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The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offers courses covering a broad range of subjects such as Economics, English, Finance, Languages (Arabic and Japanese), Linguistics, Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Sociology. It offers courses to all Integrated First Degree Programs and Higher Degree Programs of BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus. Please click on Bulletin 2020-2021 to be directed to course descriptions and links to syllabi LINK.

The courses are designed:

       To broaden the students’ horizons and shape their personality

       To make them aware of the important political, social, economic issues of the contemporary world

       To enhance the expertise and understanding of students in emerging areas of humanities and social sciences

       To enhance their ability to think critically, write clearly, and speak articulately

       To develop their entrepreneurial, managerial and marketing skills to perform better in the corporate world

       To increase their cultural, social, and ethical knowledge and skills to make them effective and influential members of a global society

  • First Degree Courses

    Core Courses

    BITS F112 Technical Report Writing 2 0 2

    Overview of communication, elements of effective writing, formal reports, types of reports, preparatory steps for writing reports, methods and sources of data, use of illustrations, oral presentation.


    MGTS F211 Principles of Management 3 0 3

    Fundamental concepts of management - planning; organizing; staffing; directing and controlling; production, financial, personnel, legal and marketing functions; accounting and budgeting, balance sheets.


    ECON F211 Principles of Economics 3 0 3

    Nature and scope of economic science, its relationship with other social sciences; quantification of economic variables, theories of consumer behaviour and of the firm: linear economic models; market structures; social accounting and basic elements of economic planning.



    Elective Courses


    BITS F432 Entrepreneurship 3 0 3

    The primary objective of the course is to provide understanding of micro and small and medium enterprises (SMEs); evolution, growth and structure of Indian Economy; identification of entrepreneurial opportunity; preparation of Business plan, funding the venture and strategies for creating growth opportunities. The course also aims at gaining insight into application of fundamental knowledge of Entrepreneurship Management through case studies, assignments and exercises.


    BITS F437 Technical Communication 3 0 3

    Overview of technical communication, verbal and non-verbal communication, elements of effective writing, technical report, technical proposal, research paper, dissertation, thesis, presentations and group discussions.


    ECON F212 Fundamentals of Finance and Accounts 3 0 3

    Introduction to basic accounting principles for measuring and communicating financial data, single and double entry, ledgers, journals, trading, profit and loss and appropriation accounts, trial balance and balance sheet; cash flow statements, risk-return trade off notions, security analysis, structure of capital market, primary and secondary market, introduction to financial system and its components, financial market reforms.


    ECON F241 Econometric Methods 3 0 3

    Business environment and economy, industrial policy, industrial licensing, role of industry in economic development, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, foreign trade and balance of payment, MRTP, FERA and FEMA Acts, business ethics and corporate governance, IPR, technology issues, liberalization, privatization and disinvestment, globalization, FDI, MNCs, international business environment.


    ECON F411 Project Appraisal 3 0 3

    Criteria for selection of a project; factor intensity; commercial profitability; national economic-profitability; limitations of market prices; estimation of shadow prices; linkup project appraisal to national objectives; McGaughey and Thorbeck approach; Little-Mirrlees method; UNIDO guidelines approach; limitations of the conventional project appraisal; towards a new framework for project appraisal.


    ECON F412 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management 3 0 3

    Introduction to investment and securities; profile of financial assets; new issue market or primary market, initial public offerings (IPO); secondary market; framework of risk & return; fundamental analysis- economy, industry; company analysis; stock evaluation models; multiple holding period and multiple growth rate; bond analysis and bond management strategies; technical analysis; efficient market theory; portfolio management; Markowitz model; Sharpe’s Single Index model; capital asset pricing model; financial derivatives-options & futures.


    FIN F242 Introduction to Financial Mathematics 3 0 3

    Basic financial calculations; financial securities, time value of money, Annuties and equation of values; discounting and accumulations, flat rate and APRs, Capital Budgeting Techniques and compound interest problems; NPV, IRR, payback period. Arbitrage, Forward contracts, and term structure of interest; rationale of arbitrage assumptions; forward contracts, calculating the forward price, hedging, fixed cash income, spot rate and forward rate, term structure of interest rate, yield curves, yield to maturity, interest rate risk calculation, Stochastic interest models and investments; simple stochastic interest rate models, fixed and varying interest model, log normal distribution, fixed interest government borrowings, government bonds, tax, government bills, convertibles, property, derivatives, future, clearing house, margin, bond futures, short interest futures, stock index futures etc.


