Nirma University Institute of Management

The Nirma Insititute of Management is one of the best management colleges in Gujarat. With a student- centric approach to learning and emphasis on the all- round development of its students, the Institute aims at producing capable professionals who turn out to be assets for the country.

Armed with state-of-the-art infrastructure, round-the-clock IT support, modern facilities, comfortable accommodation, a vibrant cultural environment and a stellar placement record, the Institute has made a name for itself for producing highly skillful and socially sensitive executives and entrepreneurs.

Core Beliefs

The Nirma University has consciously adopted a student- centric approach to learning. Students are encouraged to hone their personality through co- curricular activities. The teaching process incorporates ICT tools and technology to nurture lifelong learning skills and focus on entrepreneurship and employability. It is a conscious attempt at Nirma University to be socially relevant and sensitive. The curricula and pedagogy offered at the University caters to societal needs and demands and includes a component of applied research to address organizational and societal problems. The holistic approach adopted by the University helps establish strong linkages with the industry, academia, research organisations, alumni and civil society.

Accreditation

The Institute of Management is a constituent of Nirma University, which is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India with ‘Á’grade. The Nirma Institute of Management has also got international accreditation "South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS)" for five years by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), an international association, and a "SAARC Recognized Body.

Rankings

The Nirma Institute of Management has consistently improved its performance and ranking over the years. It has been ranked as the 3rd best Private B-School in the Top leading B-Schools of Super Excellence by CSR-GHRDC B-School Survey in 2018. It has also been ranked as the top 22nd best B-School and published in the Dalal Street Investment Journal in February 2018. The rankings are a reflection of the high quality work being done at the institute by a team of highly qualified and talented faculty and dedicated students. It is a stamp of approval for everything that the Institute stands for.

The Nirma University- Institute of Management offers a unique opportunity to students to study in state-of-the-art infrastructure under the guidance of well-qualified and experienced faculty members, a perfect platform to launch their dream careers and become successful in their lives.

Placement

The industry has consistently reposed faith in the ability of students graduating from the Institute. Several industry leaders visit the campus annually to offer lucrative placement opportunities, across various sectors, to the students of the Institute. Some of the names include:

The Nirma Institute of Management provides a world class environment for students to help them in their journey to become successful executives and entrepreneurs.

Infrastructure

The infrastructure of the Nirma University has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of students and give them a safe and healthy environment, so that they can channelize their energy on their career growth. The buildings have air- conditioned lecture halls, all classrooms are equipped with multi-media tools and audio- visual equipments. The seminar halls and auditoriums provide a platform to students to interact with established names from the industry and also to bring out their creativity. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled, underlining the university’s emphasis on integrating technology in the curriculum.

Library Resource Centre

For a university to function, it needs to have a well-stocked library that satiates the students’ need for books, e-journals, magazines, online databases and other such things. Each institute of the Nirma University houses a Library Resource Centre. The library at Nirma Institute of Management houses rich collection of information resources in Business, Humanities and Social Sciences. For the convenience of the students, the library provides them access to online databases such as, EBSCO’s Business Source Complete and Academic Search Complete, Emerald Management 150, JSTOR, ISI Emerging Market, OUP e-Bundle, Frost and Sullivan, CMIE’s ProwessIQ and so on.

Academic Areas

The Nirma Institute of Management has a wide variety of disciplines to offer its students. All major aspects of business and management are taken care of and the students get trained in these various aspects, to enable them to excel in their careers later on. The Academic Areas offered by the Institute are:

Economics and Finance

Marketing

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques

Information Management

Organizational Behaviour

Human Resource

General Management


Specializations

The Nirma Institute of Management offers a two-year full-time residential programme in specializations such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Operations, Information Management, International Business and strategic Management and Business Analytics. The first year comprises core courses and general elective courses. The second year consists mainly of specialisation elective courses. Some of the major specialisations choices in the second year include:

Business Analytics

  • Business Analytics and Data Visualization
  • Data Science
  • Big Data
  • Python and R
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

General Management

  • Environmental Management
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Research Project
  • Management Consulting
  • Managerial Oral Communication

