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Established in the year 1979, LIBA is one of the premier management schools in India, recognized for providing business education par excellence. It is a sister institution of the 80 year old famed Loyola College, Chennai. Both these institutions are run by the Loyola College Society, and run by Jesuits known all over the world for their enduring vision and commitment to imparting excellent and quality education.

In true Jesuit tradition, LIBAites are being trained to be efficient and effective leaders of industry and business with outstanding leadership qualities rooted in strong ethical and moral values.

Courses Offered
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM)

The objective of the full time PGDBM programme is to prepare students for leadership positions by instilling in them a sense of academic discipline, intellectual rigour, commitment to excellence, team building skills and a never-say-die attitude.
The two-year full time PGDBM programme consists of six terms, each approximately of three months duration.
The programme consists of 40 courses, 25 compulsory and 15 electives of 3 credits each totalling 120 credits. Students are also required to undertake a summer project and final dissertation.

The candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university and should have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
Students completing their examinations by June 15, 2006 may also apply.

Admission Procedure
From the academic year of 2005-2006 onwards, LIBA has been taking in about 120 students from over the thousands that apply to the PGDBM programme. The selection procedure consists of a written examination (XAT), followed by a group discussion and a personal interview. Students are selected on the basis of several criteria, which includes their overall XAT score, academic performance and performance in the group discussion and interview. Students come from a wide array of scholastic disciplines, which includes engineering, science, commerce, humanities, and liberal arts. Selected candidates are a mix of fresh graduates as well as those who have industry experience.

Post Graduate diploma in Business Management (Part Time)
The objective of the three-year part time PGDBM is to equip working executives acquire managerial skills necessary to take up senior management. The course is structured in such a way, that students of the part time programme go through the same rigour as the full time programme.

The part time PGDBM programme, spread over three years, consists of nine terms, each approximately of three months duration. The classes are held from Monday through Friday (between 6.45 PM and 8.30 PM) so that students can attend classes without any difficulty.

The programme consists of 35 courses - 26 compulsory courses of 3 credits each and 9 electives of 4 credits each. Students are also required to do a summer project at the end of the first and second year respectively and submit a Masters level dissertation during the last term of the third year. The credits earned during the three years totals 120.

The candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or hold a professional qualification recognized as equivalent to a Bachelors degree and should have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate.
The candidate should have had full time work experience in Business / Industry / Government for a minimum period of two years.
The candidate should be employed at the time of applying for the programme.
Admission Procedure
The admission procedure usually consists of a written test followed by a group discussion and personal interview held at LIBA, Chennai.
The LIBA Admission Test is of objective type and is designed to evaluate the candidates aptitude in areas such as verbal and quantitative skills, analytical reasoning and general knowledge.
Candidates can either appear for the LIBA admission test or the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) conducted by AIMA. Candidates who opt for the MAT, should attach a copy of the MAT score card along with the filled in application form of LIBA.
Based on the scores of the written test, short listed candidates will be called for subsequent rounds of group discussion and personal interview to be conducted at LIBA.

PhD Programme
The University of Madras has granted recognition to LIBA as a Centre for conducting Research leading to Ph.D. Degree in Business Administration. The uniqueness of the programme is that unlike other major business schools who offer only a Fellow Programme, LIBA offers a Ph.D. degree in affiliation with the University of Madras. LIBA is the first b-school to be recognized by the University of Madras to conduct Doctoral programmes in Business Administration.
LIBA has seven full time doctoral guides in areas such as Finance, Economics, Operations, Systems, Marketing, Human Resources and General Management. LIBA invites applications from research scholars who want to do their Ph.D. degree in the area of Business Administration.

First class post graduates in Management or related disciplines are eligible to apply

Admission Procedure

Candidates selected by LIBA and approved by the University of Madras will work at the institute as Research Associates and will be granted a monthly stipend during their course of study. Interested candidates can obtain further information from the office to LIBA.

Executive diploma courses

Apart from the full time and part time PGDBM programmes, LIBA also offers one year, part time executive programmes. These courses are designed for working executives who want to hone their managerial skills in their chosen area of profession. Courses are offered in the broad areas of Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing Management and International Business. The classes are held on weekdays (between 6.45 PM to 8.30 PM) to facilitate students to attend class after their office hours.

The one-year Executive Diploma courses that LIBA currently offers are
Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management
Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management
Executive Postgraduate Diploma in International Business
Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management

The courses offered as part of each Diploma programme provide students with a broad understanding of the various skills required in their chosen area. Special care is taken to ensure that courses impart students with the latest developments in their specialised field. The programme is divided into two semesters and the total credits earned are 24.

The applicant must hold at least a Bachelor s degree in any discipline from a recognised University or hold a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to a Bachelor s degree.
Final year students can also apply to the programme.

Admission Procedure
Interested candidates must obtain the application form available at the Admissions office, LIBA upon payment of the prescribed fee. Application must be made in the prescribed form and the same should reach LIBA on or before the prescribed date. Applications received after the prescribed date will not be entertained.
On receipt of the applications, the admissions committee will make a preliminary evaluation and those candidates found suitable will be called for an interview at LIBA.
Short listed candidates should appear for the interview on the date and time specified and in case they are selected, pay the prescribed fees to and submit the required documents to the college office.

Foreign Collaboration
The need for sensitivity to other cultures, to be informed about businesses and business practices in other countries and cultures and to broaden one's perspective in order to become a successful manager/entrepreneur is felt more today than ever before. Recognizing this need, LIBA has entered into collaboration with foreign universities, with a view to enriching and expanding the lives of students, and to provide that "extra bit" to make it big in the corporate world.

LIBA has entered into collaborations with Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia; Bordeaux Business School, Franc; Griffith University, Australia and Ingolstadt School of Management, Germany.

Student Exchange Programmes
Duration - Two to three students are selected by LIBA with inputs from SJU to spend about 12 weeks at SJU. The programme consists of 5-6 weeks of summer internship in companies around Philadelphia and 6 weeks of summer classes where they will take 2 courses of 3 credits each.

Expenses - Each student will pay the tuition and academic fees to LIBA. Expenses relating to travel, boarding and lodging, course material, medical insurance are borne by them, while they are exempted from course fee at SJU.

For students from SJU, LIBA organizes programmes, which include 3 credit courses or a series of lectures on relevant topics such as social marketing, emerging market trends etc. It also contains a cultural component with one or two lectures on Indian culture, visit to cultural centres etc.

Faculty Exchange Programme

These include institutional visits, guest lectures and staff exchanges. The term of the exchange programme ranges from one year to 6-8 weeks.

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