SP Jain One Year MBA SPJIMR PGPM Class of 2017 has Average Age of 29 in Batch Size of 138
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SPJIMR PGPM Class of 2017 has Average Age of 29 in Batch Size of 138

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, SPJIMR PGPM Class of 2017 comprises 138 students with an average age of 29 years. 83% of  (114) students having the work experience of 5-8 years and 17% (24 students) 9-12 years of experience in various fields.

In terms of the work experience of the total batch of 138 students, 62 of them are specializing in Information Management, 42 are in Operations & Supply Chain, 27 in Marketing and 7 in Finance.

The average GMAT score of students is 658. 38% of the students have international work experience. The average work experience of the batch is 7 years and average international experience 2 years.

The SPJIMR Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) is a one-year full-time program approved by AICTE, the All India Council for Technical Education and accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), United Kingdom. It commences with 3 months of blended learning followed by 12 months full-time residential component. The SPJIMR PGPM program has an 1110-strong alumni network.

In most companies, the rapid growth of the business has presented the need for a very large number of senior and middle-level management professionals. They are required to have a general management perspective with focused domain expertise on the businesses they serve. There exists a huge gap between the current demand for such professionals and their availability.

Now in its 13th year, SPJIMR PGPM focuses on enhancing the functional and managerial capabilities of students, thereby making the participants ready to take up leadership positions. The participants benefit from SPJMR’s globally acclaimed and award-winning value-based leadership modules like Assessment and Development of Managerial and Administrative Potential (ADMAP), the Personal Growth Lab (PG Lab), the Development of Corporate Citizenship (DOCC) and the Science of Spirituality (SOS).

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Along with theoretic classroom inputs, the programme encourages the participants to constantly be in touch with the industry and industry trends, through live projects, cases, guest speaker series and mentorship programmes with the Industry leaders.

Profile of SPJIMR PGPM Class of 2017

In terms of domain, 25% of the SPJIMR PGPM 2017 class is from Manufacturing/Automotive followed by 20% Banking & Financial Services, 7% IT SAP Consulting/ERP, 6% IT Technology, 4% each in IT Products and Consulting and 3% Infrastructure.

In function, 31% is from IT/Technology followed by 16% Sales and 12% each in Project Management and Process & Operations.

Finance Specialization

Students specializing in Finance in the SP Jain PGPM class of 2017 come with an average experience of 7.4 years and have exhibited excellence in a variety of industries and functions ranging from Trade Finance, Investment Research, Banking, Investment Management, Credit Risk, Audit, Project Accounting, Equity Research and Management, and Technology Consulting.

Finance Industry-wise, 29% is from IT-BFSI/SAP Consulting followed by 14% each from Audit, Banking, Financial Analysis, Investment Research/Business Valuation/Consulting and Project Accounting & Management.

Function-wise, 14% each are in Accounting/Reporting/Forecasting, Asset Development, Financial Audit, General Banking/Credit, Investment Analyst, Power Transmission Projects and Tech Support & Development for Trading.

The international immersion, aimed at providing a global perspective will take the students to one of the most coveted Ivy League institutions in the United States, Cornell University, where they learn the nuances of Global Markets & Valuation, Finance Analytics, and Consulting.

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Information Management

The Information Management (IM) cohort of SPJIMR One Year MBA PGPM 2017 comprises professionals with 6.9 years of average work experience ranging from 4.9 to 13.4 years who have worked across continents. They have rich expertise in Service Delivery, IT Strategy, Business Development, Consulting, BI & Analytics, Product Development & Management and Risk & Compliance roles across sectors such as BFSI, Telecom, IT Products, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Retail, e-Commerce, SAP, e-Governance, CMT, IT Services and Mobile Apps.

The students also have extensive expertise in cutting-edge technologies such as Enterprise Mobility, Cloud Services, ERP, Business Intelligence etc. The International immersion at McCombs Business School at the University of Texas, USA helps in strengthening the global market perspective.


The Marketing cohort has sales and marketing from leading IT, Telecom, Oil & Gas, Retail & FMCG, Automotive, Consulting, Manufacturing, and Pharma/Life Sciences and Healthcare. It also includes research mavens who focus on markets, metrics, and methodology.

With an average age of 29 years and average work experience of 6.6 years, they are taking up internship and research work across all sectors. Consumer analytics and transforming service deliveries, google-Adwords strategy, marketing plans are some of the group’s endeavors. Their international immersion to Cornell University in the US to learn the finer aspects of consumer insights for decision making, marketing analytics, and application of marketing principles amongst a host of other subjects. 

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Operations & Supply Chain

In Operations & Supply Chain, the cohort is a mix of professionals from diversified industries such as Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Infrastructure, FMCG, Automotive, Manufacturing, Marine, Consulting & E-Commerce.The class comprises of 42 individuals with an average work experience of 6.4 years, ranging from 4.9 years to 11.3 years including international experience.

Participants in the program begin with general management courses and then take on specialization specific courses such as Product Management, Project Management, Lean Enterprise, and Operations Strategy (to name a few). As a part of the internship program, they also enhance their business acumen by working with industry leaders in the field of e-commerce, supply chain,  and manufacturing.

An advanced course, such as the one in Supply Chain Management from Eli Broad School of Business, Michigan State University, USA, will further hone their proficiency.

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