The IIMN curriculum is benchmarked against the best in the world to ensure that excellent management education is imparted based on vibrant pedagogic practices while maintaining contemporary relevance in the Indian scenario. Constant focus is laid on evolving the course curriculum that helps nurture and transform an exceptional pool of students into dynamic business leaders under the guidance of distinguished faculty.

A combination of lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, individual and group projects, term papers, role plays, business games, etc., are included to deliver and evaluate the courses.

The MBA, which includes three terms in a year, field immersion, and summer internship on completion of the first year, lays the foundation for conceptual and critical reasoning.

Lectures by various guests including academicians, industrialists, and eminent personalities, also enrich the student experience.

First Year

In the first year, the students are required to do only compulsory courses which equips them with the backbone of management education. They are designed to:

  • Provide fundamental concepts and analytical knowledge and instill attitudes and skills necessary for managerial success
  • Develop an assimilated outlook for organizational and managerial functioning and an understanding of the interdependencies of subsystems
  • Make them aware of the environmental forces affecting managerial behavior.

The compulsory courses offered in the first year are as follows:

Sr Course credits
1 Business Statistics 3
2 Marketing Management 3
3 Managerial Economics 3
4 Financial Accounting 3
5 Organizational Behaviour 3
6 Indian Ethos and Business Ethics 1.5
7 Managerial Communication 1.5
8 Professional Management Program 1
Total Credits Term -1 19
sr Course credits
1 Business Analytics 3
2 Macroeconomics 3
3 Corporate Finance 3
4 Organizational Analysis & Design 3
5 Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset 3
6 Life Management Skills 1.5
7 Written Communication 1.5
8 Professional Management Program 1
Total Credits Term -2 19
sr Course credits
1 Digital Transformation and Management Information system 3
2 Business Research Methods 3
3 Indian Economy 1.5
4 Operations Management 3
5 Management Accounting 1.5
6 Strategic Management 3
7 Corporate Governance, CSR & Sustainability 1.5
8 Legal Aspects of Business 1.5
9 Professional Management Program 1
Total Credits Term -3 19

Field Immersion Module 6 Credits

Second Year

During the second year, students get to choose courses from a list of electives which enable them to get in-depth knowledge that helps them in point-of-entry jobs. Students may also choose electives to pursue the topics of their interest.

In the second year, students must register for elective courses to earn a minimum of 39 credits and a maximum of 54 credits over 3 terms (Terms 4, 5 and 6). Excluding the credited non-graded courses, all other courses taken in the second year will count towards CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average). It will also include the courses taken in addition to the minimum credits necessary. The details regarding elective credit distribution are as follows:

Minimum Maximum
TERM – 4 12 18
TERM – 5 12 18
TERM – 6 + Industry/ International Week 10 10
Total 40 42

*Note: It is mandatory to complete 30 Credits by Term 6.

*Includes all credit courses: Regular courses, audit courses, workshops/seminar, research projects and industry projects.

The typical list of courses offered in various Areas is as follows*:

  • Managing ERP in Digital Age
  • IT Consulting
  • Econometrics
  • Business Forecasting
  • Business Data Mining & Decision Models
  • Advanced Analytics
  • The World Economy and India
  • Project Appraisal and Financing
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
  • Investment Banking
  • International Finance
  • Financial Time Series and Forecasting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Modelling
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Comprehensive Tax Management (Business Taxation)
  • Banking, Financial Markets & Systems
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Sales & Distribution Management
  • Retail Management
  • Managing Markets at the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Integrated Communication in the new omni-channel, omni-media world
  • Digital Marketing and E-commerce
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Brand Management
  • B2B Marketing
  • Global Leadership
  • Developing thinking skills: Creative, critical and design thinking
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Project Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Operations Analytics
  • Mathematical Models for Managerial Decisions
  • Foundations of Operations Excellence
  • Management Consulting
  • International Business
  • Innovative and Disruptive Business Models – Workshop
  • Holistic Strategy Implementation through Balanced Scorecard
  • Future of Work
  • Capstone Business Simulation

*The courses offered as electives in each academic year are liable to change depending on a variety of factors including contemporary relevance and needs of the program as judged by IIM Nagpur.