Overview

Gear up to shape businesses around the world with this unique blend of courses and a revolutionary curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A comprehensive management program designed for the leaders of tomorrow, the I-MBA program is spread across ten semesters over a period of five years.

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What You'll Learn

The curriculum of this program is uniquely designed with select courses in the domains of Science and Technology, Analytics, Humanities, Creativity, Communications, Digital competencies, and Business Management.

  • Business Management: Learn all about how an organisation functions, as you discover the key aspects of marketing, finance, human resources, operations, and supply chain.
  • Liberal Arts: It’s no secret that better efficiency and holistic development of an organisation are a result of a complete understanding of Humanities, Science & Technology, and Legal areas. This program helps you excel at all of them so that you’re able to communicate proficiently, and bring about the change in businesses as you intended to.
  • Analytics and Digital Competency: The IMBA program specifically focuses on teaching students the art of data driven decision making and digital competency. This allows them to manage any organisation in the modern business era.

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Program at a Glance

Unparalleled managerial capability. Competitive business acumen. Results that matter. Brace yourself to take the business world by storm right after you graduate.

4-Year Specializations

Business Methods

This is a generic stream that gives learners the academic skills and knowledge that aids in the development of a thorough foundation in areas like project management, international business, strategic management, business development, product management, intellectual property rights, procurement management, fixed income markets, and legal aspects of business.

Real Estate Management

This stream helps learners gain competencies for managing projects and functions in real-estate and urban infrastructure companies, for example - real estate investments, business and property law, architecture, and interior design.

Information Technology

This stream equips the learners with the technical know-how of data structures, software architecture, and engineering, cloud infrastructure development, cyber laws, and augmented and virtual reality.

5-Year Specializations

Business Analytics

In this stream, the students will learn the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analytics, fundamentals of blockchain, business forecasting models, and FinTech.

Marketing Analytics and Digital Strategies

With the help of marketing analytics, businesses can track, manage, and evaluate their advertising efforts to increase their efficiency and boost return on investment (ROI).

Infrastructure Management

In this stream, the learners will gain a thorough knowledge of the infrastructure ecosystem, and discover specifics about managing complex infrastructure projects.

Financial Strategies

This stream covers the fundamentals of financial management which helps learners develop financial intuition and empowers them to become professionals in investment banking, project appraisals, risk management, and allied areas.

People and Communication

This stream helps learners enhance and strengthen their skills to be effective and responsible leaders. The major thrust areas in this stream are leadership, talent acquisition & management, strategic performance & compensation management, learning & development, people analytics, and corporate communications.

Supply Chain Management

This stream offers comprehensive knowledge and skills in the areas of logistics management, advanced operations research, infrastructure contract management, advances in operations systems, supply chain management, and business forecasting models.

Management Consulting

This stream helps learners build a career as a corporate consultant in different domains such as investment banking, project appraisal, organisational development, analytics, strategic management, and supply chain.

Location

Pune Campus


Seamlessly blending with Baner’s elite, cutting-edge lifestyle, our Pune campus will leave you enchanted with its state-of-the-art learning and living facilities.

Courses

Exploration Stage I

During this phase, it is essential to foster student empowerment and establish student ownership. The role of the instructor is to facilitate discussion and promote participation by encouraging shared exploration and discovery.

The students will gain foundational knowledge and skills in mathematics, communication, data processing, sociology, fine arts, economy, and business management.

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  • Mathematical Foundations

    This course focuses on basic concepts in mathematics and statistics. It lays foundations for the subject Quantitative Techniques in which real time business applications of these mathematical concepts will be discussed.

  • Communicative English

    This course aims to enable the participants to expand their English vocabulary knowledge for a better understanding and use of the English language.

  • Data Processing

    The course objective is to provide the student with knowledge, skills on data processing using Microsoft Excel and Access.

  • Introduction to Sociology

    This course intends to introduce the students of diverse backgrounds to sociological ways of thinking.

