S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, a leading School of Management, was established in the heart of the country’s Financial Centre of Mumbai, in the year 1981, by the then British Prime Minister- Rt. Hons. Margaret Thatcher. Over the years, the Institute has grown to be recognized as one of the top ten Business Schools in India.
SPJIMR is a part of the Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan and functions as an autonomous Institute, with entrepreneurial dexterity. The Institute is built upon the mission of pedagogic innovations and pioneering Programmes, which has enabled it to stand out for its unique and distinctive path in Management Education.
The Institute caters numerous Management Programmes, ranging from Full-Residential Programmes, Family Managed Business Programmes, Executive Management Programmes, Social Sector Programmes, Entrepreneurship Programmes, to Global and Executive Education Programmes.
One remarkable Programme, amongst these diverse courses, is the Global Management Programme.
Global Management Programme (GMP)
Formerly known as PGCIM, SPJIMR’s GMP (Global Management Programme), is a sterling initiative, that connects the Institution to the best Global Business Schools and Universities. The Programme commenced in the year 2010, and has grown to be a substantial offering, that opens up opportunities for the candidates to study at SPJIMR, and continue the Programme at the Institute’s International Partner Schools which are FT Ranked Business Schools.
The Programme began with a partnership between the ESB Business School of Reutlingen University, Germany, and SPJIMR, after the receipt of an initial recognition, and funding from the European Commission. The Programme was initially designed to align with the Programme- MBA in International Management, offered by the ESB Business School.
Through GMP, SPJIMR has been successfully building up its approach to globalization, which is crucial to creating a Multinational Faculty and Alumni Base, along with developing partnerships with the noted Educational Institutes abroad.
The Partner Schools for the Programme include : Brandeis International Business School, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States; EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany; IESEG School of Management, Paris, Lille, France; Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Breukelen, near Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Smith School of Business, University of Maryland Washington College Park, US
The eligibility criteria for admission to SPJIMR GMP is:
• The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline, with a decent academic record.
• The candidate should acquire GMAT (550)/GRE (300 )/XAT (80%)/CAT (80%).
• The candidate must have a minimum of three years’ experience for Admission in EBS, IESEG, NBU, and the University of Maryland for the MBA Programmes. Brandeis, however, offers MBA in Business Analyst for aspirants with two years of work experience.
Freshers can apply for various MS programmes offered by the partner schools. MAief offered by Brandeis is FT ranked two and MS in Finance offered by Smith School of Business, is FT ranked four.
The selection of the candidates shall depend upon their profile, experience, and CAT/XAT/GMAT/GRE Score. The selected candidates shall then be called up for the Interview and Group Discussion, at the S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. The result of the Interview shall be released within 15 days of the Interview Process.
“Undoubtedly GMP is an exceptional opportunity to equip oneself with Industry-relevant business practices through the guidance of some of the most Industry wide experienced Faculty. What’s more, it allows you to be a part of a strong and growing alumni network. SPJIMR instilled in me an attitude to win. I also realized how important it is to be perseverant and focused to achieve your goals. The introspection exercises that were held in the scenic surroundings of Lonavala were an integral part of my learning too.” – Abhay Tondon, Startup Mentor, and Enthusiast| Sr. Program Manager @Target Accelerator(Alumnus)
The heart of SPJIMR’s success lies with a rich and lively student-teacher interaction. The Faculty members of the Institute bring the subject alive to the students, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider and a holistic perspective, that is integral in the contemporary Business Environment.
The Faculty members at SPJIMR, are drawn from the Industry, Academia, the Government, and the Non-Profit Sectors. Collectively, they bring a humongous range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to the students, while preparing them for striking leadership roles.
Faculty from each partner school comes to teach the batch and this gives the whole learning experience an international feel, and the students get the best of six schools.
The pedagogy at the Institute is enriched by a wide range of Non-Classroom Initiatives, through which the Faculty builds up the right attitude in the students, so as to enable them to lead with purpose, meaning and an idea to serve the society.
An International Curriculum, a rich Faculty base, and a diverse learning experience through the Programme, Simulations, Projects, Internships, and Placements at Global Destinations, make SPJIMR's GMP one of the best known global faces in India.
Today, the alumni of SPJIMR’s GMP, are working in esteemed organizations like The World Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Apple, TCS, IBM, Amazon EU, Airbus Helicopters, Decathlon, Rocket Internet, Daimler, etc. Some of them, behold positions like Chief Product Officer, Pricing Manager, Loyalty and Retention Manager, Finance Controller, Group Account Manager, etc.
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