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PGDM (AICTE, NBA & AIU Accredited)


AICTE Approved, NBA Accredited, Equivalent to MBA by AIU

ISME’s “Post Graduate Diploma in Management” (PGDM) – is an AICTE approved and NBA Accredited two-year full time program.

Major Specializations:

Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Business Analytics, International Accounting (US CPA)

Minor Specializations:

Digital Marketing, FinTech, People Analytics, Information and Cyber Security

Additional Minor Specialization:

International Business Program, Singapore (Optional)

Optional International Courses:

Summer School, London School of Economics (LSE) UK

International by Credentials and Culture

  • Summer Program at London School of Economics (LSE), UK
  • International Business Program, Singapore (Optional)
  • Unique opportunity to learn through a global Business Strategy Game designed by a professor from the University of Alabama, USA

Faculty with International Exposure

All faculty at ISME bring with them a rich repertoire of international experience and exposure, either having studied abroad or having worked for various multinational companies.

Driven by Excellence

ISME is highly ranked by various organizations:

  • Ranked in the Top 5 B-schools of Bangalore by India Today 2023
  • Ranked 33rd Top B-School, All India ranking by India Today 2023
  • Ranked No.1 B Schools of Super Excellence CSR Ranking 2023
  • Ranked 2nd Best Performing College (2022) in East Bangalore by Bangalore University
  • Ranked as a Top B School for Academic Excellence, Bangalore Management Association 2022
  • Ranked All India 3rd Best Emerging Under Graduation Institute, TOI 2022
  • Ranked 34th All India by Times of India B School Ranking (2021)
  • Recipient of Best ROI since 2006

Corporate Centric Approach

Strong integration with the corporate world right through the duration of the program:

  • Industry conferences, panel discussions and guest lectures on industry relevant topics
  • Incorporating corporate inputs in the course curriculum design process
  • An immersive 8-10 weeks full-time summer internship program with various corporates and industries
  • Multiple on-campus and off-campus recruitment events with 100+ companies for placements

Industry Trajectory Program (ITP)

Get Employed by second year of ISME in companies and other top MNC’s

ISME has collaborative arrangements with top MNC’s for Industry Trajectory Program. The program enables students to undergo a four months’ internship followed by a job offer by December, six months before graduation.

The objective of the Industry Trajectory Program (ITP) is to prepare the selected students in their second year of the PGDM program for specific company and job requirements through customized coursework at ISME and 4 months of Industry Trajectory Program so that they are completely productive by the time they are on boarded full time.

Placement Centric Coursework

ISME has pioneered the concept of offering Placement Oriented Value Added Term (POVAT) that enables students to integrate their learning and be better prepared for opportunities in their corporate world.

To strengthen the integration with industry, students also have the option to specialize in industry minors like: IT, Automobile, Telecom, Banking, E-commerce, Digital, Logistics, Analytics and more.

Student Focused Campus Life

World class infrastructure

A state of the art modern Wi-Fi enabled on-campus residence for boys & girls. It features a State of the Art Auditorium, Open-air Amphitheatre, Cafeteria, Basketball court, Badminton court, Table Tennis table and other sporting facilities with round the clock security.

Life Beyond Academics

For the development of a holistic personality in a nurturing environment, we have various extra-curricular clubs such as Cultural Club, CSR Club, NSS Club, Sports Club (ISME. FIT), Literary & Communication Club and an Entrepreneurship Cell. Co-curricular Labs such as Academic Lab, Finance Lab, HR Lab, Marketing Lab and Analytics Lab.

The Two-year full-time PGDM course-curriculum is AICTE approved and NBA Accredited

First year consists of one week of Orientation course, three terms of eleven weeks each followed by ten weeks of summer internship. Second year also consist of three terms, eleven week each with Placement Oriented Value Added Term (POVAT) of four weeks. Dissertation and Industry training.

