FAQs

FAQ FOR POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT

Q. What is PGCM?
A. PGCM is the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Management offered in 7 specialized areas of Retail Management, Marketing International Business, Human  Resource Development, Operation Systems , Pharma Marketing

Q. What is the eligibility for the program?
Ans: Graduation (10+2+3) in any discipline from a recognized University / 3-year Diploma in any discipline if equivalent to graduation. Students in the final year of a degree course may provisionally register for the programme. Students doing other professional courses like MBA, MFS, CA, CS, ICWA can do this Diploma concurrently.

Q. What is the advantage of Post Graduate Certificate in Management program?
A: There is a growing need in Working Professionals (professionals with / without Post Graduate qualification) to increase their competencies while being @ work. They would not like to do a course by taking a break in their career. AIMA being an apex body of management education understood this market, designed a course especially for Working Professionals called as Post Graduate Certificate in Management

Q.Is this program approved by AICTE?
 A. No, PGCM is not approved by AICTE as AICTE  regonised only 2 or more years program

Q. Is the program approved by any Government body?
 A. Yes, PGCM is approved by Distance Education Council, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, a tripartite approval which means it is approved by a joint committee consisting of representatives from AICTE,  UGC and DEC.

Q What is the duration of the program?
 A. PGCM is of 1 year duration, but a student can complete the course in maximum 3 years.

Q Is PGCM a semester course?
A. Yes, PGCM program has 2 semester of 6 month each

Q Can a student take a break in between the course?
A. Yes, a student can take a break in between semester, but student need to complete the course in maximum 3 years.

Q. Does AIMA provide any study material?
 A. Yes, AIMA provides a study pack for the course consisting of self instruction study material.

Q. What is the market value of the program?
A: PGCM program as the name suggests is a 1year crisp certificate program designed only for working professionals. The objective of the program is to allow participants increase their knowledge and skill while being @ work. The course has been designed from both Industry relevance and Academia input. So, the course has relevance and acceptance in the Industry

Q Why should a student opt for PGCM
 A. This is a 1 year program in specialized area , Why should a student enroll for 2 year course and study non relevant paper that don’t add valve to his job profile.

Q.  Are there class in the Program?
Q. Yes, there are 22 Hours of classes room teaching per subject per semester. In total 140 hours of teaching in the course.

Q. Where are the classes held?
 A. Classes are held at student centers. AIMA has 80 study centers across India. The details are available on AIMA’s website.

Q. Is there an option of online classes?
A. Yes, students can opt for online learning, where classes are held in synchronous mode . The classes are available through internet. All a student needs is a laptop with speaker and microphone and internet connectivity.

Q How do we avail this online learning facility?
 A. You need to opt for ZERO study center with online learning support. You will be offered user name and pass word by AIMA

 Q How many classes are there in online learning?
 A. There are 6 hours of live and 6 hours of recorded session per subject.

Q. What are the various specializations  in PGCM?
A.PGCM is the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Management offered in 7 specialized areas of Retail Management, Marketing International Business, Human  Resource Development, Operation Systems , Pharma Marketing.

Q What is the advantage of taking PGCM RETAIL Management?
A. Retail is a growing sector with lot of job opportunities both a fresher and middle level across India. And this course is retail management and not just retail marketing, therefore it offers greater scope of learning and growth after the course. Students after this course can grow fast in their career in retail, FMCG, Retail Banking, Consumer Durables,
The course develops major concepts in  Visual Merchandising, Pricing, product, private label, retail verticals, Retail supply chain, Vendor management.

Q What are the advantages of taking PGCM HRD
A. PGCM HRD is designed for people wanting to build career in people management,
payroll administration, training and development, recruitments.

 Major concepts taught are performance management, leadership, organizational development, career mapping.
Q What are the advantages of taking International business?
 A. PGCM IB is a integrated program to provide conceptual knowledge of International Finance, International Marketing, International  Human Resource , Export Import Documentation, Economics.
 After completing the course a participant can aim at building career in international trade/exports/transitional marketing.

Q What is the advantage of taking PGCM FINANCE?
A. The unique program is exclusively crafted for professional aiming at developing competencies in the area of financial strategy.  The program holistically provides insight to emerging topics like Derivatives, Business Valuation, Spot, Future Options, Exchange Rates, Swap, Security Analysis, Management of Portfolio, Commodity Exchange, NCDEX, MCX, Stock Market, Stock Exchange, Cost Management and much more.
In nutshell PGCM-Finance equips today’s manager to understand the dynamics of modern financial market and corporate financial management.

Q what is the advantage of taking PGCM Marketing?
A. This programme is designed to equip young managers and students for leadership roles in the face of global business challenges.  The course is structured to impart integrated knowledge of international marketing skills, trade policy implications, contemporary trade finance tools, export-import documentation and International Human Resource Management.  This programme makes a bold attempt at delivering a balanced mix of export-import marketing and export procedural elements.

Q What is the advantage of taking PGCM OPERATION SYSTEMS
A. PGCM operation systems is a very niche program  which focuses on designing the operation blue print, the supply chain ,the business process reengineering  the facility planning. The course is apt for participants working with manufacturing sector, automobiles, energy management, oil and gas sector, mall management, retail.

The course gives a cutting edge to technically qualified people.

Q What is the advantage of doing a PGCM Pharma course?
 A.PGCM Pharma marketing is very specialized course for participants aiming for career in big Pharma companies, Drugs marketing ,Hospital medicine marketing, Biotechnology products,
The course focuses on understanding pharma product, pricing, product  life cycle, Pharma advertising and promotion strategies ,International marketing of product, sale and distribution peculiarities.