Great Lakes Institute of Management Launches PGPM Curriculum Emphasizing Hands-On Learning and Industry Skills

Great Lakes Institute of Management Launches PGPM Curriculum Emphasizing Hands-On Learning and Industry Skills

 Great Lakes Institute of Management, a business school promoting experiential learning, announced a significant restructuring of its Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) curriculum. As per the claims in the announcement, the newly revamped PGPM curriculum reflects Great Lakes’ dedication to creating business-ready professionals who are both result-oriented and responsible. The curriculum is oriented towards industry concentrations and job roles rather than the conventional approach of functional majors such as Finance or Marketing. The curriculum has been enriched to include a series of labs that are meant to enhance both broad brush soft and hard skills as well as provide deep dives into concentrations chosen as majors. Courses are designed with to experiential learning interventions, such as live projects, real-life scenario analysis, and simulations. These hands-on experiences ensure that students can seamlessly transition from academic environments to real-world business settings.

Introducing ‘Fluid Intellect’

A new educational approach, ‘Fluid Intellect,’ has been launched to equip students with the industry-relevant skills necessary to thrive in the modern business world. ‘Fluid Intellect’ recognizes that learning moments can be created both in and out of the classroom and that different individuals may have very different learning trajectories. This innovative learning approach is designed to blend conceptual frameworks, hard and soft skills, and overall personality development. ‘Fluid Intellect’ involves a location and curriculum agnostic format with holistic and customised learning pathways, specifically curated to meet the evolving talent demands of global trade and commerce.

‘Fluid Intellect’ is more than just an educational approach; it is a philosophy that prepares our students to excel in an ever-changing business landscape. By integrating experiential learning and industry-relevant skills, we are ensuring that our graduates are not only proficient but also poised to lead and innovate,” said Dr. Suresh Ramanathan, Dean of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.

Structured Mentoring Initiative

A notable feature of the revamped curriculum is the structured mentoring initiative, designed to support students’ progress across multiple facets of learning and personal development. This initiative aims to prepare students comprehensively for their corporate careers, fostering growth in both professional skills and personal attributes.

PGPM Revised Curriculum

Core Courses:

  • Microeconomics
  • Statistical Methods in Decision-making: 1 & 2
  • Business Analytics
  • Strategic Marketing & Customer Focus: 1 & 2
  • Global Economic Perspectives
  • Principles of Operations Management: 1 & 2
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Strategic Management
  • Emerging Technologies for Managers
  • Managing People, Working in Teams, and Handling Difficult Situations
  • Ethics & Sustainability
  • Negotiation & Influencing
  • Law and Taxation
  • Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Impact Skills Lab

The curriculum includes an Impact Skills Lab, featuring core courses aimed at honing both soft and hard skills in students. Under supervision, students practice these skills to sharpen their ability to think, articulate, and present ideas and arguments succinctly. These skills are crucial for success across various roles and sectors.

Industry Aligned Majors and Labs

Students can choose two majors from an offering of six majors, completing six courses and engaging in three advanced labs in each major to hone their specific skills. The six majors offered this year are:

  1. Product Management
  2. Consulting (Tech/Non-Tech)
  3. Operations/SCM/Logistics/Project Management
  4. Sales/Marketing/Business Development
  5. Finance/FinTech/FinOps
  6. Data Science/Analytics



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