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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Programme Objective

The flagship program of SCMHRD is the two year full-time residential MBA that is offered over 4 Semesters. It requires you to undertake 100 credits across various functional areas. You are given the power to customise your MBA through a basket of electives. Hence “you can learn what you choose to learn”.

MBA graduates from SCMHRD just don’t join any industry house - they influence it, shape it, and change it for the better. MBA at SCMHRD goes beyond the traditionally tried and tested methods to instill in students a complete entrepreneurial mindset. The program teaches students to not only recognize opportunity, but to create it, an essential ability in a business environment that is constantly evolving both inside and outside of their organizational environment. SCMHRD focuses exclusively on leadership education with focus on education and research in solving the leadership challenges plaguing the organizations of today.

MBA at SCMHRD focuses on the following

Skill

The MBA curriculum equips you with tools to lead and manage in today's ever-changing business landscape. The focus is not just on the underlying theory, but how to apply cutting-edge concepts to real, relevant business problems. The skills set provided to an MBA graduate functional capabilities — students also develop expertise in less tangible but equally important areas such as communication, team work to name a few.

Hard Work

Through a rigorous and constantly evolving curriculum, the MBA Program teaches students how to work in SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely & be more efficient - all the things that successful companies expect from their present and future leaders.

Creating Opportunity

The MBA Program provides a distinctive business school education that blends cutting-edge research and industry practice to give you precisely the right classroom for unlimited professional and personal development. Through ground breaking initiatives like Capstone Business Simulation, SAS Enterprise solutions, students are immersed in real-time issues, applying what they learn in the program to actual business projects.

Self-Discovery

SCMHRD believes that the leaders of future need to have a holistic understanding of them before they set out to make key decisions which may affect the corporate scenario. In this regard, the programs like ISABS, Vipassana are conducted so that students discover their strengths and weakness and play to their strengths.

The Institute is committed to providing students with an education that lasts — and evolves — over a lifetime.

Courses offered in the specific areas

“For any industry, the humans are its most important asset and all investments are handicapped without a productive workforce. The human component therefore needs a different treatment.”

HR Department at SCMHRD aims to equip its students with all the skills necessary to influence human behaviour within an organization. The study is divided into two sub categories: Human Resource Development (HRD) and Human Resource Management (HRM). HRD includes the areas of training and development, career and organizational development. HRM encompasses HR research and information systems, union/labour relations employee assistance, compensation/benefits, selection and staffing, performance management systems, HR planning and organizational/job design.

The key areas under focus are:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Talent Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Industrial Labour relations
  • Diversity Inclusion
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Employee Engagement, and
  • Organization design

Pedagogy

  • Leadership Skill Development, Occupational Testing, Competency Mapping & Assessment centre - PURELY WORKSHOP
  • Competency Mapping & Assessment centre, Organizational Development & Change, Sociology - ACTIVITY BASED LEARNING
  • Research Methodology in HRM - RESEARCH PAPER TO BE WRITTEN
  • Cases in HRM - CASE ANALYSIS
  • Rest of them involve an eclectic blend of lectures, cases, activities, projects, and discussions.
  • Evaluation: Internal and External Quizzes’, Assignments, Presentations

Learning Opportunities

OPUS - An HR Research Journal:

We started this initiative in 2005 with the goal to augment theoretical learning with practical experience. These researches have been a big source of learning for the students; the whole experience exposed them not only to different HR practices and to application of the research tools but also critical success factors. Success of this initiative and tremendous support and encouragement from the industry triggered us to publish the work in the form of a journal..

Students work on live projects in Industry during their summers with organizations. They get an opportunity to apply the class room learning to live situations during these assignments.

Industry Interactions

  • Tie ups with Industry for specific course offerings such as MCX Commodities and Derivatives training, Cognizant Capital and Money Markets, Oracle Treasury management
  • Interaction with industry experts during guest lectures, in-class interaction for specific courses having industry ties ups such as MCX, Cognizant, on the job learning during summer projects.

Marketing is a field that focuses on the needs of the buyer and influences the company to produce what the customer wants. To make sure that the students are keyed into learning the wants of the customers and understanding market insights, the marketing department at SCMHRD follows an all-out yet all round approach of development and learning. The students are exposed to the latest marketing trends and business models through workshops and guest lectures by industry experts and are enabled to apply this knowledge to real life practices, through the extensive use of corporate case studies and acquisition of data mining tools..


