In a nation where a significant majority of MBA students are typically in their early twenties, prestigious institutions such as MDI Gurgaon, and other top management institutes are experiencing a consistent influx of professionals enrolling for mid-career education. These seasoned executives aspire to expedite their career goal through this strategic educational pathway. A tough and radically-changing business and policy paradigm constantly demands professionals to reskill with more relevant knowledge and techniques. This is where MDI Executive Education are tailored to nurture responsible leadership for creating sustainable alternatives.Numerous leaders in the business realm have successfully followed the path of Executive MBA to accelerate their career trajectories. Mr. Parmeshwaran Aiyar (IAS, Former CEO of Niti Aayog, currently serving as India’s nominee as an Executive director in World Bank), is a notable alumnus of MDI PGDM-BM programme.Mr. K. K. Pathak (Additional Chief Secretary, Bihar) is another eminent MDI Batch-PPM 2008 alumnus. Mr. B. Ashok(Chairman & MD, Indian Oil Corporation), Mr. A.N. Nanda (Secretary, Department of Posts), Mr. S.K. Bose(ED-HR, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.) – all these distinguished professionals are MDI PGDM-BM star alumni. Mr. Devbrat Negi, 50, a commandant with the Border Security Force, MHA, pursued MDI’s PGP-PPM (2013 Batch) and shared his remarks as “This is extremely useful in the implementation and maintenance of programmes for better utilisation of public funds”.
Several real-life examples underscore how executive education for business or government, whether through international ivy league institutions or renowned Indian ones, has been instrumental in shaping the careers of influential Indian corporate leaders. As one of the prominent B-schools of India, more than five decades MDI Gurgaon has been cognizant of the onus of bestowing the best of leaders to India as well as globally. MDI-G’s Executive Education and framework is a strong testimony of our commitment towards life-long learning. MDI takes immense pride in setting up School of Public Policy and Governance and School of Management of Financial Institutions (SMFI). MDI is conducting successful Executive Post Graduate Programmes, i.e. Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Business Management (PGDM-BM), PGDM-Public Policy and Management, PGDM-Business Administration and PGDM Online Programme. If you’re a working executive, who has not been able to pursue Masters yet, this read will help you understand which course will be most suitable for your career acceleration. Let’s shed some light on the MDI-G’s prestigious executive education courses here:
1. MDI-G pioneered the full-time Executive Graduate Programme in Management in 1987 named Post Graduate Diploma in Management (National Management Programme) – PGDM (NMP). Later on, it was renamed as ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Business Management’ (PGDM-BM) and is specifically for professionals with a minimum work experience of 3 years. The 18-Month PGDM-BM programme is accredited by AMBA, the Association of MBAs (UK).Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, seminars, group discussions, business games, role plays, simulation exercises, structured and unstructured group work and field visits. One may choose Specialization in these Areas: Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Management, Operations Management, Strategy Management and Marketing. Some key USPs of PGDM-BM are:
Tailored to comprehensively address the concurrent demands of the business.
Wide alumni base worldwide includes people in the top management of Private Sector, MNCs, PSUs and Government Organisations.
Participants, on an average, have more than 7 years of work experience
Offers Dual Specialization (choice of one Major & one Minor)
2-Week International immersion programme in Term V with our international partner institutions
Placement assistance to all self-sponsored participants.
