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The academic operations of the School of Management studies were launched in 1987 with the Diploma in Management programme. Currently it offers 4 programmes in Management and 14 programmes in Commerce.  

As part of Pan-African e-network Project, the IGNOU Management Programme  which is one of the leading Management Programmes in the world, also offers MBA programmes to various African countries.

The format of the program is modular with maximum flexibility to the learners including multiple exit points.  In recent years the school caters to specific target groups through various apex institutions. School has plans to develop programmes in various emerging areas to address the country’s need of trained and qualified workforce.
 
The School also imparts lifelong learning opportunities to the learners in areas leadership, entrepreneurial skills, and professional competence. The Programmes offered by the School are useful and geared to fulfill identified gaps in the  corporate and business world.


Admission through OPENMAT


Admission to Management Programmes of IGNOU is done through OPENMAT Entrance test, held twice a
year. For appearing in the entrance test (OPENMAT). A student has to fill up application form for
OPENMAT ENTRANCE TEST which has to be filled online only.  For details of IGNOUOPENMAT, click here

Validity of OPENMAT Score

Candidates who have qualified for admission on the basis of the score obtained in the Entrance Test (OPENMAT) will be eligible to seek admission into Management Programme in any of the two semesters. For
example, a student who qualifies for admission in July OPENMAT, may take admission in any of the
following two semesters i.e., either in January or July semester. 

Option of credit transfer to Management Programme 


Option of credit transfer to Management Programme (MBA) for specialization PG Diploma holders (direct
entry student without (OPENMAT):

In order to motivate students to get a higher level qualification the University offers Credit transfer scheme for students who have taken admission to specialization PG Diploma through direct entry i.e. without OPENMAT.

As per the University rules, the student who qualifies OPENMAT after taking admission to specialization PG Diploma would be provided credit transfer for the completed courses  In case the student has acquired more than one PG Specialization Diploma the credit transfer would be given for the one specialization diploma only which would be reflected as specialization in MBA degree.

Rules with respect to re-registration credit transfer, are same as that of MBA.

OPENMAT Eligibility


For admission to MBA the student must clear the Entrance Test OPENMAT conducted by the University twice in an year. The eligibility for appearing in OPENMAT is given below:
  • Any graduate (Including Chartered Accountancy/Cost Accountancy/Company Secretaryship) with 50% marks for general category/45% for reserved category as per government of India rules.
  • Student should ensure that his/her CGPA meets the eligibility percentage requirement.
  • Clearance of OPENMAT conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • No age bar

Management Programmes


School of Management studies offer Master of Business Administration (MBA) and various Post Graduate
Specialisation Diplomas.

The students should opt for registration of those courses only which are on offer during a particular semester.

  • Management Functions and Behaviour
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Economic and Social Environment
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Management of Machines and Materials
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organisational Design, Development & Change
  • Strategic Management
  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Research Methodology for Management
  • Project Work (equivalent to two courses)
  • Managing Change in Organisations
  • Organisational Dynamics
  • Compensation and Rewards Management
  • Labour Laws
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Management of Financial Services
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Materials Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Management of R&D and Innovation
  • Marketing Research
  • Management of Marketing Communication and Advertising
  • Rural Marketing
  • Retail Management
  • Technology Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • International Business Management
  • Currency and Debt Markets
  • Professionals in Financial Markets Practice

Programme Structure

Successful completion of a specific combination of above courses would lead to:
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), or
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM), or
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

Specialisation Diploma Programmes

The Specialisation Programme in Functional Areas consists of P.G. Diplomas in 5 streams listed below. In
order to qualify for a particular specialisation P.G. Diploma a student is required to successfully complete six
courses in all from that particular stream inclusive of one compulsory course.

  • Management of Human Resources (Compulsory)
  • Social Processes and Behavioural Issues
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Industrial Relations
  • Managing Change in Organisations
  • Organisational Dynamics
  • Compensation and Rewards Management
  • Labour Laws
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers (Compulsory)
  • Working Capital Management
  • Capital Investment and Financing Decisions
  • Management Control Systems
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Management of Financial Services
  • Information Systems for Managers (Compulsory)
  • Operations Research
  • Project Management
  • Production/Operations Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Materials Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Management of R&D and Innovation
  • Marketing for Managers (Compulsory)
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Sales Management
  • Product Management
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing of Services
  • Marketing Research
  • Management of Marketing Communication and Advertising
  • Rural Marketing
  • Retail Management
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers (Compulsory)
  • Equity Markets
  • Equity Derivatives
  • Commodity Markets
  • Currency and Debt Markets
  • Professionals in Financial Markets Practice

Duration of Management Programme


The maximum duration of the MBA Programme is five years. The students can seek ‘fresh admission’ for completion of the left over course(s), if any, and will not be required to qualify the OPENMAT Entrance Test again. However, this facility is available only once. A separate admission form which is a part of this booklet, is required to be filled by such students.

Certificate of Completion


The candidate will receive a certificate of completion after successfully completing the courses. It may however, be noted that the credit of a successfully completed course cannot be accounted for more than one programme.


School of Management Studies
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
Maidan Garhi,
Management Projects ,
Phone Numbers: 91-29573041 91-29534372 ,
Email IDs :mbasynopsis@ignou.ac.in
New Delhi - 110068
India
Phone: 91-011-29532073 / 91-011-29532078
Email: soms@ignou.ac.in

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