MBA (Masters of business administration) a post-graduate degree, that in this era of competition among business and management departments is being necessary. Nowadays, an employee having an MBA degree is offered a boost in salary, networking opportunities, career advancement potential, skill enhancement, promotions in senior management roles etc.
In spite of such importance, some people cannot pursue MBA programs on campus as maintaining a fair balance between personal and professional lives becomes difficult with in-person class attendance. Also, this disturbs the career or work momentum.The on-campus MBA degree programs are way more expensive than distance MBA.
Hence, an online MBA can be the way to go. Getting a degree from digital means offers adaptability of delivery, moderateness in cost, a scope for constant learning and simple availability. For professionals already in indulged in some or other business finds distance MBA really helpful. It provides flexibility in time, that is they can work during weekdays and study in evenings or weekends. One more advantage is its affordability, the cost of distance MBA programme from even top 10 Institutes is much lesser than that for a regular MBA course and also it reduces the daily expenses for like travelling, infrastructure and many others.
A myth is always there in everyone’s head that the distance education can never fill the gap of face to face interactive sessions but nowadays with increasing technologies this setback is no more. ICT (Information Communication technology) have devised various methods like Online classes, E-learning, online chats with professors, Video Conferencing, CD’s and DVD’s provided by the institutes, online (digital) library among others for the learnings.
But being watchful during picking an institute is must, the programme must be approved and recognized by the regulatory bodies.
Top 10 institutes for Distance MBA, offering AICTE approved/UGC recognized distance MBA/PGDM courses are-
- Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning
- Narsee Monjee – NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education
- IMT – Centre for Distance Learning (IMT-CDL) Ghaziabad
- Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
- Bharathidasan University – Centre for Distance Education
- ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
- Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim
- Amity University
- Annamalai University, Tamilnadu
- Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
The Distance MBA is not limited to an extent, it varies according to the time duration. That is, a digital MBA can be of 2 years Distance MBA/ PGDM, 1 Year PGDBA, 3-6 months Distance learning certificate course. The further details of each course are mentioned in brochures of above-listed institutes.
For distance MBA from abroad, there are several institutes which offer best facilities like College of Oxford’s Saïd Business School as of late opened the Hub for International Virtual Education (HIVE), an innovative meeting office with 27 top notch screens that frame a U-shape in a workshop room.
HIVE utilizes mechanical autonomy, facial acknowledgement innovation and 4D projections to make a more immersive learning background. The product screens the level of mindfulness in every person, which it judges and scores in view of their outward appearances and engagement with the class.
Some best colleges which offer online MBA globally are:
- Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
- Indiana University – Bloomington (Kelley)
- University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
- Arizona State University (Carey)
- University of Florida (Hough)
- University of Texas -Dallas.
- University of Southern California (Marshall)
- University of Maryland–College Park (Smith) and many others.
But before heading to distance MBA degree it’s better to know some drawbacks of the same. Although the distance programmes are trying to fill the interaction gap, but it might not as effective as the regular one, but it definitely creates a way to enter in the managerial field.
To be valued in managerial sector one must pick an institute which is offering a relevant curriculum, instructive tools which are according to the market trends else distance MBA from any irrelevant institute is all vain. There are very few good colleges in India offering Distance MBA, so options will always be less for those which want to pursue the programme in same.
Concluding, distance MBA is a great option for working professionals only if it is done by colleges in India having AICTE approval/ UGC recognition. Post your query and comments regarding “Need for Digital MBA Degree, its Pros and Cons” on our Aftergraduation Forum or in the below comment box and we would be happy to discuss. Stay in touch with us for more on higher education, Professional course, Career Enhancement Programmes, Entrance exams update, among education other information through Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter.