Executive MBA/PGDM is a post graduate management programme exclusively meant for working professionals who wish to upgrade their managerial skills in their field of work or industry - to be able to adapt to the rapidly changing business environment and stay relevant in the job market.
There is not much difference in the course content of the regular MBA/PGDM programme and the Executive MBA/PGDM programme. However, both these courses are designed for different people with different needs.
Since Executive MBA/PGDM is designed for working professionals with considerable work experience, it is of shorter duration (15 months to 18 months) and often imparted in part-time mode. Although the fees of an Executive MBA programme (Rs 10 lakh to Rs 40 lakh) is more than the regular MBA programme, the benefit of pursuing the former is that the employer company often provides financial assistance by sponsoring its employees for the programme.
Executive MBA: Eligibility Criteria and Top Entrance Exams
Eligibility criteria for Executive MBA is similar to Regular MBA. The only difference being work experience, which carries a lot of weight during selection process. Take a look at the basic eligibility criteria for Executive MBA/PGDM below:
Any candidate who has completed bachelor’s degree with minimum 50 per cent aggregate or equivalent from a recognized university. In many institutes, there is no minimum cut off marks for Executive MBA admissions
The candidate must have at least two years of work experience at managerial or executive level. Work experience in part-time mode is not accepted by any MBA institute
The number of working years viz. the work experience varies from two to five years for every institute. The candidate must check the eligibility criteria of the preferred B-schools before applying
Executive MBA entrance exams
Admission to most of the Executive MBA programmes in India is based on MBA entrance exam
scores. Listed below are the top Executive MBA entrance exams: