Department of Business Management and Law (DBML)

School of business, management
and finance (sbmf)

Head of Department
Professor (Dr.) Hemant B. CHITTOO (CMILT)

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Departments

Department of Business Management and Law

The Department of Business Management and Law operating under the aegis of the School of Business, Management and Finance is one of the flagship departments not only of the SBMF but of the University at large. It has developed and offers sustainable programmes which have stood the test of time like the B.Sc. (Hons) in Management (General), the B.Sc. (Hons) in Management with different streams like Marketing, Finance, and with Law. It also offers a Diploma/B.Sc. (Hons) in Human Resource Management, a B.Sc. (Hons) in Transport and Logistics Management. The courses are offered both on full time and part-time modes using a mix of face to face and online/blended sessions. These programmes have been developed and enhanced with the support of industry, the latest update being as recently as a couple of years back. An innovative feature of our degrees is the possibility to do an applied project/capstone project to apply knowledge acquired during studies to solving real industry-based problems. UTM undergraduate students have to spend some 15 weeks in work placement. Students of the DBML also have to work with NGOs as part of the Community Learning initiative of the SBMF. All these prepare our students for the world of work all by inculcating in them a sense of entrepreneurship.

The MBAs offered by the SBMF and the DBML like the MBA (General), the MBA (Human Resource Management with Knowledge Management), the MBA (Project Management), the MBA (Logistics and Supply Chain Management attract large numbers of students who prefer face to face coupled with some online education and remain flagship programmes of the UTM allowing our graduates to secure middle and higher management positions in the public and private sectors both in Mauritius and abroad. UTM MBAs are recognised under the prestigious AMBA Network which gives added credibility to the MBA from UTM.

The programmes offered by the Department are recognised by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of African Universities, in China and are given equivalence in USA, in Canada, in New Zealand among others.

The Department is planning to offer two new programmes in Law, namely in Corporate Law and in Cyber Law. These will be followed by new programmes in the field of Business Analytics to prepare professional of the future.

The quality of education is assured by 9 full-time academic staff which will be further strengthened in the near future and supported by some 90 part-time resource persons from industry which make our students benefit from the best of academic and industry. All academic staff of the Department are actively engaged in research and creative work, including consultancies in various areas of management like application of artificial intelligence in industry, SME sector, Educational Management, Business Continuity Planning, Performance Management Systems. Students can only benefit from the enhanced expertise of their tutors, mentors and lecturers. The department also regularly organizes workshops and seminars for the benefit of its students who are welcomed to participate actively in citizenship activities of the Department, the School, the University and Student Union activities.

The Department will focus of developing more PhD programmes, and professional Doctorates like the Doctorate in Business Administration and Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.) from which our alumni and non-alumni may opt for their personal and professional growth. We at the Department shall accompany students in their journey to meaning success.

Interested parties are welcome to knock at the door of our professional academics who will be pleased to counsel them and guide them in desirable directions.

Undergraduate Programmes

Free

BSc (Hons) in Management (General)

The degree provides a strong foundation in economics and social …

Free

BSc (Hons) in Management (General)

29 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Enable students to acquire state of the art knowledge and understanding of the field of management.
Provide an educational experience which will facilitate and promote students' intellectual development and life-long learning skills.
Promote critical awareness of the merits and complexities of management, and to inculcate an appreciation of the association between theory and practice.
Appraise students of important new developments in the field of management.
Appraise students of important new developments in the field of management.
Enable students to develop appropriate practical and transferable skills.
Provide a high quality management programme.
Free
All Levels

BSc (Hons) in Logistics and Transport Management

Learn the necessary knowledge of driving economic growth. The programme …

Free

BSc (Hons) in Logistics and Transport Management

30 Lessons
3 hours
All Levels
What you'll learn
Logistics is a booming industry, full of opportunity and growth.
With globalization making even the furthest reaches of the globe more and more connected, now is a great time to be looking into the field of logistics.
Jobs in the field of logistics and supply chain management include logistics manager, integrated programs director, supply chain director, inventory manager, supply chain planning manager, and other specified careers.
To equip students with the knowledge and the skills to contribute in logistics and transport sectors to enhance customer service and create value for organisations.
To develop students’ comprehension of the strategic dimension of business activity essential in undertaking a management role in any organisation and to place a priority on integrated management skills as a prerequisite to strategic business logistics.
To equip students with general management skills to be effective in the logistics and transport sectors.
Free
All Levels

BSc (Hons.) Human Resource Management

Learn the necessary knowledge behind the most important resources in …

Free

BSc (Hons.) Human Resource Management

31 Lessons
3 hours
All Levels
What you'll learn
Understand the complexity of human beings and their behavior as individuals, in groups or in teams.
Analyze the complex and turbulent environment in which organizations operate
Understand the different resources an organization deploys to achieve its objectives
Appreciate the role of human resource in achieving organizational objectives
Understand the relatedness of different management functions and resources
Use mathematical and statistical techniques to collect, organize, analyze and present information for decision-making and presentation
Forcecast resource and human resource requirements of an organization
Plan for quantitative and qualitative human resource needs of organization
Present human resource initiatives in hard financial terms to management
Understand and apply the employment and other related laws to human resource management in the Mauritian context
Identify the training and development needs of organizational human resource
Ensure HRD initiatives effectively and efficiently meet their objectives
Attract, retain, motivate, add value to human resource/talents of an organization
Manage the politics of organization bearing in mind human beings are complex animals
Apply modern HRM techniques including ICT in managing HR effectively and flexibly
Prepare HR and the organization to do business sustainably
Free

