MBA Executive | Master of Business Administration Executive

Program Overview

Offered by: School of Management

When visions need to be realized in a fast moving world, there needs to be an understanding of the dynamics of doing business, of a multicultural society and the algorithm of change. Your vision will add value to the always changing landscape of any business environment, there is no doubt about it. However everyone will need support when the implementation phase is about to start. Support in the sense of refreshing existing knowledge, reviving and building experiences and triggering (hidden) competences. Leadership, entrepreneurship and professionalism are the basics of resetting the mind towards a global outlook in which sustainability plays a crucial factor.

The ‘CMR Executive’ Programme provides an executive MBA in which professional and personal development of the participants is key. Why? In today’s world there are more questions than answers. In order to build confidence in the process of seeking answers and finding new ways of managing the unknown, support is required. The first step is to acknowledge the questions in your mind resulting in exploring, discovering, analyzing, experimenting and reflecting followed by ‘aha-moments’ on theoretical and empirical level. Let’s immerse ourselves into the minds of participants of the ‘CMR-Executive’ Programme.

Seeking answers

At times you may wonder what could be an inspiring next step to take in order to provide aboost to your career and your own personal development. You have gone through several educational Programmes already and perhaps an MBA as well. You enjoy your work life since 6 to 8 years, and found out that some questions are yet to be answered. After you graduated you also realized that the world ‘out-there’ is not as predictable as you thought it would be.Over the last couple of years you increased your awareness significantly about how to manage your professional (and personal) life, and indeed, the (global) world around you is not flat, dynamic, disruptive, challenging and inspiring, every single day. You still enjoy it however you became more and more curious about the answers related to your questions.

Managing your working environment is not only about applying theoretical frameworks,talking about popular management statements like ‘shifting paradigms’, or competing with other organizations in fast moving markets or even with your colleagues. Everybody tries to do their best and to become the best.

Next level

There is more, you feel it, however you can’t put your finger on it, not yet. Those feelings of uncertainty, dilemma’s, and the eagerness to know more about it and to understand it, fade away during the day as you are leading a team, on the way to achieve those ever changing goals while setting up passionately new projects on technological innovation and sustainability. All this with one purpose in mind: the ambition to create more value to the(international) society. To be honest there is hardly any time left to re-balance your life journey in order to think about those next steps into the unknown. What and how to investing your personal and professional life? With whom, when and any idea about the return on investment? The ‘why’ of an investment is known: you want to take your next career and working life into your own hands, on a global level without losing your heart. Fair enough. Ina global, ever-changing working environment, it’s an opportunity to be aware the cross-road you are at and then select the right learning journey enabling you to pave your next path.

Hidden competences

After talking with colleagues, friends and family you start exploring what could be the best way to go about it and to make the right decision. Is another job the solution? Is it a new working environment you’re looking for? Or you’d rather like to start your own company?Or is it moving abroad to see how people find their rights to exist in other cultures? Or is its stepping into a dynamic learning environment in which your hidden competences are triggered in various ways and on all levels? Are you ready to step out of your comfort-zone to explore those answers in front of you?

You want to refresh your current academic knowledge thoroughly. You want to increase your (field) research capabilities in order to monitor the implementation of innovations into society. You want to analyse real life business cases to understand and improve your own business case. You want to experiment with alternative leadership styles with experienced’veteran CEO’s’ and learn about their modelling behaviour. You want to understand your own psychological thought processes in order to support the development of people around you. You want to learn to learn in a sustainable manner to understand your uniqueness – your own added value to society. Last but not the least, you want to prove yourself that you’ve achieved your goals – finding all those answers – and therefore more than willing to write down your experiences (essays). You want to describe your key findings and analyses, your conclusions, your road maps to bridge gaps and scenarios to tackle your challenges in a business case. And…, you are very curious to find out the best way to align the existing theories with your recent observations, your findings and your personal experiences of the learning journey. You want to create a final thesis. Exactly.

CMR Executive

The place to explore new answers on yet unknown questions. A learning journey consisting of 6 semesters within a lead-time of 18 months. We, the EMBA team of CMR University Bangalore can support you in taking those inspiring steps to realize next levels into your professional life. How do we want to do that?

The Learning – Semester wise

Step 1. Meeting sessions
We will invite you to join sessions on ‘how to increase creativity to drive sustainable change’.

A 2-hour session on various campuses and business communities in Bangalore will give you the opportunity to gain knowledge, insights and answers on taking next steps in careers. Whitefield, OMBR Layout, Electronic city and Tech park are the places to meet us. You’ll meet the team in personal. You will receive detailed information about the Programme EMBA and what is in it for you. You will have enough time to raise your questions and we will answer them right away.

