Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU MBA is a distance education MBA program. The admission to IGNOU Distance Learning MBA programme is through an entrance examination OPENMAT, which is conducted twice a year. The student needs to clear OPENMAT exam to get admission into MBA in IGNOU.
The test is objective type and consists of 200 questions in all. The students can access the sample question papers for preparing for the entrance exam. The candidates appearing/appeared for OPENMAT will get to know their results via a result card that indicate whether the candidate qualified for the MBA from IGNOU admission or not. However, those who have cleared the entrance examinations like CAT, MAT and other state level entrance examinations do not have to appear for OPENMAT.
During their distance education MBA from IGNOU, students get extensive project work. Students are evaluated on projects, assignments etc. IGNOU provides quality education through its study centers that are located all over India. The extensive project work that is part of the IGNOU Distance Learning MBA course helps students to get hands on experience. The MBA (Master of Business Administration) comprises of 21 courses in all.
MBA in IGNOU is considered to be a tough program. Extensive study material is available for IGNOU distance education MBA and can be accessed either online or can be obtained via post. The students can get printed study material at their own address. The audio and video equipment is available at various study centers and students have the advantage of availing Audio/Video Programmes.
The university offer distance learning management programme through its study centers and regional centers. All the management programmes require six credits except for the project course. Each credit involves 30 hours of study. The semester system is followed for MBA course. The first semester of the academic year is from January to June and the second semester of the year is from July to December. IGNOU Distance Learning MBA exams are held twice a year in June and December for all the courses taught during an academic year but the assignments are available only for the courses which are offered in respective semester. The IGNOU distance learning MBA program should be completed within the maximum duration of eight years.
Placement is yet another important aspect that candidates pursuing MBA are concerned about. IGNOU MBA is considered to be the best among the various colleges offering distance education MBA. IGNOU does not provide placements for the distance education MBA students. But there are some collaborative MBA programs that IGNOU offers. For example, NIIT & IGNOU provide distance education MBA programs that do provide placements to students.