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PGDM in International Business (IB)

What is PGDM (IB)?

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (International Business) is a specialized management programme that aims to prepare students for highly gainful careers in international business operations.

Why PGDM in IB?

In this age of rapid globalization of business operations, a specialized course in international business opens up a plethora of career opportunities for students both in the domestic as well as the international markets.

Students of PGDM in International Business can look forward to get employed in both public and private sector organizations. Job opportunities abound for them in banks, financial institutions, trade houses, investment companies, export/import companies, and international business consultancies.

Also, since the international trade is mostly done through port and aviation, these professionals can also work in airlines, cargo and global shipping companies.

Again, another career option available to PGDM (International Business) postgraduates could include setting up of consultancy firms to help clients in International Trade.

Nevertheless, it is always advisable to pursue international business course from a well-recognized college or an institute. And, just in case you are thinking of doing your PGDM IB in Delhi, you can certainly explore Asia-Pacific Institute of Management which stands tall as a leading International Management Institute in Delhi.


At Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (International Business) or PGDM (IB) is a two-year full-time program which is duly approved by AICTE (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India). A PGDM helps students to understand the global nature of modern businesses and the best practices on how they can tap into the challenges and opportunities that globalization has to offer.

Students learn about various international business subjects, spread across domains such as Global Marketing, International Finance/Financial Markets and Foreign Currency Management, Commodity Trading, Global Supply Chain Management, WTO, International Trade Logistics, Sectoral Export Business strategies, Green Field Investments, etc.


PGDM GEN Sub Code Credit
Business Communication BC 3
Organizational Behaviour OB 3
Business Statistics BS 3
Marketing Management-I MM-1 3
Financial Accounting for Managers FAM 3
Managerial Economics ME 3
IT for Managers ITM 3
Foreign Language 1 FL NC


PGDM GEN Sub Code Credit
Decision Science for Managers DS 3
Managerial Communication MC 3
Organizational Design &Development ODD 3
Marketing Management-II MM-II 3
Management Accounting MA 3
Financial Management–I FM-I 3
Management Information System MIS 3
Macroeconomics MAE 3
Foreign Language-2 FL-2 NC


PGDM IB Sub Code Credit
Operations Management OM 3
Global Business Environment GBE 3
E-Business EB 3
Global Human Resource Management GHRM 3
Financial Management-II FM-II 3
Research Methodology RM 3
Financial Management-II FM-II 3
Financial Services FS 3
Export Import Documentation Procedures EXIM 3

Summer Internship
Programme (SIP)

Internships have a distinct edge over interview-based final recruitment as a method of evaluating potential employees. Deserving candidates often get Pre-Placement Offers, and students at AIM have enjoyed a particularly special relationship with their recruiters in this regard. It is firmly believed by the recruiters that summer interns offer a fresh perspective to projects. They are in a unique position to provide an objective and unbiased point of view about the organization's work process.

After completion of three terms in the first year, the students undertake Summer Internship in industry for gaining hands-on experience. SIP is of eight to nine weeks duration. As a part of SIP, students submit a detailed project report and make a formal presentation to a panel consisting of Faculty and external members from industry/ academics.

PGDM Second Year

In the second year of Post Graduate Diploma in International Business at AIM, New Delhi, students are offered a Major in International Business, along with a Minor in any other area, thus opening up a broader choice of careers. The second-year courses are a mix of compulsory (core) courses and electives in the specialization areas of student's choice. There are seven compulsory courses in each term. The student selects a total of ten elective courses, six from the Major area and four from the Minor area, as shown under. All courses carry 1 credit each.


PGDM IB Sub Code Credit
Legal Aspects of Business LAB 3
Personal Gdarkbgth Lab PGL 3
Strategic Management SM 3
International Marketing IM 3
International Economics & Trade Policy (ELECTIVE- 1A) IETP (IB-Major) 3


PGDM IB Sub Code Credit
Innovation and Entrepreneurship INE 3
Business Ethics and Corporate Governance BECG 3
International Business Strategy IBS 3


PGDM IB Sub Code Credit


The second-year students undertake a six-month-long research project, concurrently with terms V and VI. This is a crucial phase in their programme, as it involves an integration of their theoretical knowledge with the practical world of business. Collection of data through primary research and/or secondary research is an integral component of this project. The students proceed as follows:

  • Selection of project by student in his/her area of specialization
  • Submission of Synopsis as a project proposal to the assigned Faculty Guide
  • Approval of Synopsis by Faculty Guide.
  • Execution of the project under close supervision of Faculty Guide, with periodic progress reviews and evaluation.
  • Submission of detailed Project Report, followed by presentation by the student before a panel consisting of Faculty and external members from industry/ academics.

Pedagogy for the Value added Courses

Personal Transformation Lab

Asia-Pacific Institute of Management strongly believes in the holistic development of a student. We not only make students an efficient professional but also let them understand the importance of self-development. In this accord we offer Personality Transformation Labs to our students. This Lab will basically help students in grooming their personality and preparing them for corporate interface. 

  • Develop an insight into self through introspection and reflection & self-analysis.
  • Developing feedback sensitivity.
  • Identifying personality characteristics and their impact on one’s behavior, relationships and working.
  • Charting a roadmap for self-development.
  • Understanding and building competencies for positive transformation
  • 10 hours in each term - Term I, Term II and Term III making it a 30 hours full credit course.

Entrepreneurial Lecture Series

The Entrepreneurial Lecture Series is an opportunity for students to understand the journey of an entrepreneur. This is one of the first kind of activities that will be introduced in India by AIM.

  • To sensitize students toward entrepreneurial ventures driven by alumni and young entrepreneurs
  • To connect with startups for live projects if any
  • It is a non-credit sensitization course. Five lectures in each term - Term III, Term IV, Term V

Experiential Lecture Certificate Courses

Apart from giving theoretical knowledge APIM also emphasize in experiential learning.  Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing.  Apart from the Elective Courses offered in different specializations each student has to study 4 Experiential Learning Certificate Courses each in one term from term II onwards. 

  • To give additional contemporary experiential knowledge to the students
  • Each student is required to complete minimum four certificate courses.
  • Students are required to complete one course in each term from tern II to term V.
  • These courses will be opted by the students from the list of certificate courses provided by Institute
Resource Person:
  • Certified Trainers from Industry

List of Experiential Learning Certificate Courses

  • Advanced Excel
  • Tally
  • E-commerce
  • Retail Banking and Financial Inclusion
  • Social Media Management Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • FinTech and New Age Technologies
  • Orientation program on R programming
  • Introduction to Big Data & Hadoop
  • HR Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy IPR Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Export-Import Documentation
  • Database Management

International Business Electives:

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