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Message from the Founder &
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Message from the
                                    Executive Director
                                    Prof. S. Srira...
    Academic Advisory Council
    Academic Advisory Council is a stellar body of Who-is-Who of Academics
    and ...
Dr. C.K. Prahalad       Dr. Philip Kotler   Dr. Seenu Srinivasan      Dr. Shyam Sunder     Dr. Srikant Datar   Dr. V. S. A...
    Business Advisory Council
    Great Lakes is guided by a Business Advisory Council, comprising
    corporate ti...
Mr. L. Lakshman                                                 Mr. R. Ravimohan
CEO, Rane (Madras) Ltd., India           ...
The Future Redefined
    Within four years of establishment, Great Lakes has evolved into a known,
    reputed and aspired...
PGXPM - A Global Business Perspective

                            The Post Graduate Global Executive
The Edge

    Transforming ideas
    Indian Advantage
    A living laboratory for the study of global business
organization positively. Great Lakes' rich learning       During the first four terms, the program will focus on
process c...
The Architecture
     The entire program spans over two years and is divided into 6 trimesters of 4 months each.
Program Schedule
1st Trimester: Aug 9th 2008, onwards     4th Trimester : Aug 14th 2009, onwards
l  Outdoor Activity      ...
The Elements
     Organizational Behavior
     Provides the knowledge and insights to better diagnose and implement
covered in this course are personal and corporate balance sheet, personal and
corporate profit and loss statement, basic a...
Financial Management
     Takes a financial approach to managerial decision-making by understanding the
     central ideas...
From L to R Dr. Bala V Balachandran,
      Mr. Adi Godrej, Mr. K.B.Chandrasekhar

situation, while the reality of the financial data serves to constrain the submission
     of unrealistic marketing progra...
focus on actually using and practicing these skills rather than simply hearing
about them. The program will rely heavily o...
The Mentors
                                      Great Lakes' unique faculty model brings together
Sangamitra - the intra college cultural festival      Dr. Bala V. Balachandran & Mr. Jimmy Carter                      Mr....
Mr. S. Ramadorai, Mr. Ashok Vadagama, Dr. Bala V. Balachandran & Dr. Paul Prabhaker

     MBA from the University of Cinci...
of sectors, helping organizations develop marketing             Vaidy Jayaraman teaches operations management at the
The Base
     Great Lakes is currently located in a quiet and green
     locality in the heart of Chennai, one of India's ...
Resource Center                                                 LMS supports the collaborative learning community, offerin...
Sponsors of PGXPM students
                     Batch I, II and III
     Advanced Health Care Resources              Intel...
The Value

Great Lakes reserves the right to alter the amounts indicated in the
following schedule any time before the fir...
The Gateway
     Admission Criteria
     A Bachelor's degree in any discipline is the primary qualifying criteria.
The Commitment
               Great Lakes' Commitment
The staff and the faculty of Great Lakes are committed to
  helping ...
Layout of the proposed new campus

                           Varsha & Pradeep - Architects

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  1. 1. POST GRADUATE GLOBAL EXECUTIVE PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CHENNAI Invest in your future *Hitherto offered as Global Executive MBA MOUs Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  2. 2. C O N T E N T S Message from the Founder & Honorary Dean 1 Message from the Executive Director 2 Message from the Director, Corporate Initiatives & PGXPM 2 Scholars 3 Titans 5 The Future Redefined 7 PGXPM - A Global Business Perspective 8 The Edge 9 The Architecture 11 Program Schedule 12 The Elements 13 The Mentors 19 The Base 23 The Sponsors 25 The Value 26 The Gateway 27 The Commitment 28
  3. 3. Message from the Founder & Honorary Dean Dr. Bala V. Balachandran “The soft fluttering of a butterfly wings on earth resonates in the distant galactic voids” What is an Eternal Truth in Physics - that curriculum, pedagogy, faculty background & everything is interconnected with everything else credentials, outlook, approach and treatment and in this Universe - is becoming true for the world of above all the Great Lakes Culture. Business & Management. In a world that is It is in line with this that we have further enhanced becoming flatter by the day, where the National & our PGXPM program and offer it to the Indian geographic borders are diffusing, it is no longer an Corporates to invest upon their most successful insular business environment any more. No matter Managers, to groom them for their future where you are and what you do, you are impacted Leadership roles, thus building Loyalty Effect for by the Business events anywhere on Earth, and in Sustainable Profitability. turn what you do impacts them across the globe. Thus Money Value of Time has become more Two great groups of Industry and Academia - our important than Time Value of Money. Business Advisory Council headed by Dr. Ratan Tata and other world industry leaders like If India is to become one of the top 3 economic Ms. Indra Nooyi, Mr. Narayana Murthy, powers, it is going to be attained as much, if not Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Mr. Kumaramangalam Birla, more, by Entrepreneurs, Managers and Leaders of Mr. Vivek Paul, Mr. Deepak Parekh, tomorrow like you, as by political statesmen, the Mr. Seshasayee, Mr. Venu Srinivasan and others, government and bureaucracy. and the Academic Advisory Council consisting of More and more Indian Businesses are now leading world-class professors like Philip Kotler the transnational mergers and acquisitions. This is (Kellogg), Raghuram Rajan (Chicago and IMF), leading to an acute scarcity of Business Managers Shyam Sunder (Yale), S. P. Kothari (MIT), Seenu & Leaders with global perspective, capabilities to Srinivasan (Stanford), Jithendra V. Singh handle Scale & Diversity, Passion and above these, (Wharton), Srikant Datar (Harvard) and others - impeccable Virtue and Character. guide our full time and visiting faculty to give you a truly global PGXPM program in Chennai, India. These are to be groomed and provided by Schools The institute has identified the best features of of higher quality and values - like Great Lakes. American management education and adapted Welcome to Great Lakes Institute of Management. them to Indian/Asian values and ethos. With the This institute is a not-for-profit organization with commitment and focus as enunciated herein, our "A Global Mindset and Indian Roots", propelled objective will be to offer a world-class program by Knowledge and steered by Ethical Values, that will help each manager realize his or her full where today's Managers are groomed to become potential as a future leader ready to take on the Leaders of tomorrow. global scale responsibilities. It is definitely by design that at Great Lakes a The other unique features of Great Lakes are its global perspective permeates all its programs - the avowed Customer Centricity & Meritocracy. Every thing that we think, say and do is Customer focused, and emanates from asking what would deliver Value to our Customers - the Corporates, the Participants in the PGXPM program, and the Society at large. Let us join hands for an enduring and enriching partnership, to work together to script the glorious chapters of an India-centric world full of amity and inclusive prosperity. Jai hind. 1
  4. 4. Message from the Executive Director Prof. S. Sriram It gives me immense pleasure to address the prospective this program should enable each of the participants to be a sponsoring companies and candidates of our PGXPM. global ready manager. The program is in its fifth edition and we have made For the sponsoring companies, here is an opportunity to substantial additions to enrich the program and make it transform their managerial talent into a force with 'global' more and more relevant based on the previous four years' perspective and outlook. The impact of globalization is all experience. The first two batches have already passed out there to see and even firms that are confining themselves successfully and the heartening fact is that most of them to national frontiers are no more immune to it as global have gone on to assume positions of higher responsibility players are here competing with them across a cross- during and subsequent to the duration of the program. section of industries. Becoming global is no more a choice but is inevitable. We have restructured the program to make it more global in it's outlook as well as contents. It is our objective that Looking forward to having your nominee on board. Message from the Director, Corporate Initiatives and PGXPM Prof. R. S. Veeravalli This is a premium Post Graduate Diploma Program for through the Learning Management System, the e-learning your brightest and the best Managers - people whom you platform that connects the participants with the faculty see as your future Leadership material - whom you want and the institute, to ensure more than adequate and in- to retain, invest upon, develop and groom, from the depth learning takes place. This approach is taken to middle to senior management cadre, to prepare them to be effectively address the needs of a wide spectrum of Global Business ReadyTM Managers today and Global participants - while all of them commonly are high- Business Ready Leaders tomorrow. potential leadership material having a varied academic back-ground, from Engineering to Commerce to No matter whether they are based in India or anywhere Economics etc., while some already having formal else in the world, the managers of today - and increasingly management education as well. in the days to come are to manage and perform in an environment that is Global. There are hardly any The learning will get further reinforced with a unique businesses today whose Value-Creation is without an year-long Country/ Industry Study that each participant international component or constituent. Hence to say that will take on, which will culminate in a Report and managers have to be Global in their perspectives is to state Presentation at the end of the Program. This is apart from the obvious, especially for the middle and senior projects that they might do at their work-place as part of management. the various courses in the Program. They will further learn Chinese- Mandarin, and spend one week overseas during The program aims to provide a blend of the fundamentals their final contact session in a country appropriate to the and the cutting-edge learning of Business Management, program. All of which would round them to be Global by having the best faculty from around the world and Business Ready, which is the raison d'etre of this India teaching them in the contact sessions and guiding program. them seamlessly further during the trimesters that follow, 2
