Great Lakes to accept NMAT Scores for the One Year MBA Program. Application Deadline on Dec 1, 2023.

November, Chennai: Great Lakes Institute of Management, one of the premier B-schools of the country with campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon has announced admissions open for its full-time one year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) and two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for academic session 2024-25. The institute has also announced that it will be accepting NMAT scores (2022 onward) for the PGPM, in addition to CAT 2022/23, XAT 2023/24 and GMAT taken post 1st Jan 2021. The PGDM will continue to accept CAT, XAT and GMAT tests. The PGPM requires candidates to have at least 2 years of experience while the PGDM accepts students with 0-3 years of experience. The Application Deadline (Cycle 1) for both the programs is 1st Dec 2023.
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Great Lakes is ranked3rdby Outlook in Top Standalone Institutions, 9thby Business India in Top Indian B-Schools,31st among Top B-schools by NIRF under Ministry of HRD and ranked in Super League 2 by Business Standard (Chennai Campus). Great Lakes is also the youngest Indian Business School to receive prestigious AMBA accreditation. The institute also has collaborations with top global B-Schools and Universities like Cornell, Bordeaux, SKEMA, Frankfurt, Chicago Booth and IÉSEG to name a few.
Speaking on the admission process, Mr. Gautam Lakhamraju, Admissions Director & COO, Great Lakes Institute of Management said,Great Lakes has done exceptionally well over the last year with record placement and admission outcomes. We also saw a great response from aspirants last year with an 18% increase in overall full-time program applications, which are at an all-time high. This allows us to increase the diversity of our student base across backgrounds and select deserving students who will add value to the peer group experience. As a long-standing member institution of GMAC and having witnessed the growth, quality and accessibility of the exam, this year we have decided to additionally consider the NMAT exam as one of the qualifying exams for the applying to our one-year PGPM. Another milestone we are excited about is to get back to physical interview process for the PGPM which has been online since the start of the pandemic.”
About the One Year PGPM
The Great Lakes PGPM is an AICTE-approved program and is accredited by AMBA, UK, one of the world’s most prestigious accreditation bodies. It is ranked in the top one-year programs in the country and leverages a global faculty pool. Applicants need to have at least two years of experience for applying to the PGPM. The program has witnessed 100% placements every year and last year’s average CTC for the graduating class in 2023 was 18.1 lakhs. Recruiters included McKinsey & Company, Mahindra & Mahindra, HSBC, Berger Paints, Infosys Consulting, Junglee Games, Olam, Bain, ZS Associates, Accenture, ADP, Aditya Birla, Bridgestone, Bristlecone, Deloitte, Cognizant, FedEx, HCL, Dell, Incedo, Optum, Tiger Analytics, Lowe’s, etc.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for PGPM 2024-25:
  • Applicants are required to apply with a valid GMAT/CAT/XAT/NMAT score. Previous years' scores are also accepted.
  • Candidates with 2-10 years of work experience (by April 30th, 2024) can apply for the One Year PGPM. Those with 0-3 years’ experience can apply to PGDM.
  • To learn more about the PGPM, Click here
  • Eligible candidates can apply online here: Application Form
About the two-year PGDM
The Great Lakes PGDM is designed for young graduates and professionals to transform into competent management professionals with guidance from world class faculty and with focus on experiential learning.  In a short span of time the PGDM has been established as one of the most sought after programs in the country.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for PGDM 2024-26:
  • Applicants are required to apply with a valid GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT score. Previous years' scores are also accepted.
  • Candidates with 0-3 years of work experience (by April 30th, 2024) can apply for PGDM. Candidates with 2+ years’ experience can apply for PGPM.
About Great Lakes Institute of Management:
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Awardee Dr. Bala V Balachandran is one of the premier B-schools in India. Great Lakes has, within a short span of 19 years, emerged as a top-ranked business school. Great Lakes has 50+ full-time faculty and 150+ visiting faculty including over 25+ international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Stanford, and Harvard. Further collaborations with the world’s leading institutions like Cornell University, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Bordeaux, SKEMA Business, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management etc., have helped Great Lakes globally benchmark its programs.
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Great Lakes, Chennai, was accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK in 2014 and became the youngest B-school in India to receive this prestigious international accreditation. In 2017, its two-year PGDM program was accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and it is currently in the highest Tier 1 Category.
Great Lakes has a 30-acre LEED Platinum-rated green campus in Chennai and a second campus in Gurgaon in the corporate hub of Delhi- NCR. In the year 2019, Great Lakes Gurgaon campus received the prestigious AMBA accreditation. It was also ranked among the top 5 emerging business schools by the National HRD Network (NHRDN) for the year 2018-19. Great Lakes Gurgaon was also ranked 12th by Business World for its one-year program in the year 2021.
Great Lakes offers One Year full-time MBA (PGPM) for experienced professionals, Two-year MBA (PGDM), Part-Time Executive MBA for senior managers, and Weekend Executive MBA Program. Great Lakes alumni currently numbering 13,000+, work at world-renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 30+ nations.
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