This course will help students analyze and construct both inductive and deductive arguments. It will help them in evaluating claims, avoiding fallacies while reasoning and making justifiable decisions. Students will hone their critical thinking and communication skills from a managerial perspective.
Students will learn the history behind the origins of management in India. The course would give students an insight into the milestones and important transitions any manager must be aware of, in addition to the pioneers who made valuable contributions to the space.
Students will learn about the modern managerial approach to ethical questions and situations in a business environment. They will learn theoretical concepts in Universal Ethics, Applied Ethics and CSR in conjunction with skills of identifying and analyzing ethical dilemmas in organisations.
This course will enable students to be more cognizant of the nuances of workplace communication, add new interpersonal skills and emerge as better communicators overall. Students will learn to appreciate the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication in the modern workplace. The course will take them deeper into behavioural patterns, anger management, criticism and constructive feedback, confidence, assertiveness, conflict resolution, leadership and communicating more effectively with technology (email, video calls, texts etc.)
This course will offer a broad overview of the way transformation is conceptualised and contested in the social sciences. Students will learn about the emergence of different perspectives on development at different points in time on a historical-political timescale. Students will learn more about the modernisation theory, globalisation, limits to growth and the case of participation in development
This course will help students develop a research focused orientation to concepts in and around business and management. Students will learn to develop research designs, identify primary and secondary sources of information, develop an understanding of ethical considerations and appreciate the different parts of any research study as well as its published counterpart.
This course will introduce students to the psychology of problem solving. It will help students appreciate a structured problem-solving process whilst understanding the cause-effect-symptom-problem relationship. Students will learn to apply cause-effect tools to develop root-cause analysis along with applying ideation processes to formulate creative solutions.
This course will motivate students to understand and appreciate the subtle nuances between being a manager and a leader. Students will learn how to exercise leadership with limited or no authority, by understanding the difference between a leader and leadership. Students will introspect to find and assess their own leadership and conflict handling style. Finally, they will get an opportunity to devise leadership improvement strategies by working on an action plan within the course duration.
This course will introduce students to the Indian worldview and how it affects their effectiveness as a manager. Students will be able to work on self-awareness by plunging deeper into their ‘true self’. The course will draw rich theories from Jainism, Buddhism, the Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Smritis, Puranas and of course the Bhagavad Gita.
This course will focus on the communication and behaviour of individuals when they are in a group. Students will explore the tenets of group formation, decision making techniques, resolution skills, unsaid norms, leadership, authority, ethics and cultural sensitivity in the duration of this course along with a focus on intra and interpersonal dynamics and trust building within small groups.
This course will essentially cover the entire team life cycle: formation, management and adjournment. Students will explore how a team is designed to function most effectively, how can leaders leverage their team members’ skills to maximise performance, how sharing preferences increases team effectiveness etc.
This course will introduce students with the conceptual tools required in high-pressure and complex crisis scenarios. Students will learn to manage issues with media, deal with activists and survive legal, legislative and regulatory challenges.