Accelerated by digital technology and globalization, the market as a whole is moving rapidly. The traditional full-service models are being replaced by new service frameworks, with either self or automated services, or, custom services. In response to that, today, companies are looking for highly competent and skilled candidates who can lead these changing industry trends. To cope up with increasing demand for skilled human resources, educational institutions have to deviate from traditional pedagogies into more advanced and practice-oriented methods of teaching. Steering this shift in Indian B-School sector, FBS Business School, a prominent learning community of faculty, staff, students and business leaders is fulfilling the modern day training requirements in the niche field of business management and delivers best student outcomes. Dr. E. Murali Darshan, Principal Director of FBS Business School points out, "The FBS curriculum is immersive, intensive and hands-on. We bring rigor and relevance to the core and elective courses, reveal how knowledge is created and give students the flexibility to chart their own path. At FBS, we align outcomes with aspirations by connecting students with incredible opportunities and the resources to make the most use out of them."
With the mission to become a 'Centre of Excellence' in the world of Business education and beyond for the development of human capital, FBS Business School is dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of management knowledge. Dr. Murali states, "With the shifting learning paradigms, FBS incessantly spreads its wings to encompass interpretative skill and knowledge to successfully navigate diverse business environments across the globe. We provide the graduates; the knowledge and inspiration to do well and do good to be the difference in the world of business education and beyond, as the global economy continues to become more dynamic and diverse. At FBS, the world is your classroom; we help students take real business challenges and formulate a detailed personal action plan with the application of classroom concepts and faculty-led insights. FBS connects talented students with the leading scholars and enables them to gain both cognitive and emotional skills, to take on present-day managerial challenges with alacrity and gumption. FBS allows students to build enduring bonds with accomplished peers in a new country through its global connections."
"For those who are interested in launching their own venture, fbs has launched a special entrepreneurship initiative, which supports student e-ship through a range of programs, activities, and events designed to give every good idea the right start it deserves"
Promoting In-Demand Skill Development
At FBS, the crux of pedagogy is transforming the classroom knowledge into practice by hands-on experience. FBS' specially designed courses allow students to come out of comfort zones to venture into live projects, apply curricular concepts to the real world challenges and thus trace out new routes for others. "As the global economy continues to become more dynamic and diverse, the call for the board, Values-driven leadership will continue to grow louder. Understanding this, curriculum at FBS features domainbased experiential learning with industry-institute interaction. We emphasize on research practices in all the programs, which include Live projects, SME projects, Market and sociald Business Consulting projects where students accumulate first-hand information. Guest lectures are also an integral part of our college curriculum. Corporate head-honchos, as well as doyens from the academia, are invited to share their valuable insights on contemporary business issues and skills required to overcome them. The lectures give students the essence of the real corporate world and also provide them a platform to build networks which bring in companies for placements. Most importantly, we provide various management application programmes like team projects, with the support of sufficient tools for sharing and collaboration. The experiential learning through live projects and live internships helps the students work with more efficiency and get pre-placement offers," Dr. Murali explained.
A primary destination for hundreds of students, FBS stands apart from other B-schools in terms of their Quality of education, Quality of faculty, Experiential Learning, Immersion Learning, Action Learning, CXO Speakers series, National and International Internships, and Pathway Programs. Describing institute's flagship offering, 'Pathway Program', Dr. Murali shares that "In addition to majors, FBS provides 'pathways' to students who are interested in building expertise in emerging areas and evolving industries. Deserving students with entrepreneurial zeal in launching their own venture can avail the vast resources of FBS. For those who are interested in launching their own venture, FBS has launched a special entrepreneurship initiative, which supports student e-ship through a range of programs, activities, and events designed to give every good idea the right start it deserves. Focus on the process at FBS empowers students with the skills necessary to identify, frame and solve complex business problems that business leaders face every day. They will get in-depth knowledge of business operations working alongside faculty members, fellow students, and corporate partners through internships, workshops, and industry visits. FBS offers 'international studym, internship tour' to all the students to the countries like Japan, Singapore, USA, UK, Europe and Dubai for international exposure."
A Vibrant Learning Community of Faculty, Students and Business Leaders
The cornerstone of academic excellence at FBS is the faculty of the highest order in innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurship, organizational change, and core business discipline. The diversity of FBS faculty with their international presence and cross-functional exposure can lead students anywhere in the world. These luminaries are committed equally to student learning and strive to be abreast in their own domains. FBS faculty members represent an incredible set of diverse intellectual interests, international backgrounds, and life experiences. They are at the forefront of their disciplines, grounded in the realities of business and management. The faculty comprises of highly sought-after advisors to corporations and government departments on some of the world's toughest business and social issues. Their multidisciplinary approach prepares students for the global economy.
FBS provides guest speakers of renown to campus several times a year to shed insight, provoke thought and stimulate conversation about some of the most compelling issues of present society, stories and events. Furthermore, FBS students receive one-on-one coaching by distinguishable faculty as well as a mentor program with senior level managers. Their unique Mentorship Programme connects students and graduates with senior-level managers who have followed a similar path. These mentors are available to the student post admission and will be guiding him/her throughout the program of study and into the future. Krishna Srikar, Area Sales Representative at Reliance Petroleum and a former student of FBS Business School speaks about his experience at college "With the resource industry in transition, it's a great time to embark on further studies. I was looking for a qualification which would complement my background in Engineering and provide me the opportunity to make the transition from an engineer to strategy focused position. The MBA program at FBS Business School gave me a broader skill-set to accelerate my career progression both within and beyond the sector. I feel like my professional options have expanded dramatically and that's really exciting."
With a unique pedagogy, FBS has successfully groomed many intellectual students since its establishment. FBS promotes integrity in all endeavors, teamwork that reaches beyond oneself in a supportive community and a time-honoured belief that the highest-quality learning comes from connecting amazing students with leading scholars. Dr. Murali emphasizes that "FBS prepares students for leadership in the global economy with a fully informedview of the world across multiple dimensions. Whether it is the diversity of our faculty and student body,our international presence or the experiential learning opportunities we provide, FBS' global offerings equip you to lead anyone, anywhere in the world."
Learning is boundless in FBS' interconnected world. Students can broaden their perspective on a faculty-led insight expedition to a new business environment, apply classroom concepts to complex business challenges in a national or global internship or project or deepen students' global exposure through a self-designed independent study or internship in a country that is new to the student with the help of FBS globalconnections. Keeping this pedagogy forward, FBS is growing by leaps and bounds. Speaking about the future plans, Dr. Murali reveals, "In the coming years, FBS wishes to become a world class management institute to develop socially sensitive leaders and entrepreneurs with futuristic orientation and commitment towards innovation and excellence by creating, communicating and delivering valuable education at an affordable cost. To achieve this vision, the institute plans to focus more on industry and academic collaborations, imparting updated technology, pedagogy and introduce madditional International Internships and Consulting Programs.
Dr. E. Murali Darshan, Principal Director
Dr. E. Murali Darshan, a noted academic, policy advisor, and foreign trade analyst, did his Ph.D. on Impact of WTO on India's International Trade special reference to Services Exports from Osmania University. For over a decade he taught at the prestigious Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He is also associated with WIU (Western International University, USA), (Memphis University, USA) and (University of Ashland, USA) as Professor.