  5. 5. Scholars Academic Advisory Council Academic Advisory Council is a stellar body of Who-is-Who of Academics and Thinkers in Management. This council guides and approves the curriculum design, pedagogy etc. Besides this, many of these stalwarts also teach in our post graduate program. Dr. Bala .V. Balachandran Chairman, Academic Advisory Council, Founder & Honorary Dean Great Lakes Institute of Management Dr. Gadi Ariav Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, The Leon Recanati School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University; Director, The Georges Leven High-Tech Management School,Tel Aviv, Israel Dr. V. S. Arunachalam Former Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister and Defence Minister, Distinguished Professor, Material Sciences Department, Carnegie-Mellon University, USA Dr. M. B. Athreya Sri Sringeri Sharada Institute of Management, New Delhi, India Dr. Yair M. Babad Professor of Information and Decision Sciences, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; Adjunct Professor at the Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Dr. Sudhakar V. Balachandran Assistant Professor of Accounting, Columbia Business School, Columbia University at New York, USA Ms. Rama Bijapurkar Consultant, Mumbai, India Dr. Bala Chakravarthy Professor of Strategy & International Management, Shell Chair of Sustainable Business Growth, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland Dr. Sunil Chopra IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Management & Information Systems, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA Prof. Aswath Damodaran Professor of Finance, David Margolis Teaching Excellence Fellow, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University Dr. N. Jayashankaran Vice-Chancellor, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Vishwa Mahavidyalaya, Kanchipuram, India 3 3
  6. 6. Dr. C.K. Prahalad Dr. Philip Kotler Dr. Seenu Srinivasan Dr. Shyam Sunder Dr. Srikant Datar Dr. V. S. Arunachalam Dr. S. P. Kothari Prof. Nandu Nagarajan Dr. Seenu V. Srinivasan Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting, Katz Graduate School of Business, University Adams Distinguished Professor of Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts of Pittsburg, USA Management and Director of the Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, Strategic Marketing Management Dr. Keshavamurthy Ramamurthy USA Executive Program, Stanford Graduate Professor, Management Information Systems, School of Business, Stanford, Dr. Lakshman Krishnamurthi University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, California, USA Chairman and Montgomary Ward Professor of Wisconsin, USA Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Prof. Marti G. Subrahmanyam Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan Northwestern University Charles E Merrill Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing, Professor of Economics and Finance at the Prof. Philip Kotler Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Leonard N Stern School of Business, S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA New York University International Marketing at the Kellogg Dr. Hayagreeva Rao Graduate School of Management, Dr. Shyam Sunder Professor of Organizational Behavior; Northwestern University, James L. Frank Director of the Human Resource Evanston, Illinois, USA Professor of Accounting, Executive Program, Stanford Graduate School Economics & Finance, Dr. B. Mahadevan of Business. Yale School of Management, Professor of Operations Management, Indian Dr. Rakesh Singh Yale University, New Haven, Institute of Management, Bangalore, India Management Educator & Consultant, Mumbai Connecticut, USA Dr. Rajnish Mehra Dr. Suresh P. Sethi Dr. Krishnamurthy Surysekar Professor of Finance, Department of Ashbel Smith Professor of Operations Assistant Professor of Accounting, Economics, University of Santa Barbara, Management, Director of Center School of Accounting, Florida California, USA for Intelligent Supply Networks, School of International University, Miami, Dr. V. G. Narayanan Management, University of Florida, USA Associate Professor of Management Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA Dr. Asher Tishler Accounting, Harvard Business School, Dr. Konduru Shivaramakrishnan Associate Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bauer Endowed Chair of Accounting, C T The Leon Recanati Graduate School of USA Bauer College of Business, University of Business Administration, Tel Aviv Dr. Srinivasan Raghunathan Houston, Texas, USA University, Tel Aviv, Israel Associate Professor of Management Mr. Mohan Nair Dr. Srikant M. Datar Information Systems, University of Texas at Sr. Vice President, Marketing, Professor of Business Administration, Dallas, Texas, USA The Regence Group,USA Senior Associate Dean, Chair, Executive Dr. Nirmal Gupta Education, Harvard Business School, Dr. Swaminathan Sridharan Marketing Educator, India Soldiers Field, Boston Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Paul Prabhaker Information and Management, Kellogg Dr. M. S. Krishnan Associate Dean and Associate Professor of School of Management, Northwestern Area Chairman and Professor of Business Marketing, Stuart School of Business, Illinois University, Evanston, Illinois, USA Information Technology, Co-Director Center Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA for Global Resource Leverage; India, Dr. Jitendra V. Singh Ross School of Business, University of Dr. Raghuram Rajan Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Michigan Joseph L Gidwitz Professor of Finance, Management and Vice-Dean of University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA; International Academic Affairs, The Dr. Finn E. Kydland Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund Wharton School, University of Henley Professor of Economics, University (IMF) Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, of California, Santa Barbara. Pennsylvania, USA Dr. Ram T. S. Ramakrishnan Dr. Lakshmanan Shivakumar Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting, Dr. K. K. Srinivasan Associate Professor of Accounting University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA Founder President of two e-com Accounting Group, London Business ventures; worked at leading financial School, Regents Park, London institutions; formerly on the faculty of Prof. S. Ramachander Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Management Educator and Consultant 4 Georgia, USA 4
  7. 7. Titans Business Advisory Council Great Lakes is guided by a Business Advisory Council, comprising corporate titans, who maintain a strong connection and interface with the industry. The objective is to ensure that the course curriculum reflects the dynamic changes in the business environment and equips students to meet emerging challenges. Mr. Ratan Tata Chairman, Tata Sons Ltd, India Chairman, Business Advisory Council, Great Lakes Institute of Management Dr. Bala V. Balachandran J.L.Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Information Management and Decision Sciences and Director, Accounting Research Center, Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois, USA and Deputy Chairman, Business Advisory Council, Great Lakes Institute of Management Other Members Mr. Madhur Bajaj Vice-Chairman, Bajaj Auto, India Mr. S. V. Balasubramaniam Chairman - Bannari Amman Sugar Ltd., India Mr. Kumarmangalam Birla Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, India Dr. K. B. Chandrasekhar Chairman and CEO, Jamcracker Inc, USA Mr. John Fisher Chairman, Solid Systems Engineering, USA Mr. Jamshyd Godrej Chairman, Godrej & Boyce, India Mr. G. P. Goenka Chairman, Duncans Goenka Group, India Dr. Desh Bandhu Gupta Chairman, Lupin Labs, India Dr. Abid Hussain Former Indian Ambassador to USA Ms. Indra Nooyi Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, Inc. Mr. T. Kannan Managing Director, Thiagarajar Mills Limited, India Mr. R. K. Krishna Kumar Director-Tata Sons Board, Vice Chairman-Tata Tea, Managing Director-Indian Hotels Company, India Mr. Pratik Kumar Executive Vice President-Human Resources, Wipro Corporation Dr. Ratan N. Tata Mr. Jamshyd Godrej 5
