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The syllabus of IGNOU’s distance MBA program contains all the information about the different subjects to be learned by a student.

The syllabus is usually given in the prospectus. Here we have taken it from the prospectus and it is available for download in a PDF format. Note that this syllabus contains electives also, which are to be taken according to the semester the student is currently attending.

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The syllabus given here contains both the core and the specialization courses required for the IGNOU Distance MBA program. Do keep in mind that depending upon your program (specialization or the medium of delivery), some of the courses (especially the specialization courses) present in the above syllabus might not be relevant for your specific program.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above syllabus includes all the core courses and the specialization courses for the third semester of the IGNOU Distance MBA program (including the specialization programs). The specialization courses for the final semester are yet to be announced by IGNOU, we shall update our page when IGNOU updates the syllabus.

If you are interested in IGNOU Distance MBA admission, please visit our Admission Procedure page to gain more details.

Contents of the Syllabus

To complete IGNOU MBA, a student must complete 28 course (subjects) mentioned in the prospectus. They are:

  • 20 core courses (Compulsory courses that is common for all MBA students regardless of the specialisation).
  • 7 specialisation courses (7 courses from one of the chosen specialisation)
  • 1 project course (this course is considered as 2 course).

NOTE: The IGNOU Distance MBA specialization programs (such as MBAMM, MBAFM, MBAOM, and MBAHM) have 19 core courses and 8 specialization courses. 

To know more details about the course structure of the IGNOU Distance MBA program, please visit our Course Structure page.

Core Subjects:

All IGNOU MBA student must attain satisfactory grades in these 20 courses (course code: MMPC-001 to MMPC-020) to successfully complete the program.

Specialisation Subjects:

  • Each IGNOU MBA student is expected to choose 7 courses from a specialised field, such as Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Operations Management, Marketing Management or Services Management. 
  • To obtain your IGNOU MBA degree with a specialization, one must complete 19 core courses and 8 specialization courses from his/her chosen specialization area (different from the 20 core courses and 7 specialization courses for the regular MBA program offered by IGNOU). Available specialization programs are MBA in Financial Management (MBAFM), MBA in Marketing Management (MBAMM), MBA in Operations Management (MBAOM), and MBA in Human Resource Management (MBAHM)

  • The specialisation courses are chosen in the third and fourth semesters of the program (four in third semester and three in the final semester, to be exact).

Candidates interested in knowing more about IGNOU MBA Specialization programs can visit our IGNOU MBA Specialization page.

Note: Although the prospectus elaborates about the core courses and the project course, it lacks any finer details regarding the specialisation courses. Details regarding the same shall be announced at a later date. We shall update the section when IGNOU announces further details regarding the specialisation courses.  


  • The project course of the IGNOU MBA program is code named MMPP-001.
  • The project course of equivalent to 2 courses, a fact that is reflected in the course fee and the credit weightage of the course (it is considered as one while registering for the sake of ease).
  • MMPP-001 is introduced in the third semester. 


IGNOU’s MBA syllabus is vast and comprehensive with each course having three to four modules. Students are expected to complete a total of 7 such courses each semester

IGNOU’s MBA programs are highly reputed and are often considered to be on par with a few elite distance MBA programs offered in India

IGNOU’s distance MBA program has an elaborate syllabus that is very much comparable to a regular MBA program. It is one of the best distance MBA programs offered in India

Yes, IGNOU’s distance MBA program has a comprehensive and in-depth syllabus that is one with any high-quality MBA program in India

IGNOU Distance MBA is explained in detail on our [syllabus] page. It can also be found in IGNOU’s MBA prospectus

IGNOU Distance MBF program has a different syllabus from the distance MBA program. We’ve added the available distance MBF syllabus to our [syllabus] page

The syllabus for MBA specialization programs (MBAFM, MBAMM, MBAHM, and MBAOM) are available on our [syllabus] page and in IGNOU’s MBA specialization prospectus

IGNOU includes its syllabus in its latest MBA prospectus. You can also find the IGNOU MBA syllabus on our [syllabus] page

IGNOU’s Distance MBF syllabus is available on our [syllabus] page. You can also find the syllabus in the IGNOU MBF prospectus

IGNOU Distance MBA syllabus can be found on our [syllabus] page. You can also find the IGNOU MBA syllabus in IGNOU’s MBA prospectus

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