What is
PGP BM?

The Post Graduate Programme in Business Management is a uniquely designed 16-month flagship MBA equivalent programme that is led by real practitioners, driven by live projects and grounded in technology.

  • schedule Programme Length

    16 months
    intensive

  • dvr Programme Structure

    8 terms of
    6 weeks each

  • date_range Term Schedule

    5 courses in each
    of the 8 terms

  • assignment Concentrations to Study

    6 Core: 4,
    Area: 2

  • widgets Courses in each concentration

    4-5 Skill Based: 1-2,
    Case Recitals: 3-4

Who should apply?

Mid-career Professionals
family business
Entrepreneurs
Artists
Mid-career Professionals

Highly Individualized
Curriculum

Students are continuously engaged, not only with classes but also networking interactions, consulting projects, tours and tech bootcamps

July 1, 2020

Core Area

  • Management & Administration
    • Organizational Structures Creating Accountability
    • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing, Branding & Design
    • B2B Sales Techniques
    • Salesforce Management
  • Corporate Finance & Accounting
    • Macro & Managerial Economics
  • Supply Chain & Operations
    • Basic Supply Chain

Concentrations

  • One Elective Course
Business Tour:
Mundra Port
Tech Bootcamp:
eComm Implementation
August 17, 2020

Core Area

  • Corporate Finance & Accounting
    • Markets, Stocks and Trading
    • Modern Accounting
  • Supply Chain & Operations
    • Network of Logistics
    • How Daily Delivery is Made Possible?
  • Investment Banking, PE and VC
    • How a Bank Works?
  • Business Analytics & Statistics
    • Business Statistics

Concentrations

  • One Elective Course
Tech Bootcamp:
Internet Infrastructure
Consulting Client:
Facebook
September 30, 2020

Core Area

  • Marketing, Branding & Design
    • ATL and BTL Consumer Marketing
    • Leveraging Heuristics
  • Corporate Finance & Accounting
    • Raising Capital
    • Modern Investment Strategies
  • Investment Banking, PE and VC
    • Derivatives
    • Buying a company

Concentrations

  • Three Elective Course
Optional Internship/
Campus Exchange
Consulting Client: Unilever
November 16, 2020

Core Area

  • Supply Chain & Operations
    • How to build a Retail Network in 2 months?
  • Business Analytics & Statistics
    • How to Leverage Big Data in Business Decisions?
  • Management & Administration
    • Building and Managing Teams

Concentrations

  • Three Elective Course
Business Tour: Maruti Udyog
Consulting Client: Godrej
January 4, 2021

Core Area

  • Corporate Finance & Accounting
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investment Banking, PE and VC
    • International Marketing and Cross Border Investing
  • Supply Chain & Operations
    • Farm to Fork

Concentrations

  • Three Elective Course
Business Tour:
Mundra Port
Tech Bootcamp:
eComm Implementation
February 16, 2021

Core Area

  • Management & Administration
    • Future of Work
  • Marketing, Branding & Design
    • PR
  • Corporate Finance & Accounting
    • Fundamentals of Chartered Accountancy

Concentrations

  • Three Elective Course
Tech Bootcamp:
Internet Infrastructure
Consulting Client:
Facebook
March 31, 2021

Core Area

  • Investment Banking, PE and VC
    • Forex Markets
  • Supply Chain & Operations
    • How Retail markets Work?
  • Business Analytics & Statistics
    • Using Business Analytics Tools

Concentrations

  • Three Elective Course
Optional Internship/
Campus Exchange
Consulting Client: Unilever
May 17, 2021

Core Area

  • Management & Administration
    • Business Negotiations
  • Marketing, Branding & Design
    • Consumer Behavior
  • Corporate Finance & Accounting
    • Modern Investment Strategies

Concentrations

  • Three Elective Course
Business Tour: Maruti Udyog
Consulting Client: Godrej
Business Tour: Mundra Port
Tech Bootcamp:
eComm Implementation

Weekly Schedule

A usual week is quite busy for the students with new visitors, events and consulting engagements.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Core Class: Negotiations
Core Class: Negotiations
Technology Bootcamp: eCommerce Implementations
Business Tour: Adani Mundra Port
Concentration Class: Corporate Fin
Core Class: Building a Brand
Concentration Class: Corporate Fin
Core Class: Building a Brand
Area Class: How Ola Fundraised $1B?
Concentration Class: Derivatives & Financial Crisis
1-1
Office Hours
Concentration Class: Derivatives & Financial Crisis
Consulting Engagement: Facebook
1-1
Office Hours
StartUp School: Business Implementation
Center for New Business Model: Blockchain Research
Consulting Engagement: Facebook
Guest Faculty Session Dr. RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti
Leadership Lecture Dr. Ritesh Agarwal, CEO, OYO
Networking Dinner
Networking Dinner

Courses

The PGP BM is an extremely flexible program that can be highly customized to meet the needs of each student’s career aspirations.

