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


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
  • Organizational Development and Change Management
  • Career Management
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Leadership and Decision Making
  • HRM during Corporate Restructuring
  • Business Ethics
  • Legislations on Compensation
  • Electives (HR/Non-HR)
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Managing Turnover
  • IHRM
  • Employer Branding
  • Knowledge Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Electives (HR/Non-HR)
  • Employee Well Being and Safety
  • HRM in Services
  • Sustainable HRM
  • Integrated Field Project
  • Electives (HR/Non-HR)