The Post Graduate Department of Business Administration commenced in the year 1995 and has been imparting holistic value-based education for the past two decades. The two-yearfull-time program enhances academic rigor with experiential learning. At M.O.P, theory and practice are seamlessly blended through a systematic course work plan. The college has been re-accredited with A grade by NAAC. The program is accredited by AICTE and has seen multiple batches of students graduate.
Campus connect through interactive guest lectures by practicing managers, Management Education programs, working projects and intense 12-week internships bring in the contemporary application-oriented perspective through classroom learning.
The college offers students opportunities through dual specialization in areas of marketing, finance, human resource development, hospitality management and systems.
- Featured in TOP 50 B Schools (Outside of IIMs) by Business India
- Rated amongst the Top 10 Business Schools in Tamil Nadu.
- Integrated courseware through online resources, MOOC and Coursera.
- Excellent Infrastructure with well-equipped air-conditioned auditorium and seminar hall
- Effective Industry-institute interface
- Associations with professional bodies like Madras Management Association NHRD, CII
- Competent core faculty with proven industry experience.
- Vast resource pool of practicing managers as visiting faculty.
- State of the art hardware and software, Wi-Fi enabled classrooms.
- Exclusive bar-coded library and access to EBSCO research database.
The department has links and collaboration with the following organizations:
- Association of Indian Management Schools
- All India Management Association
- Madras Management Association
- Indian Society of Training and Development
- National Human Resource Development Chennai chapter.
Message from the Principal
Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan
M.Com, M.Phil., MBA, Ph.D
Today, the discourse on diversity in the boardroom is gathering momentum and laws are being put in place to make sure women are suitably represented at the top levels of management. MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, boasts of offering the MBA programme exclusively for women since 1997. Our classes are all women and therefore, women’s empowerment is something unique that we offer.
The electives are offered across Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Hospitality streams. “What is unique about MOP’s MBA is that we’ve always had elective subjects handled by industry practitioners”. The electives are taught by seasoned industry experts. The college also offers Management education programs, and Industry lecture series to complement the classroom learning. The best practices and the entrepreneurial instincts are triggered through informal talks like “Breakfast with CEO” and “Rendezvous with writers” to facilitate live interaction with luminaries from the world of academics and corporate. Our academic board revisits the curriculum every six months to ensure the latest developments in the industry are incorporated into the academia.
The innumerable certifications, training sessions and participation in various management colloquia have imparted a range of skill sets and event management exposure to the students, which will help them during their placements.
As the saying goes, “Success in management, requires learning as fast as the world is changing”, MOP will emerge victorious in churning out proficient students who will contribute to the growth of the society.
Shri. Manoj Kumar Sonthalia
Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan
M.Com, M.Phil, MBA, Ph.D
M.Com, M.Phil, MBA, Ph.D
Ramya Raman B.Com, MBA
With over a decade of experience in industry and academics, Ramya handles courses on Strategic management, Management Information system and Merchant banking. She is currently pursuing her PhD and her area of interest is Leadership.
Dr. Chitra Dey MBA, Ph.D
A doctorate in management from IIT Madras, Dr. Chitra handles courses on Human Resources Management, Organisational Behaviour and Project Management. Her research area focus on team boundaries, team management and performance.
Ramya Venkat MMS (Honors)
A postgraduate degree in management from BITS, Pilani, she has 10+ years of experience in the corporate sector across various banks and software companies. She handles courses like Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Family business development. Ramya coordinates the internship and placements for the MBA department.
Dr. Gowri Ramachandran M.com, MBA, M.Phil, Ph.D, CWM (USA) M.Ciarb( UK)
Dr. Gowri Ramachandran is Chartered Wealth Manager, Master NLP practitioner, freelance consultant, corporate trainer, Economist, television guest speaker, columnist English newspaper, academic council advisor in business schools. An alumni of IIM Bangalore-having done executive development program, she held senior position for over 26 years in a leading PSU under Ministry of Railways till 2005. She has published more than 500 articles nationally and internationally.
Dr. Fernandes Jayashree M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D
With an experience of nearly 25 years in teaching, Dr.Jayashree is an expert at stochastic modelling and optimisation techniques. She is the Dean of Academics and heads the Mathematics department. She has published a number of research papers in reputed international journals and is a member of the academic council of She is also a member of the Board of studies at DG Vaishnav college. She handles the Quantitative techniques course for the MBA students.
Pattabhirainan M.Tech, MBA
A seasoned industry expert on international businesses, he combines over 40 years of corporate experience in delivering courses on International Businesses and Trade. He is also a panel member in institutions like CII, FIEO, Chamber of Commerce, FICCI and IIMM.
Anuradha Prashant B.Com, MBA
She brings over 6 years of industry experience in sales and marketing and handles courses on Consumer Behaviour, Marketingmanagement and Strategy. Pursuing Research in the area of consumer behaviour.
