5 PGDM Specializations You Had No Idea Existed

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 7 February 2019

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With Indian Market opening up to the world, the scope of PGDM degree has taken a giant leap. Gone are the days when PGDM specializations were only restricted to Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human Resources. Today’s world calls for management fields which are unexplored, unique and interesting. In fact, it is observed that students are more inclined towards these unconventional specializations of Post Graduate Diploma in Management that offer them a new outlook towards society as a whole.

5 PGDM Specializations You Don’t Know About

Let’s explore this unconventional list of PGDM specializations that have recently emerged in the Indian Management Universe:

1. PGDM in Public Policy Management

Public Policy Management (PPM) course prepares students to formulate and influence policies for the public from the outside. This PGDM specialization centres around how public problems are defined, and how reactions to the problems are structured, implemented and assessed. Students opting for Public Policy Management as their PGDM specialization are guided through an interdisciplinary approach to build their analytic abilities, research skills, and knowledge in different policy areas while allowing them with the flexibility to examine topics of personal interest. They are prepared comprehensively in the near institutional examination, association hypothesis, and open administration. Students, further specialize in a distinct policy or industry such as the environment, social services, health care, non-profits, and or social networks.  

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 2. PGDM in International Marketing

International Marketing provides a methodology and framework for identifying and analyzing the key social and environmental characteristics of any country or global region and features the significance of viewing international marketing management from a worldwide point of view. In this PGDM course specialization, students examine the international differences and similarities in marketing functions as related to the economic, cultural, political, physical and social aspects of the environment. Students also consider the changes in the international marketing systems and the embracing of marketing principles and practices to fulfil the demands of various countries.

3. PGDM in Entrepreneurship Management

A student opting for Entrepreneurial Management as the specialization in PGDM course will learn strategic planning, negotiation, team building, communication and conflict management, creative problem solving, business plan development and implementation, leadership and international management. This will help the student recognize opportunity, build networks, mitigate risk, leverage resources, manage creativity, and understand the most effective method to thrive in a highly competitive global universe.

4. PGDM in Apparel Management

The specialization in Apparel Industry Management PGDM program prepares students for possible in-future ownership and/or management of a globally-renowned apparel manufacturing company. Students have access to classrooms equipped with apparel industry technology where they design a clothing collection that reflects familiarity with trends, supply chain realities, and the current global marketplace. This hands-on PGDM program combines real-world business training with apparel design classes, and the curriculum focuses on the importance of leadership, creativity, teamwork and effective communication in decision-making from the development of the starting idea to the delivery of the completed product.

5. PGDM in Rural Management

Rural management involves the use of management principles to the rural area. This involves arranging, sorting out and controlling cooperatives and related associations in the field of farming. A PGDM course in rural management makes the student ready for challenging responsibilities in rural and formative organizations. They are encouraged to visit rural areas, associate and remain with villagers as a piece of their fieldwork, while an organizational internship gives them hands-on experience and exposure of working in a rural setup.

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