Best MBA programs for Busy Professionals
MBA is one the most demanded degrees in India. Business schools in India produce more than 6 Lac MBA graduates every year and this number is ever growing. It is true that MBA can give you a head start or can give you an edge over others in this competitive world.
An MBA from a reputed college or university can open up several doors for you and take your career to great heights. A Distance MBA program holds as much credibility as a regular MBA given that one completes it from a reputed college/university. Moreover, a Distance MBA gives you enough time and space to work/earn side by side as you finish your MBA.
In this article, we have made a list of top Distance MBA programs that one can do.
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is one of the most popular distance learning Institute in India. The university is recognized by UGC and Distance Education Board.
The fee for the program varies based on the specialization. A typical distance MBA course would cost upwards of Rs. 30,000/-
It offers more than 10 Post Graduate Diploma Management (PGDM) program in various specializations.
Indira Gandhi National Open University
IGNOU is a largest open university offering online and distance programs in India. One needs to have a 3 years bachelor’s degree in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate for the general and 45% for the reserved category to apply for IGNOU. One having a professional degree with 50% or above can also apply. The candidate has to clear the OPENMAT exam conducted by IGNOU.
IGNOU offers general MBA and also an option to specialize in Banking and Finance. One needs to be a member of Indian Institute of Bankers to be eligible for the specialization course.
The fee is 31,500 Rs for the general MBA.
ICFAI is really well known and a reputed name in distance education. It was founded in 1984 and provides various programs.
One needs to have 3 years Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% from a recognized university. One can apply in the final year of his/her bachelors also. It has a popular Distance MBA program with over 15 specializations. Below is a list of few popular specializations-
- Human Resource Management
- Risk Management
- Retail Management
- IT & Systems
- International Business
Located in Mumbai, ITM University is a 20-year-old education institute with a focus on management education. The university recently got autonomy and it offers part-time and online MBA programs for working professionals. The course fee is around Rs. 1, 00,000 for a two-year course. The university offers distance programs in following specializations –
- General MBA
Amity University Distance MBA
Amity is one of the biggest private universities in India. It offers online and distances education programs under Amity Online Business School. The course is generally 2 years in duration. The student must possess a graduate degree from a recognized university in the country. The course fee for the first semester is Rs. 15,000 and for each subsequent semester, students need to pay Rs. 20,000/-. The university distance programs with following specializations among others –
- Hospital Administration
- Human Resources
- Retail Management
- Public Accounting
- Production and Operations Management
NMIMS Distance MBA
The most popular private university in Mumbai has recently started offering distance MBA programs. The regular MBA offered by the university is very well recognized in the industry.
It offers distance MBA courses in following disciplines –
- Human Resources
- Banking and Finance
- International Trade
- Supply Chain Management
The total course fee varies from Rs. 76,000 to Rs. 88,000.