  8. 8. Mr. L. Lakshman Mr. R. Ravimohan CEO, Rane (Madras) Ltd., India MD & CEO, CRISIL, India Mr. A. Mahendran Mr. BVR. Mohan Reddy MD, Godrej Sara Lee, India Chairman and CEO, InfoTech Enterprises, India Mr. P. Murari IAS (Retd.) Mr. B. Ramalinga Raju Advisor to President of FICCI & Chairman, Satyam Computer Services, India Former Secretary to President of India Mr. S. Ramadorai Mr. A.C.Muthiah CEO, Tata Consultancy Services, India Chairman, Spic Ltd., India Mr. Arun Bharat Ram Mr. A. M. Naik Chairman and Managing Director, SRF Ltd., India MD and CEO, Larsen and Toubro Ltd. India Mr. N. Sankar Dr. S. Narayan IAS (Retd.) Chairman, Sanmar Group, India Former Advisor, Economic Mrs. Rama Sankar Affairs, Prime Minister's Office, CEO DELTA Consulting Group Glenview, Illinois Government of India Mr. G. Sathasivam Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy Chairman, Watawala Plantations, Sri Lanka Chairman & Chief Mentor, Infosys Ltd., India Mr. R. Seshasayee Mr. T. S. Narayanasami MD, Ashok Leyland, India Chairman & Managing Director, Bank of India Mr. N. Srinivasan Mr. Roger Nelson Vice Chairman & Managing Director, The Former Chairman, Ernst & Young Consulting, India Cements Ltd., India Adjunct Professor of Information Systems and Management at Kellogg Graduate School of Mr. Venu Srinivasan Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, CMD, TVS Motor Company Ltd., India Illinois, USA Mr. V. K. Sundaram Mr. Deepak Parekh MD, Sudharshan Agencies, India Chairman, HDFC & IDFC, India Mr. A. Vellayan Mr. G. V. Prasad Vice Chairman, Murugappa Group, India CEO, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., India Mr. Ravi Venkatesan Mrs. Rajshree Pathy Chairman, Microsoft Corporation (India) MD, Rajshree Sugars Ltd., India Dr. Darsh Wasan Vice President, Illinois Institute of Technology, Mr. Vivek Paul Chicago, Illinois, USA Partner, Texas Pacific Group Formerly Vice Chairman and President, Dr. Herbert J. Wiedenheus Wipro Technologies CEO, Krubs Engineering, Germany Mr. Ratan Ranka Mr. R. Ganapathi Chartered Accountant, India Executive Director, Trigyn Technologies Ms. Indra Nooyi Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy Mr. S. Ramadorai Mr. K.B. Chandrasekhar 6
  9. 9. The Future Redefined Within four years of establishment, Great Lakes has evolved into a known, reputed and aspired business school in India. The Academic Collaboration we hold with Stuart Graduate School of Management, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago; the Research Collaboration with Yale University; the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nanyang Technological University and Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, have contributed greatly to the completeness of our education model. Great Lakes seeks to create a generation of leaders who will shape the practice of business in every industry and in every country around the world. We do this by blending the best business practices of the West with the values and ethos of the East. Our edifice is built around a single theme that shapes all our strategies, policies and plans - it is customer-centricity. We define "customer" to include all our beneficiaries - the participants who receive the best and most practical business education; the world of business, whose need for managerial talent of the highest quality is met; the top-notch faculty and staff who provide such an educational experience. Dr. C. K. Prahalad 7
  10. 10. PGXPM - A Global Business Perspective The Post Graduate Global Executive Program in Management is Great Lakes' answer to unfolding global changes in business perspectives. It helps to lift one's career beyond expectations with an international life-changing experience. This six-term, rigorous, fully mentored program takes the work experience of the participants into consideration and focuses on sets of core courses in Finance, Marketing, Operations, Technology and Human Resource Management. With a perspective to provide the participants the abilities to graduate to the General Management and business leadership levels. Dr. Philip Kotller 8
  11. 11. The Edge PGXPM Transforming ideas Indian Advantage A living laboratory for the study of global business challenges and changes. Academic Excellence World-class faculty and guest lecturers from the corporate world. Global Perspective The entire program and the course have been redesigned with a global outlook, irrespective of the locational specifics - to enable the participants to handle business and functions at/on an international scale, diversity and complexity. Return on Investment Immediate and long-term benefits to the participants in their professional and personal life and for the sponsors. Personal Attention Faculty and staff are committed to academic and learning needs of the participants. Networking Community of peers will prove to be a powerful asset, as they represent different companies and industries. Transforming Thought Using a highly innovative holistic business curriculum, PGXPM helps examine real world issues from multiple perspectives simultaneously. Transforming Leadership Careers can be transformed and skills imparted to perform at a higher level. This impacts both the individual and the 9
  12. 12. organization positively. Great Lakes' rich learning During the first four terms, the program will focus on process can help reap dividends for a lifetime, as it the core courses in Finance, Marketing, Operations, creates a culture driven by curiosity and commitment to Technology and Human Resource Management. results. 3) Great peer learning The sheer caliber and variety of the back grounds of the The Target class participants make for the fertile ground for tremendous peer learning which is a big learning PGXPM is meant for the identified future Business component that is consciously leveraged and facilitated. Leaders in the organization that the management wants to invest upon and groom. 4) International exposure Some of the best international faculty come and teach at this program, bringing with them the latest, cutting- The Design edge in management theories and practices, through a The program has been designed in a way to enable the blend of their distinguished academic work and hands high-performing fast track senior executives to pursue on consulting experience. the higher learnings in formal management education without interrupting their careers. The program will provide: Program Objectives 1) Cross-functional inputs Reinforce concepts Advanced knowledge in the areas of specialization, Make participants understand the case study namely Finance, Marketing, and other business methodology that forms the basis for the entire learning. domains. It has follow through components through the e- learning platform in the following 4 months in each 2) General management skills trimester. There will be a total of 30 courses and The program will be interactive in nature with a lot of lectures on the contemporary areas in management. emphasis on case study method as well as real life examples. It has been designed to provide continuous Quasi consulting opportunities to apply classroom learning to the Participants can bring in their real life practical business context of the participant with a view to problems/cases from the place of work and discuss reinforce the concept learnt and enhance the possible solutions during the contact sessions. company/industry knowledge on the part of the International (country-based) study/Business plan participants. project work The program is based on certain key adult learning The participants will do individually or in very small principles and provides opportunity/demands for self- groups country based/ Vertical based/ projects towards study and self-learning. the end of the program, which would be integrative of all the learning that happens through the programs. 10
  13. 13. The Architecture The entire program spans over two years and is divided into 6 trimesters of 4 months each. Each trimester starts with a two-week residency in which 5 courses of 15 hours each will be covered. Each of these two-week residencies will be followed by assignments / submissions in the form of application exercises based on what was learnt in the two weeks. The total number of rigorous classroom hours that a PGXPM participant undergoes is to the tune of 500 hours. The participants are expected to put in at least 6 to 8 hours every week during the off-campus period. Contact classes duration Off-campus period Total hours 6 hrs in class x 14 days x 6 terms = 504 hrs 6 off campus periods x 14 weeks 504 x 3 = 1512 hrs 6 hrs out of class x 14 days x 6 hrs = 504 hrs x 6 terms = 504 hrs During the residency, there would be guest lectures by eminent persons of the industry/education field on issues of contemporary interest. A lot of emphasis is placed on group working/group learning and to facilitate this even during off- campus period, the institute has invested in a Learning Management System which enables participants to interact with each other through internet by logging on to the LMS site and also conduct chats, discussions, etc. An optional opportunity A possible visit to the US in the last week of the last contact session - subject to at least 20 participants from the class being in a position to fund/get sponsored at cost for the trip, (the rest would have their session as usual) - that could prove a one-of-its-kind memorable experience featuring: l 15 hours of classroom sessions of about 5 hours each by 2 to 3 eminent faculty. l Visit to Kellogg Business School. Interface with Dr. Bala V. Balacrandran & a select set of world-class faculty, apart from interacting with the student bodies in the Business School. l Possible visit to Corporates like Motorola, GE, etc, for first hand inputs on Best practices. The Award Great Lakes Institute of Management will issue a Certificate awarding the Post Graduate Global Executive Program in Management (PGXPM) 11