    FIN F311 Derivatives & Risk Management 3 0 3

    Overview of Financial Markets. Introduction to derivatives. Definition of future, forward, option and swap. Difference between various players of derivative market, their motives and types of position they can hold. Mechanics of future, option & swap markets. Hedging strategies. Option Pricing and understanding of various factors affecting option price. Calculations of Greeks. Introduction to interest rates, yield, term structure and forward rates. Mechanics of Bond Market. Review of concept of compounding and time value of money. Difference between floating rate and fixed income bonds. Price quotes and accrued interest. Pricing of Bonds. Computation of yield. Bond Price volatility. Duration, Modified Duration and convexity. Factors affecting Bond Yields and the Term Structure. Concept of Risk. Perspective of Risk from view point of individuals, companies & financial institutions. Commercial Banks and risks faced by them. Different types of Insurance and risk faced insurance companies. Introduction to various risks: Market Risk, Credit Risk, Operational Risk, Liquidity risk & Model Risk. Concept of Value at Risk


    FIN F315 Financial Management 3 0 3

    Concepts and techniques of financial management decision; concepts in valuation - time value of money; valuation of a firm's stock, capital asset pricing model; investment in assets and required returns; risk analysis; financing and dividend policies, capital structure decision; working capital management, management of cash, management of accounts receivable; inventory management, short and intermediate term financing, long term financial tools of financial analysis, financial ratio analysis, funds analysis and financial forecasting, operating and financial leverages.


    GS F211 Modern Political Concepts 3 0 3

    Nature and scope of political science; emergence and basis of the state; rights and duties; forms of government; democracy, fascism, capitalism, socialism, anarchism, communism, Maoism, radicalism and Gandhism.


    GS F221 Business Communication 3 0 3

    Managerial communication – national and international contexts, Interpersonal Communication, persuasive communication, communication technology, effective listening group communication, professional presentation.


    GS F223 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 0 3

    Mass communication: an overview, history of media and media plan, cinema, radio, television, theatre, advertising, audience and media, public relations, writing for media, new information technology: software revolution, internet, social media, video conferencing.


    GS F231 Dynamics of Social Change 3 0 3

    Nature of society, social institutions; concept and nature of socio-cultural change, obstacles, rate and direction of change; factors of social change-ideological, economic, technological and political demographies; agencies of social change education, leadership, propaganda, legislative reforms; five-year plans and social change, peasant and land reform, bhoodan and gramdan; changing pattern of family, marriage, caste and religion.


    GS F232 Introductory Psychology 3 0 3

    The development of psychology as a science -- individual and the environment; nature; kinds and determinants of perceptions; response mechanism and kinds of responses, motivations, modifications of behaviour through learning, memory and transfer of training; thought processes, problem solving and creative thinking; nature and characteristics of psychological tests; nature and evaluation techniques of intelligence and personality.


    GS F233 Public Policy 3 0 3

    Public Policy-meaning nature and types; approaches and models of public policy; nature of public process-process in the executive; parliamentary processes; processes to manage the ruling party-government interfaces; strategic thinking on the process of policymaking, judicial policy making.


    GS F234 Development Economics 3 0 3

    Concept of development; statistical foundation of decisions; nutrition, disease and climate as influences on growth; critical importance of population; importance of agriculture, international trade and industry; cost- benefit analysis and planning process.


    GS F241 Creative Writing 2 1 3

    Principles of creative writing; stimulating creative activity; techniques of creating images; constructing events and creating characters, writing short stories, plays and poems, writing critical essays on works of art. The course will require from the student a comprehensive report on the techniques learnt and include samples of his creative writings.


    GS F242 Cultural Studies 3 0 3

    Introduction to Cultural studies, Importance of cultural studies, types of cultural studies, relation to Critical theory, relation to Literary Criticism. Introduction to theories such as Communication studies, Film studies, Feminist theory, Art history/Criticism, Societal impact, business relevance, introduction to myriad practices, institutions, beliefs and varied social structures within a given culture.


