Top Universities for MBA Distance Education

10 Best Universities for MBA Distance Education – Distance Education is a new way of learning where instead of face to face interaction with the teacher, the students learn on their own with the study materials and resources provided to them. Through Distance Learning, the students can set their own time and pace of study. The biggest advantage is that you can achieve a degree from anywhere. Also, the fee for the distance education courses cost less than the regular courses.

So the students who are planning out to study MBA through distance education and can’t seem to find the best Universities, worry not! Here we have listed down the top 10 universities that offers MBA program through distance learning.

Best Universities for MBA Distance Education

We have also provided the eligibility criteria, fee structure, and other details. Students can check each University’s information from below.

1. Indira Gandhi National Open University

The Indira Gandhi National Open University is also known as IGNOU. It is located in New Delhi. The IGNOU provides various courses to the candidates through regular classes, online as well as distance learning. It is considered the best university for distance education for the MBA courses. Following are the details for admission to the MBA distance education course:

Courses Offered

  • MBA – The Master of Business Administration programme consists of DIM, PGDIM, PGSDMs and integrated module. The minimum duration of the course is 2.5 years and the maximum duration is 8  years.
  • MBA (Banking and Finance) – to apply for this course, the candidate must be a member of the Indian Insitute of Bankers. The course was launched by following a MoU between the University and IIBF.

Eligibility

  • The candidate must graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (45%) for the reserved category candidates).
  • he or she must also have managerial/supervisory/professional experience.

OR

  • He or she must have a professional degree with 50% marks in Engineering/Medicine/Chartered Accountancy/Cost and Works Secretary-ship and Law.
  • The candidate must also have cleared the OPENMAT entrance examination conducted by the University.
  • There is no age limit to apply for this course.

Course Fee

As per last year, the amount of the course fee was Rs.31500. The MBA programme provided by the University has 21 courses in total. The fee for each course is Rs.1500 so the total is Rs.31500.

2. Institute of Management Technology

The Institute of Management Technolgy, also known as IMT is located in Ghaziabad, New Delhi. The Insitute is best known for its distance learning courses provided. Apart from PGDM, it offers other management programs as well and the candidate can have a look at the details.

Courses offered

  • PGDM – The postgraduate diploma in management is a two-year course provided by the Insititute. It is a 14 credit course that has 4 semesters. There are 15 core courses and 16 elective courses in the program.
  • PGDM (Executive) – This course offers specializations such as Finance, Operations, Marketing, Human Resources and Business Analytics.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent degree.
  • They must have a full-time work experience after graduation.

Course Fee

Following is the course fee for the PGDM course for the whole academic year:

Fee Description Fee Amount (Sem 1 to 4 )
Academic Fee 88000
Reading Material 10000
Digital Library 2000
Examination Fee 10000
Total 110000

3. Amity University

The Amity University provides distance learning opportunity in many fields of education. It offers various management courses. The MBA course is for a duration of 2 years. The University will provide academic and technical support and live interactive lectures from the industry expert faculties to the students. The list of management courses which are offered by the University is given below:

Courses offered

  • MBA
  • MBA (Banking Services)
  • MBA (Hospital and Healthcare Management)
  • BBA
  • PGDM (Advertising and Brand Management)
  • PGDM (Retail Management)
  • PGDM (Marketing and Sales Management)
  • PGDM (Material Management)
  • PGDM (Human Resouce Management)
  • PGDM (Hospital Administration)
  • PGDM (Hospitality Management)
  • PGDM (Business Management)
  • PGDM (Operations Management)
  • PGDM (Corporate Finance)
  • PGDM (Finance and Accounting)

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must have sufficient understanding of the English language.

  • Class 10th Completion Certificate
  • Class 12th Completion certificate
  • Graduation degree
  • 40% marks in graduation

Course Fee

The course fee for the MBA program is Rs.151800.

4. Sikkim Manipal University

The Sikkim Manipal University provides distance learning to the students with many courses. Studying from Sikkim Manipal University is a benefit as they provide a personal academic advisor. The advisor will help the students with the assignments to scheduling exams.  The MBA course has the specializations offered such as Information Systems, Human Resources, Finance, and Marketing. The duration of the course is 2 years.

