4 Semesters Stretching Over Two Years
The program begins with a curriculum refreshing students’ fundamental concepts. In the first and second semesters, the students will be given orientation towards areas of specializations such as HR, IT, Finance, Introductions to Strategic Management, Research Methodology, Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Organizational Behaviour, Operational management, Marketing, Business law, etc.
Two months corporate internship immediately after the completion of second semester; which is first year enables student to get a real-life experience in blue chip companies on projects that can challenge even an accomplished practising manager.
The actual learning occurs through fruitful exchange of ideas, exposure to diverse perceptions, particularly during case analysis and presentations. These nourish the basic concepts that reinforce the process of creating successful managers.
At IBA, students are treated as colleagues who work in teams as ‘task Forces’. This gives them a firsthand experience to organise guest lectures, seminars, even identify and screen faculty, coordinate directly with visiting faculty, etc.
The last two semesters are devoted to building entrepreneurial abilities in the students because a successful manager is perceived as a wealth creator for the organisation. The chosen specialisation subjects are learnt exhaustively in these two semesters.
The last lap at IBA is devoted to placement exercise. Preparing the students for this begins much earlier through a process of communication, mock interview sessions, GDs, etc. Living through this programme is intense and gruelling. But for those who are serious & deeply committed, the returns in terms of knowledge, confidence and career prospects are highly rewarding.