    GS F244 Reporting and Writing for Media 3 0 3

    Reporters and their functions; What makes news; Analysing the components; Getting the information and putting it together; Organizing a news story; Building colour into news stories; Fighting the formula story; Writing Leads; Message molecules (Vocabulary, grammar, Spelling), Human Interest and Depth Report; Finding and using news sources; Basics of ethics in Journalism.


    GS F245 Effective Public Speaking 2 1 3

    Principles of public speaking; importance of effective listening; use of body language; characteristics of voice; ways to control stage fright; measures to develop confidence; audience analysis; modes of delivery; organization of speech; speeches for special occasion: welcome, introduction, felicitation, farewell, valedictory, inaugural; impromptu and extemporaneous speeches; meetings, group discussions, professional presentations, interviews.

    (This course is extensively practice-oriented. Theoretical guidelines also will be given to the students for achieving effectiveness in public speaking. Students would be asked to prepare and deliver a number of talks and presentations. Comments and discussions will follow each presentation so as to provide the students opportunity to correct themselves. Group discussions and presentations will be recorded and projected for them to observe their organization, body language and understand the nuances of the characteristics of their voice. Evaluation components will be designed to assess the students’ ability to listen actively and speak effectively. The new language laboratory will be used to enable the students to listen to speeches by eminent leaders and renowned personalities who were/are able to attract the masses with their powerful speeches. The lab would also be used to conduct group discussions through computers).


    GS F311 Introduction to Conflict Management 3 0 3

    Characteristics and dynamics of conflict, reasons for conflict; the value of conflict in social change; the different approaches to addressing and managing conflict; Examining the history and impacts of a conflict; exploring stakeholder power and relationship; assessment of options to address conflict; tools for determining the best strategy; incentive sand methods in getting stakeholders to collaborate; active listening; skills in mediation and facilitation; roles of mediator and facilitator in conflict management; dealing with emotions and difficult situations; planning and preparing for negotiations; improving negotiation skills; joint problem solving approaches; building agreements; building conflict management mechanisms and consensus-building strategies.


    GS F322 Critical Analysis of Literature and Cinema 3 0 3

    Creativity and Aesthetics; An overview of Major Movements in Literature and Cinema; Interpretation of Selected Works; Cinema & Art; Understanding Drama: Theme, Character, Plot, form; Understanding Poetry: Diction, Imagery, Symbolism, Structure and Form, Personification, Apostrophe, Sound and Rhythm; Understanding fiction: Setting, Point of View, Plot and Character; Understanding Short Fiction: Meaning and message, Style and Coherence; Understanding Cinema: Plot; Character; Screenplay; Linguistic, Social, Musical codes; Cinematic Codes; Camera Work.


    GS F331 Techniques in Social Research 3 0 3

    Principles of social research, research process, stages of social research, choosing the research problem, objectivity and subjectivity in social research, ethics in social research, ethical codes of practice, confidentiality and anonymity, privacy, Effects of Value in social research, constructing social explanations, descriptive studies, explanatory studies, designing a social research proposal, quantitative research, survey, sampling, SPSS, various statistical tests, qualitative research, observation: participant and non-participant, issues in conducting qualitative research studies, case studies of socio-economic, political, health, gender and developmental issues, interview as social interaction, ethnographic research, field study, hypothesis testing, analysis of data, report preparation and documentation, factors limiting application of social research, evaluation research and development of social indicators.


    GS F332 Contemporary India 3 0 3

    Topics will include some or all of the following: economic process; contemporary Indian planning and industry; political processes; Contemporary Indian political scene and Indian administration: India and the contemporary world; social processes: contemporary Indian educational scene; religion and caste system; Indian science; Indian women; cultural processes; contemporary Indian art, music, dance, theatre, cinema and literature.


    HSS F222 Linguistics 3 0 3

    Linguistics as a field of study and its relationship with other disciplines; nature of language; its varieties and role in society; concepts of structure, system, unit and class; theories of linguistic analysis.


