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Frequently Asked Questions


1.  Management/ Administration is always in a context.
2.  The action/ decision of any manager is within the organisation.
3.  The interface between the context/ the environment and the firm cannot be ignored. As a matter of fact, more closely they are integrated the better the decisions are in terms of their effectiveness.
4.  The context is decided by the social, societal, economic and the cultural aspects of the environment in which the firm is operating.
5.  Understanding the environment, bring effectiveness in managerial decision making. It is not only understanding the environment that matters, it is the ability of the manager to incorporate the salient features of the environment in the decision-making process that adds to the effectiveness of the decisions made.
6.  To understand the nuances related to the environment, environmental context an exposure to social sciences & humanities is necessary.
7.  The introduction to social sciences and humanities is complemented by the exposure to liberal arts subjects like art, music, sculpture, dancing and painting in the IPM program to give a holistic view.
8.  Decisions related to organisational culture and nurturing them, are impactful if there is an appreciation of the issues related to individual behaviours, community behaviour, individual values and societal peculiarities.
9. The evolution of an organisation is interlinked with the historical factors related to trade, commerce and community behaviour.
10.  Conflict management is better done if there is an appreciation of the individual beliefs, values, preferences and so is team building.

Keeping all these things in mind, IPM program attempts to blend, the relevance of social sciences in the holistic management education.

1.  The IPM students are exposed to basic disciplines of knowledge like arts, science, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, statistics, liberal arts, personality development, language skills, communication expertise, wellness related exposures followed by an in-depth exposure related to management concepts.
2.  Multiple internships both in India as well as abroad, international exposure by exchange program help the participants to improve their expertise and perspective related to management discipline in multiple contexts.
3.  The faculty mix consisting of subject experts from Manipal system, renowned retired faculty members from reputed institutions in India, practitioners from the industry add to the academic richness and practical aspects of the IPM course.
4.  At the end of the 5th year, the candidates would be capable of managing at an appropriate level; for profit, Not-for profit, Start up, Government and Private organization.
5.  The IPM aims to prepare the participants to realize their full potential and prepares them to assume leadership role in the respective organizations.
6.  Department of Commerce and Institute of Management in MAHE has developed a well-oiled placement system by which reputed organizations are routinely invited to take part in the placement process.
7.  With the richness of the academic content of the IPM program and the visibility that MAHE is trying to create for this program, we do not see any difficulty in placing the IPM students in the most rewarding and enriching career opportunities.

1.  The IPM course being offered by jointly by DOC and MIM, which are constituent units of MAHE. MAHE is the first institution in private sector in the country to be Offred the status of Institute of Eminence by the MHRD. Therefore, the degree is being awarded by an Institute of Eminence approved by Government of India.
2.  MAHE is a multidisciplinary university. It is well known for its school of medicines and related healthcare divisions like dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and other allied health services. It has a huge presence in the engineering education in the country. In addition, the university has basic sciences, humanities, social sciences, and liberal arts departments.
3.  Because it is a multi-disciplinary university, MAHE has the ability to assemble faculty talent and expertise required for the IPM program. No other IPM program in this country is being offered in the vibrant university setting and therefore, this sets apart this IPM program from the rest of the program.
4.  MAHE as an educational institution has a formidable reputation. It is known for its transparency and professionalism. It has a huge network of alumni, some of them are very well known in the international area. It enjoys a formidable reputation in medicine, engineering and management sciences. It is 60+ years old. Therefore, there is a rich legacy that can be drawn in attending the IPM in MAHE.
5.  The campus facilities are world class. They relate to the boarding and lodging, sports and learning opportunities. There are 60,000 students in the campus at any point in time and there is significant presence of international students.
6.  MAHE is in the small town of Udupi district, which is far away from busy cities. It is only about 5 Kms from Udupi railway station and it is about 70 Kms from the Mangalore city in Karnataka. Therefore, the students will be able to enjoy a serene environment and a vibrant student community to perceive their interest and realize their full potential.
7.  The IPM course is taught by reputed academicians within MAHE as well as retired faculty members drawn from various nationally reputed institutions. Multiple internship is an added advantage to the IPM program being offered by MAHE.
8.  There is no other institution which is offering the IPM program in the setting of MAHE, which makes this IPM program unique and relevant to the young men and women who aspire to pursue an Impactful career.

1.  BBA/BCA + MBA is a good combination to explore appropriate job opportunities for young men and women in the formal sector.
2.  By design, a BBA/BCA + MBA program is narrow focused and has strong emphasis on skill development.
3.  Management being a perspective-based discipline, a skill-based learning may not be appropriate and usually produces suboptimal results and interms of career options and impactful career choices.
4.  To succeed in a leadership role after MBA, the education needs to be holistic and broad based. The right attitude, personality development and harmony within oneself are critical.
5.  IPM program aims to do this with every men and women who join the program. This aspect may not be included in a standalone MBA course due to inadequacy of time to cover the topic and lack of faculty resources.
6.  The BBA course combined with an MBA would invariably leads to some overlap relared to subjects covered and hence not contributing to knowledge and deepening the understanding of the subject matter ( in this case it is management).
7.  The IPM course emphasis on broad based complementary approach to conventional MBA and hence stands unique.
8.  Law, Marketing, HR and strategy are better understood from a social sciences perspective and orientation.
9.  The MBA program aims to prepared candidates for Managerial/administrative role.
10.  The IPM program is designed to help the candidate to realize his potential and is aimed to help him to assume the role of a CEO in the near future.
11.  The time duration required for a BBA+MBA program is exactly 5 years and the IPM program is designed to be for 5 years. However, if a student is doing an engineering and an MBA he will have to spend 6 years whereas he gets a holistic education by pursuing IPM in 5 year time

1. The IPM program emphasizes an education related to Economics, Mathematics and Statistics because the fundamental belief that these disciplines contribute to strengthen the analytical abilities and a macro perspective of an individual, who is pursuing a management education.
2. Economics provides an understanding of the micro and the macro issues in the context of an organization. Understanding demand and supply equations, pricing, resource deployment is important for an efficient and an effective decision making in the context of an organization.
3. Organization is the unit in the relevant industry which is effectively an organ of the society. Microeconomics helps students to understand the linkages between the society, industry and the organization.
4.  Deeper understanding of the micro/macro economics enables the participants/ potential managers to understand the linkages between business strategy, public policy and vice versa.
5.  Mathematics provides a logical framework to make decisions. While the techniques are important, the development of analytical reasoning as a consequence of exposure to Mathematics would help mangers to make appropriate decisions in their work life. IPM program focusses on the applications and not on the technical aspects of Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science or Data Sciences.
6.  Statistics enable managers to understand and appreciate uncertainty in a better way. Uncertainty is routinely encountered by managers in day to day life. Exposure to subjects like data sciences, artificial intelligence, machine learning all help managers to augment their intuition in making appropriate decisions in a context which is characterized by complexity and uncertainty.
7.  In essence, exposure to subjects like economics, mathematics and statistics and data sciences provides the necessary analytical skills to managers in making appropriate decisions.
8.  The philosophy in the IPM program is to introduce the subjects such as Economics, Mathematics and Statistics with a focus on the application of the concept rather than emphasizing on the tools and techniques.
9.  A manger who is exposed to adequate knowledge in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics and Data Sciences would be able to make a better decision in a given context than someone who is not exposed to these subjects in a systematic way. The IPM program is precisely aimed to do this so that it can equip the managers to make better decisions in the most challenging conditions.