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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

  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.

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