Master of Business Administration

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A postgraduate course, MBA stands for masters in Business Administration of which studying the various aspects of a business set-up is the area of expertise. It can be called as a process to manage all the aspects of a business to augment or to enhance the intensification and solidity of a business enterprise.

It is the course which reinforces the analytical, theoretical and applied knowledge base of business administration. Master of Business Administration can be called as one of the most hunted degrees which a student belonging to any stream can achieve.

Dual MBA specializations/diploma is also offered by ICASR out of whom you can select any two. These can be:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • International Business

Spaced out from these specializations, Entrepreneurship, General Management, and Business Communication will be the obligatory paper for all the students.

To get hold of a management position, and to efficiently administer an organization surrounded by a particular industry substantial knowledge about it is necessary. Management MBAs are considered helping professional to develop their industry expertise in areas for instance banking, leadership, IT, health care and supply chain.

An acknowledgment and headship are the qualities that will be bestowed to you if you do MBA. Master of Business Administration will train you to work in an ample range of business organization, in consequence, intensifying your perspective and proficiency. MBAs are renowned in most countries as respected business credentials, notching up a world of career opportunities for such degree holders.

On the basis of Course Curriculum and Mode of Education, MBA in ICASR can be categorized as:

Full-time MBA: In this, the respective major and minor specialization subjects are opted by the students which include operations and logistics, human resource, marketing, finance, International Trade and Business, risk management, Consumer Behavior, information technology, and many others.

Executive MBA: Executive MBA is specially deliberated for the executive who is working so that they can pursue your career along with getting hold of a degree as the name suggests. So, it is also referred to as EMBA. It allows business professionals, executives and managers of various organizations to augment their career and look for growth prospects. So, to further update their managerial skills, they do executive MBA. It is through this course that their focal point is shifted to inter-relationships existing between various business operations, personal development at the same time as dealing with different aspects of business and handles the accountabilities of senior management.

Part-time MBA: Part-time MBA admissions are meant for those who are unable to pursue full-time MBA owing to a shortage of time and diverse reasons. Generally, most of the working people go or part-time MBA. Its syllabus and the course-duration are also different from other types of MBA.

Benefits of Master of Business Administration:

Increased self-confidence: The sensation of triumph and the education and skill sets which is achieved by earning this degree can automatically perk up anyone’s confidence as they are successful in creating their way through the business world — and through life. By bringing in this degree while harmonizing social life, work, family and personal commitments, an immense sense of personal achievement and reward will be found.

Credibility: Different ways are present through which integrity can be instituted in your industry and in your firm. You could also volunteer a project at your work hat widens you beyond your comfort zone and shows off your veiled ability to company management. A solo side business could be embarked by you or co-found one with family or friends to ascertain early credibility as a burgeoning entrepreneur. But the academic version of street credibility in the business world is the MBA degree.

Better Communication: Communicating better at work with colleagues, bosses, or employees is what MBA graduates do. They not only communicate better at work but also at home with, kids, parents, or siblings over and above in social situations such as company functions and networking events. It is indispensable to be a good communicator and MBAs are good at it.

More job opportunities: Many companies are there who are demanding MBAs for a number of roles. If you earn this degree, it appreciably expands the number of potential job opportunities for which you qualify.

Higher income: One of the benefits of doing MBA is the financial benefits which include higher income and signing bonuses.

Careers after MBA:

Many career options are available after MBA admissions programs. Some of the sectors and the jobs are:

Banks: Administrative officer, Account Manager, Marketing Managers, Human Resource Managers.

Personal Business: Entrepreneur

Industrial houses: Project managers, HR generalists, Zonal Business Manager,

Public Works: Labor Management Relations specialist, Research and Development Managers

Financial Organizations: Human Resource manager, Equity Research Analyst, Administrative Officer

Education Institutes: Administrative Officer, Trainer

Brand and marketing: Marketing Manager, Brand Manager, IT Services Marketing Head

Why MBA Admissions through ICASR University?

State-of-the-art Facilities: In ICASR, Various facilities are included in the campus like canteens, hostels, sports facilities and much more.

Internship Opportunities: ICASR offers many opportunities and the time to the students so as to broaden their industrial experiences and to prepare them for the paid internships.

