Distance MBA - Know top programmes, admission process, fee and timeline
Sreetama Datta, 23 May 2016
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Distance MBA is one of the most convenient modes of study for aspirants who cannot pursue management study in regular or full time mode. Before enrolling to a programme, you must keep in mind the various factors such as accreditation, programme duration, admission process and fee. Before taking a decision, it is a must to know the top players in the Distance MBA and what they offer.

This article will present to you the list of top Distance MBA institutes, admission process and specialization offered and the curriculum design. This will give you the best way forward to choose the right programme according to your convenience, priority and aspiration.

The following table brings to you the top Distance MBA players and the fast facts on eligibility, admission process and timeline and programmes offered.

Institute

Accreditation

Programme & Duration

Eligibility

Admission Process

Fee

Admission Timeline

AIMA CME

DEC

AICTE

2 years

PGDM

PGDITM

 

50% marks in graduation in any discipline from a recognized institute or university

Candidates above 50% marks in graduation have to appear for the interview rounds.

 

Candidates having below 50% aggregate marks have to appear for any of the entrance exams, MAT, CAT, XAT, ATMA or any state level exam followed by interview rounds

PGDM – Rs. 1 lakh

 

PGDITM – Rs. 88,000

January and July

Amity School of Distance Learning

UGC-DEC

2 years

MBA

 

1 year

PGDM

 

MBA – Graduation from a recognized university with minimum 40% marks in aggregate

 

Post Graduate Diploma -  Graduation in any discipline from a recognized institute or university

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or institute with minimum 40% aggregate marks

 

 

MBA –

Online – Rs. 1,36,800

 

Correspondence – Rs. 76,800

 

PGDM – Online - Rs. 68,200

 

Correspondence – Rs. 38,200

 

January and

July

Anna University Centre for Distance Education

UGC

2 years MBA

Graduates should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized university or institute

Applicants have to appear and clear the Distance Education Entrance Test (DEET) or TANCET conducted by Anna University

Rs. 56,150

February

Bharthiar University

School of Distance Learning

DEB

 

2 year MBA

1 year Executive MBA

5 year Integrated MBA

MBA - Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or institute

 

Executive MBA – Graduation in any discipline with minimum 3 years work experience

 

Integrated MBA – HSC from any stream

Based on eligibility and admission test

MBA – Rs. 1,33,000

 

Executive MBA – Rs. 28,300

 

Integrated MBA – Rs. 49,000

 

NA

ICFAI University

DEC

UGC

1 year Executive MBA

 

2 year

MBA

MMS

PGDFA

PGDIM

PGDDRM

PGDGFM

PGDTM

PGDIM

PGDRM

PGDIB

Executive MBA – Minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 6 years post qualification work experience

 

2 year programmes – Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline

Based on Eligibility

 

Entrance exam in computer based mode

Executive MBA – Rs. 1,50,000

 

MBA – Rs. 24,000

 

MBA (Finance),

 

MBA (Marketing),

 

MBA (HRM)

– Rs. 30,000

 

MBA (Telecom Management),

 

MBA (Pharma Management),

 

MBA (Hospital Administration)  – Rs. 25,000

 

MMS – Rs. 28,000

 

PGDFA – Rs. 35,000

 

PGDIM,

PGDDRM, PGDGFM, PGDTM, PGDIM, PGDRM, PGDIB – Rs. 18,500

Round the year

IGNOU – School of Management Studies

UGC

MBA

MBA (B & F)

PGDIM

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or institute with minimum 50% (General0 and 45% (marks in aggregate (reserved category)

Candidates have to appear for OPENMAT exam. Final selection will be based on the performance in OPENMAT

Rs. 31,500

August and February

IMT Centre for Distance Learning

UGC

2 year PGDM

 

1 year PGDM (Executive)

 

1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized institute for PGDM and PGDBA.

 

Minimum 3 years work experience for 1 year PGDM (Executive) programme.

2 year PGDM – Written Test. Candidates with over 2 years work experience or above 60% aggregate marks in academics are exempted from test

 

1 year PGDM (Executive) – based on work experience

2 year PGDM – Rs. 1 lakh

 

1 year PGDM (Executive) – Rs. 30,000

 

1 year PGDBA – Rs. 50,000

January and July

NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education

UGC

AICTE

DEC

PGDSCM

PGDMM

PGDITM

PGDHRM

PGDFM

PGDBM

PGDBFM

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) with minimum 50% marks at Graduation Level

Based on eligibility criteria

Rs. 68,000

March

Punjab Technical University

UGC

2 years MBA

Graduation in any stream

Based on fulfilling eligibility criteria

Rs. 44,800

January and July

Sikkim Manipal University – Distance Education

AICTE

AIU

DEC

2 years MBA

Graduation in any discipline of minimum 3 years duration from a recognized institute

Based on scores of national level MBA entrance exam with minimum 45 percentile or SMU-DE entrance exam

Rs. 68,000

April

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning

NAAC

DEC

UGC

2 years PGDBA

 

2 years PGDIB

 

2 years PGDITM

 

2 years PGDBF

 

1 year PGDSCM

 

1 year PGDEXIM

 

1 year PGDHRM

 

1 year PGDIM

 

1 year PGDRM

 

1 year PGDCRM

 

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized institute

PGDBA – Based on scores of MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, GMAT, MAH CET etc. or SCDL-PGDBA entrance exam

 

Other programmes – Based on past academic records and or work experience

PGDBA – Rs. 36,000

 

Other programmes – Rs. 22,000

July

Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

DEC

2 years PGDM

 

1 year Diploma in Management (multiple specializations)

Candidates should be graduates in any discipline from a recognized institute

NA

Rs. 50,000

NA

#The institutes listed above are in alphabetic order

#NA - Not Available

 

Distance MBA Application Cycle

As you can see in the above table, the admission timeline of the different institutes offering Distance MBA programmes vary. While some institutes have a bi-yearly admission cycle in January and July or August and February, the other institutes do not follow a particular season and conduct admission throughout the year.

One of the advantages of the Distance MBA programmes is that the candidates can apply or join the programme according to their convenience.

 

Pedagogy

The pedagogy of the Distance MBA programmes is more inclined towards online delivery of classes and study materials. While IMT-CDL offers online video lectures and gives the students access to digital library, Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning (SCDL) sends books and other study materials to the students’ address. Personal Contact programmes, or classroom programmes are also conducted by institutes like AIMA-CME or Bharthiar University School of Distance Learning.

 

Fee

Compared to the regular full time MBA programmes, Distance MBA programme fees are much lesser and affordable. The average fee for the Distance MBA programmes range from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 1 lakh, while the full time MBA programmes cost no less than Rs. 5-6 lakh.

 

Class Schedule

The schedule of course delivery is flexible and the students are able to choose the convenient mode and schedule of study. For attending the offline mode of classes, students are given the flexibility to choose the class location and timing.

 

Programme Duration

The duration of the programmes generally ranges for 1 to 2 years but the candidates are given bandwidth or flexibility to complete the programme beyond the designated schedule. For example, the minimum duration of the Distance MBA programme of a particular institute is 2 years and the maximum duration of completing the programme is 4 years. However, the students have to ensure that they complete the programme within the maximum duration in order to qualify for the degree.

 

Also Read

Distance MBA - What, Why and How

Distance MBA - Pros and Cons to check before you enroll

Distance MBA – Factors to check before enrolling


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