Master in Management Studies [M.M.S] - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    MANAGEMENT

  • DURATION

    2 YEARS

  • COURSE

    General

  • COURSE TYPE

    Post Graduation

    MMS (Master in Management Studies) Course Details, Fees, Colleges, Admissions, Salary

    Lubaba Shaheen Lubaba Shaheen
    Content Writer

    Master in Management Studies, abbreviated as MMS, is a 2 years postgraduate course divided into 4 semesters which includes theory classes, practical projects and internships.

    The MMS course focuses on the domain of management studies and  is aimed at promulgating management skills and knowledge about the same to graduates. The minimum eligibility to undertake the MMS course is to have a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies or its equivalent courses.

    This course is open to students from all streams, i.e., Science, Humanities & Commerce.

    KJ SIMSR Mumbai MMS AdmissionsIIT Bombay MMS Admissions

    Master in Management Studies can be pursued right after graduation and is designed to develop business management skills and provide relevant training to individuals planning to make a career in the field.This course is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.

    Some of the top MMS colleges in India which offer a course in Master of Management Studies are:

    NIRF RankCollege Admission ProcessAverage Annual Package (in INR)
    10IIT Bombay60% in Bachelor's degree13 lakhs 
    26ICFAI Foundation for Higher EducationATIT/ ILSAT / IBSAT7.8 lakhs 
    54K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and ResearchMAH MMS CET followed by counseling7 to 8 lakhs
    73SRM Institute of TechnologyMin. 50 percentile in entrance exams3.5 lakhs
    76 - 100Jain UniversityJain Entrance Test10 lakhs

    The course fees for the Master in Management Studies [MMS] curriculum ranges from INR 60,000 for government colleges and upto INR 10 lakhs per annum for private colleges.

    Check the list of top MMS entrance exams in India

    The various job profiles available to MMS graduates are Business Consultant, Marketing Manager, Finance Manager, Operations Manager, Sales Manager.

    The average course salary of an aspirant of MMS (Master in Management Studies) course is around INR 6 to 8  lakhs per annum.

    MMS Admission Process

    MMS Admission Process

    The Master in Management Studies or  MMS admission process is merit based while some colleges are also known to conduct their own qualifying entrance examination in order to select deserving students. 

    • Once the candidate qualifies the entrance examination he/she will be called then for final selection (G.D and Interview) on the basis of their entrance test marks.
    • MHCET is the most common entrance test for MMS programs since most of the colleges are located in Maharashtra. The candidates who pass the doorway exam need to attend group discussions or interview as a part of the choice process.

    MMS Eligibility Criteria

    • The basic eligibility criteria for master in management studies is Graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognized university
    • Final year Graduation candidates are also eligible to apply for MMS. They have to submit proof of completion of Graduation degree within the duration specified by the institute
    • Generally the institutes follow the minimum score criteria in Graduation fixed by the AICTE which is 50% or equivalent. The minimum score is 45% in aggregate for reserved candidates.

    MMS Entrance Exams

    Following are a few entrance tests that are conducted by some of MMS colleges in India:

    Name Date of Exam
    MHT CETDates to be announced
    CATNovember 20, 2020
    ATMAFebruary 09, 2020
    MATMay 03,2020 (CBT) May 16, 2020 (PBT)
    GMATSeptember to December
    Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test April 27, 2020

    MMS Entrance Exam Tips

    • Students should be well versed with the exam pattern and the exam syllabus of each section.
    • MMS entrance exams mostly focus on reasoning-based questions – logical and abstract (non-verbal) hence students should lay more importance on it.
    • Students should start devising shortcuts for reasoning based and quant questions.
    • Aspirants should start writing sectional mocks every alternate day and analyse the mock test answers.
    • Students should set up a routine based time slot for writing the mock tests.
    • A timetable should be made and time should be allocated to each section on a daily basis.