  • Indian Economy

    This course demonstrates and develops the core insights into the functioning of the Indian economy in a new emerging global environment.

  • Computer Graphics

    The objective of the course is to develop students’ knowledge with respect to skills and techniques to basic graphic designs using photoshop and illustrator to enhance creativity.

  • Modern Indian Language

    The objective of the course is to allow students to pursue any one modern Indian language out of different courses from MOOCS portal (approved by programme office) in order to appreciate the culture of Indian business environments and apply knowledge of the language learnt in a professional set up.

  • Business Structures

    This course develops student understanding of different structures of business and underlying processes in the formation and working of business organisations.

  • Life Sciences

    The objective of the course is to expose students to diversity amongst life forms.

  • Performing Arts-I

    Students will be exposed to various activities to enable them to express their thoughts and feelings.

Exploration Stage II

During this stage, students are exposed to the fundamental components of management and learn the abilities required to collaborate successfully to engage in group work. They cultivate their passions and start relating them to bigger societal challenges.

They will also be equipped with knowledge and skills in statistics, principles of management, web-based development, business communication, accounting, psychology, and foreign language, along with exposure to a mini project to gain practical knowledge.

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  • Business Statistics

    This course is an introduction to statistical concepts which are used in understanding various facets of business data.

  • Environmental Studies

    The course covers the process of environmental impact assessment and design and delivery of self-sustained processes in handling business as a means of facilitating the contribution to achieve the goal of sustainable development.

  • Principles of Management

    The Principles of Management Course aims to introduce the participants to fundamentals of management and to impart in the participants key concepts, principles and historical evolution of management thought.

  • Web Based Development:

    The objectives of the course are to prepare students to develop web site projects right from writing various scripting code in HTML, to hosting it on a web server.

  • Business Communication

    This course provides the participants with an understanding of the concept, process, types, barriers and principles of effective business communication.

  • Accounting

    This course develops student understanding of financial accounting and cost accounting concepts along with transaction recording and preparation of financial statements.

  • Introduction to Psychology

    It provides a foundation for the students to be able to analyse human behaviour from a psychological perspective.

  • Foreign Language-I

    This course will enable the students to have a basic understanding of a Foreign Language of their choice. This will help in understanding different cultures and also make a mark when interacting with foreign clients.

  • Mini Project-I

    The objective of the mini project seminar is to develop a broad understanding of the classroom concepts, to provide students opportunity for experiential learning and to analyse business situations and provide solutions.

Ideation Stage I

The primary goal of the Ideation stage is to develop solutions using creativity and innovation while developing the necessary domain knowledge. In this stage, the instructor will stimulate student’s interest and promote group engagement by integrating active learning approaches. The students learn to solve the problem, find fresh perspectives on it and come up with creative solutions.

In this semester the students are exposed to varied aspects of business management namely creative writing, design, microeconomics, marketing, finance, computer programming, database management, self-development and are also involved in community services.

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  • English Literature

    This beginner level course is designed with the aim to help participants, who may not be familiar with the different genres of literature and may not have the necessary skills to understand and critically appreciate the major genres such as short story, novel, poetry and drama. This develops an understanding of different cultures which enables holistic development.

  • Creative Writing

    The objective of the course is to allow students to pursue courses on creativity including public speaking, presentations, advertisements, marketing documents, reports and proposals.

  • Creative Design and Visual Analysis

    This interdisciplinary course brings forth design awareness regarding consumer products and visual communication.

  • Microeconomics

    This course develops student understanding of the importance of the laws of demand and supply, competition and other firm behaviour from the perspective of managerial decision making.

  • Marketing Management

    This course develops student understanding of the fundamentals of the concepts of marketing a product or service and the role of marketing in business.

  • Financial Management

    Students are familiarised with the principles and techniques of financial decision making and trained to analyse, evaluate and develop analytical abilities not only for managing finances of an organisation but also personal finances.

  • Computer Programming

    This course covers the concepts of structured programming using the C programming language.

  • Relational Database Management Systems

    The course equips the students to work with databases for various business applications.

