The Kochi Business School's MBA. program accredited nationally by the AICTE and affiliated to MG University, Kerala, is a reflection of the quality of the faculty, students, curriculum, and career management.
At KBS we help you realize your dreams. We are focused in our training the small group, best in class faculty interaction, the campus experience, continuous industry affiliation and everything else we do, we are committed to provide you with one of the world's best MBA programs at Kochi.
The moment you register for the program you are an integral part of a collective effort towards achieving the skill-set to help you become an ethical, responsible, dedicated business leader. We want you to be not MBA students but participants in the KBS experience and leave the program transformed. What you will acquire is an unwavering drive to succeed and not get disillusioned by temporary setbacks.
The MBA program requires 34 credit courses, which is four semesters of full-time instruction. There is additional organization study and summer placement requirement. Successful students in the program are expected to demonstrate the following: (1) a thorough and integrated knowledge of the basic tools, concepts, and theories relating to professional management; (2) behavioral and analytical skills necessary to deal creatively and effectively with organizations and management problems; (3) an understanding of the economic, political, technological, and social environments in which organizations operate; (4) a sense of professional and personal integrity and social responsibility in the conduct of managerial affairs both internal and external to the organization.
01. A graduation or equivalent in any discipline with at least fifty per cent marks or equivalent grade point
02. A valid CMAT score
03. Good quantitative and communication skills
The required curriculum is intended towards providing the participants with a well rounded knowledge set required for understanding and analyzing business situations. The courses offered under required curriculum are intended to provide a general management perspective and to build a foundation for management knowledge. This technical knowledge will help you structure the problem and find various alternatives. This information acquisition in itself does not help you achieve that leadership role. This is where the training which help you to question everything which you learn and evaluate alternatives to take a decision best suiting the problem at hand.
FIRST YEAR: RIGOROUS AND INDEPTH
Semester 1 General Management Perspective
Semester 2 Management Foundation
CC01 Principles of Management
|CC09 Financial Management
CC10 Marketing Management
CC11 Human Resource Management
CC12 Operations Management
CC13 Environment Management
CC14 Operations Research
CC15 Research Methodology
CC16 Management Information Systems
|Continuous Engagement in a Business Unit Unique 4-1-4 Approach (4 week classes -1 week industry-4 week classes)|
SECOND YEAR: FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF MANAGEMENT
|Semester 3 General Management Perspective||Semester 4 Management Foundation|
|CC18 International Business
Business Ethics & Corporate
EC 1 ELECTIVE 1 (Major Specialization)
EC 2 ELECTIVE 2 (Major Specialization)
EC 3 ELECTIVE 3 (Major Specialization)
EC 4 ELECTIVE 4 (Major Specialization)
EC 5 ELECTIVE 5 (Minor Specialization)
EC 6 ELECTIVE 6 (Minor Specialization)
CC 20 Organization Study
|CC21 Strategic Management 40 60 100
EC 1 ELECTIVE 7 (Major Specialization) 40 60 100
EC 2 ELECTIVE 8 (Major Specialization) 40 60 100
EC 3 ELECTIVE 9 (Minor Specialization) 40 60 100
CC22 Project & Comprehensive Viva Voce
Practice of Management Continuous Engagement in a Business Unit
Unique 4-1-4 Approach (4 week classes 1 week industry). This unique methodology, we are sure is going to be the industry standard soon. We have businesses in and around Kochi enthusiastic about training the students partnering the school as corporate associates
The continuous industry interaction with businesses supervised by the senior managers or entrepreneurs themselves is to provide ample practice to relate the class room experience to business reality. Most school students find it difficult to appreciate the relevance or pertinence of courses learned in class room to business reality. The reviews of the week spend in the business with faculty supervisor and the class helps to enhance the learning from practice.
Global leadership and International Orientation
The world of business is no longer local, regional or even national. Trade and industry is globally integrated and products and services are accessed globally. We recognize this fact and hence our entire program is oriented towards building an international perspective. The training in KBS ensures that the students are exposed to the global business practices. The course material, cases assignments are all diverse, cross cultural and focused on a variety of global concerns and issues. We will support this effort with opportunities to listen to personalities from different parts of the world.