    MMS Course Highlights

    Given below are some of the main highlights of the course:

    Course LevelPost Graduation
    Duration 2 years
    Admission Process Merit based Entrance Exam
    Eligibility Graduation 
    Examination TypeAnnual and Semester
    Average Course FeesAround INR 50,000 for government colleges and upto INR 10 lakhs per annum for private colleges
    Average Starting SalaryINR  3 to 10 lakhs per annum
    Job Profiles Investment Banker, Hedge Fund manager, Project manager, Management consultant, Business Manager, Account Manager, Brand Manager, Card Payments Operations Head, Equity Research Analyst etc.
    Top Recruiting AreasBanks, Business Consultancies, Brand & Marketing, Non-profit Organizations, Personal Business, Educational Institutes, Export Companies, Financial Organizations, Industrial Houses, Multinational Companies etc.
    Top Recruiting CompaniesMcKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, Merrill Lynch & Co, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan, etc.
    What is MMS all About?

    What is MMS all About?

    Management is defined as the actions of incubating the policy of an organization and regulating the efforts of its workers/volunteers to fulfil its purposes via the utilisation of accessible devices namely financial, natural, technological, human resource.

    • A MMS course is aimed at providing a deep insight into business strategies and the psychology behind finance management. Social scientists consider management as an educational discipline which examines areas such as organizational direction and social organization.
    • The course duration is two years which is divided into four semesters and is evaluated on the basis of assignments, projects, internal assessment and university examination.
    • MMS syllabus for this course has been designed to instil an understanding of Management Studies in students.

    Course Comparison

    MBA (Masters in Business Administration) and MMS (Masters in Management Studies) are both masters-level courses in business education. In fact, they both cover the same subjects which confuses a lot of fresh graduates preparing for CAT.

    The table below will elucidate the major differences between MBA and MMS course. 

    Parameters MMSMBA
    Qualification Masters in Management StudiesMasters in Business Administration
    Objective MMS is intended to inculcate in the students- theoretical knowledge as well as a substantial practical matter as universities have influential collaborations with organizations to grant trainees experience of the clientele in the businessMBA course is designed to inculcate in the students a theoretical and classroom-based knowledge of the management aspect of a business without necessarily including practical experience.
    Eligibility Bachelor's degree in any streamBachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate
    Duration 2 years 2 years
    Average FeesAround INR 50,000 for government colleges and upto INR 10 lakhs per annum for private collegesINR 2-20 lakhs
    Colleges IIT Bombay, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, SRM Institute of Technology, Jain UniversityIIM Bangalore, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, XLRI Jamshedpur, IIT Kharagpur
    Placement PackageINR 3 to 10 lakhs per annumINR 5 to 9 lakhs per annum
    Why Study MMS?

    Why Study MMS?

    • MMS (Master in Management Studies) is a global market-oriented course and caters to an international audience.
    • This course helps students to develop leadership and managerial skills and include vital internship opportunities which provide practical experience in management.
    • Candidates are offered a wide range of  electives such as the psychology of money, e-commerce, business ethics and so on while pursuing MMS.  
    • The field of management requires knowledge of many related subjects hence it includes classes on a diverse set of topics, including Project Management, IT Management, Human Resource Management, Innovation management.
    MMS Specializations

    MMS Specializations

    Candidates who opt for specialization, will be required to study topics related to that particular specialization in the second year, followed by projects and internship. Some of the popular specializations offered in the MMS programme are listed below.

    • Human Resource Development - MMS in Human Resource programme imparts knowledge and training in managing the workforce of the organization. It is known that each organisation has its unique set of values, visions, ideals, norms, working language, systems and methodology.The role of an HR professional is to develop and manage their company's culture, hire better of the skills and retain them.
    Average Course Fees‎INR 30,000 to 5 lakhs    
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 5 lakhs per annum

    Top colleges for MMS in Human Resource Development 

    • Marketing Management - MMS in Marketing is the process of creating interest in customers regarding goods or services. It is done through a technique that underlies sales techniques, business communication, and business development.

    Average Course FeesINR 5,000 to 15 Lakhs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 10 lakhs per annum

    Top colleges for MMS in Marketing Management 

    • Finance Management - MMS in Finance prepares students to handle management issues in areas of business that involve dealing with money and investments. The course gets into depths of investing altogether sorts of derivatives markets, Portfolio management, financial regulations, International finance etc. giving a proper understanding of the Finance world.

