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Western B-School focuses on adopting excellent educational practices and imparting holistic learning. The institute provides business-driven management education to equip the students to meet the challenges of the business environment as well as to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship among them. The curriculum is flexible to keep it relevant in the constantly changing global business environment. The institute strives to keep the knowledge of the students updated so that they can excel on the personal, social, and business fronts. The institute currently conducts two programs namely, Two Year Full Time Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), and Two-Year Full Time Post-Graduate Diploma in Management – Business Administration (PGDM – BA). These are full-time programs and are conducted on campus.

Core Courses

The PGPM course curriculum is spread across four terms of about six months each. The core (compulsory) courses are covered in four terms, with the bulk covered in the first three terms. These core courses enhance the ability to communicate, analyze situations and make decisions using both quantitative and qualitative considerations, and help them develop a holistic view of business management and the business environment. During this period, students take courses in general management and various functional areas, such as finance and accounting, marketing, operations management, information technology management, organizational behavior, and strategic management. They are also exposed to the basic disciplines of economics, behavioral sciences, managerial communication, business law, quantitative methods, and decision sciences.


Summer Internship

At the end of the first two terms, the students go for a summer internship with an organization. The internship usually spans over a period of eight to ten weeks. This is a compulsory component of the curriculum and is an essential part of the academic requirements. It is designed to provide exposure to organizational working, to develop an understanding of business realities, and to learn how to apply theory to real life business situations.



In the second year, the students may take elective/ optional courses to specialize in a maximum of two functional areas. These areas could be any of the following: Finance, Information Management, Marketing, Strategy and Operations Management. Final elective course offerings, however, would be determined by the number of students showing interest in specializing in a given area. The Institute may also consider new electives in line with the latest developments and availability of expertise to offer the same. To specialize in an area, a student must take a minimum of five elective courses (15 credits) offered by that Area. Students shall be allowed to opt for between 14 to 17 electives (42 to 51 credits). However, the CGPA would be arrived at by taking into account the best 14 electives (42 credits) from electives taken by the student.


Student Exchange Programme

The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) enhances the competencies of students by promoting a better understanding of management challenges in an interdependent, globalized environment. An exposure to global and multi-contextual circumstances is much needed by transnational companies and Indian corporate houses. SEP provides a unique opportunity for the students to enrich their academic experience and widen their career horizons.


Students with academic and/or professional interest in other parts of the world and keen to understand the global context of business can apply for the student exchange programme. Depending on the nature of the collaborative partnership, a student can study for one term in these foreign institutions in lieu of his/her study term at MDI



The evaluation system for the PGPM has been designed to achieve the following:

  • Evaluate the progress of learning of each student
  • Prescribe and promote certain acceptable and uniform standards of comprehension
  • Encourage healthy and constructive competition among the students

WBS PUNE follows a system of continuous evaluation. Throughout the term, students are tested on their ability to understand concepts, learn techniques, and apply them to problems in the real world. At each stage of the course, the students would be able to assess their performance and take measures to make improvements. In each course, a student is awarded a letter grade. The weighted average of courses taken by a student in the programme gives the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).



On successful completion of the programme requirements, a student is awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management, PGDM, which has the approval of the All-India Council for Technical Education, Government of India and Recognized by Directorate of Technical Education and Govt of India.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM),

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management – Business Administration (PGDM – BA)

Duration of program: Two years full time post graduate diploma program

Pattern: 4 Semesters and Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Intake: 180 Seats

Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction is only in English. The course material is also in English.

Specializations offered: The institute offers three major specializations and a minor specialization.


Major Specializations:

Marketing Management

Agri Business Management

Business Analytics 

Pharmaceutical Management 

Financial Management

Human Resource Management