MBA (Development Management)

A Degree in Development Management is an outwardly looking globally relevant programme which envisages an integration of the challenges of Developmental paradigm and an approach to meet them professionally. A graduate from this programme is trained in issues germane to 21st century. Students would be equipped to deal with those with knowledge in analytics, financial and human resource systems, sustainable development approach. It is a programme that seeks total Developmental Transformation for 21st century. These professionals would also play a role in the country’s endeavor to attain Sustainable Development Goals.

Graduates emerging from this programme shall be expected to join and contribute in

  • Evidence-based planning, implementation, and management of Rurban and Urban Development Transformations
  • Facilitate citizen engagement for accountable governance of development transformation
  • Development Management of CSR initiatives
  • Managing Flagship Development Programmes of GoI.

Programme Structure

For Session 2022-24

First Year


  • Design Thinking
  • Written Analysis and Communication
  • Excel Application and PowerPoint Presentations

Core Courses

Term 1

  • Rural and Rurban Society
  • Development Theories and Practice
  • Principles of Management
  • Basic Services and Entitlement
  • Essentials of Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Field Work Segment I - Experiencing Rural Realties
  • Community Studies (Unnat Bharat Abhiyan)

Term 2

  • Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Analysis and Communication
  • Marketing Management
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Financial Accounting
  • Community Studies (Unnat Bharat Abhiyan)

Term 3

  • Gender and Development
  • Public Systems Management and Governance
  • Legal Environment
  • Financial Management
  • Understanding Development Organization
  • Research Methods -I
  • Community Studies (Unnat Bharat Abhiyan)

Second Year

Core Courses

Term 4

  • Rural Finance and Banking
  • Information Communication Technology in Rural Development
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Information System
  • Project Management
  • Production and Operation Management

Term 5

  • Research Methods
  • Participatory Irrigation Management and Watershed Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Forest, Grass Land and Farm Based Livelihood
  • Non-Farm livelihoods, Value Chain and Enterprise

Term 6

  • Field Segment
  • Rural Health, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Nutrition
  • Inclusive Quality Education and Governance
  • Field Segment : Public Systems and Quality Basic Services

Elective Courses

Electives are offered based on current industry needs, students' requirements and their interest.

Dissertation and Internship

Each student is required to submit a dissertation involving personal research in his/her area of interest. The dissertation includes a critical review of literature pertaining to the specific area of interest, data collection and analysis on the selected problem. The dissertation must be completed in the second year to qualify for the degree.

Scholarship Policy 2022-24

Shri P. D. Agarwal Scholarship

MBA Development Management
Merit Scholarship:

The scholarships based on merit will be awarded to students applying for MBA Development Management as per the following details on meeting any one of the given eligibility criteria and score obtained in the admission process:

S.No. Scholarship Waiver Aggregate % in UG Degree CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ NMAT/ ATMA (Percentile) No. of Scholarships
1 50% of tuition fee 80% & above 80 & above 01
2 20% of tuition fee 70-79.99% 60-79.99 02
3 10% of tuition fee 60-69.99% 50-59.99 07
Total 10
  • Under freeships, full tuition fee reimbursement will be offered to students belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS (Economically Weaker section) on need cum merit basis.
  • Total Number of Freeships available: 1 freeship for SC/ST/OBC and 1 freeship for EWS student.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Freeships will be awarded to eligible students based on combined merit (Including all rounds of GD & PI) prepared at the time of admission.
Terms and Conditions
  • Merit Scholarships are not guaranteed to all the students fulfilling the above criteria.
  • Limited number of merit scholarships for each program (as mentioned above) will be awarded based on the above eligibility criteria and on first come first serve basis at the sole discretion of the of the IIHMR University.
  • Freeships will be awarded to eligible students based on combined merit list prepared (including all rounds of GD&PI) at the time of admission.
  • In case of tie between two students having same overall score in the admission process, offer of scholarship/ freeship will be given to the student who would be having higher percentage in bachelor’s degree..
  • Merit Scholarship waiver is applicable on tuition fee of the entire program (Including 1st and 2nd year tuition fee). The total scholarship amount will be adjusted in the last instalment. The amount of Scholarship will not be disbursed directly to any of the student.
  • Benefits under freeships and scholarships cannot be availed together. Students who are offered freeship will not be eligible for availing scholarship along with freeship.
  • There is no need to apply separately for scholarship. The application form submitted for admission for the opted program by the prospective student will serve as application for scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any recognized bachelor's degree of minimum three-year duration with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • For candidates who do not have CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT scores but wish to apply for MBA Programs, IIHMR University will conduct IIHMR-U MAT and GD-PI at IIHMR University Jaipur To Know the Dates, Click Here
  • Candidates appearing in the final year examination of the Bachelor's degree programme or awaiting the result of their final year examination in 2021 may also apply. If selected, these candidates will be given provisional admission. They will be required to produce evidence of their graduation within two months of the start of the session
  • Working professionals with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply

Selection Procedure

The eligible candidates will be invited for the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Final selection of the candidate is based on his/her performance in the qualifying examination, score in CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT/ IIHMR-U MAT, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) as under:

Qualification (Graduation Marks) 30
Group discussion 15
Personal interview 20
Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities/Work Experience 05
Maximum Marks 100

* More weightage will be given to national level entrance tests i.e. CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT/GPAT over IIHMR-U MAT at the sole discretion of the Admission committee
Candidates are required to bring their original documents at the time of GD/PI.