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vikram_jain
10-18-2006, 10:02 PM
Can anyone let me know wht is the difference between PGDBA & MBA programs? Isn't there any preference to PGDBA? Isn't the certificate of PGDBA valid?

swati.gupta
10-18-2006, 11:51 PM
Hi

MBA is degree while PGDBA is diploma. As per UGC rule only a University can award degree and hence all IIMs award diplomas while andhra univ give degree .

Check this tow thread on MBA vs PGDBM / PGDM

Difference betwwen PGDBM and PGDM
http://www.coolavenues.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7652


MBA or PGDBM
http://www.coolavenues.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8154

vikram_jain
10-20-2006, 01:35 PM
Thanks swati for your reply.Is PGDBA given that value that is given to MBA

swati.gupta
10-20-2006, 05:55 PM
well no difference. in post gradaution MBA program value is given more to institute name than format of degree

SrikanthG
01-02-2007, 04:31 PM
People usually say, there is no big difference between MBA and PGDBA(or PGDBM). It is a marketing tip to sell the seats available in their institutions. But, there is big gap, between both of them and one will know it, when he comes out of his college with his valueable and costly certificate. No one in the Market will agree, that a PGDBA(or PGDBM) is equivalent to MBA. And with that point, they try to depreciate you or degrade you.

And if you got an MBA from the worst institution in the world also, it is verymuch acceptable and greater than PGDBA(M). AICTE should address this issue. People agree that, IIM's also give a PGDBA, not MBA. Still they are not convinced to agree the specified point.

devang
01-02-2007, 05:54 PM
hi

all IIMs award PGDBM only and not MBA so u decide:rolleyes:

SrikanthG
01-02-2007, 06:03 PM
I have added that point in my information. But, who will listen to you. People are simply saying, you are a diploma holder, but, not an MBA(Master/PG) holder. I have done PGDBA in Systems and Finance from Siva Sivani Institute of Management. Presently, I am working for a software company in Bangalore, and from last 1 year I have been listening from people, only one word like diploma??? not regular course??? this will never be considered as MBA??? Now we can take you on the basis of your UG, because, you haven't done any PG course at all.

stupidrahul
07-07-2007, 09:29 PM
I have added that point in my information. But, who will listen to you. People are simply saying, you are a diploma holder, but, not an MBA(Master/PG) holder. I have done PGDBA in Systems and Finance from Siva Sivani Institute of Management. Presently, I am working for a software company in Bangalore, and from last 1 year I have been listening from people, only one word like diploma??? not regular course??? this will never be considered as MBA??? Now we can take you on the basis of your UG, because, you haven't done any PG course at all.


I just read ur statement n am quite convinced .does it really matters if it's a diploma . why is it n't considered as pg course or is it d insti which matters

neeraj purty
07-08-2007, 01:14 AM
well i must say that peoples here must have a look on this thread for their own benifit so that there doubts get cleared

http://www.coolavenues.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12525

hey guy's first of all let me rectify ur mistake i.e. IIM doesnot award PGDM or PGDBM or MBA.what it awards is PGP- post graduate programe in management.

now SRIKANT i am quite surprised to here ur experience as i havent heard such a thing from any one,personaly as i have already mentioned in one of the threads about what matters more in the market.I totaly agree to what swati earlier has said.But may i know SRIKANT that which were the companies which actualy denied ur degree to be a masters degree infact u mentioned that they mentioned u as an under grad and said u havent done ur PG.well PGDBA's full form is post graduate diploma in business administation.U have also mentioned they said not regular course.Have u done a distance learning programe?

now after going through ur post in detail i can only say that the reason of ur rejection can be some thing else like:
1) they already would have taken someone(can have happened behind the scene also), and will be trying to find out a reason to reject u.
2) bcoz ur PGDBA is from a very ordinary collage that can also be the reason that they were not willing to hire u,and tried to make up reasons to reject u.

now let me tell u from recruiters point of view..... What they are looking out for is the talent and not DEGREE.the recruiter is interested in what knowledge do u posses hell it does not matters wether u have an MBA or PGDBA ............etc etc neither they r interested in wether it is an autonomous programe or an AICTE affliated one.MIND IT its from recruiters point of view and not a bschool so no point of selling degree's arises.

