IMT Centre For Distance Learing Ghaziabad

Curriculum

This programme is designed to equip students with comprehensive management knowledge The programme curriculum lays a strong foundation for logical and analytical skills. The programme provides an intensive and challenging learning experience

Programme Highlights

  • Four semesters
  • Eighty-Four (84) credits
  • Focus Areas – Business Analytics & Data Science, Finance & Investing , Operations & Project Management, Human Resources & Talent Management, Marketing & Sales; and Strategy & Cross Functional Integration.
  • Four types of courses – Foundation, Core, Elective courses and Project
  • Career development workshops on Skill Enhancement and Value Addition
  • Industry visit
  • Guest lectures
  • Outstation study tour
  • Develops critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills.
Foundation Courses
Course NameCredits
1.Basics of AccountingNon Credit
2.Basics of CommunicationNon Credit
3.Basics of ManagementNon Credit
4.Basics of Business StatisticsNon Credit
Campus Workshops (Optional) #
Workshop TitleModeCredits
1.Emotional IntelligenceOfflineNon Credit
2.Innovation & Design ThinkingOfflineNon Credit
# Certificate of participation will be awarded.

Note: The diploma will be awarded in chosen specialisation.

Note: The diploma will be awarded in chosen specialisation.

These workshops aim to enhance practical skills by providing hands-on-training for building competency of the learners. Students can opt for the masterclass / workshops on topics specified below. These workshops are non-credit in nature. Certificate of participation will be awarded to all attendees.

Workshops Offered
  • ExcelLerate: Mastering Business Insights with Excel.
  • TalkMastery: Unleashing Managerial Communication Brilliance.
  • IntelliGen: Merging intelligence with generation to highlight the enhanced cognitive abilities of this AI era.
  • Data Visualization and Model building.
  • Data Analysis Software – Python / R / Jamovi.
  • Negotiation Skills

These courses are designed to develop capacities that promote psycho-social well-being and sound ethical grounding. Students can opt for the masterclass / workshops on topics specified below. These courses are non-credit in nature. Certificate of participation will be awarded to all attendees.

Courses/Workshops Offered
  • Universal Human Values
  • Personal Branding
  • CyberSafe: Strengthening Your Digital Defences
  • Communicate & Conquer: Managerial Magic Unleashed
Disclaimer - Programme Structure and Curriculum is subject to change at the discretion of IMT CDL and as per the directives issued by regulator.
This programme structure is applicable for students enrolled in the current session.

The Basics of Accounting course aims to provide an essential understanding of financial terminologies and accounting process to management aspirants. The course builds the foundation for pursuing the core finance courses like manage-ment accounting and financial management. After completing this course, the participants will be acquainted with basic financial terminology like assets, liabilities, shares, bonds, etc. Participants will get to know the accounting process, components, and structure of financial statements like Statement of Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet.

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Accounting Process
  • Final Accounts

The Basics of Communication course is designed to understand Communication and its significant contribution in em-ployee engagement, employee productivity and relationship building. It also discusses role of communication in mana-gerial effectiveness and functions.

  • What is Communication?
  • Significance of Business Communication
  • Media in Communication
  • Managerial Implications
  • Role of communication in organisations

The Basics of Management course will help to understand the competence of a workplace and the managers, direct/guide the employees, and effectively coordinate, to meet the goals of the team and mission of the organization. This course on management introduces the learner with the role of a manager and the key management functions.

  • Meaning of Management
  • Role of a Manager
  • Management Functions
    Management Theories

This course is designed for students with no statistics background or as a refresher course for students who desire to review statistical methods before the sessions begin in the post graduate programmes. This course will help you in un-derstanding various methods of data collection and presentation. It covers descriptive statistics which is further divided into measures of central tendency and measures of variability (spread).

  • An Introduction to Business Statistics
  • Data Collection , Population vs sample, Variables, Scales of Measurement
  • Data representation techniques- Tabular and Graphical
  • Measures of Central Tendency- Mean, Median and Mode
  • Measures of Dispersion / Variation- Range, Quartile Deviation, Mean Deviation and Standard Deviation
  • Skewness, Moments and Kurtosis

The course is designed to provide fundamental knowledge of microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts that are useful to understand economic situations ranging from decisions that individuals make every day to decisions made by firms and governments in complex markets. The course focuses on assessment of the economic behaviour of a firm and household, functioning of markets and implication of major macroeconomic policies.

