Campus to Community (C to C)
The campus to community projects imbibes sensitivity to the grass root issues of the community and helps to inculcate socially responsible behaviour among students. It helps them to become ethically responsible future corporate citizens. Through the mandatory credited research course, students are encouraged to undertake research related to their functional areas across various sectors and companies. Campus to Community programme participants gain extraordinary learning experience by connecting and engaging with local change-making organizations and leaders.
The purpose of a Capstone project is to assimilate academic learning with industry development and create scholarly piece of work. The Capstone project is a student led independent research project in the chosen field to address a question or a problem encountered based on need felt by a chosen organisation. The project is monitored by two mentors, one in house faculty mentor (chosen by student) and one research mentor. The capstone project will focus on desk study of a selected organization, in line with the goals of the chosen organisation; and the project must produce valuable research work for the organisation. The research work led by student needs to meet minimum required time and quality standards. The purpose of working on a Capstone project is for students to apply their policy analysis skills in a way useful to the practical needs of the chosen organisation. All ABBS School of Management students must complete a capstone project during their final year. The capstone project must evidence scholarly and/or professional analysis informed by the sustained and appropriate application of analytical methodologies.
Industrial trainings and internships assist the students to practise their accumulated theoretical knowledge in the industry. Thereby students will be aware about the needs of industry to find employment in today’s challenging scenario. Students can go for internship during the months of February/March every year.
The student after the completion of the electives takes up various implementation aspects of the curriculum in the fourth and final semester. The Final semester predominantly consists of the Capstone Project and a four and half month onsite Industry Internship program (IIP) that enables the student to get a real time understanding of management issues in a live scenario. The industry internship program makes the student corporate ready as they get hands on learning in the industry under the guidance of the industry and faculty mentors. The IIP is mandatory for the award of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Nine credits are allocated to IIP and therefore it forms an integral part of the curriculum.
Internationalization of education
In ABBSSM is one of its highlights and best practices. It has proved to be beneficial in establishing powerful international networks and associations to develop and mobilize aptitude, transfer of knowledge, and promote global research. The MoU’s, exchange of students and faculty, and lectures delivered by international faculty have produced postgraduates who are internationally knowledgeable and cross culturally sensitive. The student mobility has allowed them to adapt to different environments where the students are able to understand the connections between the local environment in which they live and the global scenario. At ABBS School of Management successful Internationalization means training students to approach their own cultures and traditions yet be sensitive to new ones and it is the process by which all the stakeholders contribute to the world while also being shaped by it. This has resulted in the ‘Self Transformation’ of students and faculty which has enabled them to see the world from vantage points not only allowing them to learn new cultures and countries but also hone their business acumen.
PGDM students have the option to take an audit courses across any electives offered by the department. These courses are guided by faculty and provide students an opportunity to personalize their academic work to pursue their specific areas of interest in depth.
Centres of Excellence
a. Mahatma Gandhi International Research Centre for Conflict Prevention and Management (MGIRCCPM)
b. Centre of Excellence in Supply Chain
c. Centre of Excellence in Analytics and Data Science
Theatre and Management
In its endeavor towards holistic learning ABBSSM has introduced theatre as part of its curriculum. This blend acts as a pivotal outlet for self-expression and seeks to accelerate personality development. It imparts our students with critical life skills, problem solving skills, leadership, cooperation and collaboration skills. The techniques shared in these sessions lead to the evolution of the faculty in terms of their personal skills and motivate them to develop their own creative tools to deliver deeper learning experiences. Theater classes have enabled students to ‘snap out’ of their shells and showcase their talents. It has improved their verbal articulation and enhanced their kinesthetic abilities.
Our Institute has collaborated with ‘Bangalore Little Theatre’, affectionately known as BLT. It is the city’s oldest and most widely accepted non -profit theater society. As per the founder member of BLT, Vijay Padki “ ………the story teller-actor-dramatist has always been a change agent in society, getting people to conform to tried and tested tradition where necessary, but also questioning the status quo and provoking change when needed”.