Off-Campus Programme

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB- HYBRID) through VSAT

The EPGDIB Programme is specially designed to cater to those executives for whom leaving the job and the city is not a feasible option.
The Programme will be offered in three trimesters spread over 13 months. The beginning of each trimester comprises one week of concentrated classroom study at IIFT Delhi campus, followed by classes in the HughesNet Global Education Interactive Onsite Learning Classrooms, located in multiple cities across India.

Programme Objectives

The course aims to:

  • 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.

Education- Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution.
Work Experience- Minimum five years of work experience after graduation or minimum 3 years of work experience after Engineering degree or Post Graduation.

Programme Highlights

The course aims to:

  • Highly structured programme with pre-defined course structure, session plans, evaluations and assignment schedules
  • On-campus sessions at the beginning of every trimester
  • Special focus on design and development of distributed material
  • 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
  • International port visit cum study tour (optional & subject to minimum group size conditions)
Duration and Timing

The total duration of the programme is 13 months. The Programme is spread over three trimesters. The programme delivery will be through a mix of sessions conducted on campus and through the Hughes Net interactive learning platform. Hughes Net classrooms are available in more than 70 cities across India.
On campus sessions would be scheduled for 6 days every trimester at IIFT Delhi* and subsequently week-end classes would be through the HCIL interactive technology platform as follows-
Saturday- 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Sunday-9.00am to 3:30pm

Additional sessions may be scheduled if required on Saturday/Sunday.
(*Travel and Accommodation during the on campus sessions has to be arranged by the participants themselves. The Institute may however facilitate accommodation during on campus sessions subject to availability.)

Important Dates

Application Closure- 15-May-19

Programme Commencement (on campus) - 05-Aug-19

Alumni Speak

"The EPGDIB (VSAT) programme is a Unique blend ofindustry relevant subjects & Core concepts of managing International Business. The course gives exposure to fundamentals of Strategy Management, Managing Global sourcing, Corporate financing, Supply Chain Management, International Trade etc which are very essential in today's business scenario. The entire course is designed with perspective of taking strategic decisions which are required in today's Global Business Framework. The faculties of IIFT facilitate learning of concepts with their unique way of utilizing Real Case Studies from relevant industry. The VSAT technology efficiently fulfils the distance gap & makes interaction with Faculty seem as good as in a real classroom. This programme has opened many cross functional opportunities for me which otherwise I was not even aware of & I am confident to be moving up the Value chain of my profession as well."

-Keyur V Kapadia, Senior Manager(Procurement & Contracts), Reliance Industries Limited


This specialized program in International business by IIFT is a remarkable leadership training, knowledge enhancement to view the business in global way and to understand essential factors affecting today's complex international environment. International business is gaining prominence as boundaries of the nations are getting blurred for business transactions. 
The program is very rigorous in terms of course structure and modules with best and highly knowledgeable faculty. Addition of conceptual tools helps me to create strategic wisdom about the different industries & organizations as course includes interactive exchanges on case studies  
Joining this program has enhanced my knowledge about international business. Emphasis on international marketing, sourcing and supply chain gives you an integrated understanding of value chain clearly.  My transition in understating of commercial and regulated process and procedures, challenges and opportunities in international arena being a global marketer and procurement lead has been mind boggling.

-AnkurAgnihotri, Manager (Procurement), Jindal Saw Limited

It's an excellent program. It provides a wonderful learning opportunity especially on international context & business. It is upto each individual student to make the best use of the opportunity. Faculties are extremely talented and some of the professors have been extremely good and inspiring. The digital platform provided by Hughes networks is wonderful. It is providing great help to working professionals to enhance their a skills to cope up with day to day job requirements. We got wonderful facility and support throughout the course. I would like to sign my sincere and profound gratitude towards IIFT and Hughes.

-Mishra Ashish, Assistant professor, Allen house group of colleges, Kanpur, Superhouse group

Hi my name is Akhilesh and I am with Accenture. With ten years of experience across industries domain I was looking for an executive programme which can help me to become global manager. IT industry involves interacting with customers and vendors from different geographies and I wanted to learn international business in detail.
I looked at various options and zeroed in for IIFT executive post graduate diploma in international business.  Reason for choosing IIFT was its brand name course content experienced faculty and its focus on research.
My major challenges were sparing time and location. Hughes gave me the platform to overcome these constraints because using technology I could do this course as any other regular student. It was an intense course however it has tenriched me in the field international marketing supply chain international strategy and today I feel confident to plunge myself in global arena after completion of this course.

-Akhilesh Pandey, Senior Manager, Accenture India Ltd

Pursuing an Executive MBA program is not an easy job and it's a big decision in one's life. One should be able to balance his/her work life, family and the studies. 
I am working in the oil and gas sector for the past 12 years and i have experience both in India and abroad. The thought of joining an MBA program stuck my mind, when i realised, i wanted to grow in my career be it vertical or horizontal.
Joining for Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was one of the best decision which i believe i have taken. IIFT an autonomous B-school under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is one of the Top B-schools in India. IIFT rankings are always within the Top 20 and have always been a proof of its legacy. IIFT is the only Institute in India, offering International Business as the specialization. The programme is very rigorous in terms of the course structure and has best in class faculty in the industry. IIFT is the best brand name for those who seek knowledge in International business and trade. The three Campus modules are well designed to engage students with the faculty and further boost the involvement in the VSAT online mode. 
Hughes as a team has always been supportive and proactive in all the issues. The VSAT online mode was always a good learning experience. Online mode is much better compared to traditional class room lectures, as concentration level is higher and lectures are better understood.
EPGDIB has been a great experience till now, which gained me the knowledge to foster my career and the proud IIFT alumnus status.

ARUN PRABHU V J, Senior Manager, Reliance Industries LTD, MUMBAI

Entered IIFT as professional of 10+ years of work experience, but after going through executive program I feel more like a complete professional. With the best faculty, wide experience & practical knowledge based course structure, makes the over all experience more valuable. Number of assignments / projects during the course provides a live environment & ensures that we apply the learning in parallel with the course. Credit of making new subjects & topics sounding easy goes to dedicated & experienced faculty. Variance in batch in term of experience, designations, sectors, educational backgrounds & geographical diversity gives as exposure many more aspects than one expects.
VSAT is just a term used, but its more like a live class experience with un-limited integrations & learning. 
I am a proud IIFTean.

-Pulkit Bharadwaj (Manager - Technical Services), Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Pvt Ltd

IIFT Delhi has a well-structured Executive Post Graduate Diploma program with very practical exposure to International Business for working executives like us.  
Course curriculum is the amalgamation of well researched theories, Guest Lectures, as well as Dry/Wet port visits which gives you practical understanding of International Business. 
The faculty at IIFT is very approachable and is up-to-date with the latest developments in their field and helps you at every step of your learning. 
It has been a great journey with IIFT and now with the globalization of markets and intense competition, IIFT has helped me to gain systematic knowledge of global market as well as helped me understand global business environments and would ensure my readiness to take up enhanced opportunities and critical positions within my organization.

-Ankit Soni , Project Manager in HSBC Holdings PLC (India, Pune)

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