The MBA program is designed to produce transformational, ethical and change leadership for businesses and industry through an integrated curriculum and experiential learning and prepares graduates for business challenges emerging from globalization, connectivity and technology driven innovations. The program is designed to produce a skilled pool of business leaders possessing multidisciplinary expertise.
A distinguishing feature of the program is the academic ecosystem of experiential learning which immerses the student in a cycle of “learning by doing” through reflection. Case studies and project work are among the pedagogies used for delivery of the curriculum content. A significant value adding feature is the 6 credit hours of a Graduate Capstone Project divided into two 3 credit hour components. Students undertake, individually or in small groups, a real life project with a company that addresses a real life issue which, through the application of multidisciplinary knowledge and skills acquired during MBA studies, helps in more profitable and competitive decision making and implementation in the organization. This project is jointly supervised and evaluated by a faculty member with aligned skills and interest and an industry mentor and is evaluated in an open exhibition by executives and faculty. A Capstone Project report has to be converted into a publishable case study as a part of the degree requirement.
The standard MBA program is a 72 credit-hour program that most students can complete in two years. It is designed for students with a minimum of 16 years of education with degrees in a wide range of disciplines such as business, commerce, engineering, law, science, medicine, the arts and pharmacy.
The program is divided into a foundation stage of 36 credit hours followed by the 36-credit hours of rigorous MBA level courses and a project dealing with strategy and business transformation.
The foundation stage covers areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, economics and management and consists of preparatory course work necessary for the higher level MBA courses. The MBA stage refers to the HEC compliant MS/MBA program requirements.
There are two strands of the standard MBA program; MBA Program with specializations and Specialized MBA programs.
MBA Program with Specializations
MBA Program with specializations allows the students to specialize in majors such as Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Development Studies. Credit hour requirements for this program may vary in accordance with the duration of the previous qualification and the amount of relevant foundational background for the MBA stage:
- MBA Program for students with 14 years education is of 108 credit hours. It consists of a foundational stage of minimum 2 years and consists of 72 credit hours followed by 36 credit hours of rigorous MBA level courses.
- MBA Program for students with 4-year bachelor degree from IoBM in business related disciplines such as BBA (Honors), BS Joint (Honors), BS (Honors) Accountancy, Management & Law are exempted from the foundational stage, and their MBA program is of 36 credit hours.
- MBA Program for applicants with 4-years bachelors degree from IoBM in non-business disciplines are exempted from up to 6 equivalent courses of the foundational stage done at IoBM.
- MBA (Regular) Program for 16 years education
- MBA (Regular) Program for 14 years education
- MBA (Regular) Evening Program for 16 years education
- MBA (Regular) Evening Program for 14 years education
- MBA (Regular) Weekend Program for 16 years education
- MBA (Regular) Weekend Program for 14 years education
Specialized MBA Programs
Specialized MBA Programs are all of 72 credit hours and share the structural guidelines of the standard MBA program with coverage of the foundational courses in the areas such as Economics, Quantitative, Communication, Research, Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting etc and retain the emphasis on strategy core courses at the MBA level. The specialized MBA Programs include:
- MBA Environment and Energy Management
- MBA Finance and Risk Management
- MBA Health and Hospital Management
- MBA Industrial Management
- MBA Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- MBA Media Management & Marketing
Unified Structure of the MBA Programs
All variants of the CBM MBA programs share a unified structure consisting of a foundation stage followed by the MBA stage. The Foundation Stage of the MBA program fulfills the minimum eligibility requirements of HEC to switch from a non-business major at the bachelor stage to a master program in business. Foundation stage consists of eleven course; one each from the following areas: Communications, Economics, Quantitative Analysis, Behavior/ Psychology, Accounting, Finance, Law/Ethics, Management, HRM, Marketing, Research. The MBA stage of the course consists of courses in Technology/Operations, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Strategy, Organizational Processes, Analytics for decision making, Strategic Finance, Strategic Management, and Leadership. In addition there are two real life capstone projects to be completed during the final year.