The first year of the programme offers courses covering various disciplines exposing the students to different facets of business management. On completion of these core courses, the programme provides the option of choosing electives from a pool of specialized courses during the second year. The elective courses are designed to nurture future managers in the area of their interests, aligning them with their career goals and objectives. Students work on a Summer Internship assignment in an organization and also undertake ‘Make a Difference’ Team project as part of the curriculum.


Students enrolled in the PGPM are required to complete 96 credits made up of 51 credits in the 1st year and 45 in the 2nd year. The institute uses the concept of credit to define the weightage of a course in the curriculum. Courses are listed as one, two or three credit courses depending on the indicated workload for each course. The generally accepted thumb rule is that a three credit course involves about 100 hours of work, about 30% in the class room and the balance outside the class - in preparation and assignments. One and two credit courses would have a proportionately lesser workload.

Core Courses – Year 1 – Terms I, II & III

Term I Term II Term III
Financial  Accounting Corporate Finance Business Laws
Managing Organisations Macroeconomics Competition and Strategy 
Marketing  Management Managerial Communication * Indian Economy and Policy
Microeconomics Managing People and Performance in Organisations Management Accounting *
Quantitative Methods-I Quantitative Methods-II Information Systems and Analytics
Written Analysis and Communication * Research for Marketing Decisions Operations Management

* These courses are 2-credit courses. All other courses are 3-credit courses.

Summer Internship 

All PGPM students between the 1st and the 2nd year are required to work on a summer internship assignment in an organization for a period of 8 to 10 weeks. Interns are evaluated by organisations and a satisfactory rating on the evaluation is required in order to complete the requirements for the graduation.

Elective Courses – Year 2 – Terms IV, V & VI

A range of elective courses across areas are offered in the second year. The courses offered every year would depend on the interests of respective batches.The following are the elective courses that were offered for bidding by students in the recent academic years:

Economy & Public Policy

  • Business Ethics: An Introduction
  • Econometrics
  • Game Theory for Managers

Finance & Accounting

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Derivatives 
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Time Series Analysis
  • International Finance
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Management of Financial Services and Markets
  • Managing Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Project Analysis and Finance
  • Project Appraisal and Finance
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Valuation

General Management

  • Data Visualization For Managers
  • Designing and Configuring Business Models
  • International Business Practice 

Information Systems and Analytics

  • Business Analytics for Decision Making
  • Business Insights from Big Data: Managing transformation of Data to Insights
  • Data Mining for Business Decisions
  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • E-Commerce and Digital Markets: Economics Technology and Strategy
  • Information Technology Consulting
  • Managing Digital Transformations
  • Managing Software Projects


  • Brief Summary of Retail Management
  • Business to Business Marketing 
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Imperatives in International Marketing
  • Marketing Initiatives for International Marketing
  • Marketing to the Base of the Pyramid Consumers
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Promotion Strategy
  • Retail Management Concepts
  • Role and Impact of Digital and Social Media in Marketing Communication
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Semiotics for Marketing Effectiveness
  • Strategic Marketing in Action

Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

  • Human Resource Metrics and Analytics
  • Managing and Leading Organizational Change
  • Managing Difficult People at Work
  • Managing Global Workforce: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Manpower Planning Recruitment and Selection
  • Negotiation Essentials for Managerial Effectiveness
  • Performance Management

Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques

  • Behavioural Dynamics in Decision Making
  • Behavioural Dynamics in Service Settings
  • Business Forecasting
  • Decision Analysis for Managers
  • Operations Research Applications
  • Operations Strategy
  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Toolkit for Managers
  • Strategic Management of Services
  • Strategic Sourcing Management
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Supply Chain Management


  • Competing in Global Markets
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Governance
  • Creativity, Innovation and Strategic Thinking
  • Dynamics of Framing and Executing Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Foundations of Strategy Consulting
  • Industry and Competitor Analysis
  • Innovation and Strategic Renewal
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategies for Growth

International Week

As a part of the International week, reputed faculty members from universities abroad would visit IIM Tiruchirappalli and take courses to our PGP students. This would ensure that students who do not get an opportunity to go abroad on exchange due to lack of enough exchange slots or due to reasons of affordability could still get an international exposure in the form of attending courses offered by faculty members from universities abroad.   Professors from seven countries taught the following courses.

  • A Business Manager's Road Map to Identifying Strategic Information Technology,
  • Advanced Operations Management: Theory of constraints
  • Artificial Intelligence Advantage in Business
  • Business Processes and Analytics
  • Creating Value from Business Analytics
  • Customer Experience Planning and Execution
  • Dealing with Conflict and Difficult People at Work
  • Design Thinking for Business
  • Digital Mindfulness
  • Doing Business in USA
  • E-Business and Supply Chain Management
  • Ethics in Finance
  • Exchange Rate Growth and Crisis: India's Trilemma
  • Funds Management and Portfolio Selection
  • Global Sourcing of Services
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to e-Governance for Smart Cities
  • Machine Learning - Prospects, Possibilities, and Pitfalls,
  • Managing Global Supply Chains
  • Managing Innovations
  • Managing New Product Innovation
  • Quality Management
  • Stories to Caselets
  • Strategic Management of ICT Infrastructure
  • Strategic Talent Acquisition for gaining Competitive Advantage
  • Systems Thinking and Strategic Modeling
  • Three Key Topics in Managing People in Organizations: Leadership Organizational Culture, And Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Uncommon Leadership

Course of Independent Study

Students are given an option to take up a ‘Course of Independent Study’ (CIS) during Terms IV or V,under the supervision of faculty member. The objectives of CIS are as under:

  • Encouraging students to delve deeply and rigorously into any subject/theme/ live business case of their interest.
  • Provided an opportunity for the motivated students to develop the capacity to plan and manage own learning.

‘Make a Difference’ Project

IIM Tiruchirappalli 's vision is to produce socially responsible corporate managers and leaders who also contribute to the immediate community of which they and their organizations are a part of.  IIM Tiruchirappalli believes that organizational leaders should engage with societal issues that affect their community and offer their organizational and managerial expertise in tackling these complex problems. There is also a growing recognition among the leaders of corporate world that they need to look beyond the immediate boundaries of their companies. Business leaders as ‘custodians of society’s most powerful institutions are increasingly expected to ‘reconnect business success with social progress’. Make a difference’ (MAD) project is conceived in this context. As part of this project, all the students of PGPM would work in teams of five or six on an issue of social importance. They work on a specific theme such as education, health etc., or work on a project with an organization like NGO etc. All projects should necessarily involve on-the-field component and should be carried out under the guidance of a faculty member. The projects are evaluated by faculty mentor and external experts. A satisfactory rating in the team project is a mandatory requirement for the graduation.

CFA University Recognition

Our programme is the first IIM programme to be accepted into the CFA University Recognition Program. Programmess which cover at least 70% of the CFA curriculum (CBOK) are considered for the recognition. In addition, the institution also needs to demonstrate a commitment to ethics in their curriculum. As a result of this recognition, PGPM students of IIM Tiruchirappalli are entitled to three scholarships per academic year for the CFA Program. For further details on the University Recognition Program please visit here.