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    MBA vs. PGDBM Which one is appropriate for bright and shining career

    Confused between MBA and PGDM? Unsure of which one is better? On his Ask Expert page, find advice from experts.

    Being a working professional, I am planning to join in MBA in distance mode from a recognised institute. After I went through the feedback about those institutes, I am a bit confused about the actual degree to select or to opt for. IIM's providing PGDBA to the students. Some of the institutes offering MBA.
    If so, what is the basic difference between MBA and PGDBA? How does a person passed from IIM with PGDBA can be treated as a MBA and even the person mentions as MBA in his/her CV as well? Which one is the best? Also I want to know the best institute providing a good curriculum of MBA in distance mode. Which one is better on this issue-ICFAI or Symbiosys??
    As we all know that Symbiosys is a renowned institute but so far I have searched on Internet, ICFAI provides MBA Degree and Symbiosys provides PGDBA degree to students. Which one will be valuable in order to get a job?
    Experts: do advice.
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  • #137835
    The expanded form of MBA is 'Master of Business Administration' and that of PGDBA is 'Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. These programs are treated as equivalent.
    IIM, Ahmedabad offers PGM i.e. Post-Graduate Programme in Management. The IIMs are not conventional universities recognised by the University Grant Commission to award degrees. Instead, the IIMs are autonomous bodies and exercise independent control over its day-to-day operations.
    The reputation of any management program is based on the quality of education, faculty, campus placement facility etc. Nobody asks if the PGM program offered by the IIM, Ahmedabad is a degree or diploma provided the student is able to get admission in the same and complete the program.
    In my opinion, the author should try his best to get admission in the best possible management institution instead of going into the details of the expanded forms of the degrees or diplomas awarded by them.
    According to the rankings released by the MHRD, the top 10 management institutes in India are -
    Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru
    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
    Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
    Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
    Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur
    Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
    International Management Institute, New Delhi
    Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
    Indian Institute of Management, Indore
    Presently there are total 20 IIMs in India and for admission in the same CAT 2016 has been announced, the registration of which will commence on 08.08.2016. Many other non-IIM institutes also use CAT score for taking admission decisions.
    Regarding other private management institutes also, their ranking may be considered instead of the degree or diploma awarded by them.

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  • #137851
    PGDM means a post - graduate diploma in management and the same is awarded in IIM at different locations where as MBA is a master in business management. In the absolute meaning, there is no difference between the two.
    These days, Management - institutes have mushroomed and in case of improper selection of such institutes, one may remain in nowhere - what to talk of quality education. This point is especially relevant to the institutes providing the distance education degrees.
    In regard to your query which is the best option to acquire a MBA degree. I would say that you should appear for the CAT test and by securing a high percentile, grab a seat in IIM Ahemadabad. In that way, you would secure a prestigious job and maintain a high profile.
    Symbosis is a well known institute imparting management degree through distance mode and the same can be persued in the event of having a regular job. The management degree provided by the Symbosis would be an added qualification and in due course you would reap its benifit.
    Summing up the benifits, PGDM offered by IIM is unparallel and if possible think of it.

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