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Great Lakes Institute of Management was initiated in 2004. It is one of the leading business schools in India. Great Lakes Chennai enjoys international collaborations that have helped it achieve global recognition. It is an ideal college for anyone looking for an amazing learning experience – with all the components necessary to create a truly magical and rewarding academic life.

GLIM has been consistently ranked among the top 10 business schools in India. In addition, Great Lakes Chennai NIRF ranking is 18 among the top MBA colleges in India. Moreover, over 9000+ successful Great Lakes alumni are spread across over 30 countries. The flagship programs of GLIM are a one-year PGPM and a 2-year PGDM Corporate Program. The corporate course includes PGXPM for senior-level and mid-level professionals. Besides, PGPM FLEX is a weekend management program exclusively available for working individuals.

Great Lakes Chennai admission is based on the applicant's CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ CMAT score, academic record, and work experience. Additionally, students must satisfy the Great Lakes Chennai cutoff requirements. Interested and eligible applicants can complete the online application form on the college's main website. Additionally, students can check the updates on the Official website pertaining to Great Lakes last date to apply.

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CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, or equivalent

Great Lakes Chennai PGPM Admission

PGPM is a 1-year postgraduate program offered by the college. Thus, it is commonly considered a Great Lakes Chennai one-year MBA. The Program is designed specifically for high-achieving professionals. The PGPM has world-class faculty who provide crucial mentorship, and the curriculum is infused with industry-leading techniques and practices.

The PGPM program is meant for ambitious and successful people who want to make a difference in the world. This course provides business administration and leadership skills that shape the minds of future leaders. The PGPM program is accredited by AMBA, the UK's most popular accreditation body for MBA programs. Thus, it holds MBA equivalence status. In addition, it is known for offering a rich and diverse experience. Currently, it offers the following specializations:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • AI, Machine Learning, Analytics, and BlockChain
  • Operations/IT
  • OB/HR/Strategy & General Management

Great Lakes PGPM eligibility

 To qualify for admission in this course, candidates must:

  • Have completed their UG Degree with at least 50% marks on average from a reputed institute.
  • Hold work experience of at least 2 years or at least 18 months with exceptional work experience. Hold a valid CAT/ XAT/ CMAT score.

Great Lakes PGPM Selection Criteria

The applicants for PGPM admission are chosen based on the marks they obtained in entrance exams (CAT/ XAT/ CMAT score), followed by interviews. Clearing the Great Lakes Chennai CAT cutoff is always the biggest challenge. The college also looks at a personal and professional track record, consistent academic performance, and other proven competencies. To be considered for an early interview, they will be assessed based on their theoretical record, work experience, awards and achievements, and PI performance.

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Great Lakes Chennai PGDM Admission

The two-year management program, called PGDM, is designed for aspirants with less than three years of work experience. Great Lakes PGDM holds an MBA equivalence status and has also been accredited by AICTE. This course sets the foundation for management concepts and practices required for future managers. Great Lakes Chennai MBA/PGDM specializations are available in

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • OB/HR/Strategy
  • AI, Machine Learning, and Analytics

Great Lakes PGDM Eligibility

To qualify for admission to this course, candidates must:

  • Have completed their Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a reputed institute.
  • Hold work experience of fewer than three years. Students shall have qualified in CAT/ XAT/ CMAT exam.

Great Lakes PGDM Selection Criteria

To be accepted into the PGDM program, they must have a good academic record, scores on the CAT, CMAT, or XAT exams, and essays. Additionally, the institute looks for candidates who have excelled in their work experience and performance in an online interview and AWT. In addition, the institute takes into account the diversity of applicants' backgrounds.

Students will be evaluated for Profile-Based Early interviews based on the following factors: academic achievements, extracurricular activities, awards and achievement, and diversity and merit within interviewed candidates. They must check the eligibility criteria thoroughly at the Great Lakes Chennai website.

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Great Lakes Chennai Executive Programs Admission

The college offers four executive programs designed to help working executives develop in-demand management skills and achieve higher leadership positions. The PGXPM program is a 20-month program, while the PGPM FLEX is designed for working applicants with 2-10 years of experience and offers more flexibility.

The Great Lakes Chennai Executive MBA in Business Analytics program is offered in collaboration with the institute. The Global PGP for Family Enterprises Management program is an 11-month program in collaboration with Babson College, Massachusetts.

Executives who have spent much time in the industry, possibly as managers or future business leaders, often feel the need to take on higher leadership positions. The ex-PGP at a world-class institution can help these professionals develop the skills they need to achieve their goals. In addition, this Program allows professionals to continue their work while learning in a highly-rated environment.

1. Great Lakes PGXPM Admission

The PGXPM is a blended, rigorous, and fully mentored holistic program that offers courses on Finance, Technology, Marketing, Operations, and Human Resources Management. These courses provide participants with the skills necessary for General Management and Business Leadership, which is beneficial in a global business environment. The Program has a duration of 20 months and has 7 terms.

PGXPM Eligibility

  • Have completed their Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a reputed institute.
  • Hold 8 years of work experience by September 30 of the admission year.
  • Hold a valid CAT/ XAT/ EA by GMAC or Great Lakes Entrance Exam.

PGXPM Selection Criteria

The candidate's selection for the PGXPM program is based on their scores in the college aptitude test (GREAT), followed by their respective PI score. Those who have already cleared the CAT, MAT, XAT, or CMAT cutoff marks are exempt from taking GREAT. It also considers work experience and the overall assessment of academic achievement when making selections. Shortlisted students will be notified via mail or phone.

2. Great Lakes PGPM Flex Admission

PGPM Flex is equivalent to an E-MBA program designed for knowledgeable professionals looking to further their careers. The Program offers flexibility in how you study while also providing a world-class education. You could be a support staffer, an entrepreneur with a family business, or a professional in any field.

The PGPM Flex program is a full-time program offered on weekends. The program outcome is to build skills in various areas of a business system and to foster teamwork and inclusivity principles. Additionally, the Program has a long group and executive coaching schedule, team-building activities, and 360-degree assessment. The final year of the Program features a fully-mentored project work.

PGPM Flex Eligibility

  • Have completed their Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a reputed institute.
  • Hold at least 2 years of work experience by September 30 of the admission year.
  • Hold a valid CAT/ XAT/ EA by GMAC or GREAT.

PGPM Flex Selection Criteria

To be selected for the GLIM PGPM Flex program, candidates must secure a valid score on the CAT/XAT/MAT or CMAT exams. The final selection process includes a Written Test, GD and PI rounds. GLIM admission will be given based on the performance in the Interview and a glance at academic achievements.

Great Lakes MBA and Global PGP for Family Enterprises Management Admission

Have completed their UG Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a reputed institute. Hold at least 2 years of work experience in the family business by September 30 of the admission year. Hold a valid CAT/ XAT/ EA by GMAC or GREAT.

The MBA program in Business Analytics Eligibility: hold a UG Degree with no backlogs and secure at least 50% marks in aggregate from a reputed institute. Hold at least 2 years of work experience.

Applicants will be selected depending on their applications. The shortlisted candidates will be notified about their selection through email, followed by the Interview round.


by Vipin Raj, 21 Dec 2020
Class of 2021

I have valid score in CAT and XAT in which I secured high marks in both the entrance exams. I applied for Great lakes Institute of Management, Chennai admissions to the PGDM course. Then the college actually fetched my marks of the entrance exam and notified me for the further process if eligible. I was like that shortlisted and they called me on phone asked me to come and appear for the personal interview. We also had a small essay writing for the admission only after seeing our performance in the personal interview. The final selection will be one based on the entrance exam score and academics.

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