Specializations: Finance / Computer Information Systems / Management / Marketing
•   International Exposure- MBA from AACSB Accredited institution
•    Three trimesters in CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
•    One year in WMU, USA
•    Opportunity to do optional Practical Training -12 months (OPT)
•    Work While Studying -20 hrs /week

This Programme offers Dual Degree option with MBA from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) and MBA from Western Michigan University, USA, through credit transfer facility. Students will spend the initial 12 months at the CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Main campus and complete the entire first year MBA curriculum including internship. Students then visit the WMU campus in the US and stay for the duration of 12 months. The students upon successful completion will obtain two degrees from two universities in two years with an international exposure of 12 months in USA.

COURSE: Year 1 in CHRIST(Deemed to be University) + Year 2  in WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Students enrolling at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), for this program will be doing first year of their MBA course at CHRIST Institute of Management. The second year consisting of 7 courses (21 credits) consists of four required courses and three electives will be completed in Haworth College of Business, while Students can choose their three electives from the following disciplines: Finance, Marketing, Computer Information System and Management. Students; who take all three electives from one area; get a concentration in that area. Students who take three electives from more than one discipline (e.g., one elective in finance and two in management) will achieve a general business MBA.



Western Michigan University is a national research university enrolling nearly 23,000 students from across the United States and 100 other countries. Founded in 1903, it is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged public university that stands out among America’s more than 4,600 higher education institutions. The University offers 152 bachelors, 76 masters and 33 doctoral programs, along with one program leading to the specialist degree and several others that lead to graduate-level certificates. These programs are offered through seven degree-granting colleges: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Education and Human Development, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Fine Arts, Haworth College of Business, and Health and Human Services.


The U.S. News & World Report has recognized Western Michigan University (WMU) as one of the nation’s best universities for the past 27 years, and for the past 17 years has listed it among the top-100 public universities in the United States. The Haworth College of Business is among an elite group of fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide that are accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is among a select 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accountancy programs.  
The Haworth College of Business, one of the largest schools of business in the United States, is the academic home to nearly 4,000 undergraduate students majoring in 17 specialized areas of business. An additional 400 graduate students study business administration and accountancy.


Its MBA program appears on Princeton Review’s list of “Best Business School” as one of the oldest and most respected in the state of Michigan. It prepares graduates to be critical thinkers, effective problem solvers and thought leaders ready to apply their knowledge in today’s global economy. The MBA at WMU offers a curriculum that is learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. The faculty and staff take pride in meeting the professional needs of students through a rigorous curriculum and flexible schedule for full- and part-time students. Alumni hold positions in major firms around the world and are a testament to the strength of the graduate business education offered through the Haworth College of Business.


Year 1 -Institute of Management, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), India
MBA (Regular) Syllabus will be followed
Year 2 - Western Michigan University, USA (MBA)





BUS 6050*

Academic Communication (if required at extra cost)



BUS 6150

Global Business



BUS 6160 OR

MGMT 6140

Law, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility or

Supply Chain and Process Management



FIN 6120

Financial Management



BUS 6990

Strategic Management




3 Electives from any one of the following disciplines



Total credits =21 (24*)
Students can choose their three electives from the following disciplines:                
1.    Finance
2.    Computer Information Systems
3.    Management
4.    Marketing
Students, who take all their electives from one area, get a concentration in that area. Students who take three electives from more than one discipline (e.g., one elective in finance and two in management) will achieve a general business MBA.

The elective options can be found at :
Note: All electives are not offered every semester.


The below calculations are estimated costs for students starting at WMU in Fall 2019. For students starting their second year of the program in Fall 2020, the tuition and costs of living will likely be increased. WMU will release estimates for 2020-2021 in July 2019.

Tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 year at WMU are approximately US $ 23,845.33
(Fall 2020 –US $ 12,059.15 approx.
Spring 2021 –US $ 8,856.40 approx.
Summer I 2021 –US $ 2,929.78 approx.)
Living Expenses is US $ 13,500 approx

This estimate includes the addition of BUS 6050 to the program. The total cost of tuition and fees for students who are not required to take BUS 6050 would be approximately US $21.071.58.


Students should additionally spend for Airfare, insurance, Visa Charges, Accommodation, Textbooks, food and other living expenses (approximately Rs. 8.50 lakhs @ the existing exchange rate)


Year II at WMU
Students will attend WMU September through June during the fall, spring and summer I sessions.  Students will take three courses (four if BUS 6050 required) in fall semester, three courses spring semester and one course in the summer I session to complete the program in 10 months.  The graduation ceremony will take place after the summer I session at the end of June. Graduation ceremonies take place at the end of fall and spring semesters as well as at the end of summer I.


June 2019 to March 2020-Year I at CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
April to July 2020-Summer internship in India
End of August Transfer to WMU
September 2020 to June 2021- Year II at WMU
End of June 2021-Graduation in WMU

Work While Study

Students may apply through Handshake work for 20 hours per week on campus while studying. This pocket money can cover partial living expense. This is optional to students.


OPT (Optional Practical Training)
Optional Practical Training is a benefit available to students who are completing a degree in the U.S. and who have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis for at least one academic year.  OPT is intended to provide hands-on practical work experience complementary to the academic program. An F-1 Student is eligible for a maximum of 12 months. OPT is very flexible. The employment can be anywhere in the U.S. and can be for any company or organization as long as it is related to the field of study and appropriate to the degree level. OPT employment can be paid or unpaid. The Zhang Career Centre located in the Haworth College of Business at WMU will support students in finding OPT. However OPT is students’ responsibility.
Eligibility criteria for transfer to WMU, USA:

Institute of Management will nominate students from the program to continue and complete their studies at WMU.  Nominated students must meet the following requirements for admission:

a. MBA competency requirements (fulfilled in first year at CHRIST)

  •   All documents requirement to be fulfilled (Valid Passport & financial support documents).
  •   UG /PG no backlogs- official transcripts to be submitted
  •   GMAT /MAT/CAT is completed and test scores submitted.
  •   Attendance (85%) and class participation to be fulfilled.

b. MBA prerequisites (fulfilled in first year at CHRIST)

  •  All three trimesters to be cleared during the first year at CHRIST.
  • SIP and Master Thesis (Projects) to be completed.

c. GMAT with a minimum score of 450 Or Equivalent GRE scores before January 15, 2020.

d. TOEFL score of 80 iBT or IELTS score of 6.5in order to qualify for admission to the CU –WMU program.

e. Submission of all required application materials including a graduate application, official transcripts, test scores, affidavit of financial support and other documents as required by the International Admissions Office at WMU. Submission deadline to WMU is April 1, 2020.

f. Completion of the articulated courses at CU.


Transfer Courses:

During the first year at CHRIST students must obtain a minimum WMU’s grade point average of “B” (3.0) or above for all courses. In case the student fails to acquire the same, they have to take additional courses at WMU, at extra cost, under the guidance of the WMU advisor.


US Visa:
Students Responsibility. However all documents required for transfer to WMU will be provided by CHRIST (Deemed to be University).

Note: Students must have GMAT and TOEFL Score by January 15, 2020 (Valid Passport is required)