The genesis of XLRI began when Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J in 1949 laid the corner stone of one of the most celebrated management institutions of India, XLRI. Along with Fr. Bill Tome and other Jesuits, Fr. Quinn with the vision of "Renewing the face of the earth", meticulously transformed the institution into a Brand which is now respected worldwide.
In the journey of transformation, XLRI didn't just follow others but opened new vistas of management education. For XLRI, catering to the needs of the people and nation is the most vital philosophy. The teaching methodology empowers students to think beyond the possible, providing the guidance and industry related learning, thereby enabling students to become the future leaders with a human touch.
XLRI offers a fifteen-month full-time residential management program PGDM (General Management), previously known as GMP. Incoming students having a minimum of five years of experience in varied fields like IT/ITeS, Energy/Power, Automobile, Manufacturing etc are crystallized into modern corporate warriors imbibed with a human touch. The course enables students to grasp the latest in management theory, broadens perspectives and launches them into new avenues of problem solving. XLRI's deep commitment to nation building is demonstrated year on year as the program nurtures socially responsible change agents transforming the business landscape of modern India.
This one of the flagship programs offered by XLRI and this program has received various prestigious accreditations including AMBA, AICTE etc. The superlative course structure combined with the substantial work-experience of the participants makes them highly sought after by the industry post-graduation.
This year the MBA program comprises of seven terms with duration of all terms ranges between 5 to 13 weeks depending on number of subjects in each term. Every term ends with an exam. The first 3 Terms are broadly focused on to build rudimentary management concepts across all disciplines. The 15 core courses offered during this time includes subjects from finance, economics, marketing, operations, strategy, business ethics and sustainable development. The remaining Terms of the program can be customized, allowing you to choose approximately 20 different electives that support your career and learning objectives. XLRI offers a rich and varied choice of electives for you to choose from - over 53 altogether
Imagine doctors, engineers, chartered accountants, bank managers, scientists, entrepreneurs, sailors and software professionals, all studying under one roof, sharing the unique perspective of today's dynamics and you'll get a fair idea of the enriching experience of attending the 15-months full time MBA Program - The PGDM (GM) program at XLRI School of Business and Human Relations, Jamshedpur.
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The General Management Program aims at augmenting the skill-sets and competencies of practicing managers. Exposing them to recent trends, tools and techniques in Management would not only provide them with extra skills sets but also help them reflect upon the previous experience of working in organizations. Though the program offers concentration in conventional subjects like Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Production Management and Strategic Management but the focus of program is to prepare current managers for the leadership roles. This 15 month, full time AICTE recognized course incorporates a 3-month field based training in a functional area.
The placement drive for PGDM (GM), XLRI's 15 months MBA programme, for the class graduating May 2019, was completed on a winning note. The batch comprised a total of 104 students, comprising of a healthy mix of core and service sector firms augmented by an active interest from start-ups gave rise to a dynamic placement process. While 14 students were on sabbatical, 90 students opted for placements. The mean work experience of the batch was pegged at 6.7 years which clearly indicated the industry trend of welcoming experienced professionals who were enhanced by management theory. The engagement process with the recruiting partners saw majority of previous recruiters extending recruitment year on year, along with new recruiters showing interest in our program.