Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business

The Executive Post Graduate Diploma In International Business is a specialized Program that provides a scientific approach to business decision-making in today’s dynamic and competitive international business environment. EPGDIB provides an opportunity for middle and senior level executives to refresh and upgrade their managerial skills without interrupting their professional activities. The EPGDIB Program is specially designed to cater to those executives for whom leaving the job and the city is not a feasible option.

Programme Objective

Provides in depth understanding of international business management concepts across different functional areas

Equip participants with the tools and skills required for strategic decision making

Provide an understanding into the operational aspects of international business.


A healthy blend of both theoretical and practical Inputs. The classroom environment is designed to impart the theoretical knowledge reinforced through the case study approach. The take home assignments require the students to work on the concepts taught in the classroom. This is supplemented by lectures by industry experts on current issues and industry trends to gain the pragmatic perspective.

Programme Highlights

Highly structured programme with pre-defined course structure, session plans, evaluations and assignment schedules On-campus sessions at the beginning of every trimester (6 days each)

Total duration of the programme is 700 hours ( Programme includes – IOL hours + On Campus sessions+ Research Papers + Port Visit + Tutorials)

Special focus on design and development of study material with a blend of theoretical and practical inputs

High level of interaction between faculty and participants and within the participants themselves

Emphasis on facilitating learning and application to business context through pre-work/ post work/tutorials and industry guest lectures

Port visit

Schedule & Duration


Saturday – 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Sunday – 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Additional sessions may be scheduled on Saturday/Sunday evenings.


The total duration of the program is 13 Months spread over 3 terms.


Executive Post Graduate Diploma will be awarded by IIFT to students on successful completion of the programme.


Program Director

Dr. Ruppal Walia Sharma

Quick Look

  • Eligibility Criteria Open or Close

    Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized university or Institution with minimum 5 years of work experience after graduation & 3 years after post graduation or engineering.

  • Course Structure Open or Close

    Term 1

        Macro Economics

        Marketing Management

        Business Economics

        Business Statistics

        Global Business Environment

        Accounting for Managers

        IT Applications in Management

    Term 2


        International Marketing

        Financial Management

        Supply Chain Management

        International Trade Operations and Documentation

        International Economics

        Strategic Management

        (BS)Business Ethics- Seminar Paper

    Term 3

        International Business Strategy

        International Financial Management

        Management of Global Sourcing

        International Trade Logistics

        Managing Change & Transformation- Seminar Paper

    Electives(List of Electives is only indicative; 5 electives will be offered based on batch preference)

        Services Marketing

        Mergers and Acquisitions

        Sectoral Strategies

        Market Access Issues

        WTO and Regional Trade

        International Brand Management

        Trade Analytics

        Digital Marketing

        Cross Cultural Management

    Other Components

        Research Project

        Port Visit

    *Course list is indicative only

  • Course Fees Open or Close

    For Indian Students

    Application Fee INR 2000/-
    Program Fee INR 3,15,000/- + S.Tax
    Registration Fee INR 7,875/- + S.Tax
    Books/Study Materials & Campus Fee INR 15,000/-
    Alumni Fee INR 10,000/-
    Total Fee  

    All above cost doesnot include cost of the Port visit which would be borne by the participants at actuals.

    Travel and stay arrangements for all on campus modules to be made by participants.

    The application fee has to be paid online or DD in the name of “Hughes Communication India Ltd.” payable at New Delhi and all other fees is payable to “Indian Institute of Foreign Trade” Payable at New Delhi. (Please mention name, mobile number and program name on reverse of the Bank Draft.)

    For SC/ST/PH candidates program fee & application fee is 50% of amount indicated above. All other fees remain same.

    Service Tax, currently @15%, is payable over and above the mentioned fee for this item. Any change in Service Tax during the tenure of the programme is to be borne by the students.

    Important Dates

    Phase 1 - For applications received till August 2016

    Result of Selected Candidates to be uploaded on IIFT website: 9th Dec 2016

    Last date for acceptance and payment of Rs 15,000 to block seat: 2nd Jan 2017

    Last date for payment of balance of 1st instalment: 1st Feb 2017

    Technical orientation Session: 4th Feb 2017

    On campus module at IIFT Delhi: 17th Feb to 22-Feb 2017

    Phase 2 - For applications received after November 18, 2016

    Last date of received of applications: 30th Dec 2016

    Result of Selected Candidates to be uploaded on IIFT website: 11th Jan 2017

    Last date for payment of balance of 1st instalment: 1st Feb 2017

    Technical orientation Session: 4th Feb 2017

    On campus module at IIFT Delhi: 17th Feb  to 22nd Feb 2017

    Installment Details

    Installment Date Amount INR Amount USD
    I Will be conveyed shortly INR (75,000/- + 7,875/- + 25,000/-) + S.Tax  
    II Will be conveyed shortly INR 80,000/- + S.Tax  
    III Will be conveyed shortly INR 80,000/- + S.Tax  
    IV Will be conveyed shortly INR 80,000/- + S.Tax  

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  • Learning Experience Open or Close

    I would like to share my experience and value proposition of EPGDIB V-SAT 2010-11″ Before I started I had lot of apprehension about EPGDIB VSAT course from IIFT that after carrying 12 years of Finance Experience and qualifications like CA, CWA,Diploma in Business Finance – ICFAI, IFRS certification from London, whether I should pursue this course and whether this will help me in further honing my professional skills to Management cadre. After joining and rigorous study with lot of interactive sessions at classrooms and on lunch table with my batchmates, it gave immense confidence and perspective not only for Management but at CEO level kind of skills you need to have, to run your operations successfully.Precisely, this course is helping me in achieving my professional dreams’.

    Vipin Arora

    Assistant Vice President, Insurance

    HSBC India


    This program is designed with a deep thought process & its focus was not “read & reproduce” but making ourselves more competitive. The program director & the faculties allocated to this program had all the real & impressive practical experience which made the subject more acceptable to us in its theoretical form. It was real fun when we sat in a virtual class room.

    Monik Oza

    Manager, Business Development,

    Wockhardt Ltd., Mumbai

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