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Decoding the PGPB: Module 1



The PGPB delivers a world-class business and entrepreneurial education in just 22 months of full-time study. How do we pull this off? Through a carefully designed, cutting-edge curriculum split into two modules which add up to an optimized fusion of theory and practice aimed at building effective and responsible innovators.

When we say the PGPB is fast-paced, we mean it’s fairly fast-paced. But it’s also full of opportunities — not only to acquire new knowledge and skills but to apply these takeaways in a real-world setting.

So where does it all begin? With Module 1. Let’s take a closer look.

The Pillars of Knowledge

Divided into four terms, the PGPB’s Module 1 provides the essential foundation upon which successful business careers are built. Term 1 of Module 1 — which runs from July through September — begins with an overview of business management fundamentals, including four pre-courses: Accounting, Quantitative Methods, Innovation Management, and Case Study Methods.

Additionally, Term 1 comprises eight core courses in Organization Design & Organization Behavior, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Quantitative Methods, Macroeconomics, Accounting & Control, and Written Analysis & Communication.

Up next is Term 2, which begins in October and concludes in December. Seven core courses are covered during this period of study, including Human Resources Management, Project Management, Microeconomics, Retail & Channel Management, Financial Reporting & Analysis, Entrepreneurship & Business Planning, and Financial Markets & Institutions.

PGPB’s Module Term 3 spans from January to March and also includes seven core courses, including Competitive Analysis, Corporate Finance & Business Valuation, Corporate Governance, Business & Government Relations, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Business Analytics, and Leadership & Change Management.

A Different Kind of Summer School

But students aren’t done for the year yet. Module 1’s concluding Summer Term — held during April and May — is dedicated to student projects, including everything from individual internships and group projects to entrepreneurial and research projects. In addition to gaining on-the-job learning opportunities, students also walk away with new connections which will further fuel their careers and shape their futures as the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.

Wondering what happens next? Stay tuned for the continuation of this post when we detail what you can expect from PGPB’s Module 2.

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