The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has introduced a two-year online MBA program for working professionals. This postgraduate degree is designed for professionals and entrepreneurs. It aims to cater to individuals with a minimum of three years of work experience, by providing them with a unique blend of online and on-campus learning experiences.
The program offered by IIM Ahmedabad addresses the challenges faced by individuals while dealing with their professional commitments and educational aspirations. It offers a curriculum that focuses on case-based learning.
What are the key features of this program?
The online MBA program seeks to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to attain success in the dynamic business landscape.
Some of the key features of this program include
- Hybrid mode: The online MBA adopts a blended mode of learning by providing in-person sessions with live interactive online classes.
- Requirement of work experience: The program is specifically designed for professionals, entrepreneurs, and individuals with a minimum of three years of full-time work experience. This ensures a peer group with diverse professional backgrounds and enriches the learning experience.
- Case-based learning: The program prioritizes a case-based learning approach. Participants will have an opportunity to engage with real-world business scenarios.
- Online mode: The majority of the course will be delivered in an online mode, along with five distinct on-campus modules. This combination aims to provide the flexibility of online learning while offering them an immersive experience of in-person classes.
“We are excited to launch the Online MBA program, which expands IIMA's reach and provides world-class education to working professionals and entrepreneurs around the world. This innovative program combines the flexibility of online learning with the richness of on-campus interaction, ensuring participants gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their chosen careers,” said Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director, of IIMA.
“The program curriculum is designed to equip participants with the functional and organizational skills necessary to thrive in a challenging world. It aspires to upskill working professionals by exposing them to managerial decision-making frameworks that are grounded in human behavior, economics, finance, etc. The in-person classes conducted at IIMA focus on interpersonal and organizational dynamics that are complex to manoeuvre and hard to learn. On the other hand, the sessions that are held online through live classes are around content that is more amenable for quantitative and systematic analysis,” said Professor Joshy Jacob, Chairman – of Online MBA while elaborating on the format of the program.
What is the admission process?
The IIM Ahmedabad MBA program is open for working professionals holding a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of three years of full-time work experience.
The admission process will be composed of an admission test (IIMA Admission Test/ CAT/ GMAT/ GRE) and a personal interview.
IIM Ahmedabad’s introduction of the Online MBA program marks a significant step in catering to the evolving needs of professionals. It combines the best of online and on-campus learning in the program and the institution aims to empower individuals with the skills and knowledge required to grow in the business world.