MBA (Development Management)

MBA programme in Development Management, two-year, full-time programme is designed to equip the students with the skills necessary to excel in development management. The industry-focused curriculum integrates management competencies to effectively develop perspective, capacity, and skills for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 21st Century with Pharma systems management, allowing students to effectively manage Development sectors, Civil Society Organizations, Non-Profits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Businesses, Govt Development Programmes, and consultancy projects. Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics such as Development Theory, Essential of Economics, Public policy, Governance and Systems Management, Financial Management and other relevant courses. Our expert faculty members are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience, ensuring that you receive the highest quality education. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide you with access to cutting-edge technology, enabling you to stay ahead of the curve. Upon completion of our programme, students will have access to lucrative career opportunities in the development management industry, both domestically and internationally. Students will be wellequipped to tackle the challenges that arise in the field of development management, making our students a highly sought-after candidate in the job market.

Programme Educational Objectives

PEO 1 To create student centric teaching - learning environment which prepare them to achieve their career goals.
PEO 2 To select and apply suitable tools for decision making required for solving complex managerial problems.
PEO 3 To organize various co-curricular and extracurricular activities to enhance students’ skills and hidden talents.
PEO 4 To develop sound knowledge of the business processes and inculcate creativity and innovation in the workplace.
PEO 5 To produce industry ready graduates having utmost look for professional, personal and institutional integrity, social responsibility and continuous learning.
PEO 6 To collaborate with industry, social organizations and academic institutions for the development of students, institute and society at large.
PEO 7 To develop professional, entrepreneurial skills and social awareness among students to mold them into a good citizen of our country.

Programme Outcome

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

Programme Structure

First Year

Core Courses

Term 1

  • Development Theory, Policies and Programme
  • Development Administration and Local Self Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Demography and Development
  • Rural and Urban Society
  • Essentials of Economics
  • Public Policy and Governance
  • Principles of Management

Term 2

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership for Development

Term 3

  • Communication for Development
  • Management Information System
  • Research Methods
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Statistics for Social Sciences Research
  • Data Analytics and Management
  • Engaging Communities in Development
    Programs (Field Segment)

Second Year

Core Courses

Term 4

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Project Management
  • Production and Operation Management
  • Rural Finance and Banking
  • Data Management and Analysis

Term 5

  • Strategic Management
  • Management Information System
  • Information Communication Technology for Development 
  • Digital Health
  • Forest, Grass Land and Farm Based Livelihood
  • Livelihoods, Skills and Enterprises
  • Inclusive Quality Education and Governance

Term 6

  • Research Methods
  • Non-Farm livelihoods, Value Chain and Enterprise
  • Rural Health, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Nutrition
  • Participatory Irrigation Management and Watershed

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.

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'2024

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/ IIHMR-U MAT, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI) as under:

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/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

First Mover | Till 29th February 24 | Rs. 1000
Early Bird | Till 31st May 24 | Rs. 1200
Last Date | Till 31st July 24 | 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