  14. 14. Program Schedule 1st Trimester: Aug 9th 2008, onwards 4th Trimester : Aug 14th 2009, onwards l Outdoor Activity l Services Marketing l Business Economics l Strategic Management l Basic Financial Accounting l Business Analytics l Quantitative Methods l Total Quality Management l Organizational Behavior l Strategic Profitability l Marketing Management l Mandarin (Chinese Language) l Mandarin (Chinese Language) 5th Trimester : Dec 11th 2009, onwards 2nd Trimester : Dec 12th 2008, onwards l Customer Relation Management l Operations Management l Management Control Systems l Management Accounting l Project Management l Human Resource Management l Entrepreneurship l Financial Statement Analysis l Strategic Marketing l Marketing Research l Mandarin (Chinese Language) l Mandarin (Chinese Language) 6th Trimester : Apr 9th 2010, onwards 3rd Trimester : Apr 10th 2009, onwards l International Business Management l Financial Management l Cross Cultural Management Workshop l Negotiations and Bargaining l Equity and Commodity Markets l Product and Brand Management l Valuations, Mergers & Acquisitions l Sales and Distribution Management l Global Financial Strategy l Supply Chain Management l Mandarin (Chinese Language) l Mandarin (Chinese Language) l Transformational Leadership & Change Management Country/Industry Study Assignment (Dissertation) in 2nd Year 12
  15. 15. The Elements Organizational Behavior Provides the knowledge and insights to better diagnose and implement organizational change. Helps managers to describe situations completely, diagnose the organizational behavior, prescribe the best practices or most appropriate behavior for given organizational situations, and then act effectively in those situations. The topics include individuals in organizations, groups and teams in organizations, building an organizational culture, structuring high-performance organizations, influences on organizational structure and managing change in organizations. Marketing Management Addresses the importance of companies being market-driven and customer- focused and presents current theories and practices of marketing management. Topics include strategies for pioneering brands, later entrants and strategies for growth in declining markets and hyper competition. Develops an understanding of skills needed in formulating and planning marketing strategies and acquisitions. Business Economics Explores the nature and determinants of decisions about profit maximizing, production and pricing. It creates a vivid, dynamic business setting that highlights micro-economic theory and the tools of quantitative analysis used in management decision-making. The course reinforces the connection between economics and real business situations, government and industry, challenges and opportunities for today's managers and economic decision- making in the 21st century. Topics include forecasting, the theory and estimation of production and cost, pricing and output decisions, special pricing practices, capital budgeting and risk uncertainty. Basic Financial Accounting For this basic course on Financial Accounting participants are not expected 13 to have any prior knowledge of accounting or finance. The topics which are
  16. 16. covered in this course are personal and corporate balance sheet, personal and corporate profit and loss statement, basic accounting equation, transaction accounting, monopoly game and preliminary financial statement analysis. Quantitative Methods Provides a comprehensive treatment of basic statistical concepts and methods for managers. Topics covered include time series, categorical data, random variables and their distributions, variability and regression models. The emphasis is on understanding the concepts and their applications. Operations Management Examines the basic principles of managing production and distribution of goods and services. It is organized around three basic concepts: locating and pricing bottlenecks, reducing variability and managing variability. These concepts provide insight into a wide variety of areas such as process analysis, quality, inventory control, capacity planning and location. Tools such as simulation, linear programming, decision trees and inventory models help in understanding the fundamental concepts. Human Resources Management Focuses on the changed role of HR in organizations and the challenge of sustainability in organizations. Particular emphasis is on “what is the role of HR today” and HR strategy as well as business strategy. The course is geared for the general manager and leans on recruitment, training and development, appraisal of performance, reward systems, information sharing, team and job design. Other topics include leading change, the organization that learns, sustaining partnership, operating at board level and making your organization an employer of choice. Financial Statement Analysis Provides the following background and financial analysis tools: an understanding of how financial statements are prepared; the ability to interpret the information provided in financial statements; the ability to conduct a preliminary financial analysis of a firm; the ability to forecast a firm's financial statement and an understanding of some of the cross-country differences in accounting methods. Marketing Research Enables participants to use marketing research as an effective tool in marketing decision with emphasis on marketing research concepts. The first process will cover Marketing Intelligence, and the second process will be a search for answers to some questions, which if answered would lead the company to make critical marketing decisions on a strategic or tactical level. Management Accounting Covers the use of financial information in management decision-making. The principle objective of the course is to provide a framework for future managers to understand and productively use the accounting systems which the students are likely to encounter in their careers. Topics include profitability and performance measurement issues, activity-based management and decision support through extensive set of case studies. Negotiations and Bargaining Teaches the art and science of achieving the objectives in interdependent relationships, both within and outside the company. Topics include cross- cultural negotiation, dispute resolution, coalition formation and multi-party negotiations, extremely competitive negotiations and negotiating via information technology. Focus is on preparation, strategy development, getting started, building, understanding, bargaining and closing the deal. Managers learn effective tools for negotiating within their own groups, including organizing successful meetings and techniques for building consensus. 14
  17. 17. Financial Management Takes a financial approach to managerial decision-making by understanding the central ideas, theories and analytical techniques of modern finance. Helps in understanding the environment in which financial decisions are taken. Topics include financial system, fundamental valuation concepts, capital budgeting, long-term financing capital structure, dividend policies, working capital management, planning corporate valuation, restructuring and value creation. Product and Brand Management Helps the participants with a clear description on the role and functions of a Product Manager and to take decisions in product management area and thus make them function effectively as Product Manager. It also provides an emphasis on overall creating, developing, maintaining and managing a brand in the modern corporate scenario, by fully learning the brand building strategies of leading brands and thereby function effectively as a Brand Manager. Sales and Distribution Management Provides the conceptual tools for managing sales personnel and to understand the means and techniques of physical distribution of goods/logistics management. It covers how the leading organizations practice the art of sales right from planning, staffing, organizing, controlling and distributing the products/services to the ultimate consumer. Business Analytics Serves to produce professional managers capable of fulfilling strategic roles within international business and government enterprises. The emphasis of this course stems from the imperatives for organizations to be alert to changes and have an in-built mechanism not merely to respond to these changes reactively and after they have happened but to bid for leadership and stay ahead of the leader in the pack by a good margin. The course equips how a middle manager can serve as a corporate ombudsman as to alert the company to both the opportunities and risks arising out of discontinuities in the marketplace. By the end of the course, the participants should be able to reflect upon themes relating to investments in IT and the returns thereof across industries. Supply Chain Management Focuses on concepts and techniques that enable firms to better coordinate material and information flows, and non-material activities associated with logistical and marketing processes that occur within and across organizations. The course will discuss concepts and recent influential innovations in SCM [e.g., Cross-Docking, Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Third-Party, Logistics (3PL), Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), and Quick Response (QR)].The goal of the course is to review the emerging literature in supply chain management and identify future research directions in this rapidly evolving field. The course will rely on instructional tools including lectures, case discussions, videos, problem sets, software demonstration, presentations and group projects. Total Quality Management Provides a fundamental, yet comprehensive coverage of Total Quality Management (TQM). It covers not only the principles and practices, but also the tools and techniques. A practical state-of-the-art approach is stressed throughout. Sufficient theory is presented to ensure that the participant has a sound understanding of the basic concepts. Customer Relationship Management Explores the foundations of relationship orientation by drawing upon economic as well behavioral concepts. The technological aspects of CRM are highlighted through an overview of data mining, the role of contact centres, comparison of some popular CRM products and methodology for selecting a technology- oriented CRM solution. While focusing on the functional aspects of CRM for marketing, sales, service and IT, the importance of an organization-wide initiative for the successful implementation of CRM is underscored through 15 case studies.
