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S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

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  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2018
  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    22 months
  • Avg. GMATAverage GMAT score for the program.
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program

Post Graduate Programme in Management Overview

The S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research was established in 1981 by the then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and has developed into one of the top business schools in India. It is named after Sahu Shreyans Prasad Jain of the Sahu Jain family, who financed the institution in its early years, and is located in Mumbai, at the heart of the city’s financial district. The school boasts of combining “the best of East and West”; teaching international business and management ideas in an Indian style.

The S.P Jain IMR full-time MBA equivalent, the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), is the school’s longest running program. It is a two-year program that prides itself on its global relevance and the sense of social responsibility it instills in students, drawing from ideas of “Eastern wisdom” as well as “Western efficiency”. The intake of the PGDM program is 240, and candidates are required to possess a relevant bachelor’s degree, and to submit GMAT scores, and an online application form. Work experience is not mandatory – indeed, a maximum is stipulated at five years. Tuition for the two-year program currently costs US$33,600.

The full-time PGDM program employs a mix of experiential and traditional learning methods. The first year aims at building a knowledge of business fundamentals, with core courses that provide a holistic perspective of general management. Students also take part in beyond-the-classroom learning initiatives and real-life projects and internships. In the second year students specialize in areas such as finance, information management, marketing, or operations and supply chain. They also undertake eight-week projects with industry partners and a three-week international immersion called the Global Fast Track program, where the entire cohort travels to the US for specialized courses in universities such as Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Michigan State, and Darden.

The modern pedagogical methods and general philosophy of business education at S.P. Jain IMR make it stand out among its Indian MBA brethren. To the extent that by the end of the program, companies often approach the school with job offers. The class of 2017 fared well in this regard, being snapped up by 104 companies, including regular S.P.Jain IMR recruiters such as, Deloitte, Accenture Strategy, and Microsoft. Other companies such as Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, LinkedIn, Samsung, and Heinz also got in on the act, and there were five international consulting offers. The average starting salary of S.P. Jain MBA graduates was 20.9 lakhs (US$32,439), increased from 19.3 lakhs (US$29,956) the previous year.


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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 25th Jul 2018 12:00
Saturday, 28th Jul 2018
13:30 - 18:00
Monday, 30th Jul 2018
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday, 2nd Aug 2018
16:30 - 21:00

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