IGNOU Distance MBA Course Structure 2024

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The IGNOU Distance MBA and MBA Banking and Finance program contain 28 subjects in total.

To obtain the MBA degree, you should have completed the following combination of Subjects:

  • 20 core courses from MMPC-001 to MMPC-020.
  • 7 specialisation courses from a chosen area.
  • 1 project course named MMPP-001 (project subject MMPP-001 is equivalent to 2 courses).
  • Total being 28

To obtain the IGNOU MBA degree with a specialization (MBA in Human Resource Management (MBAHM), MBA in Operations Management] (MBAOM), MBA in Financial Management (MBAFM), or MBA in Marketing Management (MBAMM)), you should complete the following combination of courses:

  • 19 core courses from MMPC-001 to MMPC-020 (except MMPC-017)
  • 8 specialization courses from one of the chosen fields.
  • 1 project course is named MMPP-001 (project course MMPP-001 is equivalent to 2 courses).
  • The total number of courses is 28.

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Subjects from MMPC-001 to MMPC-020 

The table below lists out the 20 core courses (semester wise) required for IGNOU MBA program. 

Semester 1 

Subject Title
MMPC-001 Management Functions and Organisational Processes
MMPC-002 Human Resource Management
MMPC-003 Business Environment
MMPC-004 Accounting and Managers
MMPC-005 Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications
MMPC-006 Marketing Management 
MMPC-007 Business Communication


Semester 2 

Subject Title
MMPC-008 Information System for Managers 
MMPC-009 Management of Machines and Materials
MMPC-010 Managerial Economics
MMPC-011 Social Processes and Behavioural Issues
MMPC-012 Strategic Management
MMPC-013 Business Laws
MMPC-014 Financial Management


Semester 3 

Subject Title
MMPC-015 Research Methodology for Management Decisions
MMPC-016 International Business Management
MMPP-001 Project course (Equals to 2 programs)

Semester 4 

Subject Title
MMPC-017 Advanced Strategic Management
MMPC-018 Entrepreneurship

Total Quality Management 


Business Ethics and CSR

Specialization Subjects

NOTE: The details regarding the 7 specialisation programs required in semester 3 and semester 4 hasn’t been announced yet, IGNOU shall announce details regarding the same at a later date. The table below lists out the specialisation courses available in the previous (older) syllabus, it should only be taken as a basic reference.
The specialization Subjects are the list of Subjects that specialize in certain areas of Management.

Specialization Stream Subject
Title (and Code)
Human Resource Management
  • MMPH-001 Organisational Theory and Design
  • MMPH-002  Human Resource Development
  • MMPH-004 Industrial and Employment Relations
  • MMPH-005 Organisational Development and Change
  • MMPH-006 Organisational Dynamics
  • MMPH-007 Compensation and Reward management
  • MMPH-009 International Human Resource Management 
Financial Management
  • MMPF-001 Working Capital Management
  • MMPF-002 Capital Investment and Financing Decisions
  • MMPF-003 Management Control System
  • MMPF-006 Management of Financial Services
  • MMPF-011 Management of Insurance Services
Marketing Management
  • MMPM-001 Consumer Behaviour
  • MMPM-002 Sales Management
  • MMPM-003 Product and Brand Management
  • MMPM-005 Marketing of Services
Operations Management
  • MMPO-001 Operations Research
  • MMPO-002 Project Management
  • MMPO-005 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MMPO-006 Materials Management
Other Specializations

 More specialization courses (for Semester VI) shall also be announced soon by IGNOU.

MBA Specializations Programs

The Following are the specialization courses to opt for the IGNOU MBF (MBA in Banking and Finance) program for the third semester:

Specialization Stream Subject
Title (and Code)

Banking and Finance

  • MMPB-001 Bank Financial Management
  • MMPB-004 Risk Management in Banks
  • MMPB-006 Corporate Governance in Banking and Finance Sector
  • MMPF-006 Management of Financial Services

Credit Weightage of the Courses

In order to complete the IGNOU MBA program, a student must complete 28 courses. The credit weightage is as follows:

  • Each core course (20 in total) has a credit weightage if 4. Total core courses credit: 20 x 4 = 80.
  • Specialisation course (7 in total) also holds a credit weightage of 4. Total specialisation courses credit: 7 x 4 =  28.
  • Project course (MMPP-001) is regarded as 2 courses, thus holds a credit weightage of 8.
  • Total credit weightage: 80 + 28 + 8 = 116.



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IGNOU’s distance MBA program is one of the few distance MBA programs in India that carry a similar reputation to a regular MBA degree obtained from a recognized university.

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There are 20 core courses in IGNOU’s MBA program. The number of core courses in the IGNOU MBA (with specialization) is 19.

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A student must successfully complete a total of 28 courses (subjects) to complete the distance MBA program by IGNOU.

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There is a total of 7 specialization subjects (courses) in the IGNOU MBA program and a total of 8 specialization subjects in the IGNOU MBA (specialization program).

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IGNOU Distance MBA students are expected to complete a total of 7 courses (subjects) per semester.

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IGNOU strictly follows a tight and well-designed syllabus for its famed MBA programs. The quality of the distance MBA program is certainly on par with any regular MBA program that can be found in India or abroad.

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A student needs to have an overall credit weightage of 116 and finish all 28 courses to complete the program. IGNOU does offer an early exit option for those who do not wish to complete the full 2 years of the program (the exit option is available after the first 2 semesters).

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Yes, IGNOU’s MBA programs are accredited by both UGC and AICTE. They are valid both in India and abroad.

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Currently IGNOU offers the following specializations for their MBA program:Human Resource Management,Operations Management,Marketing Management,Finance Management

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The total credit weightage of the IGNOU Distance MBA program is 116. A weightage of 4 is allocated to each of the courses.

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IGNOU Distance MBA syllabus is available on our [syllabus] page. The same can be found in the prospectus for the distance MBA program.

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