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Date: 27 Feb 2016   Posted By: fahim ul amin rafiqi     Group: Education    Category: Professional Courses   

I am a BTech graduate and want to pursue my MBA through distance mode. Will I be given fair chances in the interview and does my selection depend on the mode of education also? Are such degrees valid in Gulf countries? Presently I am working as lecturer in computer science and my past experience is as a system administrator and technical support engineer. Will that help me in any way?
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Author: JAYAPRASAD    29 Feb 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

It is valid. Before you leave you should counter signed it with university and endorsed it with the embassy of concerned country

Author: Mahesh    29 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Yes. IGNOU, Symbiosis and Anna University degrees are valid in UAE, Qatar and few other middle east places. Most of the jobs just pay attention to the available labor and not the degrees. As there is very less amount of local labor that works for them. So they just focus on the degree if it has some decent credentials. It helps for them to get you on board if you have some certification. You can also inquire about what universities degrees are credible in middle east. For example USA blacklists some degrees from every country. So ask the authorities if they have any such blacklist and then you can decide how to apply or do distance education.

Author: Juana    08 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 7  (Rs 7)    Voting Score: 0

Distance education has gained in popularity and courses completed under this mode are recognized the world over. Please note that a number of major universities, around the world, offer distant learning programmes as part of their set of courses. This should give you confidence.

Though many people might consider regular MBA courses to be better than distant learning programmes I want to say that every degree has value – it is better than not having one at all.

What you need to keep in mind while enrolling in a distant learning programme is the credibility of the institute. There are many distant learning programmes, but if you enrol in one offered by a reputed institution you bring yourself at par with others who study at regular institutions.

• Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
• Annamalai University
• Osmania University
• Manipal University

You have to your credit work experience and a decent undergraduate degree. These will add to credentials. When you apply for a job, remember to highlight your work experience and bachelor's degree in the application. If you are called for an interview and asked why you chose to do the MBA through distant learning you can always elaborate on your desire to learn management skills, while continuing with your job. You can add that the modules that were part of the course helped you immensely in your real job, as you could put to practical use what you were learning. It worked as hands on training.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    09 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

The distance - education provided by IGNOU, Annamalai,Manipal and Andhra universities are authentic and these degrees are universally accepted. IGNOU course was formulated under the department of HRD of education ministry.
You may safely go ahead with MBA from the universities as indicated above, however, I would suggest you to choose IGNOU cirriculam since numerous educationists are involved in directing and upgrading the course material. This university provides direct contact session of each aspirant so that they can clarify the doubts arising out of their studies.
Your success in the Gulf country would depend upon your sound knowledge in the subjects required for a particular post apart from your ability to solve the problem in the critical moment. The degrees earned by the distance - education would not cause any dislocation.

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