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Master of Business Administration


    Today, there is no ‘business as usual’, when it comes to management education. As much as all companies need to be restructured and revived around the challenges and changes in global economy, so must Management Education. As much as companies must constantly keep tapping for newer resources around the world as well as moving quickly into new markets as opportunities arise, so must academic initiatives be absolutely relevant and contextual. Academic Institutions must also keep pace with the strides of technology which has blurred conventional wisdom and enabled juxtaposing of contradictions and contrasts and bring them within the reach of the students. And not the least, methods of traditional training and theoretical enlightenment of management students will have to be trashed, and a completely newer perspective in training developed, so that they become acceptable in a constantly and turbulently changing corporate space.


     In this environment, effective business leadership depends on the ability to think beyond the obvious, to find answers from imperfect information. It requires strategic vision and practical wisdom. It demands mastery of core business disciplines but also the skills to communicate that vision, to drive a team forward and to manage conflict as it arises. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, started in the year 2002, is a two year full time programme affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi and recognised by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. It is consistently recognised among the foremost business schools in India and across the world. The prestigious department fosters innovative social transformation through education, research, and collaboration. It also attempts to catalyse faculty and students in their endeavour towards the holistic department by subscribing to a rigorous academic curriculum, robust mentoring system and qualitative admirable hands on corporate learning. By virtue of the institutional commitment, vision and academic initiatives, Acharya management students are enabled to be transformed into an exceptionally talented pool of professionals, who can recognize and seize global business opportunities. They are committed to making a difference to themselves, their institutions and the society at large. Students submit themselves to the 2-year programme of rigorous academic and leadership practices, which will take them through local and international immersive experiences- both academia-Industry.

    This will result in intense and transformative personal and professional changes. In every class, event and activity, Acharya management students are made not only to study leadership, but to demonstrate it. Come, be a part of a new generation of young aspirants. Experience the difference in the academic training and learning. Witness the rewarding and remarkable difference.



Post Graduate

Master of Business Administration

Duration : 2 Years
Eligibility : Candidate with any Bachelor Degree in any discipline from any recognized University with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all subjects, including languages, if any. Admission is based on MAT / KMAT / PGCET / CMAT Scores. Good track record in Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular activities shall be an added advantage.

Ph. D (Business Administration)

The program is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India. For eligibility   Click here


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

1. Business Intelligence & Analytics

Intended to imbibe creativity, innovation, research, critical thinking through industry integrated pedagogy in nurturing quantitative and qualitative abilities to manage business.

2. Value Based Leadership

Intensely inculcating and instilling leadership skills, strategic contemplation, self-motivation and managing cross cultural work force in global market.

3. Managerial Competence

Develop prospective managers to create and reflect new dimension of practical business strategy which allows them to enhance value proposition.

4. Societal Business Perspectives

Develop intensified acumen towards value creation to society, professional ethics in work culture, legal tenets and corporate governance.

Program Outcomes (POs)

By the end of completing 2 years full time Masters Programme in Business administration, Graduates of MBA will,

1. Amicably deliver managerial perspectives to global audience.

2. Cope with industry dynamics.

3. Be value creators on their respective placements.

4. Usher innovative business practices.

5. Be effective decision makers.

6. Have the ability to formulate effective business strategies.

7. Be effective communicators with stakeholders.

8. Have appropriate etiquettes in cross-cultural environment.

9. Adhere to highest ethical standards.


"To be an internationally acclaimed leader of entrepreneurial management education with highest ethical values.”


"To foster business acumen and opportunities amongst future leaders through experiential learning for positive transformation in society."

Advisory Board

Chief Advisor

Dr. H D Maheshappa
Principal & Chairman, Acharya Institute of Technology.


Member Secretary

Prof. N Venkatesh Kumar
Professor & Head, Department of MBA.



Dr. Manoranjan Sharma
Chief Economist,
Canara Bank, Bangalore.

Ms. Nandini Chawla
Chief Executive Officer,
T V Rao Learning Systems (P) Ltd. Bangalore.

Mr. K V Radhakrishnan
Vice-President and Consultant,
Balaji Group of Companies, Bangalore.

Mr. Mahidhara Davenegere
Managing Director,
Pramartha Investments, Bangalore.

Mr. Omkar B N
Department Head – Human Resource,
Global Technical Centre India,
SKF Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.

Mr. Prasad
Manager – Human Resource (Global Performance Management),
iGate Global Solutions Limited, Bangalore.

Our Professors

Acharya institute of technology is known for global leadership in technical education, and the Acharya faculty is a combination of young and experienced, passionate and curious individuals. They are the most distinguished scholars, who constantly do research in their respective fields.

    Investment Analysis And Portfolio Management

    Key concepts of investment analysis and portfolio management which are explained from an applied perspective emphasizing the individual investors decision making issues. Applied exercises and problems, which cover major topics such as quantitative methods of investment analysis and portfolio formation, stocks and bonds analysis and valuation for investment decision making, options pricing and using as investments, asset allocation, portfolio rebalancing, and portfolio performance measures. Currently Two research scholars are working in this area.


    Microfinance is the provision that provides access to various financial services such as credit, savings, micro insurance, remittances, leasing to low-income clients including consumers and the self employed, who traditionally lack access to banking and related services. Its main objective is to provide a permanent access to appropriate financial services including insurance, savings, and fund transfer. It is rather an important tool for the eradication of poverty. Poor will be able to deal with emergency and also make significant investment expenditures. Currently one research scholar is working in this area.

    Risk Management

    To cope with a more complex and uncertain business environment, companies are elevating the role of risk management and integrating it into their corporate strategies. Organizations recognize that an effective risk management function will most likely have a direct line to the top. Currently one research scholar is working in this area.

    Mutual Funds

    For many investors, mutual funds are the investment vehicle of choice. And, this is increasingly so. From 1991 to 1999 in the U.S., the value of corporate equities held by mutual funds increased ten-fold, from $309 billion in 1991 to $3.4 trillion in 1999. In contrast, direct ownership of common stock increased only three-fold during the same period, from $2.6 trillion to $7.8 trillion. Currently Two research scholars are working in this area.

    Electronic Supply Chain Management (E-Scm)

    Enhanced competitiveness requires that companies ceaselessly integrate within a network of organisations. Firms ignoring this challenge are destined to fall behind their rivals. This integration of companies within a network has led to put more emphasis on Supply Chain Management (SCM). Currently Two research scholars are working in this area.

    Export Marketing Strategies

    The growing of global trade and sales activity in the world has increasingly accentuated the importance of exporting for firms and countries. Globalization process, global market competition and the subsequent performance difficulties encouraged by exporters cause the increasing interest in this subject. Exporting plays a vital role in the world and has countless benefits for firms and countries. Exporting is a fundamental strategy in ensuring firm’s survival or growth. Currently one research scholar is working in this area.

    Services Marketing

    Proper marketing of services contributes substantially to the process of development. If innovative marketing principles are followed in services marketing, the socio-economic transformation will take place at a much faster rate. In future, the service sector would operate in a conducive environment offering great potential. If the opportunities are properly utilised by the service sector, it will lead to an all round development of the economy. Currently one research scholar is working in this area.

    Talent Management

    Start with the end in mind—talent strategy must be tightly aligned with business strategy. Any kind of practice and activity in an organization, is supposed to be aligned with its vision and long term objectives. In the same way, short-run strategies should also be embedded compliance with organizational goals. Maximization of profits and growth in sales rejuvenate steady lost market share. In short, every strategy requires appropriate talent to serve. Currently one research scholar is working in this area.

