Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Executive Management Programme (PGDM-EMP)

MDI Gurgaon: Management Development Institute

Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Executive Management Programme (PGDM-EMP)
Course Type:
Executive MBA/PGDM
Tuition Fee:
INR 9,73,000
36 Months
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Course Highlights

MDI’s PGDM (EMP) is a rigorous, demanding and relevant programme for the working executives who have no prior exposure to formal management education. It attracts participants from the corporate world in the National Capital Region. It is approved by AICTE, Government of India and is accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK.

  • The Programme learning goals are Value Based Education, Global Management Perspective, Analytical and Integrative Thinking, Leadership Orientation, Functional Competency
  • The 3 year, 9 terms PGDM (EMP) provides flexibility to the students. They are permitted to drop a term(s) and may also opt to complete the programme on fast track basis subject to prior intimation/ approval
  • However, all the remaining courses/dissertation work are to be completed within a maximum time limit of five years from the date of joining
  • The pedagogy is a balanced mix of lectures, group discussions, presentations, case analyses, simulation exercises, business games, field visits and project work
  • The programme also integrates the use of technology with the learning of basic principles in different functional areas of management
  • The participants get the opportunity of interacting with eminent academics, policy makers and industry leaders who delve into the current business and policy issues
  • In the first year the classes are held on three days every week - Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • In second year classes are held throughout the week and for an individual the class schedule depends on the electives chosen by him/her
  • Classes are held in the evenings from 6.30 PM to 9.45 PM on weekdays, consisting of two sessions of 90 minutes each and from 10.00 AM to 1.15 PM and from 2.00 PM to 5.15 PM on Sundays, four sessions of 90 minutes duration; with a lunch break from 1.15 PM to 2.00 PM
  • On successful completion of the programme, a student is awarded Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive Management Programme), which has the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India
Exams Taken
CAT | GMAT | Other Entrance Exams
Work Experience
Not Applicable
Admissions Process

Managers/Executives of Private, Public, and Government Undertakings and State and Central Government Departments are eligible to apply. Entrepreneurs from family businesses are also eligible to apply.



An applicant should have:

  • A minimum of 3-year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities/AICTE
  • A minimum of 50% marks in 10th, 12th, and Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent CGPA, and
  • A minimum of 2 years of post qualification executive work experience (excluding stipendiary / training period) as on 31 March 2020 for April 2020 Batch and 30th September, 2020 for October 2020 Batch.

Selection Process

The Post Graduate Programme in Management (Part-time) is currently offered twice a year (viz. April and October). The selection would be based on a MDI Test (conducted by MDI in MDI Campus, Gurgaon) /GMAT / CAT. The candidate with a valid CAT and GMAT score are not required to appear in the MDI written test.


All applicants/candidates will also be required to appear for personal interview to be held at MDI Gurgaon campus in February 2020 for April 2020 Batch and in September 2020 for the October 2020 Batch.


Through MDI Test

The candidates will have to appear for a MDI written test to be conducted by MDI in its Gurgaon Campus. This test is on similar lines/of the same pattern as the Common Admission Test (CAT). The MDI test will have sections on quantitative ability, logical reasoning and English language skills. The tentative dates for the MDI Test are February 2020 for April 2020 Batch and September 2020 for the October 2020 Batch.


Through CAT -2019

The Common Admission Test (CAT-2019) is conducted by the IIMs on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Candidates who appear in CAT 2019 can apply for admission.


Through GMAT

If the applicant is applying through GMAT, the GMAT score should have validity of 5 years with reference to closing date of April & October 2020 batch respectively.



The programme would admit both organization-sponsored as well as self-sponsored candidates. A sponsorship letter from the organization would be required in the case of organization-sponsored candidates. A no objection letter from the organization will be required from self-sponsored candidates.


Online Application

Applicants have to apply online by visiting MDI website. Online registration will be open from December 2019 first week to February 2020 for April 2020 batch and from June 2020 first week to August 2020 third week for October 2020 batch. Candidates have to make an online payment of Rs 3000/- (Incl. of 18% GST) using Credit/Debit card/Net Banking.


Personal Interview

Personal Interviews will be held in February 2020 for April 2020 Batch and in September 2020 for the October 2020 Batch.


Admission Offer

Successful candidates will be intimated of their final selection individually and through MDI website. The selected candidates will have to pay the first instalment of fee by the given deadline, failing which their offer of admission would be forfeited, without any further intimation.


Session Commencement

The classes will start from the last week of March 2020 for April Batch and September 2020 last week for the October Batch.


Last Date to Apply: January 8, 2020

Important Dates
Interview & GD Process
Personal Interview
Seats: Not available

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