|Who gives the certificate?||University||Business School|
|Course duration||2 Years||2 Years|
|Syllabus||Designed by University||Designed by Business School|
|Exams & Results||Conducted & published directly by the University||Conducted & given directly by the business school|
|Student friendliness||More student friendly as college has very less control on student’s academics||As everything is in the hand’s of the Business Schools PGDM is very less student friendly|
|Job prospects||Depending on the name of University||Depends on the name of Business Schools, some Business Schools are really good over MBA colleges|
|Value in the Indian Market||Depends on the University Reputation & Ranking||Depends on the B School and it’s reputation in the market. Some B Schools are very reputed even a PGDM from them has a higher value.
Examples:- IMT Ghaziabad, SP Jain Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal, Xavier’s, LIBA etc
|Global value||Foreign countries prefer MBA over PGDM||If the PGDM is done from a very popular Business School it can be globally accepted|
|Phd Possibility||Yes||No, student can do FPM which is same as Phd|
|Fees||Can be less as it is University bound||Higher than that of the MBA Colleges|
|Industry preference||Private organizations treat MBA & PGDM as same; they instead prefer taking decision on Interview than over MBA or PGDM||Since PGDM is flexible, more autonomy is there for colleges to teach the Industry requirement PGDM students has an edge over MBA students.|
|Selection Process||University or State Specific||Accepts only National level management exams such as CAT, XAT, MAT|
|Conclusion||MBA or PGDM exclusively has no value; it all depends on the Name of the University and on the merit of the student. The oppurtunities are same for MBA & PGDM students.
Examples MBA from Symbiosis, MBA from Delhi University i.e from FMS Delhi, MBA from Narsee Monjee etc
|There are many students who dream to study PGDM over MBA Programme. Out of the 100 Business Schools 70% offer PGDM there are really very less good MBA Colleges as compared to the the private business schools. Over the few decades B Schools have outperformed many University colleges interms of quality, placements, standards. Unless you are going through state counselling and getting a government seat it is advisable to do PGDM than MBA. End of the dat MBA / PGDM they are treated same, in PGDM the college takes full control on the student and makes him more corporate ready.|
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