The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur is set to introduce an online MBA course, becoming the third IIM institution in the country to offer such a program. This initiative will involve a two-year MBA degree course scheduled to commence from the academic session of 2023-24. Presently, the only IIMs providing online MBA courses in India are IIM Kozhikode and IIM Indore. Notably, IIM Kozhikode delivers its course in collaboration with education technology partners, while IIM Indore independently operates its online MBA degree program.
The introduction of this initiative by IIM Udaipur holds the potential to act as a valuable resource for working professionals. It will enable them to pursue the MBA program while concurrently maintaining their employment commitments. The IIM team of experts has meticulously designed the curriculum to ensure simplicity, accessibility, and practicality.
Comparatively, when considering the traditional residential MBA courses, they are conducted across all 20 IIMs in the country, including Udaipur. Nonetheless, due to the residential nature of these programs, individuals such as working professionals and government officials employed in both private enterprises and public institutions often find it challenging to enroll in such esteemed institutions like IIM. With the introduction of the online format, these individuals will now gain increased opportunities to advance in their careers, as this mode of learning accommodates their existing professional commitments.
Enrolled professionals will experience a significant surge in flexibility through their participation in the online MBA degree course. This flexibility will allow them to engage with the e-content at their convenience. The availability of recorded online classes empowers learners to revisit and thoroughly comprehend course materials whenever necessary. IIM Udaipur is actively curating specialized educational resources to enhance the employability quotient of this course. The absence of a residential requirement offers candidates an added financial advantage, although the specific fees for the program are yet to be determined.
Upon completion, the online MBA degree course will also unlock novel placement opportunities. Notably, the current highest salary package offered in IIM Udaipur's placements stands at 36 lakhs per annum.