Program Overview

“The success and sustenance of every organization traces back to its most core and prized asset: People! In today's world, every major corporation which wants to stay competitive and survive in a dynamic and unforgiving global economic environment realizes the importance of elevating HR to a position of primacy and power. In the liberalized framework of the Indian economy, corporate experts in human resource development are among the key personnel needed for corporate strategic planning and control.
The MBA program in Human Resource Development was started in the year 1995 (as MHROD) by the Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics with the objective of providing quality education to highly motivated young men and women so that they can provide professional expertise to business and industry in the twin areas of Human Resource and Organizational Development. Identified by NHRD and NTPC, among others, as a premiere course in the field of Human Resource, MBA (HRD) is a two-year full me professional program spread over four semesters, which combines grueling academic schedules with proactive efforts to develop new perspectives and a higher level of knowledge and understanding. Going beyond books, theories and case studies to open new windows, it helps young HR and OD experts to enter the increasingly competitive and constantly changing global economy, equipped with the ability to face every challenge head on and emerge victorious.

Course Structure MBA (HRD)

The HRD Course structure offers a deep dive into various facets of human resources management and organizational development wherein students master the subject with seasoned faculty of Delhi School of Economics, illustrious alumni and industry professionals. This right combination of theory and practical study enables them to present themselves as industry ready talent pool. The zeal to learn gets complimented by additional modules updated regularly by latest demand in industry and a series of guest lectures and internships.


Semester I
  • 111 - General Management
  • 112 - Legal Framework of Business
  • 113 - Accounting for Managers
  • 114 - Economics for Managers
  • 115 - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning
  • 116 - Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility of Business
  • 117 - Business Statistics and Research Methodology
Semester II
  • 321 - Human Resource Management
  • 322 - Human Resource Development
  • 323 - Organisational Behaviour
  • 324 - Organisational Development
  • 325 - Labour and Social Security Laws
  • 326 - Marketing Concepts and Principles
  • 327 - Economic and Accounting Aspects of Human Capital
Semester III
  • 331 - Management of Industrial Relations
  • 332 - Performance Management and Talent Management
  • 333 - Training and Development
  • 334 - Compensation Management and Employee Welfare Laws
  • 335 - Negotiations and Union Management Relations
  • 336 – Management Information System and HR analysis
  • 337 – Summer Training Report
Semester IV
  • 341 - Management of Transformation
  • 342 - Cross Cultural Management
  • 343 - Strategic Management
  • 344 - Finance for Decision – Making
  • 345 - E-business and Cyber Laws
  • 346 - Social Security and Participative Management
  • 347 – Project Report