In a first of its kind initiative among country’s premier B- schools, the Indian Institute of Management- Kozhikode (IIM-K) will start a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in Liberal Studies from the next academic year.
Announcing the launch of MBA in Liberal Studies, Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM- K said that while management education draws heavily from scientific methods of fact-finding in controlled environments, the scientific method of teaching and learning alone is not sufficient for preparing future managers.
“This specialised programme is being introduced to prepare future managers by enabling them to acquire not only intelligence quotient, emotional quotient, cultural quotient but also the often overlooked, creative quotient,” he added.
IIM-K authorities said that currently, a large number of Liberal Arts and Social Science students are not part of the managerial workforce and the new initiative aims to train these untapped assets into a skilled workforce of unlimited value.
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Students will be selected through a specialized admission test and personal interviews.
Aspirants with an undergraduate degree will be eligible to apply; however, their knowledge in Humanities and Social Science will be the determining factor.
Companies related to media, entertainment, advertisements, private academic institutions, and Non-Governmental Organisations shall be invited for in-campus recruitment for this programme.
IIM-K has also announced the launch of a new Master of Science in Finance (MSF) programme aimed to cater to the banking and financial services sector for candidates with specialist skills and expertise in finance.
This two-year full-time programme is designed to meet the significant transformation in the financial services brought out by technology and big data.
The MSF programme is a specialised professional qualification with exclusive focus on financial theory and application compared to traditional MBA, which provides broad foundation of management topics, with an option of specialisation in finance. The online link for applying for this programme is now live on iimk.ac.in.
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