Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The two-year full-time MBA is School of Management & Commerce, Poornima University’s flagship programme, spread across four semesters and offering specializations in Marketing & HR, Marketing & Finance. The structure of the programme is designed to give students the best in industry exposure and a nurturing classroom environment, to help them become the leaders of tomorrow, in the specialization of their choice.
Preparation for competitive exams
Microsoft Business Intelligence
BSE certified courses
Campus recruitment training
Soft skills training
SPSS Advanced Excel
Minimum 48% (45% for ST/SC/OBC/SBC) in Three years Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3) from a recognized University or equivalent.
|MBA Courses||Semester Fee|
|Marketing and Finance||Rs. 50000|
|Marketing and HR||Rs. 50000|
Administrative Fee – Rs 10,000 & Caution Money (refundable) – Rs 5,000
|If application of withdrawal Received||Deduction to be made|
|Before 15 Days of Commencement of Classes||INR 5000|
|Within 15 days of Commencement of Classes||10% of annual fees (tuition + development + Admin)|
|More than 15 days but less than 30 days of
Commencement of Classes
|20% of annual fees (tuition + development + Admin)|
|After 30 days of the date of commencement of classes||No Refund|
|1. Minimum deduction of INR 5000 will be done against cancellation|
|2. Any admission after 30 days of commencement of class will not be eligible for any refund of any sort|
*As per session 2020-21, subject to change for session 2021-22
|MBA Scholarships on tuition fee|
|Aggregate Percentage in UG||Before 31st July 2020||1st Aug. to 31st Aug. 2020||1st Sept. to 20th Sept. 2020|
|Between 75% to 84.99 %||70%||45%||25%|
|Between 65% to 74.99 %||50%||35%||20%|
|Between 55% to 64.99 %||30%||20%||10%|
How to apply
During the academic session 2019–20, the second and the final year of the MBA batch, the students have participated in the campus selection process for recruitment in around 25 following companies:
- CANARA HSBC
- JUST DIAL
- LOCUS RUGS
- AXIS BANK
- INFOSYS BPM
- AAVAS FINANCE
- AU BANK
- SPANDANA SPHOORTY
- SBI INSURANCE
- ADITYA BIRLA
- ICICI PRUDENTIAL
- ACTIVANT SOLUTION
- HIKE EDUCATION
- AMCAT TEST
- SHREE RAM TRANSPORT FINANCE
- CGPA : Typically, we need to maintain a CGPA of 7/10 for attending interview rounds for most of the companies. If you have 6.5 CGPA, then it is also acceptable in many cases. The eligibility requirement for minimum aggregate score varies from year to year and from company to company.
- Age : The age-limit can play a vital role, especially for the banking companies coming for campus placements, as the age of the candidate should NOT be more than 27 years in most of the cases.
- Certifications/ Apprenticeship/ Achievements : Many financial companies lookout for certifications such as CFA, DBF, etc. Digital Marketing companies usually require Google and other domain-specific certifications. Sometimes, Operations companies seek candidates with Six-sigma certification, Project Management certification, etc. Certifications are usually considered add-ons and do not guarantee a job.
- Backlog/ Past academic records : Before you apply for placements and register with the placement cell of college, make sure that you do not have any backlog; companies usually do not allow candidates with backlogs to sit for the interview sessions. Therefore, clear all the backlogs if any before the placements season so that you do not put yourself in trouble.
- Prior work experience : Some companies seek experienced candidates for some senior- level roles while some look exclusively for freshers, depending on the job requirements.
- Domain-specific knowledge : Few companies seek domain-specific candidates such as Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations, IT systems, Analytics, etc. However, most companies don’t look for domain-specific candidates during the campus interview process.
- UG-background : Some companies such as companies from Tech sectors exclusively recruit candidates from engineering background such as TCS and few looks for non- engineers such as Ramco Cements.
- Academic record : As said earlier, most of the top companies even take into consideration your X, XII and UG percentage. In most cases, it should be above 60 percent, sometimes even above 70 percent, based on a company’s requirements.
- Gender : Few financial companies have very gender-specific requirements and job roles. For instance, few FMCG companies give preference to female candidates.
- Language : Some companies prefer candidates with adequate knowledge of Hindi and the local language of a particular state.
- Location preference : Companies often recruit candidates for a specific job location. We should be in general open to work across PAN India locations.
- Personality : Personality is one of the most dynamic eligibility criteria that MBA graduates are judged on during placement drives for managerial jobs. Often recruiters are looking for some specific personality traits that the potential in the candidate to become a competent MBA professional. Some of these traits include Multitasking, Strategic Thinking, Decision-making skills, Stability and Fairness, Independent Thinking, Team Player.
- General Knowledge & Awareness : It is almost impossible to survive in a business environment without a good grasp on general
knowledge as well as a keen awareness of your surroundings. This knowledge can be used on
a daily basis to make tough but accurate business decisions, as well as find/create new
opportunities for the business. This is why proficiency in this domain is considered an
essential part of the eligibility criteria for MBA placements.
It showcases not only a candidate's willingness to learn and explore, but also their ability to apply this knowledge to improve their immediate surroundings, which in this case would be their colleagues, employees, and the business in general.
- Soft Skills : Much importance is given to the interpersonal skills during the personal interview round for
an MBA job. These include various interpersonal, social and other abstract skills that help
management professionals manage themselves and their teams effectively. Given below are
some of the soft skills that an MBA professional must have:
Leadership, Teamwork, Project management, Problem-solving, Good work ethic, Communication skills, Creativity, Collaboration, Positivity, Learning from criticism, Working under pressure
- MBA is a Master's degree and only recognised universities or colleges affiliated with such universities are allowed to offer a degree in Business Administration. Such universities follow one single curriculum designed for the course and offer other major degrees like Bachelors and Doctorate.
- PGDM is a course offered by colleges which are not affiliated with recognised universities or are not authorised to offer degrees. And therefore they offer Diploma courses which in a broader view come at the same level as an MBA. We then come to the inference that maybe we should always go for an MBA because it will have more value.
In terms of job prospects, there is absolutely no difference between MBA and PGDM if one comes from a reputed B School. In case one wishes to continue with their higher studies by going for a PhD or double MBA, preference is always given to a candidate with an MBA degree. Even though the difference between both is very less, MBA degree is given an edge for the simple reason that it is a Master's Degree and not a Master's Diploma.