All about PGDM (One Semester International) Course

PGDM (One Semester International) Course

Last updated: 14 Oct 2021

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What is a PGDM Course?

Different organisations in different countries in this world follow different management practices in their organisations when it comes to daily businesses. Although the basic principles of management will never change, the approach might be different. The approaches are fine -tuned according to the current economic situation and ongoing financial conditions of that nation. Some countries may be aggressive in their approach while some of them may follow a wait and watch approach. The PGDM global is one such course that enables the students to get exposed to these different management principles that are followed across various countries and business establishments located across the globe.

The course aims to impart a vast knowledge of different international management practices to the students and prepares them to become competent and work in different international environments.

Few lines about PGDM Course

PGDM Global is a 2-years postgraduate course that is divided into 4-semesters. The course is structured in a manner to provide competence and specialisation in terms of skills and knowledge to the students in the field of international business and management. The course imparts the knowledge of international management practices on the students and prepares them to handle the challenges in the real-time scenarios. The students of this course will have to complete their final one semester in international universities or international colleges.

The course is carefully structured such that a postgraduate level student will be able to grasp the basic nuances of global business standards, along with the theories and basic principles associated with it. The course gives a detailed information about how the international environments and markets work and how transactions are carried out in the international markets in a professional way.

Eligibility for PGDM Course

The students interested to join PGDM course are required to possess the following eligibility criteria.

  • The candidate should have passed Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate (or equivalent) from a recognized University 
  • Qualification in any of the competitive management entrance examinations CAT/MAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT/SNAP/NMAT/PGCET/KMAT is mandatory
  • The students having more than one year of work experience is an added advantage

Admission Procedures

The students can take admission to PGDM by two modes. The first one is merit-based admission and second one is direct admission.

Merit Based Admission

The students interested in merit-based admission for PGDM courses are required to appear for entrance exams conducted at national and international levels. The students have to appear and qualify these entrance exams in order to get merit admission to the PGDM course.

Name of Exam Conducting Authority Month
CAT Indian Institutes of Management November
SNAP Symbiosis Institute of Management December
PGCET Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) July
ATMA Association of Indian Management Schools May
NMAT Graduate Management Admission Council October
MAT All India Management Association June
XAT Xavier School of Management December

Direct Admission  

The students have another option of getting admission to PGDM course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges and deemed or private universities under management quota. The direct admission students enjoy many special privileges like that they are not required to apply for any entrance exam for getting admissions. They have an option to choose their desired colleges and universities and book their seats in advance even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details.

Course Curriculum

The students of PGDM will be studying the following subjects during their course duration.

Sl No Subjects of Study


Managerial Economics


Indian Ethos and Ethics


Business Communication


Financial reporting, Statements and Analysis


Organisational Behaviour


Computer Application for Business


Management Process, Organisations Design


Business Statistics and Analytics for decision-making


Corporate Finance


Marketing Management


Human Resource Management


Operations Research


Research Methodology


Operations & Supply Chain


Business Environment


Managerial Skills and Effectiveness


Corporate Strategy




Security Analysis and Portfolio Management


Financial Derivatives & Risk Management


Financial Econometrics/ Project Appraisal & Financing/Behavioural Finance & Wealth Management


Human Resource Planning & Development


International HRM


Compensation & Performance Management


Consumer Behaviour & Product Management


Integrated Marketing


Digital & Social Media Marketing/International Marketing


Supply Chain & Logistics Management


Operations Research Applications


Sourcing Management


Management of Manufacturing Systems


Predictive Analytics




Healthcare & Social Policy


Healthcare Economics & Finance


International Tourism


Eco Tourism & Event Management


Corporate Banking & Retail Banking


Law & Practice of Insurance


Software Engineering Management


Data Management Techniques


Small Business Marketing


Financing of Small Business

Career & Scope

There is a huge demand for PGDM students across the globe. They are largely hired in top MNCs of the world. There are ample job opportunities available for them in different countries.

Salary & Emoluments

The fresh PGDM students will be earning around 15 lakhs to 25 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 25 lakhs to 50 lakhs per annum. Generally, they are paid in Dollars/Euros/Pounds.

Top Organisations hiring PGDM students

Some of the top organisations hiring PGDM students are:

  • IBM
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Fidelity Solutions
  • HP
  • Wipro
  • Capgemini
  • Cognizant
  • TCS
  • Microsoft
  • Google

Placement Opportunities

Some of the job roles available are:

International Marketing Manager: This is one of the most lucrative job roles students can get after completing a PGDM in an international destination. International marketing managers are accountable for increasing their organisation’s share and profits in the global markets. They must have an idea of global trends and standards so they can assist in developing products according to these standards and trends. They also play a key role in formulating competitive pricing strategies. Graduates should opt for this role if they are competitive, critical thinkers, creative and decisive. Being able to speak multiple languages would be an additional benefit. 

International Financial Manager: International financial managers manage the financial aspect of an organisation or individual at the global markets. In an organisation, they handle the accounts, transactions, payroll and taxation. Some of the responsibilities of an international financial manager include organising and maintaining the firm’s accounting system, evaluating the firm’s financial decisions and ensuring the firm’s financial practices are in accordance with the statutory rules and regulations.

International Economist: The International economists may be employed by corporate firms, research think tanks and international organisations like the United Nations (UN), World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). The responsibilities of an international economist usually include analysing and forecasting trends in international markets, conducting surveys and collecting information to examine international data, as well as developing policies and providing suggestions to solve global economic issues.

International Business Development Manager: This post is a combination of sales and marketing. This role involves the growing of a business and developing and maintaining relationships with clients and customers. International business development managers also have to improve profitability through strategic organisation and planning. The international business development directors or managers usually focus on two types of business models: business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C). Responsibilities of an international business development manager include identifying new business opportunities worldwide and attending relevant seminars/conferences to understand new concepts in order to implement them in the organisation.

International Trade & Customs Manager: An international trade and customs manager takes care of customs compliance, supply chain management and global logistics. These managers must have a Master in International Business and certification from the International Import Export Institute (IIEI). These managers are responsible for several tasks, such as analysing existing trade flows worldwide, handling queries with regards to internal and external audits and reading up on foreign trade agreements (FTAs) to ensure compliance with the statutory rules and regulations of various countries.

International Management Analyst: The International management analysts are better known as management consultants. Their main responsibility is to enhance company performance by solving organisational issues. These consultants help organisations to solve problems related to international markets. The International management analysts or consultants have several responsibilities including analysis and study of organisational data, suggesting new policies and changes across the organisation to increase efficiency and evaluating new prospects such as expansion programmes or operations strategy.

International Marketing Manager: This role is meant for creatives who are capable of developing a comprehensive business strategy. These managers work in tandem with art directors, public relations managers, product team and business development managers to create appealing marketing campaigns, whether traditional or digital. An international marketing manager job description includes planning, marketing campaigns worldwide based on region, demographics, gender, income and social behaviour, as well as overseeing content development for digital marketing and advertising campaigns.

Final Words

The PGDM students are readily hired in top management positions in various top MNCs of the world. The skilled PGDM professionals are well-paid and can expect excellent career growth in the field. The students with a passion towards international markets can join this course.

At Galaxy Education, we help you through the process of finding and applying to the right Colleges in Bangalore. Contact us in below details to get more information on admission procedure and how to secure your seat:

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