Know the differences between MBA and PGDM.

Don’t worry we are here to help you, basically, MBA and PGDM both are management-course and duration of both the courses are for 2 years. Differences between mba and pgdm. Some people think if the duration is same then program will also be same. Some people having the perception that MBA is a degree program while PGDM is just a diploma.

Let me tell me you the exact differences, but firstly lets understand what is MBA and what is PGDM?

MBA :-

MBA (Masters of Business Administration) is a two year full time Management Programme which is affiliated to a university of of State, Central or Deemed University. Universities directly affiliated from UGC (University Grant Commission). MBA program don’t need AICTE approval because it is not a technical course.


PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) programme is a 2 year full time management programme directly. Approved by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). The technicality of the programme lie in the Content and Deliveries of the Programme by the respective approved Institutes. The Inclination of the PGDM programme in making understand the Corporate Culture and needs of the Corporate world makes it a Practical Programme.

MBA and PGDM Differences

MBA and PGDM Programmes both are the management programmes having few basic differences which are given below:



 Particulars                           MBA                                   PGDM
Approvals MBA is the programme being offered by the universities and the universities is directly approved by UGC PGDM programme is offered by different colleges being recognized by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). PGDM course is a technical course
Course structure MBA follows tradition course structure and programme structure being offered by different the different state/central universities PGDM the programme structure is being designed by the colleges offering AICTE approved programme, keeping the corporate requirement in mind.
Teaching Technique In MBA more emphasis is laid on the course content, mean more of the theoretical knowledge is given to students In PGDM the programme being Autonomous more emphasis is done on practical knowledge than theoretical knowledge.
Focus MBA helps is developing Technical skills and Corporate Business Knowledge PGDM helps in preparing for a senior Management Jobprofile by making understand the corporate Needs
Flexibility MBA programme once designed by the University has to be followed by the affiliated Colleges and the programme structure rarely changes In PGDM the programme is Flexible and depending upon the Corporate market situation the Institute changes its Course Content
Fees structure MBA programme fees is Minimum and Affordable. Except few Universities and colleges like Amity, Symbiosis, ICFAI, etc Fees structure for the PGDM programme is muchhigher in comparison of MBA programme as the inputcost are higher.
Course Deliveries Emphasis is more on the Theoretical Part Emphasis lied more on the  Practicals than Theory.

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