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What should be preferred for higher professional education PGDM or MBA?

Discussion in 'Top Management Colleges' started by Greatlakes Gurgaon, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Greatlakes Gurgaon

    Greatlakes Gurgaon New Member

    Today, youths are much more concerned about their career and apart from getting just the employment; they want to do something new and innovative to give a boost to their career. This lands an individual to a complicated situation; wherein they find difficult to choose among the professional courses, which suits their requirements. MBA and PGDM are the two courses that imbibe entrepreneurial and managerial skills in the individual and often leads to a confusion of which one should be chosen over the other. Many aspirants don’t even know the difference between an MBA and PGDM program.

    There is a very thin line of differentiation between these two terms, so come and let’s understand their differences in brief, which can help you decide MBA or PGDM, which one is better:
    Only universities can offer MBA:There is a very thin line of differentiation between these two terms, so come and let’s understand their differences in brief, which can help you decide MBA or PGDM, which one is better.Institutes which are not affiliated to university are autonomous and can offer PGDM degree. However, these programmes are approved by regulatory bodies such as AICTE. Also IIMs, though being the best of the lot, can’t offer MBAs as they are not affiliated with any university.

    Difference in focus of curriculum:While there are huge similarities in the curriculum of both MBA and PGDM, there are finer points of difference. While MBA focuses more on theoretical aspects of management and is more exam-oriented, PGDM has a focus on building soft skills and is industry-oriented. It prepares you for the job market.

    MBAs are more affordable: In compared to PGDM, generally MBAs are more affordable as the fees is almost similar to university standard.

    Difference in focus:An MBA will help in developing technical skills and business knowledge whereas a PGDM will prepare graduates for senior level positions in industry and paves the way for a strong corporate career.
  2. cathyfangmeier

    cathyfangmeier New Member

    Hi everybody Great Question I have read so many Articles and posts Related PGDM vs MBA only one Difference is Approved From AICTE and University According to me PGDM is good where the colleges offer PGDM Course they change the syllabus according to Demand and trend PGDM colleges in Hyderabad
  3. Sejal Tripathi

    Sejal Tripathi New Member

    It depends entirely on your career aspirations and budget. If you are looking for a market oriented career the PGDM course is more preferable. However if you are planning for a career in academics MBA would be a better option. The leading management institutes such as ITM offer courses for aspirants who are looking for a career in management.
  4. nazim

    nazim New Member

    Higher Professional Education in PGDM or MBA depends your interest and what time you have. Both are good for career for any candidates. These are the courses listed below you can do in Both PGDM and MBA :
    Operations Management
    Human Resource Management
    Marketing Management
    Economic and Social Environment
    Financial Management

    All India Management Association
    is one of best in providing higher education in PGDM and MBA. For More information you can visit AIMA
  5. You may be planning to do PGDM or MBA to further polish your credentials and employment prospects. While pursuing both will improve your career in management, if your preference is MBA, nothing can keep success away from you. Institutions as renowned as IIT, NIT, RIMT and BITS will help you in establishing your goals with a better learning environment.
  6. jyoti das

    jyoti das Member



    Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) is a degree course provided by the University or colleges recognized by the Universities which are approved by University Grants Commission (UGC), and sometimes also by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy. Most programs also include elective courses.


    PGDM courses are offered by private B-Schools that are not affiliated with any University. PGDM is awarded by autonomous institutes offering management program, these institutes prepare their own syllabus, and they are no way dependent on the universities and enjoy the full autonomy of their courses. A two year PGDM is equivalent to MBA. All autonomous/private universities in India cannot award MBA & they should award a PGDM (IIMs also confer PGDM for those joining PGP)

    Read also here : Top Courses in Management

    Hope this answer will help you
    Good luck!
  7. Gauri Satpute

    Gauri Satpute New Member

    Individuals who have completed their graduation and wish to switch streams or enhance their career options can choose PGDM from prominent institutes like the ITM Institute. The institute has a nice staff and a well-set curriculum. They also have PGDM placement programs that benefit candidates. You can get more information about the institute online.
  8. Sayli Sharma

    Sayli Sharma New Member

    You need to understand what you are expecting from the course before you decide the course. Colleges like ITM University offer diploma in hr. Candidates can apply for the course and gain industry related knowledge and insights. The college also has tie-ups with companies in the vicinity assuring good placements.
  9. braydenbrennan

    braydenbrennan New Member

    If you just want to pursue a job after doing the course, you may choose the best pg diploma courses from ITM University. It helps you understand the ins and outs of the trade. It also helps you deal with challenges related to the corporate world. MBA is better for people who wish to gain business insights in the more theoretical manner.
  10. With the growth of corporate culture and value given to entrepreneurship in India, hundreds
    of thousands of students, every year, opt for management studies. Though there are
    adequate number of universities and institutes offering courses related to management
    studies, choosing the best one is always a hard nut to crack for many students. Besides,
    students also find themselves muddled in selecting between two courses for management
    namely MBA and PGDM.

    1.Understand the Terminology
    2. Syllabus
    3. Career Opportunity
    4.Academic Dissimilarities

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