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Objective of Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program at Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is to help participants pursue leadership positions in competitive business environments

The PGDBA is a career development program designed for individuals with a graduation background or relevant work experience. It emphasizes leadership development through strategic management and offers a professionally-oriented curriculum.

Students will cultivate professionalism by analyzing, synthesizing, and solving complex problems, utilizing their integrated knowledge, understanding, and skills. They will also enhance interpersonal skills to effectively lead and collaborate with others, including those in specialist functions within organizations.

Objectives of the Program

  1. Develop Leadership Skills: Cultivate effective leadership qualities through practical experiences and theoretical teachings, fostering innovation and growth within organizations.
  2. Acquire Comprehensive Business Understanding: Gain a holistic grasp of finance, marketing, human resources, and operations to make informed decisions and address real-world challenges.
  3. Foster Strategic Thinking: Develop the ability to analyse complex business scenarios and formulate actionable strategies for organizational success and sustainability.
  4. Enhance Financial Management Abilities: Acquire financial acumen to optimize resource allocation and drive shareholder value through courses in financial management and analysis.
  5. Apply Marketing Principles: Understand consumer behavior and market dynamics to develop and execute effective marketing strategies that drive business growth.
  6. Develop Effective People Management Skills: Learn to build and lead high-performing teams, fostering a positive work environment conducive to collaboration and innovation.
  7. Improve Operational Efficiency: Identify inefficiencies and streamline processes to enhance operational efficiency and deliver superior products and services to customers.
  8. Cultivate a Global Mindset: Gain exposure to global business practices and cross-cultural communication to succeed in diverse and multicultural business environments.

  • Bachelor's degree holder / Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
  • International / SAARC Graduate from a recognised / accredited University / Institution.
  • Students who have appeared for final year of examination of their bachelor's degree program and are awaiting results can also apply, subject to successfully completing their bachelor's degree program / graduation within the time period specified by SCDL.

  • The duration of the program is two years.
  • The registration period is valid for four academic years.

Total Credit Points : 82

Principles and Practices of Management
Legal Aspects of Business
Management Accounting
Managerial Economics
Organisational Behaviour
Business Ethics and Value Systems
Operations Management
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Marketing Management
Fundamentals of Business Analytics
Essentials of Research Methodology
SEMESTER III :Specialisation
Compulsory Subject 1
Compulsory Subject 2
Compulsory Subject 3
Compulsory Subject 4
Compulsory Subject 5 (choice of 1 elective)
SEMESTER IV :Specialisation
Compulsory Subject 1
Compulsory Subject 2
Compulsory Subject 3
Compulsory Project Report
Compulsory Subject 4 (choice of 1 elective)

Click below Specialisation Subjects

Semester III: Finance
Course Title
Capital Market
Direct Taxation
Strategic Management
Behavioral Finance
Electives (any one)
Project Finance
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
Financial Institutions and Banking
Semester IV: Finance
Course Title
GST and Allied Laws
International Finance
Project Management
Project Report
Electives (any one)
Strategic Finance
Corporate Governance
Risk Management
Semester III: Marketing
Course Title
Services Marketing
Marketing Research
Strategic Management
Consumer Behavior
Electives (any one)
Integrated Marketing Communications
Strategic Marketing
Rural Marketing
Semester IV: Marketing
Course Title
Sales and Distribution Management
Product and Brand Management
Project Management
Project Report
Electives (any one)
International Marketing
B2B Marketing
Digital Marketing Strategy & Planning
Semester III: Management Accounting
Course Title
Strategic Management
Cost Planning and Analysis
Budgeting and Management Control
Behavioral Finance
Electives (any one)
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
Group Financial Statements
Project Financial Management
Semester IV: Management Accounting
Course Title
Indian Financial System
Strategic Management Accounting
Project Management
Project Report
Electives (any one)
Corporate Governance
Taxation - Laws and Practices
Risk Management
Semester III: Human Resource 
Course Title
Human Resource Development
Employee Relations and Labour Laws
Strategic Management
DEI and Global HR Practices
Electives (any one)
HR Analytics
Compensation Management
Digital Transformation in HR
Semester IV: Human Resource
Course Title
Performance and Potential Management
Organizational Development & Change Management
Project Management
Project Report
Electives (any one)
Talent Management
Leadership and Capacity Building
Strategic HR and TQM
Semester III: Customer Relationship Management
Course Title
Customer Relationship Management
Consumer Behaviour
Strategic Management
Customer Focused Innovation Management & Consumer Protection
Electives (any one)
B2B Markets and CRM
Retail Marketing
Customer Experience Design & Delivery
Semester IV: Customer Relationship Management
Course Title
Advanced CRM
Strategic Marketing
Project Management
Project Report
Electives (any one)
Technology in CRM
CRM in Service Industry
Marketing Research
Semester III: Operations
Course Title
Planning and Control of Operation
Materials Management
Strategic Management
Knowledge Management in Supply Chain & Performance Measurement
Electives (any one)
Techniques for Operations Efficiency
Operations Strategy
Operations Project Management
Semester IV: Operations
Course Title
Supply Chain Management
Industry 4.0
Project Management
Project Report
Electives (any one)
Technology Management
World Class Manufacturing
Business Process Re-engineering


