This is a gap that has to be reckoned with. The PGDFM from the CBC has been constructed to take care of this.
First, the course has been designed to make it a good stepping stone to undertaking an MBA programme in highly recognized and prestigious institutes. The demands and pressures created to successfully complete an MBA programme are more easily negotiated. The experience of CBC’s alumni, having completed the PGDFM, suggests so.
Secondly, the PGDFM is a self-contained course. It is completed over a time span of fifteen months. It has two components – taught units and perhaps a dissertation. The subjects taught have been very carefully chosen with a deliberate focus on strategy. Together, they provide a good insight into how organizational systems contribute to managerial effectiveness.
Thirdly, it is to be reckoned that management is an inter-disciplinary affair and the subjects taught must never be treated as compartmentalized. There is a great need that the students develop the capability as to how to integrate the subjects taught in the classrooms to solve any management problem. The three month long dissertation part of the PGDFM takes care of this. Students research real life managerial problems from selected organizations and submit reports containing recommendations for the individual organizations. This is an area of crucial importance for management students. Many institutes/universities offering management qualifications leave this area of concern unanswered. CBC has been successful in answering this concern by virtue of the methodology it has developed.