Course Structure & Curriculum


IMI Bhubaneswar follows trimester system. Each full-time course is of 2/3 credits and one credit is equivalent to ten hours of classroom teaching. Students admitted to the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) must undergo a rigorous two years of course work unless exemption is granted to them for the first year of the courses. In the first year, the students will pursue the core courses spread over 3 trimesters. After the first 3 trimesters the candidates are required to prepare a summer paper during the period April-June. This summer paper would be presented in the in-house monthly research seminar and should be of publishable quality.

List of the First Year Core Courses

Course Name

  •  Individual Dynamics
  •  Managerial Economics
  •  Information Technology for Decision Making
  •  Marketing Management I
  •  Financial Accounting & Analysis
  •  Legal Aspects of Management
  •  Business Mathematics
  •  Business Communication Skills
  •  Organisational Design and Theory
  •  Operations Management I
  •  Marketing Management II
  •  Cost and Management Accounting
  •  Financial Management I
  •  Business Statistics
  •  Management Information System
  •  Business Communication Skills II
  •  Macro-Economic Theory and Policy
  •  Operations Management II
  •  Financial Management II
  •  Human Resource Management
  •  Strategic Management I
  •  Research Methods for Management

On successful completion of first year, the students will be promoted to the second year. During the second year, the students are required to pursue the courses as per the details below:

  •  6 elective courses (18 credits)
  •  Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  •  Qualitative Techniques (3 credits)
  •  Teaching Methods and Pedagogy (3 credits)
  •  Seminar Paper (3 credits)

The student will be required to take at least 4 electives from his/her area of specialization. Two electives may, however, be opted from other areas. Instead of opting for an elective course in the area, a student can also work on a Course of Independent Study (CIS) under a faculty member. In case a student decides to work on the CIS, he/she will be exempted to pursue one elective and will be required to pursue only five electives.

The students will be required to prepare the seminar paper during the 6th trimester. This seminar paper would be presented in the in-house monthly research seminar and should be of publishable quality. The paper will be presented by the end of January. The student is required to appear for Comprehensive Exam (CE) at the end of the 2nd year and on successful completion, will commence work on thesis from the 3rd year onwards.

Area wise Elective courses

Area – Decision Science & Operations Management

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Forecasting
  • Supply Chain Modelling and Analytics
  • Operations Strategy
  • Service Operations Management
  • Total Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma


Area – Organizational Behaviour/ Human Resource Management

  • Employee Relations and Labour Laws
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Advanced HRM
  • Training and Development


Area - Finance

  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Financial Reporting Analysis and Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Engineering and Risk Management
  • Management of Banks
  • Financial Derivatives


Area - Information Management and Analytics

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Data Science Using R
  • Visualization and Dashboard
  • Finance and Risk Analytics
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Web and Social Media Analytics
  • HR Analytics

Area – Marketing

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing of Services
  • Retail Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Digital Marketing