NSB Academy: Offering a Global Facelift to the Existing Management Education

Dr. S.R Sridharamurthy ,PresidentAristotle once said, “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”. This quote emphasizing on experiential learning especially rings true for the current age students who are entering the corporate scenario that requires them to be Masters of all Trades. Caught in this dichotomy, management students today require institutions that can render sound education along with practical industry experience to make them employable candidates. Bengaluru-based NSB Academy (Formerly National School of Business) harmonizes with this ideation and is one of the top B-Schools in the city to provide its students with an experiential learning curriculum that moulds them into the leaders of tomorrow.

NSB was started with the combined efforts of eminent academicians from all over the world who envisioned making the existing management education more industry compliant, global and meaningful. “We undertook a thorough review of the curriculum offered, made changes where necessary and added several innovative features to it. As a result, we succeeded in creating a robust program which was conceptually intensive, industry relevant, global in character and stood-out from the crowd,” states Dr. S.R Sridharamurthy, Founder & Director, NSB Academy.

A Different Outlook

A new world B-School, NSB recruits diverse bodies of students from across India & abroad to create a cosmopolitan learning environment, reinforced by program content which is contemporary and facilitates action-led learning. The outstanding faculty and resource at NSB further refines these programs by creating a vibrant learning culture. Some of these are MBA programs specializing in finance, marketing, and human resources management, multi-pronged research programs for new theoretical underpinnings and additional certifications in ERP, business analytics and supply chain management.

However, these programs are offered in contrast to the typical classroom teaching by faculty members, who are highly experienced. NSB boast that 100 percent of its faculty members are doctoral degree holders or pursuing one. Almost all NSB professors come with relevant industrial experience, which further ensures concise industry knowledge. Furthermore, the student faculty ratio of 1:15 helps create a highly personalized and engaging academic experience. “We undertake only 180 students every session to ensure utmost personal care to each one of them,” avers Dr. Sridharamurthy.

Students at NSB receive the opportunity to learn cross border MBA via its student exchange programs and Global Mindset Trail.
Here, they broaden their knowledge base and learn in a multi-cultural environment. The ambitious B-School has forged international collaborations with ESC-Pau, France, University of Deusto, Spain and many more. Students engaging in such holistic education inculcate a multi-dimensional personality, which is encouraged by NSB through its personality development programs designed to enhance an individual’s level of commitment to society, inculcate ethical values, improve interpersonal skills, and develop a positive attitude.

Since experiential learning plays a poignant role in the NSB pedagogy, the curriculum comprises of industrial visits and student consulting, where they are introduced to the real world dilemma of the industry and offered a platform to acquire problem solving skills. “We inculcate in our students the right mindset for self empowerment by breaking mental barriers and destructive self-beliefs. This is done by roping-in world-class trainers who conduct a three-week long orientation and enhance students’ communication skills through several in-house workshops and well-designed modules on written, oral and presentation skills,” adds Dr. Sridharamurthy.

A State-of-the-Art Infrastructure
Learning at NSB is backed by a state-of-the-art infrastructure, complete with well-equipped classrooms, reading park and recreational space, among others. The objective of developing this world-class contemporary campus is to ensure that students’ pursuit of knowledge remains glitch-free. One of the key elements of NSB’s commitment to student success is the Corporate Relations Cell, which through the highly qualified placement team’s relentless pursuit, has helped the institute maintain a pristine record of 100 percent placement across companies like Aditya Birla, E&Y, J.P Morgan and many more. Furthermore, it offers end-to-end recruitment training, high impact guest lecture series, internship projects and career enhancement programs.

We inculcate in our students the right mindset for self empowerment by breaking mental barriers and destructive self-beliefs

For those looking to pave their own paths, NSB’s entrepreneurship cell ‘DISHA’ provides an entrepreneurial ecosystem by enabling easy and efficient interaction among the stakeholders while nurturing and nourishing entrepreneurial approaches. The entrepreneurship cell is run completely by students under the strict vigilance of a team of faculty that has been exclusively trained for the purpose by National Entrepreneurship Network. Its strategic location among the corporate houses plays a pivotal role in enriching its entrepreneurial as well as placement programs.

Backed by strong global alumni, NSB is one of the few management institutions that are committed to offer students a big platform to engage in co-curricular activities to keep them fresh and energized. The objective is to expand students’ learning potential, groom their talent and foster all round development. Professors play a vital role in the lives of students at the NSB campus by engaging them in personal tutoring and counseling to make them the true leaders of tomorrow.

Key Management
Dr. S.R Sridharamurthy, President
Holding a doctoral degree in Management, Dr. Sridhara has won the national level Shiksha Bharathi Puraskar awarded by All India Achievers’ Foundation and the Best Faculty award for his innovative teaching. He specializes in International Business, Marketing and Strategy.

Location: Bengaluru
Courses Offered: MBA in Finance, Marketing & Human Resources Management, and Certification Courses in ERP, Business Analytics, Personality Development Programs, Supply Chain Management, Advanced Business Concepts (Artificial Intelligence, Crypto Currency, Big Data Analytics, and others)

Campus Details: The Wi-Fi enabled NSB campus is spread across 5.5 acres fitted with ultra-modern amenities and learning equipment. The campus boasts of 800-seater Amphitheatre, 400-seater auditorium, acoustically enhanced lecture halls and the first-of-its-kind Reading Park. Students can engage in recreation at the sports facilities including Athletics track, BasketBall Court, Throwball and Volley ball Court, to name a few.