The first year seeks to build the foundation through a rigorous set of core courses on all major functions such as Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human Resources Management and disciplines such as Economics and Organizational Behaviour. A broad perspective of the industrial environment is presented and a sound foundation is laid for advanced and more specialized learning in the second year. The scheduling of various courses through the 3 trimesters is done balancing academic logic and the learning difficulties from the student perspective.
At the end of the first year, students are required to undergo internship of 6-8 weeks duration in an organization working on a project relating to any functional area. The objective is to help students gain insights into the actual working of an organization, its structure, systems and processes and apply some of the tools and techniques learned in solving real world problems in an organizational setting.