Most experienced faculty for the guidance: The best teaching staff are employed by ICASR with highly qualified candidates coming from different states of India to teach the students which also includes Ph.D. scholars.

International Education Trip:

The students who are putting their names down for an admission in full-time MBA admissions programs will go off for 10 days International trip to South-East Asia or the Middle East or Europe.

Free Professional Training:

Candidates in full-time MBA will be having an option to do any 5 certificate training for free that are available with us:

  • Big Data Certification
  • Scrum Certification
  • AWS Certifications
  • Advance Excel Certification
  • PMP Certification
  • ITIL Certification
  • PRINCE2 Certification
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Digital Marketing Certification

Free Laptop:

A free laptop will be provided to the candidates who have taken admission in full-time MBA admissions programs to do their project works and assignment in the class.

Course Features

  • Lectures 1125
  • No of Hours 1650 Hours
  • Specialisations 6 - (Six)
  • Min Duration 2 Years
  • Max Duration 3 Years
  • Skill Level Advance
  • Language English
  • Students 1029
  • Certificate MBA
  • Faculty World Class
  • Recognition International
  • Methodology Research Based

1st Semester

  • Management Functions and Behaviour
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Economic and Social Environment
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Management of Machines and Materials
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organisational Design, Development and Change Strategic Management
  • Business Communication -I
  • Entrepreneurship -I

2nd & 3rd Semester (Choose any Two)

Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Sales Management
  • Product Management
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing of Services
  • Marketing Research
  • Management of Marketing Communication and Advertising
  • Rural Marketing
  • Retail Management

Human Resource Management
  • Social Processes and Behavioural Issues
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Employment Relations
  • Managing Change in Organisations
  • Organisational Dynamics
  • Wage and Salary Administration
  • Labour Laws
  • International Human Resource Management

Financial Management
  • Working Capital Management
  • Capital Investment and Financing Decisions
  • Management Control Systems
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Management of Financial Services

Information Technology Management
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Application Portfolio Management
  • Project Management & Six Sigma
  • IT Audit
  • Cyber Security Analytics
  • Governance Risk and Compliance
  • IT Sales management
  • IT Infrastructure Library
  • IT Product Marketing
  • Outsourcing and IT delivery Models
  • IT Strategy
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • ERP modules and their integration

Operations Management
  • Operations Research
  • Project Management
  • Production/Operations Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Materials Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Management of R&D and Innovation

International Business
  • WTO & Trade Issues
  • India's Foreign Trade Policy
  • International Marketing & Research
  • Financial Management
  • Business Strategy
  • International Trade Logistics & Documentation
  • International Financial Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Mergers & Acquisition
  • International Negotiations
  • International Brand Management

Compulsory Papers
  • Business Communication -II & III
  • Entrepreneurship -II & III

4th Semester

  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Research Methodology for Management Decisions
  • Business Communication -IV
  • Entrepreneurship -IV
  • Project course (Equivalent to two courses)

Choose anyone
  • Management of Public Enterprises
  • Management of New and Small Enterprises
  • Technology Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • International Business

What is MBA?

MBA refers to the ICASR's full-time two-years Masters in Business Management for candidates with a valid graduation degree and a proper experience will be preferred.

Who should pursue the 2 year MBA?

The 2 year MBA is designed for professionals with a valid graduation degree in Indian university system and a valid full time experience will be preferred and looking to gain general management competencies for accelerating their career growth. It leverages the fact that the candidates already have certain expertise, maturity level and exposure to professional work environments.

What are the specializations being offered in the MBA? When are students required to choose them?

    Specializations are offered in the following 6 areas and students can opt for a Major and Minor specialization from the same.

  • Finance Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • International Business Management

The first term have the same core courses for all students and the specialization electives start from the 2nd term. Students are required to choose their specialization area before the end of the 1st Semester. Please refer to our Program Information page for more information.

How does the ICASR’s MBA’s ROI compare with other MBA and PGDM program?

2 year MBA is more suited for aspirants with quality pre-MBA work experience. A 2 year program lets you get back to work within a year and in the second year you work, earn and gain valuable post-MBA experience.

How challenging is the two years MBA program at ICASR? I have been away from academics for a few years and would I be able to cope up?

