PGDM program of IMI B has been granted equivalence by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and it is treated at par with MBA. IMI Bhubaneswar course for the PGDM Programme is spread over six trimesters, each trimester being of 11-12 weeks. The first three trimesters are essentially devoted to foundation courses, across core areas of management. These are aimed at providing the student with the conceptual understanding of the functional areas such as:
a) Basic areas, e.g. Economics and Organizational Behavior
b) Techniques, e.g. Statistics and Research Methods
c) Functional areas, e.g. Marketing and Finance
d) Integrative areas, e.g. Strategy and International Business
e) Technology, e.g. Management Information Systems
f) Emerging Areas, e.g. Business Analytics and Social Media Analytics
Courses in the 2nd year are designed to offer students an opportunity to pursue their interests in various functional areas. Students will thus have an opportunity to specialize in the functional area of their interest. A student can specialize in more than one area, the areas being Marketing, Finance, Organisational Behavior & Human Resource Management, Decision Sciences & Operations, Information Management & Analytics, and Strategy.
IMI Bhubaneswar is the only management institute that is accredited by three prestigious accreditation bodies i.e., NBA, NAAC, and AMBA.