The focus areas are:

Market Strategy To be able to analyse industry and competitors and create competitive advantage
Market Research To conduct market survey and to use various analytical tools to interpret the data collected
Sales and Distribution Management Creating sales plan and achieving targets for an area by implementing special schemes and promotions and managing the distribution channels
Brand Management Create a brand, Brand identity, Brand recall, Brand loyalty and brand equity. And in the end manage them all.
Consumer Behaviour Understand consumer behaviour and factors defining it, consumer research and creating marketing plan based on consumer patterns.
Integrated Marketing Campaign To combine various communication platforms so as to create maximum impact
New Product Development Concept generation to launch of a new product or service.

An additional focus in contemporary trends such as digital marketing and entertainment marketing helps in development of a marketer that is ready to handle almost any situation faced by the industry.

Pedagogy

The primary instructional techniques employed are lectures, combined with comprehensive class discussions, submissions and presentation of case studies..

Evaluation is done through internal and external quizzes, assignments and presentations.

Learning Opportunities

We have a Marketing Club which comprises of a senior as well as a junior team wherein students from both the batches work together under the tutelage of Mrs. Pratima Sheorey(Director, SCMHRD).

The flagship event of the club is "The Marketing Conclave" which is held every year. The Marketing Conclave explores a new theme every year. The Conclave is an interface between the corporate and the academia. Key note speakers are invited from the industry to take part in the symposium to present their understanding on the theme.

The Club organizes Ricerca- a Research Paper presentation competition, for B-Schools, every year. Ricerca has participation from top B-Schools across the country.

Frage- An online quiz is also a part of the Symposium and has participation from numerous teams across the country. Frage has a series of 5 online quizzes and the winners get attractive cash prizes.

The Marketing club publishes its magazine Market Square every year. Market Square captures the latest market trends.

Research Papers

The Marketing department publishes PRiMa-Practices and research in marketing, a peer reviewed academic journal. It is biennial and is published online and in hard copy. Its ISSN number is 2230-844X

“After all, every business needs to earn profit to survive in this era of huge competition and choice.”

The finance concentration at SCMHRD prepares students for careers in corporate finance, treasury management, investment banking, commercial banking, risk management, insurance and portfolio management. In order to ensure that the students are armed with adequate knowledge to step into corporate world, they are also guided and encouraged to enrol in various certifications/professional qualification courses in addition to the intensive curriculum.

The branch is suitable for all who are innately comfortable with numbers, have the ability to grasp abstractions, are attentive to detail and ready to perform documentation for meticulous and accurate data analysis

The course prepares student to excel the given roles:

Investment Banking It includes mergers and acquisitions; doing research for securities and potential buyouts
Portfolio Management Deals with how to manage the wealth of individuals and institutions
Corporate Finance Handles how a company manages its finance equity research.Research about equity shares of the company and giving recommendation for buying and selling.
Risk analyst Manages risk involved in various aspects of financial risking for the same.
Credit analyst Evaluating credit risk of a company and assigning a rating.

Learning Opportunities

The Finance Club of Symbiosis Center of Management & HRD a student initiative which started in 2005 is an integral part of Finance Department.

The Finance Club functions as the interface between the student community and the financial world

Industry Interactions

  • Interaction with industry experts during guest lectures, in-class interaction for specific courses having industry ties ups such as MCX, Cognizant, on the job learning during summer projects
  • Tie ups with Industry for specific course offerings such as MCX Commodities and Derivatives training, Cognizant Capital and Money Markets, Oracle Treasury management.

Projects

Students work on live projects in Industry during their summers with organizations such as Crisil, JP Morgan Chase, MCX, Yes Bank, Relegare, etc. They get an opportunity to apply the class room learning to live situations during these assignments.

“With the rise in price based competition, the key competitive advantage is hidden in achieving precise and seamless operations.”

Operations management is an area of management concerned with overseeing, designing and redesigning business operations in the production of goods and/or services.

It involves the responsibility of ensuring that business operations are efficient in terms of using as few resources as needed and effective in terms of meeting customer requirements.

The operations students at SCMHRD are taught various intricacies involved in all these processes. From factors impacting a company’s supply chain to the nuances of six-sigma, the students are made familiar with all these aspects along with other rising and prominent trends in the field of Operations Management.

The tools employed to achieve this are:

  • Analytics software such as ARIS and SCOR.
  • Industry tie ups and experiential learning related to
    • CGN global supply chain, Capstone Simulation
    • Green Belt Certification
    • Certification in Supply Chain Planning (CSCP) and Infrastructure Management (CPIM) courses.

Pedagogy

The primary instructional techniques employed are lectures, combined with comprehensive class discussions, submissions & presentation of case studies.

