Is work experience compulsory for admission in executive MBA/PGDM?

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    Ayushi Suyal

    4 years ago
    Executive Master (EM) or Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) is an advanced level of master's degree designed especially for mid-career executive professionals. Common titles of the degree are executive master of arts, executive master of science or area specific titles like executive master of business administration, executive master of communication or Executive Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM), etc.Executive master's programs are usually attended by full time working professionals, therefore the programs are scheduled to match this condition. Most executive master's programs run several full days (... view more
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    Mukul Singh Pundir | Contributor-Level 10

    4 years ago
    Yes, in top B-school to pursue executive MBA, work experience is mandatory, but not in the case of every B-school .It is one year program for working professional, So, as the word suggest, that you require work experience, if you want to pursue your degree program from top B-school .Minimum 3 year work experience is required to pursue MBA from top B-school. But, there are B-school which offers admission without any work experience to the student who want to take admission. But, the program is totally meant for the working candidate and not the normal candidate .So, I hope this would be enough to understand the difference between working candi... view more
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    KRITESH GUPTA | Guide-Level 13

    4 years ago
    Executive MBA/PGDM are for those professionals who want to fast track their career growth. MBA is offered by a university and PGDM is offered by those colleges which are not universities.For executive MBA/PGDM, experience is the first and must condition for admissions. The Amount of experience varies from 5 years to 10 years for admissions to various B-Schools like IIMs, etc.It is meant for the people who have gained a good amount of experience in their domain and working area.It helps in giving a new perspective to these professionals for career enhancement.Also, Executive PGDM/MBA increase their chances of promotions in their offices as wel... view more
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    Moin Nargund Aspiring Student | Guide-Level 12

    4 years ago
    To nip the brewing suspense in the bud, here is the easy response Yes! Work Experience is necessary for the good MBA programs. There are many reasons as to why most business schools, abroad, categorically mention the non-requirement of any work experience, for MBA applications. However, the reasons have less to do with their willingness to admit fresh graduates and way more with keeping their options open, when faced with immense competition within the business school admissions community. By relaxing the requirement of work experience, for an MBA, they are able to make exceptions for the exceptional, the candidates with outstanding undergrad... view more
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    DEEPARUN DUTTA | Contributor-Level 8

    4 years ago
    Yes, the best B Schools need experience anywhere between 2-5 years.
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    Manish Gadekar MBA , Department of Management Sciences PUMBA | Guide-Level 12

    4 years ago
    Yes, 2 to 3 years of work experience is compulsory for Executive MBA programme. Best regards.
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    deepthi Elizabeth | Contributor-Level 10

    4 years ago
    Hi,MBA executive is a MBA course meant for the working professionals, who would like to complete MBA along with their job. Usually, these are conducted on weekends to accommodate these professional. The course is for the period of 1 year. And hence, work experience is mandatory for pursuing executive MBA. The requirement and course schedule might differ from college to college. However, this is the usual case.However, PGDM is similar to the regular MBA. In most cases, work experience is not mandatory, but most of the top business institutes gives preference to work experience and some of them make it mandatory.However, there are many college ... view more
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    SWAYAMPRAVA NAYAK | Contributor-Level 8

    4 years ago
    Hi,No, work experience is not compulsory for getting admission in executive MBA /PGDM program. Study has no bounds. You can study at any age if you have such eager as well as interest to study anything. So MBA program has a minimum age criteria for studying MBA is 21years. So if anyone is of 21 years or more, whether experienced or fresher, he/she can study MBA. Studying MBA you can have a good career growth and there are likely many opportunities for the candidate with MBA. Nowadays the scope has widened for MBA. MBA graduates turn out to be a good manager in an organisation. So the scope for it is increasing day by day. So for getting admis... view more
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    Anusha Oshin | Contributor-Level 9

    4 years ago
    Yes, it is mandatory to have work experience in order to pursue executive MBA. The whole purpose of the course is for working professionals to pursue the course without interrupting their career. So, the classes are mostly conducted on weekends. The duration of the course and experience required varies depending on the college.
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    Versha chauhan | Contributor-Level 7

    4 years ago
    Yes, this is mandatory to have work experience to do executive MBA/PGDM. That course has been introduced for senior manager for duration of one year only. Requirement of work experience varies from college to college.

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