Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM)

by REEYA SINGH 96 June 21, 2024

Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) is an esteemed institution committed to excellence in management education and leadership development since 2004. With campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon, GLIM is among the top 10 B-schools offering prestigious one-year programs in the country. Great Lakes offers its flagship 1-Year PGPM and 2-Year PGDM programs. Candidates have the flexibility to apply to either campus separately or for both through a common application form.

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Establishment Year2004
CampusesChennai & Gurgaon
Top AccreditationsAMBA, SAQS, and NBA
Rankings (2023)31 under the Management category by NIRF, 17 by Business Today under the Management category
Programs OfferedPGPM & PGDM
Placements 202334 LPA (PGPM Highest CTC)

Great Lakes MBA Courses 2024

Great Lakes offers a variety of courses both full time and online across their two campuses i.e., Chennai and Gurgaon. For online mode of education, Great Lakes also offers E-learning courses and an Online PGDM option aiming for flexibility and accessibility of education.

Great Lakes MBA Courses at Chennai

  • PGPM: A flagship one-year full-time MBA program for professionals with 2+ years of experience. Typically candidates with 2 to 10 years of work experience are considered. However, exceptional students with 21+ months of experience (by April 30th, 2024) may be considered. Scores accepted for admission are GMAT/CAT/CMAT/XAT/NMAT. Average package offered is INR 18.1 LPA
  • PGDM: The two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management, PGDM, is designed for young leaders with less than 3 years of work experience (0-3). PGDM accepts valid GMAT/CAT/CMAT/XAT/NMAT scores. The average package offered is INR 14.5 LPA
  • PGXPM: This is an Executive Program for mid-senor level working professionals with Minimum 8 years full time work experience who have spent considerable time in the industry. The average age of students in this program is 37 years while the average Years Average Work Experience is 14.5. The admission requirement at PGXPM is a bachelors degree with 50% score, two recommendations and an SOP.
  • PGPM FLEX: It is a dynamic weekend MBA program tailored for working professionals. With classes every other weekend, it prioritizes your work experience and enhances your understanding of business functions. 68% of students in this program have less that 5 years of work experience.
  • FPM: The Fellow Program In Management is designed to meet global standards, offering students a level of training on par with top PhD programs worldwide. Its a doctoral program in Marketing.
  • PGDM-Online: Great Lakes offers a two-year online PGDM program through its Centre of Online Learning. Designed to fit your career, the flexible curriculum covers industry-relevant concepts. With a blend of live virtual classes and recorded lectures, you'll receive hands-on experience guided by industry experts, ensuring a rigorous academic journey at your pace.

Great Lakes MBA Courses at Gurgaon

  • PGPM: Like at Chennai, Gurgaon also offers full time 1 year PGPM option to professionals with 2+ years of work experience. Valid scores from GMAT/CAT/CMAT/XAT/NMAT are accepted for admission. The average package offered is INR 15.6 LPA. The average age of students is 26 years.
  • PGDM: This is a two-year MBA program for professionals with 0-3 years of experience. The average package offered is INR 10.53 LPA. The average age of students is 22 years. Students need to have valid GMAT/CAT/CMAT/XAT/NMAT score for admission.
  • PGPM-FBE: This is a one-year full-time MBA program designed for the next generation of family business owners and active members of family business and entrepreneurs from diverse industries. Applicants needs to have valid GMAT/CAT/CMAT/XAT score for admission.
  • PGDM-Online: Its a two year online PGDM program aiming to provide quality management education in a flexible format. Applicant must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university/institution and have scored a min of 50% marks.

Great Lakes E-Learning: Great Lakes offers various online learning programs for working professionals through a partnership with Great Learning, a prominent technology-enabled online and blended learning platform. Some of these programs are:

  • PGP-Data Science and Business Analytics (PGP-DSBA)
  • Post Graduate Program in Data Science and Engineering (PGP-DSE)
  • Post Graduate Program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (PGP-AIML)
  • Post Graduate Program in Machine Learning (PGP-ML)
  • Post Graduate Program in AI for Leaders (PGP-AIFL)
  • Post Graduate Program in Strategic Digital Marketing (PGP-SDM)
  • Executive Post Graduate Program in Management
  • Post Graduate Program in Product Management and Analytics (PGP- PMA)
  • Post Graduate Program in Cloud Computing (PGP-CC)
  • Post-Graduate Program in Electric Vehicle Design (PGP-EVD)
  • Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security (PGP-CS)

Free Courses: Great Lakes also provides complimentary courses for individuals eager to expand their knowledge into subjects like Python, R, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and beyond. All course content is sourced from Great Learning's acclaimed programs. Aspirants looking to enhance their skills can register for these complimentary courses to further develop themselves.

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Which Exams are Accepted by Great Lakes?

Great Lakes Institute of Management welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and accepts a range of entrance exams for its management programs. Great Lakes accepts the following exams for admission in their Full time PGPM & PGDM program across both campuses.

  • CAT taken in 2022/2023
  • XAT taken in 2023/2024
  • GMAT taken after 1st January 2021
  • NMAT 2022 onwards
  • CMAT 2023; CMAT 2024 scores will only be accepted if CMAT results are declared before the final admission deadline.

Great Lakes MBA Fees 2024

Great Lakes offers a diverse range of courses tailored to meet the needs of various aspirants. From comprehensive management programs to specialized executive education courses, Great Lakes ensures flexibility and relevance in its offerings and charges tuition accordingly.

PGPMChennaiINR 21,80,000
PGPMGurgaonINR 20,85,000
PGDMChennaiINR 20,80,000
PGDMGurgaonINR 18,50,000
PGXPMChennaiINR 12,35,460
PGPM- FLEXChennaiINR 9,85,300
PGPM-FBEGurgaonINR 2250000
PGDM-ONLINEOnlineINR 3,50,000

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Notable Alumni of Great Lakes

One of the distinguishing features of Great Lakes Institute of Management is its esteemed alumni network, comprising accomplished leaders across diverse industries. Here are a few notable alumni who have emerged from the corridors of Great Lakes.

  • Ramya Balakrishnan (Class of 2007): Global Director - Strategy & Ops, Meta (FB), USA
  • Anand Jayachandran (Class of 2006): Director - Govt. Engagement, Mastercard
  • Amishaa Arora (Class of 2015): Head of Ecommerce, East Asia at H&M;
  • Sumeet Bansal (Class of 2008): APAC Regional Leader, Baker Hughes, Singapore
  • Imran Kantawala (Class of 2011): Head - Digital Marketing, Aditya Birla Group
  • Shyam Srinivas (Class of 2012): Vice President, Citibank, USA
  • Hari Shukla (Class of 2019): Founder of Nectar Superfoods
  • Bhairaw Kumar Mandal (Class of 2013): COfounder & CEO of Enerture Technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Ridhima Arora (Class of 2015): Founder of Nama Foods
  • Sijo Kuruvilla George (Class of 2009): Founder of Startup Village

As the institute aims to foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and ethical leadership, preparing its students to navigate the complexities of today's dynamic business landscape with confidence and integrity, Great Lakes seems to be one of the top choices for aspirants targeting non-IIM B-schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Great Lakes a Tier 1 college?
Great Lakes is a premier Tier 1 B-school providing quality management education in India.

Is Great Lakes good for MBA?
Great Lakes is one of the top choices of students seeking management education in India.

What is Great Lakes ranking?
Great Lakes ranks 31st under the Management category by NIRF.

Does Great Lakes accept CAT?
Great Lakes accepts GMAT/CAT/CMAT/XAT/NMAT for admission in their PGPM & PGDM programs.

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