for peoples who r still confused i repeat that dont go into or judge matters from a single individual's experience,as that may not be the same in every case.Hence dont worry about the name of the programme rather see from which collage it is and its repo in the market.As there are more PGDBA awarding collages than MBA awarding collages in top 20 collages in india it is evident that what matters is repo of collage than the name

And that is the reason when companies advertise for vaccancies they mention eligibility as required an MBA or equivalent
those recruiters who go by the name rather than repo and dont take even the PGP from IIM's as a masters/post graduate degree i dont have words for those f*****g a******s (as in the case of SRIKANT)and it is nice that u havent been recruited to such a company Bcoz i dont think that u will learn anything in such a cheap mentality company.Though i am quite sure that there will be only a handful like them.

SRIKANT i ll suggest u to keep on trying some good companies and i am sure one day u ll realise that what i am saying is an absolute fact.but lastly i ll still like to know that wether ur degree is regular or distance mode.
BYE

singh_yog
01-17-2008, 05:25 PM
d main difference is mba is a degree n pgdba/m is diploma,
mba is provided by public undetakin say university of state and pgdba/m by pirvate institute,
only reason y mba is more acceptable than pgdba is cos of conventional knowledge or thinkin, the thing which makes more difference is only regular course n distance learning(whch have also solution if u opt best institute fr correspondece course),
n whether it mba or pgdba so i wuld like to say someting is better thn nothing ,, all wht u learns comes handy in future ,
n last thing whch makes real difference is ,performance ,

JessicaWood
10-01-2008, 01:24 PM
Hi


Thank u for your information Wavey

vaish.m.krishna
11-18-2008, 12:00 PM
Waveyhi this may not be a reply but i seriously didn't know where else to post.. i wanna do MBA in symbiosis online but it is providing only PGdiploma.. is it valuable???? :confused:

AJP STUDENT
12-18-2008, 07:19 PM
Hey Guys

Can Any One Tell Me The Deffrence Beetween Pgdba & Mba Degree.
I Have Complete My Graduation .. Can Any One Tell Me A Diffrence ..
And Distance Learning Education Is Better ?? Or Ya Not????/

And Tell Me Some Of The Best University Of Distance Learning Course,,

Pls Reply.....

Thanks,,,,,,,,,

ramakant
12-20-2008, 02:27 PM
No diff between PGDBM or MBA . on eis degree and other is diploma and before you jump to any conclusion, remember in India only a university can give degree so all Universties give you degree a.k.a. MBA while all IIMs give you diploma. decide which is more valuable on your own.

Distance education is not that better compared to part time evening program or full time program.

Varun Jindal
12-20-2008, 05:21 PM
Hey Guys

Can Any One Tell Me The Deffrence Beetween Pgdba & Mba Degree.
I Have Complete My Graduation .. Can Any One Tell Me A Diffrence ..
And Distance Learning Education Is Better ?? Or Ya Not????/

And Tell Me Some Of The Best University Of Distance Learning Course,,

Pls Reply.....

Thanks,,,,,,,,,

No diff between PGDBM or MBA . on eis degree and other is diploma and before you jump to any conclusion, remember in India only a university can give degree so all Universties give you degree a.k.a. MBA while all IIMs give you diploma. decide which is more valuable on your own.

Distance education is not that better compared to part time evening program or full time program.

It's right that all universities are authorized to give MBA degrees under UGC norms. Apart from IIMs, all deemed universities & private institutes would also offer diplomas. In case, a candidate has an option to get degree & dipoma from two equivalent institutes, then it's better to go for MBA degree than going for diploma. MBA degree holder generally will get more recognition abroad as compared to the diploma holder. But of course, in India there is no such distinction being made by the recruiters. And of course, if you are getting admission in a better institute offering PGDM, there is no point in going for some other institute offering MBA.

AJP STUDENT
12-20-2008, 07:32 PM
It's right that all universities are authorized to give MBA degrees under UGC norms. Apart from IIMs, all deemed universities & private institutes would also offer diplomas. In case, a candidate has an option to get degree & dipoma from two equivalent institutes, then it's better to go for MBA degree than going for diploma. MBA degree holder generally will get more recognition abroad as compared to the diploma holder. But of course, in India there is no such distinction being made by the recruiters. And of course, if you are getting admission in a better institute offering PGDM, there is no point in going for some other institute offering MBA.

