Shortly after independence, a group of visionaries led by Prof. V. K.R.V. Rao and supported by the then Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru were driven by the ambition to create a center for advanced learning and research in social sciences comparable to the best in the world and worthy of an independent subcontinent. Thus, in 1948 the Delhi School of Economics (DSE) was conceived on the lines of the London School of Economics. Subsequently, when Prof. Rao became the Vice-Chancellor of the University, the process of setting up four new departments, namely, Sociology, Geography, Business & Commerce, was initiated.
Guided by the vision of its founders, the school lays the highest importance on maintaining excellence in teaching, both as an end in itself and as a basis for creativity and for sustaining excellence in research. The pioneering works of personalities like Prof. Amartya Sen, Prof. B.N. Ganguly, Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, Prof. Sukhamoy Chakraborty, Prof. K.N. Raj, Prof. Manmohan Singh, Prof. P.K. Ghosh, and Prof. L.C. Gupta have contributed to the social and economic development of the country.
The Department of Commerce, formally set up as a separate entity in 1967, has imbibed the DSE tradition of exploring new frontiers of knowledge and innovation in academics. In its history spanning over five decades, it has redefined commerce education in the country. The Department has the legitimate claim and pride of being the premier institution in India for course curriculum development, teaching, and researches in Commerce discipline. The rapid growth of the Department of Commerce is reflected in its expansion as well as novelty in its academic programs. This has led to the commencement of master level professional programmers, in addition to the traditional M. Phil., Ph.D. and their flagship M.Com. Programs. As a response to market imperatives, the Department of Commerce initiated two new post-graduate professional programs in 1995, namely, Master of International Business (MIB) and Master of Human Resource and Organizational Development (MHROD). In the short period of over ten years, these courses have made a mark through teaching and research in all contemporary areas of International Business and Human Resource Management.
MBA - IB
The MBA program in International Business, run by the Faculty of Business and Commerce, located in the Delhi School of Economics plays a pivotal role in equipping its students with the requisite skills to sculpt the face of the future arena of business. In 1985, the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, and the International Trade Centre (ITC/ UNCTAD/GATT), Geneva identified the Faculty of Business and Commerce as a centre fit for conducting a specialized program in International Business and Trade, laying the foundation for MIB With recommendation from UGC, the University of Delhi rechristened the program to MBA (IB). The curriculum has been designed keeping in mind the necessities and requirements of the future business world. It is regularly updated based on feedback from corporate leaders and is contemporary in both its outlook and pedagogy. The course has been recognized as an institution with proven capability to continuously upgrade its knowledge base with a view to servicing the requirements of the government units, trade and industry. It is designed to enable students to bring success and add value to themselves as well as organizations in which they become stakeholders.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND SYLLABUS
The IB Course structure is designed with the specific task to equip its students with the finest tools of management and condition their faculties in all facets of the aeonian issue of international trade, taking into account the complexities of marketing, the intricacies of finance and the legalities of trade, all coalesced into a holistic curriculum spread over two years, to create the consummate professional so needed for an increasing perplexing field