Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Business Entrepreneurship (PGDM-BE)

The PGDM–BE two-year, full-time, residential programme at the EDII, now in its 22nd batch of delivering entrepreneurship education, has been designed specifically for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial mangers to encourage critical and lateral thinking, nurture their ambitions, and enable new ventures through an academically rigorous, directly relevant and highly practical learning experience.

Our Certificates

  • Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (Certificate)
  • Association of Indian Universities(Certificate).
  • Accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) (Certificate)
  • Awarded USASBE Outstanding Entrepreneurship Program Abroad Award 2014 (Category)
Trimesters:6 Trimesters Duration: 02 Years Language: English

Entrepreneurship Process at EDII

All individuals who enroll themselves into EDII go through the complete process of sharpening their entrepreneurial mind set by boosting their confidence. They are taught to identify opportunities and check on its feasibility. Through constant mentoring and guidance the students then prepare their business plan and finally they are given the platform to pitch their ideas to banks and investors, so that they can launch their own venture.

Who Should Join?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship is open to all individuals who are either considering embarking on an entrepreneurial career pathway or have taken the first steps of their entrepreneurial journey. This may involve forming a business based around new technology or service, developing an agricultural set up, pursuing an opportunity in the arts or creative media, or taking an innovation forward within a larger or more established organisation. Also individuals who want to scale their family business to new heights can enroll for the course.

  • An entrepreneurial individual who wishes to advance his/her ambitions, or aspiring to start or grow a venture.
  • A recent graduate who wants to acquire the knowledge, skills and aptitudes to facilitate move from the academic to business world by acquiring an entrepreneurial perspective.
  • A ward who wants to be the potential successor of their existing family business.
  • An individual who wants to enhance his career with a distinct personal and competitive advantage.
  • A person who has an idea that might be developed for licensing, commercialization, starting a business or a venture.
  • An individual who is looking for short term employment before starting his business.

Students are encouraged to bring their own business ideas with them to the programme, along with a clear ambition and desire to take them forward as an Enterprise Project. This will form a core part of an effective learning experience by providing a clear and meaningful focus for written assessments and presentations

Course Objective

The objectives of this accelerated, rigorous and application-oriented course are to:

  • Impart comprehensive knowledge of an entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Develop first generation entrepreneur by building skills in initiating and growing an enterprise
  • Enable family business successor as change agent to encourage competitiveness and growth of business
  • Nurture intrapreneurial aspiration s and enhance compatible capabilities.
Learning Model

The PGDM- BE at EDII is designed to develop a strong base for entrepreneurial and management skills. These critical tools will help the participants face any challenge in their career.

EDII places a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship as a means to creating value for organizations and the development of leadership competencies. The methodology adopted at EDII varies according to various subject's objectives and the skills, attitudes and behavioral patterns to be fostered. Though classroom theory is important for acquiring management knowledge but there is no substitute for practice in order to ingrain the entrepreneurial decision making skills. To this end, the pedagogy includes case study discussions, simulation games, teamwork, tutorials and role-play exercises, among other activities. The students are given opportunities to interact, challenge points of view and discuss business situations on an academic platform. One of our key strengths is the degree of personalized mentor provided to each participant.

The course is offered through six trimesters over the two years period. The course offers induction module, core courses, electives, audited courses, seminar courses, independent study and projects apart from summer internship at the end of Ist year.

Structure of Program

Before the commencement of the course , a 2 week orientation program is designed for the students which focuses at—

  • Entrepreneur Interactions and Learning
  • Entrepreneurial Career and Aspirations (Statement of Purpose)
  • Optional Preparatory Courses: Mathematics/ Computer Applications / English/ Business Basics
Core Courses

The curriculum provides a strong grounding in managerial fundamentals while highlighting the strategic role that entrepreneurial mindset plays in enhancing business performance and creating sustainable competitive advantage. Throughout the trimester, these courses are offered in core areas which are having relationship with real business issues through case studies and projects that cover different company stages, sizes, industry and international contexts. These courses mostly cover-

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Operations and Systems
  • Marketing management
  • General and Strategic management
  • Individual and Organisation behaviour
  • Business Economics and International Trade
  • Written analysis and Communication