    HSS F227 Cross Cultural Skills 3 0 3

    Overview of Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace, Technology as cultural Power and Its Social Impact, Critical Issues and challenges in Intercultural Communication, Understanding interrelatedness among Religion, Family, Culture, Gender and Race.


    HSS F228 Phonetics and Spoken English 3 0 3

    Speech mechanism; the English phonemes; word accent; features of connected speech; phonetic transcriptions; varieties of spoken English; spoken English in India; problems of Indian speakers; oral reading of passages including conversation; speech training.


    HSS F232 Introduction to Development Studies 3 0 3

    History of development; meanings of development; Key development thinkers: Smith, Marx, Liszt, Keynes, Prebisch, Friedman; 20th century perspectives on development: dependency, modernization, human development, post- and antidevelopment theories; Models of development: ISI and neoliberalism; Themes in comparative international development: environment, health, gender, foreign aid, social and human rights.


    HSS F235 Introductory Philosophy 3 0 3

    An overview of some philosophical theories and issues both from India and the western world; nature and purpose of philosophy; theories of cosmology, metaphysics and epistemology; scepticism and its philosophical value; contemporary philosophy.


    HSS F236 Symbolic Logic 3 0 3

    A brief historical survey of the development of logic; nature and kinds of arguments; sentential connectives; symbolization of statements and arguments; truth tables, establishing validity of arguments by truth tables and different types of proofs, quantified statements; quantified arguments and their validity.


    HSS F266 Study Project 3

    These courses include projects which are oriented towards readings from published literature or books about new frontiers of development or analysis of available database. These courses are normally available to students in second or higher levels. These courses must coterminate with project reports.


    HSS F317 Introduction to Globalization 3 0 3

    Main themes and concepts: Globalization, Globalism, Localization, Glocalization; Dimensions of Globalization: Social, cultural, economic, political and ideological; Processes related to Globalization: Internationalization, Westernization, Americanization, Neo- Colonialization; Relationship with issues of environment, city, consumption, media, inequality; Development; Impact and consequences of Globalization in India; Challenges and future of Globalization: Anti-Americanization and Anti-Globalization Movements.


    HSS F323 Organizational Psychology 3 0 3

    Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Hawthorne Studies, Leadership-Theories, Motivation-Concepts, Personality & Values: Strengths & Weaknesses, Employee Issues: Recruitment, Training & Development, Organizational Change & Development- Psychosocial Aspects, Organizational Culture & Climate, Work-Family Balance, Stress and its Management,

    Positive Organizational Psychology.


    HSS F328 Human Resource Development 3 0 3

    The strategic role of human resources management; human resource development – concept, goal, mechanism, and design the system; manpower planning and policies; staffing process- recruitment & placement, job analysis, selection, managing employee separation, downsizing and outplacement; maintaining & developing people- training & development, developing managers, appraising performance, managing career, employee remuneration; governance- developing employee relations & communication, respective employee rights & managing discipline; trade union; managing safety & health.


    HSS F343 Professional Ethics 3 0 3

    Ethics, nature and purpose; ethical theories; ethics in business and management; ethics in engineering, global ethical issues.


    HSS F346 International Relations 3 0 3

    Rise of nationalism, World War I, Interregnum; World War II and after; bi-polar politics and detente; instruments for promotion of national interest; diplomacy; propaganda and political warfare; integration of Western Europe; West Asia and world politics; panchsheel and nonalignment; major national foreign policies--USA, USSR, UK and Pakistan; disarmament; UN and World peace.


    HSS F350 Human Rights: History, Theory & Practice 3 0 3

    The meaning and history of human rights; Human rights debates and controversies; Political, civil, social and economic rights; Culture and human rights; Themes - Democracy, dictatorship, and human rights; Science, technology, and human rights; Ethnicity; Gender; Children’s rights and others; Evaluating the progress made and challenges in practice of human rights.


    HSS F354 Introduction to Islamic Economy 3 0 3

    Islamic Finance and Islamic digital economy, Halal industries, Halal tourism, Islamic art and design, Islamic economy standards and certification, and Islamic information and education.


