Based on the feedback from the corporate sector benchmarking against globally top-ranked MBA programmes and insights from recent studies on the effectiveness of MBA programmes, IIM-Indore is launching a new PGP (MBA) programme design from its 2015-17 batch.
Feedback from corporate recruiters suggests that in terms of conceptual learning, there is not much difference across the top business schools in India. But what makes a difference is the ability of graduating students to apply their learning quickly and effectively once they are a part of the workforce.
IIM Indore’s new PGP programme design introduces skill development courses in communication, leadership, spreadsheet modeling, entrepreneurial orientation, innovation and design thinking, and sustainability.
Taught in a workshop-based format, these courses are graded on an absolute scale and students have to obtain a prescribed minimum percentage that displays their minimum competence in the skill in order to clear the course.
“To help students perform better in their internships, we have introduced a few electives into our first-year curriculum. These electives include supply chain management, retail and corporate banking, marketing research, and sales and distribution management, covering some of the main areas in which students usually get summer projects.
The second year of the new curriculum will feature a large number of domain concentrations that will enable students to get in-depth exposure to a particular vertical or sector. These concentrations will consist of both regular courses taught by industry faculty and workshop courses taught by industry practitioners.