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Developing Leaders with Cross Cultural Acumen

About the Program

The PGPEx- MBIC (Post Graduate Program for Executives - Managing Business in India and China) is a 14 months Intensive program offered by Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The Executive Management Program aims at equipping the participants with adequate knowledge and business skills for managing businesses in India and China, and also enabling them to operate at strategic levels with a global outlook by synergizing all functional areas of Management. Moreover the participants will be trained in Chinese language, Chinese Culture and Chinese tradition understanding which is important for doing business in China.

PGPEx- Managing Business in India and China (MBIC) is an intensive 14 months full time residential course for Executives with prior industry experience and entrepreneurs. The program aims at equipping the participants with adequate management knowledge and skills to enable them to captain businesses straddling Indian and Chinese markets and operate at strategic levels with a global outlook by synergizing all functional areas of management. The participants are trained in Mandarin, Chinese culture and tradition to pivot them to manage in dynamic cross- cultural environment and to be aware of regional sensitivities. PGPEX-MBIC is a staging board for aspiring executives to reach higher career echelons or pursue entrepreneurial enterprises. The Indo-China orientation ensures that the participants get immersed in best of both the management styles in Asia and carve an outlook which spans across the Asian giants into the Global Economy.

Immersion in China

Fudan university, School of Management, Shanghai

Since its reestablishment in 1985, School of Management at Fudan University (FDSM) has grown along with the historic process of reform and opening-up in China. Driven by School’s noble mission of "setting roots in China in its progress, dedicating itself to innovative research, and cultivating academic specialists, business elites and social leaders with global perspectives and local insights", all the faculty and staff at FDSM have spared no effort to not only enhance our teaching and research competences in an all-round manner but also cultivate large numbers of outstanding management talent for China’s more prosperous economic development in the future. Fudan, literally meaning “heavenly light shines day after day”, is derived from Shangshu Dazhuan, the hermeneutic version of the earliest historical book in China. The name signifies Fudan University’s perpetual pursuit of excellence since the moment of its foundation. Education, as a promising and sustainable cause, requires our unremitting endeavor year after year before any glorious goal can be achieved. For more than one hundred years, generations of Fudan people have kept such a belief, and commitment, which led to the university’s brilliance and glory, and cast upon the university’s brand its spiritual core and cultural basis.

Credit Courses Scheduled in FUSM, Shanghai are:

  • Chinese Economy Overview
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing and Sales in China
  • Leadership and HR in China

Other interactions in Shanghai:

  • Corporate Lectures on Business Practices in China Chinese Economy Overview
  • Business Excursions

Ocean University of China, Qingdao

Ocean University of China, formerly Ocean University of Qingdao, was established in 1924 and is a comprehensive university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China and offers courses in disciplines of Science, Engineering, Fishery Sciences, Pharmaceutics, Economics, Management, Liberal Arts, Law, Agronomy and History. OUC is located in the coastal city of Qingdao. Located on the shore of Yellow Sea, Qingdao is a renowned summer resort and an attractive historic tourist city of scenic beauty and temperate climate. The city is well connected to Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and other East-Asian cities by direct flights operated from Qingdao Liuting International Airport. The college of Management in OUC has five departments including Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing and Electronic Business, Tourism, Brand enterprise research centre and seven institutes which enriches the participants’ experience of cross-cultural management exposure.

Credit Courses Scheduled in OUC China are:

  • China and the World Economy
  • Chinese Business Law
  • Chinese Consumer Behavior
  • Capital Market in China
  • Chinese Culture
  • Advanced Chinese Language

Other interactions in Qingdao:

  • Corporate Lectures on Manufacturing Practices in China
  • Business Excursions
  • Social & Cultural Interactions in China

About the batch 2018-2019

This year's PGPEx batch is a set of 33 accomplished participants from a varied range of industry such as IT , ITES, Consulting, Automotive, Power & Energy, BFSI Engineering, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Entrepreneurship. The diversity in experiences and skills make this year's PGPEx program one of the most sought after batches for management education. Over the period of 14 months, the participants go through rigorous academic process of IIM Shillong and spends about 4 months at China which includes a module at The Ocean University of China for 6 weeks , a module at Fudan University for 2 weeks and Industrial exposure for 8 weeks and thereby understanding the culture and management principles of the country. The diversity of the batch makes it one of the most special ones. With an average experience of 7.6 years, the batch represents a strong team of professionals in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Operations Management, Project Management, General Management, Business Consulting, Brand Management, IT Development and Support, R&D, Construction & Engineering and Banking Operations


Internship in China

Under going internship in China gives the participants a unique glimpse into the management styles of the Asian business giant and economic power house. The participants come to gain practical insights into corporate problems, apply the business principles learnt during the course, and innovate.

China International Internships

  • 1. Diminco Tyrex International
  • 2. Go World Group Hisense International 
  • 3. Mahindra Satyam You Hua Law Firm 
  • 4. SunRui Marine Qingdao Mutrade
  • 5. MKL technologies Tech Mahindra, Shanghai 
  • 6. Freight System Limited China Material Supply & Transportation 
  • 7. Fortune Investment Bank Agility 
  • 8. Jasper Capital Yeahmobi 
  • 9. Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group NVT technologies Co. Ltd. 
  • 10. Qingdao Rubber Valley Productivity IOTOne, Shanghai
  • 11. Promotion Center Co., Ltd. 
  • 12. China Coal Mine Construction Group SEPCO III
  • 13. Corporation Limited(CCMC) 
  • 14. Suzhou, Anhui Dongguan
  • 15. Institute of Chinese Studies
  • 16. Qingdao Tipont Cord Company Limited
  • 17. SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Corporation
  • 18. Confederation of Indian Industry, Shanghai
  • 19. IoT ONE338, Shanghai
  • 20. TGOOD Global, Qingdao