    HSS F364 Political Economy of Gulf Cooperation Council States 3 0 3

    Overview of Gulf History and Society: History in a nutshell; Religion, Language, Identity and Culture, Rentier State, Citizenship; Political and Social Change in the Gulf: Nationalism, Rule of Law and Political Liberalization, Gender and Participation; Media, Bureaucracy and Civil Society Groups; Economic Reforms and Governing Structure: State-Business Relations, Islamic Finance Development, Oil based Economy to Knowledge Economy, Resource Curse, Labour Market & Migration Policies; Internationalization of the Gulf: Security and Strategic Trends, Foreign Policy with International Reach, Environment, Energy, Maritime and Sustainable Policies, Challenges in transition.


    HSS F365 Science of Sustainable Happiness 3 0 3

    Introduction to Science of Happiness; What Determines Happiness; Happiness Model and Model of Sustainable Happiness; Power of Social Connection; Managing Stress, Hardship, and Trauma; Living in the Present, Committing to Your Goals; Compassion and Kindness; Cooperation and Reconciliation; Mindfulness; Gratitude; Mental Habits of Happiness; If You are Depressed; New Frontiers and Happiness “Fit”; Five Hows Behind Sustainable Happiness; Sustainability, Happiness and Education.


    HSS F372 Introduction to Social Psychology 3 0 3

    Interaction between human and social situation; social environment and people and vice versa; fundamental theories; concepts; research methods in social psychology; past and present research related to social psychology; application of social psychological concepts to understand real life situation; social perception, social cognition; group dynamics; aggression; application of social psychology in law, health, and organizational sector; impact of social networking on life.


    HSS N203T Basic Arabic 3 0 3

    Arabic of basic level, Recognition of Arabic alphabets with its different writing patterns, Phonetics and peculiar Arabic sounds, Familiarity with the basic vocabulary, Familiarity with profession specific words and phrases, Grammar, Sentence patterns and expressions for daily communication, Reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at initial level, Focus on modern standard Arabic and its comparison with colloquial and local dialect, exercises and practice.


    JAPN101T Beginning Japanese 3 0 3

    Hiragana Script, Katakana script, Pronunciation (Kana and Mora), vowels, accent, intonation. Self-introduction, Country, people and language; family names; department store; phones and letters, national holidays, food, family. Conversation practices, Introduction, visiting tourist destination, company interview, hobbies, asking direction, catching trains, changing taxi etc (Based on Audio-Visual videos)


  • Higher Degree Courses

    Core Courses

    MBA G501 Managerial Economics 3 0 3

    The firm and it’s environment, Introduction to basic principles & methodology, Revenue of the firm, Demand analysis & estimation, Economic forecasting; Production, cost and profit maximization, Production analysis, Cost of production, Profit analysis of the firm; Markets and behavior of the firm (Perfect competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic competition, oligopoly), Factor markets & profit maximizing employment of variable inputs, Games, information and strategy, pricing and profit analysis; Sectoral Economics.


    MBA G510 Human Resource Management 3 0 3

    Introduction to Human Resource Management, Employment Laws, The Manager's Role in Strategic Human Resource Management, Job Analysis, HR Metrics, Human Resource Planning and Recruiting, Testing and Selection, Interviewing Candidates, Training and Developing Employees, Performance Management & Appraisal, Talent Management, Strategic Pay Plans, Pay for Performance and Employees Relations; Employee Relations & Employees safety & health; Managing Global Human Resource & HR in Entrepreneurial Firms; Futuristic trends in HRM; HRM in Indian Context.


    MBA G543 Leading Modern Organizations 3 0 3

    Evolving role of management in organizations and functional areas, Importance of leadership in modern day organizations, Various models and theories of leadership, Understanding leadership from four perspectives : Self- assessment of Individual Leadership through models of personal growth and effectiveness; Team Leadership: importance of motivation, building trust, managing crisis and communicating effectively for creating high performing teams: Organizational Leadership: Inspiring innovation and change, enabling changes effectively, ethical leadership and; understanding the situational factors of effective leadership in the Global Context, Ethical Leadership.