ArunDavay Kumar M.Com, Diploma in Labour Laws, MBA
Mr.S.Arun Kumar Davay Kumar is an experienced and versatile organisational development consultant and industrial economist, with an illustrious career spanning over 20 years. He handles papers on advertising and sales promotions. He is a senior management consultant for various industries.
Mohanasundaram ML, ICWA, ACS, CPA
A corporate legal consultant, Mr Mohanasundaram brings to the class experience in the legal aspects of business.He handles Legal systems, Industrial and Labour relations. He also handles certification courses in Cyber law.
Dr.Nirupama E M.Com., M.Phil., MBA, Ph.D, PGDCA
Specialized in Finance and with a 15 years of experience in academics. Nirupama handles courses on Advanced Financial Accounting, Accounting for Business Decision Making, Accounting for Managers, Financial Management, Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management, Marketing Research & Consumer Behaviour. She has presented papers in conferences and published articles in various journals.
V.Rajesh B.Com, M.B.A, Retail SME
V Rajesh is a well known and widely acknowledged Retail and Shopper Behaviour expert who has been an integral part of the transformation of Indian Retail. His expertise stems from having handled varied functional roles, in marketing and customer service function at a CXO level. Rajesh handles the retail marketing course and also mentors the students on entrepreneurship.
The faculty supplements conventional lecture method with innovative pedagogical tools like management games, role plays, book reviews and workshops to facilitate active student participation in the learning process.
Students take up live projects and internships, which gives them a chance to put theory to practice in a corporate environment. This theoretical knowledge is put into practise through events like Bustle, a corporate quiz and Zest, an inter-collegiate management fest organized by the students.
The institute offers further opportunity for the students to interact with the corporate by organizing industrial visits, guest lectures and colloquia.
Apart from exams, students are also assessed based on participation in group discussions, in-depth case study analysis and quizzes.
Syllabus and Specialisations
- Management Principles
- Accounts for Business Decision
- Organisational Behavior
- Legal framework of business
- Managerial economics
- Management information systems
- Entrepreneurship and Family business management
- Strategic management
- Financial management
- Production and material management
- Human resource management
- Marketing management
- Project management
- Quantitative techniques for management
Summer Internship: Students have to undergo a compulsory 4 week summer internship program with an organization of their choice. As a part of the international collaboration, we offer students the opportunity to do their Summer Internship at Universities abroad. We currently have MOUs with Kingston University, London, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology and Lowell Manning School of Business, University of Massachusetts.
- Research methodology
- Finance electives
- Marketing electives
- Human resource development electives
- Hospitality management electives
- Systems electives
- Merchant Banking and Financial Services
- Security Analysis and Port Folio Management
- International Business
- Advertisement and Sales Promotion Management
- Retail Marketing
- Market Research and Consumer Behaviour
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVLOPMENT:
- Training and Development
- Human Resource Development
- Industrial and Labour Relations
- Hotel Management
- Hospitality Management
- Tourism Management
- Database Management Systems
- System Analysis and Design
- E-Technology and Business
The MBA department has a well equipped library containing vast material including a collection of online resources and EBSCO. The college is also a member of N-LIST consortium of INFLIBNET through which access is provided to E-book resources. A brief session was held on how to use the online resources as well as the importance of using these online resources while conducting research.
Conference Halls and Seminar Halls are utilized to conduct meetings, programmes and functions such as National and State Level Seminars, Industry Institutional, Interface Collaborative seminars and conferences with other organizations/Institutions and Activities of all Departments and Cultural activities of the students.
Digital resource centre with 30 terminals loaded with latest software, internet facility and statistical packages provides for the benefit for the students.
The college is well equipped with a state-of-art language laboratory that has licensed hardware and software. Language lab is a very useful tool that facilitates classroom engagement and interaction via computer-based exercises and activities to maximise language immersion. The lab provides practice in acquiring the four main language skills : listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The department has established to provide students an independent forum for grievance redressal through Anti Ragging committees, Grievance councils.The department also engages with institutions and provides workshop on “Prevention of sexual harassment at workplace” and familiarizes students with the legal provisions that are available.
BUSTLE 2017 is the annual flagship event of the MBA department. BUSTLE 2017 is in its 11th edition and the last 10 years have seen the event being transformed into one of Chennai’s premier business quizzing destinations. This year the quiz was conducted on October 8th 2017 at the college premises. Eminent quiz master, Mr. Gopal Kidao was the quiz master and saw participation of 30 teams from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi,
Trivandrum and Mumbai. The winners and participants walked away with prizes worth more than Rs. 1,00,000.