  18. 18. From L to R Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Mr. Adi Godrej, Mr. K.B.Chandrasekhar Mr. Vivek Paul Services Marketing Develops an understanding of the skills needed in formulating and planning marketing strategies for the service industry. The course focuses on managing the service encounter and in assessing and improving service delivery. Emphasis is laid on the importance of the service sector in the world economy and the most substantial changes taking place within the sector with the help of case studies. Project Management Mr. Jayaram Ramesh and Mr. N.Chandrababu Naidu Studies the relationship between project planning and implementation; from budgeting to scheduling and control, with proven project-management processes, broadly-tested techniques, and solid approaches to the successful management of projects in varying sizes and degrees of complexity. The course helps in demonstrating how a project manager effectively and efficiently navigates through the what, when, and how of work necessary to take a project from idea to execution; and shows the important role disciplined project management plays in transforming corporate strategy into reality. Topics include defining the project, designing the project process and delivering the project. Management Control Systems Comprehensively addresses the complex and multi-dimensional subject of Management Control Systems (MCSs). Provides an all-encompassing framework within which to consider management control issues. The course relies on real world text examples and an extensive set of case studies, which reflect the complexity that managers face when using MCSs. Topics include management control environment, responsibility centres, revenue expense and profit centres, transfer pricing, measuring and controlling assets employed, the management control process, budget preparation, analyzing financial performance reports, performance measurement and variations in management control. Strategic Marketing Provides participants with an overview of the decision-making process in marketing. The course provides practical understanding of the strategic marketing process, and how it can be applied to a variety of real-life organizational and national environments. It encourages developing a 'strategic mindset' towards the development of marketing programs. It examines strategies over the product life cycle, including growth strategies, strategies for mature and declining markets and defensive strategies. The course provides a chance to apply strategic marketing principles to a variety of 16 situations, and information is introduced to emphasize the urgency of the
  19. 19. situation, while the reality of the financial data serves to constrain the submission of unrealistic marketing programs. A primary goal of this course is to provide a thorough understanding of the rapidly changing business environment and the various stakeholders that influence the marketing management function. Strategic Management Focuses on the tools to analyze the markets that the firm is in, and to maneuver it into new and beneficial directions. The topics include strategy introduction, strategic intent, mission statements, stakeholder view, industry analysis, internal analysis, resource based view, competitive strategy, corporate strategy and strategy implementation. The course analyses the constraints that limit major organizational change. International Business Management This course will deal with managing businesses effectively across borders and geographies in the backdrop of a flattening world. Hence, it will look at this flattening world view, the forces and drivers that would be at play at this level and appropriate strategies and frameworks in managing such businesses effectively given the scale, diversity and complexity. The course will also allow you to develop expertise in using particular frameworks and techniques relevant for international business managers. This will provide insights into how organizations can develop strategies to successfully take advantage of the internationalization process. This course provides the opportunity to examine the impact on business behavior and strategy of the rapid growth in recent years of international business activity. Cross Cultural Management Workshop The workshop equips the executive participants with greater intercultural competence and also the insight in managing the multinational cultural diversity with ease. The workshop helps the participants to redefine intercultural challenges in a way that better leverage the potential inherent in diverse workforce into a greater advantage. The participants will be enabled to distinguish among the range of cognitive and/or behavioral adaptations available in any cross cultural interaction. The other dimension would be to be able to perform effectively as an expert manager in a different country/cultural setting, looking at the processes for effective adaptation and acculturisation. Entrepreneurship A comprehensive course on the steps to start a business. Starting from devising a complete business plan to choosing the best ownership structure. It also covers ideas from entrepreneurial ventures, naming a business, competitive analysis, financial plan, market analysis, marketing plan, operating plan, home based business, goal setting process, managing people, performance appraisal and delegation. Valuation, Merger and Acquisition Exposes the participants to the most current topic in Finance and develops an in- depth understanding of the inter-link between the subject of finance and major strategic decisions of a proactive organization. The course will deal on the mechanics, cost and benefits of merger, purchase of a division, takeovers, business alliances, managing an acquisition, divestitures, ownership restructuring, privatization, organizational restructuring and dynamics of restructuring. Transformational Leadership & Change Management Provides participants with a broad overview of key leadership and management skills. Focuses on the efficient use of information and resources for making decisions in an organization. Topics include getting the best from teams, using information efficiently and making fair and just workplaces. The program will 17
  20. 20. focus on actually using and practicing these skills rather than simply hearing about them. The program will rely heavily on group discussion, role playing and presentations by participants. It will also provide step-by-step applications of change management principles that stress the importance of improvement within organizations, rather than simply making changes. It examines the competitive advantage school of thought from the perspective of technical professionals, and sees the need for change as being directly tied to the need to gain and maintain competitive advantages in the global marketplace. The objective of the course is to understand the concept of change management and its relevance to various functions of the organization. It provides exposure to change management techniques, integrates the concepts of change with organizational growth and at appropriate levels of leadership. It focuses on learning to 'lead change' as and when the time arises and understanding change management in terms of current models, frameworks and developments applied by organizations. Global Financial Strategy Provides an idea or overview of overseas trading policies, processes, practices and also the techniques applicable to individual and industry. The course will cover world monetary system, foreign exchange markets and rates, international parity relationships, international capital budgeting, financing foreign operations, raising foreign currency finance, financing exports, insuring exports and documents in international trade. Equity and Commodity Markets Provides the different instruments that trade in a market and the different institutions that are associated with a market, the different trading mechanisms used in organized financial markets, how prices reflect information about fundamental values and the different forces that govern regulatory processes. This course gives a comprehensive view of equity and commodity market operations, its nature and its behavior in detail. Country/Industry Study Assignment The Country/Industry Study is a one year long individual/group assignment which starts at the end of 3rd Trimester and continues till the end of the last trimester. Each individual/group would select a particular country/Industry and study it in all business aspects to gain a level of intimacy which would enable/facilitate reaching a degree of expertise in that domain. The country/Industry study should result in a plan and/or report in hard copy and a presentation followed by Q & A / Viva voce to defend/elucidate the submissions. These would be forming part of the overall performance evaluation in the program. 18
