Post Graduate Program for Executives (Managing Business in Emerging Economies)

  • PGPEx (MBEE) Program Duration: 1 Year.
  • Program Start and End date: January 22, 2020 - December 23, 2020

About the Program

The Indian Institute of Management Shillong designed the first ever its Post Graduate Program for Executives (Managing Business in India and China) (PGPEx-MBIC), a rigorous curriculum which acquainted practicing managers with the transnational management philosophy that equipped them with adequate management knowledge and skills to captain businesses straddling Indian and Chinese markets. In pursuance to develop managerial excellence, after erudition of Indo-China cross-cultural environment for the successful seven batches, now the Institute broadens the scope of the program to the Post Graduate Program for Executives (Managing Business in Emerging Economies) PGPEx (MBEE), which magnifies the learning opportunities beyond and focuses on inclusive and sustainable business opportunities across Emerging Markets.

The Institute since inception has mandated for itself to research, educate and contribute to communities, organizations and businesses by way of responsible management theory and practice – committing ourselves to develop a manager who is sensitive to the local needs and aspirations of people while contributing to an ecologically sustainable global order. Further, we feel responsible to align ourselves with the Nation’s vision to “Act East” for enhanced transnational growth opportunities and with a broadened horizon to learn from emerging economic and other global realities. Understanding that the socio-political and regional aspirations are different in such cases, than those in the more developed contexts.

Management Science, as illustrated today, is full of concepts which assumes the socio-economic reality to be universal. Whereas, globalizing economic entities have repeatedly been challenged by the local sociocultural. Managing business in emerging economies is not the same as in the developed economies. Euro-centric theories of management do not suffice in ensuring what businesses ought to achieve and how they operate. Management Science research has repeatedly proven the need to contextualize and cater to the needs of communities which are different than those in the west.

Emerging economies demand business models and practices which can cater to the contextual needs and aspirations of its people. Each of those nations which have successfully opened themselves to the idea of globalization, triggered human development and happiness and have established the need for a model which can help them resolve their unique problems and how they manifest themselves in their national contexts. Thus, managing businesses in such nations and regions has to be different than those in more established contexts. Rise of Japan and China need no further elaboration on how businesses get managed differently than in the typical western contexts. Their businesses and management are very different than those developed in the western contexts and certainly are more effective for the context they are born in. With a difference in appreciation of different contextual realities, even principles of managing businesses and practices originating out of those theories ought to be different and sensitive to the purposes which such businesses need to achieve. A managerial cadre who is sensitive to such differences and is willing to dedicate themselves to a more responsible and committed workforce for a sustainable future is desired. The Post Graduate Program for Executive (Managing Business in Emerging Economies) PGPEx (MBEE) is so designed to educate managers to become such contextually intelligent and contribute to the efforts of rediscovering the National potentials and chart a trajectory of socially and economically responsible economy.

International Immersion

The International Immersion module in the PGPEx-(MBEE) is designed to give participants insights into the emerging economies of India, China, Indonesia and Bangladesh. The insights include the economic, social and cultural aspects of these countries. In the second module, participants spend one month at Ocean University, Qingdao attending various lectures and visiting business corporates, which expose the participants to the economic, social, cultural aspects of China. Participants visit historic sites and get first-hand exposure to the country and understand the contemporary situation and how society has evolved.

As a part of their international immersion, a 15 days unique program is tentatively organized for the PGPEx participants in the School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, which is a C9 League university and is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China. Within the framework of Chinese Business, the PGPEx participants would be trained on Chinese Economy Overview, Chinese Finance and Accounting, Marketing and Sales and Chinese Leadership and HR policies. PGPEx participants also participate in Shanghai Forum.

Also, two 15 days unique programs are tentatively planned for the PGPEx participants in the Faculty of Economics And Business, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia and Department of Business Administration, University of Asia Pacific (UAP) Dhaka. The PGPEx participants would be trained on issues and challenges related to Economy Overview, Finance and Accounting, Marketing and Sales and Leadership and HR policies in these emerging economies.

About Ocean University of China, Qingdao

Ocean University of China (formerly Ocean University of Qingdao) is a comprehensive University under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China, offering coursework in the fields of Economics, Liberal Arts, Medical Sciences (Pharmaceuticals), Management, Law, Sciences, Engineering and Agronomy. Ocean University of China (hereinafter referred to as OUC) is located in Qingdao, a renowned summer resort and an attractive historic tourist city of scenic beauty and temperate climate, convenient with an international airport for direct flights to Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, etc. The history of OUC can be traced back to 1924.

The International Student Center (ISC) of OUC, staffed with over 30 members and facilitated with cars, buses and international student housing, provides assistance with application and enrollment procedure, accommodation, social activities and trips, peer support and other administrative service.

