UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Turning Passion to Purpose

The program in Human Resource Management provides the  students an opportunity  to pursue their academic interests in the subject of Human Resources. The program in Business administration with major in Human Resource Management  focuses on the study of various aspects of business managment especially focussing on the human resource or people while maintaining the  significance of developing an understanding of core management functions .It introduces the various theoritical concepts of economics , accounting , business laws , marketing , finance and strategy which need to be considered during successful operation of any business in the  contemporary  world.  The program is designed to develop analytical thinking and a practical perspective among the management students and to go beyond   mere exploration of the texts by viewing the various aspects of human behaviour as an individual and in groups effecting the overall system i.e. organisation.

The Human Resource  major offers a unique approach to the study of human behaviour and its impact on overall performance of an organsiation . It enables students to engage in an informed contextual analysis of various human resource management practices in any organisation and interpretation in the overall business strategy . This program trains students to generate analysis and critical insights rooted in the appropriate methodological approaches, through reflective reading and writing practices, and imparted through both seminars ,tutorials,field work , projects and workshops in the respective major discipline.

Throughout the program a strategic and an application perspective has been incorporated and emphasized so as to provide the students with both a conceptual foundation along with an exposure to real life business scenarios. The course also emphasises on developing skills for employability while developing a sense of social responsibility and ethics. 

The courses give insight in human resource management  process of building , developing and retaining the employees in organisations from various sectors and business levels . The courses introduce students to various practices of recruitment , development and engagement of human resource and their contextual understanding, focusing on exploring multiple perspectives while anchored in a relevant theoretical framework of business management. 

The Program specific courses at the introductory level are designed  towards developing a foundation  and   critical understanding of concepts of business management. The content in intermediate courses is designed to  delve into the thematic aspects of each course and train the students into developing analytical skills for taking contextually informed decisions. The students will analyse the available literature on the best practices in field of business management especially focusing on people managment skills and issues  and refining on their foundation level knowldege and skills. Along with advanced courses in HR,  Capstone courses in Business Management like, corporate governance, Ethics, Business Strategy are also offered to develop a holistic and an integrated view of business, its ethical aspects and its effective governance. Along with electives in Business management,  a project in the area of finance domain is also incorporated to provide the students with exposure to real life applications in the domain and an overall understanding of the work environment.

Program Aims

This program intends to:

  • Provide a thorough learning in multiple areas of knowledge through the core courses in the area of Business Administration.
  • Enable the students to develop skill sets primarily communication and other soft skills relevant to the area of Business management.
  • Develop an understanding of concepts, relevant theoretical frameworks and multiple approaches in the study of business administration.
  • Equip the students with knowledge in all functional areas of business management like, finance, marketing, operations and human resource management.
  • Develop a foundation for understanding of human and organizational behaviour for developing a competitive advantage through human capital in challenging contemporary business scenario.
  • Equip students to critically analyse the various practices in Human Resource Management for affectivity in building, developing and retaining the HR in an organisation.
  • To train students to formulate some basic HRM activities

18 MAJOR COURSES

1. Principles of Management 7. Business Research Methods 13. Strategic Management
2. Quantitative Methods 8. Financial Management 14. Management Control Systems
3. Managerial Economics 9. Operations Management 15. Human Resource Planning & Staffing
4. Marketing Management 10. Entrepreneurship 16. Training & Development
5. People Management 11. Legal Aspects of Business 17. Performance & Compensation Management
6. Accounting for Managers 12. Business Ethics & Corporate Governance 18. Employment Laws & Industrial Relations

 

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

This course provides an overview of the key domains of the field of management. It enables them to develop a holistic understanding of the functions involved in developing and managing organizations and prepares them for deeper exploration of the management domain in future.

QUANTITATIVE METHODS

Objective is to provide the students with the necessary skills to apply data analysis techniques for management-decision making process. The purpose of this course is also to deal with the uncertainties accruing in decisions making process, where the focus will be primarily on self learning, critical reasoning, innovative & creative approaches to problem solving and logically presenting solutions.
Decision-Making is an essential part of the management process and pervades the activities of every business manager. This course helps students to understand and formulate managerial situations in a decision theoretic framework. They shall be exposed to fundamental optimization procedures and techniques to attain skills at structuring business problems & modelling them as mathematical programmes, software to solve such models, interpret solutions and use the solutions to answer domain-specific questions. It will focus on Modelling business situations.

