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PGDM vs MBA : What should you choose?

PGDM vs MBA : What should you choose?

Do you also think that MBA and PGDM is same thing? Many aspirants like you often aren’t aware of the significant differences between an MBA and a PGDM.

PGDM expands to Post Graduate Diploma in Management  happens to be the most industry-relevant career program for budding managers while MBA stands for Masters of Business Administration is structured around core courses   and elective courses that allow for a subject specialty or concentration.



The confusion between MBA and PGDM starts when you see the term Diploma in PGDM.

 PGDM is a One to two years diploma course whereas M.B.A. is a degree. PGDM is an autonomous program means it is not affiliated to any University. This autonomy allows institutions to offer the advanced skills and education. Even the prestigious IIMs offer PGDM and not MBA as they are not part of any university. This course is offered by the institutes that are recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD and Government of India. They are flexible to design their own courses within the parameters prescribed by the AICTE. Curriculum of a PGDM program is updated regularly on the basis of feedback offered by the industry experts, employers’ and alumnus as well. PGDM provides specialization in the area of one’s interest such as Media Management, Digital Marketing, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, ERP etc. This course focuses not only on the latest sort of courses, but also tips, trends and best practice. PGDM adheres to strict time-frame because institutions offering the PGDM course themselves take decisions regarding conducting examinations, updating curriculum etc.

MBA is a two year Post-Graduate degree course offered by the colleges affiliated to the universities. Colleges offering the MBA course have to follow an academic curriculum prescribed by the University. In MBA basis is on developing technical skills and business knowledge. It focuses more on theoretical aspects of management.


There are ample opportunities after your PGDM course. You can look into Entrepreneurship, Business Consulting, Marketing or Business Analyst, Investment Banking.

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