About School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai

As China’s first higher education institution to establish the educational system of Business Administration, the century- old Fudan University created the business discipline in as early as 1917, and later set up the School of Business in 1929. After the country started to implement reform and open-up policies, Fudan University took the lead to resume the education of management, started to enroll undergraduates for Management Science in 1977, established Department of Management Science in 1979 and restored the School of Management in 1985.

The School is always actively exploring the possibility of bi-directional international exchanges, and has built up cooperation and exchange programs with 87 world-renowned universities from over 20 countries or regions such as America, Italy, Norway, Britain, France, Singapore, Australia, South Korea and Hong Kong SAR. Students, faculty, research, curriculum, corporate relationship have all involved into the internationalization strategy.

Credit Courses Scheduled in OUC Qingado are:

  • Chinese Capital Market
  • Marketing in China
  • Chinese Culture
  • China and world economy
  • Business excursions in Qingdao

Credit Courses Scheduled in Fudan University, Shanghai are :

  • Chinese Economy Overview.
  • Finance and Accounting.
  • Marketing and Sales in China.
  • Leadership and HR in China.

About Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Universitas Indonesia

For 66 years since its establishment, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Universitas Indonesia has managed to maintain its reputation as a center of education excellence in Indonesia. The faculty is committed to provide a fulfilling education for the students through its study programs and is in continuous pursuit of making the department a center of excellence for its academic research and education. On undergraduate level, FEB serve five study program; accounting, economics, management, islamic economics, and islamic business. On the postgraduate level, the professional line is more emphasized on the application of economic and business theories in the real world including in decision making.

Credit Courses Scheduled in International Immersion Faculty of Economics And Business University of Indonesia :

  • Indonesian businesses and Economics
  • Marketing in Indonesian
  • Islamic Banking & Finance
  • Tourism Business in Indonesian

About Department of Business Administration, University of Asia Pacific (UAP) Dhaka, Bangladesh

University of Asia Pacific (UAP) was established in 1996 as a private university under the Private University act 1992, with a vision to enhance the opportunities for higher education in Bangladesh. The curriculum of UAP has been approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) of the GoB. The principal aim of the Foundation is to promote human and social development through improve educational opportunities, innovative educational programs relevant to the needs of an emerging society and to develop skills, know-how and awareness of the youth through appropriate institutional grooming.

About the batch 2019-2020

The 8th batch of PGPEx batch consists of 26 accomplished participants from a varied range of industry such as IT , ITES, Consulting, Telecom, Power & Energy, BFSI Engineering, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Media & Advertising and Retail. The diversity in experiences and skills make this year's PGPEx program one of the most sought after batches for management education. Over the period of 12 months, the participants go through rigorous academic process of IIM Shillong and spend about 1.5 months in China which includes a module at The Ocean University of China for 4 weeks and a module at Fudan University for 2 weeks. Also participants will spend 2 weeks in Faculty of Economics And Business University of Indonesia and 2 weeks in University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka to understand the culture and management principles of the countries of total 3 Emerging Economies. The diversity of the batch makes it one of the most special ones. With an average experience of 7.4 years, the batch represents a strong team of professionals.

Globalization of businesses has added new dimensions of cultural complexities and problems, which requires a new synthesis of ethics, values, ecology, quality, customer satisfaction and innovation in managing businesses across cultures. Thus the need of the contemporary business is to align the need of local cultures with the global realities. Contemporary business management curriculum consists of theories developed in the western contexts incorporating western ways of doing business. The West has taught us how to organize resources of production efficiently using technological innovations. The East however advocates a holistic approach towards achieving larger organizational goals. As such the Eastern practices of tolerance, sustainability and holistic development becomes imperative for today’s curriculum of business management. PGPEx-(MBEE) curriculum is the amalgamation of the Global business theories with the Eastern Philosophy of an integrated development of all faculties.

Distinctive features of the Program

The program is a one year full time residential program.

The PGPEx-(MBEE) curriculum comprises a blend of core and elective courses, supplemented by specialized courses on industry sectors to develop business leaders for Emerging Economies. The institutes offer ample opportunities for all round development of an individual through a pedagogy structured towards active experiential learning and participant oriented case methodology. The meticulously framed curriculum and the Case based pedagogy provides a rich blend of basic and functional management courses supplemented by some specialized capstone modules. In the effort of developing a curriculum that best describes the above challenges we have developed novel approaches by integrating various practices from the corporate and the academic world.

The PGPEx-(MBEE) curriculum focuses on the business practices in Emerging Economies. The participants will have to undertake industrial visits in Emerging Economy(ies) to understand the business practices, further there would be a mandatory industrial visits and classroom training in China (for Non-Chinese) (or/and other emerging economies), in India (for Non-Indian). Participants of PGPEx-(MBEE) will learn to analyze problems, think strategically, and build global organizations. Plus, they will develop teaming skills and cultural awareness required for their successful career in the emerging economies.