ZEST is an inter collegiate management meet conducted by the MBA department and was held on 10th February, 2018 at the college premises. ZEST 2018 was an exercise in event management for the MBA students. The event drew participation from over 100 students from more than 20 colleges across the city. Zest 2018 was based on the theme “Age of the Millennials”. The winners of the event were fecilitated by actor Mr. Raghuman.
Management Education Program on ‘New vistas for the Millennials’ are designed to impart knowledge about the functional differences between academic world and the global corporate world to the students. The event was held on 9 February 2018, at M.O.P Vaishnav College. The Inaugural address was given by Ms. Kamalika Krishmy, entrepreneur and owner Old-Madras Café T Nagar Branch. The expert speakers were Mr. Ajay Zener, Career Launcher, Ms. Preethi Sukumar, Krya, Mr. Shashikanth Jayaraman, HR Sangam and Ms. Vani Iyer TVS Automobiles.
Union Budget Panel Discussion
Union budget discussion was conducted on 3 February 2018, at M.O.P Vaishnav College. The following were the participants in the panel Mr. Arun Kumar Davay, economist and consultant, Mr. Senthilvelavan, IRS, Additional Commissioner, Customs, GST System Directorate, Ms. Vaishnavi Sampath Kumar, Associate Director-IFMR, Mr. Vignesh Krishnaswamy, Tax Consultant and Mr. Madhan N, Partner, PWC.
Management Lecture Series: On Metamorphosis
A series of lecture were arranged to help the students have a hands-on experience on the real world. Prominent speakers from the business field who addressed the students on topics as varied as “Recent trends in Indian business” to “Motivation, personality and concentration to achieve our vision”, and ice-breaking sessions to improve team work.
Industry Lecture Series:
The Post Graduate Department of Business Administration organized a 5 part Industry Lecture Series as a part of its Industry – Academia Connect. Five top corporate professionals and thought leaders were invited to address the students on branding, project management, leadership, gamification and Mergers and Acquisition. These sessions complement the theoretical classes taken in the college.
Breakfast with CEO
Breakfast with CEO was envisaged by Dr. Lalitha Balakrishnan, Principal of M.O.P.Vaishnav College for Women, as an opportunity for the students of the MBA Department to interact with the top management from the business world.
It is conducted as an informal event with a select group of MBA students to facilitate in depth discussion. The students interacted with Ms.Jeyasree Ravi, Founder of Sri Palam Silks on the talk titled “Balancing multiple identities –A woman and an entrepreneur” to share Ms. Ravi’s personal experiences during her entrepreneurial journey. The second session of the series was with Ms.R.S.Isabella, Managing Director of Repco Bank on the talk titled “Women at the Helm in the Banking Industry”.
Industrial visits are arranged to connect the theoretical concepts of production and materials management to the practical reality. Students are given a walk through the production facility, and end the session with in-depth discussions about best practices with the representatives from the organization.
Rendezvous with (w) Riters
Rendezvous with (w)Riters is an opportunity to interact with the authors of contemporary management books. These book review sessions end with in-depth Question and Answer session for the students to clarify any of the doubts that they have after reading the book “Competitive Strategy” by C. B. Rao and “Say Yes To Project Management” by Karthick Ramamurthy and SripriyaNarayanasamy were reviewed and provided the students with an opportunity to understand not only the concepts in the book but also the effort that goes into creating a book.
|Date||Name of the student||Class||Event name||Prize||Organized by|
|I MBA||Paper Presentation National level||Regional Winners||AIMA
|I MBA||The Best Manager
|II PRIZE||Saveetha engineering college|
|I MBA||Uber pitch
Cash prize rs.15k
|DOMS Anna university|
|I MBA||Paper Presentation||Second Cash Prize
|Madras Management Association
(Topic: Changing Face Of Retailing)
|23-09-2017||Lavanya.S||I MBA||“Chanakya”||Second place||Madras Management Association
|I MBA||Stock war||Second place
|D.G Vaishnav college
|Madras School of Social Work|
|I MBA||App God||First Place||Ethiraj college for women
|I MBA||Product Launch||First
|Ethiraj college for women
|I MBA||Business plan||Second
|University of Madras|
|I MBA||Shipwreck||Second Place||University of Madras|
|I MBA||B-plan||Second place||Symbiosis Institute of Business management
|Jansons school of business
|Loyola Institute Of Business Management
To name a few Recruiters
“MOP Vaishnav not only helps the students to excel academically, but also acquiring various other life skills. The students gain a broad knowledge in several fields of study, which make them solid citizens too. The support and cooperation extended by the Management is quite commendable. I feel its a privilege and honour to be associated with a great institution.”
– ArunDavay Kumar
“The MBA students have an all round exposure to both theory and practice. I find the students excellent in assimilation of theory, and practically seeking to use the same to solve business case problems. Enthusiastic to learn, eager to work and inspired to innovate sums the batch of 2016-2018.”
