Course Structure


Course Design

Executive MBA is a two years programme conducted in the evening (6.30 PM to 9.30 PM) during Monday to Saturday. The 24 months programme consists of 4 semesters, each of six months duration. Each semester has five courses. Six functional specializations[Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management (HRM), Operations Management, Systems Management and International Business Management (IBM)] are being offered in the second year. Each student will opt for one specialization.

Course Delivery

The exposure to the participant at PUMBA is highly focused and relevant in today’s globalized world where experience and ability to manage change is the crux. The learning from the real life and fictitious case studies discussed in the classes and the projects done over the curriculum, prepares the participants for most business challenges they can expect at workplace. PUMBA places a special focus on International business and sensitization to cross-cultural issues associated with globalization further equips them for today’s business needs. Participants have an opportunity to complete the project work related to their own industry, or industry of their own choice. This gives the participants the opportunity to test the application aspects of classroom learning. The participants can choose the set of electives in third and fourth semester from amongst the range of specializations offered by PUMBA, which will enable them to get a deeper knowledge in their areas of special interest.

Lectures on PUMBA campus are conveniently scheduled in the evening (6.30 PM to 9.30 PM during Monday to Saturday) so that candidate can pursue this programme while working. Candidates are evaluated continuously through seminars, presentations, assignments, case submissions as well as mid-term and end-term examinations. Faculty for this programme is derived from amongst the best talent in the industry and academics with rich experience in the concerned subject and industry.

Team Work and Leadership

There is a strong emphasis on seeking solutions and working together as a group throughout the course. The aspect of leadership is ingrained in the very structure of the course. Participants are given group assignments and exposed to the challenges of teamwork. The aspect of time management is the key to the programme as it moulds to balance domestic requirements, job commitments and learning during the course. Successful time management and achieving the right ‘Work life balance’ is a key factor in achieving a sustainable competitive advantage in today’s world.

Course Structure
Semester ISemester II
  • 101- Fundamentals of Management & Organizational Behaviour
  • 102 - Management Accounting
  • 103- Managerial Economics
  • 104 -Statistical Methods & Research Methodology
  • 105 - Legal Aspects of Business
  • 106 - Business Communications
  • 201 -Marketing Management
  • 202 - Financial Management
  • 203 - Human Resource Management
  • 204 - Manufacturing & Operations Management
  • 205Management Information Systems
  • 206 -  Entrepreneurship Development
Semester IIISemester IV
  • 301 - Business Policy & Strategic Management
  • 302 - International Business Management
  • 303 - Functional Elective – I
  • 304 - Functional Elective – II
  • 305 - Functional Elective - III
  • 306 - CSR & Business Ethics
  • 307 - Dissertation (VIVA)
  • 401 - Management Control Systems
  • 402 - Business Environment & Managing for Excellence
  • 403 -Functional Elective – IV
  • 404 - Functional Elective – V
  • 405 - Functional Elective - VI
  • 406 - Case Writing & Development

Functional Electives :- 

Marketing (Group A)

Elective I (303-A) – Product & Services Marketing

Elective II (304-A) – Marketing Research & Consumer Behaviour

Elective III (305-A) – Sales & Distribution Management

Elective IV (403-A) – International Marketing

Elective V (404-A) –Digital Marketing & Customer Relationship Management

Elective VI (405-A) – Integrated Marketing Communication & Brand Management

Finance (Group B)

Elective I (303-B) – Financial Services

Elective II (304-B) – Company’s Act

Elective III (305-B) – Corporate Finance

Elective IV (403-B) – International Finance

Elective V (404-B) – Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

Elective VI (405-B) – Corporate Taxation

Human Resources Management (Group C)

Elective I (303-C) – Employee Engagement & Compensation Management

Elective II (304-C) – Competency Mapping & Career Development 

Elective III (305-C) – Industrial Relations & Labour Legislation

Elective IV (403-C) – Performance Management, Training & Development

Elective V (404-C) – Strategic Human Resources Management

Elective VI (405-C) – Organizational Development

Operations Management (Group D)

Paper I (303 D) - Operations Planning & Control

Paper II (304 D) - Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Paper III (305 D) - Quality and Technology Management

Paper IV (403 D) - Advanced Project Management

Paper V (404 D) - Strategic Manufacturing & Operations Management

Paper VI (405 D) - World Class Manufacturing

Systems Management (Group E)

Paper I (303 E) - Computing Environment and Technology

Paper II (304 E) - Business Applications of IT

Paper III (305 E) - HRM & infrastructure management for IT

Paper IV (403 E) - Strategic IT management and Trends in Information Technology

Paper V (404 E) - Software Engineering

Paper VI (405 E) - Information Systems Audit & Control

International Business Management (Group F)

Paper I (303 F) – International Business Environment & Global Competitiveness

Paper II (304 F) – International Marketing

Paper III (305 F) – International Finance

Paper IV (403 F) – International Regulatory Environment & Business Operations

Paper V (404 F) – International Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Paper VI (405 F) – International Diversity Management & Corporate Social Responsibility

(* The syllabus stated here are liked to be revising.)