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Fast Growing Career Options After MBA In 2015

Are you pursuing your MBA or have done it recently and wants to know what are the hot career options available in the market for you? Well there are two kind of career options in the market i.e Traditional & the one which have just evolved with the technology. In this article we'll discuss about the second type of career options. You may have already read many articles on career options for MBA but we're sure very few of them have discussed about these career options.

As the use of technology is increasing in our day our day to day life, all kind of businesses are bound to depend on technology. This change has increased the demand of skilled professionals. Various universities & educational institutions now a days offering specialized certification & degree courses that you can pursue to secure a high paying job.

Hot Career Options After MBA 2015

Below are some hot career options after MBA in 2015.

Career in Business Analytics

Career in Business Analytics
The number of jobs in the field of Business Analytics has increased multiple fold in recent few years. To in-cash this opportunity and building a talent pool in India, various universities and educational has already started offering specialized courses in the field of Business Analytics. Last year we have seen ISB & Biocon together launched a certification program in the field of Business Analytics and the programme has already been popular in India. There are many other institutions in India which are offering specialized courses in the field of Business Analytics.

These courses makes a person job ready and with the high demand of skilled professional in the field helps professionals secure a high paying job in this field.

At entry level you can expect an average salary between INR 6,00,000 – 8,00,000, At mid-career level up to INR 15,00,000 & if you're an expert, you can expect INR 25,00,000 or more yearly salary. Courses like Big Data analysis using Hadoop are very popular among professionals looking to make a career in the field of Business Analytics.

Career in Digital Marketing

Career in Digital Marketing
With the increase in number of internet users around the globe, Career in Digital Marketing has become one of the hottest career in today's time. You may have noticed banner ads on various websites, video ads on youtube, display ads while playing a game on mobile, and informative articles or reviews on various websites and blogs you visit, all these are noting but some kind of digital marketing campaigns.

As everything is going digital in today's time, a high demand of skilled professionals in the field of digital marketing has been evolved. There are various universities and educational institutions has started offering certification and degree programmes in the field of digital marketing. 

If you've good knowledge in the field of Google advertising or analytics, you can try your luck with Google Adwords or Analytics certification programme. By paying a small fee for the examination, you can appear in the online examination conducted by Google and after successfully clear the examination, you get a certificate from Google.

Digital Marketing is an unbeatable tool for startups to promote their brands. According to the latest study conducted by Digital Marketing Association this is a $62 billion industry and mobile advertising is a $20 billion market globally.

Career in Social Media Marketing

Career in Social Media Marketing
Since Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and many other popular social media channels has become a part of our day to day life, all big and small companies has increased their spending on these channels. You might have noticed ads between the news feed and side bar while surfing Facebook, promotional tweet on twitter etc, these are all part of Social Media Marketing. Social Media marketing is a part of Digital Marketing but companies prefer an expert in the particular field.

If you have a prior knowledge in this field, you can pursue a certification program in this field to secure a job. If you're a complete newbie, you can join 1 year to 3 year diploma or degree course.

In this field you can expect an average salary of 4,00,000-6,00,000 per annum.

Career in Online Reputation Management

Career in Online Reputation Management
This is relatively new career option and the job opportunities in this segment is low but in future we're expecting a growth in this area. No body likes bad reviews or negative publicity and when your negative points start showing up in Google search results, the condition become worse. Companies do everything to get the negative points removed from Google results and  review sites and when you're an establish brand the good & bad reviews become a part of it. An online reputation management expert promote the positive reviews about a company and get the negative point removed from various sites and Google search results by de-promoting them.

This career option is also related to Digital Marketing and done using the same tools by which Digital Marketing jobs are executed. If you're a Digital Marketing expert, you can easily shift to this career option. If you're a newbie, you can join an entry level job in this segment and can grow with your experience.

You can find jobs in these areas using the top job search sites in India.
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The Changing Scenario of Online MBA in India

Universities conducting online MBA courses enable students to prepare for an exciting and better line of business. The students interested in undertaking this course can obtain the degree according to their wishes and convenience and plan the program without putting a gap on their career front. The students along with the corporate sector availing the online universities manage to compete with the present fast-changing and highly competitive job market.

The Increasing Popularity of Online MBA

When students make a decision to opt for a course in MBA through an online MBA university, in addition to getting the ease of availing the coursework whenever and wherever it is easiest, they also are capable of pursuing several other similar MBA programs available like the conventional on-campus courses as well. Over the last few decades due to extensive application of internet, the number of online universities increased considerably. While opting for an MBA program students can now have a number of B schools to select from. It can therefore be concluded that the candidates can avail the similar high-class MBA programs through online universities. In India a number of internationally accepted management institutions offering online management courses are now present. The online MBA courses are also offered by the leading business schools in India like the IIM Ahmadabad, IIT Delhi, and IIFT. Both general as well as specialized MBA programs are offered by the online MBA program in India.