Eligibility 

The students must have graduated in any discipline from a recognized University.

Course Fees

Every semester, the students have to pay Rs.21250 for the course. The fee includes the examination fee which is Rs.5000.

5. NMIMS University

The NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education is a part of the NMIMS University. The Management programmes offered by the University in Distance learning include the following :

Courses Offered

  • PGDM in Business Management
  • PGDM in Human Resource Management
  • PGDM in Financial Management
  • PGDM in Banking and Finance Management
  • PGDM in Marketing Management

Eligibility

  • Those who apply for the program must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized AIU.
  • He or she must have acquired 50 % in the graduation.

OR

  • The applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from recognized University with not less than 50% marks.
  • He or she must have a minimum of 2 years of experience.

Course Fee

Fee Description Amount
Admission Fee Rs.1200
Full Fee Payment Rs.76000

6. We School, Wellingkar Education

The Wellingkar Institute provides many Post graduate and certificate programs in several areas such as Marketing, HR, Finance and Retail etc. The duration of the PGDM in Business Administration Course is of 2 years. The maximum duration is 3 years.

Courses offered

  • PGDM in Business Management
  • PGDM in Operations Management
  • PGDM in Human Resource Management
  • PGDM in E-business
  • PGDM in Marketing Management
  • PGDM in Finance Management

Eligibility

  • The candidate must be from a recognized university
  • There will be no entrance examination.
  • If any student has completed his/her graduation from any International University, then it must be approved by UGC/AIU/ICNOU or by international associations such as EQUIS/AACSB/AMBA.

Course Fees

The students have to pay the academic fees of Rs.61000 for the two years or with PCP price which makes the total fee Rs.64600.

7. Annamalai University DDE

The Annamalai Univesity Directorate of Distance Education is located in Tamil Nadu. The University provides distance learning in various fields of education like Physics, Zoology, Psychology, Botany, Bioinformatics, and Chemistry etc. The University also provides several management courses which are listed below:

Courses Offered

  • MBA
  • MBA E-Business
  • MBA TM and EM
  • MBA International Business
  • MBA Human Resource Management
  • MBA Financial Management
  • PGDM in Business Administration
  • PGDM in Marketing Management
  • PGDM in Financial Management

Eligibility

  • The students must hold a degree in any discipline from a recognized University or equivalent.

Course Fee

Installments Amount Year
1 Rs.8750 Year 1
2 Rs.4800
3 Rs.7850 Year 2
4 Rs.4450

8. Lovely Professional University

The Lovely Professional University Distance Education is recognized by the UGC- Distance Education Bureau. The students of LPU DE are provided with placement support from time to time. Also, LPU provides the study material of DE free of cost to all the students.

Courses Offered

  • MBA
  • PGDM in Business Management

Eligibility

The aspirants must hold a graduate degree in any discipline or equivalent.

Course Fee

Fee Description Amount
Program Fee Rs.10400
Examination Fee Rs.1100
Study Material Fee Rs.1000

9. GITAM University

The GITAM University is recognized by the Distance Education Bureau, New Delhi. The University offers many innovative and conventional programmes for Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate. The candidates who are interested to apply for the MBA course in GITAM must first appear for the GAT examination.

Courses Offered

  • MBA
  • MBA in Human Resource Management

Eligibility

  • The students must have a graduate degree of GITAM or any other University except for BFA and BOL.
  • The university should be recognized by GITAM University.
  • He/she should have also appeared for the GAT examination conducted by the GITAM University.

Course Fee

Course 1st Sem 2nd Sem 3rd Sem 4th Sem Total
MBA Rs.12000 Rs.12000 12000 Rs.12000 Rs.48000

10. Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning

The Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning is a part of the Symbiosis University. It offers the PGDM course with specialization in Finance, HR, Operations, Customer Relationship Manager and Management Accounting. The duration of the course is 2 years. The period of registration is valid for 4 years.

Courses Offered

  • PGDM in Business Administration
  • PGDM in Human Resource Management
  • PGDM in Retail Management
  • PGDM in Banking and Finance
  • PGDM in Customer Relationship Manager

Eligibility

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Those who are in their final year of graduation can also apply.

Course Fee

The academic fee for the program is Rs.40000.

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