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Academic Delivery
  • Dedicated University faculty support
  • Easy fee payments with EMI options
  • Program semester fee : ₹ 20,000


  • EduNxt to supplement the Self Learning Material
  • Faculty sessions conducted for students
  • Ease of scheduling exam  


  • SMU-DE uses a unique learning portal to supplement the printed self-learning material and enhance learning with a dynamic world of concept maps, videos, crosswords and quizzes.”

    Laura Vatsala Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies

  • SMU-DE, which has been awarded the ‘Best University in Distance Learning’ by ASSOCHAM INDIA, offers Masters in Business Administration (MBA) through distance learning mode.

    The course duration of the distance MBA Degree Program from SMU-DE is a minimum of 2 years (4 semesters) and a maximum of 4 years.


    The strength of the Program lies in the robust academic delivery mechanism of SMU-DE, powered by dedicated Academic Advisors and tech-enabled learning solutions. Regularly updated, industry-relevant course content helps the learners gain application-based knowledge, thus making SMU-DE MBA one of the best distance learning MBA courses in India


    SMU-DE offers four specializations under its MBA Program, including MBA in Marketing Management, MBA in Information Systems Management, MBA in Human Resource Management, and MBA in Finance Management. These specializations help the learners with in-depth understanding and application of their chosen field of study.

    Designed to suit the working professionals aiming to take up bigger roles in their career, the SMU-DE distance learning MBA fits seamlessly into their work-life balance. The course helps in their targeted growth, by: 

    • Providing extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of management
    • Enhancing analytical abilities
    • Providing broad-based knowledge of core managerial skills
    • Developing management skills required for an increasingly international business environment
    • Building upon the essential core management modules with greater emphasis on elective modules


    The UGC-approved syllabus for SMU-DE distance MBA has been designed by veteran academicians in consultation with industry experts and specialists. The syllabus is constantly updated to reflect changing industry needs. Self-Learning Materials (SLMs) form the core of the academics. They are supplemented by SMU-DE’s online portal and the SMU-DE Learning App, providing ease of access and convenience to study anytime, anywhere.


    The SMU-DE Learning App hosts an array of easy-to-understand videos that help the learners grasp new concepts conveniently. The App also boasts of features like Summary Cards, Performance Tracker, Peer Quizzes, etc., which promotes continuous academic growth. The App helps the learners keep a track of their progress, and stay exam-ready throughout the duration of the course.


    Scope of SMU-DE Distance MBA Program

    Distance MBA courses are among the most sought-after post-graduate courses in India. Numerous opportunities are available in the industry, including Marketing Managers, Sales Managers, Product Managers, HR Managers and so on. The most preferred choice for these jobs are MBA graduates from reputed universities. A specialization course — in Marketing, Finance, HR, or others — further strengthens the chances of a candidate in gaining a foothold in the industry.


    An MBA Degree from SMU-DE, one of the best universities for distance MBA in India, assures lucrative career opportunities in the field of learners’ choice — Marketing, HR, Finance, or Information Systems. On successful completion of the SMU-DE MBA Degree Program, young learners may start off with jobs at the Executive level and work their way up based on the opportunities that come by.


    The SMU-DE MBA Program is also a right fit for working professionals in the lower or mid-level management, who are not able to complete their masters, and maybe experiencing a stalled career stage, as a result. The tech-powered learning solutions of SMU-DE enables working professionals to pursue their distance learning MBA with ease and convenience — anytime, anywhere. They may even apply the learnings from the course at their work, and thereby use the degree to propel their career up the organizational ladder. 





  •  Graduation or equivalent  in any discipline from a recognised University
  • Qualify the Entrance Test [SMU-DDE Management Aptitude Test* – (SMAT)] conducted by Directorate of Distance Education, Sikkim Manipal University. However, if candidate has cleared Aptitude Test (MAT/CAT/GMAT etc.) conducted by recognized Institutes/Universities, he/she need not appear for SMAT. Such candidates should have scored minimum of 40 percentile or above in aptitude test conducted by other recognized Institutes/Universities. The score card should not be more than one year old at the time of admission at SMU-DDE.
  • Work experience preferred.

*SMU-DDE Management Aptitude Test (SMAT) syllabus is designed to check the candidates overall aptitude in Management. Candidate will be tested on the basis of the following topics:

  1. General Awareness
  2. English Language
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning


Candidate must score a minimum of 40%  in order to qualify in the test. Contact SMU HelpDesk @1800 266 7777 for further details.


Semester Fee: ₹ 20,000/- (inclusive of Exam Fee ₹ 5,000/-) or as revised from time to time. Fee may also be paid one-time/annually. Please contact University for more details.

Thousands of SMU-DE alumni have scaled enviable heights in their career with the help of the SMU-DE MBA Program. Successful completion of the MBA Program helps the learners undertake multiple roles in management, across various departments and industries. Few unique job possibilities are highlighted below: 

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Supervisor
  • Project Manager
  • Supply Chain Head
  • Marketing Executive
  • Planning & Organizing Expert
  • Accounting and Resource Management


The SMU-DE MBA program provides an integrated perspective of management functioning along with exposure to practical business scenarios.

First semester

Code Subject Credits
MBA101 Management Process & Organisation Behaviour 4
MBA102 Business Communication 4
MBA103 Statistics for Management 4
MBA104 Financial & Management Accounting 4
MBA105 Managerial Economics 4
MBA106 Human Resource Management 4
Total Cumulative Credits 24

Second semester

Code Subject Credits
MBA201 Production & Operations Management 4
MBA202 Financial Management 4
MBA203 Marketing Management 4
MBA204 Management Information System 4
MBA205 Operations Research 4
MBA206 Project management 4
Total Cumulative Credits 48

Third semester


Third Semester Core Subjects + Specialisation Subjects


Code Subject Credits
MBA301 Research Methodology 4
MBA302 Legal Aspects of Business 4
  4 Subjects in area of specialisation (4 credits each) 16
Total Cumulative Credits

Fourth semester


Fourth Semester Core Subjects + Specialisation Subjects


Code Subject Credits
MBA401 Strategic Management & Business Policy 4
MBA402 International Business Management 4
  4 Subjects in area of specialisation (4 credits each) 16
  Total Cumulative Credits 96
       *Project (4 Credits) 100

4 specialisations offered

The specialisations are taken up by the students in the second year of their MBA. The courses covered under each of the specialisation are as given below -

Marketing Management


Philip Kotler defines Marketing Management as ‘the analysis, planning, implementation and control of programs designed to bring about the desired exchanges with target audiences for the purpose of personal and mutual gain’.


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Information Systems Management


The application of information technology to support the major functions of any organization is called Information Systems Management. Managing resources such as labour, capital & raw materials is a vital function, but the need to manage information resources is also equally important. ISM supports the process of collection, manipulation, storage, distribution and utilization of an organisation's information resources.


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Human Resource Management


Effectively managing an organisation's human resources has become a key factor in the success of public and private enterprises. This recognition has led to a demand for trained and qualified HR professionals. It has also caused development of a career structure growing to the highest levels of the organisation.


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Finance Management


Joseph Massie defines Finance Management as “the Operational Activity of a business that is responsible for obtaining and effectively utilizing the funds necessary for efficient operation.” It is generally related to the procurement, allocation and controlling of the financial resources of a business. 

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