Department of Business Administration

Business Administration

Dept. data last updated on :24/01/2023

Aligarh Muslim Univrsity has been at the forefront of Management education in India. In 1965 a one-year Diploma in Business Administration started under the aegis of the Department of Commerce. In 1969, it was replaced by a three-year part-time Diploma Program in Business Management (DBM). It was converted into a part-time, three-year program leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 1972. In the same year, a separate Department of Business Administration was created. The three year part-time MBA program was further upgraded to a two year full-time MBA in 1976. Regular PhD programme in Business Administration was also introduced along with the creation of the Department.

Since then, the Department has strived towards excellence, introducing several PG diploma courses in 1984, a two-year Master’s programme in International Business in 1993, and a one-year PG Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance in 2010. Given the changing needs, the Department has upgraded and refined its offerings and, in 2019, has launched two MBA programmes in niche areas of Islamic Banking & Finance and Hospital Administration.

The Department of Business Administration, working under the umbrella of the Faculty of Management Studies and Research (FMSR), currently offers Master in Business Administration (MBA), MBA (International Business), MBA (Islamic Banking & Finance) and MBA (Hospital Administration). Apart from these MBA and regular PhD programmes, the Department also offers an Executive Doctoral Programme, in collaboration with All India Management Association (AIMA) for executives, managers, management educators, central & state government and military personnel etc. This program has received an overwhelming response and has helped the Department carve a niche in management research.


To be a leading institution imparting value-laden cutting edge management education


To provide holistic learning for developing innovative and ethical leaders who create value for business and society


Excellence: To attain excellence by benchmarking performance against the highest international standards in teaching and research.

Ethics: To act ethically with accountability.

Empathy: To respect and value other people’s ideas and perspectives for promoting collaborative network of relationship.

Engagement: To inspire and think beyond one’s interest in order to make a positive contribution to the well-being of society.


Program Educational Objectives (PEOs): Masters Programs

1. Subject knowledge

• To provide knowledge and information across functional areas of management in order to evaluate varied business scenarios.

2. Managerial skills

• To develop managerial expertise including analytical ability, problem solving and decision-making, innovative thinking, opportunity-seeking, communication and soft skills, team work, leadership, and entrepreneurial aptitude.

3. Experiential learning

• To develop insights into the real-world business problems through learning by doing or practical hands-on experience by way of case-studies, live projects, Industry visits and internships, and dissertation.

4. Social, ethical and environmental values

• To inculcate a sense of responsibility towards the society and environment and become ethical, law-abiding business leaders.

Program Outcomes: Masters Programs


• Apply knowledge gained in core and emerging areas for integrative business solutions

• To apply concepts, tools and techniques for decision making in functional areas

• To filter business decisions based on ethical and socially responsive perspective


• Apply knowledge gained in core and emerging areas for integrative business solutions in global context.

• To apply concepts, tools and techniques in cross-cultural business scenario.

• To filter business decisions based on ethical and socially responsive perspective


• Apply knowledge gained in core and emerging areas for integrative business solutions in context of healthcare.

• To apply concepts, tools and techniques to the unique requirement of the healthcare sector.

• To filter business decisions based on ethical and socially responsive perspective in light of criticalities of the sector.


• Apply managerial knowledge to the special context of Islamic banking & finance.

• Evaluate financial products and services from the perspectives of Islamic values and principles.

• Demonstrate effective and socially-responsive managerial behavior for sustainable financial system.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs): Doctoral Programs

1. Provide in-depth knowledge

• To foster a spirit of inquiry and provide in-depth understanding and knowledge about a specific topic or area of research.

2. Develop research ability

• To develop research ability like identifying a research problem, critically examining background literature, developing research framework, understanding methodological issues, analysing data, drawing inferences and implications from the findings and making recommendations.

3. Inculcate ethical and socially relevant research acumen

• To inculcate a sense of responsibility through ethical and socially relevant research contributions and to promote collaborative spirit in conducting research.

Program Outcomes: Doctoral program


• Investigate a phenomenon to expand the frontiers of knowledge.

• Integrate theoretical insights with actual real-world business problems.

• Demonstrate originality and creativity in the use of innovative research techniques and methodologies.

• Publish research findings in reputed publications to disseminate new ideas and add to the body of knowledge.