The Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya launched two full-time residential MBA programmes on Thursday: the MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Management and the MBA in Digital Business Management. The first batches for both programmes are scheduled to begin in the last week of June of the next academic year, 2023-24.
The Hospital and Healthcare Management programme will adhere to a curriculum and pedagogy that addresses the growing demand for professionally trained human resources to take on managerial and leadership roles in various sectors of the healthcare industry, such as hospitals, health insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, as well as IT and consulting.
While the Digital Business Management programme is designed to fulfil the requirements for Industry 4.0, which are associated with the rapid adoption of digital technology and the disruption of business models. Leaders and veterans from the relevant industries will deliver large portions of both of these lectures.
Dr Vinita Sahay, director of IIM Bodh Gaya, inaugurated the programmes.
The healthcare management programme has two specialisation tracks: Hospital Management and Healthcare Management, which provide exposure to private and public health systems through internships and final projects in rural areas. The program’s Industry Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives from globally renowned companies such as Apollo Hospitals, Biocon Biologics, Novartis, DoctCo, and Coforge.
Digital Marketing and Business Development, Data Analytics and Decision Sciences, Strategy and Consulting, and FinTech are the four specialisation tracks available in the digital business management program. Experts from technology firms such as TCS, Infosys, and IBM have served on the Industry Advisory Board to bring cutting-edge techniques and trends in classroom teachings.
Students will gain hands-on experience in both courses through a four-month industry immersion.
Admissions for both programmes will begin next week, and qualifying CAT 2022 candidates will have a 15-day opportunity to express their interest. EoI forms will be available until the first week of February, after which candidates will be shortlisted for the next round, which will consist of personal interviews. The CAT score, PI score, and academic profile rating will be used to create the final admission merit list. There are 90 seats available for Digital Business Management and 60 for Hospital and Healthcare Management.