Top MBA Colleges in India with specialisations

MBA degree has a wide scope with several specialisations, making it a highly recommended post-graduation degree. It opens an ample world of career opportunities with varied aspects in the field of Business Management. Every MBA specialisation is targeted for a different business function or industry segment and helps the students acquire important market skills. In India, numerous MBA colleges offer a variety of specialisations for students to choose from.

Following is the list of popular specialisations in MBA offered by top MBA colleges in India: -

  • MBA in Marketing Management
  • MBA in Finance
  • MBA in Human Resource Management
  • MBA in Rural Management
  • MBA in Business Management
  • MBA in Operations Management
  • MBA in Business Analytics
  • MBA in Event Management
  • MBA in Information Technology
  • MBA in Logistics Management
  • MBA in Healthcare Management


Top MBA specialisations in India

  • MBA in Marketing Management

This specialisation is all about how companies produce, deliver, and promote their products and services in the marketplace. This specialisation helps students understand the process of transforming consumer demand into tangible products/services. Top colleges for MBA in Marketing Management in India are: -

  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
  • Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
  • SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai

 Careers after MBA in Marketing Management:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Digital Marketer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Product Manager


  • MBA in Finance

This specialisation allows students to focus on planning and controlling the financial resources of any industry. This helps them to understand the management, procurement & investment of money. It is the most popular MBA specialisation because of its growth prospects. Top colleges for MBA in Finance in India are:

  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  • Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur
  • Xavier Institute of Social Service XISS
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow

Careers after MBA in Finance:

  • Asset Manager
  • Corporate Banker
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Finance Ministry
  • Hedge Fund Management


  • MBA in Human Resource Management

This specialisation is related to managing the workforce of any organisation. This field helps students understand how to inculcate, develop, and manage the culture of a company, recruit suitable candidates, & retain them for the company's benefit. Top colleges for MBA in Human Resource Management in India are: -

  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi
  • Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur
  • Management Development Institute, Gurugram
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Careers after MBA in Human Resource Management:

  • Payroll Specialist
  • HR Assistant
  • HR Information Systems Manager
  • Labour Relations Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Coordinator


  • MBA in Rural Management

This specialisation involves planning, organising, and controlling cooperatives & organisations working to better the agricultural sector. In this field, students get complete knowledge about India's rural economy, agri-business, and they are encouraged to visit rural areas, interact, and stay with villagers as part of their fieldwork. Top colleges for MBA in Rural Management in India are: -

  • Institute of Rural Management Anand
  • Institute of Rural Management Jaipur
  • Amity School of Rural Management
  • WeSchool Mumbai

 Careers after MBA in Rural Management:

  • Development Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • General Manager


  • MBA in Business Management

This specialisation teaches students the policies and methodologies related to sales, finance, human resources, personnel management, international business, operations, retail management, and more. Top colleges for MBA in Business Management in India are:

  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • Xavier Labour Relations Institute

Careers after MBA in Business Management:

  • Real Estate Consultant
  • Operations Analyst
  • Equity Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • MBA in Operations Management

This field teaches the students the details of delivering valuable end products to the end customer by continuously improving productivity, quality, cutting cost, and reducing turnaround time. Students are also trained to deal with supply chain design, logistic services, supply chain management, etc. Top colleges for MBA in Operations Management in India are: -

  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management
  • BIMTECH, Noida
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

Careers after MBA in Operations Management:

  • Supply Chain Program Manager
  • Technical Operations Manager
  • Area Operations Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Operations Manager


  • MBA in Event Management

This specialisation teaches students the conceptualisation, planning, and execution of any event. In this field, students learn how to identify the target audience, decide the theme for the event, the major purpose of events, plan and execute the theme & send an invitation. Top colleges for MBA in Event Management in India are: -

  • National Institute of Event Management
  • National Academy of Event Management and Development
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

Careers after MBA in Event Management:

  • Event Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Exhibition Organiser
  • Wedding Planner
  • Client Servicing Manager


  • MBA in Information Technology (IT)

This specialisation provides a conceptual vision & knowledge of technological trends. This also provides students with knowledge about the implementation, usage, and administration of emerging IT trends. Top colleges for MBA in IT in India are:

  • Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
  • Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
  • Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

Careers after MBA in Information Technology:

  • IT Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Computer & Information System Manager


  • MBA in Logistics Management

This specialisation deals with the planning, implementing & controlling the supply and stock of goods/services between origin & consumption. Students who do not want to study Operations Management can go for this option. Top colleges for MBA in Logistics Management in India are: -

  • School of Business, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • Indian Maritime University, Kochi Campus
  • Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
  • Indian Institute of Logistics, Chennai

Careers after MBA in Logistics Management:

  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Sales Order Planner
  • Master Scheduler
  • Logistics and Distribution Manager


  • MBA in Healthcare Management

This specialisation teaches the students to deal with the pharmaceutical, insurance organisations and consulting firms related to the healthcare sector. It allows students to respond to various critical management problems hospitals and other related agencies face under the healthcare domain. Top colleges for MBA in Healthcare Management are: -

  • School of Health Sciences
  • Max Value University, Chennai
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Science, Pune
  • IIHMR University, Jaipur

Careers after MBA in Healthcare Management:

  • Healthcare Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Administrative Manager


It's good to choose a college based on its affordability. The fee structure of the top MBA colleges in India is as follows: -

Name of the college 

Course fee to be paid 

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Rs. 21,00,000

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 

Rs. 19,50,000

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta 

Rs. 19,00,000

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow 

Rs. 14,00,000

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 

Rs. 9,27,000

XLRI Xavier College of Management, Jamshedpur

Rs. 16,80,000

MDI Gurgaon

Rs. 23,58,000

SPJIMR, Mumbai

Rs. 14,50,000


NIRF Ranking for MBA Colleges in India:

NIRF (National Institute Ranking Framework) ranks the top colleges in India based on various parameters. The list of top 20 MBA colleges in India according to NIRF ranking is: -

Name of the College

NIRF Ranking

IIM Ahmedabad - Indian Institute of Management


IIM Bangalore - Indian Institute of Management


IIM Calcutta - Indian Institute of Management


IIM Lucknow - Indian Institute of Management


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur


IIM Kozhikode - Indian Institute of Management


IIM Indore - Indian Institute of Management


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)


Management Development Institute


Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee


National Institute of Industrial Engineering


Indian Institute of Technology Madras


IIM Tiruchirappalli - Indian Institute of Management


Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur


IIM Udaipur - Indian Institute of Management


S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research


IIM Raipur - Indian Institute of Management


IIM Ranchi - Indian Institute of Management



Popular MBA Entrance Exams in India

There are several MBA entrance exams conducted by various organisations every year. Some of the popular MBA entrance exams are: -

  • CAT (Common Admission Test)
  • XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)
  • MAT (Management Aptitude Test)
  • CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)
  • IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam)
  • SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)
  • TISSNET (Tata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test)
  • IBSAT (ICFAI Business Studies Aptitude Test)
  • NMAT (NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies) Management Aptitude Test)
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