One Year MBA Programme at XLRI Jamshedpur

 | August 30,2013 02:35 pm IST

The One Year MBA trend is cooming to India. ISB Hyderabad was the pioneer in launching One Year MBA.

Now this program is offered in India by ISB, XLRI, IIM-A & S.P.JAIN. Few more institutes are also coming up with One Year MBA.

The approximate full MBA course fees are 14 lakhs at ISB Hydrabad, 2.5 lakhs at XLRI and 7.5 lakhs at IIM-A.

One Year MBA is an excellent value proposition for those who have left their jobs for higher studies. It takes into account the substantial and varied experience the selected executives bring to the classroom.

At XLRI, the One Year MBA group composition is of high achievers with 3 to 20 years of experience in domains like Marketing, Finance, HR, IT, R&D, Operations, and they are from various industry sectors like, Software, Steel, Consumer durables, FMCG, Banking, Petrochemical, Telecom, BPO, Media, Indian Army, etc. Students are from middle management to senior management level. Each student brings strengths to the program, enriching the learning experience for everyone in the class, sharing his/her experiences & challenges faced in industry.

To succeed in this accelerated and challenging program, you need the right combination of motivation, determination, skills and academic ability.

I am sharing some of the details of GMP program at XLRI for those who are planning for an MBA.

About General Management Programme
(One Year Full Time Residential MBA Programme)

The design of General Management Programme (GMP) is conceptualized on the Institute's well-established experience of designing and running postgraduate management programmes for exceptionally bright students and a wide range of executive education programmes for practicing managers. It takes into account the substantial and varied experience the selected executives bring to the classroom. The objective of the programme is to develop bright, enthusiastic, and aspirational business leaders.

Executives who have a bachelor's degree and have at least 3 years of work experience in an executive capacity are eligible for this programme. Corporate sponsorship is welcome but not essential. Participants are selected through a rigorous national level admission process.

The participants in this programme are having diverse backgrounds and come from reputable companies such as Patni, Syntel, LG, vCustomer, Transworks, Ashok Leyland, GTL, SBI, BSNL, SAIL and others. Various TATA group of companies such as Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Telco Constructions and Equipment Company Ltd., Tinplate Company of India Ltd, Timken, Tata International, Tata Rayerson has sponsored their executives to this programme.

Though the focus is on General Management, this programme offers dual specializations in areas of Marketing, Finance, Operations, Systems and HRM.

Selection Procedure
XAT Score & GD/PI

Courses Covered in General Management Program
Term I

  • Basic Financial Accounting & Cost Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Quantitative Techniques - I
  • Business Computing
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Communication

Term II

  • Basic Financial Management
  • Marketing Strategy & Implementation
  • Production Management - I
  • Quantitative Techniques - II
  • Macroeconomic Policy & Analysis
  • Organizational Theory & Design
  • Corporate Law
  • Industrial Relations

Term III

  • Advanced Financial Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Production Management - II
  • Operations Research
  • Management Information Systems
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Ethics

Term IV (Any Two Specializations)
Operations & Management

  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Enterprise Resource & Planning
  • Technology Management

Human Resources

  • Performance Management
  • Strategic HRM
  • IT Act & Labour Law
  • Organizational Change & Development


  • International Financial Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Security and Portfolio Management
  • Commercial Banking


  • International Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour & Market Research
  • Product & brand Management
  • Sales & Distribution Management

Information Systems Management

  • Business Value of IT Investment
  • Data Ware housing & Data Mining
  • E-business
  • Information Securtiy & Risk Management
  • IT Strategy


Contributed by -
Rajul Mehrotra,
B.E. (Computer Science), P. E. S. College of Engg, Aurangabad,
MBA (Finance & Operations), XLRI, Jamshedpur.