Indira Gandhi National Open University, the largest open university in the world (IGNOU) offers MBA courses to management education aspirants from all walks of life.

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Whether you are a fresher who just finished out of college or a business executive or an entrepreneur, IGNOU MBA is a very good solution for you to pursue your dreams in management education.

MBA Programs offered by IGNOU

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IGNOU Distance MBA

IGNOU primarily offers its  MBA program through the Open Distance Learning Mode (ODL) also known as correspondence learning. It is one of the most sought after version of the MBA programs offered by IGNOU.

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Specialization MBA Courses

For those who want to specialize their MBA, there is an option for that too. The specialization MBA programs offered by IGNOU caters to people from various fields like Banking, Information Technology  etc. to obtain an MBA relevant to their fields of action. The various courses under this are Executive MBA, Banking and Finance etc.
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Other Management Programs offered By IGNOU

Besides the MBA course from IGNOU, it also offers various other management programs like Diploma in Management (DIM)  and Post Graduate Diploma In Management . These programs mostly are a subset of the IGNOU’s MBA course. The subjects learned for these courses are also found in the syllabus of MBA.

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OPENMAT Entrance Exam

The Entrance test for admissions to various management programs including MBA in IGNOU. It is conducted twice every year. On Qualifying for OPENMAT, the candidate becomes eligible for management programs as well as the MBA.
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Pros and Cons of IGNOU MBA


  • Top distance learning University in India
  • University Grants Commission (UGC) Approved
  • Approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Lower Cost
  • Flexible Course Duration


  • Less interaction in Learning Process
  • No campus atmosphere
  • Comparatively Less valued among recruiters
  • Lack of a teacher to student learning experience

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Who Should Consider MBA from IGNOU

The MBA programs offered by IGNOU are highly flexible to meet the requirements of all busy people from all walks of life. However, the following people find it highly useful as an option for MBA.

1.Entrepreneurs: These are the people who innovate with their ideas. They use their entrepreneurial skills to build up their businesses. If you are an entrepreneur your busy life might prevent you from getting an MBA from a brick and mortar institution, this is where IGNOU comes to your rescue by providing you with their flexible MBA programs.

2.Working Executives: Always wanted that promotion you dreamed of ? or want to ask for a raise in salary? and you are being barred from all these just because you don’t have the educational qualification? IGNOU MBA is at your rescue. You can get an MBA without risking your current job by pursuing your course as part time or distance method.

3.Freshers: In the hunt for a job? Don’t have the time or finances for a regular MBA? This is your opportunity to get your dreams fulfilled.

4.All others: Due to the flexible nature  of the course, this is a very good solution for all others who wish to pursue higher studies in Management.

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Established in 1985, IGNOU is the top national level open university in India, offering a wide spectrum of educational programs. It has the objective of making higher education available to all sections of the society at affordable and flexible terms. Today it has centers spread across India and abroad. Thereby serving true to its motto. to learn more about IGNOU, visit :

Last Updated: December 19, 2018