Programs

Thiagarajar School of Management offers “Post Graduate Diploma in Management” (PGDM) and “Master of Business Administration” (MBA). Though both the programs are offered with high value additions, TSM positions PGDM as a flagship program with a high offering in; pedagogy, electives, and placement perspective. Please visit the program individual pages for insight about the programs.

PGDM

The Post Graduate Diploma
in Management (PGDM) Programme

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is TSM’s FLAGSHIP Management Programme. It has been benchmarked against the top three IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta) and XLRI Jamshedpur and as such, in terms of design and inputs, is comparable to the best management programmes in the country.

Students graduating from TSM’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Programme will be awarded and AICTE recognized Diploma, which will be globally accepted by industry and academia.

PGDM- The Key differences with MBA

Business Analytics is given superior importance

Twenty Five more Credit Points in total

Three more electives can be chosen as Non-Credit Courses

Three-day Workshop in Capstone Strategy Simulation

Three-day Outbound Training Programme

Three months Summer Internship programme

Specialized Coaching in Aptitudes and Soft Skills

Specialized Coaching in Aptitudes and Soft Skills

Programme Details

The first year seeks to build the foundation through a rigorous set of core courses on all major functions such as Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human Resources Management and disciplines such as Economics and Organisational Behaviour. A broad perspective of the industrial environment is presented and a sound foundation is laid for advanced and more specialized learning in the second year. The scheduling of various courses through the 3 trimesters is done balancing academic logic and the learning difficulties from the student perspective.

At the end of the first year, students are required to undergo internship of 10 – 12 weeks duration in an organization working on a project relating to any functional area. The objective is to help students gain insights into the actual working of an organization, its structure, systems and processes and apply some of the tools and techniques learned in solving real world problems in an organisational setting.

TSM endeavours to offer a bouquet of electives currently permitting specialisation in the areas of Finance, Marketing, Operations and Human Resources Management. The elective courses focus on applications of tools and techniques in a variety of managerial situations and seek to offer sharper insights and broader perspectives in the areas of specialisation. In addition, during the second year, students are allowed to pursue a (CIS) Course of Independent Study which should help in gaining industry exposure.

Curriculum

As mentioned, the first year package consists to the required core courses in both the academic and leadership streams. Besides a few perspective-building core courses, the second year curriculum mostly consists of electives. The participants will have the opportunity to choose from a bouquet of elective courses based on their career preference and /or professional interests.

TSM reviews both the course offerings and the course designs on an on-going basis to make sure that the curriculum remains both contemporary and vibrant. And while it would be the endeavour of TSM to offer a number of electives across various streams, actual offering in any trimester would depend on a minimum viable batch-size, availability of the relevant resource person, etc.

Pedagogy

As mentioned, the first year package consists to the required core courses in both the academic and leadership streams. Besides a few perspective-building core courses, the second year curriculum mostly consists of electives. The participants will have the opportunity to choose from a bouquet of elective courses based on their career preference and /or professional interests.

TSM reviews both the course offerings and the course designs on an on-going basis to make sure that the curriculum remains both contemporary and vibrant. And while it would be the endeavour of TSM to offer a number of electives across various streams, actual offering in any trimester would depend on a minimum viable batch-size, availability of the relevant resource person, etc.

Evaluation System

As mentioned, the first year package consists to the required core courses in both the academic and leadership streams. Besides a few perspective-building core courses, the second year curriculum mostly consists of electives. The participants will have the opportunity to choose from a bouquet of elective courses based on their career preference and /or professional interests.

TSM reviews both the course offerings and the course designs on an on-going basis to make sure that the curriculum remains both contemporary and vibrant. And while it would be the endeavour of TSM to offer a number of electives across various streams, actual offering in any trimester would depend on a minimum viable batch-size, availability of the relevant resource person, etc.

Summer Internship Project

As mentioned, the first year package consists to the required core courses in both the academic and leadership streams. Besides a few perspective-building core courses, the second year curriculum mostly consists of electives. The participants will have the opportunity to choose from a bouquet of elective courses based on their career preference and /or professional interests.

TSM reviews both the course offerings and the course designs on an on-going basis to make sure that the curriculum remains both contemporary and vibrant. And while it would be the endeavour of TSM to offer a number of electives across various streams, actual offering in any trimester would depend on a minimum viable batch-size, availability of the relevant resource person, etc.

On-campus Residence

As mentioned, the first year package consists to the required core courses in both the academic and leadership streams. Besides a few perspective-building core courses, the second year curriculum mostly consists of electives. The participants will have the opportunity to choose from a bouquet of elective courses based on their career preference and /or professional interests.

TSM reviews both the course offerings and the course designs on an on-going basis to make sure that the curriculum remains both contemporary and vibrant. And while it would be the endeavour of TSM to offer a number of electives across various streams, actual offering in any trimester would depend on a minimum viable batch-size, availability of the relevant resource person, etc.

Career Prospects

As mentioned, the first year package consists to the required core courses in both the academic and leadership streams. Besides a few perspective-building core courses, the second year curriculum mostly consists of electives. The participants will have the opportunity to choose from a bouquet of elective courses based on their career preference and /or professional interests.

TSM reviews both the course offerings and the course designs on an on-going basis to make sure that the curriculum remains both contemporary and vibrant. And while it would be the endeavour of TSM to offer a number of electives across various streams, actual offering in any trimester would depend on a minimum viable batch-size, availability of the relevant resource person, etc.

List of leading Indian B-Schools offering 2-year full-time PGDM/PGDBM programmes

  • All IIMs
  • XLRI Jamshedpur
  • Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
  • National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering (NITE), Pune
  • Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur
  • International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar
  • Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneswar
  • TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), Chennai
  • Loyala Institute of Business Management (LIBA), Chennai
  • SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
  • Fore School of Management, New Delhi
  • Goa Institute of Management
  • Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA), Ahmadabad
  • LN Welingkar Institute of Management , Mumbai
  • Somaiya Institute of Management , Mumbai

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MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme

TSM MBA Programme is a general Management Programme, with opportunity for functional specialization, TSM has set a quality policy that emphasizes on developing young Management Graduates who, besides meeting the immediate needs and expectations of the industry, would also evolve into empowered individuals with an urge for constant and continuous learning and bias for action. The Programme is spread over 6 trimesters equally spread over the 2 years, with each trimester of approximately 12 weeks duration.

Graduating students will be awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Madurai Kamaraj University which is approved by AICTE and received accreditation from NBA.

The Programme Details

  • Curriculum

    The curriculum for the MBA degree programme consists of core courses in the first year and a number of electives in the second year.

  • Electives

    A student shall opt of fifteen courses from the elective stream across three Trimesters during the Second Year of the programme.

  • Summer Internship

    Each student will undertake a Summer Internship/ Project for 8 to 10 weeks, during the summer vacation preceding the fourth trimester.

  • Credit Assignment

    For the award of the degree, the candidate must have successfully completed a minimum of 128 credits across the prescribed courses.

  • Minimum Credits

    For the award of the degree, the candidate must have successfully completed a minimum of 129 credits across the prescribed courses.

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Regulations for MBA Program 2015-16

Regulations for MBA Program 2015-16

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