Exploring Online MBA-India and Abroad

An MBA degree is something more than just a degree. This achievement is near to a dream come true
to aspiring candidates. We are well aware of the fact that how challenging it is to complete the whole
course, starting from preparing for the entrance to the finals and the campus interviews in the middle.
The whole journey is equivalent to an epic move for candidates.

Previously, interested candidates have to leave their jobs to join the regular courses in MBA and
complete their studies. But today, with the inception of online studies, interested candidates can easily
enroll in different MBA programs offered by different universities all across the world. The US pioneers
the MBA programs, whether it is online or regular.

The aim of the business studies is to make students proficient in developing their business development
skills. Whether it is marketing, finance or operations, candidates are trained at the level best to
overcome all market challenges when they will work as professionals in different business sectors.

Why online MBA?

Online business management courses are fulfilling the dream of many MBA aspirants. It is not possible
for all to get admitted in regular MBA courses. But with the help of online studies, majority of the
aspirants are able to fulfill their dream of bagging an MBA certificate. Modeling the top online b schools
in the United States, the online universities across the world are implementing newer ways to conduct
business studies at master’s degree levels.

The institutes are arranging provisions for complete e learning facilities for their
enrolled candidates. From recorded tapes to videos and documented study materials, the colleges are all
set to offer unique education facilities to their students. Gone those days when people have a misconception
that distance or correspondence studies do not worth. Nowadays, the rate of pursuing online education has
increased more than ever. Not only students are attending the course but working professionals are also
attending the programs. With the help of the online programs, professionals are able to balance both job and their
studies.

Advantages of Online Business Management Programs:

Off campus education helps students to stay back in the comfort of home and complete
their degree. Instead of attending regular classes, students can easily learn new things by attending
online classes. Some of the universities in India and abroad are offering live online classes to
their students. These videos are stored up in directories from where students can check the file
anytime they want. This is a cool way of learning and convenient at the same time.

Indian universities such as IGNOU, ICFAI, SCDL, etc offer flexibility in their
examinations. They give complete freedom to candidates about finishing the course. They can also choose their
examination time according to their convenience. Flexibility in the complete program plays an
important part.

Executive MBA courses are ideal for management professionals. Usually company
directors, executives, managers attend these course and the best part is that they don’t have to attend
regular classes. Some universities arrange discussion programs on weekends for the benefit of
the candidates. Usually, the sessions are governed by management gurus, reputed businessmen
and entrepreneurs. Attending these seminars is a great privilege for students. They can meet
with the most promising entrepreneurs in the country and abroad.

Students registered for online MBA programs in India and abroad can attend
online seminars and sessions with entrepreneurs of small business properties and also from the top
corporates. Usually the institutes arrange these online conferences for their global students attending
business management programs at master’s level.

Response from the recruiters while selecting students of online MBA-

This course can be a second chance for the working professionals to move ahead for a steady career. IIM
C conducts an executive MBA program where the institute demands candidates with minimum 10 years
experience to attend the program.

MBA degree can help candidates to bag a lucrative job. In fact, some of them are recruited back in their
own office where they were working with a better package and promotion. But most of the time, they
find jobs in better companies where they are offered with a better position along with a better package.

FMS- Marketing Campus of India

The Faculty of Management Studies under the University of Calcutta is a premier management education institution in the country. The faculty was established in 1954. Since its inception, FMS has produced more than 10, 000 managers. Many of the alumni serve as directors, vice presidents and CEOs of reputed organizations in India as well as abroad. FMS is also known as the marketing campus of the country due to its reputation of providing exceptional quality of teaching in marketing specialization.

Facilities at FMS

Both the North and South Campus of the faculty are equipped with latest technology. Both are wi-fi enabled and connected through local area network (LAN). The institute has a computer for each candidate. All the computers have lasted software to facilitate better teaching. South Campus has an air conditioned library with more than 40,000 books, periodicals and journals. North Campus also has its own library.  Besides these facilities students can also use the Delhi University library. Students can also use other facilities of the University or its colleges after getting approval from the concerned authority.

