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MBA vs PGDM : Your Path to Leadership

Starting your management education journey? Select from our internationally acclaimed MBA or the industry-focused PGDM at Narayana Business School. Both programs are crafted to nurture tomorrow’s leaders, offering distinct qualities to match your career goals.

Masters in Dual specialization, PGDM Dual specialization, MBA


Understanding the Difference

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

A degree program focusing on a broad spectrum of management skills, offered by universities globally.

PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management)

An industry-centric diploma program, recognized internationally, and offered by AICTE-accredited institutions.

Program Comparison at a Glance

Aspect  PGDM  MBA 
Duration  2 Years (6 Trimesters)  2 Years (4 Semesters) 
Recognition  AICTE, Govt. of India  Gujarat Technical University 
Courses Covered  48 +  32+ 
Valid For   All govt and private sector jobs  All govt and private sector jobs 
Focus Area  Drills candidates with efficient training & gives insight into real-life business situations. Practical business insights  Theoretical knowledge of management concepts & practices may be helpful to get into research 
Exams Conducted By  Narayana Business School  Gujarat Technical University 
Exam Pattern  Dynamic to develop high intellectual levels & build a strong logical bent of mind  100 % theoretical approach with a focus of passing exams 
Teaching Method  Interactive, Dynamic, case-based, project-based & classroom simulation-based learning with live concurrent corporate projects  University curriculum-focused 
Internship Duration  90 days (April)  45 days (June) 
Placement Timing  6 months before program end  Post program completion 
Placements   100% Guaranteed  Placement Assistance  
 Value-Added Certificates  Included in curriculum  Not included 
Program Start  June  August 
Ideal For  Aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals  Degree seekers and academics 
Program Orientation  Providing specialised knowledge around interest  Providing only a holistic view of management 

Eligibility and Admission

Both programs require a minimum percentage of graduation and good scores in entrance exams like NBSAT, CAT, XAT, or MAT. The MBA follows a theoretical approach aligned with university standards, while the PGDM offers practical, real-world learning.

Career Prospects: MBA vs PGDM

Graduates from both programs are well-prepared for diverse management roles. Industry hiring trends show equal preference for both MBA and PGDM qualifications.

Making the Right Choice

Your choice between an MBA and a PGDM program should align with your career goals. Narayana Business School’s MBA offers in-depth theoretical knowledge, while the PGDM provides practical, hands-on industry experience.

Why Choose Narayana Business School?

Our MBA program delves deep into foundational business principles, whereas our PGDM is designed to give you real-world exposure and practical skills. Discover a learning experience that goes beyond textbooks at NBS.

Student Success

Hear from our alumni about how NBS’s MBA and PGDM programs have propelled their careers forward.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Connect with our admissions team to explore which program aligns with your aspirations.

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