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XLRI announces admission in Diploma in Management for working executives, business owners

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Jamshedpur, March 8 : Xavier School of Management( XLRI) has announced admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for working executives and business owners for the batch 2018 to 2021.

XLRI has redesigned its highly successful three year AICTE approved Evening Post-graduate Diploma Program as a Weekend program from 2017 onwards. The Three-Year Part-Time Weekend Program in Business Management is uniquely designed and structured to enable working executives and business owners to develop the requisite managerial and business skills and competence for a managerial/ownership role.

Spread over three academic years, the programme comprises of 900 hours of coursework interaction with sessions to be conducted mainly using physical classrooms during the weekends at XLRI Jamshedpur to accommodate the time constraints of working executives and business owners. On few select weekends, sessions will be conducted over the virtual classroom mode to provide greater flexibility to the students.

The virtual classes will comprise only 25% of the sessions. The program scheduling also provides for breaks between terms and during the financial year ending which is typically a hectic time for working professionals and business owners.

The program aims to provide maximum interaction opportunities for students with renowned faculty, industry experts and peers and share their work/marketplace experiences thereby enriching classroom learning and fostering meaningful, value-added discussions amongst peers.

The program allows students to apply the conceptual insights gained in the classroom to their respective workplace on a day-to-day basis. In addition to the application opportunities provided in individual courses, the two field work based projects provide ample scope to apply the knowledge gained during the program to real-life business settings and decisions.

Students are also given multiple opportunities to understand the real-life applications and relevance of the knowledge gained in different courses through in-built evaluation mechanisms such as projects, assignments, case study based assignment cum presentations, etc.

“The programme has been uniquely designed to impart highest quality of management education and develop a general management perspective to the participants through application of the classroom learning in workplace and special projects. The structure of weekend classes allow students to meet their requirements and addressing their general needs for balancing work, education and personal life to the best extent feasible.,” said Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director of XLRI.

The last date of receipt of application with payments is March 31, 2018. Candidates are to be selected through a written aptitude test on April 8, 2018.

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