The two-year MBA (MS) programme has been integrated with the two-year MBA (Full Time) programme and the two have been merged into one prgramme (MBA(FT) with effect from 2011 admissions. However, students admitted to the MBA (MS) programme through the same entrance test as the MBA (FT) programme will continue to pursue the existing MBA (MS) curriculum till the current batches pass out in 2012.
FMS is a national institute funded by the University Grants Commission. There is absolutely no reservation for people from any particular state. There is reservation and relaxation for certain categories as per Delhi University norms. For the balance seats, FMS is an equal opportunity institution and there is no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age or physical handicap.
How is the programme different from the regular MBA (FT) course offered at FMS?
The course has been especially designed keeping in mind the orientation and professional attributes required to be successful in the services sector. An innovative approach to pedagogy has been designed and new courses have been introduced that are not found in a general MBA programme. There is also a greater focus on industry interaction through structured live projects.
I have a very average academic record. What are my chances of clearing GD/PI stage?
As long as you satisfy the minimum criteria of marks and you are good enough to clear the written exam, you need not worry. We are looking for bright minds from any academic discipline, without any prejudice. There is no entry barrier for non-quantitative background students (test pattern of GMAT type) and we are looking for a batch having a good balance of Engineers and Non-engineers.
Are people with work experience given a preference over people without a work experience?
If there is a relevant work experience related to the services sector, naturally the candidate would have an edge. However, people with work experience are not given automatic preference, though it is observed that they have an advantage to the effect that they are better equipped to answer some of the specific questions posed by the interview panel. A good candidate without work experience has an equally good chance to get selected.
Is any preference given to women candidates?
No. Women candidates are not given any preference. However, considering the inclination of women candidates towards the services sector we expect a higher percentage of successful women candidates. Also, like all good management schools, FMS would like to maintain a healthy gender ratio, which, is increasingly being reflected in the growth in the number of women candidates.
I have done my CA after doing only my CA (Inter). Am I eligible to take the FMS exam?
Yes you are. But, if you have done only CA (Inter) without completing any undergraduate degree or completing CA (Final), then you are not.
What are the job placement opportunities for students passing out of MBA (MS) prorgramme?
Very bright. The course has been designed specifically for the services sector companies. We see an increasing number of such companies (including Financial services, IT services, Healthcare, Hospitality services etc.) coming to the campus for campus recruitments. Further, many other companies which have so far not been coming to FMS are also likely to join owing to the increased depth and breadth of the MBA batches. Students from MBA (MS) programme are eligible to participate in the placement processes for the both Summer as well as Final placements for these companies.