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MBA (Masters of Business Administration)

MBA (Masters of Business Administration)

ABOUT MBA (Masters of Business Administration)



Master of Business Administration or MBA is one of the most popular post-graduate programmes in India and abroad. The two-year programme is a gateway to a plethora of job opportunities in the corporate world. Here are some important facts about the MBA program:



  • 1. What makes MBA such a popular course is that students from any background - including Science, Commerce and Humanities - can pursue it.
  • 2. A regular MBA or Post-Graduation Diploma in Management (PGDM) is generally a two-year course divided into four or six semesters. However, there are certain private institutes that offer one-year PGDM programmes as well.
  • 3. One can pursue MBA in various modes, such as, Regular, Online and Distance-Education. Interested candidates can also find programmes customised based on their professional experience such as Executive MBA.
  • 4. Many management institutes offer Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) or Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management instead of an MBA degree. There is not much difference between the two, but for their titles
  • 5. The full-time MBA is the most popular among all, and includes theory classes, practical projects, and internships.
  • 6. Fresh graduates as well as candidates with a few years of work experience opt for a full-time MBA. Some colleges prefer fresh graduates while some colleges give higher preference to candidates with a few years of work experience.
  • 7. On the other hand, the Executive MBA is fit for candidates with more than 5 -10 years work experience as it is designed to enhance their managerial and leadership skills to stay relevant in the job market.
  • 8. Online MBA, Part Time MBA and Distance MBA programmes are ideal for candidates who wish to study while working.


MBA eligibility

Full-time MBA eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The basic eligibility criteria for MBA (full-time) is Graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university


  • Most of the institutes follow the minimum score criteria in Graduation which is 50 per cent in average or equivalent. For Reserved category students, the minimum score in 45 per cent in aggregate


  • Final-year Graduation candidates are also eligible to apply for MBA, provided they present the proof of completion of Graduation degree within the duration specified by the institute




Top MBA entrance exams

Given below is the list of top MBA exams scores that are valid for admission to various B-schools. Click for official CAT mock test

  • CAT
  • XAT
  • CMAT
  • MAT
  • SNAP
  • NMAT

Popular MBA Specializations
  • MBA Finance
  • MBA Marketing
  • MBA IT
  • MBA HR
MBA Subjects

Students pursuing MBA programme are exposed to a range of subjects. In a two year programme, students begin with core subjects such as Organisational Behaviour, Marketing, Principles of Management, to name a few. In the second year, they are exposed to subjects such as Entrepreneurship and Business Law, among others. Often MBA schools classify these subjects as core and electives and give a chance to students to choose between the elective subjects. Listed below are some of the subjects that most MBA courses offer:

  • Marketing
  • HR management
  • Business planning
  • Finance management
  • Principles of management
  • Communication skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business environment
  • Business Communication
  • Computer Application
  • Economics
  • Organizational behavior
  • Project work
  • Taxation
  • Retail management


MBA/PGDM Syllabus

The regular MBA course is a 2-year programme divided into fourterms/semester. Listed below are the MBA subjects for General course:

Semester 1
Organizational Behaviour Marketing Management
Quantitative Methods Human Resource Management
Managerial Economics Business Communication
Financial Accounting Information Technology Management


Semester 2
Organization Effectiveness and Change Management Accounting
Management Science Operation Management
Economic Environment of Business Marketing Research
Financial Management Management of Information System


Semester 3
Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility Strategic Analysis
Legal Environment of Business Elective Course


Semester 4
Project Study International Business Environment
Strategic Management Elective Course


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