– Anuradha Prashant
Consultant – Marketing
“I have been handling the subject of International Business for the past 4 years for MBA students in MOP Vaishnav College. I also teach this subject in various other colleges but notice that the “Dedication” and “Interest” shown by this batch of students of MBA in this college is “Exemplary”. They are keen to learn the latest Geo-Political Environment in Foreign Trade and inquisitive to update theirknowledge. I wish them all success in their career.”
Formerly, GM – Exports Ashok Leyland Limited
Advisor, International desk, CII
“I have been teaching Retail Management for the II Year MBA students of M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai for close to a decade now. The MBA program here is a good mix of theory as also practical inputs. Retail being a practical and hands on subject requires such an approach by any institute and this enables the students to be better equipped for jobs. The current batch of MBA students (2016 – 18) has a bright set of young adults. My interactions with those who opted for the Retail Management elective has been very impressive. Apart from being very participative in the class by asking sharp and insightful queries, they gave their absolute best with regard to the various projects. The final project pertained to the preparation of a detailed business plan for a proposed retail business. I was impressed with the manner in which the students applied their minds to the various plans presented. Apart from having several creative ideas, the detailing of the various business aspects was done very well.I am sure that any organisation which selects these students would benefit from having a high potential human resource. My best wishes to the students of this batch.”
– V Rajesh
Retail and Shopper Behaviour Expert
Saraswathi Umapathi, Batch 2011, Cognizant Technology Solutions
A good college will always be brand ambassador for us where ever we go. MOP is one of its’ kind. I’m always proud to be recognized as student of MOP. To all that what I’m today is only because of MOP & its staff member who nurtured n groomed me to become an employable person. MOP gave me the opportunity not only learn things but also helped to gain hands on experience through the internships, seminars and workshops which is now very helpful to start up my career very successfully. I always take pride in saying that my college was the pioneer in setting up a community radio station of it’s own in the country.
I cherish the all the 5years of my college life at MOP and take this opportunity to thank the Principal, Vice principal and the teaching and non-teaching staff for their extended support at all times. I wish my MOP & my juniors to all the very best to be successful in all their future endeavors.
Raghavarshini Krishna, Batch – 2002, Entrepreneur, Rose Garden Pay School
It is a universal fact that in the overall ambit of life, a person armed with a good education is bestowed with an advantage in the quest for success. And I am proud to say that I was one among the seeds that was sown and nurtured at the MBA department of M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women. I am currently successful as a budding entrepreneur in the education industry. Its immense pleasure to announce that I have taken up the role of a nurturer now, helping the tiny buds to blossom in my Rose Garden Play School. I have felt honored when I claim that I was a part of M.O.P.family and I thank our institution for it has showered us with extensive facilities and rendering us all needed guidance and support. The comprehensive curriculum of motivating students with group discussions, presentations, projects and innumerable activities have enhanced our skills and has molded us enough to face any tough situation in our career.
I owe my gratitude to our Principal, the head of the department and the faculty for being with us throughout our M.B.A Program and I wish my juniors all success in their future accomplishments.
Ramya Narayanan – Batch 2010, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Having had 5 years of continuous education at MOP Vaishnav College for Women, it has transformed me from a girl with utter diffidence to an HR professional with confidence. The college has always concentrated on building a complete woman who is competent equally in her personal and professional front. This has been possible only because of MOP’s pragmatism filled curriculum viz., internships, seminars, projects etc. My first three years of graduation instilled confidence in me and two years of post-graduation made me use the confidence to fetch opportunities. Nothing could have been possible had it not been MOP.
Proud to be an MOPian.
Thanks for the opportunity!
Akhila, Batch 2002, World Bank Group
I did my Masters in Finance and Marketing from MOP Vaishnav College for women.
The most life changing event which took place in my life was joining with “The World Bank group”. I always worked on challenging roles starting from IBM->McKinsey & Company->Flextronics->Shell Shared Services->The World Bank Group.
I joined MOP right after my commerce because I always wanted to learn Business Management. I wanted to learn each and every aspect of Business. I also wanted to improve on my presentation and communication skills. Money never motivates me personally. So whatever tasks you perform, Job you do or a business you start, if you put your 100 % in it then rest everything follows.
My experience at MOP Vaishnav College for Women is one that has made me the person I am today. It has made me become, from a simplistic, raw, and inexperienced individual, into one whose bleak talent has been nurtured gradually and endearingly. Each day has been worthy and commendable. The integration of subjects that has been adopted deliberately, to be covered in a span of 2 years, keeping in mind a student’s overall growth, is quite formidable.
How to Apply
Students holding bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline are eligible to apply. Candidates may apply with a valid MAT Score and shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Interview.