MBA in Development Management is a two-year residential program. The basic objective of the program is to promote sustainable and equitable socio-economic development of the people in general and that of underprivileged sections of the society in particular and empower the communities through professionally managed institutions. The focus of the program is management of development within the spirit of justice, liberty, equality, equity, fraternity and environmental sustainability. Most of the organisations of, by and for poor are often under managed, mis-managed and working in cross-purpose. The professionals graduating from this program will be equipped to strengthen such institutions and also create new institutions for realising the above objective.
Though the charm of entrepreneurship is unparalleled, but there are huge requirement for professional those who have knowledge and skills of a development manger. Government programs at national and state level need development management professionals for poverty alleviation, employment generation, quality of life improvement and reducing rural-urban divide. Some of the flagship programs of the government such as NRLM, NRHM, SSA, PMGSY, RGGVY, JnNURM, etc. recruit large number of development management professionals.
Many public, private sector companies and non government organizations are also looking for such professionals. For example, many white good and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are trying to increase their out-reach to rural markets. Similarly, many agri-business and food companies source a range of agricultural commodities and undertake value addition activities in the rural area through forward and backward linkages. They include fertilizer, seed, pesticide and packaged food companies etc. Additionally, private companies are floating independent organizations for providing socio-economic services as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Most of the major business houses have their CSR wings where Development Management professionals can effectively contribute.
The Centurion University of Technology and Management with its long years of experience in rural enterprise development and management, with high class faculty resource; state-of-the-art physical infrastructure and strong linkage with the government, corporate and non-government organizations provides a great opportunity for students to build their career in Development Management. The innovative program with an optimal mix of experiential and theoretical learning provides a unique opportunity for young professionals to achieve their career aspirations and lead a meaningful life while creating a just society.