Having successfully launched its engineering programs in 2010, VNEC established its MBA program in 2011, affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University and approved by AICTE. The program became a notable success within a short span of time. Today, VNEC's MBA program stands out amidst other MBA programs in quality of faculty, learning environment, academic life and infrastructure and placement results. What clearly distinguishes VNEC's program from others is the quality and diligence of faculty and administration in enhancing the students learning experience. Starting with an intake of 60 students in 2012. During the first year of the program, the students are exposed to basic principles of business management and core courses in Marketing, Finance, and Human Resources as well as Quantitative Techniques.During the second year of the two year MBA program, students are offered core subjects along with courses for specialization in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Banking and insurance. Between the third and fourth semesters, they embark on a project in their area of specialization and complete it in the fourth semester. Placement interviews commence by the end of the third semester. Course work covers conceptual issues, case studies and assignments based on the practice of management. In order to give students an edge in placement and their careers, several value added features are incorporated in addition to VTU specified curriculum. During the second year, students are trained in Interview and GD skills. Students are encouraged to enroll in Certification courses of NSC & BSC & other professional associations. Further training is provided in MS Excel/SPSS so as to enhance their employment opportunities. Students who intend to become entrepreneurs are also nurtured in the institute's Entrepreneurship Cell that is hosted by the Department of Management Studies. The Department of Management Studies offers not only the MBA program, but a variety of additional programs such as Executive Development programs, Faculty Development Seminars, and Workshops on current management topics. The Department undertakes industry-sponsored research projects and consulting engagement.