I write below various courses which are popular in India under the Distance MBA or Executive MBA mode. However, the biggest challenge is to decide which one is the best course suited to a particular person. ELK MBA is your guide for this answer. Moreso our service provides you a helping hand for not only taking admission into an Institute but also guiding you while doing the MBA.
People have become much more career oriented these days. With the advent of time awareness of education has significantly gained recognition. With the advancements in technology education has now been able to reach everywhere. Prior to this people had to migrate from one place to another for higher education but the scenario has changed now where people can study whatever they like to and whenever they like to and most importantly from wherever they like to. Distance education has gained recognition over these years. People are now much more independent, they do not want to depend on someone else even for his basic needs and this has culminated into the formation of many executive and distance learning courses. There are people who want to study after retirement, there are housewives seeking for career option after dealing with regular house holds, there are young boys and girls who work and want to study at the same time and finance their own studies. For these people distance education have gained popularity, when more and more number of people are now opting for either executive MBA programs or distance learning.
Previously leading B-Schools in India used to conduct only regular MBA, which needs investment of time and money. Keeping in mind about those who do not have time and much money, many B-Schools have come up with the distance learning programs. B-Schools like Symbiosis and ICFAI conduct their classes via the internet. E-learning has now reached the apex. Among the various distance learning programs and executive MBA programs available, the most popular ones are IMT Distance Learning, Amity Distance Learning, IGNOU Distance MBA, SMU Distance MBA, Symbiosis Distance MBA etc.
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) is listed as one of the best business schools in India. Apart from its campuses in Ghaziabad, it has campuses in Nagpur and Dubai. The institute is approved by AICTE. Mainly Institute offers programs in Post Graduate Diploma in management. It provides diploma in the following:
PGDM in Marketing, PGDM in Human Resource, PGDM in Finance, PGDM in International Business, PGDM in Executive MBA, PGDM in part-time MBA. Candidates who apply need to secure a minimum 50% mark in graduation and candidates should have 2 years work experience after graduation and before enrolling for the master degree. The admission process starts with a tough entrance examination held by the institute. Final selections of the candidates are based on the scores followed by a personal interview. The course fee is Rs. 85000.
Amity University is one of the renowned universities of the country. It offers a 3 years MBA program. It has both distance learning mode, where people get both study materials and contact classes and the correspondence mode, which includes students’ study materials only. The Criteria is quite high. A 50 % is required in graduation. The admission procedure starts with a test, selection of the top scorer followed by a group discussion and personal interview. One can also download the admission form from the internet and fill the form and send it to the institute. Thus it happens over the internet. There are a total of 6 semesters held over a period of three years and two per year. It also offers one year PG program on Business Management, Materials Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Export Management, Production and Operations Management, Information Technology, Insurance Management, Logistics Management, Mass Communication Management and Journalism. It offers a wide range of subjects. The course fee for distance learning program is Rs. 51000 and the course fee for correspondence MBA is Rs.36000 which can be paid at a time or in installments. So Amity offers a much wider range of subjects and charges comparatively less than any other standard distance MBA program.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University is one of India’s premier institutes offering distance education Programs.The University has developed network of 58 regions, centres, 6 sub regional centres, and 1400 study centres in the country. It conducts two kinds of correspondence MBA programs, one general and other specially meant for the banking sector. IGNOU offers specialization on a wide range of subjects such as Finance, Operations, Human Resources and Marketing. The criterion for the admission is a 3 years graduation degree with work experience or a master degree. The course costs Rs.800 each, which includes examination fee. The course fee is payable at the time of admission or re-registration. All students need to apply for OPENMAT. The evaluation of scores is followed by personal interviews which forms the basic admission process.
SIKKIM MANIPAL UNIVERSITY
Many people are now opting for MBA degree from Sikkim Manipal University. It has also got a wide assortment of courses and various flexible modes of conducting the same. They have various facilities like classes on weekends and totally web based learning modules like webcasts, regular chat sessions and multiple choice question papers. SMU has an exclusive program on Management for Banking and Finance professionals keeping in mind the demand for the same. Here the eligibility is at least three years of experience in the sector. The fee to be paid per semester is Rs. 17000. The other course is on Management which is also a comprehensive one.
SYMBIOSIS DISTANCE LEARNING
Symbiosis is indubitably one of the best institutions for management across the country and along with their truly standard regular courses; they have alongside started a number of distance education courses as well keeping in mind the huge demand for the same. They also have various types of programs depending on the duration one wants to opt for – starting from six months to two years. With student strength of over 2 lakhs, they can seriously boast of a very successful program. With very competitive fees and global course structure as well as placement assistance and a strong brand to reckon with, Symbiosis has really made it big in this particular segment as well.