Course Offered: Post Graduate Diploma in Management Post Graduate Diploma in Management is a two year full time residential program approved by AICTE with an emphasis on developing the candidate’s ability to translate theory into practice. It aims at promoting an inquiring & analytical mind, which proactively seeks the right knowledge, acquires the appropriate skills and promotes the right attitude to develop capabilities needed to manage enterprises in the 21st century. Interactive skills of effective communication, conflict management, negotiation and mobilizing individuals towards common goals are some of the essential ingredients of effective management. KBS hones these skills of its students for making them effective leaders and team persons in organizations. There is a strong emphasis on practical project work as a part of regular courses at the school. While working on projects, students are required to interact with managers from the industry. A student graduating from KBS on an average will have to carry out fifteen projects, usually live, involving industry interaction. Program Objectives • To help students become effective leaders, who can achieve results and have the potential to transform organizations. • To inculcate values of integrity, justice, fairness and facilitate lateral thinking. • To develop a global mindset so that the future managers can address the challenges of global competition. • Providing practical, contemporary and innovative inputs for better understanding. • Providing a program that meets educational needs identified by industry, government and other institutions of higher educations. Program structure The Post Graduate Diploma in Management lasts six trimesters, spread over two years, with a summer project in between the two years. The first year students are exposed to basic concepts in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources Management, Quantitative methods, Operations and Behavioral Sciences through the ‘Core Courses’. These lay the foundation for all the functional areas of management to help develop problem solving skills. In the second year, students specialize in dual functional areas of their interest. Guest lectures by professionals supplement regular course work at KBS. Core courses such as Business Policy and Strategy in the 2nd year integrate the learning gained from the first year basic disciplines. Students are also encouraged to take up dissertation work and do a project on ‘Contemporary Concerns’ under the guidance of faculty.