Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. Please tell us about PGDM (RM) programme and how it is different from PGDM (General) or PGDM (IB) programme at JIMS?
Curriculum: The PGDM (RM) programme explores the most contemporary and cutting edge approaches and concepts in Marketing and Retailing Management through a exceptional blend of traditional and modern modules like Digital Marketing, Ecommerce, Social Media Marketing, Luxury Retailing, Visual Merchandising to name a few. It provides comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and applied aspects of Retail and Marketing Management along with other functional areas of Finance & HR. All general management modules like Human Resource Management, Fundamentals of Management, IT, Managerial Communications, Organization Behavior etc. that are taught across PGDM (General) or PGDM (IB) are covered in addition to retail and marketing modules.
Placements: Students of PGDM (RM) are eligible to apply for all companies (except Finance specialisation) coming for placement at JIMS as we have a common placement activity. RM students have an advantage to apply for general as well as retail specific companies.
International Exposure:- students of PGDM (RM) will have get the golden opportunity to explore retail in other countries like Singapore/ Dubai. It will build confidence, stimulate creative though process and bring real time comparative experience of Indian & International Retail.
Emphasis on Power Dressing, Grooming & Personality Development: The objective of these modules is to enhance the self- image, dressing sense, group discussion and interview skills. In a competitive and dynamic world of today, Attitude, Personality, Grooming and Dressing are perhaps one of the most fundamental skills corporate professionals must acquire.
2. Can I only apply in Retail Companies after completing PGDM (RM)?
No. Placement is a centralised activity at the JIMS campus. Students of all three programmes are eligible to appear for general companies.
3. Will placement be a separate activity for PGDM (RM) or PGDM (General) or PGDM (IB) programme?
Placement is a centralised activity at the JIMS campus. Students of all three programmes are eligible to appear for general companies. PGDM (RM) students get an edge over others as they can additionally apply in the huge pool of online and offline retail companies.
4. Will this course lead me only in a Salesman/girl job?
No. This is a specialised course which provides hands-on knowledge of Retail Industry (both Brick & Mortar and Ecommerce). If you don’t want to experience front end of Retail then you can opt for back end functions of Retail. You also have the option to go for marketing stream for your career.
5. What are the career opportunities after pursuing PGDM-RM?
The programme has been designed for professionals looking to develop successful careers in marketing (Conventional Marketing, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing etc.), retail, merchandising, store management, e commerce, and logistics management. Graduates will find career opportunities in a wide range of service/business environments, both in the India and overseas. Positions offered will range from the following:-
- Vendor Manager
- Social Media Marketer
- Online Marketing Associate
- Content writer
- Store Manager
- Department Manager
- Category Manager
- Visual Merchandiser
- Brand Manager
- Retail Planner
- Logistic Manager
- Product Manager
- Retail Banker
- HR Co-ordinator
- Operations Manager
- Sales Manager
- Research Analyst
- Digital Marketing Associate/Consultant
- Business Development Manager
6. Where all have students been placed in the past especially in Offline Retail sector?
Students have been placed with:
- Louis Vuitton
- Salvatore Ferragamo
- Marks & Spencers
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Louis Phillipe
- Van Heusen
- Stag International
- Vishal Mega Mart
7. Where all have students been placed in the past in Non- Retail sectors?
- Intec Capital
- Axis Bank
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- ICICI Bank
- HDFC Bank
- Safeexpress Pvt. Ltd.
- Times of India
- Mancer Consulting
- Metawings Technology
8. I like to experiment and have creative bent of mind. What options can I get after PGDM-RM?
If you are creative then you can focus on either Visual Merchandising (creating effective displays at store level), Visual Communications (Creating innovative designs marketing collaterals and banners for Ecommerce Companies), Social Media Marketing and Digital Marketing.
9. Can I specialise in Finance and opt for Finance companies during placement?
Finance is taught across three trimesters in Year 1. However, there is no provision of finance specialisation. You can apply for banking jobs but may not be eligible for companies requiring Finance specialisation.
10. Is there any scholarship available?
College offer ‘Merit cum Performance Based Scholarship. For details, contact admission Department at 45184000