Innovative Content

The PGPEx-(MBEE) curriculum incorporates best business practices and issues affecting each world region with focus on Emerging Economies. No culture or perspective dominates the curriculum and it is envisaged to provide the participants with a broad and balanced worldview. Each participant will learn to analyze problems, think strategically, and build organizations. Moreover, they will develop leadership skills, with emphasis on working with multicultural global teams.

Seminar Module

The Seminar Series is one of the highlights of the PGPEx-(MBEE) and covers topics on international management, global society and cross culture for all round development of the participants. It has two objectives - to supplement class-room learning by engaging with global business leaders and, to expose students to the world outside of management for holistic leadership development. To achieve these objectives, eminent personalities from various domains are invited to deliver lectures in India and China (and/or other emerging economies) exclusively to the PGPEx-(MBEE) participants. The seminars provide an opportunity to interact with and learn from the best minds in business and society. The institute aims at setting new trends in Global Executive Management education and helping its participants to grow in all facets of life. Thus, the curriculum provides a clear career path to corporate and societal leadership.

Physical and Mental Fitness

The course is designed in such a way that it creates an opportunity for participants to upgrade themselves. Upgrading doesn't only mean to gather more knowledge but also with additional activities as a part of curriculum for ensuring physical fitness, mental clarity, overall stability and agility so that they make the most of it.

Yoga – Yoga is for their overall well-being. It is an Indian science which has the potency to completely transform the life of an individual.

Sports - Golf is a flagship sport of IIM Shillong. Not only does it help learn a new sport but also provide a live platform for developing networking skills.

Trekking - Shillong is blessed with nature. Waterfalls, lakes and beautiful treks are enchanting in every way. Staying with nature and exhausting in Meghalaya’s treks will definitely enhance mental awareness, bring inclusivity and enrich life experience in all possible ways.

China Module

It has become imperative for multinational businesses to understand Chinese Business Management. The PGPEx-(MBEE) course is designed to achieve this objective where by the participants are exposed to the business practice of China and India.

International Immersion

The International Immersion module in the PGPEx-(MBEE) is designed to give participants insights into the emerging economies of India and China ( may get extended to other countries). The insights include the economic, social and cultural aspects of these countries. The participants will undergo courses for four months in IIM Shillong, where they will be taught general management curriculum. In the second stage is the international immersion participants will spend around 2 months at Ocean University, Qingdao, Fudan University attending various lectures which expose the participants to economic, social, cultural aspects of China. This may get extended or reduced depending upon the institute collaborations with other universities. Another important aspect of the stay is to understand the social and cultural aspects of the country and travel is one of the major ways of experiencing the culture. Participants get to visit historic sites and get first-hand exposure to the country and understand the contemporary situation and how that society has evolved.

Pedagogy

The meticulously framed curriculum and the Case based pedagogy are aimed at preparing the participants in all aspects of management before they enter the global organizations. The curriculum is a rich blend of basic and functional management courses supplemented by some specialized capstone modules.

The PGPEx-(MBEE) courses are organised across 7 Terms. During this period students also go through a mandatory international immersion program to learn the opportunities in Emerging Economies and focuses on inclusive and sustainable business opportunities across Emerging Markets.

Introductory and Foundation Modules

The course each year commences with Introductory and Foundation Modules. In these modules students cover Behavioral Lab. on “Learning Through Each Other”, Accounting, Economics and Statistics. During the ten day period students are also introduced to the Business and Ecological Imperative to India-China Business

Core Courses (Indicative)

The course each year commences with Introductory and Foundation Modules. In these modules students cover Behavioral Lab on “Learning through Each Other”, Accounting, Economics and Statistics. During the ten day period students are also introduced to the Business and Ecological Imperative to Emerging Economies.

SNo. Subjects
1 Behavior Lab: Foundation for Self, Team and Leadership
2 Preparatory & Foundation Course
3 Financial Reporting and Analysis
4 Data Modelling and Simulation
5 Statistics for Decision Making
6 Microeconomics: Firm and Markets
7 Marketing Management
8 Language Lab (Mandarin HSK 1)
9 Workshop on Managerial Communication
10 Book Review 1
SNo. Subjects
1 Managerial Accounting
2 Operations Strategy
3 Macroeconomics and the Global Economic Environment
4 Operations Research
5 Marketing Strategy
6 Competitive Strategy
7 Designing High Performance Organization
8 Enterprise Decision Support Systems
9 Language lab (Mandarin HSK 2)
10 Book Review 2
SNo. Subjects
1 Chinese Capital Market
2 Marketing in China
3 Chinese Culture
4 China and world economy
5 Business excursions in Qingdao
6 Chinese Economy Overview
7 Chinese Finance and Accounting
8 Marketing and Sales in China
9 Chinese Leadership and HR policies
SNo. Subjects
1 Corporate Finance
2 Marketing Analytics in Emerging Economies
3 Supply Chain Management in Emerging Economies
4 Strategies for Emerging Markets
5 Business & Sustainability
6 Electives
6 Book Review 3
SNo. Subjects
1 Indonesian businesses and Economics
2 Marketing in Indonesian
3 Islamic Banking & Finance
4 Tourism Business in Indonesian
5 Excursion on Apparel and Micro Finance In Bangladesh
6 Business Leadership in Emerging Economics
7 Innovation Driven Entrepreneurial Advantage
8 Electives
9 Workshop on Managerial Communication
SNo. Subjects
1 Commercial and Legal aspect of Transaction Economics
2 Elective Courses
3 Dissertation
SNo. Subjects
1 Elective Courses
2 Dissertation Thesis Submission and Evaluation
3 Converge Module: Submission and Evaluation