Evaluation

Internal and External Quizzes', Assignments, Presentations, projects..

Academic Initiatives

  • Six Sigma excellence award and project management excellence award
  • Management Development Programmes
  • Project management.
  • Quality Management / six sigma.
  • ARIS tool set and SCOR model.

Learning Opportunities

Interaction with industry experts during guest lectures, in-class interaction for specific courses having industry ties ups such as MCX, Cognizant, on the job learning during summer projects.

Industry Interactions

Tie ups with Industry for specific course offerings such as CGN Global Supply Chain, Capstone Simulation etc.

Projects

Students work on live projects in Industry during their summers with organizations such as Crisil, JP Morgan Chase, Religare etc. They get an opportunity to apply the class room learning to live situations during these assignments.

Career opportunities:

An Operations background prepares students for careers in consulting on supply chain, quality control, six sigma projects and procurement management etc.

Entrepreneurship Development

This centre aims to create a spirit of Entrepreneurship among students and disseminate knowledge and skills required to be a successful Entrepreneur. The E-cell, a constituent of this centre, facilitates interaction of students with successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists through workshops, guest lectures, and mentoring and business plan contests. Students from various functional specializations get the opportunity through this Centre of Excellence, to evaluate their business ideas and prepare successful business plans for start-ups and venture capital funding.

Objective of the Course

  • Increase awareness of entrepreneurship on campus
  • Help gain an insider's perspective to the challenges in entrepreneurship
  • Make entrepreneurship relevant and accessible to students through mentoring and e-cell activities.
  • Coordinate with all Centres of Excellences to develop Multi-functional skills.
  • Diversity Inclusion.
  • Facilitate to interact with successful entrepreneurs to help demystify the whole process of entrepreneurship.
  • Initiate incubation centre for start-ups.

Learning Opportunity

The Department of Economics has to its credit publication of papers on issues like currency crashes in developing countries, Human capital accounting etc. in referred journals. In addition, it has produced a monograph on society, business and government. The Department is currently working on a paper 'interest rates and exchange', rates which it hopes to bring out very soon

Management Development Programmes

The Centre of Excellence provides research support to consultancy projects of other Centres of Excellence. It has given research support in terms of scenario analysis, data collection and reduction as well as sales forecasting.

This centre also offers MDPs on forecasting, business environment and dynamics of global business

Courses Offered

Semester 2 Core: Semester 3 Core:
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Initiation
  • New Venture Funding
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Business Sustainability

Business sustainability has become important since organizations recognize the need to co-evolve while balancing the interests of the environment, society and economic success. Seamless business boundaries and the growing presence of the trans-nationals in developing nations particularly India, have also highlighted the hitherto ‘western’ concept of sustainability percolate into the boardrooms and the way that companies are thinking of business today.

Stakeholders like consumer forums, activists, informed customers and shareholders are demanding that businesses adopt a symbiotic approach (sustainability) rather than a predatorial approach across various functions such as product development, marketing, operations, finance and etc. Hence this course aims at introducing the concept of business sustainability and its relevance in the modern business scenario in an interactive manner

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course the students will be familiar with the concepts, terminology and elements that comprise sustainable business. This is a basic course covering various dimensions of sustainability and the practical applications of the same. It is expected that the course will sensitize the participants and encourage an alternate way of thinking such that they are better equipped to take on their roles as informed business leaders, entrepreneurs and change agents going forward. It is also expected that this course will provide participants with the foundation necessary to choose further specialization specific electives in the area of business sustainability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enable participants to understand the concept of sustainable business, inclusive growth and its translation by various companies/communities.
  • To develop their analytical, problem solving skills, team skills and encourage creative thinking by encouraging solutions to simulations, class exercises and assignments
  • Illustrate through practical case analysis the business and strategic underpinnings of sustainable initiatives..

Method of Instruction:

A combination of lectures, class discussions, assignments, case studies and guest lectures will be used

Course Pedagogy:

The course has been designed based upon inputs obtained from industry experts, practitioners and academicians. The course material has been developed in-house and includes a mix of theory and discussion. The teaching tools will be lectures/case discussions/case presentations/assignments etc

The basic course is followed by elective courses in Semester 2 which cover various aspects of Sustainability in different domains of a Business such as Operations, Marketing and so on.

Economics, Statistics and Research

This Centre of Excellence aims at providing in depth perspective on economics and quantitative methods as applicable to business strategy and strives to enrich that perspective by carrying out empirical and management research.

