IGNOU Distance MBA Course Structure 2022

Home » Distance MBA » Course Structure

The IGNOU Distance MBA program contains 28 subjects (known as courses) 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

Get Help & More Information

List of Subjects for Distance MBA

For Distance MBA admission help, please fill your details over here.

This section is about the subjects involved in correspondence MBA. Read on to know more:  

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


Semester 2 

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


Semester 3 

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

Semester 4 

Subject Title
MMPC-017Advanced Strategic Management

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 StreamSubject
Title (and Code)
Human Resource Management

Social Processes and Behavioural Issues (MS-21)Human Resource Development(MS-22)Human Resource Planning (MS-23)Employment Relations (MS-24)

Managing Change in Organisations (MS-25)

Organisational Dynamics (MS-26)

Wage and Salary Administration (MS-27)

Labour Laws (MS-28)

International Human Resource Management (MS-22)

Financial Management

Working Capital Management (MS-41)Capital Investment and Financing Decisions (MS-42)Management Control Systems (MS-43)Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (MS-44)

International Financial Management (MS-45)

Management of Financial Services (MS-46)

Operations Management

Operations Research (MS-52)Project Management (MS-53)Production/Operations Management (MS-54)Management Information Systems (MS-55)

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MS-56)

Materials Management (MS-57)

Maintenance Management (MS-58)

Management of R&D and Innovation (MS-59)

Marketing Management

Consumer Behaviour (MS-64)Sales Management (MS-64)Product Management (MS-64)International Marketing (MS-64)

Marketing of Services (MS-64)

Marketing Research(MS-64)

Management of Marketing Communication and Advertising (MS-64)

Rural Marketing (MS-64)

Retail Management (MS-64)

Financial Markets Practice

Equity Markets (MFP-1)Equity Derivatives (MFP-2)Commodity Markets (MFP-3)Currency and Debt Markets (MFP-4)

Professionals in Financial Markets Practice (MFP-5)

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.


Important Links

Apart from fee structure, You might also be interested in the following resources on IGNOU distance learning MBA: 

Wan't help to get admission to MBA Programs?

Get a call back.