IILM Executive PGDM Programme

About the IILM Executive PGDM

The PGDM (Executive) program of IILM is a Full Time AICTE approved 15 month specialized course aimed at providing working professionals with focused academic exposure in business studies.

Speaking about the relevance and importance of IILM Executive PGDM Program, Director, IILM said, "The PGDM-Executive curriculum at IILM is globally benchmarked and frequently revised to incorporate cutting-edge management theories. The programme is enriched by inputs not just from the best in the academia but also from highly competent industry leaders. IILM is known to bring a global perspective to its management education by fostering exchange programs with leading business schools across the world, and our Executive PGDM programme is no exception. The program offers aspirants with an access to a broad range of global study opportunities and makes them experience the complete immersion in global markets. In the whole process our students develop local knowledge that cultivates global expertise."

IILM EPGDM program is an 850 hour management program with 750 contact hours of case-based learning, class discussions, assignments, field projects, seminar/ workshops, management games, role-plays, industry interactions followed by 100 hours of research project. The IILM program has clearly defined learning goals which are measured at periodic intervals:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Critical and Integrative Thinking
  • Global Awareness
  • Ethical Responsibility

Programme highlights

The highlights of the IILM Executive PGDM programme are as follows:

  • Contemporary and globally benchmarked course curriculum
  • Online Prep Courses (Harvard Business School)
  • Strong industry interface
  • International Immersion Programme (IIP) (A full International term at partner schools)
  • Business Simulation
  • Communication Assessment
  • Strong Mentor-Mentee Program
  • Consulting projects


The teaching pedagogy in the PGDM (Executive) programme encompasses a broad range of concepts which includes real case studies with simulations, real life projects, discussions and debates with senior executives of corporate world. Aspirants also get start-ups and consulting projects to work on.

A minimum of five years of work experience is mandatory to enter this most coveted executive program. This is due to the fact that the programme is a fast tracked program and prior practical knowledge is a pre-requisite for students to be able to grasp and understand the concepts. This augments the classroom experience with matured discussions, adding to the educational value of the program.

The IILMs PGDM (Executive) Program is highly appreciated and recognized in the corporate world. In addition, IILM also focuses in student exchange programmes with reputed B-schools worldwide, enabling its students to develop cross-cultural insights and perspectives to better understand global business.

Admission & Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:

  • Any recognized Bachelors degree of minimum three years duration.
  • A minimum of relevant 5 years managerial/supervisory experience.
  • Obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to reserved categories) in the qualifying Examination.