    Leadership Effectiveness

    One inclusive definition of leadership effectiveness is “the successful exercise of personal influence by one or more people that results in accomplishing shared objectives in a way that is personally satisfying to those involved.” This definition arouses controversy when examined from perspectives based on behavior in different contexts. Although this definition most comfortably applies to the interpersonal, small-group, and network levels found within typical work environments. Currently one research scholar is working in this area.

    Expatriates Management

    The idea that there is an emerging group of highly mobile, highly rewarded and powerful people managing - by way of transfer of knowledge and expertise - new production and production processes around the globe, has been attracting growing interest in recent times. Expatriate managers are carriers of specialist expertise and corporate know-how, who are nonetheless regarded as extremely expensive. In other words, their value-adding potential may have the prospect of being transferred electronically, as effectively, at a cheaper rate. Currently one research scholar is working in this area.

    Mr. Manu K S
    Research Area: Finance.
    University: University of Mysore, Mysore.

    Mr. Manjunatha N
    Research Area: Marketing.
    University: University of Mysore, Mysore.

    Ms. Poornima K
    Research Area: Rural Development.
    University: Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Basavarajappa
    Research Area: e-Supply Chain Management.
    University: Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

    Mr. Shivasarana
    Research Area: Stock Markets.
    University: Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi.

Course Catalog

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Semester 1

  • Management & Organisational Behaviour.
  • Economics for Managers.
  • Accounting for Managers.
  • Business Government and Society.
  • Marketing Management.
  • Managerial Communication.

Semester 2

  • Human Resource Management.
  • Financial Management.
  • Research ethods.
  • Business Analytics.
  • Strategic Management.
  • Entrepreneurial Development

Semester 3

Marketing Specialisation

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Retail Management
  • Operating Systems
  • Marketing Research
  • Service Marketing
  • Business Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

Financial Specialisation

  • Principles & Practice of Banking
  • Investment Banking & Financial Services
  • Cost Management
  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Investment Management
  • Strategic Credit Management

Human Resource Specialisation

  • Industrial Relations & Legislations
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Operating Systems
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Learning & Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Conflict & Negotiation Management

Dual Specialisation: Marketing & Finance

  • Consumer Behaviour.
  • Retail Management.
  • Marketing Research.
  • Principles & Practice of Banking.
  • Investment Banking & Financial Services.
  • Cost Management.

Dual Specialisation: Marketing & Human Resources

  • Consumer Behaviour.
  • Retail Management.
  • Marketing Research.
  • Industrial Relations & Legislations.
  • Recruitment & Selection.
  • Compensation & Benefits.

Dual Specialisation: Finance & Human Resource

  • Principles & Practice of Banking.
  • Investment Banking & Financial Services.
  • Cost Management.
  • Industrial Relations & Legislations.
  • Recruitment & Selection.
  • Compensation & Benefits.

Semester 4

Marketing Specialisation

  • Sales Management.
  • Integrated Marketing Communication.
  • E-Marketing.
  • Strategic Brand Management.
  • Rural Marketing.
  • International Marketing Management.

Financial Specialisation

  • Mergers Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring.
  • Risk Management and Insurance.
  • Tax Management.
  • International Financial Management.
  • Financial Derivatives.
  • Corporate Valuation.

Human Resource Specialisation

  • Public relations.
  • Workplace Ethics.
  • International Human Resource Management.
  • Organisation Change & Development.
  • Strategic Talent Management.
  • Personal Growth & Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Dual Specialisation: Marketing & Finance

  • Sales Management.
  • Integrated Marketing Communication.
  • E-Marketing.
  • Mergers Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring.
  • Risk Management & Insurance.
  • Tax Management.

Dual Specialisation: Marketing & Human Resources

  • Sales Management.
  • Integrated Marketing Communication.
  • E-Marketing.
  • Public relations.
  • Workplace Ethics.
  • International Human Resource Management.

Dual Specialisation: Finance & Human Resource

  • Mergers Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring.
  • Risk Management & Insurance.
  • Tax Management.
  • Public relations.
  • Workplace Ethics.
  • International Human Resource Management.

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