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.

IIHMR University, Jaipur ranked 73 in Management Category, as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021, by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

  • This programme develops a strong conceptual and an analytical framework on sustainable and inclusive development issues in the students. It also gives appropriate attitudes that are required for a professional development manager
  • Students can work in enterprises, public systems as policy makers, managers, analysts, and consultants advising on operational efficiency and programme efficiency.
  • Willingness to work in challenging geographies / context as it requires resilience, perseverance, emotional and social intelligence, and courage of conviction.

Programme Structure

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.

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) 20
Group discussion 15
Personal interview 20
Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities 05
Work Experience 20
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.