  • 1. Understanding Organisational Behaviour

  • 2. Learning the Art of Business Negotiations

  • 3. Business Strategy for Managers

  • 4. Managing Your Message

  • 5. Influence of Politics, Government and Society on Business

  • 1. How Does the Economy Work

  • 2. Modern Financial Accounting

  • 3. Learning Fundamentals of Corporate Finance

  • 4. How Financial Markets & FinTech Works?

  • 5. How to Raise Capital

  • 1. Creating and Executing Marketing Plans

  • 2. How to Sell

  • 3. Understanding Consumer Behaviour

  • 4. How to Build a Successful Brand

  • 5. Integrated Marketing Communications

  • 1. Making Sense of Business Statistics

  • 2. Computer Programming Basics for Managers

  • 3. Leveraging Data Science for Business Decisions

  • 4. AI, ML, Blockchain in Business

  • 5. Essentials of Operations

  • 1. How a Bank Works

  • 2. Derivatives and Fixed Income

  • 3. Investing in Modern Startups

  • 4. Investment Management

  • 1. Market Research

  • 2. How to Acquire New Customers Online

  • 3. Building an Ecommerce Business

  • 4. Analytics in Marketing, Retail and Travel

  • 1. Managing Technology Ventures

  • 2. Sharing Economy and the Case of Uber

  • 3. Product Management in the New Economy

  • 4. Future of Work

  • 1. Inner Secrets of Hotstar and Other OTT Platforms

  • 2. How IPL Works

  • 3. How to Produce a Movie

  • 4. Media Management and PR

  • 1. Creating Value in Health

  • 2. Future of Online Education and EdTech Industry

  • 3. How Swiggy and Zomato Changed the Food Industry

  • 4. Learning from the Pharmaceutical and BioTech Sector

Classroom
Experience

Diverse study groups

You will initially join a study group of five to six students, selected to maximise diversity in terms of age, gender, nationality, experience, previous education and professional background.

During most of the core courses and the PLDP, your group will become the focal point for your work as you complete assignments and solve problems together.

Lively classroom exchange

In the classroom, Union’s professors aim to bring out the best in each of you, so that you learn from each other’s experiences as well as from their own cutting-edge research.

Their objective is to examine different perspectives in order to orchestrate a multi-faceted debate and challenge everyone’s assumptions.

Multiple teaching methods

There is no single preferred teaching method at the Union. Our faculty is free to choose the method they believe fits best with the content of the session.

You will, therefore, experience a wide variety of teaching styles and techniques, including case studies, computer simulations, role-plays, project work and study tours.

What matters to Union is not the method chosen but the result: the effectiveness of your learning experience.

Industry
Immersive

1. Consulting Project-Based Courses

Students take up consulting projects around corporate transformations for real clients, to supplement their curriculum.

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2. Technology Bootcamp Courses

Today, technology is central to business and, hence, students undergo hands-on bootcamp-style tech courses.

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    Learning the basics of blockchain technology.

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    Learning what is a cryptocurrency and how blockchain is used to form cryptocurrency.

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    Foundation class on applications of blockchain to form a new type of currency.

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    Working through a detailed case-study and solving a real Natural Language Processing (NLP) problem using deep learning and other techniques.

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    Working through a detailed case-study and solving a real NLP problem using deep learning and other techniques.

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  • krypcs
  • cyware
  • Grant Thornton
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    Build up your WooCommerce/WordPress/Shopify storefront.
    Learn how to use Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools.

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    Learn how to generate multiple traffic sources and grow an audience.
    Find your niche and target markets.
    Explore maximizing ROI through smart re-marketing.

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    Walk through a successful sales funnel.
    Learn how to handle logistics.

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    Work on a business problem for an e-commerce company.

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  • Nykaa
  • Shopclues
  • Walmart
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    Get introduced to the tools and libraries used in the worlds of data science and engineering.