Objective of the Course

  • To provide the building blocks of management education along with enriching the perspective of management students on business issues.
  • To make the students learn the tools of quantitative measurement of qualitative factors through the concepts in statistics and econometrics.
  • To enhance the understanding of students on analytical issues at the macro level as well as the level of the firms and individuals.

Learning Opportunity

The Department of Economics has to its credit publication of papers on issues like currency crashes in developing countries, Human capital accounting etc. in referred journals. In addition, it has produced a monograph on society, business and government. The Department is currently working on a paper 'interest rates and exchange', rates which it hopes to bring out very soon.

Pedagogy

The primary instructional techniques employed are lectures, combined with comprehensive class discussions, submissions & presentation of case studies

Evaluation

Internal and External Quizzes', Assignments, Presentations.

Projects

Students work on live projects in Industry during their summers with organizations such as Crisil, JP Morgan Chase, MCX, Yes Bank, Religare, etc. They get an opportunity to apply the class room learning to live situations during these assignments.

Information Technology

This Centre of Excellence strives to cater to the IT and related industries. This is accomplished by measuring every step in this sector to stay ahead of IT and Systems developments in all verticals of business.

Objective of the Course

  • To provide cutting edge advantage to all Centres of Excellence.
  • To provide technology initiated electives specially designed for all functional areas.
  • To provide corporate exposure by offering custom designed electives by the corporate such as Infosys, Genpact, Covansys, and Wipro etc.

Pedagogy

Through a perfect combination of core and elective courses, students are offered a variety of career paths. Learning is further enhanced, by providing a platform for sharing knowledge between organizations and academia - by virtue of industry sponsored electives. SCMHRD's SAP & ORACLE 11i initiatives are one of a kind in the entire B-school arena

Research, publications, seminars and projects:

Papers on:

  • IT in Education.
  • IT regulations in India.
  • Deriving correlation between IT growth and economy of India.
  • Management Development Programmes.
  • Project management.
  • Work Force Development Programme on Oracle 9i.
  • Primavera – project management tool.
  • ARIS Tool set – business process mapping.
  • Leveraging business with IT.

Powered by technology:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning is software, which leads the organization towards optimized use of resources for profit maximization through operational cost minimization. The two leading vendors of off the shelf ERP packages are mySAP and ORACLE 11i and SCMHRD students are exposed to both the ERP packages in their first semester. Students can opt for either of them as per their career path under the guidance of the subject matter experts. The intention is to make the students aware of the emerging scenarios, the application platform and application services.
  • mySAP Business Suite: mySAP Enterprise Resource Planning is a comprehensive solution for managing financials, human resources, logistics processes, and corporate service, and for controlling administrative and operational business processes. Students can undergo training in any of these modules:
    • Sales and Distribution (S&D)
    • Materials Management (MM)
    • Production Planning (PP)
    • Finance and Accounts (FICO)
    • Human Resource (HR)
    Students specializing in IT can enroll in an advanced SAP Training on Netweaver platform
  • Oracle 11i: The Oracle Applications are taught to the students with a focus on both theory, as well as, practical knowledge of modules of Human Resource Management, Finance, Marketing and Operations. The intention is to make the students aware of the emerging scenarios, the application platform and application services. Students focus on the ORACLE Applications relevant to their specialisation and handle these packages independently..
  • SAS 9.1.3: The programme offers training in SAS Academic Intelligence Suite. The following Modules of SAS are being offered to studentship
    • SAS Enterprise Guide
    • SAS / GRAPH Software
    • SAS / OR Software
    • SAS / STAT Software
  • Aris toolkit: Aris is a business process excellence tool and is being taught as part of the course Business Process Management (BPM). The new, Web-based and intuitive generation of ARIS BPM tools make process management even more efficient - through short orientation periods and ergonomic user interfaces, user-friendly reporting and high performance. The tools integrated in the ARIS Strategy Platform can be used to set up Balanced Scorecard BSC Engines.
  • Primavera Enterprise: Primavera Enterprise (PE) is Primavera's new-generation, multi-project, planning, scheduling and control software, which provides comprehensive resource and cost management, performance measurement and 'what-if' analysis. With PE, project managers can ensure timely project completion within promised deadlines and defined scope, and can weigh the impact of new work and changes in priority on the overall strategic business objectives.
  • XL miner - Data Mining Package Data mining students will have an XL miner - Data Mining Package Data mining students will have a hands-on experience of data mining tool – XL miner


Teaching and learning styles

A diverse range of teaching and learning methods are used on the various modules within the program. Sessions typically involve group work and interactive discussion to draw out the experience within the classroom and relate theory to practical experience. Learning opportunities are further enhanced by Workshops, Experiential Learning, and Reflection & Strategy paper. Many cases are selected from top schools like Harvard Business School, IIM A to name a few. In addition to mainstream textbooks, teaching materials are drawn from a variety of current sources such as academic journals, magazines and videos. Teaching techniques are customized to enable students to think on their own which would help them in their future career path. The blend of technology into the teaching methods helps facilitate a greater understanding.

