Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB) from IIFT Delhi


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

  • Provide an overall perspective on the international business environment and economic relations 
  • Develop international mindset for strategic decision making 
  • Provide an understanding into the operational aspects of international business. 

Why EPGDIB from IIFT Delhi?

  • IIFT ranks among top 10 b-schools in India
  • Prestigious PG Diploma from IIFT - recognized deemed university under the Dept. of Commerce GOI, renowned in India for International Business & Foreign Trade.
  • The entire content is recognized and accredited by UGC.
  • Over 420 hours of intensive learning intervention through renowned IIFT faculty
  • Face to face workshops and business simulations during campus visits (3 campus visits of 6 days each during the course)
  • Special features like Port Visit to both Domestic & International locations
  • Global Exposure through International Port Visit /Study tour (optional @ extra cost)
  • Alumni status after completion of Diploma

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 trimesters (700 hours)
  • No of Hours on platform: 420 hours
  • 3 Campus visit of 6 days each
  • Seminar Papers + Port Visit + e-learning  


  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi will award Executive Diploma on successful completion of the Program. 
  • Opportunity to pursue Executive MBA degree from IIFT Delhi after completion of EPGDIB (announced in every 3-4 years)

Who Should Attend:

  • Designed for young professionals aspiring to be who plan to occupy managerial positions in organizations involved in International Operations and keen on securing a recognized Diploma
  • Typically for mid-management level (average work experience between 5 – 10 years) primarily from IT/ITES, Pharmaceutical & Technology industries
  • There is a lot of participation from other industries like BPO, Manufacturing, BFSI, and Services
  • as well
  • Companies who wish to extend their business in International market will find this very useful and relevant
  • Top-notch corporate like GE, TCS, Cognizant, Wipro, Nestle, Times Of India, Zensar Technologies, ITC, ICICI, HSBC, SCB, Atos, Infosys, IBM, and L&T sponsor their employees for this program


  • Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized university or Institution with minimum five years of work experience.
  • Post-Graduates and Engineers with minimum three years of experience can also apply.


  • Short listing to be on the basis of the details provided in the application form/CV
  • If required interviews may be conducted either by tele-conference or through Online platform
  • List of selected candidates will be put up on IIFT website

Program Details

Term 1

  • Macro Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Economics
  • Business Statistics
  • HRM
  • Accounting for Managers
  • IT Applications in Management

Term 2

  • Global Economic Environment and Policy
  • International Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Trade Operations and Documentation
  • International Economics
  • Strategic Management
  • (BS)Business Ethics- Seminar Paper

Term 3

  • Services Marketing
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Financial Management
  • Management of Global Sourcing
  • International Trade Logistics
  • Managing Change & Transformation- Seminar Paper
  • Electives - (any 4 based on batch choice)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Sectoral Strategies
    • Market Access Issues
    • WTO and Regional Trade
    • International Brand Management
    • Trade Analytics
    • Cross Cultural Management
  • Other Components
    • Research Project
    • Port Visit
*Course list is indicative only


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. 

Study Material

Books & Study Materials for all courses will be provided by IIFT

Evaluation Methodology


  • Written Test, Assignments, Project & Online Examinations.
  • End Term Examinations


  • Evaluation shall be conducted by the institute. Participants are evaluated on the basis of examinations for all the courses.


  • IIFT shall carry out the examination and evaluation required for certification. It will award the diploma to participants who complete the program successfully

Possible Career Options

  • Global Positions in international and transnational corporations
  • Careers in export houses, merchandisers, custom clearing houses, special economic zones, dry ports, ports, logistic companies, transportation corporations, state trading corporations, marine insurance companies, shipping companies/corporations, directorate general of foreign trade, banks and financial institutions providing export - import finance & foreign exchange services, pre - shipment and post - shipment quality control labs, export marketing firms, BPO involved in export import business, customer relationship management, International finance, international accounting and international financial management. 
  • No Placement Assistance will be provided. Program is for working professionals. 

Program Fees

 Application Fee    INR 2,000/-
 Registration Fee INR 7,875/- + Service Tax
 Programme Fee INR 3,15,000/- + Service Tax
 Books/Study Materials & Campus Fee INR 15,000/-
 Alumni Fee INR 10,000/-

* Service Tax, currently @14.5% 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. 

Installment Structure

The fees can be paid in following installments after selection:

 st Installment - 30th August 2016Program Fee: INR 75,000/- + ST
Registration Fee: INR 7875 + ST
Books/Alumni/Campus: INR 25,000/-
 2nd Installment  – 8th November 2016Program Fee: INR 80,000/- + ST
 rd Installment – 8th February 2017Program Fee: INR 80,000/- + ST
 4th Installment – 8th May 2017Program Fee: INR 80,000/- + ST

**Installment amounts inclusive of taxes. Does not include Books, Campus and Alumni Fees. 

Important Dates

Application Closure Date: 16th August 2016
Announcement of Selected Candidates : 22nd August 2016
Last Date for 1st Installment: 30th August 2016
Technical Orientation and Academic Briefing: 1st September 2016
Programme Commencement (on campus): 13th September 2016
Online Classes Start Date: TBD

Learning Experience

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 Vce 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