  21. 21. The Mentors Great Lakes' unique faculty model brings together the best academicians and industry experts from across the globe. Abdul A. Rasheed is a Professor at the rank holder in ACA, ICWA, and FCA. He is a Department of Management, University of Texas, visiting faculty at Thiagarajar School of Arlington. He did his PhD from University of Management, Madurai. He specializes in human Pittsburgh and MBA from IIM Calcutta. He resources, personnel management and corporate teaches strategic planning & policy, management finance. control systems, management of international Finn E. Kydland (Noble Laureate in Economics operations, business policy, organizational policy for the year 2004) is the Professor of Economics and administration in MBA and executive from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business. programs. He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon and V. S. Arunachalam has received the Padma BS from Norwegian School of Economics and Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan awards. He is the Business Administration. His main areas of Vice Chairman of Tamil Nadu State Planning research are political economy, business cycles, Commission. He is also extending his service as a monetary and fiscal policy and labor economics. Professor in Departments of Engineering and Prof Lalitha Maheswaran A Freelance Public Policy, Material Science & Engineering at Consultant, Corporate Trainer with Multi Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, National Corporations and top organizations in Pittsburgh and as Honorary Professor of School the country. She is also a visiting faculty with of Engineering, University of Warwick, UK. highly reputed Business Schools, namely the Arup Varma is the Director and Associate 'Indian Institutes of Management' teaching Professor, Institute of Human Resources and 'Managerial Communication' and in the last four Industrial Relations and Area Coordinator of years she has been visiting 'Indian School of HRIR, Graduate School of Business of Loyola Business' handling 'Leadership Development University, Chicago. He is a PhD from Rutgers Program'. University, New Jersey and did his MS at Xavier M. S. Jayaraman is the President of Lumino Labor Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, India. His Strategies. He is a Consultant for Siemens research focus is in industrial relations and human Information Systems Ltd. (ROI Evaluation), resources, psychology and personnel Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai (IT deployment and management. Telemedicine) and a Guest Faculty at IIM Bala V. Balachandran is a J. L. Kellogg Bangalore, IFMR Chennai and CIMA Colombo. Distinguished Professor of Accounting and His areas of interest are IT strategies, business Information Systems, Kellogg Graduate School process reengineering, total service quality, of Management. He is the Founder & Dean of deeper learning and systems thinking. Great Lakes Institute of Management. He Khalid Nainar is the Associate Professor in completed his PhD from Carnegie-Mellon Accounting, DeGroote School of Business, University. His areas of interest are managerial McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. He accounting, activity based management, received his PhD in Accounting and Economics, incentive performance and compensation, University of Florida. He is a member of the decision support systems, forecasting and math American Accounting member of the Research programming. Methodologies Committee. He is also a member Bharath Krishna Sankar is the Chairman and of the Canadian Academic Association where he 19 Managing Director of Aparajitha Group. He is a has served as a member of the Research
  22. 22. Sangamitra - the intra college cultural festival Dr. Bala V. Balachandran & Mr. Jimmy Carter Mr. Krishnamachari Srikanth Methodologies Committee. He is also a & Psychology at USC College of Letters, Arts Management and M.Tech from IIT Chennai. member of the Canadian Academic and Sciences. She specializes in intrapersonal, His key areas of research are business models Accounting Association, American interpersonal and health communication. She for internet based e-commerce, restructuring Economic Association, The Econometric has worked for projects funded by the Centre manufacturing systems, production & Society and the Canadian Business and for Disease Control, Annenberg Center, operations management, business Professional Ethics Network. He specializes UARP/State of California, and the National applications of simulation and strategic in accounting measures of price and volume Institute of Mental Health. Her areas of transformation of manufacturing enterprises. volatility, insider trading and ethical attitudes research topics include using fuzzy logic for V. K. Murti is an Associate Professor, S. P. in experimental markets, energy issues, modeling sexual harassment perceptions and Jain Institute of Management & Research. He financial analysts forecasts and pricing of examining factors that affect how at-risk has received his PGDMM and PGDMS derivatives populations process and react to AIDS- certificate from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans' Kondura Sivaramakrishnan is the Chair related messages, using evolutionary Rajendra Prasad Institute. His area of focus is Professor in the Baeur Endowed Chair of approaches and connectionist models to on customers, competition, marketing Accounting, C.T.Bauer College of Business. understand communication processes. management and change management. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor B. Mahadevan is a Professor of Production Narender Rao is an Associate Professor of with indefinite tenure at the Graduate School & Operations Management at IIM Bangalore. Finance at the College of Business and of Industrial Administration, Carnegie He is the Chief Editor of IIM B Management Management, Northeastern Illinois Mellon University. He also recently served as Review. He received his PhD in Industrial University. He received his Doctorate and Professor and Philip Ljungdahl Chair in Accounting at Texas A&M University. He was a University Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University, 2001-2006, KPMG Peat Marwick Faculty Fellow, 1994-1997 and KPMG Peat Marwick Research Fellow 1992- 1993. He is a recipient of University Teaching Award at Carnegie Mellon, and MBA Association Distinguished Core Faculty Award at Texas A&M University for excellence in the classroom. He specializes in financial and managerial accounting and designing information systems for planning & control. Krishnamurthy Surysekar is Associate Ms. Indra Nooyi, Dr. Paul Prabhaker, Dr. Bala V. Balachandran, Prof. S. Sriram & Dr. Seenu V. Srinivasan Professor at School of Accounting, Florida International University, Miami. He completed his PhD from the University of Maryland, MBA from IIM Calcutta and BE (Hons) from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani. His main research interests lie in the areas of cost accounting, managerial accounting, financial accounting and intermediate financial accounting. Krishnan Dandapani is the Professor at Chapman Graduate School of Business. He did his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University. He teaches finance, quantitative business, international capital markets, financial markets and institutions and global financial strategy. Dr. Finn Kydland 20 Lynn Miller is Professor of Communication
  23. 23. Mr. S. Ramadorai, Mr. Ashok Vadagama, Dr. Bala V. Balachandran & Dr. Paul Prabhaker MBA from the University of Cincinnati. He research, services marketing, marketing strategy, specializes in finance. He is presently the director advertising and sales promotion. of the Great Lakes PGPM course. Raghu Iyer is an Associate Professor at S. P. Jain Nirmal Gupta is a Marketing Educator from Institute of Management & Research. He is a Ahmedabad. He is a PhD in Advertising and an member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants MBA in Marketing. He is a Guest Faculty to J. L. of India. His areas of interest are finance, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, John. accounting, management planning and control M. Olin School of Business, Washington systems and direct taxes. He is a practicing University and California Polytechnic University. chartered accountant providing consulting and He is also a Visiting Professor at IIM Ahmedabad, advisory services in taxation for both domestic IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode. He is an and international audits and FEMA. Adjunct Professor of Indian School of Business, Rajesh Haldipur is a Professor at the Prin. L.N. Hyderabad. He is a Member of American We l i n g k a r I n s t i t u t e o f M a n a g e m e n t Marketing Association, Marketing Educators' Development & Research and is a Member of the Association, American Academy of Advertising Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and Society for Marketing Advances. Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India Omkar Goswami is the Founder and and Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Chairperson of Corporate and Economic His key areas of interest are management Research Group Advisory Private Limited. He accounting, financial accounting, financial served as the Chief Economist of the management, financial reporting and cost Confederation of Indian Industry, the Editor of accounting. In addition, he focuses on taking Business India and as the Chairman of the special modules on advanced use of spreadsheets Committee on Industrial Sickness and Corporate (Excel), quantitative models in financial Restructuring. Goswami has been a consultant to decision-making, business ethics and corporate the World Bank, the IMF, the Asian Development governance, insurance and banking industry Bank and the OECD. He serves on the board of Dr. verticals and conducts several executive Reddy's Laboratories and Infosys Technologies. development programs. His key areas of research are economic history, Raja Rajaraman is a Professor at the Business industrial economics, public sector, bankruptcy School of San Jose State University, California. laws and procedures, economic policy, corporate He is a PhD in Management Science and finance, corporate governance, public finance, completed his MBA from State University of tax enforcement and legal reforms. New York. He also did his Masters Degree in Paul Prabhaker is the Associate Dean and Statistics at the University of Madras. His areas of Professor of Marketing of Stuart Graduate School interest are value added information services, of Business. He did his PhD in Business data communications, technology, operations, Administration and Masters in Econometrics corporate strategy and business development. from the Graduate School of Management, Rakesh Singh is a Professor at NMIMS, Mumbai. University of Rochester. He also completed his He received his Doctorate in Supply Chain MBA from IIM Calcutta and ME from IIT Forecasting. His key areas of interest are agri- Madras. His professional expertise is in the areas business management, supply chain forecasting of technology, marketing interface, marketing and business economics. He has published a strategy, value-based marketing and customized number of articles and papers in Indian and applied research. International journals. Prashant Mishra is an Associate Professor of Rama Bijapurkar is a recognized thought leader Marketing, IIM Calcutta. He completed his PhD on marketing strategy and consumer related and MBA from Devi Ahilya University. He issues in India and runs a strategic marketing 21 focuses on marketing management, marketing consulting practice working across a wide range
