The Indira Gandhi National Open University is one of India’s premier institutes for distance education courses. It conducts two kinds of correspondence MBA courses: one general and one specially meant for the banking sector. IGNOU has its presence in the world through its study centers. Through innovative learning methodologies, IGNOU provides quality learning to millions of students across the globe.
Distance Education system basically relates to correspondence courses wherein the students are not attending regular classes and yet continue their studies. The IGNOU School of Management Studies guides an entrance exam called OPENMAT twice a year.
For the first course, a student is expected to study all 11 courses conducted in IGNOU’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management (which vary from Information Systems to Marketing to Accounting). Following this the student must complete five courses form one of the specialisation streams, which are: Human Resources Management, Financial Management, Operations Management and Marketing Management.
A student must do a course in Advance Strategic Management and Research Methodology for Management Decisions. One is also expected to do an elective course from one of five subjects. A project must be completed, which gains the same credits as two courses.
This course cost Rs 800 each, which includes examination fee. Admissions to the programme are done on the basis of the OPENMAT Entrance Exam, conducted twice a year.
Candidates are eligible if they have a Bachelor’s Degree with three years of work experience or a professional degree (Engineering/ Medicine etc) or a Professional Qualification in Accountancy/ Cost and Works Accountancy etc or a Masters Degree.
The Master of Business Administration (Banking and Finance) was launched following an MOU between IGNOU and the Indian Institute of Bankers, specifically for IIB members. In order to be eligible, a candidate must be a graduate of a recognised university, have passed the CAIIB examination of the Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai, have worked in the banking or financial services sector for a period of at least two years and be a member of the Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai.
School of Management Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068
Phone: (011) 29532073
Fax: (011) 29532078