MBA

General

Program Description

"The quality of the MBA programmes depends upon faculty expertise and strength of industry connect. The basic thrust is on understanding how value is created in a business & social context, appreciate the nature of modern-day organizational dynamics and its managerial implications. VIM promotes diversity of viewpoints and prepares students for a leadership position in a globalised workplace.You shall get umpteen opportunities of interacting with the corporates, working on live projects and gaining hands-on experience in a variety of ways.A further opportunity is provided through the participation of students in various events and competitions".

Dr. Shailesh Kasande, VIM

MBA Programme Objectives

  • To equip the students with requisite knowledge, skills & right attitude necessary to provide effective leadership in a global environment.
  • To develop competent management professionals with strong ethical values, capable of assuming a pivotal role in various sectors of the Indian Economy & Society, aligned with the national priorities
  • To develop proactive thinking so as to perform effectively in the dynamic socio-economic and business ecosystem.

MBA programme focuses on developing the following skill sets:

  • Reading & Listening Skills
  • Problem Definition& Problem Solving Skills
  • Application of Technology Tools
  • Mastery of Analytics (Quantitative Aspects)
  • Sensitization to Cross-Functional skills
  • Sensitization to Cross-Cultural skills
  • Sensitization to Global perspectives
  • Peer-based Learning - Working in groups
  • Learning by application and doing – Experiential learning

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) offers a wide-ranging choice for students to opt for courses based on their aptitude and their career goals. CBCS works on the fundamental premise that students are mature individuals, capable of making their own decisions.

CBCS enables a student to obtain a degree by accumulating the required number of credits prescribed for that degree. The number of credits earned by the student reflects the knowledge or skill acquired him/her. Each course is assigned a fixed number of credits based on the contents to be learned& the expected effort of the student. The grade points earned for each course reflects the student’s proficiency in that course. CBCS is a process of evolution of educational reforms that would yield the result in subsequent years and after a few cycles of its implementation.

  • Enriching Learning Environment
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Continuous Learning & Student Centric Concurrent Evaluation
  • Active Student-Teacher Participation
  • Industry Institute Collaboration
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Employability Enhancement

Programme Structure

  • Full Credit Courses (100 Marks each) : 3 Credits each, Half Credit Courses (50 Marks each): 2 Credits each
  • Total Credits: 100 Credits (3000 Marks), Total Courses = 38.
  • 20 Full Credit Courses * 3 credits per course = 60 Credits (2000 Marks), 1 Full Credit Course - SIP = 6 Credits (150 Marks), 16 Half Credit Courses *2 credits per course = 32 Credits, 1 Dissertation (Half Credit ) = 2 Credits

Specializations

  • Marketing Management (MKT)
  • Financial Management (FIN)
  • Information Technology Management (IT)
  • Operations Management (OPE)
  • Human Resources Management (HR)
  • International Business Management (IB)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Rural & Agribusiness Management (RABM)
  • Family Business Management (FBM)
  • Technology Management (TM)

Core Courses

Generic Core Courses Sem I

  • Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Business Research Methods
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Basics of Marketing

Generic Electives Sem I

  • Management Fundamentals
  • Business Communication Lab
  • MS Excel & Advanced Excel Lab
  • Selling & Negotiation Skills Lab
  • Business, Government & Society
  • Leadership Lab
  • Personality Development Lab
  • Foreign Language - I Lab
  • Enterprise Analysis - Desk Research

Generic Core Courses Sem II

  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Decision Science
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems

Generic Electives Sem II

  • Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Effectiveness Lab
  • Statistical Software Lab
  • MS Project Lab
  • Life Skills Lab
  • Geopolitics & the World Economic System
  • Business Systems & Procedures
  • Computer Aided Personal Productivity Tools Lab
  • Foreign Language - II Lab
  • Industry Analysis - Desk Research

Generic Core Courses Sem III

  • Strategic Management
  • Enterprise Performance Management
  • Startup and New Venture Management
  • Summer Internship Project

Generic Core Courses Sem IV

  • Managing for Sustainability
  • Dissertation

Summer Internship Project

At the end of Second Semester, each student shall undertake a Summer Internship Project (SIP) for 8 weeks. It is mandatory for the student to seek advance written approval from the faculty guide and the Director of the Institute about the topic and organization before commencing the SIP. The SIP may or may not have a Functional Focus, i.e. the student may take up a SIP in his/her intended area of specialization or in any other functional area of management. Ideally, the SIP should exhibit a cross-functional orientation. The student shall submit a written structured report based on work done during this period.

Dissertation

In Sem IV the student is required to conduct advanced research on a topic related to one (or more) of contemporary issues in management. A dissertation outlining the entire problem, including a survey of literature and the various results obtained along with their solutions is expected to be produced. The student must submit the completed dissertation and make an oral presentation of the same. Through the dissertation, the student is expected to furnish evidence of competence in understanding varied aspects of the theme/topic selected and a deep understanding of the speciality area.

Additional Specialization

A student may enrol for additional specialization after passing out the regular MBA programme. Such students will get an exemption from all the generic core and generic elective courses in First Year (Sem I and II) and generic core courses in Second Year (Sem III and IV). Such students shall have to appear for the subject core and subject elective courses i.e. 2 Full Credit Courses & 4 Half Credit Courses in Sem III and IV each. i.e. a total of 12 subject electives (specialization) courses of which 4 are full credits and 8 are half credits.

Last updated December 2017

About the School

Vishwakarma Institute of Management (VIM) is the flagship B School of Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust (BRACT). VIM was established in the year 2001 and has made rapid strides in the last dec ... Read More

Vishwakarma Institute of Management (VIM) is the flagship B School of Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust (BRACT). VIM was established in the year 2001 and has made rapid strides in the last decade. Read less