  24. 24. of sectors, helping organizations develop marketing Vaidy Jayaraman teaches operations management at the strategies. In addition, she is a visiting faculty at IIM University of Southern Mississippi where he is a faculty Ahmedabad. She obtained a Masters in Business member in the division of Business Administration. He Administration from IIM Ahmedabad and holds an Honors received his BS in Applied Mathematics from the University degree in Physics from the Delhi University. of Madras, India, his MS in Mathematical Sciences, his MBA Rama Shankar is the Managing Partner of Delta from the University of Akron, and his PhD from the Ohio Management Associates. Her educational qualifications State University. His areas of interest include supply chain include MS in Engineering Management and Materials management, service operations management, international Management and BS in Mechanical Engineering and she is plant configuration and scheduling, purchasing, production an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. planning and inventory control in recoverable manufacturing systems. Prof T. N. Seshan Retired IAS officer who reached the highest rank in government service of Cabinet secretary. He R. S. Veeravalli is the Director of Corporate Initiatives and was also member Planning Commission before being PGXPM at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. appointed the Chief election commission where he He is also an Associate Professor and Head of introduced innovative electoral reforms and made the “Entrepreneurship Development Forum”. He actively does election commission a powerful government body. His areas management consulting in Product Supply Chain, Total of interest are leadership qualities and skills. Quality, Human Resources, Sales & Distribution management and Business Strategy for FMCG/ SME. He had V. J. Sivakumar is an associate professor at Great Lakes previously held various positions like Chief Operating Institute of Management. He is a PhD in Management from Officer of two FMCG companies, General Manager at College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai. He did Godrej Sara Lee Ltd, Mumbai and in addition to that he was his MBA and MSc from Bharathidasan University. His also nominated as Chief Executive Officer for ISO 9000 research interests are in the areas of Services Marketing and Quality Systems in Godrej SaraLee Ltd. He did his Masters in Customer Relationship Management. Sociology and qualified in shipping management. He has Soni Simpson is an Adjunct Professor at Stuart Graduate done a Senior Management certificate program with a special School of Business, IIT, Chicago. She completed her BFA focus in 'Strategy' at Cornell University, USA. He was trained from the University of Kansas. She specializes in Marketing. at JUSE Japan on TQM processes and methods. He taught S. Sriram is the Executive Director of Great Lakes Institute TQM at IIT School of Management, Mumbai and his areas of of Management. He did his Masters in Marketing i n t e r e s t s a r e N e g o t i a t i o n , B u s i n e s s St r a t e g y, Management from NMIMS, Mumbai University. He also Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development Methods and held the position of Chairperson, Executive MBA and Management Consulting. Professor of Strategy at S.P.Jain Institute for Management & Ven Venkatesan is a Professor at the College of Business Research, Mumbai from 1990 to 2004. He has done extensive Administration, University of Rhode Island. His academic amount of consulting for Companies in India and abroad over career spans four decades in the areas of research, teaching the past 20 years in the areas of Strategy, Structure and and consulting experience in marketing with a focus on Systems for leading corporates such as Mafatlals, Bajaj service industry. His core teaching areas include marketing Group, IDBI, Marico, Jyoti Structures, Herdillia Chemicals, strategy, consumer behavior, market research, healthcare Bhor Industries, STP, etc. He teaches business policy and management, international marketing and strategy, management planning and control systems, and internationalization of services. Strategic cost management. Venkat R. Krishnan is the Director, PGPM and Yale - Great Swaminathan Murthy has completed his B.Com (Honors) Lakes Institute of Management Centre for Management from St Xavier's College, Calcutta in 1971, obtained an MBA Research and Professor, Organizational Behavior at Great from XLRI Jamshedpur in 1974 and his AICWA in 1976. He Lakes Institute of Management. He was previously working worked for 24 years with companies like “Metal Box”, “ITC as Professor in Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Limited”, “Shaw Wallace Group”, “Deccan Herald Jamshedpur. He did his Doctorate in Business Newspaper”, “Coca Cola”, etc both in India & abroad and Administration from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. has around 10 years experience in “Academics” with His research activities are in the area of Transformational reputable institutes like XLRI- Jamshedpur, XIME- Leadership and Indian Philosophy. Bangalore, IFIM B-School.,etc & was last the “Head” of the P. K. Viswanathan is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Distance Education programs of the MANIPAL Group ( both Financial Management and Research. He teaches MAHE & Sikkim Manipal University) before he joined quantitative methods, management science, advanced use of Great Lakes as Director Placements. He is currently also spread sheet and TQM. heading the PGPM of Great Lakes and his areas of interest are Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Management N. Vittal IAS was an Ex-Central Vigilance Commissioner Accounting, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management. and Ex-Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India. He has research and consulting S. Trilochan Sastry is a Professor at IIM Bangalore. He did interests in industrial administration, administration of his Doctorate in Operations Research from the departments connected with science, technology, security, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. He business, society and government. completed his PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad and B.Tech from IIT Delhi. His research and teaching deals with mathematical analysis, manufacturing and operations strategy, quantitative methods, social entrepreneurship, computer-aided decision models and introduction to discrete mathematics. 22
  25. 25. The Base Great Lakes is currently located in a quiet and green locality in the heart of Chennai, one of India's main metropolitan cities. The campus is easily accessible from the Chennai Airport, Central Railway Station and the City Bus Stand. Great Lakes will shift to a world-class campus of their own on about 18 acres of land near Mahabalipuram on the ECR, which is expected to be ready by Jan 2009. Location PGXPM contact classes will be held at a Beach Resort on the East Coast Road, Chennai. A modern day gurukulam, the picturesque seaside resort will provide a world-class learning environment for the participants. Inspiring Guest Lectures Guest Lectures are an integral part of our offering. Participants get a chance to interact closely with visionaries, achievers and outstanding personalities on a wide variety of contemporary topics. Recent speakers include Dr. Ratan Tata, Prof. Philip Kotler, Prof. C.K. Prahlad, Prof. Ashwath Damodaran, Dr. Y. V. Reddy, Prof. Jagdish Sheth, Mr. Vivek Paul, Dr. Gold Fatt, Mr. Narayana Murthy and Dr. Marti S u b r a m a n y a m , D r. S u b r a m a n i a m S w a m y, Dr. Anji Reddy of Reddy's Labs and Prof. Mangalam Srinivasan (advisor to former Indian PM Mrs. Indira Gandhi). The topics discussed have been as varied as sustaining competitive advantage, managing scales of growth, handling crisis in markets, technology and economies. 23
