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MBA-PGPX

Message from the Chairperson

The past two years have introduced us to a new, complex, highly competitive and fast-moving international environment where businesses have seen a massive shift in the industry, in their very own operations and in the way they interact with their stakeholders. This shift has created a compelling urgency among businesses to reinvent themselves and generated a pressing demand for business leaders who have the expertise to understand the challenges, agility to respond quickly and the creativity to find responsible and sustainable solutions to them.

Realizing the need for such dynamic leaders and entrepreneurs, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) has redesigned its globally acclaimed One Year Postgraduate Program for Executives, popularly referred to as PGPX. This programme is for mid-career executives who have the drive to go forward and are ready for an academically rigorous curriculum that offers real-world insights, global orientation, and skills to adapt to a fast-changing world. PGPX aims at producing effective management professionals, entrepreneurs, and responsible citizens by fostering creativity, critical thinking, communication, strategic thinking, and sharp analytic skills to develop trained, principled, innovative leaders who can impact the industry and the world meaningfully.

Students are expected to put in relentless efforts towards their study. The predominant pedagogical tool at IIMA, namely the case method, also provides students avenues to apply their conceptual learnings to real-life problems. This is how the motto of IIMA – Vidya Viniyogad Vikasah (development through application of knowledge) – comes alive in our classroom.

Candidates come from a wide variety of industries in their prior work experience, including defence, oil and natural gas, energy, IT and IT services, automobiles, electronics, education, aviation, agriculture, healthcare, finance, government agencies, food processing, etc. This diversity in the class enhances peer-to-peer learning and inculcates the spirit of inquiry cutting across various disciplines.

This thought process has reflected in our placements too; regardless of the pandemic, placements registered impressive figures year on year, with our students being at the helm of global organisations, making significant contributions as managers, CXOs, thought leaders, etc. We have also had the opportunity to groom visionary entrepreneurs who have gone on to start their own enterprises very successfully.

As the chairperson of this program, I feel extremely confident that the students will go on to add significant value to the organizations across the spectrum and make a mark for themselves in the world!

Viswanath Pingali
Chairperson, MBA PGPX

Why MBA PGPX at IIMA

The Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives’ (PGPX) is designed for ambitious executives who want to step up their career potential, confidently shoulder high-level responsibilities, bring forward game-changing ideas and prepare for a shifting global economy. For many the MBA-PGPX is also the springboard from which they launch their own ventures and build global companies
For the past five years, including 2022, with its ‘Get-Ready-for-Top-Management' focus, the PGPX programme is ranked No.1 in the world on Financial Times Career Progression category.

Why MBA PGPX at IIMA

The Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives’ (PGPX) is designed for ambitious executives who want to step up their career potential, confidently shoulder high-level responsibilities, bring forward game-changing ideas and prepare for a shifting global economy. For many the MBA-PGPX is also the springboard from which they launch their own ventures and build global companies
For the past five years, including 2022, with its ‘Get-Ready-for-Top-Management' focus, the PGPX programme is ranked No.1 in the world on Financial Times Career Progression category.

Admissions

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We seek applicants with exceptional intellectual abilities and the drive and determination to put their stamp on the world.

MBA-PGPX Experiences

PGPX was a great enriching all-round experience for me. I learnt a lot at PGPX, not only from classroom teaching but from the interactions with the fellow students having great diverse experience. It also gave me an opportunity to introspect and reflect on my own capabilities and provided a platform to hone my skills for future challenges. PGPX also helped me build perspectives and adopt a holistic approach towards general management.

Udit Goyal Director, Strategy and Sales Opersations, India & SAARC, Cisco Attended PGPX-2010-11

One year of PGPX completely transformed my career. The course carefully knits together all aspects of business and general management, enabling you to inter-link strategy, corporate finance, marketing and a lot more. These are all very essential components of business decision-making. My view has widened and become holistic now. I changed from a supply chain professional to a strategy and market development manager and I couldn't have done justice to my new role without PGPX.

