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MBA - MS programme, offered by Amrita in collaboration with University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY) is a unique dual-degree programme, where the graduand is conferred an MBA degree by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and MS degree in Management Sciences: Business Analytics and Systems from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. This international Collaborative programme brings in the finest faculty from University at Buffalo to teach MS courses at Bengaluru campus.

Highlights

  • Faculty from both Amrita and SUNY, Buffalo teach students. International faculty from SUNY visit our campus and stay here, teaching students. This face-to-face interaction provides students a rich exposure.
  • Students visit the SUNY campus in New York during the course.
  • The global exposure, only available to students at Amrita's Bengaluru campus, makes for a marked change in student attitudes and outlook.
  • The cost of programmes are competitive when compared to the best B-Schools in Bangaluru and elsewhere in India. 

Eligibility 

  • Any Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks, recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (10+2+3 years of education).
  • Valid score from CAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ XAT.
  • Minimum IBT-TOEFL score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 with individual category score of 6 or PTE score of 55 with individual category score of 50.
  • English Test score is not mandatory at the time of admission but can be submitted before August 20th of the year of admission.
  • Those appearing for final year examinations of Bachelor’s degree may also apply, subject to the completion of their examinations and viva-voce, if any, before June 30th of the year of admission.
  • Candidates with work experience will have an added advantage for admissions.


Curriculum

The MBA course curriculum has been designed and is continuously fine tuned, drawing upon 1. A world class faculty with a fine balance of academic and industry exposure, 2. Robust knowledge and knowledge delivery infrastructure and 3. The rich experience of having delivered MBA program for past 15 years.

ASB is one of the handfuls of business schools in India to offer wide choice of elective courses to final year MBA students to enable them specialize. These electives are offered in all the five areas of specialization, namely, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations and Systems. Businesses today have moved beyond profit to show an appreciation for values and ethics in the workplace. Top CEOs have recognized that success in business without the application of values is not real success. In this regard, a key differentiating aspect of the Amrita MBA program is the focus on values for the work place as well as society.

SAP is a part of the MBA curriculum and the ERP course uses SAP extensively. The pedagogy in many courses includes case discussion, games, role plays and live projects that aid in students conceptual clarity. Students across the world have showed resistance and cynicism when courses on Managerial Values and Business Ethics or courses like the Management of the Self are taught, but the instructor at ASB through his unique teaching methodology has succeeded in breaking this resistance. Several students have reported that these courses changed their lives.

Core Courses

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
Business Communication Economic Analysis: Macro Level Management Information System - II
Financial Accounting Organizational Behaviour - II Business Research Methods
Marketing Management - I Financial Management Human Resource Management
Economic Analysis: Micro Level Marketing Management - II Cost Management
Organisational Behaviour - I Production and Operations Management - I Economic and Environmental Policy
Data Analytics - I Data Analytics - II Production and Operations Management - II
  Management Information System - I Introductory Statistics with R
Trimester 4 Trimester 5 Trimester 6
Strategic Management ITES Strategy & Policy Environmental Management and Sustainability Development
Enterprise Models Contracts Relationship and Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Analysis Modelling and Design Business Analytics Managerial Values and Business Ethics
  IB Law and IP Management Software Project and Change Management
    Information Assurance
Electives – Analytics Electives – Finance Electives – HR
Financial Analytics Commercial and Retail Banking Compensation and Benefits
Marketing Analytics Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management Industrial Relations and Labour Laws
HR Analytics Corporate Taxation Employee Training and Development
Supply Chain Analytics Financial Statement Analysis Performance Management
Machine Learning Financial Markets International HRM
Applied Statistics in Data Mining   Corporate Valuation  
Electives – Marketing Electives – Operations  Electives – General Management
Sales and Distribution Management Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management Econometrics
Strategic Brand Management Supply Chain Management Health Care Management
B2B Consultative Sales Management Strategic Sourcing  
Digital Marketing Business Process Re-Engineering  
Retailing Management Advanced Quality Planning and Management  
Consumer Behaviour Theory of Constraints  
Over and above:
Corporate Internship Independent Study Course Self-Awareness and Personal Growth
Colloquia Work Life Balance  

Pedagogy

Amrita School of Business stresses the need for holistic education for those aspiring to pursue MBA program. Keeping in line with the principle that one's education should be for life, as well as for living, the curriculum has been designed and updated to provide for a balance between courses focusing on functional aspects for managing a business and personal aspects for managing oneself.

Teaching Methods

Learning at ASB is a synergy of unique teaching methodologies comprising of lectures, case discussions, seminars, presentations, group activity, business games, role plays, soft skills training, and field projects. A typical student day consists of at least three classroom sessions of seventy five minutes duration, one hour of hands-on experience in the computer centre, and at least two hours of course preparatory work (both individually and in groups) for every one hour of classroom session; requiring on an average, ten to twelve hours of total work each day.

Case Study Method: The case study method, a staple of the top B-Schools in the world finds extensive use in ASB especially in the second year elective courses. ASB is a member of the Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) as well as European Case Clearing House (ECCH) - the premier repository for management cases in the world. In addition to the use of management cases in classes, students have also been encouraged to write live cases in certain courses such as in International Business, where groups of students wrote up on the globalization experiences of companies in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Role Plays: Role plays find extensive use in courses such as Business Communication, Organizational Behavior, Sales and Distribution Management, and Cross Cultural Management.

Business Games: The course Cross Cultural Management - also features a unique, and extremely powerful pedagogical device management games created by student groups to test and teach cross-cultural concepts.

Live Projects: Many ASB courses involve fieldwork where students interact with corporates and other institutions in course related live projects. The courses utilizing field based projects cut across the different academic disciplines. In some courses such as Marketing Research, the ASB alumni mentor and occasionally commission the project work. In general, the group projects have proven to be excellent tools to bring class-room learning to life; to connect the students with their alumni and industry; and to give an experience of the 'real world' dynamics to the students, many of whom have no prior industry experience.

Summer Projects: Every summer, first year MBA students undertake industry projects of 8to 10 week duration on various functional areas of management on company premises. This paves way for a confident landing in corporate assignments after their MBA Program. Students are provided a good exposure to interact with professionals from the industry on different functional areas, which enhances their caliber to face corporate placements. This year each student was assigned an ASB alumnus as a summer project mentor.

Value Education: ASB believes in imparting an education for life along with an education for a living. As a step in this direction, the course Self Awareness and Personal Growth is an integral part of the curriculum for both years. This course provides an opportunity for holistic learning. It also involves the practice of yoga and meditation to help tide over the demands of stress filled corporate life. In addition, a course on "Managerial Values and Business Ethics" is taught as a core course in second year. The emphasis on values of course extends much beyond the formal coursework - it is reflected in almost every choice we have made.

Field Trips and Industrial Visits: Faculty take active interest on scheduling field trips to bring in a real-life experience of concepts being covered in class. These field trips may involve local industries (in Bangalore), and overnight stays (such as in Chennai and Hyderabad).


Policies and Doctrines

Laptop Policy

Based on the earlier experience, the school has decided that laptops will not be provided by the institution and the cost of the laptops are not included in the fees. Students are required to get his/her own laptop at the start of the orientation programme.

Policy on Ragging

Anti Ragging clause under UGC Regulations 2009 - Ragging is totally prohibited in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and anyone found guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging, whether actively or passively, or being a part of a conspiracy to promote ragging, is liable to be punished in accordance with these Regulations as well as under the provisions of any penal law for the time being in force.


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