MBA (Development Management)

The MBA in Development Management is the Two-Year Program in Development Management that blends ideas of development with management theories, combining in-class sessions with collaborative group work and a field component. The Program aims to develop a cadre of Development Professionals who can design interventions, and build, lead and manage organisations for sustainable impact.



Key features:

  • Foundational Concepts of Development.
  • Fundamentals of Management Sciences
  • Health, Development & Wellness
  • Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Proficiency in Research and Data Management, and Analysis
  • Career Pathways in Managing Developmental Transformation
  • Intensive field immersion and learning



Program Educational Outcomes:

  1. Develops perspective on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 21st century.
  2. Builds knowledge competencies, analytical and creative skills for problem solving and innovating to attaining sustainable development
  3. Prepares professionals to work in CSOs, Non-Profits, Development organizations, Businesses, Govt Development Missions, CSR, public systems.
  4. Inculcates willingness to work in challenging geographies / contexts as it requires resilience, perseverance, emotional, social intelligence, and courage of conviction.

Programme Structure

For Session 2023-25

First Year

Core Courses

Term 1

  • Development Theory and Practices
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Well Being
  • Demography and Development
  • Development Transformation in India
  • Essentials of Economics
  • Public Governance and System Management

Term 2

  • Principles of Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Engaging with Development Realities (Field immersions)

Term 3

  • Research Methods
  • Bio-Statistics
  • Data Management and Analysis-1
  • Data Analytic (Software based)-2
  • Management Information System

Second Year

Core Courses

Term 4

  • BCC for sustainable Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • Understanding Development Organization
  • Social Enterprises and Responsible Innovations
  • Financial Inclusions and Access to Credit

Term 5

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Excellence in Environmental, Social and Governance
  • Essentials of leadership in Development Management
  • Livelihood System in transforming India
  • Producers Value Chain and Enterprises

Term 6

  • WASH Management
  • Health Care and Public Health Management
  • Climate Change and Resilience
  • Inclusive Quality Education and School Governance
  • Nutrition and Gender

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 2023-25


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:

  • Total Number of Merit Scholarships Available: 20 Scholarships
  • Eligibility Criteria: The scholarship will be awarded to students based on meeting the following eligibility criteria and on first come first serve:
    • 55% or above aggregate marks in bachelor’s degree
  • Amount of Scholarship: Rs. 1,00,000 each student
Freeships:
  • 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 seat for SC/ST/OBC and 1 seat for EWS.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Freeship will be awarded to eligible students based on need cum combined merit (Including all rounds of GD & PI) prepared at the time of admission
  • Amount of Freeship: Rs. 3,33,500 each student
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..
  • 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

  • A Graduate from any discipline with 50% or above [45% or above for SC/ST/OBC/ EWS/ PwD] aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Candidates in the final year of the bachelor's degree may also apply. If they would furnish evidence of meeting the minimum eligibility criteria by September'2023

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:

CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT/GPAT*/IIHMR-U MAT 35
Qualification (Graduation Marks) 30
Group discussion 15
Personal interview 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.

How To Apply

  • Interested candidates can submit online application form at www.iihmr.edu.in. Application fee to apply for MBA Hospital and Health Management, MBA Pharmaceutical Management and MBA Development Management is given below:
First Mover | Till 28th February 23 | Rs. 1000
Early Bird | Till 31st May 23 | Rs. 1200
Last Date | Till 31st July 23 | Rs. 1500

  • Registration Fee for IIHMR UMAT Examination - Rs. 500 only
  • Student will be allowed to take IIHMR UMAT maximum three times which includes first attempt in addition to two retake attempts. Fee of Rs. 500 will be applicable for each retake of IIHMR UMAT.
  • No Fee is applicable for rescheduling IIHMR UMAT or GD-PI
  • Registration fee for IIHMR UMAT as well as Application fee is not refundable under any circumstances

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