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B. K. School of Business Management

B. K. School of Business Management
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

Established : 1976
Type : Co-Education
Director : Dr. Prateek Kanchan
Dean : --
Former Name : --
Location : Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
Affiliation(s) : Gujarat University
Category : Post graduate
Accreditation / Recognition : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) &
University Grants Commission (UGC)
Department(s) : MBA & Maritime Management


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The academic input is delivered mainly by two types of courses – Core and Elective courses. Core courses offered in first year (first and second semester) constitute of foundation and functional courses which are aimed at providing a sound foundation for all the basic principles and tools of management which equip students with theoretical and functional expertise in various fields.

At the end of the second semester, the students undergo a summer internship for a period of 8-10 weeks at leading organisations. This provides them with an opportunity to gain a first-hand experience of the real world work environment and grooms them to face the future challenges.

The electives are offered in second year (third and fourth semester) where a student can choose from:

  • Dual Specialization (Major-Minor)
  • Pure Specialization
  • General management or No-specialization

Electives offered in second year(third and fourth semesters)provide students with in-depth knowledge in their choice of specialization. Dual specialization increases their scope and their employability along with deeper understanding in subjects of their specialization.

Maritime Management

The maritime industry is a key component of today’s world economy. In excess of 90% of global cargo movements are undertaken by sea and a complex interaction of business organisations generates a need for professionals who can make a positive strategic contribution.

This innovative programme of MBA in Maritime Management is offered by B. K. School of Business Management, but capitalizes on the long standing experience of the B. K. School of Business Management in delivering masters programmes at Master of Business Administration levels.

The two years full time MBA-Maritime Management programme has been developed with a view to mould young graduates into able managers and efficient leaders who can take challenges in the highly competitive Maritime business environment.

Semester I Semester II Semester III
Management Information System Marketing Management Mercantile And Marine Law
Financial Accounting And Budgeting Financial Management And Costing Project Management And Financing
Principles Of Management Export-Import: Procedure And Documentation Strategic Management
Quantitative Techniques Human Resource Management Infrastructure Management
Organisational Behaviour Environment And Disaster Management Shipping Management
Written And Oral Communication Maritime Economics  
Introduction To Maritime Management Studies-I Introduction To Maritime Management Studies-II  
International Trade And Commerce Marine Insurance And Risk Management  

At the end of second semester, the students undergo a Summer Internship for a period of 6-8 weeks in leading ports and/or allied institutions.

In the third semester, the students are required to choose one among these two specializations offered by the School under MBA-Maritime Management Studies namely,

  • Port Management
  • Logistics and Shipping Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Evening Programme

PG Diploma Programmes (Part-time Courses)

Financial Management Human Resource Management
Marketing Management Retail Management
Services Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Risk and Hedge Management Import and Export Management
Banking and Insurance Management Disaster Management
International Business Hospital Management
Pharmaceutical Management Agri. Business Management

Ph.D. in Management


Eligibility Criteria

As per the norms prescribed by the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat Common Entrance (GCET) / CMAT conducted by AICTE New Delhi for MBA. Graduation with at least 50%. (SC/ST 45%)

Intake Capacity : 90

Duration : 2 Years

Specialisation : Marketing, Finance, Human Resource in Major and Production in Minor


Eligibility Criteria

As per the norms prescribed by the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat Common Entrance (GCET) CMAT conducted by AICTE New Delhi for MBA.

Intake Capacity : 45

Duration : 2 Years

Specialisation : Port Management & Logistics and Shipping Management


Eligibility Criteria

As per the norms prescribed by the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat Common Entrance (GCET) CMAT conducted by AICTE New Delhi for MBA. Graduation with at least 50%. (SC/ST 45%) and three years’ experience after graduation in Supervisory or Executive level and should be currently working.

Intake Capacity : 60

Duration : 3 Years


Eligibility Criteria

Graduate in any discipline, including students who are pursuing full time post graduate courses would be eligible to join these courses.

Intake Capacity : 25-35

Duration : 1 Year for PG Diploma and Six months for Certificate Course


Eligibility Criteria

Post Graduate in Management with at least 55% or equivalent grade from a recognized University. Admission to PhD Programme is through Entrance Test conducted by University or NET/SLET Cleared.

Intake Capacity : Dependence on the vacancy

Duration : Minimum 2 Years for fulltime and 3 years for part-time

The school is equipped with:

  • »  Seminar Hall
  • »  Conference Room
  • »  Library
  • »  Reading Room
  • »  Multimedia Classroom and Computer Center.

The computer center of the school is equipped with:

  • »  The latest IT infrastructure
  • »  The School also subscribes to online databases such as PROWESS
  • »  To facilitate teaching through audio-visual aids

The school has modern multimedia facilities equipped with:

  • »  Latest audio and video projection systems

Since its establishment in July 1976, B. K. School of Business Management has emerged as one of the eminent B-schools in the country.

In 1983, the school started an evening programme for practicing professionals. This provided an ideal platform for the working executives to hone their managerial skills. Most importantly, this has allowed the school to continuously interact with the business world and has resulted in a rich confluence of first hand industrial experience with the academic world.

Over the years, B. K. School of Business Management has easily adapted to the various changes in the business environment. The students have been trained by the best minds that are stalwarts in their respective fields. The year 2003 saw the introduction of the University examination system. This has allowed the school to be a part of a larger family, while retaining its own identity and inherent strengths. Major changes and upgradation in system were made at school in 2009. B. K. gained it autonomous status back by now being the only school under Gujarat University to give 2 year full time MBA degree.

A new syllabus was designed keeping in mind the expectations and requirements of corporate world. Credit system of grading was also introduced. To improve the employability of students, dual specialization has been started from the batch 2009-2011. They can also opt for General Management without any specialization which is a unique course structure in itself.

The achievements of the school have been duly recognized and it is widely acknowledged as a leading management institute in the country. The alumni of the school occupy leadership positions in the Industry, Government, Administrative and Foreign Services as well as the academic field. In the thirty ninth year of its existence, the school continues to reinvent itself in order to serve the rapidly developing Indian economy.

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