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

This course provides a solid foundation of economic understanding for use in managerial decision-making.  The course provides students with the knowledge, tools and techniques to make effective economic decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainly.

MARKETING MANAGEMENT

This course provides a conceptual framework to the students to understand the function of marketing in an organization.  The course makes them vigilant of the marketing happenings in the real world.  It also helps students to apply the marketing concepts and theories to solve case studies and projects.  In conclusion, the course builds a foundation of Marketing function in an organization.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

This course is an introduction to organizational behaviour and human resource management for undergraduates. It discusses behaviour in organizations at individual, group and organizational levels and the practices and tools for managing human resources effectively. It enables students to understand the underlying aspects that drive behaviour in organizations and what tools and practices can be employed to direct individual actions towards organizational objectives.   

ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS

Accounting plays a vital role as an information system for monitoring, problem solving and decision-making. The course is designed to equip the participants with basic ideas, concepts and tools of Financial and Management Accounting.

BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS

The objective of the course is to enable students to understand the role and importance of research in improving managerial decisions when faced with uncertainty. Statistical methods are applied in all functional areas of business: accounting, finance, management, and marketing. The issue facing managers is not a shortage of information but how to use the available information to make better decisions. Statistical thinking includes the recognition that data are inherently variable and that the identification measurement, control, and reduction of variation provide opportunities for quality improvement.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

This course in Financial Management provides a detailed understanding of the Finance Function and its interrelationship with other areas of Business. It seeks to develop the foundation for financial management concepts. It Primarily helps the student to understand how businesses make investment, Financing, working capital management and dividend decisions and what are the key factors that influence these decisions.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

The aim of this course is to inculcate key concepts, basic issues, capabilities, limitations, and tools/technologies related to the operations function.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The 21st century has dawned with entrepreneurship as major force shaping the global economy. In today’s knowledge economy India is emerging as an ‘Entrepreneurial nation on a global map. At the heart of this entrepreneurial manifestation is the entrepreneurial mind set. Those who possess the spirit of enterprise have led, and will continue to lead, the economic revolution that has proved repeatedly to raise the standard of living for people everywhere. This course is broadly designed to help you join this revolution to bring about lasting, positive changes in your community, organization and around the world.
This interdisciplinary and integrated course thus tries to address two sets of students.
i) Those desirous of building entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors which can be applied across careers and work setting leading to creative & innovative solutions within community and organizational environment;
ii) Those having immediate entrepreneurial aspirations or considering being involved in starting an entrepreneurial venture at some point of his or her career.

LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS

This course provides conceptual understanding and interpretation of business & economic legislations governing corporate environment and  individual and corporate taxation.

BUSINESS ETHICS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The course is designed to develop a clear perspective on role of business and responsibility in society among students. It introduces student to ethical issues and dilemmas regarding what is right or wrong every day of working life. Understanding the responsibility of corporate boards and control mechanisms is essential to ensure prevention of irregular practices.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

The overall purpose of this course is to equip students of business management with the core concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management that will allow them to make better decisions both for their prospective companies and themselves. Strategic management is all about managing to achieve outstanding success; and the essential tasks of strategy are to identify the sources of superior business performance and implement a strategy that exploits these sources of superior performance.
This course reaffirms the relationship between strategic planning, formulation and implementation. The practical and interwoven theoretical nature of class deliberations will cull out the deeper understanding of strategy in business. This course enable a student to build business decisions based on careful analysis of resources, capabilities, competition and environment, where after the ‘whole will be more than the sum of the parts’.

MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEMS

Management control is a vital function within any organisation. An ineffective management control system can lead to significant losses, wealth destruction and can damage the reputation of an organisation. This course aims to examine the designing and functioning of an effective management control system and attempts to study aspects related to modification of such a system so as to ensure that the same remains in tune with the rapidly changing Business environment.

HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING AND STAFFING

The course will introduce the basics of HR planning and forecasting while dealing with important concepts, processes, and tools in recruitment and selection.
This course is designed to prepare students for a future career in HRM as well as post graduate level coursework. 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

In this course, undergraduate students of HRM are introduced to a framework to understand training and development function in an organization. It defines training and development as a tool of strategic importance in the success of an organization.
This course is designed to prepare students for a future career in HRM as well as post graduate level coursework. 

PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

Performance and compensation management is an integral and crucial part of HRM function in any organization. In this course, undergraduate students are introduced to the fundamental concepts and practices in this area. The course is designed to familiarize the students the basic understanding of the subject which they can apply in their career and higher study.

