Key highlights of EPGDM

• Course designed with an objective to enable career advancement
• Add on certification Six Sigma Greenbelt certification from KPMG & Microsoft Office Expert certification from Microsoft)
• Real life case based teaching methodology
• Senior faculty from industry with global exposure
• Opportunity to do internship at Carleton university, Canada

About International School of Management Excellence (ISME)

ISME is a business school of international repute that offers world class education in a dynamic and global business environment through a student focused culture of excellence, international outlook, entrepreneurial thinking and industry alignment.” It was founded in 2006 by alumni from CMU, Purdue and Wharton, USA.ISME has always been a front runner for quality education in India with a vision to nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals. The graduates of ISME are employed in top multi- nationals in India and abroad as a result of ISME training & valuable inputs. ISME is ranked the 14th best B School and the 4th in Academic Excellence in ‘What if not IIMs B-School Survey’. It was also ranked as 29th top B-Schools of Excellence by Competition Success Review this year. The institute nurtures and supports a unique system of education, structured on Bangalore University, combining the tenets of academic excellence and corporate professionalism.

About Bangalore University

Bangalore University is located in the Garden City of Bangalore aptly hailed as the “I.T. Capital of India”, was established in July 1964 as an off shoot of the University of Mysore, primarily to include institutions of higher learning located in the metropolitan city of Bangalore. Since 1964, Bangalore University has grown both in size and strength to include a large number of affiliated colleges, P.G. Centers with a rich diversity of programme options. The University is located on a sprawling 1100 acres campus named ‘Jnana Bharathi’ (JB). Bangalore University has come to be hailed as one of the largest affiliating universities of Asia. The University was re-accredited by NAAC in the year 2008 with ‘A’ Grade. According to India Today – Nielsen survey of May 31st 2010, Bangalore University ranks 13th in the list of 50 top Universities in the Country.

About Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

ISME offers the one year PGDM program of Bangalore University and offers a multiple learning opportunity with specializations (Marketing, Human Resource Management and Business Administration) thereby appreciating the need for developing cross-functional perspectives in business. The program has been designed by Bangalore University. This in turn has been streamlined with inputs from ISME’s illustrious Business Advisory Council, to keep it in sync with the needs of an ever changing market place.

This program is especially designed for motivated, working professionals to grow into specific, executive positions in their careers. It primarily concentrates on over all development of Individuals with a worldwide industry scenario. The qualification, when allied with relevant experience and proven organizational achievements, would enable students to achieve personal and professional effectiveness and to get a strategic perspective, all key qualities desired in today’s fluid business environment.

The PGDM program is divided into 2 semesters with specializations being offered in the second semester. Below is a brief overview of the PGDM program.

Core Subjects(Semester I)Specialization Courses (Semester II)
Management Process

Organizational Behavior and Development

Business Ethics’ / Human Values

Organizational Communication
Marketing Management
Marketing Management
Advertising& Brand Management
Marketing of Services
International Marketing

Human Resources Management
International Human Resource Management
Organizational Culture, Change & Development
Employee Relations Management
Labor Legislation

Business Administration
Accounting for Management
Marketing Management
Financial Management
Human Resource Management

Global Experiential Learning

Challenging, widespread and globally oriented, the objective of this programme is to produce future leaders who can handle the dynamic corporate environment. While pursuing PGDM course from Bangalore University, ISME students gets an opportunity to visit the prestigious Carleton University, Canada. This will enhance their academic knowledge along with global industry exposure. It will be an integral part of the PGDM program for all students.

Carleton University
Carleton University’s Canada-India Centre provides professional development opportunities to
ISME students from various fields including Management and Business. The Program is especially designed for the students of ISME facilitating them a holistic experience that goes beyond academics. The Program is 2-weeks in length and includes experiential learning via weekly industry visits. Below is a brief overview of the program.

Carleton University Canada-India Centre


As the backbone of any business, strategy gives an organization direction and outlines its plan for success against competitors. This course examines how to form effective business strategies, and the issues surrounding their implementation. You will be equipped to create high quality business strategies through the latest business insights and freshest perspectives.

The Program is designed for the students at ISME and is:
1. Offered by: The Canada-India Centre for Excellence and Carleton’s academic Faculties;
2. Duration: Two Weeks
3. Industry Visits: Multiple visits to Ottawa-based business hubs and centres

Day 1Arrival – Shuttle pick-up at airport and hotel drop-off
Day 2 & 3Introduction to Canadian business culture & introduction to business analysis
Day 4 & 5Tour of Canada’s Parliament and a visit to Ottawa’s business Hub
Day 6, 7 & 8Introduction to competitive strategy & a visit to a business incubator
Day 9 & 10Visit to leading Canadian businesses – e.g. Shopify and Kavuto
Day 11 & 12Introduction to strategic management
Day 13Free time
Day 14Departure – Hotel Pick-up and airport drop-off


Upon successful completion of the Internship, students will receive a certificate of completion from the Canada-India Centre at Carleton University


The cost of this 2 weeks trip to Canada is included in the course fees and includes the following:

  • Accommodation with cooking facilities
  • Course Modules
  • Industry and Site visits
  • Airfare

However, the following costs are not included in the course fee and has to be borne by the students:

  • Visa fees
  • Food
  • Personal expenses
  • Health insurance/travel insurance


Admission to the program at ISME is highly competitive.
The Admission Office reviews applications on an individual basis looking at both quantitative and qualitative aspects of an applicant’s professional and academic background. An elaborate selection process is followed to ensure quality enrollment.
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PGDM (Bangalore University)
Candidates with 50% percent marks in aggregate in Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree of a recognized University are eligible for admission.

Preference will be given to candidates with work experience.

Every applicant seeking admission to ISME needs to fill the Application Form, attach the required documents (transcripts, extra-curricular certificates, predicted grades, letters of recommendation etc.) and submit the completed application to ISME’s Admission Office.

Students need to appear for an aptitude test for assessing their proficiency in English & Mathematics if required.

Shortlisted candidates are called for an interview with a panel of experts from ISME

Based on the review of the application & recommendation of the interview panel, the admission committee invites selected students for admission to the program.

Admitted candidates are sent the Admission Offer letter. The admission would be final only after the receipt of confirmation of Admission Acceptance from the candidate and payment of ISME admission fee.
ISME is committed to assisting students in finding the necessary financial resources for their education and will assist in providing the necessary information for obtaining a bank loan. ISME has institutional approval from banks like Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Credila. Students in the past have received loans from State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Canara Bank, Bank of India, Central Bank of India and many other nationalized banks.

International School of
Management Excellence,
Sy. No. 88, Chembanahalli, Near Dommasandra Circle, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore-562125
Ph: 880 612345


We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about the International School of Management Excellence.