagimath

Member,
Dean, Learning Resources and Academic Support, Acharya Institutes


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Prof. Naresh Kumar B N

Chairman,
Director, Acharya School of Management

Prof. Ravi Kumar

Member-Secretary,
Acharya School of Management

Ms. Nandini Chawla

Member,
CEO, TV Rao Learning

Mr. Mahidhara D

Member,
CEO, Pramartha

Mr. Nikhil Gopinath

Member,
CEO, Pentad Securities, Mumbai

Dr. Rathi Das Gupta

Member,
Senior VP, Happiest Minds Technologies, USA Dr. Rathi Das Gupta Member

Dr. Manoranjan Sharma

Member,
Chief Economist, Canara Bank

Mr. John van Leeuwen

Member,
IT Consultant, BGC, Australia