6 Reasons Why Distance MBA will always remain a Popular Career Option

Are you looking for higher education in business management? Learn what makes distance MBA a great choice for you

Although full-time MBA courses always cast a looming shadow over Distance MBA courses, the latter has still managed to keep its popularity intact. Despite its many limitations, Distance MBA offers many peculiar advantages and benefits that its full-time counterpart doesn't. This fact has consistently fueled the popularity of such non-traditional MBA courses and ensures that it remains a popular career option for students and working professionals alike. In this article, we'll decode some of the major reasons and factors that have helped in firmly cementing distance MBA's place among the most popular career options.

Distance MBA

Why should you opt for distance MBA

Economical & affordable: While full-time MBA courses charge exuberantly expensive fees, distance MBA can earn you an MBA degree without breaking your bank. This obviously puts far less pressure on your financial resources and helps you to remain frugal that eventually bodes well for your future savings. Distance MBA will always, therefore, remain a preferred option for all those who are conscious about over-spending their financial resources. This frugality factor in turn also helps in democratizing MBA education among students and professionals hailing from financially non-affluent backgrounds.

Improving campus placement program: Over the years, several reputed distance education universities have broken the myth that distance MBA courses can't provide good campus placement programs. These universities have forged a strategic tie-up with many reputed MNCs and companies to organize campus placement programs for their students. The corporate world is equally increasingly looking beyond full-time MBA students for resourcing talent pools. This fact will obviously augur well for distance MBA's ability to improve its campus placement program. Subsequently, this will continue to fuel the popularity of non-full MBA courses in the coming years.

If we were to point one distance education university with an excellent campus placement track record that would be NMIMS distance education. Capitalizing on its NMIMS brand name, NMIMS distance education or NGA SCE has been regularly placing their students in good companies through its campus placement program. Thanks to this excellent track record, NGA SCE or NMIMS distance education university has been consistently ranking among the best distance education universities in the country.

Boon & beneficial for working professionals: The freedom to earn while learning is one of the unique features of Distance and online MBA courses. Notably, full-time MBA courses don't offer this freedom to their students and therefore this feature justifiably applies exclusively only to distance MBA courses. This implies that working professionals who are aiming for an MBA degree or want to enhance their skillsets without quitting their jobs will always invariably opt for distance MBA courses. Hence it won't be an exaggeration in claiming that working professionals will always be playing an anchoring role in propelling the popularity of distance MBA courses. This fact again augurs well for sustaining the popularity of distance learning MBA courses in the future.

Positive Impact of COVID: Pandemic came as a huge blessing for the distance education industry, with the COVID infused lockdown completely shutting down colleges and universities. During these unprecedented times and unforeseen challenges, people were propelled to explore non-mainstream educational avenues like online and distance courses. While some may argue that the positive impact of COVID is rather short term and time-bond, today the buzz around distance MBA courses is really hard to miss. As a result, today students want to know about distance MBA courses like never before. Notwithstanding other adverse factors, this particular encouraging trend depicts a rosy future for the growth of distance MBA courses.

Rapid growth of internet penetration: The rapidly growing internet penetration across the country has today created a conducive environment for the growth of distance MBA courses. More so because over the years several distance education universities have leveraged modern technologies to offer superior learning experiences to their students. As a result, this has helped in popularizing distance education courses during the last decade or so. This encouraging and positive trend is likely to continue in future as well in the wake of the unabated growth of internet and smartphone penetration. The relentless penetration of the internet obviously brightens the future prospects of distance MBA and the overall distance education industry.

Improvement in faculty and learning experience: Many distance education universities over the last few decades have made great strides in improving the quality of their faculty members. Some universities have even onboarded faculty members with decade long teaching experience in prestigious universities like IIMs and IITs. This has especially helped distance MBA courses in raising their standard of teaching and thereby creating an enduring appeal among students and working professionals alike. Without a semblance of exaggeration, today there certainly exists a strong perception that distance MBA can compete with full-time MBA when it comes to offering high-quality learning to its students.

Above all, this enduring appeal surely places distance MBA in an advantageous position as far as its future prospects are concerned.

Article by Tony John
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Author: Sheo Shankar Jha06 Sep 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 6

The author has presented the article providing full information on how the distance course pertaining to MBA can be much more beneficial to the students, especially engaged in their jobs, and have their eyes on taking up management courses without pinching their pockets.

We can come across a large number of students having tremendous potentials in different areas of education but the cost involved in the persuasion of the courses are beyond their reach due to prohibitive costs. In the absence of a mortgage of a property, the banks limit the realization of the dreams of the regular course of Management.
The aspirants should wipe out their doubts regarding the quality of such education being pursued by them but they need to verify the universities offering such courses in terms of its recognition through UGC so that they would not suffer any setbacks after joining such distance courses. NMIMS is one of the institutions taking every care for the developments of the aspirants with the latest curriculum apart from competent professors for guidance.
Teaching faculties in such institutions are the experts in their field and some universities offering distance education courses in Management provide better skillsets through the professors of IIM and IIT.

Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao16 Sep 2021 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 3

The author brought out the advantages of an online MBA very nicely. These days there are many institutes in private as well as state-funded universities that are offering MBA full-time courses. But many of those institutes are not having good faculty and infrastructure and the students coming out of such institutes are not being considered for many industries. Just they are for showing qualification only but not contributing any way for knowledge gaining or a better career.

Instead of doing in such institutes if a person tries to do MBA in a good institute through distance learning or online is a very good option. Even some IIMs are offering online or distance learning MBA programmes which are definitely helpful for the working professionals to enhance the chances of having a better career.
These days a professional degree combined with MBA is very much required and such people are being offered very good pay packets and good prospects.

Author: Dhruba08 Nov 2021 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

The author provided detailed information about MBA under distance education mode which will be helpful to the students. However, many companies do not accept distance learning qualifications except in a few areas. The appointment/recruitment notice makes it clear that only full-time regular M.B.A. will be considered. Also, distant-educated MBAs of existing employees in various government sectors have stopped giving them extra benefits. So its importance is decreasing day by day. Ensure that if you do so, you have to do it from a reputed institute to get a job in one of the private sectors. So remember before taking admission that the choice of the institute is vital.

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