The Two Year Full-Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management programme consists of six trimesters. The course structure has been designed to ensure that the management graduates of LBSIM develop a judicious blend of strategic thinking, tactical implementation, specialized knowledge and general management skills. In the three trimesters during the first year, the focus is primarily on basic courses, to build a foundation of conceptual and analytical skills, required for pursuing specialized study in various functional areas, in the second year of the programme. The students have to take 21 core courses along with a Personal & Interpersonal Effectiveness Lab and undertake Summer Training at the end of the year. The students may also have the opportunity to take a foreign language as an optional course during the first year or second year. In the second year, during the fourth, fifth and sixth trimesters, the students have to opt for 13 electives in addition to the two compulsory courses. This enables them to pursue in–depth and rigorous learning in the areas of their specialization. The electives cover a minimum of two functional areas, which equip the LBSIM graduates to sharpen their multiple functional skills.The participant will also choose an elective from the General Management area in fifth and sixth trimester. Besides, each student undertakes a project study under the guidance of a faculty member during the second year, with the aim of gaining an insight into actual corporate realities by studying a business problem or a situation. The students from the beginning of fourth trimester undertake the project study and the final submission is at the end of fifth trimester.