Indian Institute Of Management Sambalpur

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Programme Structure
In line of the established norms of conferring an MBA degree, the total minimum contact hours for the program are mentioned below:
Total 900+ hours of classroom teaching, 540 hours in first year and 375 hours in second year.
  • First Year: Term I, II & III – 540 hours of core courses.
  • Second year: Term IV, V & VI – 384 hours of elective courses.
  • Term VI –CEO immersion program, Mini dissertation, and an option of International Immersion/Dual Degree from International Universities which includes 04 weeks of study & stay at the respective foreign Institute.
  • Course delivery would include an eclectic mix of flipped classroom, case-based methods of teaching, simulations, problem solving exercises, assignments, role play and in-class discussions.
Course Structure
The MBA degree (For working professionals) offers two types of courses: Core courses and Elective courses. The Core courses are compulsorily offered to all the students in the first year i.e. in Term I, Term II and Term III. The Elective courses are offered in the second year i.e. in Term IV, Term V and Term VI.
Core Courses
Term I
Term II
Term III
Corporate communication
Organisational Behavior
Human Resource Management
Marketing Management I
Marketing Management II
Strategic Management
Financial Reporting
Business Research Methods
Operations Management
Business Economics
Operations Research
Business Governance and Sustainability
Managerial Statistics
Corporate Finance
Management Information System
Data Science for Business
Business project / Live project (spread over 3 terms)

Elective Courses

In the second year of the programme, students will have the option to choose elective courses as per their interest in the following functional domains spread over Term IV, Term V and Term VI.
Elective Courses
Compulsory Elective Courses
Data Science & Product Management
Entrepreneurial Innovation
Sustainability & Risk Management
Functional Electives Courses
Accounting & Finance
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Information System Management
OB & Human Resource Management
Policy and Strategic Management
IIM Sambalpur reserves the right to make changes in the above mentioned curriculum at its sole discretion without any prior intimation.

Dual Degree From International Universities

Students would have the option to pursue a dual degree program offered by international universities, an additional cost such as tuition fees, travel expenses, meals, etc. would be borne by the student.

Risk Management certification and Valuation Training

To enhance global mobility and the international repute of MBA participants– Enterprise Risk Management and Valuation. RIMS-CRMP (Certified Risk Management Professional) is delivered in collaboration with the Risk Management Society, US and the Valuation training in collaboration with Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA).

CEO Immersion

The CEO Immersion programme in the VIth Term offers the students to interact with the CEOs & top Executives of MNCs, large Indian corporate houses, unicorns, starts-ups, PSUs, etc. These events stress the value of fostering an atmosphere of trust and understanding among the workforce including the applications for strategic processes, policies and planning to unlock & generate the value chain as well as strategies for leading today’s VUCA environment – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous.
In the past, IIM Sambalpur has conducted various CEO immersion programmes hosted by eminent corporate executives. The list includes top experts of industry such as Hindalco Industries Ltd, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd, Aditya Birla Renewables Ltd, Vedanta Ltd; Deloitte, Western Digital India, Ashok Leyland YES Bank, MCL, IBM, Flipkart, ITC Ltd, Reliance etc.

Mini Dissertation

In order to gauge whether the student is conversant with the domain understanding and method of research, for obtaining the MBA degree, a Mini Dissertation is included in the 2nd year of the programme. The Mini Dissertation is indicative of a research project reflected through a manuscript or a written report. The prescripts of dissertation include but not limited to objectives, problem statement, research methodology, argumentation and findings with implications.

International Immersion Programme

IIM Sambalpur is committed to enhancing internationalization; the students would receive an opportunity to participate in the Immersion Programme with our international partner intuitions to study abroad. The programme aims to help the students become culturally sensitive and academically oriented with global business perspectives. It would be a one to two weeks programme, in which students, accompanied by a faculty from IIM Sambalpur, would attend classroom sessions, including at least one industry visit. The programme would follow an appropriate evaluation mechanism.
International Collaborations
In order to retain its position as a top B-School and a highly rated global Research Organization, IIM Sambalpur has been continuously strengthening its relationship with international Institutes. This helps the students to gain dual degree as an additional option, opportunity for international exchange and immersion programmes and learn global standards of business management strategies. IIM Sambalpur has collaborated and signed up MoUs with following international institutes:-
  • Sorbonne Business School, Paris, France.
  • Institute of International Universities Consortium (IIE), Paris, France.
  • University of Bordeaux, France.
  • Brunel University, London, United Kingdom.
  • University of Essex, United Kingdom.
  • Antwerp Management School, Belgium.
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany.
  • CTBC Business School Taiwan.
  • Munich Business School, Germany.
  • Varna University of Management, Republic of Bulgaria.
  • Woosong University, Republic of Korea.
  • American Business School, Paris.
  • Alba Business School, Greece.
  • Rushford Business School, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • IDRAC Business School, France (India Campus).
  • Rennes School of Business, France.
  • Luxembourg School of Business, Luxembourg.
Duration & Class Timings
The duration of the Programme is 02 years spread over six terms. Classes will be held at IIM Sambalpur – Delhi Centre, ISID, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi on Saturday & Sundays between 10.00 AM to 06.00 PM. There would be no classes on third Saturday & Sunday of the month.

International Immersion & IIM Sambalpur Campus Module:-

In the 2nd year of the programme which would be informed to the students accordingly.