PGDM or MBA: Experts at iFEEL talk about the right choice of course for aspiring management students

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What after graduation? This is probably the most common question every student faces after completing his/her bachelor’s degree. It may be confusing to choose the right course, especially for management students, with several career options available in the corporate industry. However, in order to understand which course is the best fit for you, it becomes important to know the dynamics of the management world first.

Although many students come with a clear vision of what to pursue in the future, a majority of them need to be guided properly regarding their careers. Faculty members at iFeel Lonavala believe that the PGDM course is the one option that can refine students’ skills. Talking about the MBA, it is another highly valuable program that ensures the complete development of one’s managerial skills.

PGDM or MBA?

One of the most preferred courses in India is an MBA (Masters in Business Administration). It seems like an obvious choice for management students after school. However, there is no denying that MBA programs are a little complex, needing more emphasis on the theoretical aspects of a business. A fixed curriculum, based on established university guidelines, is covered in an MBA course.

Talking about PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies) course, it is different from the MBA degree course in terms of its pedagogy, curriculum, fees, and industry exposure.“Whether you’re a fresh graduate or an employee looking for a career progression, PGDM course helps you get industry-ready with its curriculum that is practical-oriented,” suggest career counsellors at iFEEL, Lonavala. The course is designed as per the standards and needs of the industry.

The fact that the curriculum of PGDM course is modified according to the requirements of the current market, makes it a preferred option as compared to MBA.

For most budding entrepreneurs, building expertise in a particular specialization along with gaining a hands-on learning experience is the most important part. Therefore, a PGDM course is an ideal option, since it provides in-depth knowledge (theoretical and practical) on specialisations, such as human resources, operations, financial management, international marketing, etc.

PGDM course is all about equipping yourself with the skills that are highly preferred in the current business industry. The course prepares you for various challenges that might come in the future by discovering the leader and entrepreneur in you.

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