MBA vs. PGDM - Which course is better?


The students after their graduation prefer a postgraduate course in management due to its job opportunities and pay structure offered by this course. But confusion prevails whether to choose MBA or PGDM. The candidate needs to analyse these subjects and to reach a solution, so that they will be in the right path in reaching their goal.


Master of business administration or MBA is a masters degree in the in the business administration filed. Students after their degree in various streams can opt for MBA. Many students are attracted towards this course due to its wide acceptance, opportunities and salary. Candidates can choose their area of specialisation according to their skill and interest. Most of the students choose finance and marketing as their area of specialisation due to its wide scope and job opportunities. The students need to attend various entrance examination conducted by the concerned university and score high marks. The students on the basis of their score are called for GD and interview. The students who prove themselves eligible for the course are admitted for the course.


Post Graduate Diploma in management or PGDM is gaining importance now a days. Some universities and colleges offer PGDM as a post graduate course. PGDM students have wide job opportunities and are offered high pay. The syllabus and structure of the course is designed to meet the growing demand of the industry and to make the students as best professionals. The students who pass their graduation can choose PGDM for their further studies. The students are trained in the managing business and helps in the growth of budding entrepreneurs. The duration of the course is for two years and the students can specialise in areas like finance, marketing, human recourse, operations, banking etc.

Which course is better?

One cannot say that MBA is better than PGDM or vice versa. Both these courses are almost same. The only difference is that MBA give importance to hard skills and is more subject-oriented and theoretical practices whereas PGDM is industry oriented and focus is more in developing soft skills. The syllabus and curriculum of MBA is tailor made according to the needs and demands of the industry. In PGDM the syllabus and curriculum is flexible and depends upon the choice of the institute where the student wishes to do the course or get admitted. There are some institutes in India which offers both MBA and PGDM at postgraduate level. The student can choose the subject according to their interest and preference based on the demand of the industry.



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9 Responses to “MBA vs. PGDM - Which course is better?”

  1. 9

    dear sir/madam
    i m a student of BBA.but i m confused which coures is better MBA or PGDM and why. please suggest me.

  2. 8
    sagar deokar:

    hi…i done B.E Mechanical & currently working in automobile company since 2 yrs.can i ask what is difference between part time mba & PGDM?which one is preferable me.if i will done PGDM in simbi then is it chances in future for get a job?

  3. 7
    binay kumar:

    sir, i have complited my bbm cources from gaya . i am looking ffor admission in mba/pgdm . so tell me please that which would be better for me ,to push me in job just passing out from thease cources . so guid me sir .
    you may call me 8797157842

  4. 6
    justin varghese:

    dear sir,
    i want to do mba but my college provide mba+pgdm. what is this mean. is this course is equal to mba.

  5. 5
    anshu chaubey:

    dear sir/madam
    i m a student of BBA.but i m confused which coures is better MBA or PGDM. please suggest me.

  6. 4

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
    I am a final year student of BBA. I want to do MBA. But many colleges provide PGDM and many MBA. Which is better between these. Which has more scope.
    Please give me right information.

  7. 3

    Dear Sir,

    I am doing final year B Com.I would like to know which course is better to choose whether MBA or PGDM ? Tell me the top B-SCHOOLS in Chennai.

    Thanking you,

  8. 2

    Dear sir,
    now i am persuing PGDM from AIMA.i would like to know how is the job oppurtunities after completing PGDM.actually i heard that MBA is better than PGDM. i am in confusion .please clarify that.

  9. 1

    Dear Sir,

    Currently i am doing BCA.
    Sir Please suggest me good option’s after Compleeting bca what i can do , sir actuly i want job after Bca so Please Suggest me Best option study or Job or both.

    Thanks & Regards
    Vivek Mishra