The programme is spread across three phases – Foundation, Compulsory Courses and Electives. A mix of global curriculum, faculty, classroom, non-classroom sessions and simulations provide a diverse learning experience. With an exposure to General Management courses, a focus on electives for the specializations at partner schools, it offers comprehensive knowledge in management disciplines, business communication, cross-cultural negotiations, leadership and business strategy. International internships lead to global employability.
Foundation and Compulsory courses cover the basics like Communication, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations, Statistics and Design Thinking etc. Electives provide deeper knowledge and can be selected based on the requirement of the partner school and interest of the student.
Credits are assigned to courses from 0.5 to 2.0. Typically, one credit course has 16 sessions of 70 minutes each. With pre-reads, post-reads, individual assignments, group work activities, presentations, quizzes and exams it could be 36 to 40 hours of learning.
The course outline is circulated before a course starts, and contains all the details including evaluation pedagogy. GMP guidelines shared with students, helps them understand the expectations in terms of academic performance and discipline.
Students complete 27 credits at GMP. Several courses are aligned with the partner school’s requirement as the grades earned at GMP are transferred to the respective partner school. On completion of GMP, a certificate is given by SPJIMR and MBA/MS degree is awarded by the partner school on completion of the programme.
The US partner schools offer STEM designated programmes that include two years of Optional Practical Training (OPT). Often, a Master Thesis or Internship is intertwined with the completion of the degree to ensure better corporate acceptance and often leads to placement opportunities.