MBA Program Design and Curriculum

IIM Amritsar MBA program imparts foundational functional knowledge of management in its first year and offers integrative and specialization courses in the second year. The program offers opportunity to develop global perspective thorough international market exploration.

First Year of the program


List of First Year Courses
Term 1 Term II Term III

Financial Accounting
Quantitative Methods
Operations Management-1
Business Computing
Marketing Management-I
Managerial Economics
Individual Behavior in Organizations
HR Planning and Talent Acquisition
Business Communication 1
Creative and Design Thinking

Foundations of Finance
Management Accounting
Macro Economics and Policy
Marketing Management II
Operations Management-II
Creating and Sustaining Effective Team
Written Analysis and Communication
Business Communication II
Operations Research
Legal Aspects of Business

Talent Management and Development
Industrial Relations
Management Information System
Business Research Methods
Business Level Strategy
Corporate Strategy
Corporate Finance
Organization Structure and Processes
2 core courses of their choice from Supply chain management, Compensation,
Sales and distribution management, AI application for managers, Financial markets and institutions

Second year of the program

Second year of MBA comprises of integrative and elective courses in various areas of specialization spread out over the fourth, fifth, and sixth terms of the program. Students also have the option of subscribing to a course in international market exploration where they are exposed to businesses and markets in a select group of foreign countries.

Students can choose courses from among areas of specialization like Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Information Systems and Analytics, Production and Quantitative Methods, Human Resources Management, Business Strategy, Economics, Communication, and Organizational Behavior.


List of Second Year Elective (offered for MBA05):

Marketing and Communication

Consumer Behavior
Integrated Marketing Communication
Business to Business Marketing
Retail Management Strategy
Social Media & Internet Marketing
Product Policy and Brand Management
Services Marketing
Advanced Managerial Communication
Sales & Distribution Management
Strategic Marketing
Rural Marketing
Customer Relationship Management
International Marketing

Human Resources

Talent Management and Competency Mapping
Compensation Management
Employment Relations
Strategic Staffing
Learning & Development
Managing Across Culture
Strategic HRM
International HRM

General Management

Business Ethics
Management Control Systems

Finance, Accounting, and Control

Alternative Investments
Behavioral Finance
Corporate Credit Analysis
Corporate Governance
Corporate tax planning
Corporate Valuation
Financial Institutions & Markets
Financial Modelling
Financial Reporting & Analysis
Financial Risk Measurement & Management
Fixed Income Securities
International Financial Management
Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
Options, Futures & Derivatives
Project Finance
Strategic Cost Management
Modern Banking Management
Risk Management in Banks
Transfer Pricing
Strategic Financial Management

Organizational Behavior

Leadership and Decision Making for Managers
Organization Change & Developmen
Negotiations & Conflict Resolutions
The Science of Happiness

IT and Analytics

AI for Managers
Big Data Analytics
Data Analytics with R
HR Analytics
Marketing Analytics
Python for Managers
Machine Learning Foundation



Game Theory
Financial Time Series Analysis
Economic Development and Growth
Introduction to Behavioral Economics


Business Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy
Creative Problem Solving
International Business
Strategic Alliance
Strategic consulting
Strategy Simulation


Quantitative Management and Operations Management

Supply Chain Management
Strategic Sourcing for Competitive Advantage
Project Management
Services Operations Management