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. The in-take capacity of the program is 30.

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.

Course Duration

2 Yrs

Course Fee

5.25 L

Eligibility Criteria

Fees Structure


  • 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

MBA Development Management is a two year programme. All the introductory and core courses are common to all the streams. The second year is for specialized courses relevant to the stream. The course design is as follows:

Core Courses

Term 1

  • Rural and Rurban Society
  • Development Theories and Practice
  • Basic Services and Entitlement
  • Principles of Management
  • Self- Awareness and Mindfulness Among Managers
  • Field Segment 1

Term 2

  • Essentials of Economics
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Gender and Development
  • Managerial Analysis and Communication
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Techniques

Term 3

  • Financial Management
  • Public Systems Management and Governance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Managing Development Organisations 
  • Summer Training


  • ICT for Development
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Strategic Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Research Methods
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Term 5

  • Public Health Practice: WASH and Nutrition
  • Livelihoods and Enterprises in Transforming India

DM Specialization 1: Public Systems Delivery and Governance

  • State, Citizenship, Entitlements and Democracy
  • Data Driven Governance: Smart Villages and Cities
  • Field Segment: Citizen Engagement and Governance

DM Specialization 2: Development Studies

  • Urbanisation, Rural Transformation and Development in India
  • Poverty, Inequality and Nutrition: Approaches and Measurement
  • Field Segment

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.



  • Name of Scholarship: Shri P D Agarwal Scholarship
  • Total Number of Scholarships Available: 15 Scholarships
  • Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship will be awarded to students based on meeting any one of the following eligibility criteria:
  • 50% or above aggregate marks in any other bachelor’s degree
  • 50 percentile or above in CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/NMAT
  • Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 1,00,000 each student


  • Under freeship, 100% fee waiver will be offered to students belonging to SC/ST/OBC and Economically Weaker section (EWS)
  • Total Number of Freeship available: 1 seat for SC/ST/OBC and 1 seat for EWS
  • Eligibility Criteria: Freeship will be awarded to students based on combined merit (including all rounds of GD PI) prepared at the time of admission.
  • Amount of Freeship: Rs. 5.25 lacs