Master of Business Administration

Global MBA for Global Leaders

This Online MBA Program has an internationally recognized, practice-based and integrated approach to management development. It directs the learners towards improving their management capabilities and develop interpersonal, strategic and decision making skills to emerge effective thought leaders.

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Programme Overview

Amity Online MBA is a unique qualification designed for practicing senior and middle-level managers. It is designed to develop strategic analysis, interdisciplinary skills, creativity and innovation in professionals. With international emphasis and global reputation, our program is highly beneficial for all executives looking to further their career by climbing the corporate ladder to success. Explore the Amity Online MBA Program: offered in a format tailored to the varying needs of today’s working professionals.

Amity is offering materials and curriculum from the UK’s Open University Business School MBA which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The Open University’s triple accredited status puts it in the top one per cent of business schools in the world.

Educational Aim

Amity’s Online MBA is a career development generalist Program for students with significant relevant work experience on which the learning process should build. The main emphasis of the Program is on leadership through strategic management. While the academic level is Masters, there is a strong practical and professional orientation to the curriculum.

As an MBA graduate, you should be able to ground your new knowledge within the base of your professional experience. You will be able to integrate new knowledge with that experience and apply it to new situations, and challenge preconceptions and remove subject and functional boundaries so as to handle complex situations holistically. Besides, you inculcate useful strengths to analyze, synthesize and solve complex and unstructured business problems. In addition to being able to communicate your findings, you develop the skills to implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently. The Program is also designed to strongly develop interpersonal skills for interacting effectively with a range of specialists.

Programme Outcomes

The qualification provides opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in a range of different areas.

Knowledge and Understanding

You will be able to collect relevant information across a range of areas pertaining to a current situation. Within the broad framework of organizations, their external context and management, you will be able to use knowledge to analyze (by classifying, contrasting, discriminating, examining), to synthesize (by constructing, creating, formulating, hypothesizing, negotiating, planning, validating) and to evaluate (by appraising, concluding, judging, measuring, prioritizing, recommending) cases in the following areas:

  • The impact of contextual forces on organizations, including legal systems.
  • Ethical, economic, environmental, social and technological change issues.
  • International developments.
  • Corporate governance markets and customers.
  • The development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • Expectations of customers and equivalent stakeholders, service and orientation.
  • The concepts, processes and institutions in the production and marketing of goods and/or services.
  • The management of resources and operations.
  • The financing of the business enterprise or other forms of organizations: sources, uses and management of finance.
  • Use of accounting for managerial and financial reporting applications.
  • The management and development of people within organizations: organizational theory, behaviour, industrial/employee relations, human resource management, and change management.
  • The development of appropriate business policies and strategies within a changing context to meet stakeholder interests.

Cognitive Skills

After completion of the Online MBA Program, you will effectively be able to:

  • Think critically and creatively: manage creative processes in yourself and others.
  • Organize, analyze, and critically appraise thought, including identifying assumptions.
  • Evaluate statements in terms of evidence.
  • Detect false logic or reasoning.
  • Identify implicit values.
  • Define terms adequately.
  • Appropriately tackle situations by establishing criteria.
  • Formulate potential courses of action by implementing and controlling selected courses of action.
  • Evaluate results.
  • Review processes exercise and develop relevant personal and interactive skills.

Practical and/or Professional Skills

You will be able to imbibe the following interpersonal and professional skills after successfully completing your module of study:

  • Select appropriate leadership style for different situations
  • Set Targets
  • Coach and mentor resources to continuously improve performance, activities, operations and units
  • Recognize situations in which unusual ethical matters arise
  • Apply ethical, societal and organizational values to situations and choices
  • Conduct research into business and management issues and explore different frameworks of analysis
  • Learn through reflection on practice and experience

Key Organizational Skills

A few organizational skills that you master after completion of the Program are as follows:

  • Scan and organize data.
  • Abstract meaning from information and share knowledge.
  • Perform everyday mathematical tasks in relation to quantitative data, including using models of business situations.
  • Exercise basic qualitative research skills.
  • Use communication and information technology proficiently, including word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing, using a range of media.
  • Prepare and appraise business reports.
  • Listen to, negotiate with, and persuade and influence others.
  • Exercise self-awareness and self-management.
  • Perform time management.
  • Exercise sensitivity to diversity in people and different situations.
  • Continue learning.
  • Perform effectively within a team environment.
  • Recognize and utilize other people’s contributions in group processes.
  • Perform team selection, delegation, and development and management.

