SCMS School of Technology and Management offers a two-year,full time Master’s Program me in Business Administration. The institution is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It has also received 'A Grade' Accreditation from 'NAAC' and is ISO 9001:2015 Certified
The programme is aimed at building on the ability of the students to effectively manage people, manage information and also the financial resources. Training at SSTM adds to their repertoire of skills.
MBA programme of SSTM aims to develop competence in decision making, interpersonal skills, group relations skill and the ability to integrate and interrelate with people, along with a sense of responsibility towards society
The teaching methodology adopted for MBA at SSTM is in tune with the best programs in the country. The lecture format along with individual and small group study is a major component of the learning process. Our methodology is totally different from that of other business schools. Though theoretical inputs are essential to any business management programme, we do not give it undue emphasis. Our stress is on the overall development of the personality of the individual. We believe what one needs most are the skills to manage people, the ability to take decisions, to communicate effectively and to negotiate successfully. A sense of self confidence in everything one does as a manager is also very vital to succeed in life.
How effective one is in managing one's people to achieve the goals set for oneself decides one's success as a manager. Managing people needs special skills. If a person is to succeed in today's globally integrated and competitive business, economic and political environment, most of the skills listed below are absolutely essential.
One must have the ability to effectively communicate in a friendly manner. Though this looks easy, one needs tremendous amount of training to achieve this ostensibly simple skill
Wrong communication can lead to problems. Right communication in a wrong context also can create problems. Every individual has a right to respect self and hence interpersonal relations canbe maintained only by a trained mind. This skill is crucial to work in a team.
The dictatorial or hierarchical system of management is no more relevant today because people have several options. Humaneness and understanding of feelings and problems of others are qualities that have to be inculcated in future managers by training
Analytical mind is a product of training. When a person confronts a problem or faces a situation or has multiple choices from which to select one, his mind is put to strain. A well-trained analytical mind will have enough data in store to take correct decisions
A business professional will be called upon to negotiate hundreds of things every day. He may not be aware that he has to negotiate with his family, peers, superiors and subordinates in his office and a large number of other people in his everyday life, apart from formal business negotiations he is called upon to do. Training helps him avoid pitfalls and leads his family or organisation to success.
It is impossible for one to succeed if one lacks self-confidence. A person should be conscious of his strengths and weaknesses. His entire effort should be focused on getting over his weaknesses and build on strengths. This process of development calls for careful nurturing and hence the emphasis on building self-confidence through training. Only by proper training we can instill confidence in an individual, particularly in those who come from less endowed circumstances.
Marketing, Finance, Information Systems and Human Resources Management are the areas offered as specialisation by the University. A particular elective will be offered only if there is a minimum number of 20 students.
Teaching and training system at SSTM are not confined to the University syllabus. We teach many more subjects like Entrepreneurial Development, Contemporary issues in HR, Marketing, Knowledge Management, Wealth Management, Project Management and Funding to empower and help the students face the modern competitive global environment. Though these are non- credit courses, internal marks are awarded on the basis of the earnestness and interest the students show in the study of non-credit courses.
At SSTM, the faculty has total freedom to choose the method that is best suited for the session. A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills.
Lectures, case analysis, simulation games and exercises, syndicates, group discussions, video sessions, team projects, game plays, quiz programmes or computer simulations and practical project work are commonly used. These help develop conceptual, analytical and decision making skills and prepare students to face the challenges of the complex business and organizational environment. Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the faculty. Special attention is bestowed when core courses are taught.
This is a novel approach for betterment of education. Immediately after admission, the students are divided into groups of 8 or 10. Each group is assigned to a faculty member who will be their mentor for the remaining two years.
The groups meet to assess, analyse and rehearse. Skills are honed, programmes prepared and issues are discussed. Members of the groups prepare and make presentations. The assigned faculty member closely monitors activities of the group and provides necessary guidance.
This programme help students shed their inhibitions, develop communication skills and become good orators. It effectively supplements personality development programmes conducted at regular intervals by renowned experts at the campus
At SSTM, our MBA programme is re-engineered to be based as close as possible to the real-world criteria. Our faculty will apply their innovative professional expertise to help students assess, develop and apply all the managerial skills, which will make them effective managers.
As part of the teaching system, we conduct interface sessions periodically called Institute Industry Interaction (III) by inviting practising managers of different disciplines. These lively sessions help students familiarise with problems that a manager faces and solutions he arrives at in real-life situations
The invited industry leaders also help build rapport with students, making every session a rewarding experience for both.
