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 these professionally. The graduate from this programme would be 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’s 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.

Course Duration

2 Yrs

Course Fee

5.25 L


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Program Structure

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

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

Term-4

  • 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.


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