Step 2. Interviews and dialogues
We will invite you to have a one-on-one conversation with our team to find the best match between your ambitions, your needs, your expectations and our Programmes, modules and support.

Step 3. Motivational letter and business case
Before we start the Programme together, we would like to request you to write a motivation letter on why you would like to be a part of the learning journey of ‘CMR Executive’ 2019- 2020? Furthermore, as we believe in solving problems and managing challenges during our training and learning Programmes, we would like to ask you to describe your challenges at work and issues you would like to tackle on the short and long term. Of course we will help you focus on the right challenges you are currently facing in your working environment. We have the experience that ‘working on real problems’ is a true investment in your learning capabilities increasing the return of your investments.

Step 4. The learning journey
You are on board and will be part of the learning journey of ‘CMR Executive’ 2019 – 2020.Within a lead-time of 18 months, 6 semesters, every three months 6 to 8 days of intensive learning, experiences in India and abroad, you are getting the answers you need to create that boost into your career and life. From ‘how to manage data and technological innovations within the context of a selected group of SDG’s’ – to – ‘how to manage my emotions such that the quality of decision making processes will increase’.The learning journey will take place within the context of Sustainability and will highlight the following topics: Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation (Bangalore) – Implementing and monitoring innovations in Indian society, being a Change Agent (Karnataka and Puducherry) -Entrepreneurship and (social) profitable companies in Western societies (Netherlands/UK) -Sustainability and innovative Production Processes (Nashik Valley) – Business as usual: Handholding, Mentoring and Coaching, focus points of the new CEO (Bangalore – Mysore) -(Field) Research methodologies and the Art of observing the Global world (Bangalore).

Step 5. Thesis
We will request you to write a unique thesis in which you show the world your creativity to drive sustainable change and align a variety of theories with your experiences, observations,analyses and developed solutions regarding your business case. You are eager and proud to present the final thesis to a panel of corporate stakeholders and representatives of the academic world. The received feedback and the extensive interactions during the presentation will raise new questions. The celebration of you being a ‘Sustainable Leader’ is the kick-off to jump into new areas, full of awards and inspiration.

Unlimited next steps

You are confident and proud. We are happy and proud of you as well.You know you don’t need to find an answer on all the questions. You know by being a part of the ‘CMR Executive’ network and the ecosystem with a continuously updated tablet in your pocket, you’ll signed up for the journey of ‘life-long learning’ in India and abroad. And that’s what it is all about.

Four pillars

The four pillars of the Programme supporting the vision development process in a sustainable way will meet the learning expectations of today’s executives with various backgrounds. The Programme creates a platform to gain theoretical as well as empirical knowledge to facilitate young creative leaders driving positive change.That’s what our world asks for.

Program Duration

18 months / 6 semesters

Program Type

Executive Mode

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have secured 50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree (45% for SC/ST/PH candidates) from a recognised university are eligible for admission to the programme). In addition, a minimum of 5 years post qualification managerial / executive / supervisory work experience in industry / educational institution is a pre-requisite.



IBM Analytics Lab

CMR University and IBM have collaborated to setup an IBM Analytics Lab at CMR University, City Campus to help students enhance their skills in the areas of Business Analytics, Business Intelligence and Big Data. The students receive joint certification from IBM and CMRU on successful completion of the course.

As a part of this initiative, experts from IBM have trained faculty members at CMR University who will further train the post graduate and graduate students. The courses covered in the certification program are:

  1. 1. IBM CE – Enablement Program- Foundation in Business Intelligence using Cognos BI (Descriptive
  2. 2. IBM CE- Enablement Program – Foundation in Predictive Analytics using SPSS Statistics
  3. 3. IBM CE- Enablement Program – Big Data Analytics for Business Analysts

Common Computer Lab

CMR University provide opportunities for the students to complete their assignments or to undertake course-related projects on computers in this lab.

Students, faculty and staff have access to the computer lab, which provide the tools and technologies to complete class assignments, edit papers, communicate via email and conduct data analyses. This lab is a multi-purpose technology and collaborative workspace located at the basement of the city campus. The lab is dedicated to meeting the teaching, learning and research needs of the faculty, staff and students.

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case studies/Case lets, Practical orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry-integrated learning, Practical activities / problem solving exercises, Class presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures / Webinars / Industrial Visits, Industrial / Social / Rural projects, Participation in Seminars/ Academic Events/Symposia, etc. or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.