Without attending the regular class room sessions, the students can avail the assignments, study materials, and feedback from the lecturer online. The online MBA course conducted by many universities provides the opportunity of interaction among the students via emails, online chat rooms, and debate and discussions that help them learn and communicate with each other in their course duration.

Lot of opportunities are provided by the Distance Learning MBA Courses for students unwilling to follow a regular classroom course. Huge numbers of students are now availing distance learning courses to go well with their daily program. Several institutes located abroad, also offer distance learning MBA programs at both undergraduate and post graduate level. The applicants with graduation degree in any field having a good percentage are eligible for the course. BBA students always have an additional advantage. Applicants with a diploma in management studies are also eligible for getting admission these courses.

Advantages of Online MBA Course

 Let me first describe why the students are giving more preferences to online mediated distance learning MBA courses.

  • The students can avail the study materials online without visiting the respective institutes or waiting for the study materials to arrive through courier services as offered by the MBA correspondence course.
  • The classes and seminars are conducted online by the premier institutes to enable the students go through the seminars online at their suitable time.
The students can interact with their professors through e- mails at any possible time.
The institutes providing distance learning MBA program conduct orientation programs and the candidates can clarify their problems by attending the programs.

Here are the names of some of the premier institutes offering Distance Learning MBA programs in India:

Prospects for an applicant:

Here are some of the better prospects of completing the correspondence course in MBA that the candidates may get in India

  • The candidates will obtain a very high development in their professional and corporate life.
  • The candidates may turn out to be an entrepreneur if they can manage to undertake calculated risks.
  • The students can acquire lot of knowledge and business skills

Regarding the Online MBA programs:

There are certain institutes that offer one year post-graduate or diploma courses for business administration and some premier institute conduct two year distance learning MBA program. The students can select the course according to their requirement.

India has now become a globally recognized country for running top grade business management schools and the majority of these Schools also conduct distance MBA program. Among them IIM Ahmadabad, IIT Delhi, IIFT have been considered to be the best in offering online MBA programs in India.

Based on the business institutes, in India online MBA conducts specialized programs like executive MBAs, accelerated MBAs, and mini MBAs.
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Complete List Of Distance Education Courses Offered By SMU 2015

SMU Distance Education Courses
Sikkim Manipal University is one of the most prestigious university in India for distance education courses. You may be already familiar with SMU MBA, MCA, BBA & BCA courses but there are many other courses that SMU offer to students. The university was formed in 1995 in a Public-Private Partnership between the Government of Sikkim and the Manipal Group. Currently the university is enjoying 700+ Authorised Centres with over 4 lakh students in 205 districts and 300+ towns and cities across the country. In this article we'll talk about the complete list of courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University.

Sikkim Manipal University Distance Education Courses

Currently Sikkim Manipal University offers various distance learning courses in following discipline.

  • Information Technology
  • Management Studies
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Healthcare

Under Graduate Courses offered by SMU-DE

Below is the list of undergraduate courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University through distance education.

BA (Journalism and Mass Communication)

It is a 3 years course offered under the category of Arts & Humanities and Vocational Sciences courses. The course can be completed in minimum 3 years (6 semesters) and maximum 6 years. This program exposes students to recent developments in media issues and media research. Students with 10+2 or equivalent / 3 year Diploma from a state board of technical education are eligible for this program. Semester Fee for this programme is Rs.12,450/-, Although students can also pay the full fee of INR 74,700 in one go.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

It is a 3 years course offered under the category of Management Courses. The course can be completed in minimum 3 years and maximum 6 years. Students with 10 + 2 or Equivalent / 3 Year Diploma from a State Board of Technical Education are eligible for this program. The semester fee of this program is Rs. 12,950/- although students can also pay full fee of amount INR 77,700 in one go.

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

It is again a 3 years course offered under the category of Information Technology. Students with 10 + 3 year diploma in IT/CS from a State Board of Technical Education are eligible for admission into this course. Students can also take admission though Lateral Entry system. For Lateral Entry students have to a Direct Entry Fee of INR 5,325. For Lateral Entry students the minimum duration to complete the course is 2 years and maximum is 4 years. Semester fee for this program is INR 12,950. Students can also pay the full fee of amount INR 77,700 in one go.

BSc (Biotechnology)

This is a 3 years duration programme offered under Healthcare category. The minimum duration to complete the course is 3 years (6 semesters) and maximum 6 years. Students with 10+2 or equivalent with Biology & Chemistry OR 10+2 or equivalent in Science (without Biology) are eligible for admission into this course. Semester fee for this programme is Rs. 16,950/- and practical fee is Rs. 6,500/- per year.