Specialization Courses

Major Specializations


International Finance

Indian Financial System & Financial Markets

Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

Investment Banking & Financial Services

Corporate Valuation & Strategic Finance

Financial Analytics

Derivatives & Alternative Investments

Applied Corporate Finance


Marketing & Sales Promotion

Supply Chain & Logistics Management

Consumer Behavior

Retail Management & E Commerce

B2B Marketing & Sustainable Marketing

Marketing Communication & Brand Management

Research Methods

Service & Product Marketing

Professional Selling

Human Resource Management

Managing Industrial Relation

Organizational Development & Change Management

Performance & Talent Management

Learning & Development

Compensation & Benefits

Organizational Behavior

Recruitment & Selection

Talent Acquisition

Knowledge Management

Business Analytics

Data Management and Reporting

Business Analytics and Visualization

Python for Business Analysts

Text Analytics

Foundation of Machine Learning

Advanced Machine Learning

Prescriptive Analytics

Data Driven Decision Making

International Accounting (US CPA)

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR)

Regulation (REG)

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC)

Auditing and Attestation


Minor Specializations

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing Analytics


Introduction to FinTech

Regtech and Financial Compliances

Information and Cyber Security

Information and Cyber security

Python, Power BI and Tableau

People Analytics

HR Analytics

Applying Psychology to Work

Value Added Courses

Six Sigma Green Belt – KPMG, Business Strategy Game – University of Alabama, Managerial Skills Development, Business and Analytical tools(Advanced Excel, R, Tableau ) , Business Law & Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Innovation Management, Logistics & Operations

* Courses offered are subject to modification, based on evolving placement opportunities.

  • Business Strategy Game
  • Creative leadership to Drive Change from Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore
  • Exceptional Customer Service from Management Development Institute, Singapore
  • POVAT (Placement Oriented Value- Added Term)
    1. Aptitude Training
    2. Resume Review
    3. GD/ Interview Training with experts- FAQs
    4. Management Games Review and Current Business Update
    5. Tech for HR
    6. Advanced Excel/Python
    7. Marketing Sales skills
    8. AI & ML Workshop Simulation Certification by Arthur Thompson, University of Alabama
    9. Power BI
    10. Design Thinking & Certification
    11. Cloud Computing
    12. High Impact Negotiation Skills Certification
    13. Campus to Corporate
    14. Leadership Training
    15. Psychological Well-being
    16. KPMG 6 Sigma Certification
    17. Corporate Finance Certification by KPMG

*Courses offered are subject to modification, based on evolving placement opportunities.

The Technical University of Applied Sciences WĂĽrzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS), Germany is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences with more than 9,300 students and about 200 professors,


THWS offers more than 40 Bachelors and Master’s degree program. The program’s cover technology, economics, social sciences, computer sciences, visual design and language.

A memorandum of understanding was signed during the visit of Dr. Rainer Wehner and Dr.Harald Bolsinger to ISME, Bengaluru on February 23, 2024.

The MoU opens doors to our postgraduate students of ISME to spend 3 months in the summer and be part of the THWS classes, which will be equivalent to the summer internship.

This association allows our students to get a Certificate based on the course taken and avail a complete waiver of Tuition fee (Food, accommodation and transport charges excluded). Top 4-5 students will be selected based on Merit.

Admission to the PGDM program at ISME is highly competitive. The Admissions team reviews applications on an individual basis looking at all aspects of an applicant’s professional and academic background. An elaborate selection process is followed to ensure quality enrolment


Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree from any recognized educational institution/university in any stream or equivalent with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks. Good performance in one of the Management Aptitude Tests. Work experience would be an important consideration for admission

Selection Process:

Stage 1: Complete Application Form (Online)
Every applicant seeking admission to ISME needs to complete the Application Form (

Stage 2: Personal Interview (Online / Face to face)

Stage 3: Admission Decision
Based on the review of the application, CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA/Other scores and the 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 form from the candidate and the payment of the registration fee. Registration fee once paid is non-refundable.

*Note – Applicant can apply only once.

Apply Online for PGDM