The Entrepreneurship Program at IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development provides activity-based learning for undergraduate students in the Business Administration Program. Established in collaboration with Babson College of Entrepreneurship, Boston (USA); the program is spread over a span of 4 years, which includes 8 semesters and 147 credit hours. The curriculum is designed to integrate core business & entrepreneurship courses along with practical activities throughout the program's tenure.
The first and second semester of the BBA (Entrepreneurship) program comprises of various entrepreneurial activities, visits to entrepreneurs and guest speaker sessions. This stimulates an entrepreneurial spirit in students while exposing them to the real life businesses. In the third and fourth semester, the students are enrolled in the Foundation for Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) Course I and II respectively in order to complete their specialization in entrepreneurship. During the two FME courses, each student is required to launch a business. IBA AMAN CED provides students with business training/ mentorship and financial assistance. Students are entitled to take 39 core courses and 8 business electives apart from FME I and II. By the end of second year students are required to do a 'Social Internship'.
By the end of third year, the students are required to do a 'Shadow an Entrepreneur' internship. They work with an entrepreneur and are required to carry out designated tasks assigned to them by the entrepreneur. Students working with entrepreneurs get an edge by gaining experience of running and managing a company from an entrepreneurial perspective. In fourth year students are required to do 'experiential learning program' either by doing an extended 'Shadow an Entrepreneur' for about 4-6 months or by launching their own businesses.
Entrepreneurship students also get the opportunity to complete a summer semester at Babson, either through CED's competitive annual scholarship or through their own funding. Students get a great opportunity to learn from the best entrepreneurial faculty thereby enhancing their skills and knowledge to start their own enterprises.
IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development encourages students to go for startups. It has its incubation space with currently over 40 running businesses, which are being promoted using various channels. The AMAN CED has opened new avenues of growth and economic development for the country where employment opportunities have miserably shrunk over the past few years.