The MBA programme offered by the Department of Business Management at St Pauls College of Management & IT is a two-year full-time Post Graduate programme that consists of four semesters covering 28 courses, with an average of 75 classes of 50 minutes each, assigned to each course.
The programme aims at molding students into effective managers by providing them with courses reinforced with multi-faceted inputs of management education using state-of-the-art methods of training and active industry interface.
Candidates aspiring to join the MBA programme are required to appear for a state-wide Common Entrance Test [ICET], which evaluates them on the basis of their analytical, quantitative and verbal skills. The admission is offered only to the top rankers amongst the 1, 00, 000 odd candidates. The programme has been attracting, young and bright students of the state from varied academic streams like Engineering, Commerce, Mathematical, Biological Sciences and Humanities.
Course Structure & Evaluation
The curriculum has been structured after an exhaustive analysis by experts from various academic and industrial fields. Each student majors in any two of the four fundamental areas viz., Finance, Human Resources Management, Marketing and Information Systems. Each specialized area has four elective papers.
Examinations are conducted at the end of each semester to assess the students’ understanding in what has been taught and learnt during that particular semester period. A comprehensive viva-voce is conducted, at the end of each year.
As an integral part of the curriculum, every student takes up work on a project in an organisation with a view to facilitate complimentary learning and greater understanding of real life organisational situations. The duration of the training ranges from 6-8 weeks. The project guides from among the faculty and provide necessary guidance to the students. The projects are evaluated at the end of the fourth semester by a panel of external, internal and corporate examiners on the basis of a report, a presentation and a viva-voce.
Meet the Industry
To foster a closer relationship with the industry and to enable the students to keep abreast of the current practices of management, the department arranges a series of guest lectures and seminars every Saturday, given by Managers and Eminent Members of the Industry. The experience and knowledge that they share with the students provide a perfect supplement to the conventional academic education that the university provides.
List of Other Academic Seminars
The Department organizes industrial tours which enable students to understand the realities of the shop floor. Besides visiting industrial establishments in the twin cities the students visited Ramananda Theertha.
Guest lectures are conducted by Eminent personalities of the Industry.
The students participate in a variety of co-curricular activities including paper presentations, seminars, group discussions, management games and business quizzes.