  • Community Services

    The course on Community Service shall provide students with opportunities to interact with and serve individuals, families, or community through community service while being aligned with the chosen non-profit agency/non-governmental organisation.

  • Self-Development

    This course aims to help students to improve their talents, explore potential, and build a strong foundation for employability and better career management.

Ideation Stage II

The primary goal of the Ideation stage is to develop solutions using creativity and innovation. In this stage, the instructor will stimulate student’s interest and promote group engagement by integrating active learning approaches. The students learn to solve the problem, find fresh perspectives on it and come up with creative solutions.

In this semester the students are sensitised to different aspects related to management and arts namely organisational behaviour, consumer behaviour, operations management, yoga, macroeconomics, physical sciences, performance arts, and min-project.

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  • Consumer Behaviour

    An efficient managerial decision-making needs detailed understanding of individuals, groups, or organisations and all the activities associated with the purchase, use and disposal of goods and services.

  • Organisational Behaviour

    The students are exposed to the conceptual foundations, historical evolution, challenges of an organisation and the roles, functions and skills of managers.

  • Operations Management

    An organisation needs to administer business practices to create the highest level of efficiency. This course familiarises the students with various business processes which aid in improving efficiency and quality.

  • Information and Communications Technology

    A technical and fundamental knowledge of hardware, software, network, internet, cyber security and web technologies along with hands-on creating and developing the systems and models are taught in this course.

  • Yoga

    This course gives information about different yoga asanas. Yoga is believed to help in managing stress and improve thinking ability along with many other benefits.

  • Macroeconomics

    This course focuses on the performance of economies, inflation, interest and foreign exchange rates, balance of payments.

  • Physical Sciences

    This interdisciplinary course involves an overview of the branches of science that involve the application of physics and chemistry.

  • Mini Project – II

    The objective of the mini project seminar is to develop a broad understanding of the classroom concepts, to provide students opportunity for experiential learning and to analyse business situations and provide solutions.

  • Performing Arts-II

    Students will be exposed to various activities to enable them to express their thoughts and feelings.

Incubation Stage I

In this stage, the students acquire cognitive knowledge, and retrospect their previous learning experiences to foster creative problem solving.

The students gain deeper understanding in the following areas - communication, legal aspects of business, financial institutions, human resource management, foreign language, entrepreneurship, cinema and professional ethics.

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  • Written Analysis and Communication

    This is a skill-based course that exposes the participants to a variety of managerial situations. It focuses on developing logical thinking, and communication skills in writing.

  • Legal Aspects of Business – I

    The course deals with the legal aspect of business and essential requirements for its formation and execution.

  • Financial Institutions and Markets

    This course provides introduction to the Indian financial system, markets and evaluation of the institutions, instruments and participants involved in the industry.

  • Human Resource Management

    Human Resource Management is a key foundation to understanding the people resources of an organisation while appreciating the critical need for following the organisational systems created for retaining and engaging a high performing workforce for the organisation as well as the equity and fairness in dealing with them.

  • Foreign Language-II

    This course will enable the students to have a basic understanding of a Foreign Language of their choice. This will help in understanding different cultures and also make a mark when interacting with foreign clients. The student can choose to pursue an advanced course of Foreign Language-I or may take up any other language.

  • Entrepreneurship

    The course is designed to introduce participants to the principles of entrepreneurship and the processes involved in setting up and operating a new enterprise.

  • Critique of Cinema

    This course attempts to explore film cultures of the world that far exceed the popular representation of just one kind of cinema. This activity broadens thinking perspectives and opens the mind to different layers of a thought process.

  • Professional Ethics

    An understanding of ethical principles and reasoning is necessary for every profession in their respective fields. This course enables a management student to do a critical scrutiny of their profession from a moral and ethical standpoint.

  • Public Speaking

    The objective of the course is to introduce students to fundamental principles and skill of public speaking.

Incubation Stage II

In this stage, the students acquire cognitive knowledge, and will get a platform to integrate previous learning experiences. This will foster creative problem solving with a focus on different business sectors.

