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XLRI to offer general management executive course in Mumbai now
Lipi Agrawal | New Delhi | Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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Registrations for the weekend classes—to be held at XIMR, St. Xavier’s College Campus, Mumbai—are open till August 31

Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur has joined hands with the Xavier Institute of Management and Research [XIMR], Mumbai to offer Postgraduate Certificate in General Management (PGCGM) for working executives. A postgraduate certificate in general management will be awarded on successful completion of the course, by XLRI at the Annual Graduation Ceremony held at XLRI Campus in Jamshedpur.

The programme will commence in October, 2017 with an induction at XLRI, Jamshedpur while the rest of the classes will be held during the weekends at XIMR, St. Xavier’s College Campus in Mumbai.

An Open House meeting is also being organised— at XIMR, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, on July 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.—with the aim of providing an opportunity to the participants to interact with XLRI faculty, to learn more about the XLRI-PGCGM Programme.

The programme aims to provide an opportunity to the participants to earn a professional qualification in general management while working, and to develop a general manager's perspective of business. It will help equip participants with appropriate tools and techniques to take effective and considered business decisions and develop scientific thinking through extensive use of cases and other pedagogy. The programme will include core courses in key functional areas —marketing, finance, human resources, and operations— besides general management courses.

Talking of the new programme, Prof. Prantik Ray, the programme coordinator at XLRI Jamshedpur said, “Overseen by efficient and experienced faculty of both XLRI and XIMR, this proposed programme has been designed keeping in mind the working executives in Mumbai, Pune and other cities of Maharashtra. The course will allow executives to pursue a rigorous schedule that helps them leverage classroom learning to enhance their professional roles. Participants will develop a holistic general management and business leadership perspective.”

Registration for the PGCGM Programme 2017–18 is open from July 1 till August 31. The programme is for 11 months comprising 15 compulsory courses and a dissertation spread over four terms.

The fee for the programme will be rupees four lakhs + tax per candidate. This will include tuition fees and other infrastructure necessities, as required for an effective academic programme.

Working executives with minimum two years of experience, as well as entrepreneurs owning their own business for the past two years, having completed graduation from a recognised university in any discipline are eligible to apply for the course. Participants will be selected based on interviews, which will be jointly conducted by the faculty of XLRI and XIMR.

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