The course on management accounting provides a basic understanding of financial reporting and short-run decision-making that every management participant should be aware of. The initial units explain various components of financial statements and the evaluation techniques like cash flow and ratio analysis. Subsequent units of the course provide detailed understanding of the cost concepts, elements of costs, absorption, and variable costing. It further delves into cost-volume-profit analysis, short-run decision making like make or buy decision, accepting a special order etc. Partic-ipants are also provided the knowledge of budget and budgetary control techniques and advances in management accounting like carbon accounting and human resource accounting.

The course aims at development of understanding of key marketing concepts and their real-world applications through practical examples and contemporary case studies. This course would help you in formulation of marketing strategy based on the analysis of external and internal factors that influence marketing decisions. It further helps you in analysing and evaluating the best marketing practices and its implementation to enhance business profitability through customer acquisition, engagement, relationship, and loyalty.

The course provides a basic understanding of statistics and its applications in data-driven business decision-making. It facilitates familiarisation with the terminology of statistics, defining, collecting, organising, visualising, and summarising the data. It also includes the process of drawing inferences from the sample study.

The course on Managerial Communication will help you to become effective in your verbal and nonverbal communication. It is all comprehensive as it discusses concepts related to role of communication in team building. It will help you in honing your writing skills as well as presentation skills. Job related communication is also a part of this course.

The course on Financial Management provides with multiple facets of the utilization of financial resources, and the application of general principles of management to the financial belongings of an enterprise. The course aims to provide an understanding of mobilisation and utilisation of funds in an organisation. It provides the participants with the knowledge of various sources of funds and the proportion of funds to be used by a firm in view of the cost of funds and business risk faced by the organisation. The course also covers the decision-making process for long-term investments and working capital management.

The course provides the details of external and general forces impacting Business Environment – their inter-related-ness and dynamic nature. The course equips the learner with the implications of economic, socio-cultural, technologi-cal, and global environment on the decision-making by a business organisation.

The course on organisational behaviour defines behaviour of human beings in their workplace/s and/or corporate set-ting/s. It provides the behavioural knowledge of individual and group work within the organization that can help in explaining and predicting behaviour to improve workplace performances and effectiveness. It will help you to under-stand the reason why people behave in a certain way and why one team is more effective than the other; also, to demarcate the process for optimum utilization of resources.

The course provides visualisation of manufacturing and service systems as a transformation process of inputs into value-added outputs. The course emphasises applying analytical and critical thinking skills to operational decisions and integrating supply chains, for the competitive global and dynamic technological environment.

The course Information Systems provide an appropriate balance of technical and organisational perspectives in the field in business uses of information technology in a rapidly changing environment. The course establishes an under-standing of the scope, purpose, and value of information systems in an organization. The course highlights an under-standing of Enterprise Information Systems as they relate to enhancing business intelligence and processes.

The course equip learners, in an educated way, to deal with their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials, and to their own lawyers too, in the perspective of the existing law and regulations concerning their business. The course is oriented towards an empirical application of the laws.

The course introduces the learner with the major concepts and techniques of strategic analysis and strategy formula-tion coupled with selection of strategic actions and strategy implementation. The course emphasis on the creation of a strategy and its implementation and their relevance to build sustainable competitive advantage.

The course equip learners with creation of new ventures and growing them into well-established organizations. For-mulation of business plan, organizing the structure of new venture and setting up of its functional areas are the key components of this course.

The course on Human resource management (HRM) is about employing people, training them, and developing poli-cies relating to them. It is also concerned with planning strategies to retain the trained employees with the organiza-tion. The present course deals with most of the modern aspects of HRM and is of help to someone who wants to be an HR manager and to someone who will manage a business.

The course provides an understanding of the essentials of ethical principles and their application in corporate govern-ance – the process of administering the business. The course guides the learners on developing a constructive rela-tionship between different constituents of the enterprise.

List of Electives

The course on Management of Financial Services provides an overview of the financial markets and major financial services. Financial service sector is fast growing and offers employment to large number of financial professionals. It is quite evident that a finance aspirant should have the sound knowledge of key financial services. Initial units of this course acquaint the participants with the functioning of Indian financial system, capital market and money market. Units on financial services like banking services, NBFCs, insurance services, mutual funds enable the participants to understand the characteristics, products and functioning of BFSI sector of Indian economy. Venture capital, mer-chant banking, securitisation, leasing & hire purchase etc. are also described to provide the widespread knowledge in these areas. The course provides a holistic overview of the financial services sector.

