An Evolving MBA Programme – SIBM Pune
SIBM Pune has a tradition of updating its curriculum to meet the ever-changing needs of the
Dynamic is a word that defines the modern corporate world. What is trending today maybe usurped in an instant tomorrow. Thus it has been SIBM Pune’s credo to provide in depth insights into this constantly trans-morphing world by readjusting its curriculum ever so often.
The ‘Management Lessons from the Gita’ course is an attempt to bring new perspectives using the Bhagavad Gita as the main reference frame for drawing out ideas from ancient Indian wisdom. The electives were chosen by keeping the broad vision of growth of Indian economy and future scope of globalisation in India in mind.
If we look closely, the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita contains many leadership lessons that are similar to contemporary leadership theories and practices. It provides, ‘all that is needed to raise the consciousness of man to the highest possible level.’ Most of the management concepts like vision, leadership, motivation, excellence in work, goal seeking, work ethics, nature of individual, decision making, planning etc., are discussed in the Bhagavad Gita. Effective management is not limited in its application only to business or industrial enterprises but to all organisations where the aim is to reach a given goal through a Chief Executive or a Manager with the help of a group of workers.
The elective, ‘Doing Business in India’ has been introduced in order to give an overview of key sectors of business in India and economic as well as environment challenges faced in them. The course syllabus also covers topics like employment law framework, socio-cultural dynamics of corruption and cronyism, entry modes and dynamics of Indian Markets.
‘Indian Film industry: A Business Perspective’, is an elective which describes the current scenario of Media and Entertainment Industry in India. The key opportunities and challenges faced in Indian film industry need to be studied with business oriented approach. There are a few threats like piracy in the Indian film industry, issues regarding copyright and cultural consonance which need be resolved with modern holistic strategies. This elective comprises all such strategies, taught through a case study method.
Apart from this, SIBM Pune has also adopted dual specialisation system from this academic year, where students can choose their major and minor specialisations based on their interest. It is SIBM Pune’s firm belief that a dual specialisation provides students with a more customised opportunity to learn and imbibe aspects of management that they are interested in.