Elective Courses (Indicative)

Elective courses are delivered in the areas of Finance and Accounting, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations and Quantitative Technique, Economics and Public Policy, Organization Behavior, Human Resources and Communications, and Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and ethics and Strategic Management. The minimum number of participants required to run a course depends upon the batch size and shall be informed at the time of floating the elective courses list. Also, participants are encouraged to add on the industry relevant elective course in consultation with the PGPEx Chairperson.

SNo. Subjects
1 Business Continuity Planning – I
2 VBA for Spreadsheet Automation
3 Business Analytics I
4 Business Analytics II
SNo. Subjects
1 Venture Capital and Private Equity
2 International Finance Management
3 Entrepreneurship and Finance
4 Financial Services and Fin Tech
5 Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructurings
6 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
7 Business Analysis and Valuation
8 Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy
SNo. Subjects
1 Dynamics of International Trade & Business
SNo. Subjects
1 Business Modeling for Consulting
2 Pricing Analytics for Competitive Advantage
3 Business Process Modelling : An Outsourcing Approach
4 Strategic Management : An approach from Indian Mythology
5 Managing Technology & Innovation
6 Digital Transformation Strategies and Practices
7 Strategies for New & Emerging Markets
8 Game Theory & Business Strategy
Sl No. Subjects
1 Wisdom Leadership East-West Perceptives
2 Management and Liberal Arts
Sl No. Subjects
1 Industrial Relations Dynamics
2 VUCA Lab
3 Team Building
4 Coaching Skills for Managers
5 Consulting for Organizational Development & Change
6 Philosophy of Sustainability
7 Business and Societal Transformation
8 Futuring Business
9 The Irrational Consumer
10 Enterpreneurial Dynamics of Management
SNo. Subjects
1 Rural Marketing
2 Digital Marketing
3 Retail Management
4 Consumer Behavior
5 Brand Management
6 International Marketing
7 Marketing Research : Theory & Application
Sl No. Subjects
1 Six Sigma & Lean Thinking
2 Strategic Supply Chain Management
3 Critical Problem Solving Techniques
4 Project Management
5 Operations Strategy for Competitive Advantage
6 Distribution and Logistics Management
7 Business Forecasting
8 Operations Strategy for Competitive Advantage

Independent Study

The Course of Independent Study is an option for participants who want to explore a given topic of interest in depth. The topic might involve several fields of study to find a solution to a managerial problem, and might be, but not necessarily, inter-disciplinary in nature. Participants are also encouraged to take up research problems addressing the Institute’s core thrust area of Sustainable Management and address them by providing solutions at the frontier of management theory and practice.

PGPEx- MBEE Batch 2020

During the academic year students are engaged in a host of activities within and outside of their course work. It includes academic curriculum, student club activities, industry interactions, business excursion and visits in cross Universities and Campus events. The term wise academic curriculum is shown below.

Term Weeks Start and End Date (2020)
Term I 7 weeks 22 Jan- Mar 6
Term II 7 weeks Mar 9- Apr 24
Pre-Immersion Module 1 week Apr 25 – May 1
Term III (Transnational Immersion) 7 weeks May 4 -June 19
Post Immersion 2 days June 22 - June 23
Term IV 7 weeks June 24- Aug 7
Term V 7 weeks Aug 10 - Sep 25
Term VI 7 weeks 28 Sep - Nov 13
Term VII 6 weeks Nov 16 - Dec 23
* Dates are tentative and may vary depending upon the schedule of international collaborations

Eligibility to Apply

PGPEx-(MBEE) 2020 program is designed for working executives from reputed organizations operating out of Emerging Economies. All the applicants must have at least a bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognized University. CAT (2017 or 2018) scores and / or GMAT (Valid score since the last three years) scores will be required. Minimum 5yrs of experience is required. Appropriate relaxations may be granted for candidates with strong managerial/supervisory experience. Call for attending the Executive Assessment Center (EAC) would be based on the overall application rating done by the Admissions Committee.

