MASTER’S PROGRAM in Business Management for Working Executives
This two-year part-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 Master Degree 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 toassimilate the theoretical concepts taught in the light of their collective experience. The two-year part-time Program curriculum is structured similar to, and is as rigorous as, the regular two-year full-time MBA Program.
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 two-year part-time Program curriculum is structured similar to, and is as rigorous as, the regular two-year full-time MBA Program.
There will be six Terms spread over 24 months, each term shall be of about 17 days duration. The Program is intended to develop among the participants a generalised perspective of integrated cross-functional responsibilities, and specialised 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 inter-relationship among various functional areas as well as familiarise 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 organisation’s part to defray the expenses incurred by their executives on education and training. Full or partial sponsorship minimises the financial liability of the participant to pursue the Program.
The Program consists of six Terms, i.e., on-campus sessions (OCS) and includes 15 courses [ten(10) core(compulsory) courses and thirteen (13) elective courses] of either two or three credits (where 1 credit is equivalent to 10 contact hours) each. The entire Program includes 82 credits (820 contact hours).
The ten core courses are offered during the first two terms, each term (except the sixth) consisting five courses. The last term consist of three elective courses. A three credit course will have fifteen class room sessions, whereas a two credit course will have ten class room sessions, and each class room session is of two hours duration.
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 Program has six on-campus sessions(OCS) spread over a total duration of about two academic years.
The on-campus sessions in the six terms are of seventeen days’ duration each. The dates of the OCSs for the academic year are scheduled in the academic calendar, which is provided to the participants along with the admission offer letter. This is intended to facilitate the participants to plan their leave accordingly in advance.
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, midterm 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 ExecutiveMBA – (Part-Time) to participants who have successfullycompleted course work equivalent to 82 credits, andfulfilled the academic requirements as listed in theManual of Policies. The degree is awarded at the AnnualConvocation, which is usually held during last week ofMarch or first week of April, every year.