International Business

  • Export- Import Management
  • Export- Import Policy, Procedures and Documentation
  • International Business
  • International Business Laws
  • International Market Research
  • International Organizations, Regional Blocks, & WTO
  • International Technology Transfer
  • Multinational Corporations
  • International Trade
  • Global Management
  • International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Information Management

  • Client Server Application Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Information Technology Strategy for Business
  • E-Business Management
  • Relational Database Management Systems
  • Software Project Management
  • Telecommunication and Networking for Business
  • Multi-Media Management
  • Security and Control of Information Systems
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Knowledge Management
  • Telecommunications Management
  • Technology Enabled Operations Management
  • IT Infrastructure and Process Management

Finance

  • Bank Management
  • Management of Direct and Indirect Taxes
  • Management of Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • International Finance
  • Management Control Systems
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Management Control Systems
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Working Capital Management
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Econometrics for Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Stochastic Calculus in Finance
  • Economic Analysis of Asset Prices
  • Economics of Bond and Derivatives Markets
  • Wealth Management
  • Valuation
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • International Financial Reporting System
  • Financial Modeling Using Spreadsheets
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Time Series Analysis
  • Direct Tax Planning
  • Indirect Taxes

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Managing A Growing Organization
  • New Venture Creation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Case Studies of Entrepreneurs
  • Industry, Government And Society
  • High Technology Venture Creation
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Sustainable Competitive Advantage for Business
  • Strategizing Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Indian Philosophy, Values & Management
  • Strategic Applications of Game Theory
  • Managing Strategic Alliances
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business History

Marketing

  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • International Marketing
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Retail Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Managing Corporate Relations
  • Direct Marketing
  • Rural Marketing
  • Internet Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • New Product Development
  • Advanced Marketing Research
  • Sales Management
  • Marketing Channel Management
  • Marketing of High-Tech Products
  • Product Management
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Marketing Models
  • Return on Marketing Investment
  • Entertainment Marketing
  • Societal Marketing
  • Franchising
  • Events Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing
  • Contagion Marketing

Operations Management

  • Logistics Management
  • Operations Management in Services
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • World Class Manufacturing
  • Project Management
  • Technology Management
  • Management of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Organizations
  • Statistical Techniques in Quality Control
  • Operations Strategy & Competitiveness
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Data Analytics and Data Mining

Human Resource Management

  • Compensation Management
  • Employee Relations & Labour Laws
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Organization Development & Change Management
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Training and Development
  • Human Resource Development
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Human Resource Analytics
  • Human Resource Information System
  • Power, Influence and Leadership
  • Managerial Competencies and Career Development
  • Understanding and Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Stress Management

Organizational Behaviour

  • People Management and Leadership
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Personality Development & Business Etiquette
  • Coaching and Counseling
  • Management of Co-operation and Conflict
  • Personal Growth Laboratory
  • Transactional Analysis
Sports and Recreation

The Nirma Institute of Management provides ample opportunity to students to refresh themselves and utilise the various sports facilities. The Nirma University has dedicated grounds for basketball, volleyball, tennis, cricket, football, as well as, a modern gymnasium. The students are free to use these facilities and develop a holistic personality.

Outcome Based Education (OBE)

Outcome Based Education is a learner centric approach to education. The idea is to shift from lower order thinking to higher order thinking and learning. The approach makes way for increased interaction between the faculty and students. The faculty sets challenging standards of performance to push the students to engage deeply with the issues they are learning.

International Exposure

Students of the Nirma Institute of Management get ample opportunities to enrich themselves and learn from the world. The Institute has signed MoUs for academic collaboration with a number of Foreign Universities, such as:

  • HOF University, Germany
  • Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Han Yang University, South Korea
  • Texas A&M University – Commerce, USA
  • California State University, USA
  • National Institute of Securities Markets (An educational initiative of SEBI)
  • Universiti Utara, Malaysia
  • Coggin College of Business, North Florida University, USA
  • Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, USA
  • Skyline University College, Sharjah UAE

In addition to this, the Institute also organises at least one International Conference every year, which provides an opportunity to the students and faculty to interact with eminent scholars from India and abroad.

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