Mumbai, July 2022: To meet the varying needs of ambitious working professionals, the Goa Institute
of Management (GIM) has launched a two-year ‘GIM Online Active Learning’ or ‘GOAL’ programme,
an AICTE-approved Executive Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Management (PGDM) that will
commence in August.
This online learning program is the first of its kind offered by GIM where classroom experience will
be delivered directly to the student’s device. It will also involve a two-week immersion experience
at their campus in Sanquelim, Goa. In the span of these two weeks, the students will be given a
chance to attend seminars and gain knowledge from several industry icons and network with other
The GOAL PGDM programme caters to working individuals who want to advance their professions
through post graduate management education. It is divided into four semesters and allows for
multiple exits. The sessions will be on weekends via online live interactive mode. Participants will
first finish the needed core curriculum, which includes business disciplines such as Marketing,
Operations, Strategy, Accounting, OB, HR, Ethics, and so on. The participants will design their own
learning experiences using industry-relevant electives, MOOCs, and projects. This PGDM program
features campus immersion modules for networking with peers and industry specialists.
This competitively priced program allows working professionals to gain a healthy work-life balance
by giving them the option to stretch the 2 year program over 5 years according to their convenience
and comfort. Students can also receive support for their entrepreneurial dreams through the Atal
Incubation Center (AICGIM) on campus.
Dr. Ajit Parulekar, Director of GIM, said, “The GOAL PGDM programme opens up a significant new
opportunity for professionals from all over India to connect with GIM for a premier management
education. GOAL PGDM is futuristic, tech-enabled, and will help working professionals benefit from
GIM’s legacy and expertise. The flexibility of this innovative PGDM will enable participants to
optimize their resources without compromising their work and life balance.”
Applicants must have three years of work experience or more to qualify. There are opportunities for
educational finance aid, and the institute also awards scholarships to outstanding participants.
Applications for the GOAL PGDM Programme are now open; additional information is available at
Goa Institute of Management (GIM) is a leading business school focused on transforming and
improving management education. GIM, founded in 1993 by the late Fr. Romuald D’Souza, was
named one of the world’s top four Best B-Schools in the Positive Impact Rating 2021. Currently, the
institute provides both full-time and part-time PGDM programmes. It was recently placed 36th in
India’s top B-Schools by NIRF rankings (Govt. of India).
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