About Us

Department of Management

 

 

Mission

 

To nurture a learning environment for the creation and dissemination of management knowledge of global standards and to develop leaders of enterprises who add value to society and nation-building.

Vision

 

To be a leading management Graduation institution with significant impact on business and society.

Objectives

 

  • Develop competent, professional and value-oriented management graduates.
  • Contribute to management knowledge through research.
  • Strengthen existing management processes through executive education and consulting.
  • Strive to contribute to national/regional policymaking.

LEADERSHIP AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS

 

Displaying skills required to lead and manage in organizational contexts.

Demonstrating an ability to be creative and innovative in any organizational or entrepreneurial context.

MANAGEMENT COMPETENCY - FUNCTIONAL AND INTEGRATIVE

 

Displaying knowledge and understanding of all functions of management.

Demonstrating the ability to apply multidisciplinary thinking to address managerial challenges and opportunities.

DECISION MAKING

 

Demonstrating the ability to identify the central problem/issue in a decision-making situation, gather relevant information, and apply appropriate tools to arrive at a solution.

Demonstrating an ability to make reasoned choices in ambiguous and less structured managerial situations.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

 

Displaying effective oral and written communication, and professional presentation skills.

Demonstrating professional approach in interacting with others.

ETHICAL REASONING

 

Demonstrating the ability to make business decisions based on ethical considerations and awareness of responsibilities to all relevant stakeholders including society and the environment.

INTERPERSONAL AND TEAM SKILLS

 

Developing interpersonal skills to effectively engage with a diverse set of people and contexts.

Demonstrating an ability to work in teams.

 

A variety of pedagogical approaches are used by faculty members teaching in the Graduate Programme in Management at Santhigiri College. Key elements across these varied approaches are the participant-centred approach to learning, learning from peers in groups, experiential and application-oriented learning.

CASE METHOD

 

The case method of learning is one of the most used pedagogical approaches at Santhigiri. Almost all courses have sessions structured around case studies. The Institute encourages its faculty to follow the case method and guiding the faculty members to participate in the online case study programmes conducted by Harward, Kellogg and Leads school of Management.

Learning through the case method entails discussion of real-life decision scenarios faced by business executives. The instructor acts as a lead discussant and facilitator. Students learn from their peers who add to discussion through their varied experiences. In addition to the concepts that are learnt through the discussion, students also learn key managerial skills such as analytical thinking, listening and persuasion through this method. On average, a student of the Graduate Programme in Management undergoes 10 case studies of real managerial situations during their time at Santhigiri College.

LEARNING FROM PEERS IN GROUPS:

 

We learn better in groups than as individuals. Most courses have a Group Evaluation Component, which may be a group submission, project, exercise etc. This enables students to learn from one another. We also learn better when we share our learning with our peers. Some faculty members have devised an innovative group exam, where students take part in quizzes in groups. We have found that such a group exam is not just an evaluative exercise to check the student’s level of learning, but a learning opportunity itself to learn new things from their peers.

LEARNING FROM SIMULATIONS AND EXPERIENTIAL EXERCISES:

 

We learn from hands-on experiential exercises. Computer-based simulation exercises emulate real business situations and give students first-hand experience on some of the real-world scenarios related to the course. At Santhigiri College, simulation exercises are sometimes used as part of the courses in addition to other pedagogical tools. A full-length elective course entirely based on simulation of a company’s strategy formulation and execution is also being offered.

Courses on Quantitative Methods are taught with spread sheets that improve improves student engagement as they are actively involved in the learning process. The use of spread sheets to visualize information and to analyse different scenarios enhances conceptual understanding and will enable the students to make decisions based on data and careful analysis.

LEARNING FROM REAL-LIFE APPLICATIONS:

 

We learn more from practice. Most courses have submissions that require students to apply their learning in a real-life company or managerial situations. Some of these submissions require our students to go out on the field and interact with companies to understand how the concepts they study in class unfold in practice.

GUEST LECTURES FROM PRACTICING PROFESSIONALS:

 

The course instructors are encouraged to invite practising professionals from the industry to deliver sessions as part of courses and share cutting edge industry knowledge and practice. Most courses have two sessions delivered by Industry Experts. This is in addition to the other opportunities students have to learn from practising managers such as institute events, Insight Guest Lecture Series conducted by the institute.

LEARNING FROM MOVIES:

 

Some instructors have used movies/documentaries as part of their courses. Through vivid and easily understood depictions, movies enable students to empathize with the business and moral dilemmas faced by characters and plots. A full-length elective course on morality and public policy designed entirely around movies is also being offered.

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