The course provides explanation of format and components of financial statements and their analysis through ratio analysis and cash flow analysis to provide a sound basis for business valuation. It is important for investors, lenders, and many other stakeholders to know the true value of a business before they take decisions to invest into the business. The managers also need to access the worth of business to prepare the business plans and make forecasts to raise funding. The factors impacting the business valuation and approaches to access the value of a business, like discounted cash flow valuation, relative valuation etc. are well covered. The subsequent units explain the mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and their impact on the valuation of business.

The course on security analysis and portfolio management aims to provide the detailed understanding of securities markets, the techniques to analyse individual securities and management of portfolio. In the initial units, financial market’s structure, primary and secondary markets, stock exchanges in India, key stock indices are elaborated to help participants to gain knowledge in these areas. The course covers approaches to analyse securities like funda-mental and technical analysis and portfolio management theories like Markovitz model, Sharpe index model, modern portfolio theory, capital asset pricing model, etc. and enables the participants to venture into this unknown territory and develop thorough understanding of portfolio management techniques.

The course on Fixed Income Securities is designed to provide extensive knowledge of debt securities, their characteristics, types, etc. The fixed income market is characterized by large volume of trades worldwide. The market is a complicated mix of variety of fixed income instruments, participants, issuers, investors, and strict regulations. The course also covers different participants like issuers, investors, credit rating agencies, regulators, intermediaries etc. The different types of risks associated to fixed income instruments like credit risk, liquidity risk and market risks and risk management methods are exhaustively covered. The course also provides detailed explanation of securitisation process, key participants, and various types of securitized debt instruments.

The course on Banking Services and Practices aims at providing the requisite understanding of Indian banking system, banking products which include loan and deposit products, remittance services etc. The banking system is the backbone of Indian financial system, and a finance professional is expected to be well-versed with the banking services. The course also provides an understanding of regulatory aspects and prudential norms for income recognition and asset management. The credit risk management and BASEL regulations for capital adequacy ratios to be maintained by banks are discussed in detail. The course provides an extensive understanding of banking services, risk management, and applicable regulations.

The course covers the various types of mergers, acquisitions & corporate restructuring. It delves into the motives of mergers, the process of M&A, and deal structuring. Mergers and Acquisitions are part of the growth strategy followed by most companies for growth. The M&A activity flourishes during the upward movement of the business cycle. A finance manager needs to be well-acquainted with corporate restructuring techniques. The course content equips the partici-pants with the valuation methods and performance analysis of M&A. The course has applications at the functional level in the finance area as well as at the strategic level to identify suitable targets, deal analysis, structuring, implementation, and post-merger integration.

The course aims at familiarizing the learners with all aspects of project management and provide specific skills, which will be utilized in handling the industrial and infrastructure projects effectively and efficiently within the desired time and cost frame.

The course provides the frameworks to relate strategic management of the operations function with managerial con-cepts and major issues of today’s business world that will help to have a hold on the firm’s competitive positioning as well as the economic and technology drivers for global operations.

The course focus on critical issues of design and management of supply chain. It has become necessary to consider the complete scope of supply chain management, ranging from supply of raw materials, through factories and ware-houses, to retail outlets, for facing the challenges of today’s business environment.

The course centers on qualitative and quantitative techniques used to study and improve quality of operations in manufacturing and service organizations. It emphasises on the areas such as evolution of quality philosophy, statistical quality control (SQC), statistical process control (SPC), six sigma, tools for quality improvement, quality standards and certifications.

The course aims to provide learners with concepts and tools necessary for effective management of service opera-tions. It emphasises on strategies to provide customers with a positive experience through quality service delivery system. It includes key managerial decisions such as waiting line management, site selection, tools of process improvement.

The course focuses on strategic process of creation and management of innovation and technology, as successful management of technology and innovation has become one of the most critical aspects of business in a technologi-cally dynamic environment. It includes planning, implementation, evaluation, and control for managing innovation and obtaining technology with the concern of entrepreneurship, social and ethical issues.

The course helps to develop a digital marketing plan that will address common marketing challenges through articu-lating the value of integrated marketing campaigns across SEO, Paid Search, Social, Mobile, Email, Display Media, and Marketing Analytics. This course recognize Key Performance Indicators tied to any digital marketing program leading towards improvement in Return on Investment for any digital marketing program.

The course provides the basic understanding and helps to comprehend the impact of retailing on the economy and the mutual impacts of retailing and society on each other. It will further envisage how retailing fits within the broader disciplines of business and marketing.

