MBA HR Program Design and Curriculum

IIM Amritsar MBA HR program imparts foundational functional knowledge of management in its first year and offers HR specialization courses in the first and second year.

First Year of the program
  • Preparatory program: The Institute offers a 2-week compulsory preparatory program for selected students to enhance their readiness for the MBA HR program.
  • Orientation program: The orientation program familiarizes students with the IIM way of learning and acquaints them with the infrastructure, services, and student activities at IIM Amritsar.
  • First-Year Courses: The first-year courses are compulsory and provide basic conceptual knowledge and analytical tools in different functional areas of management.
  • Summer Internship: All students undergo eight to ten weeks of summer internship after the program's first year. Summer internship helps students to apply their first-year learning by doing organizationally sponsored projects. Student performance in their summer internships often results in final placement offers.


List of First Year Courses
Term I Term II Term III
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Computing
  • Marketing Management
  • Essentials of Business Communication
  • Managerial Economics
  • Individual Behaviour in Organizations
  • Labour Management Relations-Theory
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Macro Economics and Policy
  • Interpersonal and Group Processes
  • Introduction to HRM
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Performance Management System and Feedback
  • Organization Structure and Processes
  • Occupational Testing and Measurement
  • Labour Management Relations-Theory
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Operations Management
  • Learning and Development
  • HR Analytics
  • Compensation Management
  • Managing Diversity in Organizations
  • Employee Welfare Legislations

Second year of the program

Second-year MBA HR comprises core courses in HR spread out over the fourth, fifth, and sixth terms of the program.

Students can also choose elective courses from among areas of specialization like Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Information Systems & Analytics, Production & Quantitative Methods, Business Strategy, Economics, and Communication.

Additionally, students will also be required to go through a compulsory HR related field project in the second year under the guidance of Institute faculty.


List of Second Year Courses
Term IV Term V Term VI

HRM during corporate restructuring
Competency Mapping and Managing Talent
Compensation and Rewards Management
Cross Cultural Management
Business Ethics
Legislations on Compensation
Career Management

Leadership and decision making for managers
Managing Turnover
Knowledge Management
Sustainable HRM
HR Metrics and Dashboarding*
Employer Branding


Organization Change and Development
Negotiation and conflict resolution
The Science of Happiness
Employee Well Being and Safety
HRM in Services
Integrated field project
Coaching and Mentoring