Programs offered

Faculty of Management Studies conducts undergraduate, post graduate and research programs in management. Recently, it has converted its part time program (taught in evening) into executive course for working professionals. The institute also offers an MBA- executive program in health care administration. MBA (Full time) is the flagship program of the institute.

Eligibility criteria for MBA (full time)

Candidates wishing to join this course must have passed undergraduate program with minimum percentage stream wise as stated below:

Medicine, Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics – 60%

Sciences – 55%

Arts, Commerce or Social Sciences – 50%

People who have completed master’s degree should have secured at least 60 % in the concerned course. Final year students can also apply for the course.

Selection process for the course

An aspirant for the program must appear for Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). CAT 2013 is will held during the exam window starting from 16th October to 11th November, 2013. Registration for the test has started from 5th August and will close on 24 September, 2013.

You have to separately apply to FMS.  Applicants, who meet the minimum cut off score in CAT, as decided by the faculty, will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview stage. Candidates may also have to appear for extempore round where students are provided a topic and they will have to speak the subject.

Registration process and course fee

Registration process for the MBA (full time) course usually begins in second week of September and closes by the mid of December (per last year’s trend). MBA (full time) course is one of the cheapest management programs in the world. You just have to pay Rs 21,000 for the entire course.

Placement

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Placement data are good indicator about the worth of a college. This gives an idea how much respect a concerned program or college enjoys in job market. Now coming to the placement data of FMS, students of the institute receives cool pay package and good profile. The average salary offered to the students passing out in 2013 was Rs. 16 LPA. 46 students received pre placement offers and 5 people opted out of placement process for starting their own venture or some other reasons.

As mentioned earlier many reputed firms recruited students for sales and marketing roles justifying its nickname as the Marketing Campus of India. Some recruiters that offered jobs in marketing profiles are HUL, Nestle, Coca Cola India, ITC, Johnson and Johnson, Asian Paints, Brittania, PEPSICO, Yum! Brands, Tata Steel etc. ITC offered jobs to 11 students. The institute also hosted companies from media and telecom sectors. Network18, Times, HT Media, Vodafone and Airtel are some of the big names from the sectors.

Alumni

FMS is close to complete 60 years since its inception. Over this period it has produced more than 10,000 managers. Many of its alumni hold senior positions in organizations in the country as well as abroad. Some of the distinguished alumni of the institute are:

Dalip Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel

Jyoti Narang, COO-Taj Luxury Hotels & Taj Safari, The Indian Hotels Co. Ltd

Ajay Mahajan, MD, UBS Ag Limited

Harit Nagpal, MD, Tata Sky Ltd.

Mohit Khattar, MD, Godrej Nature’s Basket Ltd

Niren Choudhary, MD-Indian Subcontinent, Yum Restaurants India Pvt. Ltd.

R.S. Butola, Chairman-Cum-MD, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

The list can run upto a dozen of pages.

Getting into the FMS is not an easy task. You have to score high (read 98+ percentile) in CAT. Besides, you also have to perform exceptionally in the GD and PI stage to be a part of this elite institution. With hard work and dedication nothing is impossible.

Certification in Hospitality Management

Hospitality industry has been a major employment generator in India for the last few years. Globalization and rapid development in the past two to three decades has a big impetus of change for the industry. It is not always required that one should hold a bachelors or masters degree for making a career in the field. If you can’t afford to study for a full fledged degree program, you can opt for a certification in HM from a reputed institute.

Hotel management institutesHotel Management offering certification programs

Institute of Hotel Management, Delhi

IHM, Delhi conducts 6-8 weeks certificate program in food and beverage service, housekeeping, bakery and food production. You can also opt of 6 months and one year diploma course in the specializations listed above.

Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata

Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata, is one of the most reputed institutes in India nurturing top grade professionals for the hospitality sector. It offers a 6 months long certificate course in Hotel Operation. Minimum educational qualification required for the course is a pass in matriculation.

Indian Institute of Hospitality Management

 Indian Institute of Hospitality Management conducts six months and one year long certificate courses in food & beverage services, tourism management, HM and catering technology and bakery.

