10 things to know about Great Lakes Institute of Management

Last date to apply: 30th November 2015. Fees: 14.6 Lacs

10 things to know about Great Lakes Institute of Management
GLIM is for achievers, high performers and go-getters who want to change the world for the better. Professionals/ Entrepreneurs with 2+ years of full time work experience can apply.

1. Two years scores valid CAT 2015 and 2014
All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT*/XAT +/CMAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management. For PGPM 2016, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT scores of the year 2014 and 2015, XAT scores of the year 2015 and 2016 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2013 or CMAT scores of the year 2015.

2. Minimum of 2 years of workex.
A minimum work experience of two years by March 31, 2016 is mandatory and candidates found not fulfilling this criteria will not be admitted. Candidates with less than 24 months of work experience by March 31, 2016 can apply to the Great Lakes PGDM Program. All applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institution

3. Two cycle admission
Like previous years, Great Lakes will have two cycles of interviews, one in December 2015 and the second in February 2016. The city-wise dates for each cycle are given in the table below.
Submission Deadline for Cycle One: 30 November, 2015
(All GMAT Takers [GMAT 2013, GMAT 2014 and GMAT 2015, CAT 2014, XAT 2015 and CMAT 2015 takers)
Submission Deadline for Cycle Two: 31 January, 2016
(All GMAT Takers [Exam to be taken between 1st Dec. 2015 to 31st Jan. 2016], CAT 2015 and XAT 2016 takers)

4. One year advance
In a fast changing business world where billion-dollar companies are created in a few years, the PGPM allows participants to maximize learning and start creating value by the end of 1 year.

5. International Faculty
25+ International faculty from the likes of Kellogg, Stanford, Yale, etc., along with renowned full time faculty gives you global perspectives and unparalleled learning. The single most important reason why Alumni strongly recommend Great Lakes.

6. Curriculum
Globally benchmarked curriculum which is updated yearly with cutting edge courses to make participants Business Ready.

7. Experienced Leadership
Leadership is practiced and not taught. Karma-yoga: a unique transformational program helps participants develop leadership skills while having a lasting impact in 20+ villages and improving the lives of thousands of people.

8. Rich peer learning
Peers with rich industry experience in the class means as much learning beyond the class as inside. Another reason why Alumni strongly value their One Year at Great Lakes.

9. Strong Alumni Network
4000+ Great Lakes Alumni spread over 28 countries across 5 continents give you a great life-time network of Entrepreneurs, CXOs and high caliber professionals across industries.

10. Karma-Yoga : Leadership Experiential Project LEP
The project is a unique medium for students to connect with ground realities and experientially learn transformational leadership. The LEP creates a mutual win-win situation for both the students and the villages. While the villages get budding managers to enable the villagers to lift themselves into their better selves, the students acquire a first-hand understanding of what it means to create followers and transform them.

Great Lakes’ One Year full time Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) helps transform high potential professionals into competent business managers and decision makers. Throughout the course of study, emphasis is placed on developing competencies, team-work and leadership, inclusivity principles and value-based management creating “Business Ready Managers” capable of responding to complex business challenges.

About Great Lakes Institute of Management:
Great Lakes was founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Dr. Bala V. Balachandran with a vision of becoming the leading Management Institution in India providing Quality Education at an affordable cost and Human Capital for Emerging Economies.

Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council and buoyed by the international collaborations, Great Lakes has, within a short span of 10 years emerged as a top-ranked business school, ranked 7th among 1 year MBA program by Outlook India, 7th under Executive Programs by Business Today, 7th among private B-schools by Careers 360 and 10th among top Indian B-schools by Business India in 2014.

In 2014, Great Lakes was accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA, UK) for its PGPM and PGXPM programs and became the youngest B-school in India to receive this prestigious international accreditation.

Great Lakes has 50+ full time faculty and 130+ visiting faculty including over 20 international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Stanford, etc. Further collaborations with world’s leading institutions like Nanyang Technological University, University of Houston, University of Bordeaux, etc., have helped Great Lakes in globally benchmarking its programs. Great Lakes has a 27.5 acres LEED Platinum rated green campus in Chennai and a second campus in Delhi-NCR.