Course Architecture

Induction Module (July: 2 Weeks)
Course Name
1 Entrepreneur Interactions and Learning, Entrepreneurial Career and Aspirations
2 Optional Preparatory Courses:
Business Communication / Business Basics / Basics of Spreadsheet and Analysis
3 Universal Human Values/Special Lectures
Trimester I (July-October)
Sr.No. Course Name Credits
1 Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice 3.0
2 Financial Reporting, Statement & Analysis 3.0
3 Business Economics 3.0
4 Management Concepts and Organization Behavior 3.0
5 Marketing: A Primer for Entrepreneurs 3.0
6 Business Communication 3.0
7 Business Statistics & Analytics for Decision Making 1.5
8 Experiential Learning Opportunity Sensing 1.5
Total 21.0
Trimester II (October-January
Sr.No. Course Name Credits
1 Entrepreneurial Finance 3.0
2 Human Resource Management 3.0
3 Quantitative Techniques for Market Research 3.0
4 Costing for Decision Making 3.0
5 Indian Economy and Policy 3.0
6 Effective Entrepreneurship 1.5
7 Industry Verticals 1.5
8 Experiential Learning
1. Design Thinking Studio
2. Customer Discovery in Entrepreneurial Ventures
Total 19.5
Industry Verticals Trimester II & III (October-April)
Course Name Credit
Industry Verticals
(Students may choose any two which will be offered during Trimesters II and III):
1 Health and Wellness 3.0
2 Agri and Food Processing
3 Tourism and Hospitality 3.0
4 Logistics and Supply Chain 3.0
5 Plastics and Chemicals 3.0
6 Textiles and Garments 3.0
7 Energy and Clean Tech 3.0
8 Materials and Manufacturing 3.0
9 Electrical Machinery and Electronics 3.0
10 Automobiles and Ancillaries 3.0
11 Real Estate and Construction 3.0
12 Arts Crafts and Ethnicity 3.0
13 Pharma and Biotech 3.0
14 Education and Training 3.0
15 IT and BPM 3.0
16 Media and Entertainment 3.0
Minimum 20% students of the batch size are required for each sector to be offered)
Trimester III (January-April)
S.No. Course Name Credit
1 Strategic Management 3.0
2 Computer Application for Business 3.0
3 Legal Aspects of Business 3.0
4 Understanding Family Business 3.0
1 Indian Financial System and Markets 3.0
1 Basics of International Business 3.0
1 Industry Verticals 3.0
1 Experiential Learning
1. New Product Development
2. Market Segmentation & Pricing
Total 19.5

