Course Structure & Curriculum

 

IMI Bhubaneswar follows trimester system. Students admitted to the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) must undergo a rigorous two year of course work unless exemption is granted to them for the first year of the courses. In the first year, the students will pursue the core courses spread over 3 trimesters.

The subjects to be studied by the students in first year are as follows:

Table I: List of courses in first year 

Sl.No.

Subject

Credit

 1

Organizational Behaviour

2 Credit

2

Managerial Economics

2 Credit

3

Information Technology for Decision Making

2 Credit

4

Marketing Management

2 Credit

Operations Management

2 Credit

6

Strategic Management

2 Credit

7

Financial Accounting & Management

2 Credit

8

Human Resource Management

2 Credit

9

Quantitative Techniques

2 Credit

10

Research Methodology

2 Credit

Total Credits

20 Credits


On successful completion of first year, the students will be promoted to the second year. During the second year, the students are required to pursue the courses as per the details below:

Table II: List of courses in second year 

Sl. No.

Subject

Credit

1

3 elective courses of 3 credits each

9 Credits

2

Advanced Research Methods

3 Credits

3

Qualitative Techniques

3 Credits

4

Teaching Methods and Pedagogy

3 Credits

5

Seminar Paper

4 Credits

6

Review Paper Based on the Literature on the Thesis Related Topic

4 Credits

Total Credits

26 Credits


However, if the student is exempted from doing the first-year course work, he/she will be required to do two additional papers i.e. Statistics and Research Methodology in order to brush their knowledge on these two important courses. Each of these courses will be of two credits. Therefore, the courses required to be undertaken by the student exempted from the first-year course work are as per the table below:

Table III: List of courses for the student exempted from first year course work

Sl. No.

Subject

Credit

1

Statistics

2 Credits

2

Research Methodology

2 Credits

3

3 elective courses of 3 credits each

9 Credits

4

Advanced Research Methods

3 Credits

5

Qualitative Techniques

3 Credits

6

Teaching Methods and Pedagogy

3 Credits

7

Seminar Paper

4 Credits

8

Review Paper Based on the Literature on the Thesis Related Topic

4 Credits

Total Credits

30 Credits


The student will be required to take 3 electives from his/her area of specialization. Instead of opting for an elective course in the area, a student can also work on a Course of Independent Study (CIS) under a faculty member. In case a student decides to work on the CIS, the same will be considered as an Elective Course.
The classes for the course work will be delivered in the blended learning mode where most of the classes will be held online and students will be required to come to the campus occasionally.

The students will be required to prepare the seminar paper and the paper based on the review of literature as a part of their coursework. These papers would be presented in the in-house monthly research seminar and should be of publishable quality. The student is required to appear for Comprehensive Exam (CE) at the end of the course and on successful completion, will commence work on thesis.

The tentative list of area wise electives is given below:

Table IV: Area wise Elective courses

Area-Decision Science & Operations Management

  • Advanced Service Operations Management
  • Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Advanced Supply Chain Management
  • Inventory Theory
  • Supply Chain Coordination and Contracts

Area-Organizational Behaviour/ Human Resource Management

  • Theory and Research in Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Group Processes
  • Advances in HRM
  • Organizational Theory and Design
  • Diversity Management

 

 

Area-Finance and Accounting

  • Quantitative Research Methods in Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Algorithmic Finance and Trade
  • High Frequency Finance
  • Computational Finance
  • Contemporary Research in Management Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Qualitative Research in Accounting and Finance

Area-Information Management and Analytics

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Block Chain
  • Data Visualization & Dashboard 
  • E-Business: Model & Analytics

Area-Marketing

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Consumer Research
  • Marketing Theory
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Services Marketing

Area-Strategy and General Management

  • Entrepreneurship
  • CSR & Sustainability
  • Corporate Governance
  • Theories of the Firm


Areas of Research

The faculty at IMI Bhubaneswar guides the FPM students and provides them an opportunity to do research in cutting edge and contemporary topics like;

1. Social media analytics for superior customer experience
2. Customer sentiment analysis using unstructured data
3. Social Network Analysis
4. Text Analysis of Financial Reports
5. Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding
6. Fixed income analytics
7. Green Financing
8. Commodities
9. Supply chain risk management
10. Buyer-supplier relationship
11. Value co-creation
12. Impact of digital transformation on supply chain
13. Industry 4.0 and manufacturing ecosystem
14. Diversity and Inclusion
15. Impact of Technology in HRM
16. Servant Leadership