  1. Finance Specialization: Financial Analyst; Investment Banker; Portfolio Manager; Risk Analyst; Financial Consultant etc.
  2. Management Accounting Specialization: Cost Accountant; Budget Analyst; Financial Controller; Management Accountant; Costing Manager etc.
  3. Human Resources Specialization: HR Manager; Talent Acquisition Specialist; Training and Development Manager; Employee Relations Specialist; Compensation and Benefits Manager etc.
  4. Marketing Specialization: Brand Manager; Digital Marketing Specialist; Market Research Analyst; Marketing Strategist; Product Manager etc.
  5. Customer Relationship Management Specialization: Customer Success Manager; CRM Analyst; Relationship Manager; Customer Experience Manager; Retention Specialist etc.
  6. Operations Specialization: Operations Manager; Supply Chain Manager; Logistics Coordinator; Quality Assurance Manager; Process Improvement Specialist etc.


Application Form Fee

The application form fee for applicants applying under:
  • General & Defence Category is: ₹1200
  • International & SAARC Category is: US$100
Note: Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Fee

Total Program Fee: ₹ 65,000/-
1st Installment
2nd Installment
₹ 39,000/-
₹ 26,000/-
₹ 37,000/-
₹ 25,000/-

Note: Easy EMI option available for 9 & 12 months. Monthly EMI from ₹6,000/- to ₹8,000/-.

Special Discount on Program Fee – Limited Period Offer

Pay full fee in one instalment immediately, and get ₹5000/- off.
One-time Full Payment
₹ 60,000/-
₹ 57,000/-
Payment Timelines
1. Pay first instalment or one-time full fee immediately after grant of admission.
2. Pay second instalment within 45 days of payment of first instalment or on or before the last date to pay full fee, whichever is earlier, as per policy.
• Paying complete course fee immediately, will make all benefits of the program immediately available.
• Installment option closes 15 days before the last specified date of admission.
• Exam fee & project fee is not included in program fee and has to be paid separately.
• Pay exam fee per paper per attempt. Exam fees or project fee is non-refundable & non-transferable.
Mode of Payments
♦ Online: Pay application form fee, program fee & all exam fees online. OR
♦ Demand Draft: Pay program & all exam fees via Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of “The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune.
NoteSCDL does not accept any fee in cash.


  • Each course comprises of an assignment(30 marks) and computer-based examination (70 marks). Students should appear for the assessmentsonatimelybasisandcompletethe programinthevalidityperiod.
  • Assignments are of objective type and are available in the student login. Examinations include a subjective element in addition to the objective part.
  • In Semester IV, students must submit a soft copy project valued at 100 marks.
  • Diplomawillbeawardedonlyafterstudentpasses inallelementsofassessmentsi.e.eachcomputer based examination, each assignment andproject subjecttocompletionofprogramdurationand fulfilment of all other criteria laid downbySCDL, includingpaymentofallfees/dues.
  • Only PGDBA students who have successfully completed one full year of study (comprising I and II Semesters) and have passed the examinations and assignments corresponding to these semesters, but are unable to complete the III and IV Semesters due to unavoidable circumstances, will be considered eligible for a Diploma in Management (DIM).
  • To avail of this option, eligible students must submit a specific application to SCDL to opt out of the PGDBA Program within the registration validity period of PGDBA. It's important to note that the fees paid for PGDBA are non-refundable and non-transferable in this case.

2 Years

  • Brand Manager

    Brand Manager

  • Business Analyst

    Business Analyst

  • Finance Manager

    Finance Manager

  • Financial Analyst

    Financial Analyst

  • HR Head

    HR Head

  • Marketing Manager

    Marketing Manager

  • Placement Officer

    Placement Officer

  • Recruitment Coordinator

    Recruitment Coordinator

  • Sales Manager

    Sales Manager

SCDL had given working professionals an opportunity to enhance their skills and education, the complete process is simple and transparent for students. The kind of support system they have is incredible, this makes education interesting and effective. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I was a working professional. For my post-graduation I was opting to choose a university which is cost effective with brand value. I found SCDL offering me all what I wanted and now I can proudly say that I am a post graduate from SCDL. I am thankful to the university providing an opportunity for one’s up gradation and opening paths of success.

- Avinash Gupta, PGDBA