Strengthen Your Career With Online Studies In India

A higher education degree is very helpful for a person in climbing up the corporate ladder more smoothly. But time, location and sometimes financial constraint do not allow one to study for a regular course. To address the problems of such candidates central and state governments have started number of universities that teach wide range of courses for through distance mode, on many occasions through online mode).

Online Universities in India

Top distance learning universities in India

Here is a list of universities in India that offer online Degree:

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University
  • Sikkim Manipal University
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
  • Annamalai University (DDE)
  • IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
  • The ICFAI University Sikkim
  • Amity University (E-learning)

Courses offered by these universities

The above mentioned universities offer online course in various streams. Some of the popular curriculums are:

  • Literature
  • Management
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Health and Diet
  • Education

Online courses are more convenient than regular classroom ones. Course structure and study materials are crafted by highly qualified people. Besides, you can study for the course at your pace and your convenient time.

Earn Your PHD From Home!

Correspondence program in PhD gives you the opportunity to pursue research in an area of your interest whether you reside in a remote village or working somewhere. A host of universities in India offer distance learning PhDs. Distance learning PhDs are not only convenient but also cost effective. It has got more popular in the recent few years.

Universities offering correspondence PhD program

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University
  • International institute of Information Technology
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
  • Pondicherry University

Distance Learning PhD in India

Popular subjects

People from all disciplines are taking advantage of distance learning Education programs. Some of the popular subjects people wish to pursue research in are:

  • Arts/Social Science- Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, Education, Public Administration, Management, Geography
  • Commerce and Economics
  • Science and Engineering

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate applying for PhD programs must have a post graduate degree with 55 % in the subject he or she wishes to pursue the course. A 5 % relaxation is available for students belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST/PWD).

Having a PhD opens up the path to a brighter career in the field of academics and other sectors.

Career Options After Company Secretary Course

Institute of Company Secretary of India is the pioneer institute that conducts and regulates company secretary courses in India. Headquartered in New Delhi, the institute has branches in Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. Students, who aspire to shape up corporate houses, can enroll in this career course. There are three levels in this program that students have to cross for the certification.

  • Foundation
  • Executive
  • Professional or Final

company secretary course in India

Career prospects and achievements:

Various career options open up for CS candidates, soon after they get the certificate. Usually, in every blooming company there are CS professionals contributing in the growth of these companies in different sectors. From the company secretary course, these professionals actually receive good training. This grooming helps candidates in the gradual career growth.

 Company secretaries have multi tasking abilities that they can utilize in the professional field. When they are dealing with a client meeting, simultaneously they have to keep an eye on the accounts as well as the overall management of the company they are working.

 According to the Companies Act of 1956, giant companies have to appoint company secretaries while the start ups and small companies have to engage CS for whole time practice to shape up the companies. The remuneration of CS professionals depends on their professional expertise and experience. Their minimum monthly salary starts from INR 30,000 to 35,000. 

Eligibility Criteria for Hotel Management courses in India

Hospitality is one of the most booming industries and you must know how it is strengthening Indian economy.  Career in hotel management is no less smarter option than an MBA professional or a computer engineer. Isn’t it! You can get a chance to explore new places and meet new people. This is exciting! And you will be offered with a plethora of joy as perks. There are many Indian students who are interested to fly high in their career. Hotel management course is one such cool option!

Hotel Management courses in India

Worried about how to kick start the whole thing? We will help you with that.

Eligibility Criteria required to join any Hotel Management program:

Bachelors Degree course: If you want to attend bachelor’s degree course in hotel management, minimum 50% in 10+2 is required. This is the criteria for top Indian hotel management colleges.

Diploma courses after 10th: Minimum criterion to join diploma courses after 10th is 40% aggregate in the school finals.

Certificate programs: Many top hotel management colleges follow the same requirement for certificate programs that is demanded for diploma courses. You must follow the official websites of the concerned colleges to know the information in details.

Post Graduate degree programs:  Any graduate with 45% aggregate can attend any PG degree or diploma course in hotel management.