    Average Course FeeINR 2 to 8 lakhs 
    Average Starting SalaryINR 8 and 10 lakhs per annum

    Top colleges for MMS in Finance Management

    • Operations Management - MMS in Operations Management provides deep knowledge in business, economics, psychology, sociology and strategy. This program helps the students to improve in organizational behavior and business operations. The main objective of this course is to take care of the strong foundation in effective management practice within the industry.

    Average Course Fees‎INR 3 to 4 lakhs 
    Average Starting Salary‎INR 45,000 to 6 lakhs per annum

    Top colleges for MMS in Operations Management

    • Information Management - MMS in Information Technology prepares the student to get an insight regarding the core competencies of the sector. Candidates acquire skills and knowledge of the industry which might help them apply the resources for gaining maximum productivity.

    Average Course FeesINR ‎1,30,000 to 2,50,000    
    Average Starting SalaryINR 7 to 12 lakhs per annum
    MMS Syllabus and Course Structure

    MMS Syllabus and Course Structure

    The course syllabus included in the curriculum of the master in management studies may have minor deviations with respect to colleges across the nation, the major syllabus structure remains the same. 

    The basic course structure of MMS is tabulated below.

    Semester 1Semester 2
    Operations ManagementMarketing Management
    Business StatisticsOperations Research
    Managerial EconomicsFinancial Management
    Perspective ManagementHuman Resource Management
    Effective and Management CommunicationLegal Aspects of Business and Taxation
    Financial AccountingBusiness Research Methods
    Information Technology for ManagementAnalysis of Financial Statements
    Negotiation and Selling SkillsEntrepreneurship Management
    Semester 3Semester 4
    International BusinessProject Management
    Strategic ManagementFinal Project
    HRHR
    Marketing Marketing 
    Operations Operations 
    Finance Finance 
    MMS Colleges

    MMS Colleges

    Most colleges and universities admissions are based on the score obtained by the applicants in the relevant entrance exams conducted by them. The final selection includes a private interview and a group discussion session that lets the admission of the candidate within the MMS course.

    Following are some of the best MMS colleges in India:

    College NameCity Average Annual FeesAnnual Placement Package
    IIT BombayMumbaiINR 4,36,600INR 13 lakhs
    ICFAI Foundation for Higher EducationHyderabad INR 35,000INR 7.8 lakhs
    K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and ResearchMumbai INR 3,32,855INR 9.87 lakhs
    SRM Institute of TechnologyKanchipuram INR 3,48,250INR 3.5 lakhs
    Jain UniversityBangalore -INR 7 lakhs
    Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed UniversityPune INR 1,92,300INR 3.5 lakhs
    Indian Institute of Science Bangalore INR 1,66,500INR 15 lakhs
    Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE)Mumbai INR 69,000INR 12 lakhs
    Indian institute of Science, Department of Management StudiesBangalore INR 1,66,500INR 10.2 lakhs
    Xavier Institute of Management and ResearchMumbai INR 2,60,000INR 6 lakhs

    College Comparison

    The following table shows a comparison between some of the best MMS colleges in India. 

    Parameters ICFAI Foundation for Higher EducationSRM Institute of TechnologySIMSREE Mumbai
    Overview The ICFAI Foundation for education is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) offering many UG, PG, PhD & Certificate level courses.SRM University is one of the top-ranking universities in India offering a good range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine, Health Sciences, Science and Humanities.SIMSREE is a popular management institute in India which offers courses at the postgraduate and doctoral level within the field of management. SIMSREE accepts merit scored in national level examinations of – MAH CET or CAT/ XAT/ MAT.
    Location Hyderabad Kanchipuram Mumbai 
    Specialization SubjectsMarketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resource Management Banking and Financial ServicesOffers only the general course.
    Average FeesINR 70,000INR 3,65,000INR 1,38,000
    Average SalaryINR 6.9 lakhs per annumINR 5 lakhs per annumINR 12 lakhs per annum
    MMS Jobs and Career Prospects

    MMS Jobs and Career Prospects

    The job sectors or placement areas for MMS graduates cover a large field, for example, banks, business consultancies, brand and marketing, NGOs, educational institutes, export companies, financial organizations, industrial houses and MNCs.