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Xchange- An Experience exchange by Alumni

A gripping and enlightening session with Mr. Sourav Mukherjee (PGPEx-2013), currently serving as Manager, Supply Chain Services at TCS, with the 2020PGPEX batch . The discussion topics included understanding in detail the key activities done by a solution architect, a walkthrough from understanding of scope to understand each step of solution overview ( what ,where, who, when and how of solution design happens). The discussion also covered Risk vs Maturity Assessment. The speaker also shared his professional journey memories . A real enlightenment into the world of solution design.

The second session was held with Mr. Srikanth Kireeti (PGPEx-2013), currently serving as a Senior Associate, Government Transaction Services at Ernst & Young. Broad range of topics from insights into consulting career roles, finding opportunities, challenges of urbanization, income inequality, smart cities and reasons to choose entrepreneurship and the need for gender sensitization at workplace were covered. Srikanth also shared his fond memories of Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visiting IIM Shillong.

Xchange series was started with a view to open up the batch to the wide experience gathered by the alumni of PGPEx-MBEE who are currently working across various domains. The first session of Xchange was held on 12 April 2020 with Mr. Harshvardhan Sharma (PGPEx - 2013) who is currently serving as Head - Auto Retail Consulting Practice, Nomura. He enlightened the batch regarding the consulting sector in general, and the automobile sector in particular in the turbulent times of Covid-19.

Alumni Meet - India habitat Centre, Delhi Chapter

“Nobody is bothered about an institution more than its alumni” – Mr. Narayan Murthy

Almost a decade since our institute was established in 2008, our graduates have widely spread throughout the globe in pursuit of growth, learning, knowledge and their contribution and performances have made a difference in various spheres of life.

This meet held on 3rd August 2019 provided us with an opportunity to gather everyone under one roof for sharing experiences, personal & professional journeys and thus helped in building happiness.

The meet began with the lighting of lamp & ganesh vandana followed by recital of a beautiful poetry by current PGPEx batch participant. There were welcome addresses by the Alumni Association Chairperson, the program chair & other distinguished professors of the institute.

The Alumni reminisced their early days through their story sharing & the video dedicated to them. The meet concluded on a happy note with the valedictory ceremony & the cake cutting by the alums.

Aujasya The Sino – India Business Conclave & Dialogue on HR Transformation in Contemporary Business Environment

Aujasya was organised at India Habitat Center, New Delhi on 3rd of August 2019. The ceremony was graced by eminent personalities from the corporate world with veterans coming from Energy & Utilities, Technology, Automotive, Finance, Consumer Goods, Consulting, and Human Resources background.The ceremony began with an invocation by Prof. Sanjoy Mukherjee and the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. A welcome address by the programme chair, Prof. Rohit Joshi, was followed by the keynote addresses by Mr. Santosh Pai (Partner, Link Legal), Mr. Ambarish Dasgupta (former Senior Partner, KPMG & PwC), and Mr. Alen Wang (MD, China Telecom (India) Pvt. Ltd. & Head of Chinese Chamber of Commerce in India). The speakers touched upon Sino-Indian business integration, digital revolution and demand for talent during the localization of Chinese enterprises. A special focus on “The need for the Cross-Industrial Ecosystem for India & China” ensued an hour-long panel discussion amongst the industry experts on the subject, which provided new insights and also garnered keen interest of the audience.

Panelist :
Moderator :
Shri Santosh Pai, Partner Linklegal India Law Services and Visiting faculty IIM Shillong

  • 1.Shri Satchidananda Ray Head Strategic Marketing India and South Asia,Philips Healthsystems.
  • 2. Dr. Lovneesh Chanana, Vice President Digital Government, APAC and Japan, SAP
  • 3.Shri Tej Kapoor, Co-Executive President & Dy Chief Representative of India Fosun RZ Capital
  • 4.Shri Prasun Talukdar Director Johnson Controls India
  • 5.Shri Divay Pranay Sr AVP, Invest India (China and Hongkong)

  • Another panel discussion was also conducted on the topic “The Disruptive innovations in Human Resource” in which new set of experts from the HR domain enlightened the audience with their industry experience , the current trends and upcoming disruptive changes in HR domain.

    Panelist :
    Moderator :
    Prof Sanjeeb Kakoty, Associate Professor, IIM Shillong

  • 1. Shri Budaraju Sudhakar, Head HR Energy Business, Adani Power
  • 2. Shri Varinder Verma, Head, HR Transformation, Maruti Suzuki India
  • 3. Shri Pallab Chakrabarty, Director Operation, Amazon
  • 4. Shri Kunjvihari Jandhyala, CHRO, Tata Power (Solar)
  • 5. Shri Sandeep Tyagi, Director, Human Resources, Samsung Electronics
  • iLEAD - An Initiative to Interact with Industry Stalwarts

    It was interesting to see the perspective from Mr Amit Sharma regarding all the nuances of the earlier luxury, work from home, especially the part where there is a huge miss out on the emotional demeanour of the employees and managers alike. He also touched base on all the changes that would come in associated with an increase in WFH paradigm, like repudiation of company cars, and firms pitching in the rent for the employee residences. The rate of change of policies are not at par with the rate of change of society, is definitely an idea which needs much thought on it.