Some other under graduate courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University are....
  • Bachelor of Science - Health Information Administration
  • BSc (Information Technology)
  • BSc (Medical Imaging Technology)
  • BSc (Medical Laboratory Technology)
  • BSc (Infrastructure Management System)
  • Diploma (Health Information Administration)

Post Graduate Courses Offered by SMU DE

Below is the list of post graduate courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University through distance education.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

MBA is the most popular course offered by Sikkim Manipal University. We've already wrote about SMU Distance Education MBA in our previous article. SMU Distance Education MBA also ranked among top 5 distance education MBA courses in India. It is a 2 years (4 semester) programme and can be completed in maximum 4 years. Students needs to clear SMUDE Management Aptitude Test (SMAT) to get an admission into the programme. Although if you've scored minimum 45 percentile in National / International MBA Entrance Test, you're exempted to take SNAP. The semester fee for SMU-DE MBA is Rs. 15,000/-.

Master of Computer Applications (MCA) 

MCA is 2nd most popular post graduate distance education course offered by Sikkim Manipal University. It is a 3 years course and can be completed in maximum 6 years. A 3 year graduation from a recognised university is required to get admission into this programme. Lateral Entry to 3rd semester is also available for students who have completed BE (CS/IT) / BTech (CS/IT) OR has done 3 year graduation from a recognised university with 1 Year PG Diploma in IT / CA from a recognised university/DOEACC ‘A’ level thereafter. The first two semester fee for this course is Rs. 14,200/- and 15,200/- from 3rd semester onwards.

MSc IT

MSc IT is another popular course offered by Sikkim Manipal University. It is a 2 years duration course and can be completed in maximum 4 years.Students should have done a 3 year graduation from a recognised university to be eligible for admission.Students can also take a direct admission into 3rd semester through lateral entry system. Students with BE (CS/IT) / BTech (CS/IT) degree OR 3 year graduation from a recognised university with 1 Year PG Diploma in IT / CA from a recognised university/DOEACC ‘A’ level thereafter are eligible for lateral entry. The semester fee for this course is Rs. 13,200.

Other post graduate distance education courses offered by SMU DE are...
  • MBA in Marketing (Marketing Specialization)
  • MBA (Tab Enabled)
  • MSc (Bioinformatics)
  • MSc (Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs)
  • MBA in Operations (Operation Specialization)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Bioinformatics)
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs)
  • MBA in Retail (Retail Operations Specialization)
  • MBA in Information Systems (Information Systems Specialization)
  • MBA in Finance (Finance Specialization)
  • MBA in Healthcare (Healthcare Services Management Specialization)
  • MBA in HRM (Human Resource Management Specialization)
  • MA (Journalism & Mass Communication)
  • MBA in Banking (Banking Specialisation)
Above is the complete list of distance education courses offered by Sikkim Manipal University. We've tried to provide you as much information as possible. If you wants to know more about any of the courses mentioned above feel free to drop us a line using our contact us page. Alternatively you can visit here to know more about the courses offered by SMU.
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Symbiosis Pune Distance Learning MBA Admission Fees 2015-2016

symbiosis distance learning mba
Symbiosis (SCDL) is a leading distance learning autonomous institute in India located in Pune (Main Office), Bangalore, Nasik & Noida. The institute is known for it's distance learning MBA program. Apart from it's popular PGDBA program, the institute also runs various Postgraduate, Diploma & Certificate programs under distance education mode. Currently Symbiosis SCDL has 34 centres across the country.

 Symbiosis Pune Distance Learning MBA (PGDBA)

Symbiosis: a top notch distance education institute in India offers a post graduate diploma program in Business Administration (MBA) which is specially designed for people to secure a leadership positions in competitive business environments.

The details of MBA program offered by SCDL is as follows.

Who can join: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • International/SAARC students having a graduation degree from a recognised/accredited University/Institution  can also apply.
  • Graduation Final year students can also apply.

Duration of MBA Program

The total duration of PGDBA program is 2 years.

What Specializations are available

There are total 4 semesters in distance education MBA program offered by Symbiosis. The first two semesters focus on core modules.Students can then choose two electives, from list specializations.You can opt any of the following specialization
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource
  • Operations
  • Customer Relationship Management

Fee Structure

We've already wrote a long post about the fee structure of various courses offered by SCDL. you can check  MBA Fee Structure.

How to apply: Admission Procedure

  • Purchase the prospectus and application form from SCDL Campuses, SCDL Information Centers, Selected AXIS Banks and HDFC Banks for Rs 1100/-.
  • Submit the form with required document at SCDL Campuses and SCDL Information Centers. You can also courier the same to SCDL Pune Campus.
  • Submit Full Fee or First Installment Payment along with the Registration Form.
  • If you're an international student seeking admission into Symbiosis Distance Learning MBA program, you may refer to the following post.
for more details refer SCDL website & prospectus.

