The basic objectives of an M.B.A. program are:

  • To impart and develop the right kind of values and attitude to function effectively in Managerial and administrative positions business, industry, public system and the government.
  • To impart the students with current and relevant knowledge from the field of management theory and practice.
  • Contributors to national development by promising a better quality of life.
  • To provide opportunities to the students for developing necessary managerial skills.


The MBA Programme is the Flagship Programme of "Indian School of Science & Management". The programme aims to produce world-class business leaders, attention will be paid to see that they are matured enough to work in work group & teams.

This programme lays the foundation for conceptual and analytical reasoning and gives the students an insight into the dynamics of business environment. The course material and design are oriented towards current and emerging issues in management.

Programme structure :

See yourself at ISSM today, and here's where you will see yourself two years down the line.

The prestigious programme of Master of Business Administration (MBA) is spread over two years and consist four semester, each approximately of 6 months. The entire package consists of 29 theoretical papers and 2 projects.

Guest lecturers supplement regular course work. Students are encouraged to take up dissertation work and do projects on "Contemporary Concerns" under the guidance of faculty.

There is a strong emphasis on project work as a part of regular course. While working on projects students are required to interact with managers from the industry. A student graduating from "ISSM" would have carried out one major project, 2 mini projects and one summer internship.

First year :

The first year of the course presents the students with a comprehensive view of the management discipline. A broad perspective of the industrial environment is presented and a sound foundation is laid for advanced learning in the second year. All the courses in the first year are core courses and compulsory.

At the end of First year students have to undergo a summer internship program (SIP) for 45 days in organization, working on a project on a significant aspect or problem relating to any functional area. The main purpose of SIP is to provide students with the opportunity to closely observe the operations and environment of an organization and relate what they have learnt in the classroom to actual practice.

Second year :

In the second year, students specialize in functional areas of their interest. There is a great emphasis on their application of knowledge gained in the form of projects, group exercises and case discussions. In the second year, a student shall select a specialization area (Dual specialization), from the following Functional areas:

  • Marketing Management (Common)
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management

Students are also required to submit a project report on SIP undergone by them individually in the beginning of second year. A student submitting his / her project, reports of industrial internship is expected to make a seminar presentation and undergo a viva-voce examination

The performance of each student is continually evaluated and rigorously monitored by faculties to motivate them to excel.

Method of Instruction/teaching:

The faculty employs the latest techniques in teaching and training the students. The methods used are: Classroom Lecture, well prepared teaching contents with OHP, Power point presentations, Case Studies, Seminars, Group Exercises, take home Assignment, Presentation of written reports, business and behavioural games. There are guest lectures from professors from leading universities and corporate leaders.

Attendance, Evaluation and Grading :

In order to inculcate organizational discipline among the student and to make the learning process more effective, attendance has made compulsory. Each class session is for 90 minutes. A student must have at least 75% attendance in each course in order to be allowed to sit in the examination in the respective course.

Performance of the students in each course is evaluated thoroughly and continuously through devices such as:

  • Class Participations
  • Written Examination
  • Online Exams
  • Quiz Competition
  • Seminar
  • Home Assignments
  • Group Discussion
  • Case Presentations
  • Projects and Final Comprehensive Examination.

The maximum marks allotted for each course is 100. These 100 marks are distributed between internals and final examination in the ratio of 25:75.

Course structure :

  • Management principles and Practice
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods for Management
  • Executive Communication
Elective / Diploma 1
  • Entrepreneur Development
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Research Methods for management
  • Business Environment & Ethics
Elective / Diploma 2
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovations
  • International Business
  • Management Information System
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Computer Applications:Integrating Business Process through SAP
  • Summer Placement Project
  • Report & Viva-Voce
Elective / Diploma 3
  • Legal Aspects of Business
Electives for III Semester

Students can choose any four of the following:

  • Integrated Marketing Communication (Promotion Management)
  • Export Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Rural Marketing
  • Financial Services
  • Equity research & Portfolio Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Managing of Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Events Management
  • Advanced Production Management
  • Electronic Commerce
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Integrated Materials Management
  • Quality management Systems
  • Retail Management
  • Hospital Operations Management
  • Hospital Architecture and design
  • Hospitality Management
  • Strategic Management: Indian Global context
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Computer Applications:Integrating Business Process through SAP
  • Practical