The course aims to sensitize you with the emerging service environment in India and the world by emphasizing the distinctive aspects of Services Marketing. It will help you to reinforce the concepts and techniques that help in taking decisions relating to various services marketing situations and demonstrate integrative knowledge of marketing is-sues associated with service productivity, perceived quality, customer satisfaction and loyalty.

The course reinforces the significance of consumers as the driving source of economy and to explore the consumer experiences and expectations before purchase, during purchase, during consumption and at post consumption stage. It further realizes the principal factors that influence consumers as individuals and decision makers with an application to the buying decision process.

The course aims at describing and formulating strategies to effectively manage company’s sales operations, through applying the basic concepts and techniques of selling and their applications to managerial decision. The course also evaluates the role of sales manager and his/ her responsibilities in recruiting, motivating, managing, and leading sales team and to frame socially, legally, and ethically acceptable policies and plans for marketing channels.

The course realizes the principles and practices of marketing communications, involving tools used by marketers to inform consumers and to provide a managerial framework for integrated marketing communications planning. This course will help you in evaluating the connection between marketing communications tools, and how each can be used effectively- individually or in an integrated mix.

The course will reinforce the basics of formulating, organising, and conducting marketing research project. It will make you apply and evaluate different sources of marketing information and assess various data collection tech-niques. The course further makes you familiar with methods of data analysis and equip you with skills to write a comprehensive market research report.

The course on ‘Employee Relations Management’ redefines Industrial Relations (IR) covering all aspects of relation between employees and employers/ management encompassing both unionized and non-unionized contexts. It provides the present and emerging concepts of employee relations. It focuses on the emerging shifts in Industrial Relations in the organization. It also deals with Industrial Relations in emerging/specific industries using knowledge workers.

The course on Performance Management is designed to enable you to learn how an organization aligns its resources to meet strategic goals. It will help in understanding how performance of employees is tracked and gives a window into the requirement of support and training needed to enhance levels of performance. Performance Management works in ways to optimize usage of each unit of every resource. This way it adds value to the organisation as a whole.

The course on Organizational Development and Interventions is designed to appreciate that change is inevitable and indispensable part of any human process. In this ever changing and dynamic business environment, human and social processes require continuous upgradation and development. This course gives an insight into how behavioral science principles and practices can be used to increase individual and organizational effectiveness. OD Interventions help us in bridging the gaps created and makes the transition smooth and easy for the organization.

The course on ‘Strategic Human Resource Management’ deals with 3 aspects including first, the organization and its context and strategy; second incorporating the functional aspects of HR and third the organization culture. Global/ International perspectives of Strategic HRM are also discussed. Contemporary topics like flexible working arrange-ments, Diversity and Inclusion are included. Lastly it also highlights and discuss the future of HR.

The course on Compensation and Reward Management will help managers to rethink how people get compensated in the organization and does it make any difference. This course will help you to understand what you pay for matters and how you pay also matters. Managing compensation means ensuring that the right people get the right pay for achieving objectives in the right way. Major challenges related with Compensation and Reward are discussed in this course and it will help in illustrating new developments as well as established approaches to compensation decisions.

The course on Training and Development explains the complete training and development process while discussing the theories of learning and motivation. The focus of this course is on ISD model of training and development. Ap-preciating the role of Technology in training and development, this course widely explains the different ways in which technology can be used for enhanced learning and knowledge transfer. It also highlights the scope and future of training and development in organizational learning.

The course provides an understanding of data-oriented techniques for data cleaning, data extraction and data mining algorithms used for solving real world problems. The course focuses on types of data mining methods such as re-gression, classification, data clustering and will gain practical intuition about how to apply these techniques on dataset using modern data analysis framework.

The course provides knowledge and critical understanding of the information, performance measurement and customer insights in marketing. The course helps in building a learning on the discursive organizational processes through which data is translated into marketing practices and the use of analytics for marketing applications.

The course discusses different projects and business problems that are subject to risk or uncertainty. The course helps to develop an integrated solutions by designing a model, analysing output data, and using the results of the analysis to evaluate alternative decisions for the real-world business applications.

The course focuses on describing best practices using HR analytics to support data-driven decision making. The student will be able to classify data sources, HR benchmarks and metrics, for both long-term and short-term objectives, and applying results in support of organizational strategy and tactics.

