Whether you have a background in liberal arts, engineering, science or commerce, the School of Business Design will help you discover your creative confidence, make you a problem solver par excellence and a manager who leads with the design while being armed with the core skills that any top management program offers.​


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) will blend Design Thinking and Liberal Arts with Management in a unique experiential curriculum that will provide a rich portfolio of exposure and skills spanning traditional as well as emerging areas of business management. The innovative programme curriculum helps students to:

  • Become creative and discover their creative potential.

  • Developing young leaders with  holistic thinking to become aware of the true needs of multiple stakeholders.

  • Care for their requirements, source creativity and inspiration from deep within to develop products and solutions

  • Dare to transcend their limitations and fears and work synergistically with others to manifest sustainable innovation

  • Become inspired leaders to achieve results beyond expectations and transform organizations

  • Understand the social, economic, political, technological and ecological environment of modern society

Curriculum Learning Journey​




Program Learning Goals

1) Discover creative potential

  • To identify, analyze problems and innovatively think of new ways to solve problems.

  • To develop out of the box thinking

2) Critical Thinking & Holistic Understanding:

  • To understand the logical connections between ideas, identify, construct and evaluate arguments, detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning and solve problems systematically.

  • To understand people and systems in their natural context devoid of biases.

3) Analytical Reasoning

  • To critically analyze business information using analytical techniques, models, or frameworks in order to integrate different aspects of business.

  • To identify patterns and deliver solutions, evaluate and implement them.

4) Communication & Team Building

  • To develop a strong focus on business writing, active listening, and communicating your ideas effectively to stakeholders.

  • To develop good relationship between the employer and the staff to increase productivity and the organization's bottom line

5) Functional Competency

  • To demonstrate functional & technical competency in the areas of management, to observe, empathize, ideate solutions for problems. 

Term wise Courses

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Beyond the classroom

Term 1 Course & Description

Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting

The introductory sessions will enlighten and invoke the idea of using accounting not mere as a Dataentry tool but purely as abstract and subjective information-system (work of Joel Demski in relation to information economics will be of relevance) and further the role of accountant in the light of “Interpretative anthropology” will be discussed
For better understanding students will be enrolled in cases, role plays, simulations, “experience-near and experience-distance thinking circles” etc
Prof Neetika Batra Dean, SOIL HOD, Finance Department

Introduction to Marketing Management

This is a foundation course for all Management students and would enable better understanding of all other fields of management, be it Finance, Human Resource, Operations or Supply Chain.
The students will learn about creating ‘value propositions’ for customers, individual or institutional, and harvesting the same by offering it to them for consumption. The course starts with evolution of marketing, the concepts of need-want-demand-desire, the various steps in the marketing process, Porter’s 5 Forces & Porter’s Value Chain, Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning (STP), followed by the detailed 4Ps/4As/4Cs/4Os concepts.

Organizational Behavior

Organisational Behaviour (OB) is the study of what people think, feel, and do in an around organizations. OB scholars systematically study individual, team, and structural characteristics that influence behaviour in the organizations. The Organisational Behaviour (OB) courses lay the foundation for the understanding of human behaviour in groups and organisations, providing students with a comprehensive exposure to organisational behaviour theories, research and workplace issues illustrated with case studies and examples primarily within an Indian context.

Problem Solving and Statistical Thinking

In-depth study of statistical reasoning. Emphasis on application rather than in-depth coverage of traditional statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, probability distribution, estimation, single sample and two sample hypothesis tests for means and proportions, Chi-square testing and Correlation-Regression

Economic Philosophy and its Implications

The focus will remain on delivering economics inputs constituting elements of microeconomics and macroeconomics. This include demand and supply function, the resource allocation decisions, market equilibrium and its rationale, mathematical orientation of the economics with time-series econometrics, heterodox economists and their views, macroeconomics basics concept of GDP, BOP, Inflation and other fundamentals. The Kautilya economic principles and its relevance. Finally, an orientation towards international economics include aspects of various risks including country risks, exchange rate risks surrounding international businesses.

Managerial Communication

This course presents the learners with precise techniques and tools to influence others in the business context. It allows them the space to explore their own styles and how they would like to make the most of these personal styles. It shares frameworks to understand the audience, prepare content, manage social anxiety and be fully present in all situations. These skills can be utilized in any sphere during or after business school. The course is highly interactive and participant centric.

Sourcing Inspiration - The Key to Self Leadership

i) Gain understanding of the “Panch Kosha” model and the six layers of “self” as expounded in Indian wisdom m traditions.
ii) Have conceptual clarity about how to lead one’s body, mind and intellect and be led by “consciousness”.
iii) Learn to use their 5 senses to enhance their “perceptual intelligence” of listening, observation, touch, taste and smell.
iv) Develop a plan for “wellness” and physical well- being.

Fundamentals of Design thinking

This course will introduce the methods and demonstrate the immense value of Design Thinking to business in product and service strategy, customer acquisition, engagement and retention, employee engagement, and business planning as a whole. Design Thinking is a repeatable discipline of problem solving for human impact which includes not just the shaping of physical artefacts but also the ways people interact with products, systems, services, organizations, and even each other. It is an iterative problem solving process consisting of observation, discovery, immersion, clarification, ideation, and continuous experimentation for validation and refinement

Human Psychology

This course addresses the main concepts, domains, approaches and theories of psychology and traces the contribution of contemporary research in these areas. It will not only provide an overview of significant psychological perspectives but will also highlight the close linkages of psychological understanding to the business context. It will also attempt to build on this foundation in order to develop an in-depth understanding of psychological concepts and variables and how they influence work related behavior. The course will also delineate the impact of psychological processes and causes on human resource management practices at the local, national and global level. Throughout the course there will be an attempt to develop an appreciation for key contributors and challenges facing Human Resource Management in India and outside.