Executive Programs

"ONE-YEAR FULL-TIME MASTER’S PROGRAM FOR WORKING EXECUTIVES"

EXECUTIVE MBA-BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (FT)

This one-year full-time Executive MBA Program is specifically designed for working executives and practicing managers, who are aspiring to become business leaders of tomorrow. This Program provides an excellent opportunity for professionals, with the potential to assume senior management responsibilities, to pursue a Postgraduate Program in Management, without interrupting the current professional career. The participants shall be from various parts of the country and they shall share a spectacular diversity in their respective academic and industry background, which shall provide an exciting prospect for learning from one another, and to assimilate the theoretical concepts taught in the light of their collective experience.

The one-year full-time Program curriculum is structured similar to, and is as rigorous as, the regular two-year fulltime MBA Program. There will be four Terms spread over 12 months. Working professionals are encouraged to take one year leave /sabbatical / lien from their current organisations and return to the same organisation after completing the program and obtaining the Executive MBA Degree.

The Program is intended to develop among the participants a generalised perspective of integrated cross-functional responsibilities, and specialised technical and managerial skills. Such skills and expertise are necessary to assume middle and top management responsibilities. Academic inputs provided during the Program shall bring out the interrelationship among various functional areas as well as familiarise the participants in the techniques in functional areas including those in which the participant may have experience. The participants shall also get trained in technical and functional skills such as communication, accounting, finance, marketing, and operations and shall be helped to develop their analytical and integrative skills so that they can define complex problems with clarity and adopt a methodology best suited to deal with them.

The Institute encourages organizational/ institutional sponsorship for the participants to pursue this Program and appreciates a commitment from the organisation’s part to defray the expenses incurred by their executives on education and training. Full or partial sponsorship minimises the financial liability of the participant to pursue the Program.

ACADEMIC SYSTEM

Program Design: The Program consists of four Terms spread over a total duration of about one academic year (two Terms of core papers and two Terms of electives with dual specialisation). Each Term ordinarily consists of sixty days of classroom sessions. The choices of electives have to be indicated at the time of admission itself. One need to choose one set of electives for Term III as well as for Term IV (for Term III one has to choose either Accounting & Finance or Marketing as the area of specialisation, and for Term IV one has to choose either OM&DS or OB&HR as area of specialisation.)

The Program includes 15 core (compulsory) courses of either two or three credits each, and 22 elective courses of two or four credits (where 1 credit is equivalent to 10 contact hours) each. The entire Program includes 85 credits (850 contact hours). The 15 core courses are offered during the first two terms. The elective courses are offered in the third and fourth terms.

Each functional area offers a rich variety of elective courses every academic year. The set of electives get updated through regular revision of the curriculum taking into account recent developments in specific functional areas.

The faculty members’ primary role in the Program is to facilitate and guide the students to develop a clear understanding of the theories and practices of management and to help acquire skills and expertise necessary for a successful career in the corporate sector. The pedagogy varies from course to course depending upon the content of the course, the objectives of the course and the pedagogical style of the instructor. Apart from the regular classroom lecture sessions the teaching methodologies include case studies, group discussions, simulation games, role-playing, and laboratory exercises. Evaluation components include assignments (individual and group), term projects, quizzes, mid-term and end term tests. The term projects are generally focused on the respective organizations of the participants and enable them to appreciate the real-life significance of the concepts covered in the classrooms.

Degree: The Xavier University will award the Executive MBA degree to participants who successfully complete course work equivalent to 85 credits, and fulfil the academic requirements as listed in the Manual of Policies. The degree is awarded at the Annual Convocation, which is usually held during last week of March or first week of April, every year.

Placement Assistance: Placement shall solely be a student driven activity. The Career Advisory Services office shall only provide guidance and share relevant information for placement. No campus interviews will be organized.

