Distance Learning MBA From IIM

Distance Learning MBA From IIM

When it comes to management education, Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) is the institution that everyone of us wants to join.

But only few of us know that IIM doesn’t offer a MBA degree. Since IIM is not a university, they only offers two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) or the one-year global MBA. Although their PGP programme is equivalent to the MBA programs and acceptable across the world.

Getting into IIM’s regular PGDM (MBA) is not everyone’s cup of tea. It requires you to secure top ranking in CAT entrance test and good academic record.

But still there is a good news for you. If you’re a working professional you can join IIM distance learning MBA courses that are specially designed for working professionals.

IIMs like IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Rohtak, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Bangalore do offer distance MBA courses for working professionals.

Distance MBA Courses From IIMs

IIM offers certification courses through online and hybrid mode of education. These courses are popular among working professionals as IIM distance MBA courses. Below are more details about the courses with their duration and fee structure.

Online & Distance MBA Courses From IIM Ahmedabad

Course NameTotal FeesDuration
Executive Programme in Advanced Business Analytics (EPABA)INR 4,75,0005 Months
Financial Reporting and Corporate GovernanceINR 1,91,0005 Months
Accelerated General Management ProgrammeINR 6,90,00012 Months
Senior Management ProgrammeINR 8,15,00013 Months
Accelerated General Management ProgrammeINR 6,90,00012 Months
Advanced Programme in Financial Technologies and Financial AnalyticsINR 3,25,0006 Months
Executive Programme in Healthcare Service ManagementINR 3,76,0007 Months
Advanced Programme in Digital Marketing Business Models, Processes and TechnologiesINR 2,75,0004 Months
Executive Programme in Supply Chain and Logistics ManagementINR 3,50,0008 months
Accelerated General Management ProgrammeINR 6,90,00012 Months
Executive Programme in Business FinanceINR 3,43,0008 Months
Programme on Strategic ManagementINR 2,81,0008 Months
Advanced Digital Transformation SpecializationFree13 Months

Online & Distance MBA Courses From IIM Bangalore

Course NameTotal FeesDuration
Executive General Management ProgrammeINR 7,50,00011 Months
Tanmatra – Women In LeadershipINR 5,25,0005 Months
Certificate Programme in Leadership CoachingINR 7,40,0009 Months
Strategic Leadership Development ProgrammeINR 4,50,0006 Months
Global Executive Master of Business Administration – Aerospace ManagementINR 15,00,00011 Months
Programme on Data Science & AIINR 6,25,00010 Months
General Management Programme for IT ExecutivesINR 6,50,00010 Months
Independent Directors Certificate ProgrammeINR 4,50,0006 Months
General Management Programme on Entertainment & Media BusinessINR 3,50,0006 Months
Business Analytics & IntelligenceINR 8,65,0009 Months
General Management Programme for Healthcare ExecutivesINR 6,50,00010 Months
General Management Programme for Aerospace and Aviation ExecutivesINR 7,00,00011 Months

Online & Distance MBA Courses From IIM Calcutta

Course NameTotal FeesDuration
Advanced Programme in Strategic Management for Corporate LeadersINR 4,38,0008 Months
Executive Programme in General ManagementINR 4,28,00012 Months
Executive Programme in Public Policy and ManagementINR 3,23,00012 Months
Executive Programme in Investment Banking and Capital MarketsINR 4,64,32512 Months
Advanced Programme in Digital Business LeadershipINR 6,20,00012 Months
Chief Financial Officer ProgrammeINR 6,45,00010 Months
Education Leaders’ ProgrammeINR 3,30,0009 Months
Advanced Programme in Strategic Project ManagementINR 3,87,0009 Months
Senior Management Programme in Business AnalyticsINR 6,03,0009 Months
Executive Programme in Strategic Human Resource ManagementINR 4,50,00012 Months
Advanced Management Programme in FinTech and Financial BlockchainINR 4,60,0009 Months
Executive Programme in Business ManagementINR 6,80,00012 Months
LEAD: Senior Leadership Programme for CXOsINR 9,25,00012 Months
Advanced Programme in Supply Chain ManagementINR 4,80,00012 Months
Senior Management Programme (SMP)INR 8,25,00012 Months

