The MBA Course Structure

Management Concepts & Organisational Behaviour 
The objective of this foundation course is to develop basic 
understanding about management concepts as well as human 
aspects of management in various management processes within 
an organisation. 

Managerial Economics 
The purpose of this course is to develop the ability to apply 
the concepts, tools and techniques of Economics in analysing 
and interpreting business decisions. The course includes 
discussions on Demand Analysis, Production Analysis and 
Price/Output decisions under different forms of Market. 

Quantitative Methods 
The objective of this course is to apply different 
mathematical and statistical tools and techniques for business 
decision making. 

Financial and Cost Accounting 
This foundation course aims at familiarising the students with 
the concepts, techniques and processes used in generating 
accounting information needed for informed decision making. 

Human Resource Management
The purpose of this course is to promote the understanding the 
issues relating to utilisation, development and contribution 
of human resources in an organisation, manpower policy, 
planning at macro and micro levels, industrial 
relations and participative management. 

Business Environment 
The operation, control and management of any business 
organisation are conditioned by the environment in which it 
exists. This course analyses and develops the various economic
socio-cultural, legal and political factors in the Indian 

Business Communication 
This course highlights the importance of the oral and written 
communication as a cognitive tool to enhance the efficiency 
of business transactions. 

Tax Laws
This course covers the basis for taxation and various heads 
of income including the deductions available for each 
particular head and deductions available in general for 
computation of income. It gives insight into indirect tax 
laws, i.e. sales tax, excise and customs. 

Financial Management 
This course exposes the students to the conceptual framework 
for corporate financial decision making. It explains how to 
make investment decisions, introduces techniques for 
strengthening working capital management and looks at the 
implications of financing through different sources and 
implications of dividend decisions. 

Management Accounting 
The thrust of this course is to make the participants 
conversant with the information generated by full costing, 
differential accounting and responsibility accounting in the 
context of decision-making, planning and control process. 

Organisational Development 
The focus of this course is to advance the understanding of 
the characteristics and processes of change and development 
affecting the working of an organisation. 

Marketing management 
This course develops the societal, managerial and strategic 
underpinnings of marketing theory and practice, presents 
principles for measuring and forecasting markets, examines 
issues in designing marketing strategies during different stages 
of product life cycle and discusses planning, implementation 
and control of marketing efforts. 

Operations Research & Systems Modelling 
The objective of this course is to apply mathematical, 
statistical and operations research tools and techniques for 
managerial decision making. 

Production & Operations Management 
This course is designed to acquaint the students with basic 
management decisions with respect to production function and 
the effective utilisation of the materials in manufacturing 
and service organisation. 
Computer Applications in Management 
This course aims to acquaint the students with computer 
systems and applications in functional and sectoral areas of 
management. It exposes the students to various software used 
for managerial problem solving and decision making. 

Research Methods in Management 
This course gives orientation towards methods of conducting 
scientific research, which in turn helps managers in taking 
effective decisions. 

Summer Project
Students undergo summer training for a period of eight weeks 
in an organisation and area of their choice. This gives them a 
balanced perspective of practical situations and thus instills 
in them a mature outlook for future managerial activities and 
Compulsory Courses 
Strategic Management 
This course deals with the concepts of strategy, policy, s
trategic planning, competitiveness and also focuses on the 
strategic management process. Special emphasis is given to 
contemporary topics such as benchmarking, BPR, Core Competency,
Strategic Alliances. 

Business Law 
This purpose of this course is to impart the basic knowledge 
of legalities related to business transactions and provisions 
of Contract Act, Negotiable Instruments Act, Companies Act and 
Parternship Act. 

