Key Information


This program intends to develop competence in disciplines and skills associated with business strategy. It also introduces contemporary business strategy models and international trade practices. It aims to provide the guidance to think through international business strategies with a global perspective. In a nutshell, PGDIBS equips the present day managers with necessary competencies to formulate strategies in the global business scenario.

  • The program is useful formiddle to senior professionals who are in the key decision making roles
  • The program is most beneficial for companies expanding/planning to expand their operations into international markets. The professionals of these organizations and entrepreneurs willing to go international can find the program useful
  • Applicants should be working professionals/self- employed (need to produce supporting proof)
  • Graduates (10+2+3) in any discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience post completion of graduation is required as on December 1, 2013
  • Seats are reserved for SC/ST/PH/OBC candidates as per Government of India rules for those who fulfill the minimum eligibility conditions.
  • The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) (Deemed University) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India. As an autonomous organization, it aims to professionalizethe country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analyzing and disseminating data; and conducting research
  • The institute's portfolio of long-term programs is diverse, catering to the requirements of aspiring international business executives and mid-career professionals alike

Program Details

  1. Trimester I
    1.1. Global Strategic Management
    1.2. Global Leadership Strategies
    1.3. Cost Management Strategies
    1.4. Economics of Pricing Strategies
    1.5. Global Business Environment
    1.6. IT Applications in Management
    1.7. Business Statistics
  2. Trimester II
    2.1. Corporate Financial Strategies
    2.2. International Business Law
    2.3. Global Sourcing
    2.4. International Marketing Strategies
    2.5. Services Marketing
    2.6. Macro-Economic Policies
    2.7. Business ethics (Seminar Paper)
    2.8. Cross Cultural Management (Seminar Paper)
  3. Trimester III
    3.1. Strategy Evaluation and Implementation
    3.2. Strategic Alliance
    3.3. Change Management Strategies
    3.4. International Business Negotiation
    3.5. Strategic Brand Management
    3.6. Innovation & Technology Management
    3.7. Corporate Forex Management Strategies
  4. Research Project on Developing a Global Business Plan and Sectoral Business Strategies
  5. Port Visit
  • Duration: One year
  • Frequency: Twice a week
  • Class Schedule: Saturdays 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Sundays 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Delivery: Through classes at NIIT Imperia Centre for Advanced Learning in your city*, using Synchronous Learning Technology platform
  • Campus Visit: There will be three mandatory campus visits which would be in the beginning of each trimester. Each campus visit will be of 6 days (Tuesday to Sunday)
  • Port Visit: Students would be required to visit dry and wet ports during the course of the program. Exact dates shall be announced during the sessions.
  • Alumni Status: IIFT alumni status awardedto the successful participants

The evaluation components to be adopted for amodule would be indicated by the Program Coordinator to the class at the beginning of the module. The other components may be in the form of the Class Quizzes, Home or Class or Surprise Assignments, Term Paper, Project, Case Analysis, Reading on Research Activities etc. as prescribed by the Program Coordinator.
No make-up components will be provided, if the students miss the surprise components of a module.
The final decision on evaluation methods rests with the program faculty and may change without prior intimation.
For details on Evaluation, please refer the Student Handbook provided by IIFT during the first campus visit. The handbook is also available at the NIIT Imperia website.


Participants who successfully complete the course would be awarded Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Strategy.
For more details please refer to the Student Handbook.

Program Fee


Last date of Application : 6-December-2013
Class start on or after : February 2013

  • Program Fee: Rs. 3,05,000/-
  • The fee above is inclusive of all academic charges & examinations
  • A deferred payment facility exists with the following schedule:
  • With Application#: Rs. 10,000/-
  • On Registration: Rs. 1,12,000/-
  • Installment 1 (February 2014): Rs. 61,000/-
  • Installment 2 (April 2014): Rs. 61,000/-
  • Installment 3 (June 2014):Rs. 61,000/-

(Students to submit the PDCs towards futureinstallments as per the due dates at the time of registration)


Accommodation during the campus visits is not the responsibility of IIFT. The Institute may however facilitate accommodation during the campus visits subject to availability.

  • Study Material Fee: RS. 15,000/- (to be paid directly to IIFT at the time of registration)
  • Alumni Fee: Rs. 10,000/- (to be paid directly to IIFT on completion of program)

#Initial payment will be refunded completely if the applicant is not selected for the program by the institute. This does not include the application amount of Rs. 1,124/-

Initial payment will not be refunded in case of any/all of the following conditions:

  • The application is found to be incomplete or inaccurate at any stage of scrutiny (appearing in the interview does not confirm application acceptance/clearance of scrutiny)
  • The applicant is offered a seat for the program and does not join before the date mentioned in the offer letter

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in all respects. The selection offer letter is for a specific batch of a program. Neither the offer for admissionnor the initial amount is transferable to any other program or batch.

Admission Process

  • Applicants should be working professionals/self- employed (need to produce supporting proof)
  • Graduates (10+2+3) in any discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience post completion of graduation is required as on December 1, 2013.
  • Seats are reserved for SC/ST/PH/OBC candidates as per Government of India rules for those who fulfill the minimum eligibility conditions.

Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of the assessment of background and motivation (Statement of Purpose - Annexure I of Application Form) based on the application form submitted. IIFT can also call some applicants for further screening through a personal interview.

Selected applicants need to resubmit the latest proof of current employment at the time of registration.


NIIT Imperia has worked out a Customised Education Loan Scheme with Leading Banks in order to encourage students to pursue the Executive Management Programs. The Scheme is innovatively designed to enable working executives to spread out the repayment over a period of up to 12,24 or 36 months. Final approval of the loan is subject to candidate fulfilling the necessary requirement laid by the bank. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the payment by the bank is released in time.
For the complete details about bank loans and scholarship, visit


The Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Strategy is a good program with focus on the contemporary topics. The IIFT brand and the PG Diploma certification make this an attractive course. I will recommend this course to my colleagues.
- Gowri Shankar, Deputy Manager - Visteon (Experience 10 years 7 months)

The PGDIBS program is a good program for working professionals as it has flexible timings and gives a PG Diploma from top institute in 1 year. The faculty is excellent and we get exposure to the latest course content.
- Kapil Kumar, Consulting System Engineer - Cisco Systems(Experience 11 years 6 months)

I joined the program to understand the current business strategies so that I could use it for my company. This program has lived up to my expectation. The program lets you meet highly experienced people from all over India. You get a chance to visit the port and understand the operations. I will definitely recommend this program to my colleagues since it covers multiple subjects and makes one understand the strategies of global companies.
- Rahul Kumar, Asst. Manager (Sales and Marketing)-POSCO(Experience 8 years 9 months)

The faculty interaction and learning was seamlessly automatic. The recorded session feature was also very helpful for the working professionals. The quarterly campus visit gives you a feeling of belonging to the institute. NIIT did a commendable job of bridging the gap of time and distance for working professionals. The program is the real Academic Value Add
- Manoj Kumar Mishra, Head General Manager Business Development - BRG Energy Ltd.(Experience 17 years 5 Months)

I found that the PGDIBS course had excellent faculty from IIFT and outstanding pedagogy. The campus visit and program content are other things I liked about the program. The course provides structural knowledge with strategic framework that can be used in everyday business processes. You also get to interact with professionals of different industries during the campus visit. I will recommend this course as it provides techniques and framework for effective business management.
- Sourav Panda, Senior Manager - Endevour Soft Technology(Experience 11 year 5 months)