Term-I (Core Courses)

  • Team Building & Leadership
  • Micro Economics for Managers
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Law
  • Enterprise Information & Digital Transformation
  • Managerial Communication

Term-II (Core Courses)

  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Management
  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Macro Economics and Policy

Term-III (Elective Courses) (A&F)

  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Investments
  • Corporate Accounting Practices in India
  • Risk Management
  • Valuation
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Options, Futures and Swap
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • International Finance
  • Infrastructure Finance & Risk Management

Elective Courses (Marketing)

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Sustainability Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Integrated marketing communication

Term-IV Elective Courses (OB & HR)

  • Industrial Relations
  • Employment Relations
  • Performance Mgmt
  • Learning & Development
  • Compensation Management
  • International HRM
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Managing Creativity
  • Dynamics of Personal Growth & Development
  • HRDI
  • Fundamentals of Labour Law

Elective Courses ( OM & DS)

  • Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Quantitative Methods for Business decisions
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategies for Manufacturing Services
  • Business Analytics & Simulation

Immersion course

  • Exploring Groups & Individuals
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Sustainability Marketing
  • International Finance
  • Business Analytics

EXECUTIVE MBA - BUSINESS ANALYTICS (FT)

In the modern era of exorbitantly soaring quantity of raw data as well as processed information, challenges faced by decision makers including management professionals primarily consist of visualizing, analyzing and opting for the best or nearly best decisions. The proposed One Year Full Time Executive MBA Program in Business Analytics is aforethought in dedicating its spectrum of work profiles in mainly pertaining training the managerial professionals to cope with the myriad of decision-making jobs involving chunks of data as well as dedicated to the evolving research avenues in data driven analytics.

This program is spanned over 1 year in 4 terms. In First two terms students will be provided mostly the building blocks of Business Analytics viz. Statistics, Mathematics and Optimization. In next two terms, they will be equipped with the advanced concepts as well as the latest tools and techniques of Machine Learning, AI and IoT with a blend of Big Data Technologies.

Program Objectives

• Preparing Leaders who can Create value from actionable insights mined from data

• This curriculum aims at imparting the young leaders a structured and analytical approach to problem-solving in management situations

Program Structure

This one-year full-time Executive MBA in Business Analytics program is specifically designed for working executives and practicing managers and is as rigorous as the two-year full-time MBA program. The program consists of 4 Terms, and the participants will be in the campus for about one academic year.

4 terms – 24 courses of 3 credits each and 10 credits of Project

Term-I

  • Financial Accounting & Reporting
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Operations Research
  • Algorithms and Data Structures

Term-II

  • Modelling in Excel
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Operations Management
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • Introduction to R/Python

Term-III

  • Time Series and Forecasting
  • Business Analytics using R/Python
  • Machine Learning
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Advanced Regression Models
  • Strategic Management
  • Communication for Analytics

Term IV

  • Text Mining and NLP
  • IoT for Business
  • Advance Optimization
  • Financial & Market Analytics
  • Analytics Strategy
  • Project

PG PROGRAM IN HRM FOR WORKING EXECUTIVE (ECHR)

The Xavier School of HRM (XAHR), XUB offers a Post Graduate Program in Human Resource Management for working executives. The duration of the Program is one year. On successful completion participants will be awarded a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Xavier University Bhubaneswar.

Program Objectives

• Preparing Leaders who can Create value from actionable insights mined from data

• This curriculum aims at imparting the young leaders a structured and analytical approach to problem-solving in management situations

Program Structure

This one-year full-time Executive MBA in Business Analytics program is specifically designed for working executives and practicing managers and is as rigorous as the two-year full-time MBA program. The program consists of 4 Terms, and the participants will be in the campus for about one academic year.

COURSES OFFERED

  • Introduction to HRM and Strategic HRM
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Basics of Labour Law and Applications
  • Individual Behaviour in Organizations
  • Group Dynamics and Team Building
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Learning and Development
  • Industrial and Employee Relations
  • Organizational Structure & Design
  • HR Analytics
  • HR Research Methods
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation and Reward management
  • Talent Management
  • Mentoring, Coaching and Counselling
  • HR Audit & Accounting
  • Organization Change & Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Value Proposition
  • Capstone Project