Master of Business Administration | MBA

The Institute provides holistic education to the students with its sprawling sports complex, facilities for yoga, foreign languages, music, experiential learning opportunities, international immersion at partner universities abroad and technology based educational facilities.

The students have the benefit of getting the best management educational inputs from experienced faculty, industry professionals, ambassadors, celebrated achievers and international academicians.

The B-School has evolved offering domain specific and multi disciplinary MBA programmes in line with the growing opportunities in various established, emerging and growing industry sectors. However, with the emergence of multi disciplinary knowledge industries and blurring of boundaries between knowledge domains, the key to remain contemporary and competitive lies in creating a road map for the student that enhances their adaptability and agility quotients.

The Institute has decided to offer the incoming students an opportunity to carve a pathway for themselves in planning their careers in line with their interests and aspirations. Thus providing them FREEDOM OF POSSIBILITIES in planning their future. From the academic year AY 2022, the Institute will be offering an MBA programme that merges the various specializations and super specializations into MAJOR and MINOR domains.

The students would also have an opportunity to avail of courses from sister Institutions on the Somaiya Vidyavihar campus, in line with international MBA programmes from leading universities that provide freedom and flexibility to the students to chart their own profiles and pathways.

The Institute welcomes students from India and abroad to be part of a growth revolution that needs professional managers. The B-School continues to remain committed to national and international quality deliverables and continuous improvement processes.

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Key Information

Major / Minor Options


K J Somaiya Institute of Management offers students a unique opportunity to build on business fundamentals by opting for Majors and Minors. In the first year, the courses offered will strengthen the foundation i.e., business fundamentals. In the second year, the student will have an option to choose one of the 5 Majors. The choice of Major, to a great extent, will depend on one’s career goals and areas of interest.


The Institute offers, the bouquet of Minors to complement the Major areas of study. These Minors are offered to the students based on continuous industry and technology advancements. The list mentioned below is indicative in nature and the scope to increase or decrease the Minors will be based on market needs

Note : The Institute reserves the rights to modify the list of Majors and Minors based on inputs from various stakeholders.


  • The curriculum design and delivery is a blend of traditional and contemporary management modules with a lot of emphasis on case studies, experiential learning, simulations, technology-based tools for learning, industry visits, international immersion programs, guest sessions apart from the regular chalk and talk.
  • The digital platforms like Zoom and Microsoft teams etc have given an opportunity to the Institute to network with the best industry and academia around the globe including our own alumni to interact and lecture our students through panel discussions, classroom sessions, mentoring etc.

Learning Opportunities

Career Opportunities for MBA students of K J Somaiya Institute of Management
  • Commercial banks, insurance sector,corporate finance and treasury, investment banking, wealth management, financial regulation sector, research and financial consultancy.
  • Sales, distribution, branding, customer service and customer relationship management, international marketing, marketing research and consultancy.
  • Operation management, manufacturing, materials management, quality control, supply chain management, and consultancy.
  • Human resource management like recruitment, selection, compensation, training and development, industrial relation, and consultancy like organization structure and behavior.
  • Big data analysis, e commerce, block chain technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and analytics.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research and further study like Ph.D., research department of a corporate, Government department, regulatory organizations and teaching.


The Institute takes prides in transforming itself into a global campus in the heart of Mumbai offering a plethora of opportunities for growth and learning. The ability to avail of learning opportunities at the campus beyond the traditional classroom and from related and unrelated fields of knowledge for developing holistic perspectives and personalities is the differentiator and is in line with the current thinking of the new education policy.

  • Enhancing knowledge
  • Building careers
  • Begins through academia and continues through industry interactions,workshops,seminars, conferences and research. Approach that goes beyond a job to career and passion.
  • Be a socially responsible organization
  • Continuously upgrade,evolve and accept best practices
  • Create environment conducive for research
  • Merge technology with tradition to create globally transferrable skill sets
  • Rapidly increasing demand for MBAs from reputed B-Schools
  • With its 40+ year excellent track record, the B-School is well recognized among prospective students & their parents for value- based education that it offers
  • Increasingly large number of companies have been visiting the campus for the final as well as summer placements
  • Strong Legacy: Somaiya Trust is in Educational Services since 1959
  • Location: Industry interaction and Industry based project for students
  • Full Time Core Faculty: 10% - Senior Level Industry Experience and 80%+ are PhD’s
  • Linkages: With B-Schools abroad promotes Student and Faculty exchange programs and research

Proposed Structure

Proposed structure MBA Programme (2024-26) (Credit and Marking Scheme Semester wise):
Semester Course Breakup No. of Courses Total Credits
First Year
Sem I 10 10 30
Sem II 9 + 1 Electives 10 30
Sem I + Sem II 4 Mandatory Audit Courses 4 12
Second Year
Sem III 6 (4 - Major + 2 - Minor) + (1 Summer Internship Project - SIP + 1 Capstone) 8 24
Sem IV 6 (4- Major + 2 - Minor) 6 18
  Total 38 114


