Asian School of Business unveils four new management specialisations

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13: Asian School of Business (ASB), one of south India's leading B-Schools, is set to introduce four industry-focused specialisations for its AICTE-approved management course; and guaranteed paid summer internships for all students enrolling in the next academic year.


The two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) course will now offer in addition to a general stream four new streams:

  1. Hospital Management & Healthcare
  2. Construction Management
  3. Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  4. Banking & Financial Services Management.

There is abundant job prospect for those with professional qualifications in various industrial sectors besides academic excellence in management, said Shri G. Vijaya Raghavan, Member- Secretary of ASB and Member, Kerala State Planning Board. A mix of professional and management qualifications would help them earn additional salary of 20 to 25 per cent, he told a press conference here.

This is in addition to the foundational courses in Finance, Marketing, Operations, HR etc. Construction Management stream will only be open to Civil Engineering graduates. Graduates in any subject will be eligible for other specialisations.

Those with management excellence are now being recruited in a big way. Hospital management and healthcare is one area that can help prove one's proficiency in the sector.

More details on the admission procedure are available on

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The Innovation and Entrepreneurship module is designed specially for people looking to join start-ups or setting up projects on their own. It will be of particular value to young graduates hailing from business families looking to join the family enterprise. Banking and financial services sector is projected to become the biggest recruiter of graduates in the country in the next five years and ASB is looking to be a key management skills builder in this area.

ASB will offer these specialisations in association with one or more leading Indian players in each area so that the course content fully reflects the respective business practices and is continually updated.


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Also, ensuring paid internships for the students marks the start of a new trend in management education, Shri Vijayaraghavan said.

Among others who addressed the meet were ASB Patron Shri George M Thomas and Dean (Admissions) Prof Raja Ratnam.

ASB's graduates have previously been recruited by top national and international companies, including TCS, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Feedback Consulting, Reliance Retail, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture, HP Global, ICICI Bank, Forbes Marshall, HDFC, SunTec, DuPont, IBM, ICICI Securities, Edelweiss, JRG Securities, Toonz Animation, Bluestar, Idea Communications and Kotak Mahindra Bank.


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ASB offers a number of scholarships, awarded as fee waivers, for meritorious students through schemes supported by its various donors, chiefly the George M Thomas Foundation.

Students who have scored over 90 percentile in CAT / MAT / CMAT, more than 80% in Class X and XII and over 75% in their degree programme are eligible to be considered for scholarships instituted for high academic achievers.


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Scholarship schemes are also available for candidates who have completed their Class X, XII or degree programmes from one of the seven North-eastern states; as well as for the top 10 per cent of students in the first year of the PGDM programme.

The total fee for the two-year course, including text books, is Rs 5.75 lakhs. Hostel facilities are available at an extra cost for outstation students.


About Asian School of Business:
ASB, which was founded in 2005, has managed to establish itself as a premier institute of learning within a short span thanks to outstanding resources, facilities and world-class faculty.

The state-of-the-art ASB campus spread over 15-acres in Technocity on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram is the first among B-schools to be awarded the LEED Gold Certification - a hallmark of excellence for energy-efficiency and building design. The ASB campus is one of the first campuses to be enabled by CISCO's Smart and Connect Campus system.

ASB's teaching/learning process has won the Innovative Teaching Methodology Award instituted by the DNA & Stars of the Industry Group. Full-time and visiting faculty at ASB come with a wealth of experience and outstanding academic backgrounds including IIM-A, IIM-B and IIM-C. Prof. Rajeev S., the current Director is an MBA from Stanford Graduate Business School, one of the world's best business schools. ASB has been conducting Management Development Programs for many of the leading companies including IT companies and Banks

ASB enjoys the benefit of guidance from a Board of Governors, comprising professionals and academics, with impeccable credentials. They include Dr. S Ramadorai, currently Advisor to the Prime Minister of India and Non- Executive Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS); Professor Samuel Paul, former Director, IIM-A and Advisor to the World Bank; Shri. George M. Thomas, Patron, ASB, and CEO of Burj Oman and the Founder-President of Trivandrum International School and Shri. G. Vijaya Raghavan, Founder-CEO of Technopark and Member, State Planning Board.

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