Strategic decisions today, demand the leaders to consider the sweeping, long-term changes in politics, economics, technology, globalisation, demography, social attributes and talent management. Some "irrepressible trends" are likely to be relatively stable over the long-term while displaying short-term variation. Other "irrepressible trends" are dynamic and volatile, giving rise to accelerated and disruptive potential changes in every aspect of business and organisations across all the sectors. How do these trends emerge? How do they affect the short- and long-term goals and objectives to be set as an executive strategic leader?

To address these questions, XLRI feature a curriculum to promote thought leaders, who have bird's eye-based point of view and complement their opinions with the collective wisdom of the fellow participants to form robust, practical solutions for the future.

The PDGM (General Management) program comprises of seven terms with their duration ranging between 5 to 13 weeks based on the number of courses in each term. While every term ends with an exam, the first three terms are broadly focused on to build rudimentary management concepts across all disciplines. The 16 core courses offered during this time include subjects from finance, economics, marketing, operations, strategy, business ethics and sustainable development. The remaining four terms of the program can be customised, allowing one 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.

Core CoUrses

  • Management Accounting
  • Managerial Communication
  • Quantitative Techniques for Managerial Decisions
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managing Human Behaviour at Work
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development and Corporate Sustainability
  • Marketing Management
  • Managerial Ethics
  • MIS: Technical and Social Perspectives
  • Operations/Optimization Models for Managerial Decisions
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Creating Caliber

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Production, Operations & Decision Sciences
  • Strategic Management



Strategic Management

  • Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
  • Foundations of Management Consulting Practice
  • International Management
  • Managing Innovation
  • Managing Strategic Transformation
  • Resource Based Strategy
  • Managing Energy Businesses
  • Public Policy and Business Strategy

information systems

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Business Modelling Using Spreadsheets
  • IS Strategy
  • Social Mobile Analytics and Cloud – The Emerging Business Accelerator
  • Business Modelling through Systems Dynamics


  • HR Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Tools and Techniques for Executive Development
  • Compensation and Reward Management


  • 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


  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Business Analysis and Valuation
  • Capital Expenditure Planning and Control
  • Financial Considerations & GST for Marketing FCGM
  • Financial Modeling Using Excel
  • Financial Risk Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Investments
  • Mergers, Acquisition and Corporate Restructuring
  • Strategic Cost Management

organization behavior

  • Decision Making for Effective Leadership
  • Managing Competencies and Performance in Organisations
  • Thriving in Political Environment [With Integrity & Ethics]

Production & Operations Management

  • Demand Forecasting
  • Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Introducing Supply Chain Analytics
  • Operations Planning and Control
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Quality Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theory of Constraints for Operations


  • Strategies of Cooperation

general Management

  • Ethics of Business Turnaround Management (EBTM)
  • Communicating Critical Decisions

recruiters at a glance

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  • ADP
  • Axis
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  • Cog
  • Embibe
  • EpikinDifi
  • Genpact
  • IBM
  • Infosys
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • L&T Infotech
  • Merino
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  • Mphasis
  • Novatris
  • Public sapient
  • Schindler
  • Sutherland
  • TATA BSL Steel
  • TCS
  • Team Pumpkin
  • Tiger Analytics
  • Vikram Solar
  • virtusa
  • Sutherland
  • Syntel
  • Tata Hitachi
  • Tata Steel Processing and Distributions Limited
  • TCS
  • Team Pumpkin
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Vikram Solar
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