Additionally, the students will apply the classroom learning in the organisation through internship.

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  • Sector Studies

    This course will give budding managers a sound understanding of some of the major sectors like Manufacturing, Banking & Financial Services, Real Estate, Construction, Hospitality, Health Care, IT and ITES. They may choose any three.

  • Engineering Sciences

    The main purpose of this course is to provide the student with application of mechanics of particles and rigid bodies, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism. This course will enable students to have the basic ideas that are necessary for a manager to understand the functioning of technology driven sectors like manufacturing, automobile, etc.

  • Internship I

    The students will be working with business organisations to apply their classroom learning in real business scenarios.

Illumination Stage I

In this stage, the students would be able to gain insights and probable solutions to the complex business problems. The students have the freedom to specialise in one of the three verticals namely - business methods, real estate management, and information technology.

Note:

* These courses are mandatory for students who wish to specialise in Information Technology

** These courses are mandatory for students who wish to specialise in Real Estate Management

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  • International Business Management

    The objective of this course is to enable students to analyse and understand the opportunities and challenges that companies face when expanding their activities internationally and when dealing with international competitors in their home markets.

  • Technology and Society*

    The course introduces the interdisciplinary field of Technology and Society to the students. The interface between science, technology and society will be looked into from a range of theoretical perspectives such as social shaping of technology, social constructionist and actor network theoretical perspectives.

  • Real Estate and Urban Infrastructure Principles**

    The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the real estate sector as well as understand and analyse various principles of the real estate field.

  • Operations Research

    The course equips the students with operations research concepts which are aimed at optimal utilisation of the organisational resources.

  • Advanced Spreadsheet Modelling and Data Visualisation

    This course provides expertise in Advanced Excel, Power BI and Tableau, covering concepts and tutorials.

  • Introduction to Critical Thinking and Logic

    This course helps students to understand and acquaint themselves with logical structures of the primary classes of arguments used in the everyday contexts of life.

  • Data Structures*

    This course develops student understanding on the concepts of data structures and algorithm design methods and its impact on the performance of computer programs.

  • Essentials of Architecture and Interior Design**

    The course will introduce the students to architectural and interior design concepts for various types of real estates.

  • Strategic Management

    The course prepares the student to remember and understand the fundamental terms and concepts of Strategic Management. Further the student should be able to apply these concepts in the companies and organisations while assuming leadership roles as per the industry expectations.

  • Marketing Research

    This course develops student understanding of how the Marketing Research process is to be carried out. It will also cover data sources, scales, questionnaire design, sampling, survey method, data analysis & interpretation and preparation of report and some applications.

  • Software Architecture and Engineering

    This course develops students’ basic knowledge from the area of software architecture. Students should be familiar with the main concepts/definitions and have basic skills in designing and analysing software architectures.

  • Self-development and Managerial Skills

    The aim of the course is to provide an essential foundation to hone the skills and behaviours required for becoming an outstanding manager in all organisations.

  • Social Immersion Program

    The objective of the course is to provide students with opportunities to research about identified social problems, to help them understand and appreciate underlying causes of identified research problems and to develop feasible solutions with measurable positive social impact.

  • Project Seminar

    The objective of the project seminar is to develop a broad understanding of the classroom concepts, to provide students opportunity for experiential learning and to analyse business situations and provide solutions.

Illumination Stage II

In this stage, the students would be able to provide insights and probable solutions to the complex business problems. The students have the freedom to specialise in one of the three verticals: business methods, real estate management, and information technology.

Note:

* These courses are mandatory for students who wish to specialise in Information Technology

** These courses are mandatory for students who wish to specialise in Real Estate Management

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  • Project Management

    This course teaches the fundamental aspects associated with project management. It addresses the theory and practices involved in project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & control and closure. It also provides exposure to project planning using Microsoft Project software.

  • Business Development

    This course introduces participants with the concept of business development and techniques and processes of identifying new businesses. It helps the participants understand how business development efforts of an organisation relate to its business environment.

