XLRI Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management

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Delivery type

Classroom in your city

Course Duration

12 Months

Deadline to apply


Course fee

₹ 2,70,000

Class timings

Fridays – 06.45 p.m. to 09:45 p.m.
Sundays – 09.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Course Overview

Fast Forward Your Career “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin The world around us is continuously evolving and so is the business environment. The business models, consumer behaviour, customer expectations, management theories, marketing principles, laws, etc., are also changing. 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.

Programme Overview

The Post Graduate Certificate in Business Management (PGCBM) is a twelve-month intensive management education programme delivered via a state-of-the-art Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) platform. 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.

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 and has been well received by the industry.

  • Recognised certification from XLRI, amongst India’s Top 10 B-Schools
  • Alumni status on successful completion of the programme
  • One of the most rigorous and quality online management programmes in the country
  • Beneficiaries include over 7,000 working professionals who have advanced their careers
  • Quality interactions with experienced executives and peer group learning
  • In-campus component of five days in the beautiful XLRI Campus in Jamshedpur
  • Specifically designed for working executives with the flexibility of the Virtual Interactive Learning platform
  • Elaborate selection process including SOP, academic performance, job responsibility, interviews, etc.

Course Detail

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making
  • Operations Research
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • 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 Behaviour & Marketing Research
  • Organisation Structure, Design & Change
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Financial Markets & Banking
  • Project Work

The programme will ensure intensive immersion through the Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) platform as well as a 5-day in-campus module at XLRI, Jamshedpur. Teaching methodologies include

  • Project work
  • Lecture Series
  • Case methods
  • Group work
  • Term papers
  • Assignments and Dissertation
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
Programme Delivery

The Interactive Learning component forms the core of the PGCBM. Instructors facilitate learning via two-way audio/video synchronous telecommunication mode from the studios set up at XLRI campus. The technology allows the instructor to use slide presentations, video, audio, whiteboards, etc., to effectively communicate ideas and interact with participants.

Pan India Network of Learning Centres

53 learning centres spread across 37 cities all over India.

Class Schedule

The classes will be conducted twice a week

Friday 6.45 p.m. to 9.45 p.m.
Sunday 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Each class will be of 3 hours.

The 5 days of in-Campus sessions at XLRI, Jamshedpur, will be conducted (tentatively) from 20th April, 2020 to 24th April, 2020. The participants are expected to stay in the campus for 5 days of intensive campus learning and group learning sessions.

Who Should Attend

The programme will be of benefit to working professionals at a managerial level wishing to accelerate their career growth. Entrepreneurs with an interest in general management and a desire to gain a global perspective will find the programme beneficial too, as it will help them apply the learning to their business for better productivity and profitability. Past participants of this programme form an interesting mix of professionals from varied backgrounds like IT, Human Resources, Marketing, Banking, Financial Services and Manufacturing.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Graduates from recognised university
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in a related field after completing graduation
  • Minimum age of applicants at the time of registration should be 25 years

Eligible applicants will be evaluated and admitted into the programme on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Years and quality of work experience
  • Personal interviews conducted by XLRI faculty using the Interactive Learning Platform

Programme Directors

Assessment and Certification

  • Evaluation Methodology includes Written Tests, Assignments, Online Examination, Quizzes, etc.
  • Evaluation method to be chosen by faculty members teaching respective courses
  • Examination papers to be set and evaluated by XLRI

After successful completion of the programme, students will be conferred with Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management (PGCBM) directly by XLRI Jamshedpur.

Dates and Fees

Fees & Payment Schedule
Application Fee 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/-*

*Excludes GST at 18%

Payment Instalment Schedule

7th September, 2019 1st December, 2019 1st February, 2020 1st April, 2020 1st June, 2020
INR 55,000/- INR 50,000/- INR 55,000/- INR 55,000/- INR 55,000/-

*Excludes GST at 18%

Important Dates

Application End Date 25th July, 2019
Screening and Short Listing of Applications 1st August, 2019
Interview Dates 10th to 22nd August, 2019
Results Declaration 26th August, 2019
Date of 1st Installment 7th September, 2019
Induction September, 2019
Date of 1st Session 27th September, 2019
Programme End Date September, 2020