Given that the duration of the program is compressed in one year, the MBA is demanding and intense with limited off days and no significant breaks through the year. Having said this, the program is specifically designed for professionals leveraging their experience and one can cope up with the rigor of MBA with some discipline and hard work. In fact, many Alumni have stated that the need to manage classes, projects, assignments, work-outs, sports and other personal recreation activities have helped them master the skill of time management and prioritization.

Is the course officially recognized by AICTE?

No. We are an autonomous Institute Providing MBA Degree from our Partner University.

How will the MOUs with various other institutes help ICASR?

MOUs with various other institutes are mainly for sharing resources, which helps students in getting better exposure. It is a platform for both the institutes involved to formally share knowledge, for mutual benefit.

Who are the faculties teaching at ICASR?

ICASR has an excellent mix of Indian and International faculty. Our visiting professors are acclaimed academicians, researchers and experts from Industry. List of the Faculty

What is the fee structure for the course?

Details of the fee structure are available here.

What is the fee payment schedule?

The fee payment schedule is given along with the admission offer letter. The fee is payable over a few installments after the acceptance of the offer and before the commencement of the program. Given the short duration, one is advised to plan their financial resources in advance. Those planning on applying to loans can check about the typical requirements and keep the necessary documents ready. This would make it hassle free for the candidates once they get the offer letter.

Do you have tie up with banks for education loans?

ICASR has a tie-up with FinMomenta Private Limited.

Can I get a sponsorship from the company where I am working?

Yes. Applicants are encouraged to get themselves sponsored by their employers.

Is it a residential course? Is hostel facility available?

No Residence on campus is optional. Students who are looking for on campus accommodation, we provide single or twin sharing accommodation for them.

Does the college provide any scholarships?

While ICASR has some merit awards for high performing students at the end of the program, we do not offer scholarships at the time of admission. Given that all students manage to get reasonably high paying jobs at the end of the program, they can finance the cost of education through easily available loans. We have some special Scholarship options for Defence Background applicant and Female Applicants.

Eligibility Criteria

What is the minimum work experience required in order to apply for the course?

There is no minimum full time work experience required to apply for the course.

I had applied for the MBA program in the past but did not get selected. Can I re-apply?

Yes. You can re-apply provided your CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT score is still valid.

I have not completed my graduation yet. Can I still apply?

No. Only graduates can apply to the MBA program.

I have been an entrepreneur or have worked in my family owned business - will this experience be considered?

Yes, provided the experience is full-time work experience.

Entrance Test

Are there sectional cut offs for CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT?

We do not have sectional cut offs for CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT

What are the minimum CAT/ GMAT/XAT/CMAT score required in order to apply for the course?

There is no minimum score to apply. We consider the complete profile including academic performance and relevant work experience.

Can I apply with a Test Centre/Unofficial GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ CMAT Score Report?

Yes, you can. However, the official score report should be produced to ICASR during the interview sessions.

Can the GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/CMAT requirement be waived under exceptional circumstances?

No. The CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT score cannot be waived under any circumstances.

Does ICASR require a test to prove proficiency in English?

A TOEFL/IELTS score is required only for non-Indian students who did not have ENGLISH as the primary language of instruction during their undergraduate studies.

Admission Procedure

What are the key selection criteria for ICASR’s MBA?

The MBA caters to professionals and we try to evaluate candidates in a holistic manner and not just rely on aptitude test or academic scores that many schools emphasize on especially for fresh graduates. The aptitude test scores are important at the interview shortlisting stage but have limited weightage as far as the final selection is concerned. We seek to evaluate the quality of work experience, professional and personal achievements, demonstrated leadership and team skills, aptitude and attitude. We also seek candidates who can add value to the class in terms of peer learning and diversity.

In terms of the process, we have eliminated the Group Discussion component since we felt that it was adding incrementally limited value to the whole selection process. Instead our panelists devote the extra time for a deeper assessment during the personal interview. As part of the Interview process, we also have the analytical writing test which does help in evaluating both the written communication skills and the thought process of the candidates.

Can I apply online?

Yes. You can apply online by making a payment through any Credit/Debit card. Alternatively, You can also buy it from ICASR City office and the Campus.

How do I submit the recommendation letter?

