There is always a beginning to every successful initiative. As the world keeps changing, so does the approach to establishing a business - be it small or large. You might be wondering what relevance does Yoga hold in the business realm
Well, the answer to this question lies in how you define Yogic Science. The definition of Yoga has evolved over time. It is no longer the art of just spiritual well-being but an art of living. If that's an established fact, then isn't the business of business, a living too?
With millennials showing an ascending inclination to non-toxic work culture, the inclusion of corporate yoga in the workforce has become the new norm. The emerging trend is re-imagining and re-inventing the corporate sector by incorporating mindful living.
As the population is inching toward adopting a healthy lifestyle, colleges in India have also begun including courses such as Yoga and Spirituality, Yoga and Life Sciences, and so on. S-VYASA, one such university, offers a pioneering course in Yoga and Management Studies.
Let's delve deeper to know what S-VYASA has to offer in terms of Yoga and Management Studies.
So, Why Yoga and Management Studies?
The Division of Yoga and Management Studies was established at S-VYASA with the aim to attain holistic development in the business world for all parties involved - individuals, companies, and society, as such.
The goal is to promote leaders and individuals with moral integrity and ethical obligation. The novelty of the program lies in its mix of ancient management wisdom with contemporary principles. S-VYASA terms it a "Holistic Management System" or simply put HOLYSM.
How does this work?
When you are building something that the world is yet to experience, then setting clear objectives is important. S-VYASA has set that standard and is working toward achieving its goals.
Here is how the university plans and imparts Yoga and Management Studies to its students:
- Corporate Training by experts from the industry
- Visual Learning through display boards, charts, and images
- Case Study Pedagogy
- Action Research Projects
- Gurukul System of Education imbibed with modern concepts of Business Management
- Reflective and Experiential Learning
- Desk Research and Group Discussions
Innovation is the key to propagating business knowledge, while information is the key to understanding fundamentals. These pedagogical tools are used to achieve the educational objectives of the Division, that are:
- Enhancing the cognitive ability of the students
- Enlightening them with the universal knowledge of the study undertaken
- Enabling the students to comprehend better
- Providing them the opportunities to apply the concepts learnt
- Inculcating the ability to analyse and identify patterns in an environment
- Nurturing their ingrained skill in composition and creation
- Building their potential to critically evaluate a situation
Curious, eh? Then scurry now. You're about to surf through the next part that discusses the courses offered in Yoga and Management Studies.
The Division of Yoga and Management Studies offers myriad programs starting from Skill-based training to Doctoral courses.
Skill Oriented Courses:
- Managerial Communications Skills
- Information Technology Skills
- Self Management Skills
- Decision Making Skills
- Leadership Skills
These short-duration courses are popular among students for their versatility and conceptual aptness in Business Management.
Master of Business Administration (MBA):
Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a full-time 2-year program. The entire course is taught for 100 credits.
- Health Care Management
- Human Resource Management
- They should have completed Bachelor's Degree from any recognized institution/ university in India and secure at least 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Yoga and Management:
S-VYASA offers Ph.D in interdisciplinary subject areas. The entire program is divided into three parts - Coursework, Comprehensive Viva Voice and Thesis Submission. The credit for coursework is between 8 and 16.
The candidates shall complete their course work within 1 year from the date of their registration. They are required to appear for a presentation once every six months. A Ph.D scholar should obtain a minimum of 50% in their coursework to submit their dissertation.
Besides these courses, the Division of Yoga and Management also engages the students in extracurricular activities such as:
- Corporate Training Programs
- Corporate Spiritual Responsibility
- Event Management
- Cultural Activities
- Conferences and Seminars
- Social Awareness Programs
What's the Endgame, then?
As a reader of this blog, you might question, "What's my key takeaway?" It can be answered in multiple ways. For instance, you could really be blown away by the fact that Yogic Science can find its branch in the Business World.
The mere fact that individual wellness is tethered to institutional wellness might pique your curiosity to explore an MBA in Yoga and Management. Whatever be the reason, information remains an information, if not acted upon it.
Do away with the waiting and ruminating. Get down to the action.