Course Overview

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) at Pearl Academy is a two-year full-time program approved by AICTE, designed to inculcate competencies in students to become effective leaders in the VUCA world.

Programme Objectives

The programme is designed to train students to help them build and enhance their leadership competencies. The meticulously structured programme helps students:

  • Understand how to effectively adapt to the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous nature of business environment in the fast paced world of today.
  • Develop a creative mindset that would be helpful in coming up with innovative solutions to complex business challenges
  • Imbibe values of integrity, accountability, diligence, perseverance, empathy and discipline that are important success factors at workplace
  • Develop a global mindset that helps them effectively think, and execute plans and strategies at a global level.

The programme envisages to develop leaders with the following core competencies

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict management
  • Decision Making
  • Diversity management
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills


The PGDM pedagogy and curriculum has been designed to strongly enable the development of students’ skills, to apply management theories and concepts to live problems of business and industry. The emphasis is on student learning and to hone their ability to relate concepts and theories to business realities. Here, they are expected to achieve the high standards of excellence that the school has set for themselves. The education is imparted through many ways including Lectures, Case studies, Seminars, Assignments, and through various fun-yet interactive methods like Live projects, Group Discussions, Business Games, Field Visits for experiential learning activities, Educational Excursions, Role Plays, Simulation Exercises and Structured & Unstructured group work.

The programme has been envisioned to enable students to acquire the skills required to deal with complex problems of management. It has been integrated with the upgraded evolving technology in the learning processes. The curriculum is revised on an ongoing basis through discussions with industry practitioners, so that it continues to reflect current business needs. Further, several field-based projects undertaken by the students also gets us better insights into workplace reality.

In the first-year PGDM students undertake a 32-week core curriculum in general management and in the 2nd year they may select electives in the field of:

  • Entrepreneurship, Start-up and Family Business
  • Digital Business and E-commerce
  • Business Analytics and Data Science
  • Marketing and Communication.








Core Modules

  • Business Culture
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Economics
  • Managing People
  • Database Management
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analytics 
  • Marketing Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Technology and Operations Management
  • The Entrepreneurial Manager
  • Leadership and Corporate Accountability
  • Competitive & Corporate Strategy
  • Digital Business & Innovation
  • Decision Models & Uncertainty

Specialized Electives

In the second year, the students can take elective courses to specialize in one of the following areas:


Growth and creation of wealth comes from entrepreneurial ventures in most economies of the world. Pearl Academy PGDM offers the Entrepreneurship, Start-up and Family Business specialised elective to help students acquire skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur and to become familiar with the entrepreneurial process. The modules in the specialisation led by an expert panel of faculty and industry veterans ensures that you develop the best of both theoretical and practical knowledge.

This course will also enable students to develop skills to build brand / product/category extension of the existing family business and to understand aspects of family businesses’ financial systems, focusing on both internal and external elements.

This elective aims to cultivate entrepreneurial skills, provides opportunities to get involved with start-ups, accelerators and incubators, develop innovative ideas and get valuable insights in the community of entrepreneurs.


  • Design Thinking & Business Innovations
  • Digitization for Business Model Innovation
  • Emerging Tech and the Value of Data
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Family Business
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • New Venture Creation
  • Venture Capital
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Information Technology
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship & Business Model Evaluation
  • Managing Technological Innovation

Career Path

  • Start-up Founders
  • New Venture Developer
  • Venture Capitalist


The digitalisation of businesses is advancing at a very rapid pace. The digital business models have brought about countless disruptions to established businesses.

In response to the continuous digital transformation, Pearl Academy PGDBM program is introducing specialised electives in Digital Business and E-commerce. This specialization aims at preparing students for the future by making them conversant with artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, big data, and the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

The program successfully prepares students to manage and lead businesses in the ever-evolving environment. Additionally, it also equips them to facilitate the transformation of traditional businesses into those that can succeed in this new age of digital business.


  • Analytics for Managers
  • Design Thinking and Business Innovations
  • Digitisation for Business Model Innovation
  • Emerging Tech and the Value of Data
  • Financial Regulation in a Digital Age
  • Global Operation Strategy in the Digital Economy
  • Leading with Strategy in Digital Firms
  • Marketing in the Digital Age
  • Strategy & Big Data
  • Strategic Information Technology
  • E-Commerce: Strategy, Growth, and Analytics
  • Design and Development of Web-Based Products and Services
  • Marketing and Electronic Commerce
  • Digital Business Environment
  • Competitive strategy in the E-commerce
  • Management, Control, and Accountability for Financial Resources
  • Brand and Advertising Consultant
  • Data storyteller
  • Communication specialist
  • Creative content expert
  • Virtual reality researcher

Career Path

  • Digital business specialist
  • Ecommerce start-up entrepreneur
  • Ecommerce manager
  • Social Media and Content Manager
  • Digital Business developer
  • Digital Brand and Advertising manager


This program is designed to challenge and rebuild the thought process of students to always look for actionable insights. As digital technology has become an inevitable and intrinsic part of our daily lives, businesses are now more than actively involved in defining and effectively leveraging data to drive decisions. This specialization is everything about a collaborative relationship between analytics and operations, which prepares the student for the Digital industry’s demands. Analytics focuses on a structured approach to model, understand, and interpret data to obtain intelligent business decisions.

Managers who can draw business insights from data, translate these into insights - operational and strategic decisions, and execute them effectively are highly sought after by businesses around the globe. Pushing the technological boundaries, data science is at the core of every business these days; a holistic understanding of both analytics and operations will only prepare students to be industry-ready and have an edge over their counterparts from all categories.


