Distance Learning MBA Master Degree

IGNOU Distance MBA Admission 2018, Eligibility, Procedure, Distance Learning

Ignou MBA Admission, Ignou Distance MBA Admission
Written by Sumit Sharma

Ignou Distance MBA admission 2018 – The Indira Gandhi National Open university offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) distance programme to all the learners who want to pursue their career in the field of management. The admission is offered to only those students who satisfies the minimum eligibility criteria.

Related Post: Do you want to download Ignou MBA hall ticket to appear in upcoming examination?

It is also mandatory to qualify entrance test to be eligible for admission.The courses and syllabus of a management master degree programme have been designed to make distance MBA aspirants to get a fruitful career in Management and Business Studies.

It is a 2 year and 6-month master degree programme in the field of management. The Medium of Instruction is English. The university will be going to conduct the OPENMAT XLII entrance test for admission to distance MBA January 2018 and July 2018. The working bank employees who are interested in pursuing this master degree can check out Ignou MBA in Banking and Finance admission notification.

Validity of IGNOU OPENMAT XLII Score Card:

The candidates who qualifies the Ignou OPENMAT XLII test can submit the registration form (Form-2) available in the Student Handbook & Prospectus along with hall ticket of the Entrance test to their respective Regional Centres along with the prescribed fee on any day after the receipt of result card but not later than 30th November 2017 and 31st May 2017 for the admission in January 2018 and July 2018 session respectively. We can simply say that OPENMAT scorecard remains valid for admission to next two sessions.

Note: The candidates who qualifies the OPENMAT XLI test held in February 2017 can apply for admission in July 2017 and January 2018 sessions.

Dates to Remember:

  • Last Date to submit application form: 11th August 2017
  • Ignou OPENMAT XLII entrance exam date: 24th September 2017

Important Links:

IGNOU MBA Admission Eligibility:

The candidate should follow the below admission eligibility conditions to get admission in this programme. These are as follows :

  • The candidate should be a graduate in any discipline. He must have attained minimum of 50 % marks for general category and 45 % for reserved category OR
  • He/ She must have professional degree with 50% marks in: Engineering/ Medicine/ Chartered Accountancy (ICAI)/ Cost and Works Accountancy(ICWAI)/ Chartered Secretary-ship (ICSI), and Law.
  • The candidate seeking admission in MBA programme should have cleared the OPENMAT entrance exam conducted by the university.

IGNOU Distance MBA Fee Structure:

IGNOU Master of Business Administration (MBA) consists of 21 courses in all. The students need to pay an amount of Rs. 1500/- for each course. So, the total programme fee is Rs. 31,500/-.

Duration and Age Requirement:

The minimum duration required to complete this programme is 2.5 years and the maximum duration for this course is 8 years. There is no minimum and maximum age required to take admission.

IGNOU Admission to Distance Management Programmes 2018:

The university also provides the admission to other management disciplines along with the MBA on the basis of OPENMAT Entrance Examination. These include the following Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma programmes which are mentioned below:

  • Diploma in Management (DIM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDIM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGDFM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Operations Management (PGDOM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice (PGDFMP)

How to apply for admission to Ignou MBA programme 2018?

We have explained the MBA admission process in very simple steps. These are mentioned below :

The students who want to take admission in this discipline need to visit the nearest Regional Centre to obtain the latest Ignou MBA prospectus by paying some amount of fee. The prospectus can also be downloaded the from the university official website.

It consists of complete detail about the MBA and also the forms required to fill out during the admission and course study. First of all, you have to cut out the Ignou OPENMAT XLII entrance exam form from the booklet Which is required to fill up and submit by the aspirant.

The form can also be obtained from IGNOU website. The candidates who will download the form from website need to pay a fee of Rs. 1,050/- (Rupees one thousand fifty only) in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.

To get admission to this management programme, you have to qualify the OPEMAT exam which held twice in the year. i.e in the month for February for admission to July session and in the month of September for admission to session starting from January month.

The candidates who have successfully cleared the entrance test for admission into Management Programme conducted by institutions like CAT, MAT, and State level tests need not appear in the above said exam. The result for MBA entrance exam can be checked online on the university official website: www.ignou.ac.in.

The OPENMAT XLII result will be declared after 45 days as per the IGNOU result announcement rule. The university also sends the result status to students who have appeared in the exam at their address.

If you qualify in the entrance exam, you have to visit your nearest regional centre again with your entrance exam qualification proof to fill up admission form.The counselor in the regional centre will guide you through all the way.

But it is recommended that you read out your prospectus carefully as it contains each and everything. If you read it carefully and thoroughly, you do not need to take help from counselors again and again.

The university has followed the semester system approach for this programme. Semester system is followed from January to June and July to December.

After filling up the admission form, you also need to fill up Term End Exam Form (TEE) to appear in regular semester examinations Which will take place in every six months in June and December every year.

Admission to IGNOU MBA for Foreign students:

The students who are staying in India for studies and seeking admission to this open learning distance university should have a valid student visa for the minimum duration of the programme. The foreign students need to remit the fee at par with Indian students.

The students can obtain the fee structure from the International Division in the university as they are the only division responsible for processing admission of foreign students residing in India. They will process the admission after ensuring their antecedents from the Ministry of External Affairs/Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Subscribe to us for more latest updates about distance MBA from IGNOU.

About the author

Sumit Sharma

My Educational Qualifications includes Master of Business Administration(MBA) from IGNOU, B.E. Computers from University of Jammu. I like to help IGNOU students, write blogs, update latest information related to entertainment, sports, movies, Gadgets, Health and Living, etc.


    • Hi Guru, yes you can apply for IGNOU MBA Admission, but you need to appear in the IGNOU OPENMAT Entrance test and qualify it.

  • Hello Sir, hum openmat XL ka form fill karna chahte hai par usme kuch bate samajh nahi aa rahe hai…jaise demand draft form ke saath hi bhejna hai???

  • Sir , i have completed BCA from vnsgu in 2014, now i want to pursue MBA in HRM so can i get admission in IGNOU for further studies as my logic in computer programming is very poor. Could you help me for further guidance, as i am also confused in getting admission in MBA IT Management. Sir Plz help me further.

  • I am BA pass from DU in 1998 with 19 years of work experience in hospital administration. How i can apply for distance Masters in Hospital administration course.

  • Sir me becom private Se hun aur percentage 44.35 something he kya me MBA ignou Se apply kar sakta hun aur me obc category me hun. Reply soon plz!

Leave a Comment

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.