The course introduces the concepts, processes, and applications of predictive modelling, and their practical use. The course emphasis on understands the problem of overfitting and underfitting of data and how to interpret the result. The course details on hands-on experience to different types of data, exploring data patterns, data transformation, data cleaning, pre-processing and how they may be used in predictive models.

The course provides an understanding of business problems with specific objectives and constraints. The course also addresses the issues in analysing the optimization problem and how simulation helps to model, design, im-prove and analyse such systems.

The course focuses on extracting insights from vast amount of data using various scientific methods, statistics, data analysis, algorithms, and processes. The student will be able to classify data and construct the means for extracting business- focused insights from data.

The course on ‘Strategic Human Resource Management’ deals with 3 aspects including first, the organization and its context and strategy; second incorporating the functional aspects of HR and third the organization culture. Global/ International perspectives of Strategic HRM are also discussed. Contemporary topics like flexible working arrange-ments, Diversity and Inclusion are included. Lastly it also highlights and discuss the future of HR.

The course provides the frameworks to relate strategic management of the operations function with managerial con-cepts and major issues of today’s business world that will help to have a hold on the firm’s competitive positioning as well as the economic and technology drivers for global operations.

The course covers the various types of mergers, acquisitions & corporate restructuring. It delves into the motives of mergers, the process of M&A, and deal structuring. Mergers and Acquisitions are part of the growth strategy followed by most companies for growth. The M&A activity flourishes during the upward movement of the business cycle. A finance manager needs to be well-acquainted with corporate restructuring techniques. The course content equips the partici-pants with the valuation methods and performance analysis of M&A. The course has applications at the functional level in the finance area as well as at the strategic level to identify suitable targets, deal analysis, structuring, implementation, and post-merger integration.

The course on Creating and Leading Organization would help in inculcating an entrepreneurial mindset, developing entrepreneurial skills and equipping the reader with the basic knowledge and skills for launching and managing the growth of a venture. The focus here is on how to become an entrepreneur and the role that entrepreneurial leadership plays in the nurturing and growth of a start-up. This course would help learners to understand various concepts of entrepreneurship such as generation of ideas, recognition and evaluation of opportunities, getting started and scaling up; and, if need be, its exit strategy.

The course discusses different projects and business problems that are subject to risk or uncertainty. The course helps to develop an integrated solutions by designing a model, analysing output data, and using the results of the analysis to evaluate alternative decisions for the real-world business applications.

The course provides knowledge and critical understanding of the information, performance measurement and customer insights in marketing. The course helps in building a learning on the discursive organizational processes through which data is translated into marketing practices and the use of analytics for marketing applications.

The course focuses on describing best practices using HR analytics to support data-driven decision making. The student will be able to classify data sources, HR benchmarks and metrics, for both long-term and short-term objectives, and applying results in support of organizational strategy and tactics.

The course reinforces the significance of consumers as the driving source of economy and to explore the consumer experiences and expectations before purchase, during purchase, during consumption and at post consumption stage. It further realizes the principal factors that influence consumers as individuals and decision makers with an application to the buying decision process.

The course on Management of Financial Services provides an overview of the financial markets and major financial services. Financial service sector is fast growing and offers employment to large number of financial professionals. It is quite evident that a finance aspirant should have the sound knowledge of key financial services. Initial units of this course acquaint the participants with the functioning of Indian financial system, capital market and money market. Units on financial services like banking services, NBFCs, insurance services, mutual funds enable the participants to understand the characteristics, products and functioning of BFSI sector of Indian economy. Venture capital, mer-chant banking, securitisation, leasing & hire purchase etc. are also described to provide the widespread knowledge in these areas. The course provides a holistic overview of the financial services sector.

The course focuses on extracting insights from vast amount of data using various scientific methods, statistics, data analysis, algorithms, and processes. The student will be able to classify data and construct the means for extracting business- focused insights from data.

The course aims at familiarizing the learners with all aspects of project management and provide specific skills, which will be utilized in handling the industrial and infrastructure projects effectively and efficiently within the desired time and cost frame.

The course on ‘Employee Relations Management’ redefines Industrial Relations (IR) covering all aspects of relation between employees and employers/ management encompassing both unionized and non-unionized contexts. It provides the present and emerging concepts of employee relations. It focuses on the emerging shifts in Industrial Relations in the organization. It also deals with Industrial Relations in emerging/specific industries using knowledge workers.

Disclaimer - Programme Structure and Curriculum is subject to change at the discretion of IMT CDL and as per the directives issued by regulator.

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