IGNOU Distance MBA

IGNOU Distance Education MBA/PGDM Admission 2019 – Eligibility | Fee Structure| Last Date to Apply


IGNOU Distance MBA admission 2019

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), was established in the country in the year 1985 under the act of the Parliament. The organization aimed at conveying a world class quality of higher education with respect to various disciplines starting from science and technology; quality management and most significantly in business administration. The basic objective was to enroll students through distance learning.The students belonged to the following three categories of:

  • Those who reside in very remote areas of the province and access to any recognized organization for higher education is very difficult.
  • Those who are unable to attend regular course classes because of their financial and other possible constraints.
  • Those who want to obtain higher educational qualification while they are working as professionals.

The university is recognized and accredited by University Grants Commission for Distance Education (UGC), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), Council of Architecture (COA), The Institution of Engineers (India), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

The distance MBA course introduced in the IGNOU policy could be finished within the minimum duration of 2.5 years and could be extended to a maximum of 8 years. Though the duration of the course is appealing and munificent, however the organization always recommends that the students should be able to complete the course within the minimum time course. This will eventually help the student to stay decisive and persistent thereby obtaining the degree with the least delay and a good position in the leading multi-national companies.

The organizations have the following 11 subjects

  • Management Functions and Behaviour
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Economic and Social Environment
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Management of Machines and Materials
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Applications
  • Managerial Economics
  • Organisational Design, Development and Change
  • Strategic Management

Distance Education MBA/PGDM Course Offered by IGNOU


The student can study among the five specialization subjects

  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Markets Practice

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in IGNOU MBA/PGDM


The Student should be Graduate in any discipline with 50 % marks of General Category and 45 % marks for reserved category.

Entrance Test for Admission in MBA/PGDM Programme into IGNOU MBA


The students should have addressed OPENMAT and send it to the IGNOU Headquarters (address given below), before the last date of submitting form.

Registrar Student Evaluation Division,

Block 12, IGNOU Maidan Garhi,New Delhi – 110 068

IGNOU Distance MBA/PGDM Admission Procedure


Students looking admissions into IGNOU distance learning courses can fill up the application form available on IGNOU website.

​Students can make the payment On campus or through credit/debit card and Internet banking facility.

IGNOU Distance MBA/PGDM Fee Structure 2019


The total fees structure for the distance education program for obtaining master’s degree in Business Administration is ₹ 37,800. Following is the distribution for the same:

Number of Courses Fees (per course) Total
21 1800 21*1800= 37,800

A unique feature that IGNOU has introduced in its curriculum is that foreign students from countries belonging to SAARC and other countries can enrol for the MBA program.

Number of Courses Fees (per course) Total
SAARC countries 21 3000 21*3000=63,000
Other countries 21 16,000 21*16000=3,36,000

IGNOU Distance Education MBA/PGDM Admission Important Dates 2019


For OpenMAT-XLIV Entrance Exam:

Events Important Dates
Application Form Availability 22nd October 2018
Last Date to Apply 15th November 2018
OpenMAT-XLIV Entrance Exam Date 16th December 2018

For OpenMAT-XLV Entrance Exam:

Events Important Dates
Application Form Availability 03rd week of December 2018
Last Date to Apply 04th week of January 2019
OpenMAT-XLV Entrance Exam Date 01st week of February 2019

IGNOU Distance MBA/PGDM Review and Ranking


Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a government of India recognized University offering various recognized courses. It is one of the best and largest known Open universities in India.  It has the highest number of students across the globe and provides an effective experience for everyone aspiring an MBA degree over long distance. The degrees and diplomas from IGNOU are recognised by all the members of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and approved by AICTE, UGC and DEC.

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