EMPLOYMENT LAWS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

A basic knowledge of employment related laws is a primary requirement for a student of Human Resource Management (HRM). In this course, undergraduate students of HRM are introduced to the fundamental statutes of the employment related laws in our country and the importance of employment relations. This course is designed to prepare students for a future career in HRM as well as post graduate level coursework. 

12 MINOR COURSES

1. Principles of Management 5. Business Research Methods 9. Human Resource Planning & Staffing
2. Quantitative Methods 6. Operations Management 10. Training & Development
3. Managerial Economics 7. Legal Aspects of Business 11. Performance & Compensation Management
4. People Management 8. Strategic Management 12. Employment Laws & Industrial Relations

 

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

This course provides an overview of the key domains of the field of management. It enables them to develop a holistic understanding of the functions involved in developing and managing organizations and prepares them for deeper exploration of the management domain in future.

QUANTITATIVE METHODS

Objective is to provide the students with the necessary skills to apply data analysis techniques for management-decision making process. The purpose of this course is also to deal with the uncertainties accruing in decisions making process, where the focus will be primarily on self learning, critical reasoning, innovative & creative approaches to problem solving and logically presenting solutions.
Decision-Making is an essential part of the management process and pervades the activities of every business manager. This course helps students to understand and formulate managerial situations in a decision theoretic framework. They shall be exposed to fundamental optimization procedures and techniques to attain skills at structuring business problems & modelling them as mathematical programmes, software to solve such models, interpret solutions and use the solutions to answer domain-specific questions. It will focus on Modelling business situations.

MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

This course provides a solid foundation of economic understanding for use in managerial decision-making.  The course provides students with the knowledge, tools and techniques to make effective economic decisions under conditions of risk and uncertainly.

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

This course is an introduction to organizational behaviour and human resource management for undergraduates. It discusses behaviour in organizations at individual, group and organizational levels and the practices and tools for managing human resources effectively. It enables students to understand the underlying aspects that drive behaviour in organizations and what tools and practices can be employed to direct individual actions towards organizational objectives.   

BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS

The objective of the course is to enable students to understand the role and importance of research in improving managerial decisions when faced with uncertainty. Statistical methods are applied in all functional areas of business: accounting, finance, management, and marketing. The issue facing managers is not a shortage of information but how to use the available information to make better decisions. Statistical thinking includes the recognition that data are inherently variable and that the identification measurement, control, and reduction of variation provide opportunities for quality improvement.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

The aim of this course is to inculcate key concepts, basic issues, capabilities, limitations, and tools/technologies related to the operations function.

LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS

This course provides conceptual understanding and interpretation of business & economic legislations governing corporate environment and  individual and corporate taxation.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

The overall purpose of this course is to equip students of business management with the core concepts, frameworks and techniques of strategic management that will allow them to make better decisions both for their prospective companies and themselves. Strategic management is all about managing to achieve outstanding success; and the essential tasks of strategy are to identify the sources of superior business performance and implement a strategy that exploits these sources of superior performance.
This course reaffirms the relationship between strategic planning, formulation and implementation. The practical and interwoven theoretical nature of class deliberations will cull out the deeper understanding of strategy in business. This course enable a student to build business decisions based on careful analysis of resources, capabilities, competition and environment, where after the ‘whole will be more than the sum of the parts’.

HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING AND STAFFING

The course will introduce the basics of HR planning and forecasting while dealing with important concepts, processes, and tools in recruitment and selection.
This course is designed to prepare students for a future career in HRM as well as post graduate level coursework. 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

In this course, undergraduate students of HRM are introduced to a framework to understand training and development function in an organization. It defines training and development as a tool of strategic importance in the success of an organization.
This course is designed to prepare students for a future career in HRM as well as post graduate level coursework. 

PERFORMANCE AND COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

Performance and compensation management is an integral and crucial part of HRM function in any organization. In this course, undergraduate students are introduced to the fundamental concepts and practices in this area. The course is designed to familiarize the students the basic understanding of the subject which they can apply in their career and higher study.

EMPLOYMENT LAWS AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

A basic knowledge of employment related laws is a primary requirement for a student of Human Resource Management (HRM). In this course, undergraduate students of HRM are introduced to the fundamental statutes of the employment related laws in our country and the importance of employment relations. This course is designed to prepare students for a future career in HRM as well as post graduate level coursework.