The University School of Management (formerly Department of Management) of this University, which is the oldest management school in the State of Haryana, was established in the year 1976 with an objective to fulfill the growing need of managerial force in the corporate world. The department has been very successful since then in meeting the corporate requirement of trained work force at both middle and top level managerial positions. In order to cope with the emerging challenges of management education in seamless economies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra tooka strategic decision of starting an Integrated 5 Year Management Programme in the year 2003 under the umbrella of Department of Management. On receiving an overwhelming response from all corners for this programme, the University decided to make more concentrated efforts for its promotion and therefore a separate Institute was established in year 2005 in the name of Institute of Management Studies (IMS). The BBA and MBA degrees are awarded to the students of this Institute on their successful completion of the course in first three years and total five years respectively. The admissions to this programme are made on the basis of an All India Entrance Test followed by Group Discussion and Interview. The students admitted in this programmes come from various academic, social and geographical backgrounds. The Institute offers specializations in accordance with the requirements of the industry and interest of the students. The major fields of specialization include Finance, Marketing and HRM.
The Institute is determined to impart the students with best academic knowledge and latest industry practices with a unique course curriculum and industry interface. After every semester each student is required to undergo a four weeks training in a corporate house and prepare a project report. After coming back to the Institute they make presentations on their reports which are evaluated by a panel of external and internal senior professors as well as industry experts. In this manner every student of the Institute is equipped with a total number of nine training of four weeks each. Another unique feature of the programme is the specialization. Unlike a two year MBA Programme, the Institute offers the students with complete two years of dual specialization both in 4th and 5th year. Moreover, the Institute utilizes the services of visiting faculty from industry and academia.
VISION AND MISSION
IMS is committed to transforming raw hands into skilled persons who are capable of making business decisions in a complex global environment and who are dedicated to serving their companies, society and humanity. The Institute helps the budding managers deal creatively with a diverse workforce, a global market place and a business environment characterized by rapid change. The course is designed to provide theoretical as well as practical application of the subjects. The Institute is striving to offer enriching learning experience to aspiring managers; to enable them to realize their full potential; to encourage entrepreneurship and service orientation; to disseminate knowledge through a portfolio of teaching, research and co-curricular activities; and to ensure that they serve as agent of continuous improvement and change in the interest of society as a whole.