    Mr Amitabh Ray gave the batch an insight to how to adapt exponential way of thinking from linear in this chaotic and unpredictable world. The session also focused on digitisation being the catalyst in the current scenario. The mantra “It will break, if you don't fix it” was well received by batch with positivity to strive and focus on things that are well within one’s control.

    PGPEX participant had unique opportunity to engage in dialogues with Mr Ashish Shah (Founder, Pepperfry), where Mr Shah talked about his journey and experience with Pepperfry and entrepreneurship in general. He drew parallels between the theoretical texts and real business experience. The interaction was inspiring and his idea that entrepreneurship is a journey and not a day dream have inspired many minds from the batch to explore the journey, where the skin can and will get dirty.

    Dr. Chiranjiv Roy gave us deep insights into “New world paradigm, how Data is changing the world one brick at a time”. We discussed on growth of data through the last decade and how data was leveraged by major successful corporations to solve classical problems. Dr Roy also threw some light on data driven complimenting, and how access2justice Technologies is using the same in decreasing turnaround time on the judicial front. We exchanged thoughts on covid-19, its impacts and how data can be used to keep the curve in check. The session ended with a rather ubiquitous question, What type of data driven products will we get to see in the near future?

    Mr Pankaj Malhan gave the batch great learnings through his insights about the manufacturing industries in India and around the globe. The discussion also looked towards the performance of metal industries in emerging economies especially the BRICS nations and also how the sector is repositioning itself in the current pandemic scenario.

    Mr Santosh Pai shared learnings about the resumption of business in China. It was enlightening to look at the economic and urban activity indicators in China performing after the ease in lockdown, and to get a holistic view of the new industries that are making their stance in this new normal. The discussion also highlighted some insights about the Rescue Policy toolkit for Chinese economy drawing parallel to the policies and scenarios in India.

    Mr. Prabir Jha (Founder & CEO, Prabir Jha People Advisory Ex-President & Global Chief People Officer, Cipla Limited) Spoke about human capital, new age leadership and what will determine the relevance of organisations in future.
    Mr. Ajit Gupta (Enterprise Controller Microsoft India) Spoke about Industry 4.0, Digital transformation in Finance & Management and various facets of digitization in business ranging from HR to Supply Chain Management.
    Mr. Nishant Govil (Managing Director BlackRock) Spoke about the role of technology and artificial intelligence in finance
    Ms. Lakshmi Iyer (CIO - Fixed Income & Head-Products Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company ) Spoke about portfolio management, bonds, and mutual funds and also shared her experience and career growth journey

    Guest Lectures in China

    Dr. Srinivas Yanamandra
    Chief Compliance Officer
    New Development Bank, Shanghai, China

    In a 2 days weekend lecture at Fudan School of Management, Shanghai, Dr Srinivas touched upon a range of topics including Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Block-Chain & AI superpowers and discussed about their current and future impact on business and day to day lives of the individuals.

    Ms. Debbie Zhang
    Manager Johnson & Johnson,
    Suzhou, ChinaMs.

    Zhang spoke about the general perceptions that people have before coming to China and the actual reality. She also reflected upon and shared her journey at Johnson & Johnson, the product lines, and also engaged the participants through group activities and brain storming sessions..

    China Diaries & Life @ IIMS

    • PGPEX 18-19 Batch at International Yoga Day in Qingdao, China

    • PGPEX 18-19 Batch at International Yoga Day in Qingdao, China

    • PGPEx 18-19 Batch onboard the INS Kolkata (Indian Warship), 70th Anniversary of Chinese People Liberation Army Navy held in Qingdao

    • PGPEx 18-19 Batch onboard the INS Kolkata (Indian Warship), 70th Anniversary of Chinese People Liberation Army Navy held in Qingdao

    • Bao Steel Industrial Visit, Shanghai, PGPEX18-19

    • Leadership Session with Prof. CB Mohan at Fudan School of Management, PGPEX18-19

    • Industrial Visit to Haier Headquarters, Qingdao (PGPEX18-19)

    • On the Occasion of Holi with Prof. He Yiming from Ocean University of Qingdao

    • Visit to Xiaomi Office, Shanghai (PGPEX18-19)

    • With Dr. James Yuann at Fudan School of Management, Shanghai (PGPEX18-19)