Online & Distance MBA Courses From IIM Kozhikode

Course NameTotal FeesDuration
Professional CertIficate Programme in Strategic Sales Management and New age MarketingINR 2,80,00010 Months
Entrepreneurship and New Venture CreationINR 1,75,0008 Months
Profesional Certificate Programme in FintechINR 2,05,00011 Months
Chief Product Officer ProgrammeINR 5,60,00012 Months
Professional Certificate Programme in Strategic ManagementINR 1,80,0009 Months
Professional Certificate Programme in Healthcare Management and AI ApplicationsINR 2,08,05010 Months
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) ProgrammeINR 6,50,00012 Months
Senior Management ProgrammeINR 5,95,00012 Months
Professional Certificate Programme in Advanced Data Analytics for ManagersINR 1,86,00010 Months
Advanced Strategic Management ProgrammeINR 2,77,05012 Months
Professional Certificate Program in Mastery in Marketing, Analytics & SalesINR 2,45,00012 Months
Strategic Management Programme for CXOsINR 4,80,00010 Months

Executive Programs Offered by IIM Rohtak

IIM Rohtak offers only one program under the distance learning mode

  • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management

Executive Programs Offered by IIM Lucknow

Below are the six courses that IIM Lucknow offers under distance education.

  • Executive General Management Program
  • Advanced Program in Customer Relationship Management
  • Executive Program in Business Management
  • Sales and Marketing Executive Management Program in Sales and Marketing
  • Human Resource Management Advanced Program in Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management Advanced Program in Strategy for Leaders

Executive Programs Offered by IIM Kashipur

Below are the distance education courses offered by IIM Kashipur

  • Executive Certificate Program In Strategic Management
  • Executive Certificate Program In Digital Marketing
  • Executive Certificate Program In Digital Finance

Who Can Join These Courses?

As we have mentioned already, these courses are designed for working professionals. The eligibility criteria for joining these courses differ course to course.

For a junior level program, the work experience required could be as low as 1 year but for a senior level course, up to 10 years work experience may be required.

If you’re a working professional, you may join a course based on your level of experience in your field.

How much does IIM Distance Learning courses cost?

The cost of the program depends upon the type of course and the duration of the course. A 4-6 month certification program usually cost approx. INR 50000-INR 750000, whereas a higher level management program may cost up to 5 lakh Indian rupees.

These courses are usually costlier than the other popular distance education MBA courses.

We advise you to gather all the information about the course before you join one.

How to Apply for Admission?

Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) offers these courses in association with their education technology partners.

NIIT Imperia, TalentEdge, Hughes Global Education are some education companies where you can enquire and register for these courses.

For admission, students are required to fill up a Common Application Form (CAF). Students are also required to the Program Aptitude Test. The admissions will be given based on the application material and the performance in the Program Aptitude Test.

More Details That Students Must Know

LIVE lectures by experienced professors from IIMs will be conducted that students can attend using their laptops or desktops.

Students also get access to cloud campus where they can access course material, assignment, case studies and projects.

For some courses 70% attendance in online lectures is required.

Should You Join Distance Education Courses Offered by IIM?

IIM courses are designed to improve your on the job skills. If you're already working on a middle-level or senior-level position and want to improve your managerial skills, distance learning courses from IIMs are for you.

Since these courses are expensive and targeted to a specific types of professionals, you should be very sure what course you join.

If you've just started your career and don't have much experience Or you have never worked on a managerial position, we suggest you to wait a little more before you join these courses.

Don't compare these courses with a MBA degree program or with IIM's regular management courses since these are completely different courses and have been designed to improve your skills in a particular area of business management.