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Masters in Business Administration (HRM)

This is a two-year full-time residential programme and follows a trimester system. The Programme offers a unique learning experience based on an experiential model where almost 20% of the total curriculum is based on learning from the field.  The core learning of the Programme is covered through courses in business, general management and human resource management across the six terms. Additionally, the first year consists of field immersion spread over the three terms apart from the summer internship after the first year.  The Programme also includes supplementary learning through various skill development workshops that are part of the curriculum. Information Technology, Internationalisation and Business Ethics are the consistent themes running across the courses.

  • A blended model that combines academic and experiential learning
  • Unique opportunity for active corporate exposure through immersion
  • Supplementary learning through skill development workshops for holistic development
  • Courses have a clinical component and are based on diverse pedagogical tools
  • Outcome based Education (OBE)
  • Special emphasis on the development of soft skills such as communication leadership, teamwork, achievement orientation and creativity
  • Industry and academic interface through weekly seminars, guest lectures
  • Student driven activities through different clubs and committees
  • To have established leadership credentials
  • To apply managerial skills, concepts, tools and techniques for solving organizational problems
  • To develop HRM professionals who can meaningfully comprehend and deliver for organisational effectiveness
  • To groom talented and dedicated, business savvy HR specialists
  • To be able to enhance and continuously enhance one’s entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills
  • To be a socially responsible individual

After going through the programme, the students should be able to:

  • Evaluate different business issues using an integrative approach
  • Communicate effectively in different contexts
  • Demonstrate leadership, teamwork, and social skills
  • Analyze business environment for effective decision making
  • Use relevant conceptual frame works and best management practices
  • Develop functional and general management skills
  • Develop global orientation
  • Demonstrate creativity, risk-taking ability and cope with ambiguity
  • Act as an ethical & socially responsible management professional.
  • Engaged
  • Empowered
  • Ethical
  • Entrepreneurial

This is a two-year full-time residential programme, which follows trimester system. The first year consists of core courses. The second year comprises of elective courses. A summer project is scheduled at the end of the first year. The programme offers dual specializations (major and minor) in the second year.

Duration: 2 Years (six terms, duration of 10 to 12 weeks per term)

Credit Requirements: Total 102 Credit Hours

One Credit Hour: 10 Sessions of 60 minutes each (10 Contact Hrs.)

Summer Project Duration: 8-10 Weeks

The main pedagogical tools will be lectures, case studies (Harvard, Ivey and other International and Indian cases) simulations and project work. Most courses are designed to have a clinical component delivered through simulations, projects, role-plays, group discussions and exercises. Students are encouraged to explore further learning opportunities offered through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from different providers. To ensure effective learning, the Institute leverages these latest technologies to make teaching-learning process more experiential and participative.

Learning is further enhanced through field immersion of total 9 weeks (3 weeks in each term of the first year) and skill development workshops. For this learning, students will be placed with corporates and/or not-for-profit organisations to enable an understanding of industry work processes and create learning anchors for becoming industry ready. Supplementary learning is planned to expose the students to various tools such as competency mapping and simulations and the development of soft skills such as reflective learning, inter-personal communication, etc. which are at the core of effective human resource management.

All in all, the pedagogy is designed to develop HRM professionals who are more self-aware and holistic. Continuous evaluation is designed to maintain academic rigor. Strong support from the faculty members and robust emphasis on ethics and values are the notable features of the pedagogy.

Additionally, interaction with industry experts, live projects, innovation workshops, participation in Conclaves and learning through co-curricular activities are a regular part of the learning experience at the Nirma University.

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