MBA (Full Time): International Business

Nirma University Institute of Management
In Ahmedabad

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Typology Master
Methodology Inhouse
Location Ahmedabad
Duration 2 Years
  • Master
  • Inhouse
  • Ahmedabad
  • Duration:
    2 Years

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota, 382481, Gujarat, India
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Starts On request
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Post : Chandlodia, Via : Gota, 382481, Gujarat, India
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

A three-year bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised university with atleast 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA. Students appearing in the final examination of a bachelor’s degree can also apply.

Course programme

The programme follows a trimester system. The first year consists of compulsory foundation courses. The second year consists of a few compulsory courses and several elective courses. The summer project is scheduled at the end of the first year. The programme offers major and minor specializations in the second year. The important themes running across courses are: Internationalism, Ethics and Information Technology. The Programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The MBA degree of the University is recognized as equivalent to MBA degree of any other Indian University.


The courses are delivered through a slew of modern teaching techniques such as case Study Method, Lecture Method, Seminars, Field Visits, Group Projects, Role-Playing, Experiential Learning and Simulated Exercises to give the students an opportunity to learn by doing. The actual mix varies with the nature of a course. This requires students to play an active role in the class sessions.

The curriculum is innovative and is continuously updated to integrate changes that are taking place in the business environment. The curriculum consists of compulsory and elective courses.

Core Courses (Compulsory Courses):

Core courses are the foundation courses of management education. They are compulsory for all students and mostly they are offered in the first year. Some courses provide perspective on management, while other courses focus on functional knowledge. Some courses, on the other hand, are related to self-development and skill building. A few core courses are offered in the second year also.

Elective Courses:

Elective courses are offered in the second year of the programme. Students are required to opt for twelve elective courses (36 credit hours).

Field Courses:

There are two field courses: Managing Social Project and Capstone Project. The former is scheduled in the first year, while the latter is slated in the second year.

Audit Courses:

An audit course is not meant for earning academic credit. A student audits a course as a matter of personal interest and knowledge enhancement. Audit students are not entitled for assessment. An audit course by a student has to be approved by the Chairperson, MBA (FT).

Additional Credit Courses:

A student s required to take 102 credit hours of courses to be eligible for the award of the degree. However, a student is allowed to take additional elective courses.

Summer Project/Internship:

At the end of the third term, all students are required to do summer project/internship of 8-10 weeks with an industrial, business or service organisation. The conditions of successfully completing the programme are not deemed to have been satisfied unless a student does summer project/internship. The project is intended to give the students an opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and skills, to appreciate the practical problems of management, and to begin planning their career in light of the practical experience gained during the period.


A student will be allowed to take duel specialization viz: Major and Minor specialization. The student is required to take certain number of credit hours of courses from the area of specialization to be eligible for major specialization. Similarly, a student is required to take certain number of credit hours of courses from particular area of specialization to be eligible for minor specialization. While opting major & minor specialization, the course should be mutually exclusive for meeting the credit requirements.

-Curriculum Architecture

1st year structure (Compulsory Courses):

Term I:

Computer Skills for Management
Managerial Accounting I
Managerial Economics
Managerial Oral Communication
Marketing Management I
Organizational Behaviour I
Quantitative Techniques in Mgmt. I

Term II:

Analysis of Cases and Written Comm.
Financial Management I
Macro Economics
Managerial Accounting II
Managing Social Projects
Marketing Management II
Operations Management I
Quantitative Techniques in Mgmt. II

Term III:

Analysis of Cases and Written Comm.
Financial Management II
Human Resource Management
Management Information Systems
Managing Social Projects
Marketing Research
Organizational Behaviour II
Operations Management II
Strategic Management I

2nd year structure (Compulsory Courses) :

Strategic Management - II
Business Laws

Non-Specialization Elective Courses:

-General Management :

Management Consulting
Business Ethics & Corp. Governance
Environmental Management
Multivariate Data Analysis
Business History

-Organisational Behaviour:

People Management and Leadership
Negotiation Skills
Personality Development and Business Etiquette
Coaching and Counselling
Mgmt. of Co-operation and Conflict
Personal Growth Laboratory
Transactional Analysis


Economic and Business Forecasting
Contemporary Issues in Economics
Information Economics

-Family Business and Entrepreneurship:

Creativity and Innovation for Entrepreneurs
Managing A Growing Organisation
New Venture Creation
Social Entrepreneurship
Case Studies of Entrepreneurs

-Specialisation in International Business :

Export- Import Management
Export- Import Policy, Procedures and Documentation
International Business
International Business Laws
International Market Research
International Organisations, Regional Blocks, and WTO
International Technology Transfer /Multinational Corporations
International Trade
Global Management

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