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    Use frequentist statistical inference and hypothesis testing to draw insights from data.

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    Foundation class in Deep Learning and building real-world applications.

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    Working through a detailed case-study and solving a real NLP problem using Deep Learning and other techniques.

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    Applying learnings from this course by developing a realistic, large-scale, deployed AI system.

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  • Amazon
  • Flipkart
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • inmobi
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    Wireshark.
    Router and switch configuration.

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    Windows and Linux administration techniques.
    Windows and Linux hardening.
    Web technology architecture and security.

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    Secure network design and architecture.
    Risk management.
    Cryptography.
    Vulnerability assessment.
    Identity and access management.

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    Industry-sponsored.

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    Working on a cybersecurity project for an IT company.

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  • cisco
  • AVG
  • Valency Networks
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    What is SaaS, why SaaS, why SaaS now – definition and trends.
    SaaS revenue models and financials.
    Top 10 things to do and avoid for SaaS companies when it comes to security and privacy.

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    Introduction to Lean Startup.
    Discovering how SaaS offerings work and for whom.
    Building scalable channels and customer relationships.

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    Building blocks of a SaaS application (IaaS, PaaS, public/private cloud).
    Legacy software in the cloud.
    SaaS engineering processes: introduction to devOps.

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    Working on a business problem for a SaaS company.

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  • infoedge
  • Directi
  • freshworks
  • chargebee
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

    Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

  • E-COMMERCE IMPLEMENTATIONS

    E-COMMERCE IMPLEMENTATIONS

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence

  • Cybersecurity Bootcamp

    Internet infrastructure

3. Corporate Field Courses

Each quarter, fellows travel to a notable business sites that provides exposure to prolific business opportunities.

Career Development
Journey

Over the eight terms of the programme, The Union will organise a series of activities including: workshops, trainings, panel discussions, group and one-on-one counselling sessions and will work on creating personalised career progression plan for each student.

Tentative Schedule on Career Development

Before The Start Of Program

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During Program

  • CV Building Webinar
  • Sessions on Relationship building online session
  • Self Assessment workshop Workshop
  • Choosing the right career path Webinar
  • Improving the Pitch Session
  • Proving Value Session
  • Exploring different sectors and pathways Workshop
  • Employer engagement sessions On-campus session
  • Exploring opportunities and career connections Training
  • Developing your career plan - I Workshop
  • Engaging with connections Workshop
  • Finding the right fit Training
  • Employer engagement sessions On-campus session
  • Developing your career plan Workshop
  • Validate your career plan One-to-one Session
  • Career coaching sessions One-to-one Session
  • Leadership talks Session
  • Validate your career plan contd. One-to-one Session
  • Career coaching sessions contd. One-to-one Session
  • Formal recruitment activities Recruitment
  • Off- campus recruitment activities Recruitment
  • Formal recruitment activities Recruitment
  • Off- campus recruitment activities Recruitment

Startup School

The Incubator at the Masters’ Union is uniquely designed to facilitate new ventures from ideation all the way to fundraising. Initiatives & resources include:

  • Agency Network

    Agency
    Network

  • Legal & Accounts Clinic

    Legal &
    Accounts Clinic

  • Fundraising Clinic

    Fundraising
    Clinic

  • EIR Mentoring

    EIR
    Mentoring

Psychological Counselling for Self Development

Focus on personal growth and holistic development in a group and as an individual.

Career Upliftment
Centre

Talent Development Team

Union’s Career Upliftment Centre consists of career professionals, located all across India as well as Singapore and Middle East. Throughout the year, this dedicated team will organise around 30 career development workshops, welcome over 150 on-campus recruiters and will support almost over 1200 on-campus interviews. The team is structured under following areas:

Career Guidance

Career Guidance

  • Personal coach to formulate career plan.
  • Building relationships with employers.
Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews

  • Mock interview sessions to practice their interview skills.
  • Salary Negotiations workshops.
Career Upliftment workshops

Career Upliftment workshops

  • Career Vision.
  • LinkedIn Profile Review.
  • Career Design.
  • The 2-Hour Job Search through to Sector Briefings.
  • Interview Essentials.

