Advantages and Disadvantages of studying Distance MBA

Advantages and Disadvantages of studying Distance MBA

Advantages and Disadvantages of studying Distance MBA

Holding a regular MBA degree on convocation day is a dream for many students. But everyone is not lucky to see this dream come true. Due to various reasons, some candidates are unable to take up regular MBA programmes. The reasons can be lack of money to invest in education, unable to secure a seat in MBA colleges, working full working schedule and many more.

But if you are determined, then nothing can stop you from getting an MBA degree. There are various types of MBAs – regular MBA, Distance MBA, Online MBA, Executive MBA, etc. If you are not able to take up the full-time regular MBA programme, then you can opt to pursue Distance MBA or an Online MBA.

There is a big line of difference between Full-time Regular MBA and Distance MBA. The two have completely different teaching modules. Acceptability of the programmes in business world is also widely different.

However, Distance MBA is no more a distance or correspondence programme since the availability of online courses. Through the facility of virtual classes, students and teachers can interact easily from anywhere, allowing conduction of smooth discussions. In other words, distance MBA is now evolving into various online, satellites, part-time and executive MBA programmes, specifically designed for a certain professionals.

After speaking to various management students and hiring professionals, The study found that the maximum students prefer to go for a regular MBA degree over Distance MBA.

Distance MBA too has its set of merits and demerits. Here’s a detailed look:

Merits

1. Flexible Study

What can be better than managing your studies and classes as per your own convenience? Although classes at distance MBA are prefixed and takes place to a specific schedule, you reschedule any class you have missed. Also, taking exams for the semesters is totally up to your convenience. You are given choices of date, time and center. You can register for whichever date suits you. You can also opt to skip the exam in a particular year and take it next year. Most distance MBA programmes

2. Saves Time & Energy

Going to college daily along with full-time work can become too tiring and hectic. It consumes a lot of time and energy. And if it’s exam day, then half of the time and energy is wasted in travelling to the college. But the case is totally opposite in case of a distance MBA programme. Your time of travelling to the college is dedicated to you studies or something fruitful.

3. Tech-friendly Studying

You have no option to take a virtual class in a regular college. But as discussed earlier, in a distance MBA you have to study online in any case. Also, you need not to worry to buy heavy books. The institute will provide you with reading material and online notes which you can access easily. With the availability of modern technology, various trends in distance MBA has made it easy for students.

4. Study while you earn

Sometimes situations don’t match our desires. Therefore, compromises have to be made. Many students drop out of studies to support their family or earn money. But distance MBA offers you the option of earning while studying. The classes are mostly held during weekends or evening hours or in online mode, so that one can attend the office in the weekdays and study in weekends. Thus, earn while you can fulfill your dream of doing MBA.

5. Low cost

The fee of regular MBA programmes is high. Not everyone can afford such high fees. Thus, many students are left out to pursue MBA programme because of unavailability of funds to invest. But distance MBA takes care of this problem also. However, distance MBA fees are low and affordable for everyone.

Demerits

1. Less exposure: Network and Market trends

One of the major drawbacks of pursuing a distance MBA is that you are left out of the MBA networking and market trends. Unlike regular MBA students you don’t go for networking with various kind of people. You do not get opportunity to mix up with your classmates.  In a distance MBA you are limited to your virtual classes or projects.  Also, learning market trends from live experiences and case studies in not possible in distance MBA.

2. No recognition from recruiters

Although, many good institutes offer distance MBA but still it still lacks recognition from employers. Recruiters still prefer a regular MBA candidate over distance MBA. Also, as such no hike in salaries are paid to distance MBA candidates. The programme is not considered as a valuable degree by the employers.

3. No direct contact with faculty

Many a times we need mentors to explain a concept or help in solving questions. Distance MBA lacks direct contact with the faculty. The only way to contact the faculty is through mails or if the teacher agrees to come on video call. Thus, then you have to solve your own problems or take tuitions to study.

