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Akal Business School

Akal Business School (ABS) offers admissions in 2 year Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme from the current academic session 2019-20. The programme aims to develop competent business executives capable of applying modern management theory, practices and techniques to resolve the diverse and complex tasks of the corporate business. The training of ABS graduates will transcend beyond the narrow self-interest, growth and profitability to strong value based responsible managers conscious of their corporate social responsibility and sustainable business practices. This is a unique twining programme in collaboration with Brayn School of business and Economics, Department of Information System and Supply Chain Management, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA. Further, the faculty from internationally renowned business schools of USA, Sweden, Portugal, Norway and the United Kingdom is associated with the teaching of the programme. On completing the first year at Akal Business School, the programme embodies provision of opportunity to complete their second year at the University of North Carolina, USA.

At Akal Business School, we bring together people, cultures, and ideas to develop socially responsible and ethical leaders who transform business and society.

Akal Business School is a school for the world. We offer our participants a truly global educational experience. While located in Punjab, India, our faculty and associates are from top institutes in the world. There is a constant flow of faculty and researchers from North America and Europe.

  • Ethical and Socially Responsible Business Leaders: Given the mission of Akal University, our business school aspires to create ethical leaders, socially responsible, and engage in shared governance.

  • Rigour and relevance in teaching and research: We encourage diversity of thought in teaching and learning. We teach the rigour of the discipline and ensure relevance in practice through intensive industry participation. Hence, we transform knowledge into action.

  • Analytics and Technology Focus: We believe in enhancing the technical and analytical skills of managers who engage in evidence-based decision making.

  • Global Focus: With our International Collaborations, we create global citizens who can live and work internationally.

  • To be the world leading business school for socially responsible and ethical management thinking and practice.
  • To be an employer of choice for global faculty who want to make a difference and are passionate about transforming the practice of management
  • To conduct research that has a real impact on the practice of management around the world.
  1. Stepping Stone to the USA: Assured 1+1 arrangement with University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  2. International Faculty from USA, UK, Sweden, Norway, and Portugal
  3. Job oriented with Technology and Analytical focus.
  4. Value based Responsible Management Education focused on Corporate Social Responsibility.
  5. Small batch with personal touch and attention
Sr. No. Name of the Teacher Designation Affiliated University
1 Gurpreet Dhillon Professor UNC Greensboro, USA
2 Ella Kolkowska Professor Orebro University, Sweden
3 Karin Hedstrom Professor Orebro University, Sweden
4 Mario Caldeira Professor University of Lisbon, Portugal
5 Dionysios Demetis Professor University of Hul, UK
6 Devendra Thapa Professor University of Agder, Norway
7 Rajiv Kohli Professor College of William & Mary, USA
8 Kane Smith Professor UNC Greensboro, USA
9 Rhonda Syler Professor University of Arkansas, USA
Sr. No. Name of the Teacher Designation Academic Achievements
1 Nupur Banerjee Professor MBA-Clarkson University, USA & Ph.D-IIM(Indore)
2 Shantanu Ghosh Professor Ph.D, JNU and Post Doctorate, Harvard University
3 M.Suresh Professor Ph.D, University of Hyderabad
4 H.S.Sandhu Professor Ph.D(Sub)
Course Master in Business Administration
Duration 2 years (Semester system)
Seats 20
Fees The total annual tuition fee for the MBA programme is Rs 7.50 lakh for study at the Akal Business School. The students have the option to pay the total annual tuition fee in the beginning of the programme or they can apy in four equal instalments at beginning of each term. Student(s) opting out for the 2nd year of the programme at the University of North Carolina shall have to pay USA fee. If a student leaves the programme, tuition fee shall be refunded as per guidelines of the UGC D.O.Letter No. 1-3/2007(CPP-II), dated 6th December 2016.
Scholarship Provision of scholarships up to Rs 5.50 lakh per annum for deserving students.
Hostel Accommodation Hostel will be provided to all desirous students on payment basis as per the Univeristy rules.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Science, Technology, Engineering, Commerce and Mathematics with at least 60% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA from a statutory University. Candidates appearing in their final year examination are also eligible to apply but confirmation of their admission is subject to production of the proof of graduation and eligibility on or before 31.07.2019. Those unable to produce the proof of eligibility by the mentioned date shall automatically stand disqualified / de-registered irrespective of their having selected for the programme.

Selection Process

  • All eligible applicants seeking admission are required to have qualified any one of the following:
GMAT – Taken in the last five years and TOFEL AMT- (Akal Management Test) – 2019
  1. AMT shall comprise of 100 Multiple Choice Questions on Basic Mathematics, Aptitude, and Reasoning. Each question will carry 1 mark for every right answer and (-)0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  2. AMT exam will be held on 20.7.2019 at 11.00 AM at Akal University, Talwandi Sabo.
  3. The time allowed will be 2 Hours.
  • Candidates short-listed on the basis of their GMAT/AMT score shall be called for the personal interview.
  • The final selection shall be based on a composite score based on GMAT/AMT, Personal Interview, and past academic record.
  • Mere submission of the application does not automatically qualify a candidate for the personal interview and/or for consideration of selection for the programme.
  1. Obtain the application form from the admission cell of the University on payment of Rs 1000/- in cash or in the form of demand draft in favour of Akal University, payable at Talwandi Sabo or deposite in the SBI bank account of the Akal university [Account No. 36112706739, IFSC Code: SBI0011897].


  1. Download application form from Akal Business School website( and deposite Rs 1000/- in the above-mentioned bank account of the Akal university.
  2. Fill the application form and submit to the admission cell of the Akal University upto 15th July 2019 alongwith the following documents;
  • Photocopy of the GMAT and TOFEL scorecards, if available.
  • Self-attested copy of all DMCs from matriculation class onward.

Akal Business School

Akal University Campus Raman Road Talwandi Sabo- 151302 District: Bathinda(Punjab) Mobile: 8194801454 Email: Website: (coming soon)