The faculty's main objective is to assist the student to develop those qualities and to internalise those values which make for effective leadership in organisations. Since this involves more than the knowledge of specific theories and models, different learning methods are used appropriate to the skills to be developed, like problem analysis, case studies in groups, simulated games, small group seminars, and 'laboratory' exercise. While classroom interaction aims at developing a wide knowledgebase, the student is encouraged to analyse, anticipate, innovate and otherwise prepare himself or herself for a challenging professional career. The courses are designed taking into account the requirements of employers and the abilities of the students to reach the highest standards.
GIM works towards enabling its students to learn better through innovative learning techniques. The style of class is participatory, thus being an impetus in enhancing student capabilities. Teamwork is strongly emphasized, through interactive and group learning, which increases participation and helps maintain student involvement. Students analytical skills are tested through problem based cases, whereas the question and discussion periods and debates help stimulate thought. Visual and computer based instruction along with technology based delivery provide a more effective presentation of course material. Fieldwork service projects help integrate the theory and practice in business management. Teaching techniques at GIM are thus themed around enabling students to become independent thinkers, and making things happen. The learning process is enhanced through the use of technology that facilitates access to resources and readings and submission of assignments. Courses are designed as a blend of theory and practice, providing concepts, skills and competencies needed to augment career growth. The curriculum broadly follows the pattern proposed by the AICTE. It consists of core courses of 71 credits and elective courses of 48 credits. Details of Curriculum .
In the summer after the first year, students are required to spend eight to ten weeks in an industrial organization doing a project on a significant aspect or problem of organizational management. The aim of the summer project is to provide students an opportunity to observe closely an organization in operation, and to relate what they have learnt in class to actual practice. The Alumni Association has instituted a Gold Medal for the Best Summer Project.
The students are required to submit a dissertation on any area of management, as a part of the academic programme.
The following awards have been instituted
- Shri. Vasudeva V. Sinai Dempo Gold Medal for Best Dissertation in the area of Human Resources.
- Shri. Vassudev M. Salgaocar Gold Medal for Best Dissertation in the area of Finance.
- The Romano Francisco Dias Gold Medal for Best Dissertation in the area of Marketing Management.
- The James N. Heredia Gold Medal for Best Dissertation in the area of Business Ethics.
- The Goa Institute of Management Gold Medal for Best Dissertation in the area of Operations Management.
- The Chowgule Gold Medal for Best Dissertation in the area of Systems Management.
- Fr. Romuald D'Souza Gold Medal for the Best Student of The Year.
- The Damodar Sripad Borkar Gold Medal for Academic Performance.
- The Prof. Tarun Pasricha Silver Medal for Academic Performance.
- Dr. Deepa Martins Memorial Medal for Special Recognition of Extra ? Curricular Activities (Silver Medal).
- Shri. Nirmal Goswami Gold Medal for Communications.
- The Alumni Association Gold Medal for the Best Summer Project.