4. Lack of Discipline

As such there are no hard bound rules and regulations in a distance programme. Unlike regular MBA students, there’s no compulsion in attending virtual classes. Attendance is not an issue to appear for the exam. One can re-appear for the exams if failed. You will be not asked to give the exams compulsorily. Nothing is forced here. In short, there is as such no discipline in this programme. One has to be self-disciplined to complete this course. You have to motivate yourself to attend classes and give exams.

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0 # Jayesh 2019-11-06
Hii , I am from Ukhrul,Can anyone tell me about complete selection procedure about IITs and NITs and at which time exams for these are conducted?
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0 # Pallavi 2019-11-07
Hello, good to see that you are from Ukhrul, for IITs and NITs, you have to give entrance exam, For NITs JEE Main is the entrance exam and for IITs JEE Advanced is the entrance exam
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0 # Himmat 2019-11-06
Hello, I want to make career in engineering but so confused about its branch, Please suggest me the best branch which would have good scope in future, also suggest good colleges in Sehore.
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0 # Jagan 2019-11-07
You should take branch according to your interest, if you have interest in software or programming choose computer science, if you have interest in machines, choose mechanical, etc, some good engineering colleges are Sri Satya Sai Institute Of Science & Tech ; Sri Satya Sai University of Technology and Medical Sciences
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0 # Lakshay 2019-11-06
Hello, I want to know about the entrance exam for MBA, also suggest some MBA colleges in Valsad
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0 # Shruti 2019-11-07
There are various exams for MBA i.e. CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, etc, you can give CAT for IIMs, find MBA colleges in Valsad here-Dolat-usha Institute Of Applied Science & Dhiru-sarla Institute Of Management & Commerce
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0 # Aayush 2019-10-09
Hello, I want to know about the entrance exam for MBA, also suggest some MBA colleges in Navi Mumbai
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0 # Pallavi 2019-10-10
There are various exams for MBA i.e. CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, etc, you can give CAT for IIMs, find MBA colleges in Navi Mumbai here-Institute of Business Studies and Research - Mumbai ; Times Business School ; Excel College of Higher Education ; Padmashree Dr D Y Patil Institute of Management Studies - Navi Mumbai
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0 # Jayesh 2019-10-02
Hii, What are the career opportunities of Bachelor of Education course after my degree, also suggest some b.ed colleges in Uttara Kannada?
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0 # Mukesh 2019-10-03
The B. Ed course is an excellent choice for making career in teaching profession, it is very respective profession for candidates, find some good colleges for it-Kamala Baliga College of Education
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0 # Rahul thapliyal 2019-08-21
Hi I completed my graduation (BSc) in 2010 with 47% and than I did M. A from open university with 58%... Is I am eligible for doing M. B.A.. If yes.. Than Plz tell the process
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0 # Rahul thapliyal 2019-08-21
I completed my graduation(BSc Zbc) in 2010 with 47% and than I did M. A from open university with 58%..is I am eligible for doing M. B. A this time....if yes than Plz tell me what is the process..
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0 # Vaibhav Older than three months
Hello sir, I am 3rd year B.com student, I want to pursue MBA from Srikakulam,Please suggest top B-School over there.
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Hello, after b.com, MBA will be the right career option, you can find here the list of good B-Schools in Srikakulam- MBA in Srikakulam
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0 # Vaibhav Older than three months
Hello sir, I am 3rd year B.com student, I want to pursue MBA from Sindhudurg,Please suggest top B-School over there.
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Hello, after b.com, MBA will be the right career option, you can find here the list of good B-Schools in Sindhudurg- MBA in Sindhudurg
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0 # Aarav Older than three months
Hii, I am from Tirupati, I have completed 12th in science stream, looking career in engineering,Tell me about the fee details of best engineering colleges
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
hii, good to see that you are from Tirupati, There are very good career opportunities in engineering, you have taken very good decision, but if we talk about fee of best colleges its depend on college to college but the range is Rs. 50,000 to 1,50,000 per year
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0 # Nishith Older than three months
Is there any age restriction applicable to apply to the B. Ed course, plz suggest good b.ed colleges in Bhopal as well
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
Most NCTE recognized institutions from across the country require that applicants must have completed at least 18 years of age in the year of admission, some b.ed colleges in Bhopal are Ravindra College Department of Education
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