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The PSB MBA

The PSB MBA is a two-year, full time, residential programme designed to help graduates and professionals imbibe a holistic approach towards solving business and management problems.

The programme participants are trained to develop analytical and creative thinking abilities and build leadership skills for managing and leading in a dynamic and innovative global environment.

60

SEATS

2-YEAR

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

5

SPECIALIZATIONS

The PSB Advantage

The structure of the PSB MBA primarily aims at providing individuals with ample opportunities to learn time tested management principles as well as current best practices.

It also provides an exposure to evolve next generation practices through active interaction with industry on a continuous basis.

The structure of the MBA programme is blended with core courses and elective courses spread over four semesters in two years.

The first two semesters comprise of common subjects while the third and fourth semester comprise of elective courses designed to enhance participants’ knowledge across the areas of their choice.

In addition to these, there will be value-added programs/courses to enable participants to broaden their horizons as they prepare to become thought leaders for an economically and ecologically sustainable society.

The elective courses are offered in the second year to the participants with the opportunity to concentrate on their areas of interest. The endeavour is that the participants graduating from PSB will be equipped with substantial knowledge in those domains.

Specialisations

Marketing

Marketing may be defined as the efforts to identify, acquire and retain customers profitably.

The marketing management specialisation deals with the practical applications in marketing including marketing techniques, methods, and organizational management preparing professionals to engage in brand audits, development of marketing strategies, implementation planning, and evaluation and revision of projects or campaigns. With the paradigm shift to digital and online marketing, most businesses are investing in teams specializing in bringing traffic and customers to the company, which has made an MBA in marketing very desirable to both students and employers.

An MBA specialisation in marketing complements professionals in any field and gives them the skillsets to channel their energies and abilities to grow any business. The skillsets acquired can be in deployed in dozens of other career options, from consulting to entrepreneurial management. 

Career Opportunities

Marketing has a place in nearly every sector of the business world, where a product or service wants to reach its target audience. Every industry has different requirements and the PSB MBA Marketing Programme is designed to meet the industry expectations. 

Some of the most common career options in marketing include

  • Internet and Digital Marketing trends, channels, management and strategies.
  • Market research Analyst
  • E-commerce
  • Content Marketing
  • Advertising / Promotion Manager
  • Brand Management
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Public Relations Specialists

Finance

An MBA degree in finance opens up a range of opportunities for professionals in the financial world. The knowledge of finance is an integral part of any business. To that end, students who opt to pursue an MBA in Finance from PSB will advance their skills both in the fields of finance as well as business that are essential for a successful career. The finance specialization equips trainees with an essential knowledgebase in corporate finance and financial markets - necessary for successful careers in corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management, investment and commercial banking, and risk management. A solid foundation in finance contributes to effective decision-making across the major business functions and graduates equipped with a degree in finance have an unmatched advantage in the corporate world and it gives them accelerated opportunities to positions in general management, product/brand management, supply chain management, information technology management, management consulting, and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities

An MBA degree with a specialisation in finance is in great demand due to the growing need to design, build and sustain profitable projects and businesses. Trainees will learn to analyse company reports, forecast economic trends, maximize stock value, select investment portfolios, balance risk and profitability. They also learn how to apply the principles of financial risk management. Job opportunities abound in the private and public sectors. In addition, a professional armed with an MBA in finance will also be able to run their own business independently. With excellent on-campus training, live projects and guidance of experienced faculty members, PSB prepares it's trainees to face the challenges of the finance world and equips them with the confidence to succeed.

The various job profiles that await them are:

  • Accounting Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Finance Officers & Treasurers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Cash Managers
  • Credit Managers & Specialists
  • Corporate Controllers
  • Investment Banking Associates
  • Investment Bankers
  • Investing Sales Traders & Associates
  • Insurance & Risk Managers
  • Manager Consultants

Human Resources

Human Resource Managers play a critical role in every organization, that of managing the efficient and effective functioning of the workforce. It is a complex and multi-faceted role that supports the senior leadership functions in managing employees of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities and demographics.

HR managers have to identify and create opportunities, attract, hire & train talented people, and work towards their professional development in line with the organization's missions while maintaining a healthy balance of work culture and employee relations. HR professionals are skilled in resolving conflicts and devising meaningful rewards and incentives to motivate the workforce. They also develop, manage and implement the organization's people policies. The ultimate goal of an HR manager is to increase the value of the human assets of the organization. Competent and effective HR managers are much sought after and a good, all-encompassing MBA in HRM, such as the one offered at PSB is of vital importance.