Teaching, learning and assessment methods

You learn through two inter-related methods. First, using a range of specially-written study materials, case studies, original texts, study guides and assignments and through a range of multi-media material and activities. Secondly, your learning is supported through an allocated tutor. This tutor is your first and main point of contact. The tutor answers queries on the materials, grades and comments on your work and arranges and runs tutorials, face to face or online.

Samples of tutors’ marking and comments are monitored by members of the central module team or experienced tutors who provide feedback to generate comments intended to support and develop tutors’ assessment and grading of assignments.

In some cases the assignments may be formative (for example at the beginning of a module to enable you to develop your confidence), but usually they are summative, i.e. they count towards your module result. Modules may also include computer-marked assignments or examination papers.

Formative assessment in the form of informal self-assessed questions allow you progressively to assess your own progress and understanding. Formal assessment of knowledge and understanding components of the Program is achieved by a series of tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). These assignments are marked and assessed by the module tutor. They are central to the teaching of the module since they allow you an opportunity to display your knowledge and understanding – and in consequence any issues concerning either – and so enable tutors to identify and comment on your knowledge and understanding. Tutors receive detailed marking guidance from the module team.

Online Forums

You are also encouraged to participate in online forums at both national and local levels. This gives you a chance to share and resolve issues with fellow students as well as tutors and the module team.

Examinations

Most modules also include a three-hour written examination but may involve an end-of-module assessment which could include an investigation-based report.

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Exploring management
  • Discovering management
  • The manager’s environment
  • Changing perspectives
Unit 2: Managing people and organisations
  • Understanding organisations and culture
  • Motivation and identities
  • Issues of HRM and diversity
Unit 3: Managing financial resources and performance
  • Accounting for managers
  • Disclosing information on performance
  • Analysing an organisation’s performance
Unit 4: Managing marketing
  • Understanding your customers
  • Competing for customers
  • Building relationships with customers
Unit 5: Managing operations
  • Understanding operations
  • Managing operations in context
  • Improving operations
Unit 1: Return on investment
  • Return on investment
  • Time value of money
  • The market and investor context
Unit 2: Financing the organisation
  • Estimating risk and return for an individual share
  • Portfolio theory
  • Estimating the cost of equity
  • Capital structure and the weighted average cost of capital
  • Dividend policy
Unit 3: Investment appraisal
  • Investment appraisal techniques
  • Strategic investment process
  • Issues in investment appraisal
  • Project discount rate
  • Issues in project financing
Unit 4: Company valuation
  • Valuing the assets
  • Market multiples
  • Discounted cash flow
  • Valuation in context
Unit 1: What is strategy?
Unit 2: Outside the organisation – analysing the external environment
Unit 3: Inside the organisation – analysing resources and capabilities
Unit 4: Relating the inside to the outside – stakeholders, ethics and risk
Unit 5: Developing strategy: Strategic options and strategic choice
Unit 6: Making strategy happen in organisations
Unit 7: Thinking and acting strategically
Unit 1- Introduction to marketing
Unit 2- Who is the customer?
Unit 3 Understanding the environment
Unit 4 Information systems and customer insights
Unit 5 Understanding and engaging with customers
Unit 6 Marketing segmentation and targeting customers
Unit 7 Building competitive advantage
Unit 8 Developing brands and communities
Unit 9 Communicating interactively
Unit 10 Marketing in challenging times
1. Understanding and managing risk
  • Introduction
  • A helicopter overview of risk
  • Operational risk
  • Behavioural finance and risk management
2. Liquidity risk and raising finance
  • Introduction
  • Liquidity risk
  • Raising finance
3. Market risk
  • Interest rate risk
  • Measuring sensitivity to interest rate changes
  • Measuring and managing aggregate interest rate exposure
  • Short-term interest rate risk management
  • Long-term interest rate risk management: swaps and options
  • Foreign currency risk – an overview
  • The market for foreign currency
  • The mechanics of foreign currency markets
  • Forecasting foreign currency rates
  • Techniques for foreign currency exposure management
  • Share options
4. Credit risk and enterprise risk management
  • Credit risk
  • Credit lines
  • Credit risk management
  • Enterprise risk management
Unit 1: Strategic human resource management – what is it?
Unit 2: Performance management
Unit 3: Employee engagement
Unit 4: The ethics of SHRM
Unit 5: Evaluating SHRM
Unit 6: SHRM in an international context
Unit 7 Current trends and issues in SHRM
Unit 1 - Defining supply chain management
Unit 2 - Supply chain performance
Unit 3 - Supply chain design
Unit 4 - The supply chain game
Unit 5 - Supplier relationships
Unit 6 - Supply chain sustainability
Unit 7 - Supply chain risk
Unit 8 - Supply chain cost and financial issues
Unit 9 - Sectoral studies

Making a difference: your management initiative is the final module of masters-level management learning and it’s designed to build upon all the studying that you’ve done in other modules.

This is the module where you take out one or more of the management theories that have intrigued you or made you think ‘if only we did that at our place...’ and try it out in the day-to-day reality of trying to make things happen in organisations.

This module is a chance for you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that you have acquired as you progressed through the MBA. As such it should be viewed as a ‘showcase’ for your ability as a critical practitioner, able to fully engage with theory and its application in a real world context.

Progamme Specification


The ‘master’ in the degree title signifies your ‘mastery’ of the art and science of management. The emphasis for learning is directly rooted in management practice.

To achieve this level of capability the MBA programme concentrates on strategic analysis, interdisciplinary skills, intellectual stimulation and independent judgement and covers core themes such as: critical engagement; embedding theory in practice and global impact awareness.

Core disciplines that you'll study include human resource management, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance, marketing and operations.

In total, 75 per cent of the programme consists of compulsory elements with 25 per cent comprising elective modules. This enables you to select the curriculum to suit your needs. MBA modules are challenging, but will always direct you towards improving your management capabilities.

The MBA program follows Subject Benchmark Statement Quality Assurance Agency – UK

Master's graduates will have a broad knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external context in which they operate and how they are managed. They will understand and be able to respond to change. They will have intellectual breadth and be able to make integrative links across the various areas of organisations. They will have strongly developed interpersonal and team working skills. They will have an additional range of skills beyond those general skills expected of first degree holders.

Entry Criteria


Depending on previous qualifications and professional work experience, there are a variety of routes into the MBA:

  • Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised university, or equivalent. with 3 years of Managerial Work Experience.
  • Experienced working professionals but not having a Bachelor degree or equivalent need to gain Bridge course in Business Management.

Candidates with exceptional Managerial Work Experience can apply for the programme via screening process.

Fee-Structure

Installment Domestic (INR)

1

INR 400,000

2

INR 200,000

Total INR 600,000


Please contact admission counsellor for more details.

Faculty

Dr Anna K. Zarkada

27+ years’ experience, author of 5 Books and 100+ research papers, winner of 4 Corporate Awards, 8 Research Fundings PhD, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia

Associations: University of Manchester, UK; Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; SDA Bocconi, Italy; Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Specialization: General Management, Marketing

MATTHEW A. GILBERT

20+ years experience in teaching, consulting and research, author of 1 Book and 30+ research artcles.

Associations: American University in the Emirates, Dubai; University of California and Woodbury University, California, USA; University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Specialization: General Management, Leadership, Marketing, HR and OB, Business Communication

Dr Fern Harris

8+ years’ experience, winner of 5 Awards, PhD, Capella University, Minneapolis

Associations: Michigan University, ATcicJ Ministries, Co-founder, NAFTA, U.S. Customs Compliance

Specialization: General Management, HR and OB

Dr. Kanika Gupta

Dean and Programe Director, AGV

Associations: Professor and Quality Control Specialist at European Business School, Barcelona; European Business University of Luxemburg; ISM, Germany Pedagogy Specialist Certification by Ukeiri Funded, UK

Specialization: Finance and Accounting, General Management, Research Methodology

Dr. Anju Gulla

Professor, Princeton Noorah University

Co-Founder - DigiGYAN

17+ Years of experience in teaching, research, training and industry

Specialization: Marketing & Digital Marketing

Dr. John Byrom

External Examiner, AGV

12+ years experience in teaching, research and consulting. PhD, Retail Marketing, The Manchester Metropolitan University

Associations: Manchester Business School, University of Tasmania,

Dr. Rebecca Lees

External Examiner, AGV

18+ years' experience teaching, research and consulting PhD Educational Research, Lancaster University

Associate Professor, Kingston University, UK

Maryam Herin

External Examiner, AGV

Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

Associations: Co-operative Financial Services Group, United Utilities Plc, Barclays Bank