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Course Structure

Course Structure

Management education at BITS Pilani is anchored in the fundamentals of general management with the latest theories and best practices in the business/corporate world. It builds a basic framework of qualitative, quantitative, analytical, strategic and problem solving skills. The pedagogy is specially designed to create a healthy learning environment, a blend of theoretical concepts and practical nuances. An optimal mix of learning methods ensures a holistic personality development of the students as well.

List of Core Subjects

Semester I
  • Managerial Economics
  • Leading Modern Organizations
  • Organizational Theory & Behaviour
  • Business Statistics
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Introduction to Systems & Sustainability
  • Critical and Design Thinking
  • Information & Knowledge Management Systems
Semester II
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Science
  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing Research & Metrics
  • Business Analytics
  • Decision Making
Semester III
  • Strategic Management
  • Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Strategy & Operations
Semester IV
  • Dissertation or Practice School

List of Electives Subjects

  • Financial Risk Analytics & Management
  • International Financial Markets & Services
  • Functions & Working of Stock Exchanges
  • Investment Banking and Financial Services
  • Project Appraisal
  • Risk Management & Insurance
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Financial Engineering
  • Business Analysis and Valuation
  • Management Practice
Information Systems Management
  • e-Business and Internet Marketing
  • Internet Security and Cyber-laws
  • Expert Systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Software Project Management
  • Management Practice
  • Advertising & Sales Promotion
  • Marketing Models
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Services Marketing
  • Industrial Marketing
  • Retail Management Systems
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Product & Brand Management
  • Management Practice
Operations and Decision Sciences
  • Manufacturing Strategy
  • Technology Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • R & D Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Services Management System
  • Management Practice
Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Organizational Change & Development
  • Innovative Leadership
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Performance Management
  • Management Practice
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Creation
  • Game Theory and Business Strategy
  • Creating and Leading Entrepreneurial Organization
  • Management Practice

Practice School

The Practice School (PS) is a distinguishing feature of the MBA program at BITS Pilani. After completing the course work in the first three semesters, the students are required to undertake the PS program in the last semester which forms a part of the overall structured curriculum. Herein, all the students get an opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge and skills to real practical problems.
The Salient Features of Practice School Program:-
  • 6 months of well thought-out and guided internship. Students work on real-time projects in domains of their interest
  • Enhancement of business acumen through inculcation of team working, decision making, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Insight into Industrial culture that grooms students for Corporate life
  • Marks the foundation level, wherein the students project themselves as enviable assets as managers
  • Handsome stipends along with other perks, which include travel, accommodation etc. Many graduates are offered Pre Placement Offers (PPO) on completion of the 6 months training
  • Practice School program institutionalizes the essential link between educational and professional worlds, and prepares BITS MBA students to face and meet the challenges of the professional world before they enter the industry.


Students also have the option to enrol for six month’s thesis, instead the Practice School. Interested students are assigned a faculty from the department for thesis supervision. These students often opt for further education in institutes of global repute.

The BITS Advantage

The new way to look at the world

The BITS MBA core curriculum is designed around the cross-functional way contemporary organizations work. Throughout the curriculum, students and faculty approach problems by looking to the broadest possible circle of skills and resources to fashion innovative solutions.

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