  • 1. Management Practice
    2. Comprehensive Viva-Voice (Internal)
Elective / Diploma 4
  • Business Plan
Electives for IV Semester

Students can choose any four of the following :

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Distribution Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Cost Management (Strategic)
  • Organizational Development
  • Labour Welfare and Industrial Relations
  • Software Project Management
  • Data Mining
  • Technology Management
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Total Quality Management
  • e-Marketing
  • Public Health System and health insurance
  • International Health Management
  • Cross cultural Management
Optional course (CFP)

Certified financial planner is an international certificate conferred by finanical planning Standards Board,India.The cerficate is recongnized across 23 countries in the world and the charter members of FPSB,India include reputed MNC like Citibanks,HSBC,HDFC,Max NewYork Life,Deutsche Bank.etc..Who have declared in public that first preference would be given to CFP certificate as and when recruitment needs arises in the area of financial planning.

Academic Team :

ISSM appoints faculty from among the best available sources across the continents to provide world class learning experience to the students acquire professional and academic excellence. They actively participate in developing curriculum, designing innovative course, deciding upon the method of delivery and process of evaluation.

The faculties assesses their performance on the basis of innovation in course design and development, nurturing productive institutional alliances, industry orientation through consultancy, generation of industry support, setting up of facilities through industry, support of research projects and other scholarly activities.

Fostering healthy collaboration between the faculty and the students, building mutual trust and respect are the hall marks of the faculty in ISSM.

Faculties Associated With ISSM :

Dr.V.Nagarajan Dr.V.S.Murali Dr.Maya Rathnasabapathy
Dr.Sukumar raju Prof.U.V.Bhanu Prof.S.Krishnamoorthy
Prof.V.Sridharan Prof.A.V.Srinivasan Prof.A.Sridhar
Prof.P.Appalaraju Prof.R.Murali Prof.T.Krishnan
Prof.V.Manoj Prof.Shiju Radhakrishnan Prof.R.Subramanian
Prof.Hariharan Prof.Harindranath Prof.Vinod Narayanan
Prof.Palaniswamy Prof.Sherbin Neil Jefferson Prof.Arun Kumar .R
Prof.Vaidegi .T Prof.Archana .T Prof.Rebecca.B.D
Prof.S.Mahadevan Prof.T.Ravi Kumar Prof.Anki Jemila
Prof.Sabari Ragavendran Prof.R.P.Monikandan Prof.Balarama Murthy
Prof. Aparna Mishra Prof. Mohana Ganesh Prof. Girivas
Prof. Vijay Balaji Prof. Barani Kumar Prof. Paramesh


Though the life at ISSM is difficult but we arrange many stress busters activity to keep our student motivated. A few examples are:

  • Felicita - A management and Cultural fest, where students can explore the managerial skills them.
  • Spark - ISSM has started with the one day annual workshop on orientation on career development program
  • Industrial Visit - "learning without classroom". Industrial tour gives opportunity to our students to interact with different industry and corporate.
  • Local Industrial Visit
  • Let’s Earn – one day earning experience for the first year students.
  • Branz Exhibition
  • Save Life - Blood Donation Camp – Making student understand the social responsibility.
  • Ethnic Day
  • Business Real Time
  • Feel the Heat
  • HR/Finance/Marketing Week
  • Shadowing VIP
  • New Product Development
  • Discovering History
  • Movie Creation
  • News Reading

Apart from the events every week competitions like Business Plan, Business quiz, Awareness program, are organized to keep students update with corporate life. Students at ISSM are also encouraged to participate in different inter-college competition, events and fest.

Spark 2012

ISSM has started with the one day annual workshop on orientation on career development program “Spark 2012”. In Spark 2012 the prospective Management students from different colleges & universities all across tamilnadu including Chennai participated to know and understand the value and importance of managerial skills. Spark was programmed with an aim of making prospective management students realize the value of education in management.

The Spark 2012 started with the inauguration by Director Dr. M. Parkavi.

Eminent people from corporate spoke to enlighten participants about the corporate requirement, which was followed by different training sessions on:

  • Career Opportunities in management
  • Attitude & Behavior Transformation
  • Gearing Up For The Corporate World

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