  • Product Management

    This course develops student understanding of the macro-perspective and the concepts of product management.

  • Cloud Infrastructure Development*

    This course develops student understanding on cloud computing and enabling technologies in the present day’s business system. This course will help students to learn and describe different service delivery models in cloud computing, virtualization, cloud infrastructure management and security.

  • Real Estate Development and Practices**

    To familiarise students with basic development concepts governing real estate development projects, covering aspects from concept, sanctions, project mix decisions and sale.

  • Intellectual Property Rights

    This course introduces to students basic content and structure of IPR and acquaints with various forms of IPRs.

  • Cyber Laws*

    This course introduces to students basic content and structure of cyber Laws and acquaints with various forms of cyber laws.

  • Business and Property Law**

    The course deals with the legal aspects of property law such as the law of transfer of property, law of mortgage and other relevant laws.

  • Procurement Management

    This course develops students' understanding of the processes that organisations use to plan, organise, and control the tangible components and services in their manufacturing process or in project execution.

  • Fixed Income Markets

    This course develops student understanding of the relevant knowledge of fixed income instruments and interest rate models.

  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality*

    The course aim is to offer students a broad and comprehensive understanding of this rapidly evolving and commercially viable field of augmented reality, virtual reality, as well as to prepare them to work on highly integrative immersive applications, immersive social platforms, cross-disciplinary academic research projects, and cutting-edge medical, construction, real-estate, industrial, and manufacturing R&D.

  • Real Estate Investments**

    This course develops student understanding of real estate investment regulators in the Indian market.

  • Digital Business Transformations

    The traditional business strategies are evolving with the advent of digital revolution. The power of data driven decision making and planning strategies based on the modern information technology tools are changing the ways of business operations.

  • Legal Aspects of Business – II

    The Course deals with the legal aspect of business and essential requirements for its formation and execution. It specifies the procedure for registration of Intellectual property rights and provision in case of its Infringement.

  • Immersion Programme (Literature & Beyond)

    This immersion programme attempts to give students a basic understanding of literature and other cultural works, as well as linguistics, and creative writing.

  • Honours Project

    This course develops a broad understanding of the classroom concepts and provides students opportunity for experiential learning.

Realisation Stage I

In the realisation stage, the students have the freedom to choose from seven specialisations namely - business analytics, marketing analytics & digital strategies, infrastructure management, financial strategies, people & communications, supply chain management, and management consulting. The students are encouraged to select a stream of their specialisation and get exposure to advanced knowledge related to it.

Ten electives in total must be taken across Semester IX & X. To graduate with a specific specialisation, students need to take at least six electives from the corresponding elective basket. Alongside, they get an opportunity to learn and apply their skills and knowledge in immersion programmes, internship, and project work.

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  • Business Immersion Program

    The course on Business Immersion shall act as an extension to students' understanding of entrepreneurship and business sense.

  • Project Seminar

    The objective of the project seminar is to develop a broad understanding of the classroom concepts, to provide students opportunity for experiential learning and to analyse business situations and provide solutions.

  • Internship II

    The main purpose of this course is to train students in specific domains of management such as finance, human resources, marketing, operations etc. The training being on the job, students are also expected to perform certain regular duties as may be felt fit by the respective organisation.

  • Elective courses

    Students have to choose six elective courses from the following specialisations - Management Consulting, Business Analytics, People and Communications, Marketing Analytics and Digital Strategies, Financial Strategies, Supply Chain Management, and Infrastructure Management.

Realisation Stage II

The realisation stage helps the students to launch their career in seven domain specialisations namely - business analytics, marketing analytics & digital strategies, infrastructure management, financial strategies, people & communications, supply chain management, and management consulting.

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  • Project

    This course develops a broad understanding of the classroom concepts and provides students opportunity for experiential learning. Further, this course will help students to analyse business situations and provide solutions.

