The Goa Institute of Management (GIM) has announced admissions for the three-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Management (Executive MBA) programme for the 2011-2014 batch.

Specifically designed to offer experienced executives an opportunity to undergo MBA training, the candidates are exposed to an array of management theories which helps them enhance their managerial competencies and develop cross-functional expertise. Classes are held on weekends at GIM's Ribandar campus, around 5 km from the city. The course is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education.

“The three years spent at GIM were excellent in every way. I was keen that the projects I work on during the MBA programme are linked to GMC and this has helped me immensely. When I joined GIM, I wasn't as well equipped to manage budget planning and finance as I am today,” said V.N Jindal, Dean of State-owned Goa Medical College, an alumni of the institute, on Tuesday.

Every year, the GIM programme sees a number of senior professionals from public as well as private sectors. Swapnil Naik, Goa Tourism director, explained how a stint at the programme helped him. “People think that management principles are not followed in the government. This is not true. I joined the programme to improve on my existing management skills sets.

E-governance, financial planning, software development and performance review practices were especially interesting,” said Mr. Naik. Harvard affiliated faculty, IIM fellows and industry leaders are an active part of this Executive MBA. P.F.X. D'Lima, director, GIM, told presspersons here on Tuesday that the programme was designed to improve the learning experience of the students.

He said moreover exhaustive database bank of GIM - CMIE, Proquest and EBSCO could be applied in real market scenarios to arrive at the solution. While the core faculty members with its strong credentials strove towards innovative learning, the visiting faculty members drawn from the industry and leading MBA colleges ensured that the course was in sync with latest industry requirements.

“Our objective at GIM is not just to offer a degree, but to help our students make a change in their work place. The three-year part–time executive MBA programme is open to professionals with work experience and working individuals from various spheres aim to do just that,” said Mr. D'Lima.

  • Simulation-based training games are part of the curriculum

  • Visiting faculty members ensure that the course is in sync with industry requirements