Messages from the Dean, Xavier School of Rural Management

" Building Sustainable Communities, Building Livelihoods, Building Value Chains, Building & Managing Development Programs "

Prof. Kajri Misra

Dean, Xavier School of Rural Management

Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

Welcome to the Xavier School of Rural Management, which now houses the long-standing two-year full-time Program in Rural Management of XIMB. The MBA (RM) is a unique, 'management-plus' program, preparing managers with the knowledge of business practice plus an understanding of rural India and the needs of rural communities.

Our School equips its students for careers in corporates, social-entrepreneurship and development initiatives in the rural space. The courses offered by XSRM are designed discerning insights into the needs of rural producers and consumers. It enables Rural Management graduates to add additional value to regular business processes. We nurture committed professionals who can adapt the best managerial practices to the unique circumstances of organizations working in the rural space.

The MBA-RM, the Executive – MBA RM and Doctoral Programs contain the academic rigour and excellence that XIMB has always been known for. Intensive classroom segments provide the theory and concepts. Courses in rural economy, livelihoods, society and polity add the understanding necessary for successful work in rural contexts. A five-week stay in a village and engagement with a development organization provides a first-hand experience of rural life and development practice. Summer internships develop organizational competencies, and fieldwork in various courses provides hands-on application of concepts and ideas discussed in the classroom.

The long history of committed and competent work by our alumni graduates strengthens our conviction that these students will also make a mark in whichever sector they serve.