Trimester IV (July-October)
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Stream Electives – to be selected from the list of Electives 15.0
2 Business Taxation 3.0
3 Preliminary Project Work 1.5
Total 19.5
Stream 1: New Enterprise Creation
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Launching and Managing an Enterprise* 3..0
2 Project Formulation and Feasibility Analysis* 3.0
3 New Enterprise Financing & Appraisal* 3.0
4 Buying an Existing Business 3.0
5 Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Rights 3.0
6 Technology Commercialization & Entrepreneurial Innovation 3.0
7 Doing Business with Government & Public Sector 1.5
8 Project Management 1.5
9 Opportunities in Emerging (ASEAN, Africa, Latin America and CIS countries) Markets 1.5
10 Identifying Starting and Growing a Social Venture 1.5
11 Business Simulation (Capstone Course) 1.5
12 Designing and Configuring Business Model 1.5
Stream 2: Family Business Management
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Family Business Dynamics 3.0
2 Growth Plan Formulation 3.0
3 Building Lasting Family Business - Synergy in Vision, Values & Strategy* 3.0
4 Business Risk Management 3.0
5 Turnaround Strategies in SMEs 3.0
6 Strategic Cost Management 3.0
7 Strategic Leadership in Family Business 1.5
8 Managing Finance and Liquidity 1.5
9 Quality Management System 1.5
10 Corporate Entrepreneurship 1.5
11 Communicate Corporate Identity 1.5
12 Organizational & Persuasive Communication 1.5
Trimester V (October-January)
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Project Work (Detailed Project Report / Five Year Perspective Growth Plan) 3.0
2 Investor Pitching 1.5
3 Stream Electives – to be selected from the list of Electives 4.5
3 Functional Electives – to be selected from the list of Electives 10.5
Total 19.5
Elective 1: Marketing
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Integrated Marketing Communications 3.0
2 Sales and Distribution Management 3.0
3 Marketing to Base of Pyramid Consumer 3.0
4 Supply Chain and Logistics Management 3.0
5 Business to Business Marketing 3.0
6 Creating Service Offerings and Managing Service Enterprise 3.0
7 Designing Value Proposition Using Marketing and Consumer Insights 1.5
8 Customer Acquisition, Retention and Growth 1.5
9 Retail Management 1.5
Elective 2: Finance
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management 3.0
2 Financial Derivatives 3.0
3 Strategic Financial Management / Valuation 3.0
4 Business Analysis Using Financial Statements 3.0
5 Business Tax Planning 3.0
6 Computer Aided Accounts and Decisions 3.0
7 Retail Banking 1.5
8 Economic and Financial Regulations 1.5
9 Private Equity and Venture Capital 1.5
Elective 3: International Business
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 International Marketing Management 3.0
2 Doing Business in Emerging Markets (ASEAN, Africa, Latin America & CIS countries) 3.0
3 Getting into International Business: Documentation, Subsidies and Incentives 3.0
4 Business Language (Chinese / French) 3.0
5 International Trade Laws 1.5
6 International Financial Management 1.5
Elective 4: Human Resource Management
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Organizational Change and Development 3.0
2 Manpower Planning, Recruitment, and Selection 3.0
3 Industrial Relations & Labour Laws 3.0
4 Team Dynamics 3.0
5 Strategic HRM & Negotiation 1.5
6 Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability 1.5
Elective 5: Start-Up
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Digital Marketing for Startups 3.0
2 Startup Garage : Managing the Early Growth of a Firm 3.0
3 Lean Sales Strategy for Startup 3.0
4 Scaling Excellence through Innovation & Incubation 3.0
5 Talent Management: From Startup to Scale up 1.5
6 Technology Licensing and Commercialization 1.5
Elective 6: Business Analytics & Information Systems
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Data Visualization and Data Mining 3.0
2 Spreadsheet Skills and Business Analysis 3.0
3 Enterprise Resource Planning 3.0
4 Web Designing and E Commerce 3.0
5 Marketing Metrics and Analytics 1.5
6 Managing Digital Innovation and Transformation 1.5
Trimester VI (January-March)
Sr.No Course Name Credit
1 Pitching and Venture Funding / Family Business Clinic 1.5
2 Functional Electives – to be selected from the list of Electives 10.5
Total 12.0
Credit Classroom Inputs Experiential Learning / Industry Verticals Internship/Field Work/Project
Induction Module
Trimester I 21.0 19.5 1.5
Trimester II 19.5 16.5 1.5/1.5
Trimester III 19.5 19.5 1.5/1.5
Total 60.0 52.5 7.5
Summer Internship 3.0 3.0
Trimester IV 19.5 18 1.5
Trimester V 19.5 15.0 4.5
Trimester VI 12.0 10.5 1.5
Total 114.0 96.0 7.5 10.5

Career Path for Current Students

current family business Belonging Sectors

Academic Calender

Experiential Learning

At EDII the experiential learning is emphasized through Summer Internship and Projects.

Summer Internships

During the first year, students are trained in the functional areas of Business, Marketing, Finance, Consulting, Economics, Organization Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Operations and Information Technology which orient them towards business culture. The course aims at moulding their work ethic and developing skills highly valued by the contemporary industry.

At the end of the first year, students are exposed to applied aspects of managing an enterprise through Summer Internship Placements. They are exposed to a real time business environment, and take up responsibilities and goals which aim at being mutually beneficial for both the students and the organization. It serves as a platform for applying the management theories learnt in the classroom and helps in providing clarity about business as a whole.

The Placement Cell facilitates interaction between students and the industry. Students are placed in different organizations preferably Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as per their electives / area of interest, for a period of 8-10 weeks after completion of the first year.

The Summer Internship Project will include any or a mix of the following:

  1. Organizational Internship
  2. Family Business
  3. Business Opportunity Assessment and Industry Analysis
  4. Approved external training program or seminar relevant to business area.
  5. Start-up Ventures
  6. International Summer Internship

Projects: DPR/FYPP

A Bankable Detailed Project Report (DPR) needs to be prepared by the participants with regard to their ventures after conducting a thorough market research and secondary data based research along with IT based applications. Participants of the Family Business Management specialisation alternatively can prepare a Five Year Prospective Plan (FYPP) for growth of their respective family firms. At the conclusion of the field study, students delivers a written business plan for a new venture or expansion of current business, which will include analysis of the market and industry in which the business will compete, a viable financial and organizational structure, risk assessment, a marketing strategy and as appropriate, explanation of an underlying technology, manufacturing process and service delivery system. The final project report is prepared in a competitive format and is assessed by panel of experts comprising of faculty, industry experts and bankers. A presentation cum viva-voce examination for the final report will then be organised. The DPRs/FYPPs can be submitted to IDBI Bank Ltd., Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank and other banks for working capital and term loan respectively for the venture.

