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MBA – UMG

MBA – UMG

MASTER’S PROGRAM IN URBAN MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE (MBA – UMG)
OFFERED BY XAVIER SCHOOL OF HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Eligibility

  1.  Candidates who have secured the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position (i.e., any of the top three ranks, at the College / Institute / University) in their undergraduate program can apply without any Admission Test score by filling the Online Application Form. A certificate from the Head of the Institution stating their rank/ position must be furnished to that effect when asked for.
  2. Candidates with a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University can apply with a valid Admission Test score.
  3. Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Planning, Geography (Hons.), and Economics (Hons.) with minimum 55% marks in aggregate AND candidates from other disciplines with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in their three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) program are also encouraged to apply.
 

All shortlisted candidates (for all categories mentioned in this section) will have to appear for a Writing Ability Test and/or Group Discussion and/or Personal Interview.

 

Final year degree students, who expect to complete their final examinations and other requirements for obtaining the degree by June 15, 2020, can also apply.

Admission Test

Applicants are required to take any one of the Admission Tests:
a) XAT to be conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, on January 05, 2020, or
b) CAT to be conducted by IIMs on November 24, 2019, or
c) NMAT by GMAC to be conducted during October – December 2019, or
d) GMAT taken in 2018 or 2019, or
e) X-GMT to be conducted by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar on January 25, 2020.

Applicants opting for XAT/CAT have to follow XAT/CAT advertisements respectively and apply in time. Registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT/NMAT is a prerequisite for applying to XUB, if not opting for X-GMT.

Xavier University Bhubaneswar Application

Applicants also have to fill up the online application form separately for XUB programme at: www.xub.edu.in Upon successfully filling the online application form and paying the relevant application fee, the applicant will be intimated by email about the acceptance of the form.

It may be noted that besides registering for XAT/CAT/GMAT/NMAT, one has to apply (online) separately to Xavier University, Bhubaneswar.

 

Selection Process

The Institute will decide the section-wise as well as overall cut-off marks which will be used for short-listing the candidates to be called for Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. WAT, GD & PI will be held in Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Candidates will have to meet their own travel expenses for appearing in the Interview session. The final selection will be made on the basis of the candidate's performance in the XAT/CAT/GMAT/X-GMT/NMAT/GATE/CEED/NATA as well as in the Writing Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview (which factors in the past academic record and relevant work experience).

Admission

The program will begin by the first week of September 2020 for the first year students. At this time the students will be given a Manual of Policies and Regulations which will be binding on them.

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All admission and program related queries may be addressed as follows:

Admission Related

Telephone: +91-674-2377 806 / 2377 878
Email: admission@xub.edu.in

MARUTI PRASAD NANDA

Contact: 7894-218-494

RASMI RANJAN NAYAK

Contact: 9861-514-977

Program Related

Telephone: +91-674-2377735, 8800527523, 8900363173, 8860436466
Email: xahs@xub.edu.in

ANWESHA PADHI
Contact: 9053-614-583

To know more about MBA-UMG program visit : https://xahs.xub.edu.in/programs/mba-umg/
PROGRAM DETAILS
TWO-YEAR FULL-TIME MASTER'S PROGRAM IN URBAN MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE (UMG)

The MBA-UMG is a new 2-year, full-time residential Program to prepare professionals with the knowledge and skills to develop and run sustainable and adaptive cities and city systems. It brings together the relevant knowledge, techniques and tools from the fields of Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Policy and Governance. The curriculum is designed to meet the specific management expertise required by agencies involved in the financing, development and management of cities, towns and rapidly urbanizing peripheries.

Eligibility:

Online applications can be submitted on the Xavier University website. The following categories of graduates are eligible for the

  1. Candidates who have secured the 1st, 2nd or 3rd position (i.e., any of the top three ranks) in their undergraduate program can apply directly without any Admission Test score by entering their rank information in the Xavier University Online Application Form. A certificate from the Head of the Institution stating their rank/ position must be furnished.
  2. Candidates with a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with at least 55% marks in aggregate from a recognized University can apply with a valid Admission Test score of GATE/CEED/NATA/XMAT/CAT/XAT/NMAT as stated in the instructions in the Xavier University Online Application Form.
  3. Candidates with Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Planning, Geography (Hons.), and Economics (Hons.) with minimum 55% marks in aggregate AND candidates from other disciplines with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in their three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) program are also encouraged to apply. Such candidates should write directly to xahs@xub.edu.in with their resume and Statement of Purpose (SOP).

(1) All shortlisted candidates (in all categories mentioned above) will have to appear for a Writing Ability Test and/or Personal Interview in one of the XUB Admission Centers.

(2) Final year degree students, who expect to complete their final examinations and other requirements for obtaining the degree by June 15, 2019, can also apply.

Degree: 

The Xavier University awards the MBA in Urban Management and Governance degree to students who successfully complete all curricular requirements equivalent to 111 credits, and fulfil other prescribed requirements of the MBA-UMG Program. The Degree is awarded to qualifying students in the Annual Convocation, usually in the month of March.

Students have the opportunity to specialize by selecting appropriate electives and completing a capstone project in any of the following areas:

  • Water and Waste Management
  • Urban Mobility
  • Housing Development and Financing
  • Economic Development & Livelihoods
 

 

MBA-UMG Curriculum Components

General Management for Urban Specialists Urban Development
  • Managerial Analysis & Design Thinking

  • Quantitative Techniques

  • Organizational Communication

  • Social Research Methods

  • Urban Economics

  • Macro-economic Analysis

  • Settlement Planning and Management Colloquium
  • Foundations of Sustainable Urbanization

  • Urban Policies and Institutions

  • Methods and Tools of Spatial Analysis

  • Economics of Spatial Planning

  • Land Management & Development Control

  • Urban Informal Sector

  • Urban Networks and Services

  • Participatory Planning

  • Infrastructure Planning & Management

  • Urban Environment and Management

  • Housing & Housing Finance

  • Financing Urban Infrastructure

  • Governance and Decentralization
Urban Management Functions Practicum & Internships
  • Accounting for Decision Making

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis

  • Financial Management for Cities

  • Logistics and Operations

  • Organization Behavior, Team Building and Leadership

  • Human Resource Management

  • Essentials of Marketing and Social Marketing

  • Urban Information Systems

  • Urban Project Financing and Management

  • Urban Strategy
  • Settlement Structure & Systems Studio

  • Urban Learning Experience & City Engagement

  • Summer Internship Program

  • Live Capstone Project