Full-Time MBA Vs Specialist Degrees/Online Courses…!!!
MBA as a degree has gained a lot of popularity for many years now. It is the same reason why there are varieties of ways in which one can do their post-graduation in business programs. If we take a glance at the history of MBA then we find that specializations started sprouting in this field and today with the advancement of technology we also find an array of online MBA courses to choose from. But which one is better? The good old general MBA, the specialized MBA, or the online MBA courses….?
The MBA + PGPM
The general MBA covers all aspects of the administration. From human resources to marketing to marketing to business policy. They usually have a comprehensive approach to studying all aspects of business in detail. It is said to provide a holistic approach to learning in all aspects, an opportunity to learn to deal with situations in all tires of management and it helps in widening the knowledge base for various types of industries. Whereas the general MBA is critiqued for not having in-depth knowledge of any one sector or aspect of business Also at the beginning of a career it might seem very difficult to where to place a person with a general MBA.
The Specialization path
MBA specialization helps people gain a lot of knowledge in the field that they have chosen. These are tailor-made for the current market needs and usually tend to concentrate on one particular field of business administration like finance, human resources, etc. The specialized MBA programmes are lauded for carrying in-depth knowledge about one field, preparation to face one particular market, and not getting confused as to where the career is headed. However, it also has certain weaknesses like not having a holistic or general idea of business administration, not too many options to change careers, and the degree sometimes being seen as the same as a general MBA degree.
Industry Integrated MBA (Weekend) The weekend course, as the name suggests is a part-time MBA that is taken up usually by people who have full-time jobs and want to pursue a degree to improve their careers. Usually, these MBAs are funded by companies to improve the skill set of their employees. These degrees are very flexible, they are not very time-consuming as you do not have to travel to go to the classroom, and are usually cost-effective. On the other hand, experts tell that the whole MBA experience is better if done in a classroom as it has a bigger and better impact on the employee and also that online students tend to laze off by procrastinating the activities to be done.
GIBS, one of the top ten B-schools in India, respect your choice and strive to provide you with the best form of MBA. You will be talked with and counselled about your career choices, but you can choose the career path you want to choose.