MASTER’S PROGRAM in Business Management for Working Executives
This one-year full-time Executive MBA Program is specifically designed for working executives and practicing managers, who are aspiring to become business leaders of tomorrow. This Program provides an excellent opportunity for professionals, with the potential to assume senior management responsibilities, to pursue a Postgraduate Program in Management, without interrupting the current professional career.
The participants shall be from various parts of the country and they shall share a spectacular diversity in their respective academic and industry background, which shall provide an exciting prospect for learning from one another, and to assimilate the theoretical concepts taught in the light of their collective experience. The one-year full-time Program curriculum is structured similar to, and is as rigorous as, the regular two-year fulltime MBA Program. There will be four Terms spread over 12 months. Working professionals are encouraged to take one year leave /sabbatical / lien from their current organizations and return to the same organization after completing the program and obtaining the Executive MBA Degree.
The Program is intended to develop among the participants a generalized perspective of integrated cross-functional responsibilities, and specialized technical and managerial skills. Such skills and expertise are necessary to assume middle and top management responsibilities.
Academic inputs provided during the Program shall bring out the interrelation ship among various functional areas as well as familiarize the participants in the techniques in functional areas including those in which the participant may have experience. The participants shall also get trained in technical and functional skills such as communication, accounting, finance, marketing, and operations and shall be helped to develop their analytical and integrative skills so that they can define complex problems with clarity and adopt a methodology best suited to deal with them.
The Institute encourages organizational/institutional sponsorship for the participants to pursue this Program and appreciates a commitment from the organization’s part to defray the expenses incurred by their executives on education and training. Full or partial sponsorship minimizes the financial liability of the participant to pursue the Program.
The Program consists off our Terms spread over a total duration of about one academic year (two Terms of core papers and two Terms of electives with dual specialization). Each Term ordinarily consists of sixty days of classroom sessions. The choices of electives have to be indicated at the time of admission itself. One need to choose one set of electives for Term III as well as for Term IV (for Term III one has to choose either Accounting & Finance or Marketing as the area of specialization, and for Term IV one has to choose either OM&DS or OB&HR as area of specialization.)
The Program includes 15 core(compulsory) courses of either two or three credits each, and 22 elective courses of two or four credits (where 1 credit is equivalent to 10 contact hours) each. The entire Program includes 85 credits (850contact hours). The 15 core courses are offered during the first two terms. The elective courses are offered in the third and fourth terms. Each functional area offers a rich variety of elective courses every academic year. The set of electives get updated through regular revision of the curriculum taking into account recent developments in specific functional areas.
The faculty members’ primary role in the Program is to facilitate and guide the students to develop a clear understanding of the theories and practices of management and to help acquire skills and expertise necessary for a successful career in the corporate sector. The pedagogy varies from course to course depending upon the content of the course, the objectives of the course and the pedagogical style of the instructor. Apart from the regular classroom lecture sessions the teaching methodologies include case studies, group discussions, simulation games, role-playing, and laboratory exercises. Evaluation components include assignments (individual and group), term projects, quizzes, mid-term and end term tests. The term projects are generally focused on the respective organizations of the participants and enable them to appreciate the real-life significance of the concepts covered in the classrooms.
The Xavier University will award the Executive MBA degree to participants who successfully complete course work equivalent to 85 credits, and fulfill the academic requirements as listed in the Manual of Policies. The degree is awarded at the Annual Convocation, which is usually held during last week of March or first week of April, every year.
Placement shall solely be a student driven activity. The Career Advisory Services office shall only provide guidance and share relevant information for placement. No campus interviews will be organized.