The teaching methodology used at ABBSSM is a judicious blend of lectures, seminars, case discussions, group presentations, management games, syndicate discussions, and special lectures by professionals from industry. Modern teaching aids such as overhead and LCD projectors, computer aided instructions, films, video, and audio tapes are used. The teaching and instructional methods used at the Institute encourage self-learning and learning through active student industry interaction in the form of practical assignments and projects. The students learn in an environment which is experiential, fun, enjoyable, and highly conducive for adult learning.
The academic development is driven through a Competency framework, the four pillars of which are Knowledge- Attitude- Skill-Habit (KASH model). To make learning effective Value Added Projects are a regular feature that student complete such as Industry Analysis, Dissertation, Business Plan and Internship Projects along with live industry projects both online and off-line.
Globalisation and its impact on businesses worldwide is a key learning ingredient of ABBSSM students. To foster this dimension of learning amongst our students, ABBSSM has entered into academic partnerships with several overseas Institutions. These partnerships result in foreign students visiting our campus and our students going to these partner Institutions to gain valuable global exposure on the diversity in culture, business regulations, market behaviour and complexities of managing a business in a global environment.
Under the international exchange program our students have visited France, Singapore and Malaysia. Such immersion programs are led by faculty and the students benefit from university lectures, company visits and presentations. The opportunities for such exchanges and immersion trips are circulated to students periodically and they are free to apply for these programs.
Campus to Community is a community engaged learning program that combines hands-on service work with reflection. Through service work, students challenge social issues, build skills and gain practical experience. Students then reflect to learn about themselves and the communities they work in. C2C is an internship program that offers handful experience to students on issues pertaining to the environment. The motto is to create intellectual ambassadors. C2C is a platform which strives to quest solutions or alternatives to the existing problems.
Students will be assigned tasks on projects related to development in various sectors including urban and rural development, water and power supply, sanitation and waste management, women and child issues, and more. Students are expected to work on ground to understand the issues at their very depth before attempting to address the problems on hand. This will create the foundation for informed and experienced young leadership which our country needs. Bangalore is no alien to issues. Once a garden city, now a garbage city. Once a city that was admired for its beauty now that has lost its charm. The city has lost its eco-balance. To overcome these issues, Campus to community, an internship program was initiated by Students for Development aiming to engage students from campuses in community activities. ABBSSM students will be used as resources to conduct surveys in the city. This would help the students to give them a hands-on experience and knowledge of the BBMP functions and ward offices. Team Leaders lead Campus to Community participants through their engaged- learning experience – connecting both ABBSSM students and local change-making organizations. Non-profit organizations, social service organizations and government service offices will partner with ABBSSM Campus to Community Programs.
Recognizing the fact that a manager is a team player first and an individual performer later, most of the assignments given to the students are group assignments. Also, courses which require a multi-disciplinary approach are being taught jointly by two or more faculty members with different areas of specialization.
Each student is assigned to a working group at the beginning of the start of each course by the faculty. These groups work together on all group assignments for the duration of Semester I. New groups are formed at the beginning of Semester II and these groups generally continue to work together till the end of the course. There will be one nominated Class Representative called Class Coordinator.