The curriculum of PGPSM is rigorous and includes specialized courses on sustainability from the first year itself, without missing out on the general management courses. In the second year, the students get exposure to sustainability in detail through well designed compulsory courses in Terms IV & V, and elective courses in Term VI.
The courses offered in the two years are listed below:
First Year Course Structure
|Term I||Term II||Term III|
|Managerial Economics||Communication for Sustainable Management||Environmental and Resource Economics|
|Principles of Sustainable Management||Macroeconomic Environment||Business Certification for Sustainability|
|Quantitative Analysis for Management I||Creativity and Innovations for Designing Sustainable Solutions||Quantitative Analysis for Management II|
|Accounting for Sustainable Management||Financial Decision Making for Sustainable Management||Designing (Sustainable) Organizations|
|Human Dimensions of Sustainability||Systems Thinking||Information Systems|
|Behavior in Organizations||Environmental Law and Policy||Understanding Consumer Behavior|
|Sustainable Marketing Concepts||Strategic Management|
Second Year Course Structure
|Term IV||Term V||Term VI|
|Externalities and Externalities Trading||Lifecycle Management||Three Elective Courses either from Environmental Management Stream or Social Stream|
|Social Entrepreneurship||Sustainability: Measuring & Reporting||Integrated Project|
|Research Methods for Sustainable Management||Stakeholder Analysis and Management|
|HRM for Sustainable and High Impact||Environment and Social Risk Analysis and Management|
|Sustainable Supply Chain Management||Environment Finance and Sustainable/Impact Investment|
|Integrated Project||Public Policy Processes and Institutions|
The second year has an integrated project for three terms (up to 9 months) as an integral part of the curriculum. With course work running in parallel, the students get a day off every week to work on live projects with industry. Periodic assessments by the faculty ensure that the students stay on track to meet project deliverables. The students get involved in projects in renewable energy, smart cities, resource optimization, green marketing, CSR portfolio management, etc. They are associated with leading organizations like Tata Sustainability Group, Soft Bank, NTPC, GIZ, ITC Infotech, Velluri Technology Accelerators, Vedanta and World Bank.
This unique aspect of the PGPSM curriculum has been well appreciated by recruiters. Firstly, the hands-on exposure gained through the integrated project gives the students a unique business orientation that goes beyond the confines of the class room. Secondly, recruiters often find the eight week summer internship as too short an engagement to assign worthwhile projects and assess the suitability of a candidate.
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