The Ahmedabad MBA is an interdisciplinary programme that combines liberal education and analytical rigour. Our MBA graduates are not only academically sound; they gain real-world experiential learning, and an appreciation of social, cultural, and ethical contexts within which a business operates. Our MBA programme prepares students to be not merely better managers, but better leaders, better citizens, and better human beings.
The combination of interdisciplinary learning, analytical mindset, and liberal education breadth of vision ensures that we prepare leaders of outstanding character who do not just build cutting-edge organisations, but strive to create a better world.
Learning: Interdisciplinary learning is a key pillar of our MBA programme. Students of course learn traditional management subjects; but they also have the option to take courses as diverse as climate change, environment, ethics, psychology, philosophy, heritage, and computer science. This makes them well-rounded leaders, aware of world issues, with a sense of responsibility to all stakeholders, not just driving shareholder value.
Doing: The MBA programme is built on the principle of doing, beyond learning. Experiential learning is at the heart of the curriculum. Our students work with real companies – through our unique Route Camp projects – for the entire duration of their MBA, with the opportunity to put their learning to practical use in real-life settings.
Becoming: The Ahmedabad MBA programme transcends Learning and Doing, to focus on Becoming – our graduates are trained to develop a moral compass, a focus on not simply doing things right, but doing the right things. They become aware of the world issues and develop a moral compass for doing business in an ethical manner, that does not just benefit the organisation but the community, and the world.
The Ahmedabad MBA programme stands out for its unique combination of liberal management education and real-world experience. The Route Camp is an academic project that spans the 2-year MBA programme. The sponsoring organisation selects a real business issue that needs solving. The organisation and the university together develop the project objectives, expected outcomes, and deliverables.
A group of MBA students, guided by a faculty mentor, then work on the project and develop solutions to address the business issue. Students work towards a solution that is interdisciplinary, innovative, impactful, and implementable. At the end of the project, the students present their analysis, outcome, and recommendations to the company.
Our Route Camp partner companies come back to us with comments on how the unique benefits of this project:
“We appreciated the unique concept of Route Camp, wherein students were given the rare opportunity to learn how a real company functions”
“The Route Camp model ensures hands-on working experience and makes the students ready for the industry"
“…delighted to see the collaboration between management education and the real estate sector”
This experiential learning module ensures our MBA graduates are industry ready. Building on this foundation, our Career Development Centre (CDC) is able to forge active connections between industry and our MBA students. The CDC assesses industry needs, and works with our students to ensure they hone their skills to match the requirements. This leads to enriching internships and rewarding final placements for graduates. Some of the organisations that have recruited our students include: HDFC, Flipkart, Vodafone, Havells, Torrent, MRF, ITC, IndusInd Bank, Radio Mirchi, Reliance Money, and many more.
Minimum Programme Credits: 80
Environment and Sustainability
Human Resource Management
Problem Solving for Social Change
Understanding Markets and Consumers
Entrepreneurship through Practice
Decision Science Using Spreadsheet Modeling
Marketing Plan and Implementation
Analytical Writing for Management Students
Legal Aspects of Business
Social Transformation in India
Introduction to Business Analytics
Introduction to Analytics
Industry Elective Courses
Industry electives are designed to give students knowledge about the structure, strategy and operations of a particular industry. Thus, students can tailor their expertise more specifically to correspond to a particular industry of their interest. Students are required to take any four of such perspective courses on industry. The current set of industry courses include:
Perspective on Market Research Sector
Perspective on Real Estate Sector
Perspective on Banking
Perspectives on Retail Sector
Perspective on Energy Sector
Free electives can be taken in the second year of MBA programme. A minimum of 22 credits needs to be earned through free electives. While students take most of their electives at the the Amrut Mody School of Management, we encourage students to take courses from other Schools and Centers at the University to deepen their perspective and knowledge. An indicative list of electives is given below:
Economics and Public Policy
Urban Informal Economy
Development Induced Displacement and Rehabilitation
Microeconomics: Imperfect Markets, Game Theory & Political Economics
Urban and Economics Geography
Environmental & Resource Economics
Finance, Accounting and Control
Advanced Corporate Finance
Financial Markets and Institutions
Derivatives and Risk Management
Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
Tax Planning for Non-Corporates
Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Intellectual Property Rights
Family Business Management and Policies
Succession Planning and Professionalization
E-Commerce, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Idea to Business Plan
Sales and Distribution Management
Rural Marketing - An Indian Perspective
Consumer Insights and Marketing
Interdisciplinary Approach to Consumer Understanding
Integrated Marketing Communications
Management and Organisation
Management information systems
Strategic Human Resource Management
Dark Side of Organisation
Corporate Strategy: Formulation and Implementation
Selection and Testing
Learning & Development
Sustainability & HRM
Future of Work
Advanced Business Strategy
Strategies for Firms in Emerging Markets
Strategies for Technology Driven Businesses
Technology, Operations and Decisions Sciences
Production and Operations Management
Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Services Operations Management
Total Quality Management
Culture and Communication
Courses from Other Schools and Centers
Student may take courses from any other School and Centre of the University with the permission of the Programme Chair
Independent Study Course/Independent Project Course
The University also has a provision for students to take readings or project based courses with a faculty member on a topic where a course is not offered by the University.
Graduate Dissertation in Management
Student may choose to do an in-depth study of an issue or problem under the guidance of a Professor at the University. This elective form must be an original work and carries higher credits.
Route Camp Project
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