Online MBA:
Is it a better

Edtech witnessed an exponential boom due to the pandemic. Many working professionals and students are increasingly opting for an online MBA

Should you consider an online MBA over an offline one? What really is the trade-off?

Online MBAs are much cheaper than offline MBAs 

While you can get an online degree at an average cost of Rs 3-4 lakh, an offline MBA would cost you Rs 8-10 lakh on an average 

Shorter course duration 

You spend around 12-24 months in a conventional MBA program. However, an online course takes only 6-12 months

Work and Study at
the same time 

You don’t need to quit your job to pursue an online MBA 

Online MBAs have an edge
with hybrid elements

Hybrid elements like industry interactions, peer-to-peer learning, offline placement events, mentorship sessions, alumni meetups are a plus

Increased recognition for
online MBA degrees

Corporations now understand that online MBAs have the same efficacy as an offline MBA

Top B-schools offering
online MBAs

Note: The list is in no particular order and not exhaustive

Top-tier B-schools like IIMs, Harvard and Columbia are offering online programs now

Great way to upskill
without opportunity cost

Working professionals can save money and the hassle of physically attending university with an online MBA

If you have the choice to do an MBA from a lower-ranked institute or get a certification from a renowned B-school online. What would be your pick?

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