MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND STUDIES
(Formerly MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY )
Dean’s Message – FCBS
Dr. Aparna Prashant Goel
Designation- Professor & Dean – Faculty of Commerce & Business Studies
Qualifications:M.Sc, P.G.D.M., D.I.S.M, Ph.D
Areas of Interest:Writing, Research, Training, Green Marketing, CSR
In the present economic scenario, all the countries of the world are interconnected and dependent intimately on each other for development. Since all economies are moving forward, hand in hand, and striving hard for economic prosperity, the variety of the jobs and specializations required have grown enormously not only within the country but across the globe. To be able to grab this ever-growing opportunity, the present-day student is required to be well informed on all aspects of the development to stay competitive.
With this end in view and to produce students of top caliber and confidence, we at MRIIRS are sincerely treading this path with attractive and appropriate technical and professional courses. Our over-riding objective, across all disciplines, is to foster a love for learning and to stimulate creativity, intellectual curiosity and independent thinking. During planning, teaching and assessing, due diligence is devoted to students individual grasping and learning habit to make the curriculum as effective as possible. In the delivery of curriculum, due emphasis is laid on the development and use of critical thinking skills.
Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies (FCBS) is one of the oldest departments of the Institution engaged in teaching and research in Commerce and Business Studies. Incepted in 2009 as Faculty of Business Administration and Computer Applications, the faculty was renamed as Faculty of Commerce and Business Studies to reflect its true character. It offers contemporary & cutting-edge programmes in Commerce and Business studies which are in great demand in the market.
Currently, the Faculty consists of two departments, namely, Department of Commerce and Department of Business Studies. The Department of Commerce is already offering B.Com (Hons) at the Under-Graduate level and M.Com at the Post-Graduate level. Simultaneously the department is offering Doctoral programmes in Commerce to fulfill the aspiration of PG students as they wish to go for research.
The Department of Business Studies offers three programmes at the Under- Graduate level, namely, BBA (General), BBA (Banking and Financial Markets), and BBA (Global) International Business. BBA (Banking and Financial Markets) Programme is offered in collaboration with ICICI Direct to give contemporary practical exposure and professional training in the area of banking securities and other financial institutions to enhance competence in the domain areas.
The thrust areas of the department inter-alia include Accounting Standards, Auditing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Markets, E-Commerce, Banking, International Business, Business Economics, Economic Policy, Brand Management, Micro Finance etc. All the courses in the Faculty follow choice-based credit system as per UGC guidelines.
The Departments under FCBS have highly qualified faculty with wide industrial/ teaching experience and research orientation. The faculty has published research papers in reputed professional journals. The Departments run special Enrichment Lecture Series programme (ELSP) apart from regular teaching. The objective of ELSP is to expose the students through a series of lectures by different experts on the current issues and areas of inter-disciplinary interest so as to broaden their mental horizon, improve general awareness and strengthen critical thinking to excel in their future career.
Academia-Industry Interface development is given utmost importance. A 12-weeks summer training for all the BBA programmes has been embedded in the curricula. The coursework is supplemented by industrial visits and lectures from eminent persons from academics/experts from Industries and Government. We also arrange educational tours for our students. The students/faculty members jointly organize various activities such as panel discussions, seminars, business news analysis and case discussions to give a fillip to their professional knowledge.
The departments lay great emphasis on practical and interactive teaching and undertake special measures for personality development, leadership qualities, business communication, decision-making, negotiation skills and value creation. Apart from rigorous classroom teaching, the students are given online practical assignments from time to time. There are regular mentoring sessions for each student in which academic problems of students are individually discussed and resolved.
The faculty has modern classrooms with quality state-of-art audio-visual equipment and computer labs with latest software and equipment. It is in the process of establishing a Finance Lab to give practical training in widely used business and market operations. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled with good connectivity. The students have access to world-class library with a catalogue of large number of books, professional journals and other academic materials. The departments regularly conduct sessions under Faculty Recharge programme which provides a unique opportunity to the faculty to upgrade and rejuvenate themselves through experiential learning.
40 Hours Business Process Course of SAP has also been embedded as a part of the curriculum for Bachelor in Business Administration (all specializations), B.Com (Hons) & B.Com (Hons)-Industry Integrated to make our students recruitment ready for job opportunities in IT Industries and other innovative enterprises. Arming our students with knowledge of SAP technology can give them an extra edge once they leave their institutions and enter the workplace. The program will help to close the SAP skills gap in the information and communication technology market. Other SAP modules relevant to disciplines of engineering and business studies will also be offered at MREI.
We at MREI extend a rousing welcome to the students who have a strong ambition to rise to the occasion and reap the best in their life while acquiring the knowledge in the area of learning.