  • Analytics for Managers
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Monetisation
  • Global Operation Strategy in the Digital Economy
  • Managing Global Value Chains & Networks
  • Operations Leadership: Supply Chain & Service Profit Management
  • Intelligent Business Analytics
  • Data: Management, Exploration, and Analysis
  • Data Analysis: Methods and Models
  • Analytics: Communication, Ethics, and Organizational Value
  • Action Learning on Analytics, Machine Learning, and the Digital Economy
  • Data and Analysis for Marketing Decisions
  • Ethics, Philosophy and Sociology of Artificial Intelligence

Career Path

  • Business Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence and Management Consultant AI & Computing Manager
  • Business Strategist


In an increasingly competitive environment, the marketing department plays a crucial role in helping a company grow its revenue and achieve sustained long-term profitability. Students opting for this specialisation will be able to get insights into key marketing aspects such as market research and analysis, competitive analysis, consumer behaviour, customer analysis, product management, brand management, advertising and digital marketing. MBA - This specialisation will give you the chance to explore jobs across a wide variety of sectors including conventional as well as emerging new age business.

With diverse learning methodologies and state-of-the-art tools, your creativity will be complemented with effective and meaningful communication strategies to deliver the right messages to the right audiences.


  • Marketing in the Digital Age
  • Customer Centricity 
  • Disruptive Marketing Strategies
  • Creating Brand Value
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Integrated Content and Social Media Strategies
  • Digital Marketing and communication Management
  • Advertising Management
  • Media Management
  • Marketing in the Network Economy

Career Path

  • Marketing Head
  • Brand Head
  • Integrated marketing Communication Specialist
  • Digital Marketing Head
  • Digital Communication Specialist
  • Media Management Specialist

Key Highlights

Winning at Workplace

  • Students are taught presentation skills, interpersonal skills, analytical and problem solving, conflict management, working in teams, ethics in business so that they can perform successfully at workplace.
  • Curriculum designed to create industry ready professionals who start their professional journey like a pro and are ahead of their peers


  • Learn to apply AI and ML to create new business solutions
  • Learn from experts and hone in-demand future skills

Global Exposure

  • Opportunity to engage with the top faculty members from our global academic partner universities
  • Network with global industry professionals and experts through masterclasses
  • Collaborate with various global students and industry stalwarts for international projects

Industry in Classroom

Top industry experts as faculty members and mentors

  • Industry talks and masterclasses for holistic learning
  • CEO mentoring sessions
  • Certifications from top industry partners like KPMG and others


  • Pearl offers a specialised incubation centre called ‘Runway’ that specialises in providing end to end support to budding entrepreneurs
  • Mentoring and Seed funding support to launch your own start-up

Placement Support

  • Placement support and career mentoring for alumni for up to 5 years after graduation

Student Engagement

Pragya Mittal

Business Strategy Workshop

The session was aimed at introducing various business strategies, insights into taking college projects forward and making them career projects, sustainable business models and more.

Masterclass on Innovations in Retail and Future of Jobs

An interactive session with industry stalwarts Ritesh Singh, Managing Director of #ARM Worldwide and Taranpreet Singh, Retail Sales, Operations & Marketing professional. The discussion revolved around the current trends in luxury and retail industry in India, highlighting the role and importance of digital marketing.

Abhivyakti Business Week

Pearl Academy organised ABHIVYAKTI - Business Week at our Delhi campus. A series of competitions and workshops were conducted encouraging students across various schools and colleges to participate and explore their creative sides from a business perspective.

Luxury Portfolio

Business students showcased their graduation work at DLF Emporio, New Delhi.

SUIC’s Luxury Talent Awards

Pearlites won gold at the the prestigious SUIC Luxury Talent Awards competition organised by Silpakorn University International College.

Industry Visit

Business students engage and learn with the industry during a visit at Bengaluru.


The candidate must have minimum Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in any discipline. Candidates appearing in final year/semester of degree program can also apply subject to fulfilling the above notified eligibility criteria.

The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.

National Exam Scores

Candidates who have appeared for CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT, MAT, GMAT will be short listed directly to appear in interview process. The cut off scores to apply are – CAT/XAT – 50 Percentile CMAT/MAT/NMAT – 60 Percentile GMAT – 400 marks

Those who have not taken any entrance exam can take the Pearl Academy General Proficiency Test.

Last date to apply – 6 September 2021

Selection Process

General Proficiency Test (GPT) followed by Personal Interview. Candidates applying through national level examination scores will be exempted from GPT and called directly to attend the personal interview.

Personal Interview – On the basis of GPT performance or on national level examination scores, only the shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interviews at Pearl campus at Bangalore/Delhi – South/Mumbai

Interview Date: 14 September 2021

Fee Structure

COURSE SEMS Tution Fee Examination Fee Learning Resources Fee Registration Fee Alumni Fee Total Before GST GST @18% Security
Total After GST
PGDM (AICTE) 1 1,61,000 16,500 29,000 61,500 5,000 2,73,000 49,140 10,000 3,32,140
2 1,61,000 16,500 29,000 0 0 2,06,500 37,170 - 2,43,670
3 1,61,000 16,500 29,000 0 0 2,06,500 37,170 - 2,43,670
4 1,61,000 16,500 29,000 0 0 2,06,500 37,170 - 2,43,670
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