TAPMI - B-school

Picking the right MBA program

A Masters Degree in management plays a crucial role in one’s career growth and personal development. The MBA programs offered by premier institutes of the country help students develop advanced management skills needed in higher positions. It is imperative to pick a B-school offering quality education and industry insights. The right MBA programme creates managers and leaders who are prepared for real-world scenarios and challenges. One premier B-school is TAPMI or the T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal.

Why TAPMI is among the top B-Schools

TAPMI is a premier B-school in India and is a popular choice among students for its quality management education. Since 2021, TAPMI has offered MBA Degree programs instead of PGDM programs. The Average Salary at 2022 TAPMI placements was INR 12.5 lakhs, and the Highest Salary was INR 32.20 lakhs. With fees of INR 16.50 lakhs, TAPMI is an institute with a good RoI.

The pedagogy at TAPMI facilitates the holistic development of students, bringing out the best in them. Continuous evaluation and emphasis on frequent and high-quality work outputs prepare the students for real-world challenges.

MBA Programs offered by TAPMI

TAPMI offers five 2-years full-time MBA Programs:

  • MBA
  • MBA (BKFS)
  • MBA (HRM)
  • MBA (Marketing)
  • MBA (International Business)

Let’s look at the structure of these programs offered by TAPMI.

  • MBA

The 2-year MBA program is the flagship course offered by TAPMI. This program aims to build leadership capabilities in students through cross-functional integrated learning. The MBA program at TAPMI is not the regular program most B-schools offer. This programme includes a four-pronged approach: Flexible Learning Processes, Leadership Development, Extended Industry Interface and Internationalisation. The courses offered under this programme include BrandScan, SEVA, SMIC, SAMNIDHY, Integrative Thinking Simulation and OMEGA.

  • MBA (BKFS)

TAPMI’s MBA-Banking and Financial Services (BKFS) program is based on the MS-Finance program of the US with additional inputs on business management. This program provides an in-depth understanding of business financial decisions. The curriculum for the MBA-BKFS program is CFA C-BOK (candidate body of knowledge) certified. Since 80% of the curriculum is similar to the CFA curriculum, it helps a student pursue the CFA certification simultaneously. TAPMI’s academic partner GARP has certified that the MBA-BKFS course is in line with the Financial Risk Management (FRM) certification and meets the latest global industry standards. The key program specializations include Finance and Banking Services.

  • MBA (HRM)

The MBA (HRM) program at TAPMI has a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum. It has been curated in collaboration with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is in line with global standards. There is a strong emphasis on analytics and new-age technologies in HRM and the core HR areas of industrial relations. The curriculum also incorporates immersive projects in the social sector that helps in developing empathy and social responsibility.

  • MBA (Marketing)

TAPMI’s MBA (Marketing) program creates the perfect foundational training in management disciplines and offers specialised training in Marketing. The curriculum has been designed to allocate 65% of the total learning time to Marketing and 35% to Interdisciplinary Learning. The MBA (Marketing) programme allows students to focus on Marketing from the first year of the course itself. Students can choose from 3 Super-Specialization tracks — Digital Marketing Management, Sales and Customer Service Management, and Brand and Product Management.

  • MBA (International Business)

This 2-year MBA (International Business) program was started in 2022 and is divided into four semesters. The first year includes courses such as Accounting, Finance, Organizational Behavior, Economics, Human Resources, Communication, Operations Management, Global Business Environment and Fundamentals of Strategy. For the program’s second year, students can choose their courses from two tracks and a corresponding list of electives.

TAPMI Admission Criteria and Selection Process 

TAPMI admission is a three-step process: Taking CAT/XAT/GMAT, shortlisting based on exam scores and candidate profile, and the final selection. 

  • The eligibility criteria for admission to the MBA programs at TAPMI requires the candidate to hold a bachelor’s degree of a minimum 3 years duration, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • The institute uses CAT/XAT/GMAT scores to shortlist MBA program candidates. The candidate should be registered for CAT 2022/XAT 2023 or have a valid GMAT score to become eligible for admission.
  • Applicants must submit the TAPMI Manipal Application for MBA Admission 2023 online.
  • TAPMI cut-off for Admission 2023 are: CAT 2022- 85 percentile, XAT 2023- 85 percentile and GMAT (2018-2022)- 630

The admission criteria for 2023 are the same for all five MBA programs offered by TAPMI. The eligibility criteria, selection process and weightage used for shortlisting candidates for the final merit list for all the programs are also the same.

TAPMI’s MBA programs focus on “Leadership through Value-Creation” and quality education. Since its inception, TAPMI has consistently maintained its place among India’s top 1% B-Schools. The institute’s success can be attributed to an excellent placement record, a world-class curriculum and a pedagogy structure that incorporates industry exposure and classroom learning.

Admissions are open for MBA, MBA-BKFS, MBA-Marketing & MBA-HRM for the year 2023. To apply, click here.

To know more about TAPMI and to ask any queries, visit [Official] TAPMI MBA Admissions 2022-24 | PaGaLGuY

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