Department of Management & Commerce

Vision

To produce competent managers and professionals who will influence organizational systems, practices and human resources in the areas of management and commerce in both higher education and industry through their personal example, moral attitudes and ethical practices reflecting the teachings of the Revered Founder Chancellor, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Overview

The Department of Commerce began in the erstwhile Sri Sathya Sai Arts, Science and Commerce College for Men in 1969 at the Brindavan Campus and was extended to the Sri Sathya Sai Arts and Science College for Women at Anantapur in 1975. The current B.Com (Hons.) programme has kept pace with the rapid changes in the economic environment and offers students a wide variety of courses with electives in subjects ranging from Cost and Management Accountancy, International Business, Insurance, Advanced Financial Accounting, Investment Analysis in addition to providing sound basic knowledge in all important subjects in the field. The emphasis on values-based learning and an integrated approach to developing the students’ personality equip them with skills not merely for living but also for life.
The Department of Management Studies was inaugurated on 21 August 1986. With ‘Values Based Management’ and ‘Indian Ethos and Values’ as the foundation of the management programmes, the focus is on equipping students to recognize and meet the challenges of the ever-changing business environment. The department offeres two programmes – the 3-year B.B.A. for undergraduate students and the 2-year M.B.A. programme for professional students. The course objectives and the syllabi stress the Revered Founder Chancellor’s thought that the core of management is ’Man Management’. Accordingly, classroom instructions are combined with experiential exercises, management games, self-awareness & personality development routines and analysis of case studies, to reinforce this philosophy. As per the directions of the Revered Founder Chancellor, students are given an exposure to real-life management issues. The MBA students are taken on a tour to leading industries and business organisations, between the first and second year of the MBA programme. During this tour, the students visit the shop-floor to observe manufacturing process and associated practices. The students also interact with the Senior Management team of these organisations.
In March 2015, in recognition of the commonalities and opportunities to work together in a way that wasn’t possible in the past, the Departments of Management Studies and the Department of Commerce merged together to form the Department of Management & Commerce.
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