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Business Administration


       The Department of Business Administration is the largest component of the Faculty of Arts, which strives every day in its academic and research endeavors to inculcate skills for the prospective professional managers and entrepreneurs – the ideas of Business Management.
        Five M.B.A programmes of multeity have been introduced in the department to meet the growing demands of young learners for appropriate placement. Both academic pursuits and research progress are in tune with the strides made elsewhere, and the results of these endeavors have motivated researchers in qualifying themselves for the Ph.D. degree. Further, the department has linked MoUs with four Indian/foreign institutes and organizations. The department is on par with its counterparts in any other institution in the country and is through 34 national and international seminars conducted during 2012-2017. The Faculty members have received 60 honors and awards in recognition of their contributions. The department is sponsored under Special Assistance Programme (SAP) by University Grants Commission since 2013 and has attracted grants to a tune of Rs.55 lakhs. The faculty members on different quarters of the academic world have earned several projects supported by UGC, ICSSR, DST and AICTE worth crores of rupees. The department has executed several consultancy projects worth lakhs of rupees.

Highlights of the Programmes
  • Programmes lay foundation in various disciplines of management with application orientation.
  • Opportunities for undertaking research projects in industries and institutes with scholarships.
  • Industrial visit
  • In-plant training
Research Thrust Areas
  • HRM
  • Women Studies
  • Health Economics
  • Entrepreneurships
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Behavioural Science
  • Financial Services
  • Micro Finance
Resource Generated and Research Output (in the last 5 years)
  • Funds Generated: 1 crore through Development Grants & Research Projects
  • 71 Lakhs through consultancy
  • Papers in Edited Volumes - 100
  • Books Authored - 05
  • Edited Volumes - 34
  • In-House Journals - 03
  • International/National Seminar/Conference conducted - 04
  • M.Phil. Awarded - 112
  • Ph.D. Awarded - 105
  • Papers Published - 391
  • Awards - 32


Programmes Offered
  • M.B.A. (Dual Specialization)
  • M.B.A. (Human Resource Management)
  • M.B.A. (Financial Management)
  • M.B.A. (Marketing Management)
  • M.B.A. (International Business Management)
  • M.B.A. (Hospitality Management)
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D. (Full Time, Part Time, Internal & Overseas)
  • D.Litt.


The Professor and Head
Department of Business Administration
Annamalai University
Annamalainagar-608 002
Tel : 91-4144-238259 - 328 (Extn)
Fax: 91-4144– 238080
e-mail : aumbadocument@gmail.com
Website: www.aumba.org