Kratika Gupta Divisional Vice President- M&A and Business Alliance OmniActive Health Technologies Attended PGPX-2015-16

The case method orchestrated by IIM-A faculty continues to pay dividends that increase year-over-year. From diagnosing user needs to identifying strategic differentiators to troubleshooting organizational behaviour — I have caught myself going back in time to apply the rich discourse to some of the most unexpected challenges in my career after the PGPX program.

Vikrant Nanda Senior Program Manager, Google Attended PGPX-2010-11

Student Profile

International exposure:

  • 34 (24.2%) have international exposure in terms of work and studies.

 

Academic background:

  • 10 (7.14%) have obtained their degree(s) from outside their home country

  • 32 (22.85%) have a higher qualification (Professional, Masters) than bachelors

  • 122 (87.14%) are engineers

  • 17 (12.14%) have graduated from IIT/NITs

  • The industry mix includes Manufacturing , Banking, Financial services and Insurance , Energy and Utilities , Government Enterprises and Public Sector Undertaking ,Consulting ,IT Products ,IT & ITeS ,Infrastructure and Construction ,Pharma ,Retail , Shipping & Logistic , Advertising , Defence and Security ,NGO , Aerospace and Aviation , FMCG ,Academic and Education , Food and Food Processing ,Planning and Architecture ,Telecom ,Travel and Hospitality and others.

  • 31 (22.14%) are women students

  • Average salary is 16,15,080 INR.

 

Industry Break-up

Count

Manufacturing

27

Banking, Financial services and Insurance

17

Energy and Utilities

13

Government Enterprises and Public Sector Undertaking

13

Consulting

11

IT Products

10

IT & ITeS

9

Infrastructure and Construction

5

Pharma

5

Retail

5

Shipping & Logistic

4

Advertising

3

Defence and Security

3

NGO

3

Others

3

Aerospace and Aviation

2

FMCG

2

Academic and Education

1

Food and Food Processing

1

Planning and Architecture

1

Telecom

1

Travel and Hospitality

1

 

 

Functional Break-up

Count

Engineering and Maintenance

20

Consulting

19

Operations

17

Others

10

Sales and Marketing

10

Finance and Accounting

7

General Management

7

Marketing

7

IT based Project Management

5

Non-IT based Research and Development

5

Administration

4

IT based Research and Development

4

System Designing

4

IT based Operations

3

Procurement

3

Programming

3

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

3

ERP Professional

2

Non-IT based Project Management

2

Food and Beverages Management

1

Non-IT based Operations

1

Practicing Healthcare Professional

1

Sales Administration

1

Software Maintenance

1

Media Coverage

PGPX grads enter Rs 1-cr club

Covid-19, or not, talent always comes at premium. More so, if its Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, the premier business school of India. According to IIMA data, a student of the oneyear Post Graduate Program for Executives (PGPX) was offered Rs 81 lakh salary. Sources on the campus said at least two students have entered the Rs 1-crore club if one were to include stock options (ESOPs).

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IT firms lead IIM-A's one-year executive MBA final placement with 42 offers

Information Technology (IT) firms formed the largest sector in terms of job offers with 42 accepted offers in final placement process of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad's one year MBA programme.

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IIMA concludes placements for PGPX batch

IIM Ahmedabad completes the final placement process for the one year, full-time, postgraduate MBA Programme for Executives (PGPX) successfully. As every year, the final placement report was audited and finalised by an external agency.

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Highest salary for class of 2020 full-time PGPX at IIM Ahmedabad jumped to Rs 81 lakh per annum

The highest salary for the class of 2020 full-time post graduate programme in management for executives (PGPX) at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad jumped to Rs 81 lakh per annum this year from Rs 60 lakh pa last year. The average salary for the batch that received 120 offers also went up to Rs 33 lakh pa this year from Rs 30 lakh pa. Even those students who had lost job offers due to the pandemic have been placed with comparable offers, said the placement head at the institute.

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IIMA PGPX Facts

19%

of MBA ’20 Chose a Socially Responsible Role after Graduation

445

Expected to Receive a Performance Bonus

71%

Expected to Receive a Performance Bonus

41%

Received Stock Compensation

91%

of Those Launching a New Venture or Joining a Startup Are Women

37%

of Those Launching a New Venture or Joining a Startup Are Women

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