Program Overview

Gain an advantage by learning the key business essentials through this comprehensive online MicroMasters program, covering all core management disciplines.

Understanding the managerial context of decision making is critical to being a successful manager. The MicroMasters program in management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, aims to provide the learner with the perfect learning pathway to develop core competencies across six management disciplines:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Operations Management
  • People Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Strategy

Take advantage of the MicroMasters program certificate to rejuvenate your career or enhance your knowledge and program certificates by stepping into the campus at IIMB to complete an Advanced Management Programme on IIMBx.

What you will learn

  • An overview of business organizations and the role accounting plays in managing them.
  • Understand the role of operations management in a firm and develop the ability to structure and solve operations related problems.
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the different aspects of people management.
  • An introduction to the systematic framework of marketing management and different approaches for marketing goods and services.
  • Master concepts and tools that are useful to managers for making financial decisions.
  • Understand the analytical approaches underlying strategy and competitive advantage.

Courses in this program

Operations Management

Course Details
Understand key aspects of business operations and lean management including capacity, productivity, quality, and supply chain.

People Management

Course Details
Learn to be a better manager by developing leadership and communication skills designed to turn first time managers into great team leaders.

Corporate Finance

Course Details
Learn the ideas, concepts and tools managers use to make the right financial decisions.

Strategic Management

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Learn how a manager or CEO develops a business strategy, including analyzing the market and creating competitive advantage.

Accounting for Decision-Making

Course Details
Learn how to read and interpret financial statements and manage costs to take informed business decisions.

Marketing Management

Course Details
Learn how to effectively apply marketing management theories and practices, including the marketing mix, through real-world business scenarios.

Meet your instructors

Ashok Thampy

Ashok Thampy is Professor of Finance at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He received his Ph.D. from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University. Prior to joining IIMB, he was at the Department of Finance, Bilkent University, Turkey. He has also held visiting positions at the Department of Economics at Santa Clara University, USA, and the School of Business, Economics and Law, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research interests lie in the areas of Corporate Finance and Banking.

Ashis Mishra

Dr. Ashis Mishra is a faculty member in the Marketing Area at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Dr. Mishra teaches marketing management and retail management. His area of research involves Retail Productivity Analysis, Retail Atmospherics and Retail Consumer Behaviour. He has successfully developed and applied many quantitative models and business model frameworks in solving marketing/retailing-related problems. He has published over 10 papers in various national and international journals of repute. His current projects include ‘A Dynamic Model for Forecasting in Indian Retail Sector’, ‘Store Atmospherics as a Tool for Retail Productivity’ and ‘Technographic Segmentation of Indian Retail Consumers.’

Sai Yayavaram

Sai Yayavaram is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he teaches Competition & Strategy and Strategy Content. He also conducts executive education programmes on strategic management and management of innovation for senior managers. He is a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. His research focuses on technology management, complexity and strategic rents and has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Science.

P D Jose

P D Jose is an professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he teaches core courses on Business and Corporate Strategy and several electives on sustainability. He is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal and Bachelors in Physics from the Institute of Science, Bombay. He has taught classes on strategy and/or sustainability at a number of schools including Cardiff University Business School (UK); the School of Economics and Business at the University of Goteborg, Sweden; Indian Institute of Management at Kozhikode and Ahmedabad. He has also consulted with several government agencies, non-governmental, private sector and international organizations.

Vasanthi Srinivasan

Vasanthi Srinivasan is a Professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management Area. Her research interests are in the field of HRM. She has been extensively involved in designing and delivering Leadership Development Programs for Indian and international companies. Her prior experience in offering the MOOC course - Introduction to People Management motivates her to effectively harness technology for learning impact.

MS Narasimhan

Professor MS Narasimhan teaches courses on Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Investments. His areas of interest include Management Accounting, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets. He is a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He has also completed a study on Corporate Disclosure Practices in India, sponsored under the FIRE project. He has published several articles and research studies in national and international journals and financial newspapers.
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B. Mahadevan

B. Mahadevan is a Professor of Operations Management at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, where he has been teaching since 1992. He received his Ph.D. from IIT Madras. He was a visiting scholar at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, in 1999–2000 and a retainer consultant to Deloitte Consulting LLP, USA, in 2001–2002. Prof. Mahadevan was one among the 40 nominated globally for the Economic Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Business Professor of the Year Award, 2012. He is a member of the editorial board of the Production and Operations Management Journal _and the International Journal of Business Excellence. He has published several of his research findings in _California Management Review, European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, Production and Operations Management Journal and International Journal of Production Research.

Rejie George Pallathita

Rejie is an Associate Professor in the Corporate Strategy and Policy area at IIM Bangalore. He is a Ph.D. from Tilburg University in The Netherlands. Professor Pallathitta’s interests are in the areas of Corporate Governance, Strategic Management and International Business. He has published papers in the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Business Research and has presented his research work at several international conferences.