Those of you who want to get an edge over your competitors by being extra skilled in managerial work, but are not willing to leave your job can go for a correspondence MBA. A lot of people are these days opting for correspondence courses since everyone is attempting to boost their career. If you cannot take up full time studies or want to have a work experience too besides the degree, you can enrol in a correspondence MBA course.
I find the biggest advantage of a correspondence course to be it’s lack of need for an age limit. I can be a graduate in any discipline, be a working professional for n number of years- there will not be any negative impact of my age on my learning. Usually the course fees of these correspondence education courses are also much less as compared to the regular courses. As per my view, these MBA courses are also moulded in such a way that it enables you to multi-task. A lot of companies have come to realise the benefits of having an employee with greater managerial skills and hence this will be taken in my stride.
Some of the institutes which offer correspondence MBA courses are:
- Indira Gandhi National Open University- The course is of 3yrs duration and the selection of candidates is done through the OPENMAT entrance test which is held twice a year. The course offered is a Masters in Business Administration.
- Sikkim Manipal University- Courses offered are Masters In Business Administration and Masters Of Business Administration In Health Care Services. Courses are two years in duration. For the MBA course, you need to be a graduate in any discipline, but for the course in Heath Care, you need to have a 4 years graduate degree in the medical sciences. The MAT scores and interview procedure determine whether you will be selected or not.
- Annamalai University- Courses offered are MBA, MBA E-Business, MBA International Business, MBA Human Resource Development, MBA Marketing Management, and MBA Financial Management. You can apply if you are a graduate or working in the managerial level. You can send your application through post and admissions take place on the spot.
- Indian Institute of Management Training- Courses offered are Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). The PGDBM course is two years in duration and the PGDM is of one year. You need to be a graduate with a three years diploma in BTE and a graduate with a minimum work experience of three years in order to apply for these courses respectively.
There are some other institutes like Narsee Moinjee Institute of Management Studies, Training and Advanced Studies in Management & Communication (TASMAC), L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Res. which also offer MBA courses in correspondence. Don’t forget to mention those which I may have missed typing.