XLRI Post Graduate Certificate Program in Business Management


The world around us is continuously changing and evolving and so is the business environment. As are business models, consumer behaviors, customer expectations, management theories, marketing principles, laws, et al. In such a scenario, it pays to keep abreast of prevalent and trending global best practices in management theory and its applications across multiple functional roles and businesses.

The Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management (PGCBM) is a 12-month intensive management education programme delivered via a state-of-the-art Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL). Whether participants are practicing managers or entrepreneurs with an interest in general management, this course will equip them with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to see the bigger picture and take decisive action. Primary learning techniques used include conceptual discussions, case discussions and panel discussions.

Who Can Attend

  • Full time graduation in any stream from a recognized university
  • Working professionals with min. 2 years of work experience after completion of graduation

Programme Highlights

  • One of the oldest and amongst the Top 10 B-Schools in India, XLRI has a pioneering track record of pursuing excellence. The PGCBM offered is designed by some of the most respected academics in management.
  • Beneficiaries include over 7000 working professionals who have advanced their career
  • Quality interactions with experienced executives and peer group learning
  • Specifically designed for working executives with the flexibility of the Virtual Interactive Learning platform
  • Campus component of five days in the beautiful XLRI Campus in Jamshedpur
  • Post Graduate Certificate from XLRI

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarity with various theories and practices of Business Management.
  • Leadership vision with the ability to decode complex business challenges
  • Overview of latest developments in the world of business and best practices being adopted in prevalent economic conditions
  • Quality interactions with experienced executives and peer group learning

Course Curriculum

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operations & Production Strategy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sales & Distribution Management
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Business Law
  • e-Business
  • Consumer Behavior & Marketing Research
  • Organization Structure, Design & Change
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Markets & Banking
  • Project Work ( Optional only for eligible students)

Course Delivery

Duration – 12 Months

Programme Delivery:
The 12-month programme comprises of live virtual interactive learning along with a 5-day in-campus module at XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Class Schedule:
Twice a week
Friday: 6.45 PM to 9.45 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Programme Structure:

  • 12 months intense learning
  • Includes a 5 days campus study module of learning at the XLRI campus
  • Dedicated Project work
  • Interactive Quizzes (announced/surprised)
  • Lecture Series
  • Case methods
  • Group work
  • Term papers
  • Assignments and Dissertation

Important Dates


Application End Date 25th July, 2019
Screening and short listing of applications 1st August, 2019
Interview Dates 10th – 22nd August, 2019
Result Declaration 26th August, 2019
Date of 1st Installment 7th September, 2019
Induction Date September, 2019
Date for 1st Session 27th September, 2019

Programme Fee

Application Fee (Incl Taxes) INR 2,500/-
Program Fees *INR 2,20,000/-
Books, Study Materials and Campus Fees *INR 50,000/-
Total Fee (exclusive of Application Fee) *INR 2,70,000/-
*Taxes as Applicable

Instalment Schedule:

7th Sept, 2019 1st Dec,2019 1st Feb, 2020 1st Apr, 2020 1st June, 2020
*INR 55,000/- *INR 50,000/- *INR 55,000/- *INR 55,000/- *INR 55,000/-
 *Exclusive of GST at 18%

Programme Duration

12 Months

Application Fee (Incl Taxes)

INR 2,500/-

Total Programme Fees

INR 2,70,000/-

+ GST @18%

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