|START DATE||END DATE||DURATION||LAST DATE TO APPLY||PROGRAM FEE (YEARLY)|
01 August 2018
31 July 2020
15 August 2018
Rs. 5.50 Lacs
The MBA (Two Year Full-Time) Degree programme at JGBS is designed to prepare our future business leaders. The industry captains of tomorrow would require a comprehension of business management fundamentals and an opportunity to pursue their areas of specialization. The pedagogy of the programme emphasizes learning through discovery rather than from classroom instruction, problem-solving instead of rote-learning and critical thinking as opposed to acquiring knowledge as information. In other words, the curriculum emphasizes that students grow and enrich themselves. In this pursuit, activities like live projects, field assignments and simulation games form an integral part of the programme. For complete development, extra-curricular activities such as debates and dramas are equally important. The vibrant campus life provides students with such options along with access to state of the art sporting facilities.
The minimum credits required for fulfilling the requirements of the degree is 62 credits. Compulsory credits for fulfilling the degree requirements are 38 credits. A minimum of 12 credits needs to be fulfilled for obtaining a major in a functional area. Maximum credits that may be transferred through the One-Semester Exchange or One-Year Exchange is 18 credits.
This course aims to equip students with tools and techniques to analyze economic data and make statistical inferences about the variables involved. The course would make it possible for students to analyze data and build a statistical model to explain mathematically the variable of interest in terms of the explanatory variables. The course basically has two parts. The first part focuses on knowledge of basic Probability Theory and Statistics. The second part focuses on the theory of Linear Regression and the practical aspects connected with model building. The course would also include a short introduction to a software tool used for statistical analysis.
The course comprises of both Macro and Microeconomics. The first part of the course will introduce students to the fundamentals of microeconomics, individual choices and preferences, firm behavior (production and cost functions), market structures, and government policies affecting market structure. The overall objective of the course is to acquaint students with the rational decision making approach within the economic framework of the economy as well as the firm. The second part of the course deals with the principles of macroeconomics –fundamentals, the relationship with the open economy system and the implications for business operations. It introduces tools for studying the economic environment to help managers understand the short-term and long-term implications of macroeconomic policies on managerial decision making.
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Demand for quality, time-based competition and international production has demonstrated the importance of operations management to the survival of the firm. This course will develop an appreciation of the nature and role of operations in a firm, and the strategic importance of operations to provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace. More specifically, the course will examine operations strategy; quality management; product and service design; process and facilities planning, analysis and reengineering; materials management, and supply chain management. It will also provide students with the knowledge and the tools necessary to develop, implement, and sustain strategies for managing supply chain issues.
Organisation Behaviour is an important aspect of Management since it facilitates the understanding of how human beings deal with and within Organizations, large or small, work in teams and so forth. It concerns itself with the complex patterns of individual and group working. Thus one of the major purposes of the Organisational Behavior course is to provide students with insights into the complexities of human behavior in general and in the organizational context in particular so as to enable them to deal with sensitive issues with maturity and pragmatism. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop a way of thinking about individual, group, and competitive factors that influence the functioning of any business (or other) organization. This course helps to understand how co-workers behave and develop skills to deal with them in a professional manner. Problems in actual organizational life seldom occur in a way that can be captured in one topic, or explained by simple linear causation. Accordingly, the course work weaves together a number of threads in organizational life, addressing themes or topics in combinations as they come into focus through major segments of the course. In general terms, the overall goal of this course is to facilitate improvements in managerial and organizational effectiveness through an understanding and appreciation of the field of organizational behavior.
A manager is responsible for a variety of written communications such as replies to clients, responses to enquiries, memos, minutes of the meetings, agreements, proposals for contracts, formal or informal reports to initiate action, and so on. A manager should be able to convey information, ideas, instructions and decisions, in written form, in keeping with the level of the people who receive and read them. However, a manager’s objective in writing a particular document is only met when readers understand exactly what is intended to be communicated to them. But, effective writing does not come by chance. It does not just happen automatically. Simple, clear, accurate, and concise written communication comes from training and practice.
Marketing for Managers
This course introduces and presents the science and practice of marketing management from both the perspective of organisations and customers. It will provide an appreciation of how managers understand marketing, assess market opportunities, choose, design, communicate, deliver and sustain growth and value for customers. The course will familiarise students with current marketing issues and challenges and also introduce some of the more contemporary concepts of marketing such as social responsibility and globalisation.
Managerial Finance deals with the complex concepts of finance and explains nuances of the managerial decision making process from a finance perspective. The course has strong application relevance as managers have to critically evaluate most of the corporate actions from a financial angle. The course aims to address four key areas of financial decision making in the corporate world: investment decision, financing decision, working capital management, and dividend decision. Students will be able to analyze the financial impact of a managerial decision from the viewpoint of value maximization of the firm.
All managers deal with people in organisations and hence are people managers. This course is the foundation course for all managers to help them understand people issues and how to handle them. It will help students appreciate the importance of human capital management in the landscape of general management, and gain deeper insights about the function of people management in organisations.
Strategic Management is an advanced level course that seeks to introduce students to various facets related to the formulation and implementation of strategy. The course combines theoretical and experiential exercises. Students will undertake several structured exercises in class as a way of sharpening their skills in applying concepts and models to particular situations.
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Global Business
This course aims to provide a learning experience that will enable students to develop their academic ability, to further develop their careers, and to assist them in making a positive contribution towards the international business community. The course aims to facilitate critical awareness of current legal issues and the transnational business environment informed by leading edge research and practice. It will equip students to develop systematic understanding and critical appreciation of the legal and economic issues surrounding global business and their regulations.
Business Communication - II
A manager’s maximum time is devoted to oral communication. He or she is often engaged in one of the following tasks: meetings, discussions, negotiations, seminars, presentations, interviews, peer conversations, providing instructions, and telephonic conversations. All these business activities, except telephone conversations, involve face-to-face verbal communication, or oral communication. In business transactions that involve face-to-face interaction between individuals or groups of individuals, it is not enough to be able to talk, discuss, converse, argue, or negotiate an issue. A manager should be able to do all these persuasively and convincingly. But, to be effective, he or she must know and should be able to use the skills of oral communication.
Business Research Methods
Business research methodology including the meaning of research, its sequential development, types and steps of the scientific method applied to business. Practical and academic applications are explored. This course provides an overview of business research and the requirements needed to conduct quality business research. Business research is conducted to provide trustworthy information on business problems or issues by systematically applying one of a family of methods. In some form affects many aspects of our business and personal lives. Unfortunately, there is questionable research that can that can lead to poor management decisions. This knowledge from this class will help inform students how to read and understand research reports, analyze and interpret results, prepare a research design, and finalize a research project. Moreover, we will explore the work of others to contrast “good” research with “bad” research. Students will also demonstrate their grasp of the fundamentals of research by developing and presenting the results of a comprehensive research project. Students will conduct their research by developing a management dilemma - research question(s) hierarchy, an appropriate research design (with hypothesis testing), and by collecting data, conducting the data analyses, and presenting the findings and conclusions.