MBA-Business Management


MBA-BM (Two-Year Full-Time Master’s Program in Business Management)  is a residential program that leads to the MBA-BM degree of XIM University, Bhubaneswar.  While the program is based on the standard model of management education as practised by top ranking institutions, this programme is distinguished by its rigour and discipline.

Program Objectives

This two-year program is designed to groom capable individuals to become  competent professionals, capable of working in various organizations in the diverse organisations.


This MBA Program is designed to develop holistic perspective about an organization and gain knowledge of various business functions and skills. Students would also learn to work in teams and gain effectively communicate skills. The program aims to imbibe strong analytical orientation among the students coupled with social and ethical responsibility.



Foundation Courses


  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Techniques
  • Cross Functional Analysis of Firms


Accounting & Finance Area


  • Financial Institutions & Markets
  • Financial Reporting
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Statement & Analysis


Marketing Area


  • Marketing - I
  • Marketing – II
  • Marketing Research




Economics Area


  • Microeconomic Theory for Decision Making
  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • Economic Environment of Business


Operations Management and Decision Sciences Area


  • Business Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Operations Management-I
  • Operations Management-II



Organisational Behaviour and

Human Resources Area


  • Understanding Teams, Leadership and Organisational Structure
  • People, Performance and Possibilities




Strategy and General Management Area


  • Social Research Methodology
  • Effective Managerial Communications-I
  • Effective Managerial Communications-II
  • Strategic Management
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Strategic Capstone Simulation
  • Ethics and Sustainability

Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Area


  • Design Thinking for Managers









Information Systems Area

  • Managerial Computing
  • Business Information Systems











Accounting and Finance Area


  • Commercial Banking and Asset Liability Management

  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

  • Financial Services

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • Project Appraisal & WCM

  • Banking Risk Management

  • Valuation and Investment Banking

  • Fixed Income Securities & Markets

  • Options, Futures & Swap

  • Financial Analysis with Modeling in Excel

  • International Finance

  • Corporate Taxation and Strategy

  • Public Financial Management

Information Systems Area


  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Business Transformation using Artificial Intelligence
  • IT Strategy Design & Implementation
  • Business Process Management
  • IT Risk Management
  • Platform Business Models
  • Planning IT Enabled Organisation
  • IT Governance
  • Knowledge Mgmt. Strategy Design and Implementation
  • Technology in Innovation Management





Marketing Area


  • Services Marketing
  • B2B Marketing
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Consumer Neuroscience and Neuromarketing
  • Public Policy and Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Marketing to Consumers at the BoP
  • Retail Management
  • Strategic Marketing








Operations Management and Decision Sciences Area


  • Project Management
  • Services Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • IOT and Other Emerging
  • Strategic Quality Management and SIX Sigma
  • Business Analytics for Managers
  • Fundamentals of Data Visualization
  • Global Sourcing and Lean Materials Management
  • Advanced Supply Chain Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
  • Business Simulation

Economics Area



  • Productivity Benchmarking
  • Dynamics of International Trade
  • Behavioural Economics
















Strategy and General Management Area



  • Industry and Competitive Analysis
  • Firms, Markets & Global Dynamics
  • Game Theory and Strategy
  • Management Consulting
  • Strategy implementation and Control
  • System Thinking and Business Dynamics
  • Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
  • Corporate Image Building











Program Design

A unique feature of the MBA-BM curriculum is that it involves exposure of students to industry practices in a significant manner as 15% of the curriculum is delivered by Practitioners. 

In recognition of students from different disciplines joining the programme and rigour of the programme, 50 hours of input is given to the students after selection into the programme and before the commencement of classes. The pre-registration engagement of 30 hours on some key subjects such as Accounting, Quantitative techniques and Excel is followed by reinforcement of learning the same subjects through foundation courses, post-registration for  another 20 hours. The purpose of this intervention is to create a level playing field for all the students for improved learning.

The Program consists of 66 core course credits and a minimum of 39 elective course credits. A course can be of 1, 1.5, 2 or 3 credits. One credit is equivalent to 10 teaching/contact hours.

In the first year, the students are exposed to the core courses only.  These are certain basic and functional area courses. The objective of the core courses is to expose the students to the various functional dimensions of business apart from introducing certain principles that are applicable across the domains.

At the end of the first year (during the summer vacation), the students are required to spend a minimum of eight weeks in an organisation doing a project on some significant aspect or management problem to be given by the host organisation. The objective of the summer project is to provide the students an opportunity to observe an organisation in operation and to relate what they have learnt to actual practice.  The student is required to submit the project report to the guide in the organisation. This is a compulsory requirement to be eligible for the award of the Degree.

There has been a comprehensive review of the curriculum recently in keeping with the emerging landscape of business and taking inputs form different stakeholders including that of industry and alumni.


Every year, each Area announces a list of electives which students can choose to subscribe. Those electives are offered which meet a threshold subscription from the students. In an effort to continually update the syllabus, keeping with the faculty interests and industry requirements, new elective courses are introduced. Currently, around 60 cutting edge electives  are offered from different business domains which helps the students to appreciate effective management practices.  Only core courses from the OB and HR Area are offered to MBA-BM students. Electives from the OB and HR are generally not available for students of MBA-BM. Electives will be offered in groups of subjects and students would be required to choose one elective from each group, subject to a minimum and maximum.

Academic Calendar

The academic year consists of three terms, each of approximately three months’ duration. The first term extends from June to September, the second from September to December and the third from December to March.  The full-time residential program involves an average of 20 class sessions a week, each of 90 minutes’ duration. The students’ workload, including class sessions, required readings, term papers, project work and field visits, is expected to require about 70 hours of work per week.

Practical Exposure

Over and above the regular courses offered in the program, senior executives from industry are also invited regularly to offer Immersion Courses for the students with an objective of providing insightful discussions on specific topics, which are normally not covered in the regular course curriculum and has practical implications for the students. Moreover, group projects, individual assignments, and presentations, help the students to apply the concepts learnt in different courses to the real world. The Institute organises CEO talks, seminars by eminent scholars and corporate executives which helps them to get the practitioner’s perspective and understand the nuances of the corporate world. The summer internship in industry helps the students to observe the prevailing methods and practices in organisations and relate them to the knowledge gained in the classroom lectures. The students are also encouraged to participate in competitions organized by corporates, governments and other agencies so that they have a wide exposure.

Student Exchange

Students from Xavier Institute of Management are sent to Universities in Europe under student exchange program. Similarly, students from our partner universities in Europe visit XIMB and pursue course work along with the MBA Students at the institute. For the course studied in partner Universities, the students get credit transfer. The institute has MoU for exchange programme with University of Antwerp, Belgium & S.G.H Warsaw, Poland.

Extra-curricular Activities

As a policy, the Institute encourages students to develop citizenship qualities in addition to academic accomplishments. The Institute encourages students to understand the community in terms of their problems, difficulties, way of living, livelihood systems, interface with the market, etc. Enough scope also exists in the campus for other extra-curricular pursuits such as sports, social service, book club, music, debates, quizzes, contests, etc. through area-specific, voluntary student associations.


The XIM University awards the MBA in Business Management to the students who have successfully completed the course work equivalent to 105 credits, fulfilled the prescribed academic standards, and have done the summer project as per the prescribed requirements. The Degree is awarded at the Annual Convocation which is usually held in the month of March/April.