AMU has been at the forefront of the development of management education in India. Efforts were initiated in 1965 and a one-year Diploma in Business Administration was 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), which was converted in 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 into two year full-time MBA in 1976.
The department also launched one Post Graduate (Full Time) Diploma in Islamic Banking and Finance 2010. Two part-time, P.G. diploma courses, one each in Marketing Management and Personnel Management, were introduced in 1984. The Master of Business Administration (International Business) program, introduced in 1993. Regular Ph.D. programs in Business Administration were also started along-with the creation of the Department. Apart from all these degree and diploma courses, PhD in Business Administration is also offered in collaboration with All India Management Association (AIMA) for executives, managers, central & state government and military personnel etc. This program has received an overwhelming response.