Planning on doing an MBA? Are you considering spending 2 years on your MBA, or just 1? Depending on your profile, you might have different requirements. Perhaps you’re not willing to spend 2 years pursuing MBA, or maybe 1 year is too short a time for you. There are many factors that you must consider before deciding which MBA course you want to pursue.
In this video, we spoke to Sanjana Maggu (One Year PGPM) and Prashant Chidambaram (Two Year PGDM), students of Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, who talk about their reasons for choosing their respective courses. Sanjana Maggu had 4 years of work experience in the corporate world, having worked in two different companies. She did not want to take a break from her regular income for too long, which is why she chose the 1-year course. In addition, she already had a lot of work ex, which meant that she didn’t want to spend time in a summer internship. Most importantly, she wanted to get her degree and return to the corporate world as fast as possible. Prashant Chidambaram was a fresher. The summer internship would be his first stint in the corporate world. In addition, there was a lot more that the PGDM offered, which he found desirable. From the many activities, to the faculty guidance that helped him prepare for his internship, he managed to gain relevant skills, as well as an offer from McKinsey after his summer internship. Find out what they have to say about their respective courses in this video.
1. The One Year PGPM is best suited for people with prior work experience, or people on sabbaticals.
2. The Two Year PGDM is best suited for freshers. You don’t necessarily need to be a fresher, as you might want to spend two years pursuing an MBA.
3. The One Year PGPM does not offer a summer internship. It is an intensive course that tries to give you everything you need from an MBA, within the span of twelve months.
4. The Two Year PGDM is the standard course, where you will get summer placements, final placements, etc. Since you spend so much time on campus, you have the opportunity to explore many other extracurricular activities.
5. Finally, your preferences and requirements will help you decide which course is better. Make sure you are aware of all the things covered by the courses before you enrol for one.
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