Academics

Academic Groups

  • Finance & Risk Management
  • HR & Corporate Law
  • Marketing, Retail, Advertising & Brand Management                                                
  • Operations, Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics                                                                
  • Valuation Studies (Real Estate / Plant & Machinery / Business Valuation) 
  • Biotech Management 
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Healthcare Management

Centres

Analytics Centre of Excellence (ACE): The Centre ranks amongst Top–10 Business Analytics Institutions in India (Higher Education Review, Bangalore, 2018). The objectives of the centre include:

  • Developing courses on analytics.
  • Providing thought leadership and mentoring in Analytics to various sectors.
  • Conducting Applied Research in the cutting edge areas of the entire gamut of soft computing, text mining, data mining, machine learning in the paradigm of analytics and apply the outcome to solve industry problems.
  • Develop Proof of Concepts in big data analytics.
  • Disseminating knowledge through training programs on new and frontier areas of analytics as applied to different industries.
  • To carry out projects funded by external agencies.
  • To develop frameworks of analytics in different areas.

Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC): GLF Business School is the first B-School in India that offers MBA course in Biotech Management.  The Centre aims at promoting innovation in biotechnology and converting the innovation into business proposition. The Centre also aims at developing entrepreneurs for the Biotech Industry in areas of health, agriculture, energy, environment, industrial biotech etc . The Centre offers training and courses on management of biotech companies which need professionals who have the knowledge of both biotechnology as well as business management.

Centre of Excellence in Valuation Studies (CEVS): GLF Business School is the first B-School in India that offers courses on Valuation since 2016 embrace all three asset classes: Real Estate, Plant & Machinery, and Business Valuation. Centre of Excellence for Valuation Studies (CEVS) at GLFBS was inaugurated by Dr M S Sahoo, Chairman IBBI, Government of India in a ceremonial event held on 9th June 2018 at GLF Business School, Kolkata. The objective of the Centre is to act as a competency and capability centre in the Valuation Studies for all classes of assets to meet the need of time. The Centre of Excellence is aimed at providing research, support, guidance, training and oversight to the peer professional groups and students, Registered Valuer Organizations (RVOs), and industry to build leadership in the valuation profession under different asset categories.

Technology Innovation, Skill & Entrepreneurship Centre (TISEC): Objectives of the Centre is to act as a Technology Business  Incubator and facilitates the young entrepreneurs in start-ups in different thrust areas. The entrepreneurs are offered management courses and training to build necessary cohesiveness with commercialization of business ideas. It provides platform of getting advisory services from the mentors and industry experts through Business Clinics  as well as meeting with the investors and prospective customers on the other hand. Linkages and strategic collaboration with industry bodies and research institutions are important functions of the Centre.

ACADEMIC FACILITIES

GLFBS provides a state-of-the-art infrastructure, best learning support and activities to become a complete professional in the diverse fields of management aiming to make the future business leaders. The facilities at GLFBS are grouped in following three brand categories:

Infrastructure  Academics & Career  Activities
Wi-Fi Campus Need-based Tutorials  Extracurricular Activities
Computer Resource Lab Practical Learning Photography Club
Text Books & Library Skill Development Program Travel Club
AC Classrooms Industry-Academia Interface Nature Club
Seminar Hall / Auditorium Career Mapping Annual Excursion
Hostel tie-ups for boys and girls separately Placement Support Corporate Events
 Free Car Parking Seminars & Workshops CSR Activities
   Business Study Tour  Alumni Network

Learning Approach

MBA at GLF is autonomous management degree program integrated with GLF Business Leadership Program. The term ‘Business’ here does not only refer to the economic activities that satisfy human wants, as it usually means, it is also extended in Business Leadership Program to all activities that meet other human needs beyond production and distribution of goods and services. ‘Business’ in our meaning widely covers commercial, political, bureaucratic, and social activities. All organizations engaged in government, semi-government, and other ‘non-profit’ sectors are as important as the commercial profit-making establishments. GLF management education emphasizes equally all these types of organizations to cater, thus has a range of social imperatives.

GLF believes that in order to succeed in India’s mission to achieve sustainable growth and competitiveness, the quality of leadership and human resource management will play a very significant role and is one of the key requirements for achieving business excellence. GLF serves as a catalyst to the development of leadership and thus promote economic and industrial growth in the region. GLF works in close cooperation with other Leadership Centres and has established partnerships with similar organizations / institutions globally for greater degree of achievements and attaining objectives.

Apart from the corporate sector, GLF also aims to offer MBA for Government officials including managers of State Undertakings and Institutions to meet their specific needs. Other focus-groups include the entrepreneurs, political leadership especially who are elected members of urban or rural local bodies, teachers, trainers, educational sectors, and NGOs.

Learning Process

The learning process at GLF does not force the participants to mug only the curriculum and exam oriented learning, but facilitates to mentor, guide and make them think on the subject. Ordinary students of humble origin are exceptionally gifted. GLF kindles thinking abilities and inspire students to blossom by giving them fullest opportunities in all spheres of Management Education and placement.

The program involves a rigorous training which can be compared with a commando training. It organizes seminars, workshop, brainstorming session in time to time to keep the students abreast about the recent developments.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge and understanding: The program develops knowledge and understanding of different facets of corporate management, legal framework, development of appropriate business policies and strategies to meet stakeholder needs within a changing environment.

Intellectual skills: The program develops the cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, to detect false logic or reasoning, to identify implicit values, and to define terms adequately and to generalise appropriately as well as the ability to create, evaluate and access a range of options, together with the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of business and other situations.

Professional practical skills: The program develops the ability to apply business models to corporate problems and phenomena, self-awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues and the ability to conduct research into business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team, including a familiarity with a range of business data and research resources and appropriate methodologies, managerial and financial management capabilities.

Transferable (key) skills: The program develops the effective learning to learn and developing an appetite for reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning, the interpersonal skills for effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation.

SMT Venture Lab: Business Innovation & Incubation Centre

Business Innovation & Incubation center at GLF Business School provides technical, professional and infrastructural support to successfully commercialize business innovations of the entrepreneurs through their own business enterprises. It is a unique program that provides entrepreneurs with shared services, technical support services, access to financing, counselling, marketing contacts, and management assistance/ advice. The “Venture Lab” incubator aims to inspire, guide, and provide support to various innovators and acts as a catalyst to success of new ventures. The incubator will actively scout individual innovator who have the potential to convert innovations / ideas into viable product or service businesses but lacks the ability to identify their weaknesses in technical and managerial or financial capabilities. Venture Lab facilitates the young entrepreneurs to set up new ventures and to run the business in initial three years.