    • The Bund in Shanghai

    • Bullet Train at Beijing

    • Fudan Classrooms Session

    • Fudan University

    • Industrial visit at BaoSteel

    • Industrial Visit at Volkswagen Plant in China

    • Laoshan Campus at OUC

    • Meeting at the Consulate of India, Shanghai

    • Ocean University of China

    • Olympic Stadium at Beijing

    • Qingdao Olympic Sailing Centre

    • Qingdao Railway Station

    • Seaside Market at Bay Qingdao

    • Session with Professor CB Mohan

    • Sports Ground at OUC

    • The Great Wall of China

    • Temple at Beijing

    • Tianmen Square

    • Tianmen Square

    • Tianmen

    • Visit to Tsingtao

    • Tsingtao Museum

    • Tsingtao 100

    • Bay at QIngdao

    • IIMS PGPEx Class of 2018 at Consulate of India, Shanghai

    • Inauguration of PGPEx 2018-19 Batch

    • Inauguration of PGPEx 2018-19 Batch

    • PGPEx 2018-19 Batch taking their oath during the Inauguration

    • PGPEx 2018-19 Batch taking their oath during the Inauguration

    • Extracurricular life at Campus and Shillong

    • Extracurricular life at Campus and Shillong

    • Extracurricular life at Campus and Shillong

    • Extracurricular life at Campus and Shillong

    • Extracurricular life at Campus and Shillong

    • Extracurricular life at Campus and Shillong

    • Extracurricular life at Campus and Shillong

    • Extracurricular life at Campus and Shillong

    Book Launch

    A Glimpse of the book discussion event on "India, China, and the World: A Connected History", which examines India-China interactions in the broader contexts of Asian and world history. The book is authored by Professor Tansen Sen, Director of the Center for Global Asia and Professor of History at New York University’s Shanghai campus. The event was held at India International Centre, Delhi and was organised by Institute of Chinese studies, Delhi. The event was attended by selected participants of PGPEx - Managing Business in India and China, IIM Shillong.

    Hult Achievement

    2 teams from PGPEX 2017-18, made it to the Regional Finals of the HULT Prize Challenge 2018. The prestigious HULT Foundation called global entrepreneurs to build social enterprises by harnessing the power of energy.

    The winning team built a novel idea around an alternative to coal; thereby offering clean & sustainable fuel to the thermal power stations. They will be competing in the Hult Regional Finals at London.


    The first runners-up pitched an innovative application of smart-grid technology that could change the way India consumes electricity. They up will be competing in the Hult Regional Finals at Singapore.

    Bodhi Club

    A famous quote on leadership tells “The job of modern leaders is not to make money but to make meaning” In our Club “Bodhi” we consider this quote as our motto. The club “Bodhi” is the maiden club by the PGPEx batch of IIM Shillong formed in the year 2016. This club is in its embryonic stage and is preparing itself as a hub of 'ideas, creations, thoughts and solutions' to business problems, for the current batch and the batches to come. We aim to become a platform where not only the students but also the experts from various fields in the industries will contribute, share and review the materials available. We have envisioned this club as a source of knowledge on different economical and business aspects in a matured state. We work as a link between the students and journals to publish their works wherever and whenever possible. We organize writing workshops and panel discussions on contemporary economic and social issues. As far as the creativity with materials is concerned, we do not segregate management based on domains rather we encourage to write with a view from diverse perspectives and as an overall managerial problems

    We Care

    This Valentine’s season, we at IIM Shillong, decided to get wooed by the little kids from a Children’s home at Shillong. ‘WeCARE’ is an annual flagship event organised by the PGPEx participants of IIM Shillong, in February - the month of love, an event to show ‘We Care’ for the underprivileged of the society. The plans for the day are meticulously made from contributions towards food and necessities distribution, colourful games (musical chair, bowling) and engagement activities with the sole aim of spreading smiles across the tiny tots.

    February 19, 2017: A dusky Sunday afternoon in Shillong, the PGPEx participants gather at a Children’s home run by a renowned missionary housing 30 physically challenged and underprivileged children. The management of the home needs a special mention, as the children are so lovingly taken care of and well provided, the place maintained in proper hygiene, and managed ideally up to the last detail. Meanwhile, we promise ourselves, to keep coming to the home and contribute in any little way we can and keep the flames of smile always burning with joy.

    Alumni Testimonials

    If one has a good understanding of his/her domain, then to get to next level, where he/she can understand how various business domain relate and affect each other, that’s where executive programs comes into picture. MBIC/MBEE - Nitty gritty of business is being taught in every institute but first-hand exposure to culture, custom & language of emerging countries are the game changer and need of hour and core competency of IIM Shillong - PGPEx program.  

    Nishant Verma, PGPEx Batch of 2014,
    Planning & Analytics at Landmark Group

    IIM Shillong provides a platform to pursue one's interest in the management space. Peer learning is one of the strong suites of the PGPEx program as it caters to experienced individuals. I had a great time being part of the program which has helped me immensely, personally and professionally.  

    Harshil Rastogi, PGPEx Batch of 2016,
    Associate at JP Morgan Chase & Co.