    Some of the most lucrative job opportunities available to aspirants of MMS are listed below:

    Job Profile Job Description Average Salary (in INR)
    Account ManagerAccount managers develop relationships with customers, connect with key business executives and stakeholders and preparation of sales reports.5,93,255
    Brand ManagerBrand managers monitor market trends and oversee advertising and marketing activities to make sure the proper message is delivered for his or her product or service.10,36,780
    Recruitment ManagerRecruiting managers, also known as HR managers, who work within the field of human resources to find new talent. They find out applicants for job openings and conduct interviews.9,33,871
    Marketing ManagerMarketing managers manage the promotion and positioning of a brand or the products and services that a company sells.7,12,354
    Management ConsultantManagement consultants work with company leadership to assess the company and identify problems, gather information, and implement solutions. 11,44,591
    HR Business PartnerHR Business Partners report on HR metrics, enhance workforce retention, predict staff needs, manage termination processes and risk, ensure staff wellness, and compliance regulations.7,79,275
    Finance ManagerFinancial Managers provide advice on investment activities and provide strategies that the corporate should take while recommending further courses of action.9,99,394
    Equity Research AnalystEquity research analysts are responsible for creating reports, conducting research, analyzing financial information, and making predictions regarding financial matters.4,95,965
    Project ManagersProject managers plan and oversee projects to ensure they are completed timely and within budget. 14,89,253
    Business ConsultantBusiness consultants are usually involved in areas such as marketing, human resources, management, finance and accounting. Business consultants improve companies' operations by assessing weaknesses and recommending business solutions.9,86,106

    Following graph shows the salary for some of the major MMS Job profiles:

    How much do MMS Graduate Earns

    Source: Payscale

    Students after pursuing MMS usually go for jobs, but PhD can also be taken up if there is keen interest in doing research in the interested field of specialization.  

    To pursue a PhD, the eligibility criteria include 50% or more marks in the post-graduation and students are also required to take up an entrance exam. It takes 3 years to complete a PhD course after MMS.

    MMS FAQs

    MMS FAQs

    Ques. Is there any entrance exam for MMS?

    Ans. Maharashtra CET for MBA/MMS or MAH-CET is a common entrance exam for admission to state level management institutes. The exam is held in March and the counselling process is conducted in July-September.

    Ques. Which one is better: MBA or MMS?

    Ans. There's no difference between the 2 of them because it is simply a case of University nomenclature (the term MMS is employed in Maharashtra in situ of MBA). These courses are offered by AICTE affiliated universities and thus everything is set by the University and therefore the Colleges simply follow the guidelines handed down to them.

    Ques. Which one is better: PGDM or MMS?

    Ans. It is always better to opt for a PGDM program. This is mainly because PGDM programs tend to be industry specific and offer the students with the most industry relevant courseware. Whereas, MMS being affiliated by a university generally offers outdated courseware to its students.

    Ques. What are the documents required for reserved category students for enrolling in MMS program?

    Ans. Students belonging to the reserved category are required to submit the following documents at the time of admission:

    • Caste certificate for S.C./S.T./V.J./N.T.-1/N.T.-2/N.T.-3/O.B.C./S.B.C. categories.
    • Caste validity certificate for S.C./S.T./V.J./N.T.-1/N.T.-2 N.T.-3/O.B.C./S.B.C. categories.
    • Non creamy layer For V.J./N.T.-1/N.T.-2 /N.T-3/O.B.C./S.B.C categories

    Ques. What are the career options for students completing MMS?

    Ans. Students successfully completing MMS can pursue a career in banks, industry, financial sectors, consultancies, as well as large corporate organizations.

    Ques. Is management studies a good degree?

    Ans. Studying a management degree gives graduates a broad knowledge of business, finance, economics and marketing, as well as a range of practical skills and work experience, making them highly demanded by graduate employers for graduate training schemes.

    Master in Management Studies [M.M.S] Fee Structure in India


    2.32 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES8.73 L (Maximum Fee)
    5.53 L (Average Fee)
    40.8 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES5.2 L (Maximum Fee)
    2.48 L (Average Fee)

    Master in Management Studies [M.M.S] Fee Structure by State


    Maharashtra

    2.32 LPUBLIC COLLEGES8.73 L
    5.53 L
    40.8 KPRIVATE COLLEGES5.2 L
    2.54 L

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