An AICTE approved program, PGDM at Great Lakes offers a unique and nonpareil coverage of the economies of China, Far-East, Latin America and Africa in comparison to the India growth story. The PGDM has been designed by the Great Lakes Academic Advisory Council, which comprises the best in the world of managerial academia. This in turn has been streamlined with inputs from the Institute’s illustrious Business Advisory Council, to keep it in sync with the needs of an ever-changing market place. The course helps the students to develop into business-ready managers, capable of responding to complex business requirements that arise in a changing global business environment. Empirical study – a unique value proposition from Great Lakes Institute of Management – is a fully mentored 6 credit, 3 term rigorous academic activity involving the identification of a core business problem and ways and means of solving the same. The problem selected pertains to the chosen horizontal function and vertical domain specialization of the student.

Batch Size: 120 (only in Chennai campus)

Placements: For the batch of 2016-18, there were highest ever participation of companies and record number of offers across diverse industries. 73 Corporates participated in the placement process, 18 of which were first time recruiters. HDFC and ICICI emerged as the largest recruiters with 8 employment offers each for PGDM. Average CTC offered for the Class of 2018 was 9.3 lakhs p.a. and median was 9 lakhs p.a.Highest CTC was 18.3 lakhs p.a.A snapshot of the sector wise recruiters are as follows:

SECTOR % Offers COMPANIES
BFSI 43% Barclays, Crisil, DHFL, Equitas Bank, HDFC Bank, iMaCS,JP Morgan, Novartis, SocieteGenerale, Standard Chartered
Consulting 7% Deloitte, Prakash Kochhar, ZS Associates
FMCG 7% CavinKare, ITC, Lotte India, Nestle, Nippon Paints
IT/ITES 25% Accenture, Cognizant, eClerx, L&T Infotech, Neeyamo, Photon, Quest Global, Sutherland
Manufacturing 7% Daimler, Dell, GEP, Hero Motocorp
Others 11% Airtel, Infoedge, Lynk Logistics, NinjaCart, Shopclues, Shriram Properties, SPI Incubator

Admission Process: All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management. Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essays, work experience and performance in the personal interview.

Website: www.greatlakes.edu.in