Discovery

Discovery team is responsible for making the profiles of students discoverable to current and prospective recruiters. They’ll be marketing you to employers in the sectors and geographies where you want to work

Employer Engagement

Employer Engagement

  • Working closely with recruiters, they share student profiles and recruitment trends providing advice on how to best engage our students and bring them more career opportunities.
  • Organising various Employer engagement activities and business competitions.
Dedicated Projects and Job search Platform

Dedicated Projects and Job search Platform

  • Dedicated live projects portal TakeUp with more than 1500 live project opportunities.
  • Working with job search platforms to get the best opportunities for students.
Publishing CVs to global directory

Publishing CVs to global directory

  • Career Upliftment Centre publishes the CV of all participants available for employment.
  • The e-Book is available, free of charge, in a global directory and is a key tool for both current and prospective recruiters.

Connecting

Connecting the students with the right opportunities through on-campus recruitment initiatives, job boards, and CV search as well as off-campus events.

On-Campus Recruitment

On-Campus Recruitment

  • The Career upliftment team welcomes more than 150 companies on campus each year and sets up more than 1200 interviews in our dedicated interview center.
Evening sessions with executives

Evening sessions with executives

  • A great platform for students and recruiters to connect across a myriad of topics from culture to opportunities.
Field Tours

Field Tours

  • Career development team will organise field tours to different regions to meet with selected companies in person.
  • Field tours are sector specific (eg. investment banking, media, high-tech, oil and gas, luxury and healthcare) and it is the student’s prerogative to choose from among them.

Partner
Companies

  • adani
  • ibm
  • volvo
  • reliance
  • softbank
  • accenture
  • sap
  • bajaj
  • pwc
  • adani
  • Amazon
  • volvo
  • reliance
  • softbank
  • accenture
  • sap
  • bajaj
  • pwc
  • adani
  • ibm
  • volvo
  • reliance
  • softbank
  • accenture
  • sap
  • bajaj

Networking

Fellows stay on as union members with access to coworking space, leadership lectures, daily dinners and benefits.

Union with the help of various student clubs, organizes theme-based networking dinners to expose students to leaders and veterans from various walks of life.

As a student, you have access to any Master during their office hours. You can discuss ideas, evaluate proposals and get feedback on your tasks.

Each fellow is a verified business owner, intellectual or artist and is duty bound to support each other throughout their lives.

Busy, Happening & Flexible

A usual week is quite busy for the students with new visitors, events and consulting engagements.

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Core Class: Negotiations
Core Class: Negotiations
Technology Bootcamp: eCommerce Implementations
Business Tour: Adani Mundra Port
Adv Class: Corporate Fin
Core Class: Building a Brand
Adv Class: Corporate Fin
Core Class: Building a Brand
Area Class: How Ola Fundraised $1B?
Adv Class: Derivatives & Financial Crisis
1-1
Office Hours
Adv Class: Derivatives & Financial Crisis
Consulting Engagement: Facebook
1-1
Office Hours
StartUp School: Business Implementation
Center for New Business Model: Blockchain Research
Consulting Engagement: Facebook
Guest Faculty Session Dr. RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti
Leadership Lecture Dr. Ritesh Agarwal, CEO, OYO
Networking Dinner
Networking Dinner

Frequently Asked
Questions

There is no typical day as the schedule will change every day throughout the year. Typically there are 2 to 3 classes a day of 120 minutes each, Monday to Thursday. Students also have assignments and group projects, career counselling sessions and extra-curriculum activities on Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Masters' Union gives you a chance to construct a tailor-made MBA programme that fits your personal and career goals. You are free to pursue a generalist path towards management or specialise in a particular industry concerntration. However, regardless of the path you decide to take during your elective period, everybody graduates with the same general MBA degree diploma

Final course grades for most classes will be determined by a mix of class participation, projects and exams. For exams, Masters' Union grades on a Standard Normal Curve, also called a Z-Curve, with a mean of 3.0. There are no forced-to-fails. To graduate, participants must maintain a mean grade of 2.1 in core courses and electives.

No. Masters' Union adheres to a strict non-disclosure policy. Your grades will never be shared with recruiters, classmates, or anyone outside of the UNION'S community. During on-campus interviews, recruiters are not permitted to ask about your grades, and you are not permitted to volunteer them. This policy allows you the freedom to challenge yourself and enhance the breadth of your knowledge by taking electives in unfamiliar subject areas without worrying that your grades will influence your job prospects

Setting priorities and making choices about learning, socialising and personal time from the very beginning of the programme will make you an expert at decision making, which is one of the most valued qualities in a business leader.

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