Thanks guys,,,,,

but can u tell me some the good universites that provide distance learning education and it is valuable,,,,

i can not do full time courses because of my job so that i have diside to do distance learning education...

i know some universites that provide the same courses but i m coufuse that it is valuable or not???? the university name is nursee monji insitute of mangemant study.

please tell me that this university is good or not and not then tell me name of the some of good universites..

chauhan.archie
02-01-2009, 12:48 PM
hello, I m ARCHIE ,a B.Com III yr student.I appeared for MAT (Dec 2008) and got 92percentile , and I was very happy b'coz I had never expected this without any efforts or studies . My father also thought that I will now get a good college to pursue MBA .So we visited a lot of so called prestigious colleges which are highly expensive and were providing PGDM/PGDBM etc and not M.B.A ,saying that it makes no difference for my future career. But through INTERNET and people like you we came to know that there a big difference b/w them. we r thankful to u , and need your guidance in future also.

Narendra V
04-22-2009, 03:20 PM
Hi everyone,

this is narendra & instrested to do management course by distance learning. I request to all of you to suggest what to prefer PGDBA or MBA ?

How is the SYMBIOSIS reputaion in market ?

Thanks & Regards........

kalindi
04-29-2009, 05:21 PM
Can anyone let me know wht is the difference between PGDBA & MBA programs? Isn't there any preference to PGDBA? Isn't the certificate of PGDBA valid?
well i think if u r interested in going abraod after ur PG then the MBA degree holds the more importance.

robin.dagha
08-14-2009, 07:54 PM
How good is PGDBA from Symbiosis Institute via Distance learning ?
Is it as good as doing correspondence MBA from ICFAI or Yashwantrao Chavhan University ?
Is it equivalent to MBA?

neerajkushwaha
09-21-2009, 02:59 PM
In private organizations there is no as such difference its your knowledge tht matters, but yes if you want to apply in govt job please ensure that your PGDBA diploma is AICTE approved else it has no worth in govt sector.

PGDBA diploma is provided by institutes and MBA is provided by university.
In PGDBA the curriculum is more updated and focused as per industry requirement because the institute has the flexibility to change the curriculum as per industry requirement, but in MBA the curriculum revised periodically.

usman
01-30-2010, 07:47 PM
thanks to give awareness about reality

srikanth09
07-05-2010, 10:23 AM
hi.. iam new to this forum... i want to know is PGDM is good in distance learning mode?? i joined in BADRUKA COLLEGE in hyderabad.. so i want to know whether PGDM in distance learning mode is good or not.. plz someone reply me..

umang_kumar
07-05-2010, 06:01 PM
PGDBA is Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and MBA is Masters in Business Administration. Although as per AIU(All India University) PGDBA is equivalent to MBA but I strongly feel and advise one should opt for MBA over to PGDBA. You should go for MBA - Distance Education System either IGNOU or you may try Pondicherry University, this is a very good school and the fees are very reasonable/affordable.

sam.singh
07-25-2010, 12:09 AM
MBA- Is a degree, while
PGDBA-Is a diploma,
Only a university or colleges affiliated to any university can offer MBA Degree. IIM's are not under any university that's why they are not legible to provide MBA degree......more over it India its only the B school that matters......Wavey

neelam123
07-29-2010, 06:18 PM
IIIT pune is the best institute for MBA. You can visit here for all type of information isquareit.ac.in

rajeshshyam
09-10-2010, 11:48 PM
u wont get a master degree in PG

vaibhav.009
08-09-2011, 12:38 AM
hey..
can someone guide me regrading PGDBA/PGDIB or MBA
even after reading the above threads..i'm stil not done with my cinfusion
i cannot opt for a regualr program be it MBA or PGDBA/PGDIB because i'm into my own business.I am done with my grad dis year in BBA with specialisation in marketing.
now i want to pursue MBA too. but i am confused whether to opt for a MBA programme or PGDBA/PGDIB or a dual specialisation from symbiosis distance learning which covers PGDBA n PGDIB.
also guide about the various institutes/universities offering distance learning eduaction in the above said programmes.
i wil b highly obliged.
kindly guide me sir/mam..
i am very much confused and its high time for me to decide about the same..
waitin for your reply

