About MBA in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Venture Development (MBA-IEV)

The MBA (IEV) program is designed to connect theory of innovation and entrepreneurship with practice and enabling students to acquire skills. This program will be delivered in phases and modules. This outcome oriented program will facilitate learning on management of innovation, entrepreneurship and venture development from foundation to advanced stages and simultaneously enable students to apply their entrepreneurial skills in real life situations, validate ideas, build innovations, test market and build a successful venture out of it.

  • PEO 1:

    Graduates will be able to apply the theoretical concepts in real life situations.
  • PEO 2:

    Graduates will be able to communicate effectively think critically and be able to manage interpersonal relationships.
  • PEO 3:

    Graduates will be capable of sustaining entrepreneurial ventures.
  • PEO 4:

    Graduates will be able to exhibit effective decision making skills.
  • PEO 5:

    Graduates will be able to adapt to constantly changing environment.

  • PO 1:

    Apply knowledge of management theories and practices to solve business problems.
  • PO 2:

    Foster Analytical and critical thinking abilities for data-based decision making.
  • PO 3:

    Ability to develop Value based Leadership ability.
  • PO 4:

    Ability to understand, analyze and communicate global, economic, legal, and ethical aspects of business.
  • PO 5:

    to lead themselves and others in the achievement of organizational goals, contributing effectively to a team environment.

The minimum academic eligibility for a candidate to apply for this program should be a graduate having atleast three years’ degree program recognized nationally. The admission procedure of VTU Belagavi is applicable. The intake for this program is 30 students.

  • The objective of this program is to prepare young minds towards self-employment and create employment opportunity for others through enterprise development.
  • Bring out more job creators who will start and thrive with their own start-ups launched during the study period.
  • Graduates from this program also will find lots of opportunities to team up with start-ups as cofounder or core team because of their close understanding and working experience in innovation and entrepreneurship throughout their study period.
  • Furthermore, these graduates will be preferred candidates to get the assignment to coordinate and lead pre- incubation centres in academics such as Entrepreneurship Development Cells (EDC), IEDC, New Gen IEDC, Start-up Cell, Innovation Cell etc.
  • With their experience and interest, further job opportunities to get absorbed with incubation units, acceleration unit, angel and VC firms etc. Even, these graduates will find preferential space to work with CSR arm, social enterprise arm and spinoff arm of corporate, NGOs, social enterprises.

Head of Department

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Dr Prakash Pinto

Professor and Dean

Dr Prakash Pinto is a passionate and renowned Professor of finance and accounting in the Department of Business Administration. His research focuses on capital markets, accounting theory and entrepreneurship. Dr Pinto is known for his engaging teaching style fostering curiosity and love for capital market theories and derivatives. Students appreciate his ability to bridge the gap between the theoretical underpinnings of accounting and the practical realities of financial management. He has published extensively in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at international conferences. With over 25 years of experience in academics he is a true pillar of the program, offering students not only theoretical knowledge but also practical insights.

Dr Pinto’s dedication extends beyond teaching and research. He has actively participated in various academic bodies, including boards of studies and boards of examiners. He has demonstrated leadership in shaping the curriculum and ensuring highest standards in management education.

MBA, M.Com, MA (Philosophy), PGDIM, PGDFM, PhD, UGC-NET JRF (Commerce), UGC-NET(Management), SLET(Commerce), KSET (Philosophy)

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