Executive MBA Program Overview
The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time integrated course designed to meet the needs of professionals who wish to pursue an MBA degree without interrupting their careers. The coursework is rigorous and demanding; the result is a learning experience that ranks among the finest available in the region today. Our program is unique in that it allows you to study at a pace that suits your career, tailor your learning to a specific area of interest, gain unique leadership and decision-making attributes and transform into a strong decision-maker on graduation.
WHY SP JAIN's Executive MBA?
The number one experience our EMBA students have in common is the rapid career progression they enjoy on graduating from the program. Year after year, we have witnessed graduates return to their organisations, seize opportunities, apply the lessons they learnt in class and boost their careers. That is because our curriculum focuses very uniquely on helping students develop the whole gamut of skills and attributes needed to succeed at work – decision-making, problem-solving, innovative thought, effective communication and leadership.
Our EMBA participants are successful business executives and professionals working in different sectors like Finance and Banking, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Consulting, Advertising/Media, Logistics and Distribution. This diverse group of high achievers represent a wide variety of professional backgrounds, skills and experiences, the shared learning of which is truly exceptional.
The EMBA enables business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs to combine world-class education with their professional lives for a richer and more meaningful experience. Each class consists of approximately 30 participants who have been carefully chosen both for their overall abilities and contributions they can make to the learning process. Together, participants create an invigorating learning environment that is second to none.
That's not all! As an SP Jain graduate, you gain access to a lifelong network of personal and professional contacts. Our global community of over 5,000+ alumni is spread across 35 countries. Many of them have been hand-picked to ideate and innovate for the world's top companies. Many run their own successful businesses. As an SP Jain graduate, you can make meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with fellow graduates from any part of the world.
In the last five years of our short but decorated twelve-year-old history, we have been ranked by three of the world’s top four business school rankings – Forbes, Financial Times and the Economist. In each of these rankings, we are the youngest school featured – an accomplishment we attribute to our unique and innovative model of business education.
Program CURRICULUM & STRUCTURE
The objective of our EMBA program is to groom ‘General Managers’ capable of assuming different roles and achieving several organizational objectives. From our research of industry trends, we have identified important skills and competencies that General Managers must possess, and these form the key pillars of our program.
THE DNA OF A GENERAL MANAGER MUST INCLUDE SKILLS LIKE:
- Personal effectiveness
- The ability to leverage technology
- Critical thinking & problem solving
- Creativity & innovation
THE DNA OF A GENERAL MANAGER MUST INCLUDE COMPETENCIES LIKE:
- Understanding the global business environment
- Financial intelligence for growing stakeholder value
- Customer value management & expanding markets
- Leading teams and organisations
- Cost leadership and operations excellence
- Integrative intelligence for sustainability
In the initial term of the program, students build on their experience and gain a solid foundation in business through core courses in general topics of management like Economics, Finance, Statistics and Marketing. These courses are common and are required for all students, irrespective of their areas of specialisation.
The academic component of our EMBA program is divided into three phases:
- Essentials of Management
- Practice of Management
- Cross Functional Management
A unique feature of the EMBA program is the Applied Business Research Project undertaken by students within the context of their own organisations. The project is divided into two stages:
Stage 1: Design of a research proposal
In this stage, students are required to conduct extensive secondary research. They are actively involved in literature review as well as collecting data from journals, white papers, news articles and websites. Students are required to build a business case, define a business problem/opportunity and arrive at clear research objectives to meet the business challenge.
Research proposals are evaluated and approved by a panel comprising faculty and industry mentors, before progressing to stage two.
Stage 2: Undertaking research & making corporate recommendations
Students commence this stage by refining their research proposal and undertaking primary research. Each student carries out in-depth analysis using various research tools and techniques to arrive at strategic recommendations with managerial implications.
On completing their research, students present their findings to their organisations, resulting in greater recognition and success.