Concentration Options: Specialization Available
Depending on your interests and prior preparations you are able to choose from a wide variety of choices in terms of elective courses offered. You could choose an area of concentration from the functional areas of management and back it up with a minor area.
Elective Course List
|MARKETING MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES|
|MM 01 - AGRI BUSINESS AND RURAL MARKETING
MM 02 - BUSINESS TO BUSINESS MARKETING
MM 03 - CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
MM 04 - DIGITAL MARKETING
MM 05 - INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION
MM 06 - MARKETING RESEARCH
MM 07 - PRODUCT AND BRAND MANAGEMENT
MM 08 - RETAIL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
MM 09 - SALES AND DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT
MM 10 - SERVICES MARKETING
|FM 01 - BANK MANAGEMENT
FM 02 - FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT
FM 03 - INSURANCE SERVICES
FM 04 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
FM 05 - MANAGEMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
FM 06 - MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING AND COTROL SYSTEMS
FM 07 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT
FM 08 - SECURITY ANALYSIS & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
FM 09 - TAX MANAGEMENT
FM 10 - WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
|HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES||INFORMATION SYSTEM ELECTIVES
|HRM 01 - COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT
HRM 02 - COUNSELLING SKILLS FOR MANAGERS
HRM 03 - HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING
HRM 04 - INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
HRM 05 - MANAGING OF INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP PROCESS
HRM 06 - MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT
HRM 07 - PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
HRM 08 - HUMAN RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEMS
HRM 09 - STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
HRM 10 - TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
|IS 01 - SYSTEM ANALYSIS & DESIGN
IS 02 - ELECTRONIC COMMERCE & INTERNET MARKETING
IS 03 - ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING
IS 04 - BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING
IS 05 - SOFTWARE QUALITY MANAGEMENT
IS 06 - MULTIMEDIA MANAGEMENT
IS 07 - MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SYSTEM
IS 08 - SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
IS 09 - DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
IS 10 - PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING IT STRATEGIES
|PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES||INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ELECTIVES
|POM 01 - SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
POM02 - TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
POM 03 - ADVANCED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
POM 04 - LEAN MANUFACTURING
POM 05 - INTEGRATED MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
POM 06 - PRODUCTIVITY MANAGEMENT
POM 07 - OPERATIONS STRATEGY
POM 08 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
POM 09 - SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
POM 10 - OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY
|IB 01 - INIB 02 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEMTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
IB 03 - INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
IB 04 - INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
IB 05 - GLOBAL SOURCING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
IB 06 - INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
IB 07 - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORGANISATIONS
IB 08 - INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT
IB09 - INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER AND INDUSTRIAL BUYER BEHAVIOUR
IB 10 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS
We strongly believe that a good manager is a good entrepreneur, who can spot opportunities and guard against pitfalls. Apart from class rooms the different clubs and societies and the student union responsibilities will propel you to be an entrepreneur. Your working with the business unit throughout your program will give you a great opportunity for interacting with real life entrepreneurs at close range.
Kochi Business School is committed to ensuring that no student with right motivation and qualification has to forego joining the program for want of resources. Applicants with 70% Marks in Graduation or CMAT, 65% Marks in Engineering or CMAT are eligible for 25% of Tuition Fee as Scholarship.
Q: Is the MBA program available part-time?
A: No. We do not offer a part time program.
Q:What is the profile expected for admission?
A: The profile we are looking for is a creative mind-set backed by numeracy and literacy. So we do not place excessive emphasis on the undergraduate results, test score or work experience, but a balanced mix of all these factors.
Q:Can I make up my deficiencies to enter the program?
A: We are committed to supporting potential candidates by supporting them to overcome deficiencies, be it communication, quantitative ability or whatever.
Q:What is the typical day of an MBA student?
A: What we expect is hard work and there is no compromise on that. All courses will have assignments and submissions. You move from deadlines to deadlines and you will learn to organize recreation, social and community activities in the midst of that.
Q: Is it necessary to be resident on campus?
A: Residence is necessary and many group activities may require spending considerable time on campus. You can expect a 24x7x365 commitment to the program.
Q: What type of computer I need for the program?
A: There are no institutional specifications. However, good personal computing devices could be useful. The campus has sufficient computing facilities.