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Old 22nd May 2015, 10:01   #61
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I am confused which one to choose from.
PS - I have also appeared for regular MBA entrance exam of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi and result will be out next week. I am confused whether I should be doing regular MBA by leaving my current company in which I have joined recently but couldnt get the profile/domain of my choice,though salary offered by the company is ok when compared to what is mostly offered in service based IT companies.

Symbiosis does offer PGDBA in distance learning which is equivalent to MBA program (even IIMs degree are named as PGDBA). I did my PGDBA in Finance from Symbiosis only.

In addition to it, BITS, PILANI has started offering MBA in WILP (Work Integrated Learning Program). I have completed my M. Tech. in WILP mode this year. The pedagogy is much better compared to Symbiosis.

Apart from the above two, may check out Hughes learning program which offers PG degree and MBA in collaboration with IIMs, IIFT & foreign universities. Here, you might need to attend classes in evening.

Also, you can check MBA program offered by Dayalbagh Educational Institute (deemed University), my alma mater. It is rigorous but learning is immense and equivalent to regular course. Though, you need to check if it does have centre in your city or not?

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Next I checked with IGNOU and got to know that admission in IGNOU MBA requires 3 years of work experience. If someone can please confirm this.
The work experience is required for a very good reason. Please don't try to skirt around it. Full value of MBA can be realised only if it done after few years of work experience. I started after 11 years of work experience, and therefore received maximum benefit from it.

I suggest you wait for few years.
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Guys,

Anybody has idea about the EBS DL ?

I have 8 years of IT experience mainly into s/w testing, so wanted to understand if this would help me in my career growth ?

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Old 26th May 2015, 14:35   #64
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Guys,

Anybody has idea about the EBS DL ?
Please read the thread from the first page, it is not that long.

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I have 8 years of IT experience mainly into s/w testing, so wanted to understand if this would help me in my career growth ?
If you are planning to stay in IT and get to project management, operations management or even marketing side of it, then I would say definitely yes. The DL option is very useful for people trying to remain in the same domain.

If you want to switch domains and become a financial guy or something like that, then I would a say conditional yes. It will give you the knowledge for it, but not the networking required to enter a field in mid career. But if you already have sufficient networking, it might work for you.
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Which one to go for - need to make a final call.

Sikkim Manipal university or Amity university for distance MBA degree?

Symbiosis offers diploma instead of degree.

IGNOU - I am having hard time understanding its process.

Also regarding the Amity MBA - they are having two variants in that - a general MBA program in which there will be no specialization electives subjects in 3rd and 4th sem - in 3rd and 4th sem only following subjects are there respectively - Business Policy & Strategic Management and Total Quality Management. Fees for this program is 70k.

In the specialization variant - there are electives subjects including hr, marketing, finance, IT etc. Fees for this program is 1.35 lacs.

I am confused how will be a MBA without a specialization subject!

Sikkim Manipal University offers MBA with specialisation subjects also but the fees is around 70k only like Amity's general MBA sans specialization.
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Symbiosis offers diploma instead of degree.
MBA is always a Post Graduate Diploma. I think even IIMs gives the same degree.

See this: http://www.iimb.ernet.in/programmes

Their main program which we all call the MBA (2 year program) is the PGP program. It gets you the post graduate diploma.

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How is the scope for MBA through distance learning in India currently?

I have 9 years of experience in IT industry, and working as a technical architect in a product based organisation in Bangalore. I have done my BE (B.Tech) via normal course and M.Tech in BITS Pilani via distance learning.
How suitable would an MBA course be for my skillset? What kiind of career options would I be able to pursue further after MBA through distance learning?

Note: Full-time MBA is out of the equation since I'm the only earning member in the family, and it is not feasible to go without pay for 1-2 years.

Thanks in advance for your inputs.
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How suitable would an MBA course be for my skillset? What kiind of career options would I be able to pursue further after MBA through distance learning?
I did my MBA through IIM Cal (Executive program in global business management) in 2015 through its distance learning platform. Hence my 2 cents...

- IMHO (please don't mind), you are looking at the question from the wrong direction. You are asking how suitable would a MBA be for your skillset and what career options would you have. Instead, you need to understand what is the career that you want, and would a distance-MBA fit in the scheme of things to help you reach there. For example, if you are looking to get into a different stream altogether (in IT, but say Operations, or Finance, etc), then doing a distance-MBA doesn't help much. If you are already in some kind of managerial role, and you would like to get a holistic idea of how an organization works (say, understand Finance, Marketing, Organization Behavior, etc) then this course will probably help you get insights on how things function in your org.

- In my view, and personal experience - the distance MBA course doesn't help much with actually changing the direction of the career. It provides helpful insights on things that you already know or have experienced. And it gives you a brand (provided you do it from a branded college).
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I did my MBA through IIM Cal (Executive program in global business management) in 2015 through its distance learning platform. Hence my 2 cents...
I would like to know how beneficial these Executive Programs provided by IIMs are? I believe these programs require IIM Calcutta visit twice in the course tenure, rest lectures are delivered through IIM study centres?

Do these programs add advantage to your existing MBA degrees?
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