St. Joseph’s Institute of Management offers a Master’s Program in Business Administration (MBA). The program is spread over two years of four semesters and a summer internship program after the completion of the first year. The curriculum for the course has been designed with the objective of providing a comprehensive view of management with specialization in certain functional areas. Placement facilitation and entrepreneurship promotion are the mainstay of the program. It strives to produce ethically conscious leaders with social responsibility and concern for the less privileged.
The curriculum is restructured biannually taking into consideration the needs of the students and the demands of the changing business environment. Experienced professionals from industry and academia are involved in the syllabus restructuring process. The curriculum lays its emphasis on building a sound personality, enhancing competencies and acquiring sound knowledge about the industry.
In the first year the students are enabled to sharpen their skills and get well grounded in all areas of management. They are equipped with the skills and tools necessary to improve their confidence and communication skills so that they gain maximum advantage of the management education. At the end of the second semester, a student is required to spend eight weeks in an organization for the purpose of on-the job-training which is called ‘internship’. After the completion of the internship, a student has to submit an observation report and has to face a viva-voce. Internship provides practical exposure so that he/she can successfully relate his/her classroom learning with field practice. It also gives an opportunity to the student to have a clear exposure of the stream the student wants to specialize in.
The second year of the course places emphasis on specialization in functional areas of management such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Systems. The student can choose any two of the four elective offered. A student would have specialized in two functional areas.
The student has to submit a major project in any one of the chosen functional areas at the end of the IV semester and face a viva-voce. The student is also expected to undergo a comprehensive viva-voce at the end of the second year. All the students will undergo a community outreach program known as SHEPHERD.
JIM has evolved a distinctive pedagogy which focuses on active learning and growth of the students. The students play a major role in the learning process by adopting their own learning strategies such as self learning, class room presentations, in-class interactions, case analysis and group learning. Competent faculty and expert visiting faculty facilitate an active and interactive learning process. Debates, panel discussions, competitions, workshops, plant visits, project-based learning are all integrated into the teaching-learning process.
The evaluation of the students is both continuous internal assessment and semester examinations with equal weight age. For continuous internal assessment the student’s participation in classroom lectures, assignments, role-plays, case studies, presentation, business quizzes, short tests and end semester are taken into account. Semester examination will be in the form of written examination at the end of each semester.