MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Course Overview

Duration: 2 yrs |Avg. Fees: 2,50,000 / Year

About MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a relatively new discipline in the field of management studies. However, with government backing and companies seeing it as not just an added responsibility but as a way to improve the brand image as well as profits, CSR has seen a rapid evolution in demand especially in India.

MBA in CSR is a 2-year postgraduate programme designed for graduates who want to make a career in the field of CSR. It is a field of study that deals with helping firms make decisions that adhere to business ethics and are supportive of the community. The programme focuses on the principles of sustainable development and progress that helps companies to boost profits while also keeping a responsible attitude towards how their decisions impact society and the environment.

CSR is considered to be the right way forward by many of the prominent personalities running big businesses around the globe, which helps increase the importance and value of holding an MBA in CSR manifold.

MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Syllabus

The general course curriculum of MBA in CSR includes the following subjects.

MBA in CSR First Year Syllabus

Fundamentals of CSR

Financial Management

Organizational Behaviour

Corporate Accounting

Managerial Economics

Marketing Management

Operations Management

Research Methodology

Development Economics

MBA in CSR Second Year Syllabus

Business Ethics

Corporate Social Responsibility

Environmental Law and Audit

Human Resource Development

Strategic Management

Entrepreneurial Management

Environmental Law

Supply Chain Management

Brand Management

Project Management

Economic Environment


The course curriculum for the MBA in CSR programme varies according to the offering institutes.

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Career Options and Job Prospects

India is one of the first countries to experiment with the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility principles as an integral part of the policy defining the manner in which companies could operate in India. In the Companies Act 2013, the Government of India made it mandatory for some companies, that satisfied certain specified conditions, to incorporate CSR projects. Hence, the demand for graduates in the field of MBA in CSR is only expected to grow in the future, especially in India.

Graduates of the MBA in CSR programme can find jobs in private companies and industries working in almost all sectors of the economy. Some of the top companies hiring MBA in CSR graduates include:

  • Coca-Cola India

  • Wipro

  • Tata Consultancy Services

  • Tata Steel

  • Mahindra & Mahindra

  • Nestle

  • Infosys

  • Reliance Industries

  • Steel Authority of India Ltd.

  • Bharat Petroleum

The average starting salary earned by an MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility professional is around Rs. 5 lakh per annum. The salary of professionals with around 5-10 years of experience can earn Rs. 15-25 lakh per annum in the field. However, for top-level professionals in the field, there is scope for earning salaries up to Rs. 50-60 lakh per annum.

Related Questions

How to apply For MBA program with only UG marks in hand against vacant seat in the institutions?As per the AICTE notice dated 25 August 2020 which allows to fill up the vacant seats by considering only UG marks.

-HarshitUpdated on September 13, 2020 11:48 AM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

You are advised to confirm whether your selected college is accepting admission on the basis of UG Marks and if there are some vacant seats or not. Once you have confirmed that, you can fill the application form of the college. Details regarding the eligibility criteria and admission process can be checked from the official website of the college. You can also contact the college to know more about the admission process. It should be noted that the guidelines decided by the AICTE will only be valid for the 2020-2021 admissions session. If you are looking for admission ...


MBA admission : In which month , the admissions for MBA will start?

-AdminUpdated on September 10, 2020 04:52 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

The registration for MBA at LPU begins in September and January. However, due to COVID-19, the last date of application has now been extended until May 31, 2020. To get admission into MBA at LPU, you can appear for LPUNEST or CAT. On the basis of your score in the entrance exam, you will be shortlisted and then called for further rounds of interview.



Does Chandigarh University offer any MBA scholarship? If it does, what is the eligibility criteria to get MBA scholarship.

-KapilUpdated on September 08, 2020 03:03 PM
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Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Yes, Chandigarh University does offer MBA scholarships. If you have appeared for the CAT exam, you can apply for a Merit Scholarship for MBA students. As per the eligibility criteria for MBA scholarships at CU, if you have scored 80% or above in CAT, you will get a scholarship worth 50% of the semester fee, if your score is between 75-79.99 per cent, you will get a scholarship worth 25% of the semester fee and if you score between 70-74.99%, 10% of the semester fee will be covered.

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I want admission in MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Common Admission Test , Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for MBA , Management Aptitude Test , Graduate Management Admission Test , ITM National Entrance and Scholarship Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) courses.

What are the top colleges offering MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Management courses : K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (Mumbai) , Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) , Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow) , Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad) , Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) or not.

What are the popular specializations related to MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) are : Marketing and Brand Management , Agriculture , Accounting , Production Management , Finance Management.

What is the duration of the course MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ?

MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a 2 year course.

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