  • Elective courses

    Students have to choose four elective courses from the following specialisations - Management Consulting, Business Analytics, People and Communications, Marketing Analytics and Digital Strategies, Financial Strategies, Supply Chain Management, and Infrastructure Management.

An enriching environment

Class Profile

Join a diverse community of learners who have passed their Class XII Board exams,
and are ready to transform the business world with their ideas and hard work.

  • 19+

    Average age

  • 10

    Average Courses Each Semester

  • 21

    Average Credits Per Semester

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Our leader

Dr. Dipayan Roy
Program Director, IMBA

With a doctorate in Financial Economics from IIM, Indore, and a Master’s degree in Computational Finance from Institute of Mathematics and Applications, Bhubaneswar, Dipayan has over eight years of academic experience, and is passionate about imparting quality education.

Prior to joining NICMAR, he was associated with the Symbiosis International University. He has published several research papers in various journals of repute, and has received many awards for his research work at various academic conferences. He has successfully undertaken multiple consultancy projects related to feasibility assessment studies.

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Admission Requirements

  • The program is for students who have passed Standard XII/HSC or equivalent examination with a minimum percentage of 60% in standard X/ SSC and standard XII/ HSC or equivalent examinations (55% for the candidates from SC/ST/OBC/PwD category).
  • Admission criteria for IMBA includes a performance in Written Test (CUET UG/ AIMA UGAT/ NICMAR UG NCAT), Personal Interview and Academic Performance in Class XII and Class X.

Your trajectory

Career opportunities

As an MBA graduate from NICMAR Business School, you can pursue the following careers:

Category Career
Business Analytics - Data Engineer
- Big Data Analyst
- Business Intelligence Expert
- Risk Management Executive
- Management Consultant
Marketing Analytics and Digital Strategies - Brand Manager
- Digital Marketing Expert
- Sales Manager
- Advertising Professional
- Management Consultant
Infrastructure Management - Project Manager
- Planning & Design Professional
- Contracts Manager
- Infrastructure Financing Professional
- Management Consultant
People and Communication - HR Manager
- Corporate Communications Manager
- Public Relations Expert
- Training & Development Professional
- Management Consultant
Financial Strategies - Equity Analyst
- Investment Banker
- FinTech Expert
- Corporate Finance Professional
- Management Consultant
Supply Chain Management - Logistics Analyst
- Procurement and Purchasing Manager
- OpTech expert
- Distribution Manager
- Management Consultant

FAQs

  • How are the placement prospects of the IMBA program?

    They’ve been record breaking! We’re proud of the industry connections that we’ve built and nurtured over the last 30 years, which has allowed us to invite only the best and most sought-after recruiters for our students. In fact, every year, we are visited by over 200 companies for on-campus placements.

    That said, even though IMBA is our freshest program, you can rest assured that you will be given top-notch placement assistance during the course of your final year and interim internships.

  • What kind of financial aid can you help with?

    We’ve tied up with India’s leading banks and financial institutions for you to get education loans with utmost ease. These institutions include HDFC Credila, ICICI Bank, Saraswat Co-op Bank, Bank of Baroda, Credenc, Union Bank of India, Avanse and many others. For more information on education loans, click here.

  • Is an internship a part of this program? What kind of support can I expect?

    Of course! The IMBA program offers internships at the end of Sem VI (year 3) and Sem VIII (between year 4 and 5), and you’ll be offered all the internship assistance you need for it. What’s more, the internships offered at the end of Sem VIII may also result in a PPO (Pre-placement Offer).

  • Is there any compulsory subject I need to take in Class XII to be eligible for IMBA?

    Absolutely not! Students from any stream and with any choice of subjects can apply for IMBA. The program’s courses are taught from the foundation level and from the perspective of a managerial requirement. So, as long as you have passed Class XII, you’re good to go.

  • Is there any restriction on the number of subjects studied in Class XII for students from boards other than CBSE or state boards?

    No, students from all boards are eligible to apply to the IMBA program, irrespective of the number of subjects opted for in Class XII.

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