Contribution of Experiential and Innovative learning to MBA

With continuous developments in today’s economy, it has become essential for higher education institutions to impart experiential and innovative learning to MBA students. The conventional methods of teaching MBA students are no more relevant in the present scenario as the demand for the professionals with global mindset, leadership skills of self-reflection and self-awareness, problem solving skills and management skills is on the high rise.

At Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies (MRIIRS, formerly MRIU), management studies have been tailored to suit today’s market dynamics in which experiential and innovative learning is implemented to keep the students abreast and engrossed through live field projects, prototyping, role-playing scenarios, meditation, global immersions, workshops, action research, simulations, socio-drama/psychodrama, and case studies, seminars, industry interface, guest lectures and 4-tier mentoring program. International student exchange programs are conducted to deepen their understanding of international market and to make them learn diverse ways to manage teams across time zones.

The key strength of their MBA programs is that hands-on training is provided to the students before exposing them to the real-world business situations. Industrial trainings help students develop required skills to resolve issues that arise in today’s economy, and for that they have associations with leading organizations for industrial visits and training programs. 

Ranked as Top emerging B-School of India in Management Institutes rankings 2017 by NHRDN, Faculty of Management Studies at MRIIRS offer dual specialization MBA program with Finance in collaboration with KPMG under which the academic delivery is given by KPMG experts. MBA in Healthcare Management is offered in collaboration with Fortis Healthcare which includes Hospital Attachment for one-day per week in first 3 semesters and full hospital attachment for 6 months in the 4th semester. This industrial experiential training ensures the adoption of real life skills by students. 

Business problems provide an opportunity to analyze, understand and resolve real-life management issues, for which case studies have been included as an essential part of their curriculum. In order to provide a platform to students for remarkable community relations and an opportunity to learn new skills, guest lectures are also conducted.  The institution also runs an entrepreneurship cell- UDYAM (E- Cell) to encourage students to pursue the rewarding path of entrepreneurship. 

In addition to all the above, Manav Rachna has eight Research and Innovation Clusters (RICS) with state-of-the-art research labs wherein management students are offered opportunities to work towards dream and produce new ventures.

With these ample opportunities, Manav Rachna ensures that their students move out of the traditional classroom and involve in experiential and innovative learning through hands-on experiences.

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