JBS MBA Program
Emphasis on Fundamentals
The course adopts a multi-dimensional pedagogy that has a blend of theoretical knowledge marinated in the flavours of practical nuances. The program emphasizes on basic concepts through compulsory courses in the first year and integrated core and elective courses from major and minor domains in the second year.
IT applications are offered in all functional areas of the management. There are compulsory courses such as "Integrating Information Systems into Business" based on SAP for hands-on learning. Modules like Humanitarian logistics, HR-MIS, ERP for Supply Chain Management are also integrated with elective courses. IT software packages like SPSS and modules on SAP, along with Industry databases like Ace Equity are integrated in the curriculum to offer best and the latest of the business world to the students.
Major and Minor specialisations
Students can opt for a major specialisation across the four areas of Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management and Operations Management. In addition to this, they can choose a minor specialisation from an available set of multiple options.
Students at JBS undergo a rigorous 8 weeks corporate internship of 6 credits to gain practical knowledge of the career they wish to pursue and get invaluable work experience. Corporate Internship enables students to gain an understanding of the challenges faced by managers in different contexts. In particular, it is important that budding managers of the future understand the implications of different economic, political, social and ecological environments on business sustainability strategies and solutions. It also facilitates the students in testing what they have learnt in the foundation courses in their first year. The internship also provides students an exposure to corporate life. Each student has to submit individual corporate internship report and make presentation before panel of faculty members for its evaluation. There are three components in Corporate Internship report; Industry Analysis, Financial Analysis and Research/Live Project assigned by corporate mentors.
Social internship aims at creating awareness in prospective managers about their responsibility to society and humanity. It sensitizes the students about social issues so that they emerge as socially conscious managers. It includes modular teaching as well as field interaction with NGO of repute. Each student in the program is required to do a social internship for 4 weeks gaining 3 credits. It requires each student to seek out a relevant NGO and work with them to learn about the social issues, activities and finally apply his/her managerial learning to improve the effectiveness of the NGO.
JBS curriculum is designed for holistic development of students, both at individual and group levels. The learning schedule includes time for self study, group study and developmental activities like functional clubs, competitions, presentations, case studies etc. to boost self confidence and motivation.
Employability Skill Enhancement Courses
Students at JBS have to go through four compulsory courses on self management, analytical and technical skills, social and professional skills, especially designed to develop their employability skills. These courses aim to help the students strike the right balance by imparting the soft skills which is essential for career success. It hones their skills to do better in selection process that gives them an edge over others and increase the scope of their employability. It also help them to perform better in their professional career.
JBS offers its students the opportunity to get standalone certifications across several areas. In the past years, students have been certified in the area of Equity Trading and Investment, by the ICICIdirect Center for Financial Learning. Several students have also secured certifications in Online Marketing Fundamentals from Google.