SCMS School of International Studies

About SCMS School of International Studies (SSIS)

SSIS was set up in 1998 by the Prathap Foundation for Education and Training , to widen its knowledge base under which MOUs are established with various International Universities to include their course structure and teaching methods so that students have access to ‘best of both worlds’ in several senses. SCMS was one among the few private institutions in India to establish academic tie-up with top foreign Universities for teaching, curriculum development and faculty and student exchange as early as 2000, starting with University of Canberra. SSIS now has tieups with 28 Universities across the world. SCMS is also part of IS:link (Information Systems Student Exchange Network) , an international cooperation program of universities across to give students of information systems the opportunity to spend a semester abroad.

The first such course offered was Master of Marketing Communication by the University of Canberra at SCMS campus. Students had the option of going to Australia for the 2nd year of studies. The Universities with which SCMS Group has MOUs currently, are listed here. Faculty from these Universities visit SCMS Cochin and teach full courses. Students also come and attend one or two semesters. SCMS faculty and students also reciprocate the arrangement.

SCMS GROUP MOUs with Universities

SCMS Group of Institutions has tie-ups with several national and international Universities/Institutions for knowledge sharing, faculty and student exchange and research collaborations. Some of them are:

Collaborations and Associations


MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) DEGREE PROGRAM from Haile College of Business , Northern Kentuky University

About NKU

Near Cincinnati, NKU is an expanding metropolitan university with more than 16,000 students and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Seven miles southeast of Cincinnati in the serene suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, NKU has established itself as a premier institution in the region by offering good education at competitive prices.

With 10 of the Fortune 500 companies operating in the area, NKU provides students with a wealth of opportunities for professional advancement. By granting access to all people seeking higher education, NKU is committed to advancing student success that is in line with the demands of the area. Students are also prepared for successful careers and community engagement through the Success by Design strategic framework.

• 16,000 + Student Enrolment • 90+ Majors , 22 Master's Programs , 1 Law School • 11 Years in a Row America's Best Colleges Forbes • 19:1 Student to Faculty Ratio • Highland Heights Named One of the Safest Cities

Haile College of Business (HCB) The Haile College of Business, which has more than 2,000 students, aims to educate and engage the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati business community by offering globally applicable, cutting-edge, and sustainable programmes and practises. Twelve undergraduate degrees and three master's degree programmes are available from the college. For more information, visit

HCB has accreditation of AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The Haile College of Business MBA program offers challenging academic programs and collaborative experiences for students as well as professional skills and competencies for their chosen career.


A. Admission Standards

The admission standards for NKU’s MBA degree will be applied to students from SCMS. The following factors will be used as standards to screen the applicant:

  • 1. Students with the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.*
  • 2. Students should have earned a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average on a scale of 4.0.
  • 3. Leadership potential demonstrated through work experience, community service, research projects, extracurricular activities, or other acceptable means.
  • 4. MAT test score of 550 and above and TOEFL iBT equal to 79 (550 paper-based) or above, or IELTS equal to 6.5 or above.
  • 5. All applicants who do not have a 4-year Indian degree must submit a certificate of completion for Pre-MBA coursework consisting of at least 30 credit hours to be completed at SCMS.
  • 7. A satisfactory score in English Language Proficiency include TOEFL iBT equal to 79 (550 paper-based) or above, or IELTS equal to 6.5 or above.
  • B. Curriculum and Delivery Method

    The program is 33 credit hours and will be offered as follows:

  • SCMS AACSB qualified faculty will teach eight MBA courses (14 credit hours) at the SCMS campus in Kerala, India. NKU will credential SCMS faculty teaching in this program.
  • NKU will make the appropriate MBA course syllabus available to SCMS faculty, who will teach the seven MBA courses (14 credit hours).
  • NKU faculty members will teach 19 credit hours** at NKU's campus (Highland Heights, KY).
  • The overall program will take 18-24 months to complete.
  • *: Candidates who do not have a 4-year Indian degree must go through a Pre-MBA coursework consisting of at least 30 credit hours to be offered by SCMS.
  • **: Specialization courses offered by NKU faculty on Supply Chain, Marketing , Analytics and Finance.
  • For appointments and queries, please contact us.
    SCMS School of International Studies,
    SCMS Campus, Muttom, Aluva
    Kochi– 683106, Kerala, India.
    Tel: +91 484 2623800
    Mobile : +91 9846140006
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