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MBA/PGDM Details

MBA/PGDM Details


            Executive MBA/PGDM is a post graduate management programme exclusively meant for working professionals who wish to upgrade their managerial skills in their field of work or industry - to be able to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment and stay relevant in the job market.

           There is not much difference in the course content of the regular MBA/PGDM programme and the Executive MBA/PGDM programme. However, both these courses are designed for different people with different needs.

           Since Executive MBA/PGDM is designed for working professionals with considerable work experience, it is of shorter duration (15 months to 18 months) and often imparted in part-time mode. Although the fees of an Executive MBA programme (Rs 10 lakh to Rs 40 lakh) is more than the regular MBA programme, the benefit of pursuing the former is that the employer company often provides financial assistance by sponsoring its employees for the programme.

          Over the years, Executive MBA  has gained popularity across the globe. Now, more graduates prefer to work for a few years and pursue Executive MBA, as it gives them a competitive edge. Previous work experience adds to their professional profile. Moreover, top B-schools like the IIMs provide campus placement to their Executive MBA students. The average salary offered after completion of Executive MBA programme is Rs 13 lakh and above.

Executive MBA: Eligibility Criteria and Top Entrance Exams

Eligibility criteria for Executive MBA is similar to Regular MBA. The only difference being work experience, which carries a lot of weight during selection process. Take a look at the basic eligibility criteria for Executive MBA/PGDM below:

  • Any candidate who has completed bachelor’s degree with  minimum 50 per cent aggregate or equivalent from a recognized university. In many institutes, there is no minimum cut off marks for Executive MBA admissions

  • The candidate must have at least two years of work experience at managerial or executive level. Work experience in part-time mode is not accepted by any MBA institute

  • The number of working years viz. the work experience varies from two to five years for every institute. The candidate must check the eligibility criteria of the preferred B-schools before applying

Executive MBA entrance exams

Admission to most of the Executive MBA programmes in India is based on MBA entrance exam




 scores. Listed below are the top Executive MBA entrance exams:

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