PGPX is unique among Indian one year MBAs: It is a dual degree program that is a full partnership between IIMU and the prestigious Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in the United States, one of the world leaders in the SCM domain. PGPX is not an executive or part-time MBA. It is a full-time residential program and admission is through the GMAT. Although it is referred to as a one year MBA it in fact extends over 15 months – students start the program in January of the first year and graduate in March of the following year.
While the PGPX provides a thorough grounding in management fundamentals, it is the only one year MBA that offers an intensive specialization in Global Supply Chain Management.
Unlike other one year programs which include a short international component, PGPX offers a full semester of five months at Purdue University where students have access to world-class faculty and facilities and the chance to learn and work with students from all parts of the world.
The 15 month PGPX offers a similar range of electives, demands equal academic rigor and uses the same grading criteria as a two year MBA. It is designed specifically for students with diverse and extensive work experience – a minimum of 2.5 years. Their experience is integrated into all aspects of the program including course work, projects, and company interactions.
Students graduate with an MS-GSCM degree from Purdue and a Post Graduate Diploma for Executives with a specialization in GSCM from IIM Udaipur.
Purdue University, one of the most prestigious American universities, was founded in 1869. Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, it offers over 200 undergraduate programs and over 70 masters and doctoral programs. Purdue has 14% foreign students among the total student population of 75,000.
Since its inception in 1958, the Krannert School of Management – the business school at Purdue – has been widely recognized as one of the top business schools in the USA. Its overall Master's program is ranked 16th worldwide and the Operations and Supply Chain/Logistics departments are ranked 7th and 9th respectively in the United States.