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, Professional Management Practice including Rural immersion and interaction with Industry experts as mentors for the Mentors Mentee Meet, field immersion (audit), 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 Practice 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 Entrepreneurship: Principles & Practices * 3
6 Written Communication 1.5
7 Professional Management Practice 1
8 (a) Change masters of India
(b) Management: Perspectives from history & scriptures
(c) Science of Happiness
(d) Life Management
0.75 credits each**
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 Practice 1
Total Credits Term -3 19

Field Immersion Module 6 Credits (Audit)

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 40 credits and a maximum of 42 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:

*Required credits

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 the end of the Term-5.

*Includes all credit courses: Regular courses, research projects and industry projects.

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

  • Business Data Mining and Decision Models
  • Business Process Simulation
  • Advance Analytics
  • Managing ERP in Digital age
  • IT Consulting
  • Economics of Strategy and Competition
  • Banking, Financial Markets & systems
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • FinTech
  • International Finance
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Investment Banking
  • Technology Product Management
  • B2B Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Retail Management
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Digital Marketing and E-commerce
  • Pricing
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Consumer Insights and Marketing Analytics
  • Marketing Semiotics
  • Understanding Markets at the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
  • Creative Problem Solving and Design Thinking
  • Emotional Intelliegnce and Neuroscience of Leadership
  • Performance Management System
  • Organizational Leadership and Change Management
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Service Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Industry 4.0
  • Designing and Configuring Business Models
  • International Business
  • Management Consulting
  • Capstone Business Simulation
  • Strategy in Action

*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.