04 July 2022 14:21:05 IST

TAPMI introduces MBA in international business

TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), a part of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), has launched an MBA programme in International Business (MBA IB).

Spread over two years, the programme is divided into four semesters. It offers students the possibility to specialise in one of two streams — global strategy and leadership, with special emphasis on the EU; and global trans-national management with functional focus.

Students take up a project offered by corporate concerns during the eight weeks of a summer internship at the end of the first year, and spend this time accomplishing the goals set by the host organisations.

According to TAPMI, MBA IB students also have the possibility to spend the fourth semester of the programme at one of TAPMI’s several partner universities/business schools around the world.

Students are required to undergo continuous and rigorous foreign language training throughout the programme. A statement said opportunities for international certification and masters’ thesis under the guidance of experienced faculty add to the experiences of students in MBA IB programme.

The academic processes at TAPMI emerge from a high emphasis on experiential learning, values and ethics, global leadership focus, cross-cultural sensitivity, and development of a balanced view of life, it said. The mission of TAPMI's new MBA IB programme is ‘global leadership through innovation and integrated value-creation’, the statement said.

TAPMI is amongst five B-schools in India to achieve the double crown by being accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), it said. TAPMI’s programmes include Master of Business Administration (core), MBA banking and financial services, MBA human resources, MBA marketing and sales, and now MBA international business.