BSc (Hons) Entrepreneurial Management

Learn the necessary knowledge behind entrepreneurship is the driving force …

Free

BSc (Hons) Entrepreneurial Management

36 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Enable students to acquire state of the art knowledge and understanding of the field of management.
Students will develop a critical understanding of the importance of the values and cultures found within
public management and public policy-making processes and in the delivery of accountable and effective services.
Promote critical awareness of the merits and complexities of management, and to inculcate an appreciation of the association between theory and practice.
Appraise students of important new developments in the field of management and public administration
Free

BSc (Hons) in Management (Law)

Learn the necessary knowledge specialist legal skills and general management …

Free

BSc (Hons) in Management (Law)

30 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Enable students to acquire state of the art knowledge and understanding of the field of management and life-long learning skills.
Provide an educational experience which will facilitate and promote students' intellectual development.
Promote critical awareness of the merits and complexities of management, and to inculcate an appreciation of the association between theory and practice
Appraise students of important new developments in the field of management.
Appraise students of important new developments in the field of management.
Enable students to develop appropriate practical and transferable skills.
Provide a high quality management programme.

Postgraduate Programmes

Free

MSc Managerial Psychology

Business is a very human enterprise. Not only are innovative …

Free

MSc Managerial Psychology

10 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
Provide all students with a wide range of skills, methods and theories concerning key applications of psychological principles and concepts to organisations and businesses today.
Emphasize on behavior of individuals in businesses and organisations to determine how to improve performance and productivity.
Explore various areas of human resources including selection, training, retention and succession planning, talent and knowledge management.
Utilize research methods and psychometrics tests and measures to facilitate research, interpret and evaluate research data at the workplace.
Better understand the psychological perspectives of creativity, innovation and change.
Build resilient leadership, supporting diverse cultures, and managing organizational change effectively.
Help managers understand fundamental concepts of human behavior at work including individual differences, personality, motivational aspirations, perception, etc.
Effectively manage people at work under stressful situations.
Free

MBA – Project Management

This part-time MBA programme prepares students for leading project teams, …

Free

MBA – Project Management

14 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
A systematic understanding of organisations, their management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A theoretical and practical grounding in the key disciplines of modern business and their application to business and management;
And develop key cognitive, problem solving, qualitative, quantitative, computing, interpersonal, group working and research skills; A critical awareness, informed by the latest theory and practice, of business management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to enhance theory and practice in relation to the management of businesses;
To develop critical thinking and communications skills, thereby allowing our graduates to conduct research independently and to be able to evaluate the work of others;
Professional and personal growth of the student in a challenging yet friendly atmosphere;
The opportunity for course members to study a series of self-contained intensive modules and to learn through action taking and through teamwork.
Free

MBA – Marketing Management

The MBA is the best known management qualification in the …

Free

MBA – Marketing Management

14 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
A systematic understanding of organisations, their management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A theoretical and practical grounding in the key disciplines of modern business and their application to business and management;
And develop key cognitive, problem solving, qualitative, quantitative, computing, interpersonal, group working and research skills; A critical awareness, informed by the latest theory and practice, of business management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to enhance theory and practice in relation to the management of businesses;
To develop critical thinking and communications skills, thereby allowing our graduates to conduct research independently and to be able to evaluate the work of others;
Professional and personal growth of the student in a challenging yet friendly atmosphere;
The opportunity for course members to study a series of self-contained intensive modules and to learn through action taking and through teamwork.
Free

MBA – Logistics and  Supply Chain Management

This course is open to graduates of any subject and …

Free

MBA – Logistics and  Supply Chain Management

14 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
The course equips participants with knowledge and skills relevant to business operations and strategy in a modern environment. Whilst providing a broad business background, it focuses on the management of the movement of materials, goods and labour, the supply chain, and issues in transport and distribution. This may be related to retail, passenger or freight applications, and may involve many forms of transport including air, sea, and road.
Rationalising the cost of such operations is a key task in many business organisations as part of cost-reduction strategies. The viability of an institution may be threatened if the right products are not delivered to the right people, in the right place, at the right time.
The course will develop the participant knowledge of the business environment, especially in regard to the management of logistics systems and the planning and delivery of logistics strategies. It examines the use of decision support systems and models related to logistics. Teaching will be augmented by high-profile lecturers from a wide range of private and public sector organisations.
Free

MBA – Human Resource with Knowledge Management

Human Resource and Knowledge Management MBA programmes combine the essentials …

Free

MBA – Human Resource with Knowledge Management

14 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
A systematic understanding of organisations, their management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A theoretical and practical grounding in the key disciplines of modern business and their application to human resource and knowledge management;
A practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to enhance theory and practice in relation to the management of human resource and knowledge management;
To develop critical thinking and communications skills, thereby allowing our graduates to conduct research independently and to be able to evaluate the work of others;
Professional and personal growth of the student in a challenging and friendly atmosphere;
The opportunity for course members to study a series of self-contained intensive modules and to learn through action taking and through teamwork
Free

MBA – General

This part-time MBA programme is designed to equip graduates for …

Free

MBA – General

14 Lessons
3 hours
What you'll learn
A systematic understanding of organisations, their management, and the changing external environment in which they operate;
A theoretical and practical grounding in the key disciplines of modern business and their application to business and management;
And develop key cognitive, problem solving, qualitative, quantitative, computing, interpersonal, group working and research skills; A critical awareness, informed by the latest theory and practice, of business management, and the changing external environments in which they operate;
A practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to enhance theory and practice in relation to the management of businesses;
Critical thinking and communications skills, thereby allowing our graduates to conduct research independently and to be able to evaluate the work of others;
Professional and personal growth of the student in a challenging atmosphere;
The opportunity for course members to study a series of self-contained intensive modules and to learn through action taking and through teamwork.

Short Courses

Academic Staff

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