Distance Learning Program         

The ICFAI University, Sikkim is established under Section 4(2) of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University, Sikkim Act 2004 (Act 9 of 2004) passed by Legislative Assembly of Sikkim. The University has been notified under Notification No. 9/LD/2004 Dated 15th October, 2004.

The University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London and the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.

The MBA Program                                                                                                        

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program is offered on flexible learning mode by the ICFAI University, Sikkim.

The Program aims to impart knowledge and understanding of the different aspects of management. The program prepares the students with the skills, knowledge and strategic perspectives essential to the leadership of business around the world.

Eligibility

Bachelor's Degree (any discipline).

Duration: Two years.

Medium of instruction: English.

Validity of Enrollment

The students are required to complete MBA Program within a period of four years from the date of enrollment. Students who are unable to complete the program within the validity period of four years, but still keen on continuing the program, are required to register de novo by paying the requisite fee.

The program is based on self-study and examinations.

Self-study

The University provides prescribed books specially designed for the programs meant for self study. Counselling classes will be organised.

Program structure

The program includes 20 subjects, divided into four modules. Each module is of five subjects.


Program Structure
Module I Module II
  • Principles of Management

  • Business Communication & Soft Skills

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Economics for Managers

  • Business Environment & Law

  • Marketing Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Accounting & Finance

  • IT & Systems

  • Project & Operations Management

Module III Module IV

  • Elective - I

  • Elective - II

  • Elective - III

  • Elective - IV

  • Elective - V


  • Business Policy & Strategy

  • International Business

  • Management Control Systems

  • Leadership & Change Management

  • Ethics & Governance

Electives are offered in Marketing, Finance, HRM, Operations, IT & Systems, International Business, Investment Management and General Management streams. Students are required to choose any one stream of electives.

Subject-wise Waivers

Students with prior qualifications are eligible to get waivers from certain subjects of the MBA Program as indicated below:


Subject
Eligibility for Waiver
Economics for Managers MA (Economics)
Accounting & Finance  CA, CWA, M.Com
IT & Systems MCA, B.Tech

What the qualifications refer to:

CA means a person, who has passed the final examinations conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

CWA means a person, who has passed the final examinations conducted by the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

MA (Economics) from any University.

MCA from any University.

B.Tech from any University.

Certification

The following Diplomas/Degree are issued by the ICFAI University, Sikkim to the successful students:


Certification
On successful completion of
Certificate in Business Basics Module I
Diploma in Management  Modules I & II
PG Diploma in respective discipline Modules I, II & III
Master of Business Administration Degree All 4 Modules

 

Examinations

CBT examinations

The examinations are offered through Computer Based Test (CBT).

Online exam registration

All students are required to register and book the slots for each subject for their CBT (including payment of fee) using the online facility only, as the operations of examinations department are entirely computerized.

Test centers

The CBTs are held at test centers, as indicated on the website www.iusikkim.edu.in/dlp.

Eligibility for appearing in examinations

Students are eligible to appear for the examinations for module I (all five subjects) six months after the date of enrollment, provided all due postdated cheques are honored on time. Subsequently, students can complete each module once every six months.

Students will be required to progress in the program module-wise, sequentially. In order to advance to the next module, students should not have more than one backlog in the ongoing module. The student can appear for the backlog in the subsequent examination. However, a backlog subject cannot be carried forward beyond one module. For example a backlog subject of module I cannot be carried to module III. Within a module students can appear for examinations in any order of the subjects and for any/all subjects at a time.

Examinations

Examinations are conducted fourtimes in a year in the months of January, April, July and October.

Enrollment dates

In order to become eligible to appear for the examinations, the students are required to enroll into the program on or before the dates given in the following table.


Examinations Enroll into the program on or before
 April 2015  Sept. 30, 2014
 July 2015  Dec. 31, 2014
 October 2015  March 31, 2015
 January 2016  June 30, 2015

Mock practice questions to familiarize with computer based examinations will be provided to all enrolled students.

Examination Pattern
Module
Papers
Question Paper
Format
Details
Module
I, II, III & IV
All
subjects
MCQ, CBT Pattern
The list of test centers and the time slots will be on display during the registration process on logging to the website www.iusikkim.edu.in/dlp. Students can select the convenient center and time slot and register for their examinations.