To fulfil the needs of working executives, managers and entrepreneurs, the Institute launched Executive Diploma Programmes in the year 1999. Since then, the Institute has been offering different diploma programmes every year keeping in view the need of the target audience. During the academic session of 2011-12, we propose to offer five programmes: (i) Executive Diploma in Marketing, (ii) Executive Diploma in Finance, (iii) Executive Diploma in Human Resource Management, (iv) Executive Diploma in International Business, and (v) Executive Diploma in Operations Management. Subject to a minimum 20 participants in a particular programme. The Programmes aim at upgrading the knowledge and skills of the working executives and provide them with better career progression in the relevant area. These programmes are conducted only on Sundays to provide an opportunity of formal learning to the working executives with a convenient time schedule for studies.
The Objectives :
The Executive Diploma Programmes focus on updating the candidates on the latest developments in their area of management, and prepare them for taking up higher-level challenges in the respective fields of Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, and Operations Management.
The major objectives of the programme are:
To impart knowledge on the latest concepts, tools and techniques as also best practices relevant to the different area of management.
To sharpen the decision-making skills of the participants.
To develop an appreciation of the relevant current global environment.
To provide insights into the emerging issues and challenges in the respective fields.
These programmes are conducted on Sundays to suit the needs of working executives, managers and entrepreneurs seeking an exposure to modern management concepts and practices.
Duration : 30 Sundays*
Number of Courses in a Programme : Nine
One Course : 1.5 Credit Hours i.e.
18 sessions of 60 minutes each
* Though the programme is conducted only on 30 Sundays, it is spread over ten months so as to provide the participants with a free Sunday after about every four Sundays. The programme requires regular attendance and punctuality in all classes. The participants under extraordinary circumstances may be permitted by the competent authority to obstain maximum of 20% classes in course.
Pedagogy and Learning Resources
The pedagogy consists of simulation exercises, case analyses, industry presentations, lectures, discussions, assignments, projects, etc. The classrooms are air-conditioned and are equipped with multimedia and audio-visual aids to facilitate the teaching-learning process.
The participants are encouraged to use the Library Resource Centre (LRC). Our centrally air-conditioned and fully computerized LRC has an impressive collection of business databases, corporate annual reports, 417 e-books collection, and CDs besides more than 22500 volumes. The library subscribes to many costly databases available in soft form; like, EBSCO’s Business Source Complete, a database comprising of 8800 international periodicals, ABI Inform: Global, Trade and Industry, Elsevier’s Science Direct: Business, Management & Accounting package, Emerald Full Text Database, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy’s Prowess database and Industry Analysis, Blackwell & OUP e-journals, ISI Emerging Market, Magindia.com, and Indiastats.com.
A three-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline recognized by the Nirma University as eligible for Post-Graduate studies and a minimum of two years work experience. Only post degree (graduation) work experience will be considered for deciding the work experience criterion for admission. Work experience will be counted from the date of issue of final year graduation mark sheet.
Candidates shall have to submit the completed (filled-in) application form latest by June 30, 2012. The candidates shall be offered admission based on their performance in the personal interview, scheduled on July 08, 2012, work experience and past academic achievements. The course shall commence from July 15, 2012.
Prospectus & Application Form :
Cost of prospectus and application form: Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only).
Each of the Executive Diploma Programmes has a course fee of Rs. 46,000/-, which includes cost of tuition, teaching materials, lunch and refreshments. Educational loans, if desired, could be arranged through banks. Fee is payable in two installments of Rs. 23,000/- each. First installment is payable at the time of registration and the second installment to be paid within 2 months from joining the programme.The payment should be made in the form of Cheque or DD drawn in favour of ‘Institute of Management, Nirma University’ payable at Ahmedabad.
Examination and Other Fees
Rs. 4,000/- to be paid as non-refundable examination fee at once at the time of registration.
Rs. 3000/- to be paid as Library deposit (Refundable) at the time of registration.
Rs. 1000/- to be paid as Caution Money (Refundable) at the time of registration.
Last Date for Form Submission July 4, 2012 (updated)
Date of Interview July 08, 2012
Commencement of Programme July 15, 2012
[Interested candidates are invited to attend an Introductory Seminar Scheduled at 7:00 pm on 15th June 2012, at Institute of Management, Nirma University]
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For further details, please contact :
Institute of Management,
Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota,
Ahmedabad 382 481, INDIA
+91 - 02717 - 241 900 to 04 Ext 605
+91 - 02717 - 241 916