Udaipur, July 2022.

The Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur (IIMU) opened applications for its unique one-year full-time MBA programmes in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) and Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) for professionals with minimum 3 years’ experience in any domain. GSCM program offers a solid foundation in Management Fundamentals and intensive specialization in GSCM whereas DEM focuses on managing digital systems and using them to make data-driven decisions, lead complex and diverse initiatives in digital environments.

The admission to thesepurely residential programmes will be based on GMAT/GRE/CAT exams.It requires candidates to be holding a graduate degree from a recognised university and three plus years of work experience. The program generally starts in April of the first year and ends in March of the following year.

The previous batches have experienced a great response from the industry with leading companies from consulting and domain specific roles recruiting students. The last batches of the program saw 100% placements 2 months before conclusion of the programs.

The programs are also inviting corporates, public sector and government agencies to sponsor their employees. In the current batch of the GSCM Batch 4 students are sponsored by the Indian Navy and will return to it on conclusion of the program.

Ms. Padma ParthasarathySenior Vice-President and Head, Consulting and Digital Services at Tech Mahindra as well as an Advisory Board Member of DEM course, said, “Theseprograms aim to develop future business leaders who will drive the supply chain and digital economy in all over the world. The students will learn from academicians and industry practitioners through case studies, simulations, frameworks business tools, global mind-set and interpersonal skills that will prepare them to face the challenges of the emerging competitive world.”

Mrs. Mahima B Grover, Senior Manager, Tech Strategy & Tech Advisory at Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd.as well as Advisory Board Member of DEM course, said, “We are excited to welcome the professionals for these courses. Among the variants of diversity, gender diversity is the most important. Hence, we are expecting diversity range in the batch with 50% female students in each course. There are great career opportunities in these sectors including maximum in Consulting followed by Analytics, then in operations, Information Technology, Sales & Marketing and Product and Project Management. We believe in having a gender-balanced workforce as a corporate necessity and a shared obligation given how quickly the market is changing.”

Ms. UshaSri Tirumala, Senior Vice President & General Manager – Manhattan Associates and Advisory Board Member of GSCM course, said, “These programmes give participants a strong foundation in management principles and training in related fields, preparing them to take on responsibilities and pursue careers that will lead to leadership roles. The programmes are trimester-based across a year, with two elective courses chosen from a list of more than 30 courses covering general management topics as well as the supply chain and digital specialisations, respectively. The students will also work on projects that involve using technology, data, and subject knowledge to solve business problems. The courses provide a wonderful opportunity for fulfilling jobs in businesses from a variety of industries, including business consulting, e-commerce, FMCG, manufacturing, retail, and IT firms.

Industry-academia knowledge transfer

IIMU’s Academic Advisory Board is structuring these programmes. The board constitutes of highly experienced and founders of successful companies in the country including Infosys, Delhivery, Quikr and Info Edge India. The Board helps prepare both current and future managers in the supply chain management and digital enterprise domain by providing insights on strategic initiatives and development plans.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduate with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised university
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score or CAT scores of tests from 2019 or later
  • Minimum full-time work experience of 36 months as of February 28, 2023

Selection Procedure after filling the Application Form:

  • Applicants are shortlisted on the basis of the eligibility criteria and called for the second round where they are screened through a personal interview.
  • An offer of admission is made on the basis of the candidate’s overall academic profile, work experience, score in GMAT/GRE/CAT and performance in personal interview.