Tips for choosing the right MBA college

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12 Jan 2019

#CareerBytes: How to select the best MBA college?

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most sought-after post-graduate courses in the country.

Choosing the right college for pursuing MBA could be daunting for many but it is a crucial step in a student's career path.

Students need to research colleges and consider several factors before zeroing in on one.

Here are a few tips to choose the right MBA college.

#1

Check for the programmes offered and consider your eligibility

Check for the programmes offered and consider your eligibility

While selecting a college, one must check for MBA programmes offered by different management colleges and narrow down those offering courses/specializations they are interested in.

Also, different colleges have different admission procedures and requirements. While some admit students on the basis of performance in management entrance exams, some offer admissions on merit basis.

Candidates must prepare a list of colleges considering these two factors.

#2

Consider the ranking and affiliation of the college

Candidates must also consider rankings of the colleges they are interested in. Students can check the rankings given by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) launched by the Human Resource Development Ministry, Outlook, India Today among others.

College standards can also be known by accreditations granted by higher education accreditation boards. Also, they should check whether the institutes are autonomous or affiliated to universities.

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#3

Course fee is one of the important factors to consider

Course fee is one of the important factors to consider

One of the most important factors to consider while selecting a college is the course fee. Students should compare fee structures, advantages, disadvantages, and ROI (Return on Investment) of different colleges.

However, it shouldn't be the deciding factor. Even if the fee is high at a college, students can opt for an education loan to pursue MBA, but only if the ROI is good.

#4

It is essential to also consider the placement records

Students should also check the placement records of the management institutes before finalizing their decision.

They can ask the college for placement records, average salary, placement percentage, sectors of recruitment, names of the companies coming for campus recruitment, etc.

One can also get in touch with current students or those who have been previously recruited from that college to get a better idea.

#5

Last but not least, infrastructure and teacher-student ratio

Last but not least, infrastructure and teacher-student ratio

Students must also visit the colleges they have shortlisted to ensure that the infrastructure is good. They should choose a college which has a student-friendly environment and offers good classroom facilities, library, laboratories, hostel, cafeteria, etc.

Another important factor to consider is the teacher-student ratio. If there are too many students and fewer faculty members, it would affect the learning experience at that college.

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What are some popular MBA specialization branches?

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What are some popular MBA specialization branches?

Asked 2019-01-12 14:03:50 by Ishan Mehra

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The two-year MBA program offers a wide range of courses. Some of the popular MBA specializations in India are: MBA in Marketing, MBA in Human Resource Management, MBA in Finance, MBA in Information Technology, and MBA in Operations Management.

Which colleges are good for MBA through distance mode?

Asked 2019-01-12 14:03:50 by Hansika Malhotra

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In India, some of the good colleges/universities offering correspondence or distance mode MBA are: Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Global Access School for Continuing Education (NGA-SCE), and Institute of Management Technology (Centre for Distance Learning) among others.

When will CAT 2019 be conducted?

Asked 2019-01-12 14:03:50 by Vivaan Das

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As per the schedule proposed for CAT 2019, the Official Notification would be released on 29 July 2019, Application Forms would be available from 8 August, Admit Cards would be released on 24 October, and CAT 2019 exam would be conducted on 25 November.

Is CAT score considered for other admissions in other colleges?

Asked 2019-01-12 14:03:50 by Navya Gavde

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Yes, CAT score is accepted not only by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) but there are several MBA colleges, PGDM colleges, private universities, and central government universities that accept CAT score while admitting candidates to post-graduate management programs.

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