    MBA G544 Organizational Theory & Behaviour 3 0 3

    Organizational Behaviour; Diversity in Organizations, Attitude and Job Satisfaction, Emotions and Moods, Personality & Values, Perception and individual Decision Making, Basic Motivation: Concepts & Applications, Foundations of group behavior & Understanding work teams, Organizational communication, Transactional analysis and Managerial Interpersonal Relations, Power and politics, Conflict management. Organizational Structure, Organizational Design, Organizational culture, Organizational change, Positive organizational behavior, Ethics in organization.


    MBA G545 Management Science 3 0 3

    Management Science Approach to Problem Solving, Model Formulation and Graphical Solution, Computer Solution and Sensitivity Analysis, Modelling and Applications, The Simplex Method, Transportation Problem and its variants; Assignment Problem and its variants, Integer Programming and its Location; Goal Programming (GP); Loading and Machine scheduling; Distribution Problems; Waiting Lines and Queuing Theory Models, Simulation Modeling; Applications in Workforce Planning, Marketing, Investment, Healthcare Systems, Education and other business cases and applications.


    MBA G546 Business Statistics 3 0 3

    Randomness and Probability; Random Variables and Probability Models; Theoretical Probability Distributions; Sampling and Sampling Distributions; Estimation; Testing of Hypothesis in Case of Large and Small Samples; Chi – Square Test; F – Distribution and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA); Regression Analysis; Time Series Analysis; Index Numbers, Business Case Problems and applications.


    MBA G547 Accounting for Managers 3 0 3

    Basics of accounting concepts and practices, collecting, recording and reporting accounting information: journal entries, ledger and trial balance, preparation of final accounts, financial statement analysis — ratio analysis, Indian Accounting Standards, taxation – direct, indirect and GST etc. and their implications on financial reporting, management accounting tools and techniques: introduction to cost concepts, understanding the nature and importance of various cost components, introduction to various control systems in an organization: preparation & analysis of budget as a tool for management control system, preparation of cost sheet and standard costing. Ethical Issues in Corporate governance.


    MBA G548 Strategic Marketing 3 0 3

    Viewing marketing as a value creation process, Using a framework to analyze market opportunities Analysis, Situational Analysis, Understanding the buying-decision process of consumers, Selecting the target market and positioning the product, Developing an integrated marketing program, Designing products and services that deliver meaningful customer value, Using the "augmented" product as an antidote to commoditization , Capturing created value for the firm, Shifting from cost-based to value-based pricing, Planning the budget and media mix for marketing communications, Designing and managing the distribution channel, Positioning the internet as an effective online sales tool, Redefining strategy for the digital world, Understanding how digital and social media marketing contribute to a sustainable business strategy, Creating a strategic marketing plan, Anticipating and adapting to change, Ethical issues in marketing.


    MBA G549 Introduction to Systems & Sustainability 3 0 3

    Introduction to system, Open and closed system, Socio-ecological system, Systems for Sustainability, Sustainable development – evolution, approaches, interpretations, Climate change – Law policy & opportunities, Business (corporate) sustainability, triple bottom line, CSR, Social Accounting, Social Investment, Impact Assessment, Sustainability and Profitability, Sustainable production and consumption, zero emission in industries, Sustainability benchmarking and indicators, Sustainability reporting.


    MBA G550 Critical and Design Thinking 3 0 3

    Learning about thinking, deductive, inductive and abductive thinking, Convergent and Divergent thinking, Lateral thinking, Adverbial thinking, Parallel thinking; Creativity and Innovation, Problem definition, Theory of Constraints, 5 Why’s method, Principles of Design Thinking, enabling design thinking in teams, application of design thinking; Systems principle, Holistic thinking, Learning Organization, Integrative thinking.


    MBA G557 Economic Environment of Business 3 0 3

    Introduction to Business Environment, Role of Government in policy formulation, Mercantile laws: Indian Contract Act 1872, Indian Sales of Goods Act 1930, Macro Economic Concepts: Consumption, Savings, Investment, Economic Growth, Industrial policy, Introduction to the financial markets, Money supply and Banking system, National Income, Implications of Fiscal policy and Monetary policy for Business.


    MBA G558 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 0 3

    Strategic importance of Operations, Forecasting, Product planning, Management of Quality, Statistical Process Control, Process Strategy, Layout planning, Production Scheduling, Inventory Management, MRP, Supply chain Management: An Overview, Supply chain strategy, Supply chain performance measurement, Distribution networks, Order management and customer service, Sales and Operations Planning, Transportation, Digital Supply chain, IoT and Blockchain, Sustainability in Supply chain, Ethical supply chain.


