•    International Exposure- MBA from AACSB Accredited institution
•    Three trimesters in CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
•    One year in WMU, USA
•    Opportunity to do optional Practical Training -12 months (OPT)
•    Work While Studying -20 hrs /week


This Programme offers Dual Degree option with MBA from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) and MBA from Western Michigan University, USA, through credit transfer facility. Students will spend the initial 12 months at the CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Main campus and complete the entire first year MBA curriculum including internship. Students then visit the WMU camus in the US and stay for the duration of 12 months. The students upon successful completion will obtain two degrees from two universities in two years with an international exposure of 12 months in USA.



Students enrolling at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) for this program will be doing first year of their MBA course at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Institute of Management. The second year consisting of 7 courses (21 credits) consists of four required courses and three electives will be completed in Haworth College of Business, while Students can choose their three electives from the following disciplines: Finance, General Business, International Business, Management and Marketing. Students, who take all there electives from one area, get a concentration in that area. Students who take three electives from more than one discipline (e.g., one elective in finance and two in management) will achieve a general business MBA.

Western Michigan University is a national research university enrolling nearly 24,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries. Founded in 1903, it is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged public university that stands out among America’s more than 4,600 higher education institutions. The University offers 147 bachelor’s, 73 master’s and 30 doctoral programs, along with one program leading to the specialist degree and several others that lead to graduate-level certificates. These programs are offered through seven degree-granting colleges: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Education and Human Development, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fine Arts, Haworth College of Business, and Health and Human Services.

The U.S. News & World Report has recognized Western Michigan University(WMU) as one of the nation’s best universities for the past 21 years, and for the past 14 years has listed it among the top-100 public universities in the United States. The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs.  


The Haworth College of Business, one of the largest schools of business in the United States, is the academic home to nearly 4,000 undergraduate students majoring in 17 specialized areas of business. An additional 400 graduate students study business administration and accountancy.


Its MBA program appears on Princeton Review’s list of “Best Business School” as one of the oldest and most respected in the state of Michigan. It prepares graduates to be critical thinkers, effective problem solvers and thought leaders ready to apply their knowledge in today’s global economy. The MBA at WMU offers a curriculum that is learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. The faculty and staff take pride in meeting the professional needs of students through a rigorous curriculum and flexible schedule for full- and part-time students. Alumni hold positions in major firms around the world and are a testament to the strength of the graduate business education offered through the Haworth College of Business.


Year 1 -Institute of Management, CHRIST (Deemed to be University),India
MBA (Regular) Syllabus will be followed

Year 2 - Western Michigan University, USA (MBA)


Course Title Hrs Credits
BUS 6150 Global Business 39 3
BUS 6160 Law, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 39 3
FIN 6120 Financial Management 39 3
BUS 6990 Strategic Management 39 3
  3 Selective from any one of the following disciplines 39x3 3x3

Total credits =21


Students can choose their three electives from the following disciplines:                

2.General Business
3.International Business

Students, who take all their electives from one area, get a concentration in that area. Students who take three electives from more than one discipline (e.g., one elective in finance and two in management) will achieve a general business MBA. The elective options can be found at


Living Expenses is US $ 12000 approx


Students should additionally spend for Airfare, insurance, Visa Charges, Accommodation, Textbooks, food and other living expenses (approximately Rs. 8.50 lakhs @ the existing exchange rate)


Year II at WMU

Students will attend WMU September through June during the fall, spring and summer I sessions.  Students will take three courses in fall semester, three courses spring semester and one course in the summer I session to complete the program in 10 months.  The graduation ceremony will take place after the summer I session at the end of June.


Duration :
June 2018 to March 2019-Year I at CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
April to May 2019-Summer Placement
End of August/September 1st week-Transfer to WMU
September 2019 to June 2020- Year II at WMU
July 2020-Graduation in WMU


Work While Study
Students may apply through WMU Bronco Jobs to work for 20 hours per week on campus while studying.This pocket money can cover partial living expense. This is optional to students.

OPT (Optional Practical Training)

Optional Practical Training is a benefit available to students who are completing a degree in the U.S. and who have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis for at least one academic year.  OPT is intended to provide hands-on practical work experience complementary to the academic program. An F-1 Student is eligible for a maximum of 12 months. OPT is very flexible. The employment can be anywhere in the U.S. and can be for any company or organization as long as it is related to the field of study and appropriate to the degree level. OPT employment can be paid or unpaid. Career Centre at WMU will support students in finding OPT. However OPT is students responsibility.


Eligibility criteria for transfer to WMU,USA:
Institute of Management will nominate students from the program to continue and complete their studies at WMU.  Nominated students must meet the following requirements for admission:


a.MBA competency requirements (fulfilled in first year at CU)

b.MBA prerequisites (fulfilled in first year at CU)

c. GMAT with a minimum score of 450

d. A TOEFL score of 80 iBT, 550 PBT or IELTS score of 6.5 is the minimum requirement for unrestricted admission.

e. Submission of all required application materials including a graduate application, official transcripts, test scores, affidavit of financial support and other documents as required by the International Student Admissions Office at WMU.

f. Completion of the articulated courses at CU.


US Visa: Students Responsibility. However all documents required for transfer to WMU will be provided by CHRIST (Deemed to be University).


Note: Students must have GMAT and TOEFL Score by January 15, 2019 (Valid Passport is required)