    PGPEx program at IIM Shillong gives a great opportunity for students to broaden their spectrum of knowledge beyond their field of studies within an international multicultural environment. The program provides immense opportunities of regular interaction with peers having varied experiences; prominent industry leaders and eminent faculties; excellent course syllabi and a growth-inducing environment to prepare leaders for the future. The time spent here was splendid and has helped me grow better, both professionally and personally.  

    Akash Singh, PGPEx Batch of 2017,
    Business Partner, Corporate Sales and Strategic Alliances,
    Reliance Broadcast Network

    IIM Shillong is an amalgamation of superior academics, the grace of nature and spice of cultures. It helps to understand the meaning and importance of "Sustainable Business". The program PGPEx is itself a unique combination of various aspects of business along with cultural impact over business understandings. International collaborations with the world's top management schools make this program a phenomenal stage for learning and exploring opportunities.  

    Shwetaank Pathak, PGPEx Batch of 2019,
    Head of Sales, Mahila by Atrimed

    IIM Shillong was a transformational experience for me. This PGPEx program changed my mindset from a Technical Associate to a Business Strategist. Classes used to bring real case-based education by best of the professors countered/supported by exceptional peers. Different activities/competitions helped me to think and react fast. Overall, this program helped me to structure my ideas to have an edge in this ever-evolving business world.  

    Poulami Majumder,PGPEx ,Batch of 2018,
    Manager- Strategy and Sales Excellence at Mindtree

    PGPEx FAQ's

    1. How is the PGPEx-MBEE program is different from the PGP?

    Ans. Although both are full-time residential programmes, the PGPEx programme is a one year program designed specifically for professionals with work experience. The program aims at equipping the participants with adequate management knowledge and skills to enable them to captain businesses straddling Indian, Chinese and other emerging markets and operate at strategic levels with a global outlook by synergizing all functional areas of management. The International Immersion Module gives students an opportunity to broaden learning and deepen knowledge about an increasingly globalized economic environment.

    2. What is Fee of the PGPEx- MBEE program?

    Ans. The Annual fee for the batch PGPEx- MBEE 2020 is around 18.75 Lacs. This includes Tuition Fee (Rs. 16.5 Lacs), Mess Charges* (During stay in India), Electricity Charges*, Health Insurance*, Software License Fees, Student activity charges, Stay in India and abroad. (* as per the actual). However, the others, like Visa fee, Domestic and International travel, food (outside India) etc., are not be part of the aforementioned fee.

    3. Does the fee includes the expense such as traveling, visa charges, food expense, lodging etc during international visit?

    Ans. The fee only includes lodging expenses, apart from this all other expenses including travel expense, Visa charges, Food etc are to be borne by the student.

    4. What is the Acceptance fee?

    Ans. Acceptance fee is the fee payable by the participants who are given the final offer to join the program. The Acceptance fee is to be paid in the due time to confirm acceptance of the offer. This year the Acceptance fee is Rs. 1 Lac. The Acceptance fee is adjusted with the first module fee.

    5. Does the institute provide with student insurance?

    Ans. Yes, the students will be covered against the medical insurance scheme during their stay in India and abroad. For overseas insurance students will have to avail the insurance as per the university norms.

    6. Do I need to buy any book for study purpose?

    Ans. The college provides with the relevant books and other materials as prescribed for every subjet by respective faculty.

    7. Can we do this course in distance learning?

    Ans. No, it’s one year full-time residential program.

    8. Is the international component optional?

    Ans. No, it is compulsory.

    9. What is the minimum work experience required to apply ?

    Ans. 5 years of full time work experience is required, however in certain cases relaxations may be given for exceptional managerial experience.

    10. What are the probable cities where I can appear for interview?

    Ans. Based on the previous trends, Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata have been the cities where interviews are conducted. However it depends on the number of applications received from a city.

    11. What are the total electives available and how many can we choose?

    Ans. The number of electives varies each year. The electives chosen will depend on the professional interests of the student.

    12. What if a student does not like his/her elective after studying for a certain period of month/months?

    Ans. Selection of an elective is student's prerogative and based upon his/her interests. Once an elective is taken, there no choice but to complete the elective.

    13. Where can I get more information about the course structure?

    Ans. You can get detailed information from the link :  http://www.iimshillong.in/programs/pgpex.html

    14. What is the placement scenario of the program?

    Ans. Placement is a student driven activity. For further details click here or talk to the Executive Placement Committee

    Contact Us

    Public Relations Cell

    PGP-Ex IIM Shillong
    pr-pgx@iimshillong.ac.in

    Manager Corporate Affairs

    Public Relations & Placement
    Phone : +91 364 230 8055
    PGPEx Office : +91 364 230 8055
    Landline: +91 364 230 8000/8048
    Email: hkd@iimshillong.ac.in