    MBA G559 Corporate Finance 3 0 3

    Basics of financial management, time value of money, valuation of securities, risk return and opportunity cost of capital, capital budgeting, WACC and company valuation, capital financing decisions – capital structure, working capital management, dividend decisions, Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions, Risk Management, International Financing. Ethical versus legal standards in finance, Limited Liability, its Effects and Legal Responses, Insider Dealing and Market Abuse, Regulatory Competition and Regulatory Arbitrage.


    MBA G560 Marketing Research & Metrics 3 0 3

    Elements of marketing research process viz. Problem Definition, Development of an approach to the Problem, Research Design formulation, Exploratory, Descriptive and experimental, Fieldwork & Data collection, Data preparation & Analysis, univariate, bivariate and multivariate statistical techniques, Report preparation and Presentation. Marketing metrics. Nonfinancial metrics: Brand awareness, Test drive, Churn, Customer satisfaction (CSAT) and Take rate; Financial metrics: Profit, Net present value (NPV), Internal rate of return (IRR), Payback, Customer lifetime value (CLTV), Cost per click (CPC), Transaction conversion rate (TCR), Return on ad dollars spent (ROA), Bounce Rate and Word of mouth (WOM).


    MBA G561 Business Analytics 3 0 3

    Decision Making using Business Analytics; Business Analytics in Practice; Advanced Data Visualization; Data Dashboards, Predictive and Prescriptive Spreadsheet Models; Cluster Analysis; Text Mining; Logistic Regression; k-Nearest Neighbors; Classification and Regression Trees; Building Good Spreadsheet Models: What-If Analysis; Auditing Spreadsheet Models; Risk Analysis; Simulation Modelling; Application of optimization models: Capital Budgeting; Bank Location; Product Design and Market Share Optimization; A Location Problem; Markowitz Portfolio Model; Forecasting Adoption of a New Product; Big Data: Statistical Inference and Practical Significance; Case Problems, Data Governance & Ethics.


    MBA G564 Decision Making 3 0 3

    Decision Analysis, Decisions under certainty and under uncertainty, Behavioral Decision Making, Framing of Decisions and Psychology of Choice, Common Errors, Paradoxes, Anomalies and Traps, Game theory- simple, two - player and bi- matrix games, Concepts of dominance, equilibrium and iterated dominance, Negotiation Analysis, Joint and Collaborative Decisions.


    MBA G565 Information & Knowledge Management Systems 3 0 3

    Information systems, organization and strategy; Ethical and social issues in information systems; IT infrastructure, emerging technologies, tools and portals for information and knowledge management; Creating, accumulating and applying knowledge in a learning organization; Building information systems in a learning organization; Information and knowledge management systems in digital economy; Managing projects; Future of information and knowledge management systems in the modern era of business.


    MBA G566 Strategic Management 3 0 3

    Overview of strategy, Crafting Strategy, company’s strategy and its business model; Environmental Scanning, General Environment, Task Environment, STEEP analysis, Industry analysis; Resource based view of firm, Core competence, Distinctive competence, Competitive Advantage, Sustainable competitive advantage, Value Chain analysis; Strategy Formulation; Corporate strategy, business strategy, functional strategy; Strategy Implementation; Strategy Evaluation; Advanced Topics of strategic management: Blue Ocean Strategy, Ethical Issues and conduct.


    MBA G567 Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3 0 3

    Technology & Innovation; Role of technology & entrepreneurship in addressing societal needs/problems, creation of economic activities and wealth; Understanding Technology innovation cycle; Timing factor; Technology-price relationship; Understanding of technology life cycle; Technology planning & Roadmap; Types of innovation; Disruptive innovation and innovation for base of the pyramid; Process and key elements of entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and feasibility analysis; Developing B-Plan; innovating Business Model, Legal Aspects and financing.


