Post Graduate Courses

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (International Business) (PGDM-IB)
Focus: International Tourism Business

Offered at: Gwalior Register Now

The Course:

The prime objective of this programme is to develop a global way of thinking- a valuable asset and an important skill for all businesses today. IITTM’s International Tourism Business (PGDM-IB) programme is unique among international management programmes because we focus on preparing our graduates to be global tour leaders who possess a deep knowledge of the intercultural sensitivity and skill to handle both out bound and inbound tourists.

Mentored by Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., PGDM-IB programme provides learners with international as well as general business skills, and an opportunity for hands on experience. With IITTM’s core competence in tourism and travel-the largest global industry today, we prepare learners for this. They will also be equipped with skills transferable to other sectors of global businesses.

In times when companies must spend each rupee judiciously it has become increasingly important for tourism companies to hire managers/executives who are trained to be relevant to their requirements. At PGDM (IB) we believe that for graduates to be worth the employers’ money, they need to be trained/ educated in a manner that they may contribute from day one to the company by creating value for their customers and company. We believe that the only way out is to offer a programme working closely with industry, so that it produces learners who are of immediate use for the tourism companies. Being the leader in tourism education in South Asia, we have excellent relationships with the tourism companies which have enabled us to appreciate their needs.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM- International Business) is a programme approved by AICTE and approved by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to MBA. The programme includes state-of-the-art course in Medical Tourism, Travel Documentation, Sustainable Tourism, Volunteer Tourism, Intercultural Management, on-the-job Training among others.

On completion of the programme, a learner shall be able to appreciate nuances of international tourism business ii. Manage tours, both inbound and out bound iii. Must be able to help the employing company with design of products and selling them iv. Raising and management of tourism enterprises v. Prepare for international tourism businesses with skills transferable to other international businesses. Accordingly, the programme has a large component of working in real world situations under the careful guidance of mentors. Structure a. This is an intensive study programme of two academic sessions. b. The programme shall be divided into four semesters and there shall be an examination at the end of each semester. c. Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. shall allow four months paid internship after the fourth semester. d. Each semester shall comprise of credits equivalent to nine courses, each of three hours per week equivalent teaching obligation and equal amount of self study. e. Separate (additional) certification by Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. Opportunity for other concurrent certifications. f. Admission to programme is being offered for 93 seats at Gwalior.


The Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM) is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. It is one of the premier Institutes in the country that offers education, training, research and consultancy in the field of tourism, travel and allied sectors. IITTM was established in 1983 and presently its campuses are located at Gwalior, Bhubaneswar, Goa and New Delhi. A new centre is coming up at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. IITTM is a founder member of UN-ESCAP promoted Network of Asia-Pacific Educational and Training Institute in Tourism (APETIT). IITM campuses are spread over 20 acres and have state of the art infrastructure including extensive libraries.

Eligibility:To be eligible for his Diploma you must be a Graduate and have appeared for your CAT/MAT. There is no minimum score required. You may apply if you are in the process of completing your graduation, but you must complete it by 31st October 2011. We also welcome distance learning graduates.

How to Apply:For the admission process please visit

Chairman (Admissions),
Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management,
Gwalior- 474 011 (M.P.).

Contact Information:
Head Office: Centre of Learning, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.,
Hitkari House, 284 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road,
Near GPO, Fort, Mumbai 400001
Tel: 022-66091686/89,
Email :
Office Timings : Monday – Saturday 9:30am-6:00pm.

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