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MBA - Human Resource

Advanced Certificate Program in Strategy & Leadership


About the elective

HR professionals have a large role to play in building an organization whether it is through onboarding & retaining the best minds or implementing effective practices at the workplace. Over a period of time, their responsibilities have evolved to include strategy and financial decision-making. They work closely with the leadership team to transform the organization and workforce by maximizing capabilities and making way for new opportunities.

If you are passionate about connecting people and aspire to lead with impact, human resource is a highly recommended career for you. At the completion of this program, you can explore rewarding career opportunities in HR and allied fields such as talent acquisition, corporate training, learning, development, etc.

About the certification

Having a great strategy might not guarantee you success, you need great leadership to complement it. From an era where strategy and leadership were considered unrelated, the world of business has moved to integrate the two crucial elements for corporate success. This has resulted in many HR leaders going on to lead the businesses.

The Advanced Certificate Program in Strategy and Leadership will build a thorough understanding of various business skills like negotiation and critical decision making. It will enable you to take on strategic and leadership roles across industries.

The Advanced Certificate Program in Strategy and Leadership will take you through an insightful journey in the following courses:

  • Leadership, Strategy, and People
  • Executive Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Change Management


  • Gives you a perfect blend of HR and General Management courses
  • Covers advanced courses in HR such as Metrics and Analytics, Organizational Development, Change Management, etc.
  • Program suitable for those who are aiming at generic and specialist roles in HR
  • Includes research project and management thesis focusing on solving real-time problems in the domain of Human Resource.

Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
Managerial Economics
Accounting for Managers
Business Statistics and Analytics for Decision making
Business Environment & Ethics
Business Communication


Marketing Management
Corporate Finance
Human Resource Management
Business Research Methods
Operations Management
Legal Environment of Business


Common Elective-I*
Open Elective - 1**
Open Elective - 2**
Open Elective - 3**
Open Elective - 4**
Project Report

*Please select any one from the options below

Corporate Strategy
Entrepreneurship & Business Plan

*Please select any two from the options below

Compensation & Reward Management
HR Analytics & Metrics
Organisational Change & Development
Leadership & Peoples Management
Cross Culture Management
Industrial & Organisational Psychology


Common Elective-I*
Open Elective - 1**
Open Elective - 2**
Open Elective - 3**
Open Elective - 4**
Management Thesis

*Please select any one from the options below

International Business
Project Management

*Please select any two from the options below

Industrial Relations & Labour Laws
Performance Management
Talent Planning & Acquistion
Learning & Development
Strategic & International HRM
Talent Management & Succession Planning


For Indian National & SAARC Nations

Semester Fee Plan ₹ 20,000
Annual Fee Plan ₹ 40,000


One Time University Registration Fee of Rs. 2500 is applicable during admission

Examination Fee of Rs.4000 per year is applicable


For Foreign Students

Semester Fee Plan $ 400
Annual Fee Plan $ 800


One Time University Registration Fee of $ 50 is applicable during admission

Examination Fee of $ 60 per year is applicable


Pass in an Undergraduate (Bachelor) Program of a minimum duration of three (3) years in any stream from a UGC Recognized University; with a minimum aggregate of 50% or an equivalent letter/numerical grade. A relaxation of 5% shall be given to SC/ST candidates.
Candidates who are in the final semester of the Bachelor's Program are also eligible to apply.


120 study hours in each course

Interactive audio-video lectures

Pre-recorded video lectures


Self e-learning material

Printed text books

Assignments, quizzes, MCQ, etc.
for reinforcement

Independent and
group projects


Fill the online application form and pay the registration fee.

Submit all necessary academic-related documents online.

Upon approval from the University, pay the program fee.

Learning Management System would be activated for you to kickstart your learning with us.

What People Say


Is the Online Program offered by Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research (Deemed-to-be University) recognized?  

Yes, the University is Entitled by University Grants Commission (UGC) to offer Online Degree Programs. All Online Programs are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and UGC-DEB. UGC and (AICTE) are statutory bodies under Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Is the Degree acquired through online mode equivalent to on-campus mode of learning?  

Yes. The below notification UGC endorses this.

UGC Notification No. F. 1-1/2020(DEB-I) dated 4th September 2020 – Part VI, Page 79, Point. 22 - Equivalence of qualification acquired through Conventional or Online Learning:

Degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level in conformity with UGC notification on Specification of Degrees, 2014 and postgraduate diplomas awarded through Online mode by Higher Educational Institutions, recognized by the Commission under these regulations, shall be treated as equivalent to the corresponding awards of the Degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level and postgraduate diplomas offered through conventional mode.

Is this an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) or Correspondence Program?  

No. This is an online learning mode program. In an Online mode there are regular live online sessions on weekends, online proctored exams, learner engagement activities and support, and no territorial jurisdiction.

Who will award the Degree?  

The Degree will be awarded by Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology, and Research (Deemed-to-be University).

What is the medium of instruction?  

The medium of instruction is English.

What documents are required to be submitted for admission?  

Color scan of the below mentioned original document is required to be uploaded on the admission portal at the time of seeking admission –

  • Grade sheet of Class 10
  • Grade sheet of Class 12
  • Grade sheet of all the Semesters of Bachelor’s Degree / Consolidated grade sheet (Only for MBA)
  • Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree Certificate (Only for MBA)
  • Transfer Certificate or Migration Certificate, if applicable
  • Aadhar Card for Indian Nationals and Passport for Foreign Nationals
Can the program option be changed at a later stage?  

The program option cannot be changed after completing the admission process. In the case of BBA – General and MBA – General, the elective courses can be chosen before the commencement of the respective semester.

What is the duration of the program?  

BBA – 3 Years; MBA – 2 Years

How many credits does the program have?  

BBA – 120 credits; MBA – 104 credits

How many learning hours are involved?  

BBA – 3600 hours and MBA – 3120 hours

In MBA, there are additional 480 hours of learning for the advanced certification program.

How many courses does the program have?  

BBA – 29 + Management Thesis

MBA – 22 + Project Report + Management Thesis

Will I be able to interact with faculty?  

Yes. Learners will be able to interact during the live sessions and through the discussion forum / chat facility on the Learning Management System (LMS).

Will the recording of live sessions be available?  

Yes. The online sessions will be recorded and available on the Learning Management System (LMS).

Is attendance for live online sessions mandatory?  

Not mandatory but essential. A learner is required to have a minimum participation of 75% in all the activities.

Will study material be provided?  

Yes. A learner is provided access to an exhaustive and customized e-Learning Material (ELM) on the Learning Management System (LMS).

Can the e-content be downloaded?  

No. The content on the LMS is only meant to be used by learners enrolled in the program. Any unauthorized copying, distribution, transmission, uploading on any media, or any other use of this material is prohibited.

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