Elective Courses 
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 
This course exposes the students to methods and techniques for 
analysing investment opportunities in securities i.e. bonds, 
preferred stock, equity shares, convertibles, options, futures 
etc. It explains how to assess one's financial condition in 
order to increase the effectiveness of personal investing. The 
material presented blends facts and theories with traditional
and modern approaches to making investment decisions.  
Management Planning and Control Systems 
This course aims to develop systems analysis and design skills 
among students in the area of annual operations planning and 
management control. It focuses on responsibility centers. In 
addition, special control situations like service, 
multinational, project and non-profit organisation are also 
treated in depth. Project Management This course covers the 
management of a project during its life cycle. Starting with 
generation of ideas, it covers technical feasibility, market 
feasibility, economic and financial viability, project 
organisation, project scheduling, resource scheduling, 
resource leveling, monitoring and control aspects. 
Indian Financial System 
This course aims at providing a broad framework of India's 
financial system, its constituents, their linkages and the 
regulatory mechanism under which it operates. The course 
content includes a study of the financial markets, financial 
intermediation, funds flow analysis of financial markets, term 
structure of interest rates, the role of development banks, 
Corporate Tax Management
This course covers the various facets of corporate management 
from tax angle e.g. the type and nature of business, location, 
executive remuneration, capital structure, research and 
development policies, capital budgeting decision, amalgamation, 
foreign collaboration, leasing etc. 

International Financial Management 
The objective of this course is to provide a conceptual 
framework within which the key financial decisions of the 
multinational firm can be analysed. It aims at developing 
the basic skills to analyse the working of international 
financial and trading systems. 

Advertising Management 
This course takes a simulated and conceptual look at various 
aspects like situation analysis, objective setting, 
positioning, message development, media decisions, budgeting, 
applications, and issues in advertising and real life case 

Marketing Research 
It addresses some frequently asked questions by researchers 
viz. when and where to use Marketing Research, applications 
of marketing research, planning a research project, aids in 
data collection, data analysis techniques, presentation of 
research findings. 

Consumer Behaviour 
This course introduces students to the development of the 
study of consumer behaviour, its relevance in various fields: 
the consumer as an individual and dynamics, the social and 
cultural dimensions of consumer behaviour and people dynamics 
and role of consumer behaviour in a societal context. 

Industrial Marketing 
Industrial marketing equips the students with the skills 
required for selling goods or services to businesses or 
other organisations. It deals with areas of marketing 
planning, market research, demand analysis, sales 
promotion, product policy, marketing channels, pricing and 
personal selling. 

International Marketing Management
This course deals with the framework of international 
marketing, recent trends in Indian foreign trade, EXIM policy, 
export finance and infrastructure documentation and management 
of risk in international trade. 

Sales Force Management 
It introduces students to finer aspects of building and 
managing a team of effective sales personnel, addressing 
issues like planning, directing, evaluating the sales effort, 
retailing, direct selling and territory & time management. 

Advanced Personnel Management 
It covers various aspects of Personnel Management & an in-depth 
knowledge of contemporary issues such as Development of Human 
Resources, Performance Appraisal, Organisational Culture and 
Climate, Human Resource Information Systems and Employment 
Wage and Salary Administration
The topics covered in this course range from surveys of 
present day compensation criteria and trends, requirements, 
incentives, perks to other issues connected with remuneration, 
both monetary and non-monetary. 
Labour Legislation 
The labour laws covered are 
Factories Act, 1948, Industrial Dispute Act, 1947, 
Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946, 
Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, 
Payment of Wages Act, 1936 
Trade Unions Act, 1926, Employees State Insurance Act, 1948, 
EPF and Misc. Provisions Act, 1952. 

Industrial Relations Concept of I.R.
Trade Unions, Collective Bargaining, Worker Participation and 
Industrial Democracy, Grievance Handling Procedure, Industrial 
Conflict, Labour Welfare, Technology & I.R., Labour Policy & 
Labour Economics. 

From this year we have started offering specialization course in 
Information Systems Management.
Management Information Systems 
This course familiarises the students with the identification, 
collection, analysis and application of business information 
in an organisation and also to develop a basic understanding 
about the use of information systems in operational control 
and strategic planning. 

Public Enterprise Management 
This course acquaints the students with the philosophy, 
management and operational problems of public enterprises in 

Business Policy 
This course emphasises on role-play, case studies and 
simulation exercises. Groups of students play a game, which 
takes them through a typical strategic management process 
cycle based on a selected Indian industry. 


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