The S P Jain Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time integrated program designed to meet the needs of working professionals who wish to pursue an MBA without interrupting their careers. The coursework is rigorous and demanding; the result is the transformation of promising managers into General Managers with a global perspective.
WHY SP JAIN's Executive MBA?
In the last seven years of our short but decorated fourteen-year-old history, we have been ranked by three of the world’s top four business school rankings – Forbes, Financial Times and the Economist. In each of these rankings, we are the youngest school featured – an accomplishment we attribute to our unique and innovative model of business education.
Our EMBA program, tailored for busy working professionals like you, makes use of a blended learning format (combining online lessons and face-to-face sessions on campus) that minimises your time away from work and family and, at the same time, helps you develop the skills needed to experience unmatched career growth.
The online lessons are delivered using SP Jain’s new Engaged Learning Online (ELO) technology. By simply logging in to the ELO platform, you get all the benefits of an on-campus education – you can interact with world-class faculty, share ideas with peers, collaborate on assignments, break out into teams to discuss and debate – all in real time and without any loss of engagement.
Program CURRICULUM & STRUCTURE
The objective of our EMBA program is to groom ‘General Managers’ capable of assuming different roles and achieving several organizational objectives. From our research of industry trends, we have identified important skills and competencies that General Managers must possess, and these form the key pillars of our program.
THE DNA OF A GENERAL MANAGER MUST INCLUDE SKILLS LIKE:
- Personal effectiveness
- The ability to leverage technology
- Critical thinking & problem solving
- Creativity & innovation
THE DNA OF A GENERAL MANAGER MUST INCLUDE COMPETENCIES LIKE:
- Understanding the global business environment
- Financial intelligence for growing stakeholder value
- Customer value management & expanding markets
- Leading teams and organisations
- Cost leadership and operations excellence
- Integrative intelligence for sustainability
To fulfill the requirements of the EMBA program, you must complete 36 credits.
Subjects taught in the program are divided into three phases: Essentials of Management, Practice of Management and Cross Functional Management.
- PHASE 1: Essentials of Management, usually conducted over 10 months, helps acquire core concepts of business and management.
- PHASE 2: Practice of Management, usually conducted over 6 months, will enable you to specialize in a particular functional area of management.
- PHASE 3: Cross Functional Management, which typically takes 2 months, is the final segment in which every subject is taught using a series of complex business simulations.
In the initial term of the program, students build on their experience and gain a solid foundation in business through core courses in general topics of management like Economics, Finance, Statistics and Marketing. These courses are common and are required for all students, irrespective of their areas of specialisation.
- General Management
APPLIED BUSINESS RESEARCH
A unique feature of the EMBA program is the Applied Business Research Project undertaken by students within the context of their own organisations.
The project is divided into two stages:
Design of a research proposal In this stage, students are required to conduct extensive secondary research. They are actively involved in literature review as well as collecting data from journals, white papers, news articles and websites. Students are required to build a business case, define a business problem/opportunity and arrive at clear research objectives to meet the business challenge. Research proposals are evaluated and approved by a panel comprising faculty and industry mentors, before progressing to stage two.
Undertaking research & making corporate recommendations Students commence this stage by refining their research proposal and undertaking primary research. Each student carries out in-depth analysis using various research tools and techniques to arrive at strategic recommendations with managerial implications.
On completing their research, students present their findings to their organisations, resulting in greater recognition and success.
Average faculty-student ratio: 8.15
Please note that this figure is drawn from the annual information provided to TEQSA on full-time and part-time student and teaching staff.