Independent Study

Consistent with its commitment to student-directed learning, EDII offers a variety of independent study opportunities. Many academic departments offer independent research or reading courses. Students may also initiate, design, and execute independent study projects with the help of faculty advisors

Business Simulation

Business simulations are used for business acumen training and development. It helps in engaging people so they can make decisions; deal with risk consequences as well as solve problems creates a rich learning environment. Learning objectives include: strategic thinking, financial analysis, market analysis, operations, teamwork and leadership. EDII provides the simulation experience on MikesBikes-Advanced business strategy and Sim Venture -A unique business plan simulation.

Entrepreneur Interactions

Eminent entrepreneurs from various industries are invited regularly to share their experiences with the students.

Few of the entrepreneurs and industry experts who enlightened the current batches by giving them insights about the prevailing situations in the industry and sharing their professional journey of entrepreneurship are:

  1. Mr. Bipin Dudani, Sr. VP & Zonal Business Head, Religare,
  2. Mr. Zishaan Hayath, Founder, Choupati Bazzar,
  3. Mr. Savan Godiawala, Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd,
  4. Mr. Amit Bhatia, Founder, Kloudcrew Technologies Ltd,
  5. Mr. Bhavesh Upadhyay, Chief Operating Officer, Shalby Hospitals,
  6. Mr. Hariom Gandhi, Zonal Director-Narcotics Bureau, Gujarat,
  7. Mr. R.K. Chopra, Chief Manager Training, Bank of Baroda,
  8. Mr. Mihir Joshi, Director, TiE,
  9. Mr. Nirav Shah, Founder, Foliage Real Estate Developer Ltd,
  10. Mr. Anish Baheti, Founder & Director, TrainMyBrain,
  11. Mr. Manan Pancholi, Chirman Webvertex, Chairman GCCI Youth Wing,
  12. Ms. Geeta Goradia, Founder Director, Jewel Consumer Care P Ltd,
  13. Nadeem Jafri, Founder Director, Hearty Mart Enterprises,
  14. Dr. Arvind Patel, Innovator and Founder Director, Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd.,
  15. Mr. G.B. Patil, CMD, Brisk Surgicals Cotton Ltd.

Apart from this students are also encouraged to participate or witness various events and seminars that are organized in Ahmedabad by prestigious institutions to give them maximum exposure of the current economic scenario and the developments that are taking place on a national and international level.

Industry Visit

A guided industry visit is scheduled each trimester for the students. The aim of these visits is to help students to get the exposure of an actual working environment. A tour to various departments, plants etc. is scheduled and students are briefed about various operations, functions, maintenance of the unit.

  1. KHS Machinery Ltd.
  2. Sahajanand Laser Technologies Ltd
  3. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd
  4. Adani Port & Sez Ltd, Mundra
  5. Vadilal Industries Ltd
  6. Goa Start-up Incubators
  7. Goa Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration
  8. Parikh Packaging Ltd
  9. Gateway Hotels
  10. Rimtex Industries Ltd
  11. Meghmani Organics etc.

Fee Structure

Particulars I Year II Year
Due Date (To be informed in the offer letter)
Registration 1000 1250
Tuition 461500 432100
Library & Teaching Aids 65500 54650
Computer & Internet Charges 15000 15000
Total Fee 543000 503000
Deposits & Activity Charges
Students' Activity 15000 15000
Caution Money 10000 1250
Alumni Fee 10000
Total Charges 25000 25000
Total Fee Payable 5,68,000 5,28,000

Particulars I Year II Year
Due Date (To be informed in the offer letter)
Registration 1000 1250
Tuition 461500 432100
Library & Teaching Aids 65500 54650
Computer & Internet Charges 15000 15000
Room Rent (Twin Accommodation A/c) 70000 70000
Total Fee 613000 573000
Deposits & Activity Charges
Students' Activity 15000 15000
Caution Money 10000 1250
Alumni Fee 10000
Hostel Deposit 20000
Total Charges 45000 25000
Total Fee Payable 6,58,000 5,98,000

Funds for viable venture


Funding will be available to EDII students in form of debt and equity.


IDBI Bank to consider financing up to Rs.1 crore without Collaterals for viable projects taken up by EDII students under CGTMSE