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Business Administration

Department Profile
The department of Business Administration is the largest component of the Faculty of Arts, which strives everyday 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. The faculty members have received encomia from different quarters of the academic world for earning several projects worth crores of rupees. The department has executed several consultancy projects worth lakhs of rupees. Both academic pursuits and research progress are in tune with the strides made elsewhere, and the results of this endeavors has motivated researchers in qualifying themselves for the Ph.D degree. The department has produced 275 ph.Ds, and 186 M.Phils., and more than 1000 research papers published in reputed national and international journals. Further the department has linked MoUs with four Indian/foreign institutes and organizations. The department is on par with its counterparts in any other institutions in the country and has conducted around 40 National and International seminars, conferences & FDPs during 2007-2017. The Faculty members have received 60 honors and awards in recognition of their contributions. The department is sponsored under Special Assistance Programme by University Grants Commission since 2013 and has attracted grants to a tune of 55 lakhs.

Highlights of the Programmes
  • Foundation in various disciplines of management with application orientation.
  • Opportunities for undertaking research projects in industries and institutes with scholarships
  • Industrial exposure in the form of Industrial visits
  • Experiential learning in the form of In-plant training
Research Thrust Areas
  • HRM
  • Women Studies
  • Brand Management
  • 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
  • Conference Proceedings – 04
  • In-House Journals - 03
  • M.Phil. Awarded - 185
  • Ph.D. Awarded - 274
  • Papers Published(International/National) - 1126
  • 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