The instructors will have the freedom to decide the criteria for internal evaluation of each course. However, the assessment criteria can include, internal assessment tests, assignments, project work, group / individual class presentations, case studies, seminars, attendance and class participation. The instructor will make available on LAN clear guidelines regarding the assessment criteria to the class before the commencement of the course. The internal assessment results will be published on the notice board and the students will be given at least a week to have clarifications, if any, before the external examination for the semester.
For all the courses, a written examination of the duration of three hours would be conducted at the end of each semester. Each examination carries a maximum of 60 marks. The end term examination is conducted by the Mahatma Gandhi University.
In case a candidate fails to secure the required minimum of 50 percent marks in the internal assessment, one may secure it by repeating the course altogether in a regular class in a subsequent semester. However, such improvement in sessionals for a course cannot be attempted more than once.
The minimum marks required for a pass in the MBA Programme is 50 percent.
Candidates who have secured not less than 60 percent marks in aggregate for all the four semesters shall be declared to have passed MBA degree examination in First Class. Candidates who have secured not less than 80 percent marks in aggregate for all the four semesters shall be declared to have passed MBA degree examination with Distinction. Candidates for the MBA degree shall be eligible to undergo the course of study in the subsequent semester and take the examination of that semester irrespective of the examination results of the previous semester, provided they have completed all the formalities of attendance, payment of all fees due to the University and registration for the examination in the earlier semesters.
No student shall be allowed to appear in the University examination of a course if he/she has not secured 75 percent of attendance for each course during semester.
Students who are specialising in Human Resource Management become members of HR Clan. They conduct surveys on HR perspectives, seminars, and also undertake specifi assignments on behalf of the industry.
Marketing Grid is an association of the management students of SCMS group having the following objectives:
The Grid organizes weekly meetings with practicing managers.
Panorama is an annual management meet of students. This two-day event brings together noted professionals in the areas of Finance, HR, Systems and Marketing
The Finance Forum is a forum of students who have an interest in the fi of fi The Finance Forum regularly organises seminars and lecture meetings with experts from the industry. Some of the issues discussed in the recent past are the National Budget, Credit Policy, Stock Exchange Simulations and Corporate Health.
SCMSwas the first business school in India to introduce a systematic training programme aimed at developing the personality of the students admitted for the PGDM programme. It was Stanford Business School in USA, which first identified the need for special training to aspiring management students. A study conducted by them found that many of their highly intelligent and high calibre students failed as managers in real life, for want of certain very essential human traits. They identified these traits and provided special training to every student who were enrolled in its management programme. Later surveys found the rate of failure significantly low. Hence, SCMS GROUP also decided to adopt the practice and give special emphasis to development of the overall personality of every enrolled student, in addition to state-of-the-art management coaching, based on a highly innovative and industry relevent curriculum. A series of programmes are conducted with the assistance of external experts who will be involved in sharpening skills in communication, inter-personal relationships, analytical ability, proficiency in public speaking, assertiveness, self-confidence, interview techniques etc, essential for the management professionals of tomorrow.
Admission to the MBA (Full Time) degree programme will be on the basis of merit as determined by the admission scores obtained by the candidate seeking admission. A rank list shall be prepared on the basis of the sum of the following three components.
Candidates will be called for the interview on 1:3 basis
A pass in any bachelor's degree examination of the Mahatma Gandhi University or an equivalent degree of any other University duly recognised by the Mahatma Gandhi University with not less than 50 percent marks in aggregate, i.e. in all parts of examination or a master degree examination with 50 percent mark in aggregates. And, a valid score in an entrance examination for admission to MBA.
For candidates belonging to the SC/ST communities, a pass in a bachelor degree examination is needed.
Degrees of other Universities
Candidates who have taken qualifying degrees from Universities other than M. G. University, Kottayam should obtain recognition of their degrees by the M. G. University. SCMS School of Technology and Management will not be responsible for any problem coming out of non-recognition of degrees of other universities by the M. G. University. SSTM will lend you all assistance in getting the recognition. Generally, all major Indian universities are recognised by the MG University. However, it is advisable to check their website or ask queries for clarifications
All prospective candidates are expected to submit the filled up application forms on or before the last date notified by the School. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. The following documents are also essential to make the application complete.
Send the application and other documents to:
THE ADMISSIONS OFFICER
THE ADMISSIONS OFFICER SCMS GROUP-COCHIN
Prathap Nagar, Muttom, Aluva,
COCHIN - 683 106, KERALA