Career Opportunities

Human resources management is one of the most complex tasks in any organization and HR professionals have the unenviable task of playing multiple roles while trying to maintain employee satisfaction and deliver management objectives. With an MBA in HR, trainees can work in almost any sector and industry. PSB focuses on improving skills such as communication, supervision and planning. The trainees are also trained in negotiation, problem solving and multitasking that will come in handy in various positions, such as

  • Compensation Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Employment or Placement Manager
  • Staffing Director
  • HR Generalist
  • Personnel Manager
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Director of HR Training and Development
  • Technical Recruiter
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Organizational development and change consultant

Operations

Operations Management deals with the administration and management of products, goods, services and the entire process through which they get developed and delivered to their intended destinations. Operations is about managing the systems and processes that convert customer expectations into tangible and in-tangible outcomes, providing customer satisfaction. With the leaps and bounds of technology the processes and practices involved are evolving and the domain is being refined and updated. The role of an efficient and effective operations manager is vast, complex, multi-dimensional and of vital importance to any organization.

Career Opportunities

PSB has designed its operations specialization so that trainees get exposure to all the latest processes, systems and methodologies being used in organizations of all types. Ranging from manufacturing and services to bank and finance, the operations course is designed to meet the expectations of Industry in all sectors.

On completing the course, the students can be employed at various positions in different organizations as:

  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Consultant
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Excellence Manager
  • Operations Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Manager – Plant Improvement
  • Manager – Supplier Upgradation
  • Purchase Manager

Information Systems

The Information Systems specialization provides a robust introduction to the key principles and practices of information systems management. The goal of this course is to train management students to develop and run the information systems in an organisation. The skills acquired in the program prepare students to design, execute, and oversee information systems within an organization to improve efficiency. After specialising in information systems, management graduates can drive strategic planning and implementation for organizations as well as collect and analyse data to address organizational challenges. There is a huge change in the organizational management of the last several decades. Recent years have seen game-changing conceptual shifts occurring in management and information technology is now at the heart of redefining what it means to work, to work well, to be productive, and to provide a valuable service.

Career Opportunities

Those with a problem-solving bend, will find themselves in a great position to excel at the heart of organizational innovation and change. Training in in-demand technology for organizations, leadership, general business, and management is of paramount importance and that is what the PSB MBA offers.

Some of the most common positions available to those with an information systems MBA include the following:

  • Software Project Manager
  • IT Infrastructure Project Manager
  • Help Desk Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Data Analyst

CERTIFICATIONS *

SAP Certification

SAP certification offers massive sea of opportunities for MBAs in Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations and Information Systems domain. MBAs with SAP certification are generally absorbed as SAP Trainee Consultants, Business Analyst or Functional Consultants in learning organisations. Enormous job opportunities are available for qualified management trainees in multinational organisations in India and abroad.

Advanced Excel Certification

Advanced certification in Microsoft Excel is regarded as one of the most sort after skills mandated in corporate enterprises in modern times. Irrespective of the domain area of specialisation, competency in advanced Excel offers cutting edge advantages to a management trainee while delivering their organisational responsibilities. The advanced Excel certification training programme offered at PSB empowers our management trainees to build great charts for making meaningful decisions, ability to collect, collate, analyse and interpret large volume of data, offer flexibility, quality information and presents avenues for better career prospects.

Certified Business Communicator

The ability and willingness to effectively converse and interact in a professional manner is a key success factor in the business world. Modern day business managers must possess four mandatory skills – Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Creativity. The Certified Business Communicator programme is aimed to develop these critical skills of the management trainees at PSB, boost self-confidence and, further to enrich their employability quotient.

CIFRS (UK)

A certification in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) certification offers appropriate knowledge to young management trainees in the finance domain. This global framework provides guidelines on the preparation and disclosure of the financial statements of an enterprise. Excellent placement options are available in the business world for competent professionals who are IFRS certified.

Design Thinking

The changing business environment demands newer skill sets from young MBA graduates. While communication skills, IT skills, adaptability etc., are regarded as important in the corporate world, updated knowledge on concepts like Design Thinking and Innovation are considered critical for the management trainees to be successful in their work environment. PSB is one among the very few business schools that offer specialised training on Design Thinking as part of the MBA pedagogy.

Coding for Managers

Should managers learn coding? This is a million-dollar question that many professionals ask. Modern day business managers need to invest their valuable time in analysing and interpreting large volume of data, and closely work with artificial intelligence & machine learning, while taking meaningful decisions. Appropriate training and empowerment on coding enhance the management trainee’s logical and rationale thinking competencies. The final semester MBA students of PSB are trained on coding that help them to develop specialized skills for taking prudent decisions.

Artificial Intelligence for Leaders

Artificial Intelligence has disrupted and transformed businesses and business models much faster in the past two years. The impact of AI in business has growing importance and is expected to add much more to the global GDP by the year 2030 than the combined current output of Indian and China. AI not only enables the human asset capabilities of an enterprise, it adds value in terms of improving efficiency and organizational effectiveness by reducing cost, improving quality and enhance the business value of the enterprise. Corporate enterprises appreciate and look forward for young management trainees with knowledge and quality exposure in AI. Certification in AI from a functional perspective opens up variety of opportunities for the MBAs.
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