About Us


The School of Management Studies came into existence at the inception of Tamil Nadu Open University in the year 2003 itself. The School of Management Studies has established initially among seven Schools under Tamil Nadu Open University Act, 2002.

The School of Management Studies commenced its operations right from the inception of this University with distinct curriculum and teaching methodology. The broad vision of the School is to provide a platform for management education in multisectoral perspective.


Developing programmes to transform dynamic and determined individuals into admirable leaders to meet the demand posed by the managerial challenges in Business, Service and Government Sectors. Management Education of the School is aimed at broadening the outlook and strengthening the skills of practicing managers across the country and to prepare them for the changing roles in the changing environment. The School of Management Studies is furthermore intended to develop the programmes to provide a diversified set of opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research.


The School of Management Studies aims to develop individuals into eminent managerial personnel and consultants in the fields of management and commerce. The academic programmes of the School are designed to impart in-depth knowledge and proficiency to learners so that they can become eminent, pioneering and innovative entrepreneur, managerial personnel, consultants and researchers in the fields of management and commerce.


  • To provide the learners a solid grounding in the core competencies required in prevailing global and technologically sophisticated business environment.
  • To generate knowledge through functional and conceptual research, pertinent to management and its essential disciplines, and to disseminate such knowledge to the learners.
  • To put graduates on the fast track to advance their executive careers and enable them to adopt themselves to the emerging, changing and challenging global scenario.
  • To enhance the decision making skills and managerial competence of working managers through innovative and advanced management education programmes and providing opportunities for ongoing learning to upscale.
  • To strengthen industry-institute interface through association, consultancy and participation in skill development programmes.
  • To analyse the possible avenues for collaboration with Entrepreneurs, Business organizations, Institutions and other agencies for designing, developing and delivering the programmes and consultancies according to their need.
  • To focus on the service sector which is consistently on the growth perspective, emphasizing on professional standards in effective delivery of service systems.

Departments and programmes offered

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School of Management Studies

School of Management Studies, Academic Block
Tamil Nadu Open University,
Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai- 15
Phone : 044 24306600
Email : tnousoms@gmail.com