Assessment processes

Assessment is given in each course/module & is taken through a mix of student presentations, business simulation projects, case writing & analysis to name a few. The assignments may be individual or group-based, or a mixture of the two. The assignments and projects require you to adopt an objective approach which is theory-led but practice-driven. This enables you to draw on your own observations and experience of working life. Quizzes are conducted regularly to check the understanding & knowledge level of the students. The passing criteria of these quizzes and the final examinations are uploaded under the examination link.

Personal study

All courses require pre-reading and preparation, and personal research – one should expect to spend a minimum 10% of your time on this throughout the course. The library, with its extensive resources of print-based and online materials, will be a vital element in this process.

Summer/Winter Project

For many students the Summer/Winter Project is the climax of their MBA, for some, can lead to offers of employment. Our clients comprise all types of organization: large, medium and small, public and private sector. Summer Project also acts as a platform for the corporate to interact with the future managers and also provide a window of opportunity for the institute to reach out to the various business houses. The project period starts in the first week of April/ Jan and continues for a period of two months. The ever increasing quality of the summer projects with which the students @SCMHRD have been entrusted, shows the trust the corporate sector has placed in this Institute. At the end of the project students are assessed for their work on various aspects such as contribution to the organization, meeting of deadlines and professional relationship with other members of the organization. Projects culminate in an academic dissertation, which includes the report produced for the client. The academic dissertation places the client report in a theoretical context.

Academic Projects

Emphasis is given on the research work done by the students of MBA program as a part of the curriculum. The students work on areas of research which are identified by a joint team of faculty and industry experts. SCMHRD aims to implement the findings of these research studies rather than confine the limits of the same to an academic dissertation.

Capstone Business Simulation

Capstone business simulations engage participants in a dynamic competition to turn struggling companies into successful, profitable businesses. Classes are divided into teams that work together to focus on strategy, finance, production, marketing and all the key elements that interact to build their business. Capstone provides the rare opportunity to experience running a complete business, with the benefit of reports that show clear correlations between management decisions and outcomes. Faced with a full range of strategy-based decision-making options, participants have the opportunity to try new tactics, test unfamiliar strategic paradigms and take risks in a risk-free environment.

Programme Structure

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ACADEMICS AND EXAMINATIONS - TIME PLAN

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2017 – 2018
MBA, MBA IM and MBA BA
Batch 2017-2019
Semester I
Day Date Event
Monday June 05, 2017 Registration
Tuesday June 06, 2017 Opening Address / Formal Induction Programme / Commencement of Programme
Wednesday & Thursday June 07,2017 & June 08, 2017 Photo,Measurement,Eligibility
Friday & Saturday June 09, 2017 & June 10, 2017 Outbound Activity
Monday June 12, 2017 Commencement of Teaching & Continuous Evaluation
Wednesday to Friday July 02, 2017 to July 05, 2017 Art of Living session
Tuesday to Thursday July 10, 2017 to July 15, 2017 IDMP Workshop
Friday October 13, 2017 Last Working Day
Monday to Saturday October 16, 2017 to October 21, 2017 Diwali Vacation
Monday To Saturday October 23, 2017 to November 04, 2017 Final Exam : Sem I
Semester II
Monday November 06, 2017 Commencement of Teaching & Continuous Evaluation
Wednesday March 07, 2018 Last Working Day
Wednesday to Saturday March 14, 2018 to March 31, 2018 Final Exam : Sem II
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2017 – 2018
MBA & MBA IM
Batch 2016-18
Semester III
Day Date Event
Monday June 19, 2017 Commencement of Teaching and Continuous Evaluation & Summer Project Viva.
Friday October 13, 2017 Last Working Day
Monday to Saturday October 16, 2017 to October 21, 2017 Diwali Vacation
Monday To Saturday October 23, 2017 to November 04, 2017 Final Exam : Sem III
Semester IV
Monday November 06, 2017 Commencement of Teaching & Continuous Evaluation
Wednesday March 07, 2018 Last Working Day
Wednesday to Saturday March 14, 2018 to March 31, 2018 Final Exam : Sem IV
Disclaimer – “Dates are subject to change”