  26. 26. Resource Center LMS supports the collaborative learning community, offering multiple Resource Centre houses the Great Lakes library services, modes of learning from self-paced coursework (CD-ROM and video the Media Room and the reprographic services. Located on content) to scheduled classes and group learning (online forums and chats). the ground floor of the main building, it is an air- Recreational Activities conditioned hall providing the right ambience for learning. The PGXPM participants can enjoy inbound and outbound group events The Resource Centre is a one-stop knowledge hub, such as Carrom, Swimming, Cricket, Beach Volleyball, etc. Participants are providing access to information resources of all kinds. It encouraged to avail the facilities at the Great Lakes campus in Saidapet, has books journals, periodicals, collection of case-studies, Chennai. The facilities offered at the Institute - library, computer lab, reports, project dissertations, CD-ROMs and audio-video internet, well-equipped gym and in-house cafeteria - would be open materials related to all the functional areas of management between 7.00 am to 11.00 pm on weekdays and from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm on and its allied fields. The Resource Centre subscribes to Sundays. many journals, including International e-journals. New books are added every week. The Resource Centre is enabled with RFID technology and is well organized with a database of all the resources, providing easy search facilities. The electronic library with the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) provides online access to all the resources and access to other premier databases. It has subscriptions to access online databases like, ISI-Emerging Markets, EBSCO-Business Source Premier, Proquest ABI/Inform complete and offline database like CMIE: Prowess. The Media Room is located within the Resource Centre. Students and staff can access the business and news channels, numerous CDs and other audio-video materials for educational purposes. Computing Facilities The Institution has a well-equipped computing facility and offers Intranet, Internet and e-mail services. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled and there is 24 hour uninterrupted net access. A computer lab with several desktop systems is also available for students to access. The centre has several software packages like SPSS, SAS and more, to help students to be business ready managers. Every student is given a permanent life long e-mail (Web Mail) account for all correspondence with the faculty, administration, peers and alumni. Learning Management System (E-Learning) PGXPM participants have a well-built e-learning module which serves as an off-campus tool. The 24
  27. 27. Sponsors of PGXPM students Batch I, II and III Advanced Health Care Resources Intel Technology Allsec Technologies Ltd. IBM Anugraha Qualitech Services P. Ltd. Infosys API Division Infotech Aptech Kumaran Systems Astrorigin L & T Infotech Bharati Infotel Madhav Nagrik Sahakari Bank Blackstone MARG Constructions Brakes India Maytas Infra Pvt Ltd Caterpillar Nokia Citigroup Polaris Computers International Ltd. Perot Systems CRISIL Sanmar Group CSC Satyam Dr.Reddy's Stand 21 Exports Google Sundaram Clayton GMMCO India Symphony Godrej Boyce Tata Motors Godrej Sara Lee Tehelka Godrej Tea TCS Godrej-Mercury TVS Motor Co HCL TVS-Electronics HCL Infosystems Verizon HDFC The PGXPM program participants are by intent and design sponsored by their companies because they are to be the future leaders of those companies. Sponsorship is viewed in two ways: time away from work to attend classes and financial support. The program also admits self-employed entrepreneurs, family business members and professionals of comparable calibre to those sponsored by Corporates. Sponsors reap substantial benefits that begin early in the program and continue long after the participants have graduated. Great Lakes' action-oriented learning approach helps participants to apply their newly-acquired knowledge for immediate business results. The program equips them to assume increased levels of responsibility and prepares them for global leadership. Beyond these, it provides the power of networking with the best in the peer group who would be mantling leadership positions soon, and with the best of the International faculty - both could be of life-long associations of immense enrichment. 25
  28. 28. The Value Great Lakes reserves the right to alter the amounts indicated in the following schedule any time before the first day of class of a term: PLAN I Fee* Rs. 5,50,000 PLAN II Installment I Rs. 3, 00,000 [To be paid at the time of admission] Installment II Rs. 2, 75,000 [To be paid not later than the last working day of the third trimester] Boarding and Lodging is optional and is available at concessional rates at the PGXPM class venue. * The optional overseas visit shall be at additional cost at actuals. Current estimation about INR 1,50,000. Note: 1) If a participant leaves the program for any reason after he/she has been accepted and enrolled, no fee refund will be made. 2) If a participant leaves the employment of the sponsoring company during the program he/she could continue to do the program only if the sponsoring company gives a No Objection Certificate for the same. Optional US visit as part of the 6th trimester Financing Option There are several ways to finance the PGXPM program. Some participants receive full or partial sponsorship from their employers, while others utilize the educational loan provided by the banks. 26
  29. 29. The Gateway Admission Criteria A Bachelor's degree in any discipline is the primary qualifying criteria. Should be a high performance Middle / Senior manager with strong leadership potential and communication skills. Complete application packet: the application, letter of recommendation, letter of sponsorship from the applicant's organization, photocopies of the educational certificates. The selection process will include written test, group discussions and interviews besides screening for academic performance and quality of work experience. Clarity of purpose in pursuing executive management education as evidenced by performance in interview and overall assessment of academic achievements will be the basis for final selection. An in principle agreement with the employer is mandatory for self-sponsored candidates also. (Please refer to Application form - Serial No.6) Preference for scheduling interview is allowed. The institute facilitates financial requirements through educational loans for self- sponsored candidates. Recommended to apply as early as possible. Participants once admitted into the program shall abide by the rules, regulations and codes of conduct of the institute. Any deviation shall entail appropriate action which may include expulsion from the program, if found warranted by the institute. How to Apply Interested persons and organizations may download the application form free of cost at Send filled-in applications in soft copy Filled in application form is to be converted to pdf format before sending it as an attachment to an email at . Such emails should be accompanied by Proof of fund transfer made for Rs. 900/- through Internet banking (screen shot view of transaction summary) Send filled-in applications in hard copy Applicants may also send in their filled in applications in hard copy along with a DD/Cheque for Rs. 900/- drawn in favour of 'Great Lakes Institute of Management' payable at Chennai to The Officer Academics: PGXPM Great Lakes Institute of Management Registered office: New No: 19, Old No: 25, Great Lakes Institute of Management North Mada Street, No: 24, South Mada Street, Srinagar Colony, Saidapet, Srinagar Colony, Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015. Chennai - 600 015. Ph.: +91 44 43123126, 43123127, Ph.: +91 44 42255855, 42168228, Fax: +91 44 42049920 Fax: +91 44 42049920 Email : Email : Website: Website: Dates to Remember Last date for receipt of complete 01st July, 2008 application packet at our office* Admission Decision Date* 15th July, 2008 Program Launch 9th August, 2008 Notification of admission to the program will be intimated by the second week of July. Selected candidates will be informed through an offer letter couriered to their address. The deadline for completion of admission formalities by the candidates will also be mentioned in the offer letter. * Applications will be processed as and when received and seats filled progressively. Hence, all 27 seats may get filled before the dates mentioned here.
  30. 30. The Commitment Great Lakes' Commitment The staff and the faculty of Great Lakes are committed to helping the participants manage time while balancing commitments to the program, work and personal life. At Great Lakes, you will receive the highest level of administrative and faculty support before, during and after the program. Sponsoring Company's Commitment It is important to spell out the terms of sponsorship and to demonstrate that the organization fully supports the candidate's goal. In addition to financial support and time off for the residencies, the sponsoring organization must accommodate the shifting time commitments and help the participant to delegate more broadly to balance work, family and academic demands. Participant's Commitment Participant must balance the demands of a strenuous curriculum, extended periods of course work, distance learning preparation, assignments, ongoing electronic interaction with faculty and fellow students, all the while remaining highly productive in the workplace. 28
  31. 31. Layout of the proposed new campus Varsha & Pradeep - Architects PGXPM Office: Great Lakes Institute of Management New No: 19, Old No: 25, North Mada Street, Srinagar Colony, Saidapet, Chennai - 600 015. Ph.: +91 44 43123126, 43123127, Fax: +91 44 42049920 Email : Website: Registered Office: Great Lakes Institute of Management 24, South Mada Street, Sri Nagar Colony, Chennai - 600 015, India Ph: 91-44-42168228 | Fax: 91-44-42049920 Email: Website: