MBA: Masters of Business Administration (PU)

Purbanchal University

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally-recognized degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in business and management. The value of the MBA, however, is not limited strictly to the business world. An MBA can also be useful for those pursuing a managerial career in the public sector, government, private industry, and other areas.

Most MBA programs include a “core” curriculum of subjects, such as accounting, economics, marketing, and operations, as well as elective courses that allow participants to follow their own personal or professional interests. Some schools require that MBA candidates complete an internship at a company or organization, which can lead to concrete job opportunities after the program.

Quality business schools generally require that candidates have at least a few years of professional work experience before starting an MBA program. Applicants are also asked to submit Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores, academic transcripts, letters of reference, and an essay or statement of purpose that reflects why they want to pursue an MBA. Non-times.

While traditional two-year MBA programs are still common, especially in the United States, one-year programs have become increasingly popular. Part-time and online programs are also widely available for professionals not willing or unable to take a year or two off to do a full-time program. Executive MBA (EMBA) programs are part-time programs targeted at professionals with more years of managerial experience than traditional MBA candidates.

Native English speakers usually have to prove adequate English skills with TOEFL or IELTS scores, or through previous academic experience.

The MBA is currently the most popular professional degree program in the world. Today there are over 2,500 MBA programs offered worldwide; most are offered in English. First introduced at universities in the United States around the turn of the 20th century.

Job prospects

Career Prospectus
The MBA program gives a student the opportunity to develop a range of highly valued professional skills and a competitive edge in your career.

Career Progression: In most professional organizations, senior managers are usually MBAs. There are more opportunities for MBAs than for almost any other functional qualifications. The MBA Program provides a quantum jump in your career progression.

Personal Growth: The MBA Program imparts you with a perspective which enables you to relate to the entire business environment within which you may operate. You will be able to understand the impact of various decisions and play a significant role in them. The MBA Program will also help you understand business sufficiently to plan your own career and entrepreneurial moves successfully.

Continuous Learning: The MBA Program is a tremendous learning opportunity. It will allow you to update your knowledge and skills significantly. The knowledge you acquire needs a constant upgrade and the learning methodology in the MBA Program provides you with a mechanism to seek, comprehend and internalize knowledge on a continuing basis.

Eligibility for Admission

The candidate applying for MBA program must have

  • Secured at least 45 % in the bachelor’s degree or equivalent program from any recognized University.

Curricular Structure

The MBA program has been designed at 70 credit hours with 26 course components including internship project or thesis. There will be two non-credit courses for non-management background students. Each course component has a weight of 2 or 3 credit hours requiring a minimum of 32 or 48 direct class contact hours per semester and 5 credit hours for Internship or Thesis. The course structure of the program is as follows:

  • Preparation Courses Non-credit

The MBA program includes students from different educational background so it is understood that non-management educational students need some preparation to be able to grasps basics of management education. These courses will be conducted for 15 days extensively before the start of the actual program. Colleges will be responsible for arranging the classes and to make sure that students have grasps the basic knowledge of the area. The following two courses have been included for this purpose.

  1. NC-1: Qualitative Skills for Business Studies
  2. NC-2: Accounting Knowledge for Managers
  • Foundation Courses 8 credit hours

The MBA program requires a strong foundation in basic management principles, quantitative methods, and research methodology to understand and analyze business problems and environment. The following four courses of two credit hours each have been included for this purpose.

  1. FO-511: Quantitative Skills for Business Studies 2
  2. FO-512: Managerial Communications 2
  3. FO-513: Managerial Economics and Decision Making 2
  4. FO-514: Legal Environment of Business 2
  • Core Courses 34 credit hours

The program provides core courses on general management and functional areas so that students understand the diversity and interrelationships of business issues and problems. The following twelve courses have been included as core courses of which some are of three and others are of two credit hours:

  1. CO-515: Organisational Behaviour and Leadership Skills                                        3 Cr.
  2. CO-516: Marketing for Managers                                                                                   3 Cr.
  3. CO-517: Financial Accounting                                                                                         3 Cr.
  4. CO-521: Management Accounting                                                                                 3 Cr.
  5. CO-522: Macro Economics and Policy Making                                                           3 Cr.
  6. CO-523: Financial Management and Analysis                                                             3 Cr.
  7. CO-524: Operations Management                                                                                  3 Cr.
  8. CO-525: Human Resource Management                                                                      3 Cr.
  9. CO-526: Business Research                                                                                             3 Cr.
  10. CO-531: Management Information System and e-commerce                                  3 Cr.
  11. CO-532: Organization Change and Design                                                                  2 Cr.
  12. CO-533: Entrepreneurship                                                                                              2 Cr.
  • Capstone Courses 5 credit hours

MBA students develop a comprehensive and strategic perspective through the following two capstone courses:

  1. CA-541: Strategic Management             3 Cr.
  2. CA-542: International Business             2 Cr.

Seminar Series Courses 4 credit hours

Some additional courses need to be introduced to students which gives diverse exposure for students to additional and emerging areas. These courses will be given in the form of seminar courses where students will be given one week of extensive classes on a focused topic. This week will be kept free from other courses for students. The following courses are offered and more can be added as found suitable by concerned college prior approval from Dean, Faculty of management, from which they have to select only two seminars of two credit hours each. The detail of implementation is presented in Annexure-I (MBA)

  1. Micro-finance & the Role of Financial Institutions in Development
  2. Real Estate Management
  3. Management of Banking and Insurance
  4. Supply Chain Management
  5. Hospitality Management
  6. Knowledge Management
  7. Project Management
  • Specialization Area Courses 14 credit hours

Specialization area courses have been designed in five major areas for in-depth knowledge in the area. Students develop specialized expertise in their specialization area. Students are required to take four specialization courses (from a selection of six) and one seminar course from a selected area. Currently, five specialization areas (Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Production and Supply Chain Management, and International Business Management) are offered to the students. The seminar course on the specialization area will be decided at the start of each cycle according to the relevance and need of the job market.

Finance                                                                                                                       14 credit hours

  1. Specialization I: FN-531: Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
  2. Specialization II: FN-532: Capital Structure Management
  3. Specialization III: FN-543: Security Analysis and Investment Management


  1. Specialization III: FN-544: Management of Financial Institution
  2. Specialization IV: FN-545: Financial Derivatives and Engineering


  1. Specialization IV: FN-546: International Financial Management
  2. Specialization Seminar: FN-547: Seminar on Finance (By College)


Marketing                                                                                                                  14 credit hours

  1. Specialization I: MK-531: Consumer Behavior
  2. Specialization II: MK-532: Marketing Research

Specialization III: MK-543: Planning and Managing Retail Business


  1. Specialization III: MK-544: Sales and Distribution Management
  2. Specialization IV: MK-545: Services and Industrial Marketing


  1. Specialization IV: MK-546: Advertising Management
  2. Specialization Seminar: MK-547: Seminar on Marketing (By College)

Human Resource Management                                                                               14 credit hours

Specialization I: HR-531: Human Resource Planning and Development

  1. Specialization II: HR-532: Industrial Labour and Managerial Relations
  2. Specialization III: HR-543: Compensation Management


  1. Specialization III: HR-544: Performance Management: Systems and Strategies
  2. Specialization IV: HR-545: Industrial and Labour Legislation


  1. Specialization IV: HR-546: Strategic Human Resource Management
  2. Specialization Seminar: HR-547: Seminar on HRM (By College)

International Business                                                                                              14 credit hours

  1. Specialization I: IB-531: International Business Environment
  2. Specialization II: IB-532: Export Import Management
  3. Specialization III: IB-543: Intellectual Property Rights


  1. Specialization III: IB-544: International Marketing
  2. Specialization IV: IB-545: International Financial Management


  1. Specialization IV: IB-546: Strategies of Multinational Companies
  2. Specialization Seminar: IB-547: Seminar on HRM

Production and Supply Chain Management (P&SCM)                                       14 credit hours

  1. Specialization I: PS-531: Purchasing and Material Management
  2. Specialization II: PS-532: Designing and Managing the Supply Chain
  3. Specialization III: PS-543: Production Planning and Control


  1. Specialization III: PS-544: Warehouse and Inventory Management
  2. Specialization IV: PS-545: Facility Location Management


  1. Specialization IV: PS-546: Network Design
  2. Specialization Seminar: PS-547: Seminar on P&SCM
  3. PRO 400: Internship or Thesis             5 credit hours



Evaluation Scheme

Medium of instruction and examination shall be English.


The evaluation processes for the courses are divided as:

Course Internship Thesis Work
IA SEE R OE VV Total R EV VV Total
30 70 40 20 40 100 40 20 40 100

IA= Internal Assessment

R= Report/ Thesis


OE= Organizational Evaluation

EV= External Evaluation

SEE= Semester End Examinations


The evaluation process for the theoretical courses of 100 marks is divided into two parts. The first part-consists of Internal Assessment (IA) and the second part consists of the Semester End Examination (SEE). The internal (internal assessment) and semester end examination will carry 40 marks and 60 marks for MBA in each course except Thesis and Internship. The pass mark for the Internal Assessment shall be 16 marks for MBA respectively. Similarly for semester end examination 24 marks for MBA.


A candidate must have at least of 80% attendance of the number of classes offered in each course to be eligible for appearing for semester end examination. If the candidate has shortage of attendance in any course in a semester she/he shall not be allowed to appear for any examination in that semester. However the Dean may permit to appear in the concerned examination if the Dean is satisfied with the reasons cited by the candidate in his/her application for his absence in classes with the due recommendation of the Campus Chief/ Coordinator and the concerned subject teacher.


Internal Assessment: The faculty, who teaches the course, shall conduct the Internal Assessment. The faculty shall be accountable for transparency and reliability of the entire evaluation of the student in the concerned Course. The internal assessment of the students shall be as per the criteria given below:

Nature of Assessment Weightage
Class Test I (After 30% course coverage)

Class Test II (After 60% course coverage)

Class Test III/ Term Paper (After complete coverage)

40% (Average of best two)

BBA- 12 marks

MBA- 16 marks


95% above- 100% of marks

90% to 95%- 80% of marks

80% to 90%- 70% of marks


BBA- 6 marks

MBA- 8 marks

Group Discussion/Class Participation

Participation- 40% of marks

Argument- 40% of marks

Leading/Convincing- 20% of marks


BBA- 6 marks

MBA- 8 marks


Presentation Content- 30% of marks

Communication- 50% of marks

Organization of presentation- 20% of marks


BBA- 6 marks

MBA- 8 marks


Note: In case a student fails to secure 16 out of 40 for MBA in the internal assessment (all four components taken together), he/she shall not be allowed to appear for the Semester end examination. If candidate is not appearing in internal examination, she/he will be allowed one more chance to appear for retest and her/his passing marks (actual marks obtained in retest or passing marks whichever is less) will be consider for grade only.


Record of the internal assessment should be maintained by concerned faculty of the concerned colleges and made available to the office of Campus Chief/ Coordinator. Dean, Faculty of Management holds the right to ask for records of internal assessment from any college/campus after completion of semester. The details of records are to be maintained for one year from the date of semester end exam.


Semester End Examination: The semester end examination for the theoretical courses will be in written form of 60 marks for MBA. The University shall conduct this examination for each course at the end of each Semester. The duration of examination shall be 3 hours for each course. The objective of the semester end -examination is to examine the candidate’s creativity, comprehension, problem so1ving ability, interpretation, and awareness capabilities. The question patter of the Semester End Examinations is presented in the Annexure- II (MBA).


Internship/ Thesis

The Internship report or Thesis must be submitted by the end of three weeks after completion of the fourth semester end term exam. The format and evaluation pattern for the Internship/ Thesis is presented in the Annexure-III (MBA). A blanket of dates will be fixed for the students to defend his/her report / Thesis. In case student fails to appear in the assigned date he/she will lose the academic year and will appear in next year.