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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 aspiring business leaders, industry and the nation is an important guiding 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 (GM), 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.


Three days of introductory course, which lay the foundation for all courses to be, is taught during the 15 month full-time MBA. The objective of the pre-term is to normalize students coming from different backgrounds.

Term-wise break-up

Electives will be offered in Term V & Term VI

List of Electives Offered

General Management Economics
Communicating Critical Decisions Strategies of Cooperation
Strategic Management Information Systems
Balanced Scorecard Big Data Analytics
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Business Intelligence and Data Mining
Foundations of Management Consulting Practice Business Modelling Using Spreadsheets
International Management IS Strategy
Managing Innovation Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud - The Emerging Business Accelerator
Managing Strategic Transformation Business Modelling through Systems Dynamics
Resource Based Strategy  
Production, Operations & Decision Sciences Finance
Demand Forecasting Advanced Corporate Finance
Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning Business Analysis and Valuation
Introducing Supply Chain Analytics Capital Expenditure Planning and Control
Operations Planning and Control Financial Modelling Using Excel
Project Planning and Control Financial Risk Management
Quality Management International Financial Management
Supply Chain Management Investments
Theory of Constraints for Operations Mergers, Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring
  Strategic Cost Management
Human Resource Management Organization Behaviour
HR Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions Managing Competencies and Performance in Organisations
Performance Management and Appraisal Thriving in Political Environment [With Integrity & Ethics]
Tools and Techniques for Executive Development  
Compensation and Reward Management  
Balanced Scorecard  
Advertising and Integrated Brand Promotion Business-to-Business Marketing
Consumer Behaviour Competition and Globalization
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Experiential Workshop on Selling and Negotiating Tactics
Internet Marketing Managing Corporate Reputation
Marketing Analytics Marketing In Emerging Markets
Marketing Research Marketing Strategy and Implementation
Product and Brand Management Retail Management
Sales and Distribution Management Services Marketing Management

Leadership & Adventure

The essence of the adventure trip is to experience the thrill and power of team spirit. This fun trip deepens the belief in team power. Students experience a rush of adrenalin and the two and half days can be defined as fun and frolic. The trip tests a student's physical, mental, strategy building, resource/energy management and team building skills. This program helps one understand his/her limits and then go way past them. The philosophy of stretching beyond the limit is what XLRI preaches. XLRI's methodology of teaching, which is about reinventing oneself continuously, is put to practice in this trip.

Rural Exposure

The intent of this program is to train students to understand the problems of rural India and address them in a better way, it is mandatory for students to spend a few days in the rural parts of India.

Under the Village Exposure Program, students of the PGDM (GM) have to identify the problems of the people of a particular village and then suggest solutions. Students will then have to design business modules. The rural exposure Program will help the future managers to understand the needs of the local people and provide solutions to their problems.