Applicants have to provide the details/official e-mail IDs of the recommenders while filling the application form. The recommendation letters will be collected from the final selected candidates’ recommenders in an online format at a later date.

Can students from other streams apply (apart from Engineering / Science / Commerce background?)

Students from other streams can also apply for the course. The candidate should hold a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university (Minimum of 15 years of study).

Does the entire application need to be completed within one session?

No. You can complete the online application in multiple sessions .The changes will have to be saved every time the application is updated.

Do I also need to submit a printed copy of the application form once I have submitted it online?

No it is not required.

Which cycle should I apply in? Is there any difference in applying in Session 1 or Session 2?

ICASR MBA application is a two-step process consisting of Registration and Submission. While you can start your application anytime you need to submit it before the relevant applicable deadline (30th June. 2018 for Session 1 and 31st August. 2018 for Session 2) to be considered in the specific Session.

Sessions are distinguished based on the scores with which one is applying. One needs to submit the application in Session 1 if s/he has last year’s scores i.e. CAT 2016, XAT 2017, CMAT 2017 and GMAT taken after 1 Jan. 2015. Applicants who have CAT 2017, XAT 2018 and GMAT (taken after 1 Dec. 2017) scores need to submit the application in Cycle 2.

In terms of the selection process there is no preference given to applicants in any Session and there is similar probability of getting selected. However, applicants submitting in Session 1 get some extra time to plan their finances, personal commitments and exit from companies better as they get an admit offer by end of December.

I applied in Session 1 but did not get selected/shortlisted, can I reapply in Session 2?

You can reapply in Session 2 if you have a new and improved score.

Which test scores will be considered for admission to MBA 2018-2019?

We consider CAT 2016/2017, XAT 2017/2018, CMAT 2017 and GMAT Scores taken after Jan 1st, 2015.

Which score will you consider for the admissions process?

It is at your discretion - However, if more than one score is reported, we will consider your best score for the admissions process.

Will ICASR conduct its own admission test this year?

Yes.

When will the interviews and final admissions take place?

Personal Interview can be done with a prior appointment with the appointment with our admission team in the campus or online.

When will the result for PI be announced?

Results of PI will be available just after the Interview.

Course Commencement, Refund policy and post admissions queries

Can the payment deadlines be extended?

NO. Our waiting list movement will be severely impaired if we give individual flexibility to students, irrespective of the genuineness of their demand. Please ensure to stick to the payment deadlines. Please keep a scanned copy of your demand draft with you (or screen shot of payment details in the case of online transactions) such that in the case of non-receipt due to postal delays or for any other reasons beyond your control, you have the back up document supporting you.

As the bank loan sanction is getting delayed and my loan amount includes the installment amount also, can I pay once the loan is sanctioned?

You have to pay the installment amounts by the due dates. On receipt of the bank loan, the excess amount paid will be refunded. Please approach FinMomenta Private Limited for your bank loan. They offer an immediate sanction.

What is the refund policy?

Please visit https://icasr.org/refund-policy.

Reservations

Do you have any quotas for NRI’S/SC/ST/BC?

No. We do not. ICASR encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and Indian and foreign applicants will be evaluated on the same basis?

Placements

Do you offer placement help to all your students?

ICASR has an excellent placement record and placements have been 100% since inception. However, we do not guarantee a job at the end of the program.

Recommendation

From whom should I get recommendations?

Recommenders should ideally be superiors in your organization(s) or professionals you have worked with or persons of high standing in society who would be able to provide an objective feedback about your professional achievements. We prefer professional recommendations because they are more relevant in terms of judging your professional capabilities. However, we also accept academic recommendations if it is from very senior faculty from your college.

Does the academic recommendation have to be by the head of department/Dean?

No. The recommendation can be by any professor who has taught or guided you in your graduate program.

Is it mandatory to provide the official email-address of my recommenders?

Yes. The admission form will not accept public domain email addresses such as gmail, yahoo etc.

How will the recommenders be contacted for reference?

The recommenders will be emailed a username and password that they can use to login to our website in order to complete the recommendation process.

Can I give the email address of my previous employer for recommendation?

Yes

Can I give the email address of my earlier supervisor who has left the company and joined elsewhere?

Yes