Orientation and Pedagogy



Orientation


St. Xavier’s Bangalore conducts its Orientation Programme in a novel way. The very first day of the programme is made special for the students. After the ceremonial address by the Director, students go through a series of interesting ice-breaking sessions and team building exercises for the rest of the day. The second half of the session is a cultural programme. The next two days are generally devoted to outbound activities leading to development of team building and problem solving skills. The last two days of the orientation programme are generally devoted to experience sharing sessions by corporate executives as well as entrepreneurs, preferably from the alumni pool.



Pedagogy


At the core of SXB’s pedagogy is the philosophy that the more hands-on a professional program like MBA is, the better is the learning. The pedagogy at SXB is dedicatedly focused on giving experience of doing things rather than giving academic exposure only.


Simulated and experiential learning


Through written case studies and analysis as well as multimedia case studies, role play simulation exercises, movie analysis and other similar methods.


Learning-on-the-job


Short live projects for solving/addressing real life business problems or issues (Externships); Internships (2 months/year long) and similar methods.


Social and Cognitive Learning


Inspirational guest speakers from around the world; participation in national and international conferences; international study tours; industry visits in India; job shadowing and similar methods.


Developmental Learning


Unique Executive Communication and Personal Development Programs; Outbound learning programs (adventure tours); Leadership Development and similar methods.


Fitness & Wellness


Every student is encourages to take part in sports. The campus of SXB has superior fitness and sports facilities with gymnasium, swimming pool, basketball court, cricket field, football field, badminton court, etc.


Continuous Evaluation


Students' performance is evaluated through a continuous system of tests, quizzes, mid-term and semester-end examination to ensure highest academic standards as well as practical orientation.