2. MDI-G’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management -Business Administration (PGDM-BA) is a highly relevant programme for working executives residing/ working in and around the National Capital Region (NCR) who have had no prior exposure to formal management education. This is a 24-month Post Graduate Programme is accredited by AMBA, the Association of MBAs (UK). This course has been designed considering the current business requirements and the high demand in the industry for the candidates having requisite techniques and managerial skills. It offers a one-of-its-kind opportunity to interact with eminent academicians, policy makers and industry leaders. One can opt from these Specializations: Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Management, Operations Management, Strategy Management and Marketing. Some key USPs of PGDM-BM are:
Targeted at working executives & entrepreneurs who may not have had an opportunity for prior management education
Equips managers for assuming higher responsibilities and enables them to perform more efficiently
A full credit course on Social Tech Entrepreneurial Practice, is designed for students who want to convert their idea into technology-enabled social enterprise as career opportunities
Offers unique opportunity for International Immersion
3. MDI-G’s yet another prominent course is Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Public Policy and Management (PGDM-PPM). Since 2006, the AICTE approved, DoPT supported PGDM-PPM at MDI has constantly bridged the diverse experiences with evidence and expertise for cognitive gain, behavioural change, and citizen-centricity. The program is expected to develop comprehensive competency by integrating understanding, realization, and value judgment by aligning government vision with citizens’ values. This is an 18-month programme, out of which 15 months will be at MDI Gurgaon, followed by three months for a Policy Paper, undertaken by the participants at the respective workplaces. With much pride, the institute finds this course’s Alumni of 250 senior officers representing 22 Ministries/Organizations & State Governments. The participants are set to gain holistic understanding through a blend of theory and practice on public policy & governance, law, project management, public finance, infrastructure and sustainable development, economics, and leadership and human resources management. Know some key USPs of this course:
Immerse yourselves in the journey of learning with multidisciplinary faculty, state-of-the-art library, and continuous learning environment
Designed for Policy formulation, implementation, analysis, evaluation, and assessment skills
Interaction with Policy Experts /Development Experts/Alumni & Theme-based Workshops/Round Tables
One-week Village Immersion for convergence of competencies
Targeted to audience of Middle and Senior Level Government Officers, sponsored by the DoPT, State Cadres and other participants with a minimum 5 years of experience in Central & State Government organizations and departments at Middle or Senior Management levels/Consultant firms/NGOs/CSOs/Public Policy Professionals & Aspirants
4. MDI-G has recently commenced a unique course: PGDM (Online), a two-year programme, approved by the AICTE, Government of India. It enables young working executives to earn a postgraduate management qualification from a leading business school. They can earn this prestigious qualification from anywhere in the world without taking a break from their career. This program is primarily designed for managers with work experience. The program significantly helps upskilling on analytical and integrative thinking, which is an important skill for the higher management levels. One can save the opportunity costs of having to do a residential programme and at the same time get to learn from a full-fledged PGDM programme at one of the top B-Schools like MDI Gurgaon.Here are some course’s USPs:
Similar rigour and relevance as offered by MDI-G’s PGDM programme, but in a curated and customized package specially designed for online delivery
Cutting edge curriculum, delivering an integrated, global perspective of management.
Close interactions with the faculty and doubt clearing sessions
Participants gain remote access to MDI Gurgaon Library
Pursue full-time careers along with premier education
Targeted to professionals with a minimum work experience of 2 years
Participants can opt for dual specializationsI
Post Covid-19, Climate Change along with the introduction of National Education Policy and Capacity Building initiatives by Government of India, MDI has envisioned its strategy to address the merging needs. This has changed the organizational capability and leadership abilities to address the concerns. It is evident from experiences that the executives with work experience, the ones with an exposure of nitty-gritties of corporate world, do have an edge to imbibe higher education in a more holistic and insightful manner. They owe this ability to their hands-on ‘learning-by-doing’ business experience at workplaces. One can derive that ‘Work-Play-Study’ is the new surging success mantra among Gen Z and millennial executives, rightly so. For the executive, who are stuck in a rut, or on a quest for a catalyst to successes–continuing education is one of the best ways to reinvest and realise the potential to unleash. Everyone understands that growth and attaining success is a gruelling journey only when inner growth of professional is stagnated. Therefore,the beginning starts with one step. A decision – a headstrong decision to work on your skills, to take fewer winks, to put in more hours, may be lesser getaways, and more burning of midnight oil – and with the dominoes of all the right steps, you will find yourself climbing up the corporate ladder, in a highly accelerated way. Are you ready to sign up? Because, MDI Gurgaon surely awaits you to be partner in your success story.