    MBA G568 International Business Strategy & Operations 3 0 3

    Introduction to International Business, International Market, Cultural environment, Legal, political, economic and monetary aspects facing IB, Governments influence on trade via policies and instruments, Trade theory, Global Trade Protection and the Institutional Background, Global foreign exchange markets, trading process and benefits to IB, Determination of exchange rates, forex arrangements, role of IMF, forecasting and IB benefits, IB Strategy for sustainable value creation and profitability, Multinational corporation, Types of global strategies: integration & responsiveness, Export and import strategies: global & Indian context, Export - Import Procedures, Country evaluation and selection, Marketing globally & use of digital technologies, Global supply chain management, theory of FDI, Multinational Finance function, India specific analysis: Export Incentives, assistance, ECGC, export finance, role of banks and other institutions, Emerging market enterprise strategies.


    Elective Courses

    Elective courses are offered under the following functional domains:


    1.     Operations and Decision Sciences

    a.      MBA G512 Manufacturing Strategy      4

    b.      MBA G514 Technology Management 3 0 3

    c.       MBA G522 Total Quality Management      4

    d.      MBA G523 Project Management      4

    e.      MBA G525 R & D Management 3 0 3

    f.        MBA G539 Six Sigma 3 1 4

    g.      MBA G577 Supply Chain Analytics 3 1 4

    h.      MBA G579 Management Practice      3

    i.        MBA G588 Services Management System 3 0 3


    2.     Information Systems Management

    a.      MBA G527 e-Business and Internet Marketing      4

    b.      MBA G528 Internet Security and Cyber-laws      4

    c.       MBA G579 Management Practice      3

    d.      MBA G581 Expert Systems      4

    e.      MBA G589 Enterprise Resource Planning 3 0 3

    f.        MBA G622 Software Project Management      4


    3.     Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management

    a.      MBA G535 Cross Cultural Management 3 0 3

    b.      MBA G553 Organizational Change & Development 3 0 3

    c.       MBA G554 Innovative Leadership 3 0 3

    d.      MBA G555 International Human Resource Management 3 0 3

    e.      MBA G556 Performance Management 3 0 3

    f.        MBA G579 Management Practice      3


    4.     Strategy & Entrepreneurship

    a.      BITS F468 New Venture Creation 3 0 3

    b.      MBA G578 Game Theory and Business Strategy 3 0 3

    c.       MBA G579 Management Practice      3

    d.      MBA G582 Creating and Leading Entrepreneurial Organization 3 0 3




    MBA G522 Total Quality Management 4

    TQM principles and practices; leadership; customer satisfaction; employee involvement; continuous process improvement; supplier partnership; performance measures; statistical process control; ISO 9000; benchmarking; quality function deployment; concurrent engineering; experimental design; Taguchi’s quality engineering; product liability.


    MBA G523 Project Management 4

    Concepts and techniques of project formulation, evaluation and implementation; Project planning and scheduling; Risk management; Time-cost trade off; Resource levelling and allocation; Project monitoring and control; Contract management.


    MBA G527 e-Business and Internet Marketing 4

    e-business evolution & opportunities; categories of e-business; e-business models; network infrastructure & web-based tools for e-business; e-business risks & risks management; network security and firewall; cryptography and authentication; billing/payment systems; regulatory environment of e-business; ERP/SCM/CRM and web-based marketing; business intelligence & intelligent systems; data warehousing and data mining; implementing e-business systems & change management. Case studies and projects in e-business areas; emerging e-business scenarios.


    MBA G582 Creating & Leading Entrepreneurial Organizations 3 0 3

    Fundamentals of entrepreneurship; elements of leadership; identifying business opportunities; market study and research; business plans; finance, issues in raising finance; venture capitalist evaluation of business plans, technical aspects for the


    MBA G589 Enterprise Resource Planning 3 0 3

    Introduction to ERP; Re-engineering and ERP systems; ERP planning, design, and implementation; ERP systems – sales and marketing; ERP systems – accounting and finance; ERP systems – production and materials management; ERP systems – human resources; Managing and ERP project; Supply chain management and e-Market place.


    MBA G579 Management Practice 3 0 3

    This course is intended to make student explore a business problem and offer insights for the solution using management frameworks, tools & methodology under the guidance of faculty member(s). This may include research work. The student will submit the report after completion.

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