priya-sharma
08-11-2011, 02:11 PM
hey..
can someone guide me regrading PGDBA/PGDIB or MBA
even after reading the above threads..i'm stil not done with my cinfusion
i cannot opt for a regualr program be it MBA or PGDBA/PGDIB because i'm into my own business.I am done with my grad dis year in BBA with specialisation in marketing.
now i want to pursue MBA too. but i am confused whether to opt for a MBA programme or PGDBA/PGDIB or a dual specialisation from symbiosis distance learning which covers PGDBA n PGDIB.
also guide about the various institutes/universities offering distance learning eduaction in the above said programmes.
i wil b highly obliged.
kindly guide me sir/mam..
i am very much confused and its high time for me to decide about the same..
waitin for your reply


Hi Vaibhav

I would suggest you not to get confused in MBA and PGDBA/PGDIB. MBA is provided by an University where as IIMs and other institutes provide diploma (with the same content as an MBA)

PGDIB ( Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (PGDIB) and PGDBA
(Post Graduate Diploma in Management) are also diploma courses offered by management institutes.

So go for the course you wish to pursue. If you wanna do regular MBA or part time mba, You can get form availability and other details about MBA entrance exam here
http://www.coolavenues.com/mba-aspirants/bschools_admission_alerts.html (http://www.coolavenues.com/forums/../mba-aspirants/bschools_admission_alerts.html)

vaibhav.009
08-12-2011, 08:39 PM
thanks a lot priya for a speedy reply..Wavey

I cannot pursue a regular curse in my post graduation. so guide me on one more thing that whether pursuin PGDBA from symbiosis is better or MBA from any university. say manipal university.
as per my knowledge MBA degree is being provided by some universities only. Other institutes provide only diploma thing.
So whether pursuing MBA from manipal is better or PGDBA from symbiosis distance learning centre??
Which of the two are better in terms of value of the course/degree??
kindly solve my dilemma..:Frustration::confused:

priya-sharma
08-17-2011, 04:04 PM
thanks a lot priya for a speedy reply..Wavey

I cannot pursue a regular curse in my post graduation. so guide me on one more thing that whether pursuin PGDBA from symbiosis is better or MBA from any university. say manipal university.
as per my knowledge MBA degree is being provided by some universities only. Other institutes provide only diploma thing.
So whether pursuing MBA from manipal is better or PGDBA from symbiosis distance learning centre??
Which of the two are better in terms of value of the course/degree??
kindly solve my dilemma..:Frustration::confused:

Hi Viabhav

You can go with PGDBA from Symbiosis..

therohan
09-15-2011, 02:44 PM
I would say go for MBA in Rural management OR Agribusiness...
KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) offers MBA in rural management in which students get to learn about corporate social responsibility management, rural marketing, NGO management, agri-business, micro finance, and more. KSRM has tie-ups with several organizations and students have been placed in various reputed organizations such as SEWA, Development Alternatives and more. Students doing rural management can work in banking sector, public sector and even corporates for agri-business portfolios.
the Admissions in KSRM (KIIT School of Rural Management) for MBA in Rural Management & Agribusiness program will be through written examination conducted by IRMA.
The scores of IRMA will be used for short-listing of the candidates for admission to MBA (RM) and MBA (Agribusiness) program of KSRM.
The IRMA exam is scheduled to be held on 13th November, 2011.
Check their website:

bhartikamaini
09-28-2011, 12:31 PM
Can anyone let me know wht is the difference between PGDBA & MBA programs? Isn't there any preference to PGDBA? Isn't the certificate of PGDBA valid?

PGDBM and MBA differ in accredition. Most of the universities and colleges affiliated to universities award MBA degree. However, PGDBM is a course of similar, if not exactly same curriculum, awarded by autonomous institutions. The trend was started by the IIMs( all IIMs award PGDBM and not MBA).................

It doesn't make a difference whether you do an MBA or a PGDBM..the placements of PGDBM courses at good institutes is equally good to MBA courses.

FOSTIIMA offers an integrated MBA/PGPM dual qualification program

it has other components like Personality Development, Team Building & Leadership Development, Corporate Social Responsibility obligations, English Language Refining skills etc.

Good Luck !