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PGDM Business Design – Explore, Experience, and Build Expertise

Are you creative? Do you see yourself as an innovator? Do you wish to lead? If yes, then SOIL Institute of Management is the place for you to be.

School of Inspired Leadership was established in 2008. Leaders and spiritual thinkers from 32 leading companies supported by 25 NGOs co-created this unique management school. Build with a vision to breed leaders and not just managers; SOIL Institute of Management has built an academic ecosystem that nurtures character, competence, and enthusiasm.

The two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in Business Design is a humble step towards transforming management education. The focus is not only on curriculum and placements but creativity and problem-solving.

With a unique pedagogy, the 3Es that form the essence of PGDM Business Design are:

Explore
Experience
Expertise

Explore

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PGDM Business Design helps students discover the creative side of problem-solving.

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Every student is encouraged to learn, explore, and carve their learning path.

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The primary focus is on unlearning, learning, and relearning.

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Rendezvous with liberal arts education enables them to understand problems, philosophies, and procedures across humanities, arts, natural and social sciences.

Experience

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PGDM Business Design is about inculcating real-life experiences into practical reflections.

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Students get diverse backgrounds by working with non-profit, corporate, and public entities to solve real-world problems.

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Students are exposed to unique aspects of Indian and global cultures – social and professional.

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The focus is on five main aspects – leadership, design thinking, entrepreneurship, innovation, and global business & cultures.

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Students get to experience experiential immersions like -

  • Global Immersions – It is a two-week international study tour in the top business capitals of the world.
  • Himalayan Rural Outreach – A soul-searching trip to Sidhbari on the outskirts of Dharamsala to interact with local people and help understand their political, social, and economic challenges
  • Social Innovation Program (SIP) – Students are encouraged to take projects with local NGO organizations and contribute towards their growth and sustainability.
  • India Train Journey – It is a 10-day trip across India's business capitals where students can learn about the diverse business and cultural practices.
  • Innovation Festival – The last and final opportunity for students to showcase their learnings and understanding of the two-year MBA journey.

Expertise

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The PGDM Business Design curriculum focuses on building proficiency in core managerial areas, design thinking, and liberal arts.

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During the first year, students are introduced to the following:

  • Core - Operations & SCM, Corporate Finance, Org Behaviour, HRM for Modern Workforce, Managerial Communication, Problem-Solving, and Statistical Thinking
  • Design & Liberal Arts – Self Leadership, Psychology for Managers, Social and Cultural Anthropology.
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During the second-year students are encouraged to choose subjects that can help define their career trajectory and build expertise in their field of interest:

  • Electives – People Analytics, Behavioural Finance, Product and Service Design, Business Valuation.
  • Design & Liberal Arts – Industry Projects, Mock Design Workshops, Design Bootcamps, and Innovation Fair.

The learning journey of PGDM Business Design ensures that students unleash their creative potential and emerge as creators, problem-solvers, and out of the box thinkers. If this excites you, then click here to apply.