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Online Executive Diploma Programme

Online Executive Diploma Programme

The Institute started the Executive Diploma in Management Programmes (EDP) in 1999 to fulfill the needs of the working executives, managers and entrepreneurs. This year (i.e. in 2023-24), the Programmes are offered online in the following specialisations
(i) Business Analytics
(ii) Finance
(iii) Human Resource Management
(iv) Marketing
(v) Operations Management
However, a particular programme will be offered only if a minimum of 20 candidates opt for it.

Eligibility & Admission Procedure

After undergoing this programme, the participant shall be able to:

  • Use relevant conceptual frameworks and best management practices,
  • Scan socio-economic-technical, political- ecological -legal environment at national and international levels affecting organisations,
  • Make effective decisions,
  • Demonstrate functional leadership, teamwork and social skills
  • Demonstrate understanding of business and organisational contexts for effective decision making

The programme structure is given below:

Duration of the Programme : 33 Weeks, programme spreads up to 42 weeks
Nos. of Courses in a Programme : Nine
Term : 3 Terms, each having 3 courses
One course : 2 Credit hours
Total credits requirements for completion of programme : 18 credit hours

The online interactive live sessions will be conducted in the evenings on the weekdays (between 07:00 PM and 09:00 PM) to suit the working executives.

The programme delivery will be completely online. The online live lectures shall be scheduled in the evening on weekdays. Two session (one hour each) per course shall be scheduled in a week making it to a total six sessions in a week. A total of 20 sessions (20 hours) will be scheduled per course.

Learning Resources: The participants can use the library that subscribes to 14 databases and around 10,000 E-journals through databases such as EBSCO, JSTOR, Elsevier’s Science Direct, and Sage. The library also subscribes to ISI Emerging Markets Database, the financial and economic databases like; ACE Equity, ACE Mutual Funds, Bloomberg, and Prowess IQ. The library also subscribes to, which is a socioeconomic database, and SCOPUS for helping researchers.

A three-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline recognized by Nirma University as eligible for Postgraduate studies and a minimum of two years of work experience as on 30th July, 2023.  Work experience will be calculated from the date of issue of the final year graduation mark sheet. Only this period will be considered in eligibility.

  • Online Only – Spread over 33 weeks
  • Executive Diploma Programme from NAAC “A+” Grade University
  • Tailored to the needs of the working executives
  • Contemporary and Futuristic
  • Industry Relevant
  • Practice Orientation

The candidates shall be offered admission based on their performance in the personal interview, work experience, and past academic achievements.

Application Form Fee: Rs.1250/- + Applicable Taxes.

Course Tuition Fees (Each Specialisation): Rs. 46,000/-
The tuition fee can be paid in two instalments of Rs. 23,000/- each. First instalment is to be paid at the time of registration, and the second in the month of November.

Examination and Other Fees to be paid at the time of joining the programme:

Fee Amount
Examination Fee Rs. 5,500/- (Non-Refundable)
Library Deposit Rs. 4000/- (Refundable)
Other Deposit Rs. 1000/- (Refundable)
Registration Fee Rs. 1000/-
Eligibility Fee Rs. 1000/-

Important Dates

  • Last Date to Apply

  • Interview Date

  • Commencement of the Programme

    October 2023