Semester 1 Semester 2
Business Statistics Business Research Methods
Decision Science & Dashboards Macroeconomics
Microeconomics Data Science Using Python
Spreadsheet Modelling Financial Management
Financial Reporting & Analysis Strategic Management
Cost Management & Control Human Resource Management
Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship Marketing Management II
Organizational Behaviour Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Marketing Management I Project Management
Operations Management 1 Elective *
  Elective List
Qualitative Research Econometrics Generative AI
Financial Markets Innovation Management Competitive Decision Making & Negotiations
Marketing Intelligence & Metrics Behavioral Economics Database Modelling using SQL
  • Major
  • Minor
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
Data Science using Python Web & Social Media Analytics Blockchain Technologies
AI & ML Application in Business Big Data Technologies Deep Learning
Data Warehousing and Data Wrangling   Natural Language Processing
Information Security Management   Capstone
Business Intelligence
Cloud Computing & IoT
Data Visualization
Database Concepts & Applications
Digital Transformation
Summer Internship
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
Advance Financial Management International Finance Project Finance & Appraisal
Financial Markets & Instruments Treasury Management Wealth and Personal Tax Planning
Investment analysis & Management   Capstone
Derivatives & Risk Management    
Commercial Bank Management    
Mergers and Acquisitions    
Corporate Law    
Summer Internship Project    
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
Talent Planning Acquisition & Assessment Organization Theory, Structures & Design Organization Development & Learning Organization
Employment Laws I Performance Management & Succession Planning Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Learning & Development   HR Consulting
Competency Management   Capstone
Compensation & Benefits    
Qualitative Research    
Employment Laws II    
People Analytics    
Summer Internship Project    
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
Sales Management & B2B Marketing Marketing Strategy Customer Relationship Management
Digital and Social Media Marketing Retail Marketing Customer Analytics and Insights
Integrated Marketing Communication   Luxury Marketing
Marketing Research   Capstone
Global Marketing Management    
Services Marketing    
Strategic Brand Management    
Summer Internship Project    
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
International Logistics and Supply Chain Management Service Operations Project Management
Operations Planning & Control Sustainable Supply Chain Management Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
Manufacturing Strategy & Technology Management Supply Chain Management Analytics Capstone
Quantitative Techniques in Supply Chain Management    
New Product Development and Concurrent Engineering    
Logistics Skill Development    
AI & ML in Operations    
Summer Internship Project    
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
  Data Science using Python Blockchain Technologies
  Cloud Computing Web & Social Media Analytics
  Data Visualization Big Data Technologies
  AI & ML Application in Business  
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
  Financial Markets and Instruments Wealth and Personal Tax Planning
  Mergers and Acquisitions Project Finance and Appraisal
  Investment Analysis and Management Commercial Bank Management
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
  Talent Management & High Performance Teams Cross Cultural Management & HRM in M & A
  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Coaching, Mentoring & Appraisal
  Reward & Recognition Competitive Decision Making & Negotiation
  Change Management  
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
  Services Marketing B2B Marketing and Sales Management
  Integrated Marketing Communication Retail Marketing
  Strategic Brand Management Digital & Social Media Marketing
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
  Service Operations Project Management
  Sustainable Supply Chain Management Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
  Supply Chain Management Analytics BPR and Benchmarking
  Six Sigma  
  Industry 4.0  
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
  Management Consulting Corporate Strategy
  Strategy Consulting Contemporary topics in Strategic Management - 1
  Management Consulting Simulation Contemporary topics in Strategic Management - 2
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
  Interactive Dashboards and Data Storytelling Machine Learning approach for Multivariate Data Analysis
  Fundamentals of R , Python and SQL Application based Analytics
  Time Series Analytics Predictive to Prescriptive Analytics
  Decision Analytics  
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
  Foundations of Sustainable Development Climate Change, Adoption and Mitigation
  System Dynamics Modelling Energy Transition Management
  Natural Resource Management Business & Sustainability
  Environmental Law Sustainability Measurement & Reporting
Trim IV Trim V Trim VI
  Econometrics Indian Economy
  Behavioral Economics Game Theory
  Public Policy Corporate Governance

Credits Requirements


There are an array of minors offered by Somaiya Vidyavihar University that the student can choose along with the major. It’s a huge academic opportunity for students to widen their horizons.

  • Core courses - 60
  • Major - 24
  • Minor - 12
  • Summer Internship - 3
  • Capstone Project - 3
  • Mandatory Audit Courses - 12
  • Total Credit - 114


Aspirants will be shortlisted for the selection process if they clear the cut-off of either CAT 2023/ XAT 2024/GMAT*/NMAT(only 1st attempt will be considered)/ CMAT, GMAT score valid from Jan 2021 till 18th Jan 2024.The result of every aspirant will be declared based on aspirants profile + performance in the GD and PI. The candidates can then again choose a programme based on their preference and result. The institute will allocate seats in programme based on result, seat availability and also allot waitlist number for other choices of the aspirant.

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