Other Courses Offered By Symbiosis Pune

Apart from Distance Learning MBA, Symbiosis also offer 19 other different courses. These distance learning courses includes various PG Diploma, Diploma & Certification courses. To know more about these courses you may visit our following post.

To read a review on SCDL or know what Symbiosis Students Says about their Distance MBA Course you may visit the correspondence links.
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Executive MBA From IIM for Experienced Working Professionals

As the name suggest Executive MBA is a management course specially designed for working professionals to excel in their current job. Generally these programs are designed specially for people working on Junior & middle level management with 5 to 10 years of working experience. These programs are designed specifically to handle a specific part of management in an organization.

India's most reputed management institution "Indian Institute of Management" popularly known as IIM offers various executive MBA programs through its all major institute i.e. IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Indore & IIM Bangalore. Among all the Executive Programs offered by IIM's, programs offered by IIM-C, IIM-B & IIM-A are more popular.

iim emba programme


Following are the Executive programs offered by various IIM's.

IIM Calcutta

IIM Calcutta 4 kinds of executive MBA programs i.e PGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives), PGPEX-VLM (Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing), MDP (Management Development Programs ) & LDP (Long Duration Programs).

PGPEX is IIM Calcutta's One Year Residential Program for mid-career professionals. IIM-C offers Course delivery through an appropriate mix of classroom lectures, case studies, individual and team assignments. The program will be delivered by IIMC faculty along with international faculty of repute.

PGPEX-VLM is a unique program offered by IIM Calcutta that fulfills the current industry’s growing demand for techno-managerial leaders. This one year full time residential program & being conducted jointly by 3 premier institutes of India viz. IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras.

MDP is a tailor made program offered by IIM C to cater the specific need of a business house or non profit organization. IIMC has successfully conducted many programs for leading Indian business houses in the private and public sectors.

LDP are satellite based part-time certificate programs for executives which IIM calcutta through the HCIL and NIIT Imperia platforms. Executives can attend the interactive sessions from classrooms located in their cities and do not need to be away from work in order to enroll for these programs. These programs range from six months to one year in duration.

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Ahmedabad offers a post graduate programme for executives. PGPX is an MBA level one-year full time residential programme for executives with substantial work experience leading to a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives.
Executives who have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline and have completed 27 years of age at the start of the programme may apply for this programme.

Apart from PGPX, IIM-A also conduct various management development programmes throughout the year.

IIM Lucknow

IIM-L also offers one full time, one-year residential executive programme called International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX). Since last 5 year IIM Lucknow is offering this executive MBA programme. This year executive programme would be launched in April 2013 at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow-NOIDA Campus. The programme is specially designed for mid/senior level professionals, to prepare them for leadership roles.

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow also offers Management Development Programe to help improve management systems by providing relevant training to executives of all levels in the industry, government and non-government sectors to take on a leadership role in their position individually and collectively.

IIM Kozhikode

Like all other IIM's, Indian institute of Management Kozhikode also offers Management Development programe & residential executive MBA programe.
Following are the executive MBA programes offered by IIM-Kozhikode
  • Two Year Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP) - accredited by AMBA
  • Executive Education Programme in General Management (EEPGM) - previously eMEP
  • Executive Education Programme in Finance (EEPF)
  • Executive Education Programme in Strategic Management (EEPSM)
  • Executive Education Programme in Marketing (EEPM)
  • Executive Education Programme in Operations Management (EEPOM)
  • Executive Education Programme in Information Technology Management (EEPITM)
  • Executive Education Programme in Human Resource Management (EEPHR)
Classes are regularly conducted through two-way Audio & Video communication (tele-classroom) with streaming facilities that provides a virtual classroom learning environment.

IIM Bangalore

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore known for its executive MBA programs. Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) is one the most popular executive mba program offerd by IIM's. EPGP is one-year, full-time programme specially designed for senior level executives.

Apart from EPGP IIM-B also offer Executive Education Programme (EEP) which are open and customized programmes ranging from two days to one year.

IIM Indore

Along with Management Development Programs (MDP), Indian Institute of Management Indore offers following programs under its executive programme portfolio.

  • Management Development Programmes (MDP)
  • Certificate Course in Business Management for Defence Officers
  • Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Business Management (PGCBM)
  • Program in Managerial Concept (PMC)
  • One Year Certificate Programme In Management For Public Sector Eexecutives
  • Management Education Programme
The above mentioned programs are popular programs offered by various IIM's. We haven't included emba programmes offered by other IIM's.

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