IGNOU distance learning MBA

Indira Gandhi National Open University, recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), was established in 1985 with an aim to provide quality higher education to all the sections of the society and hence is aptly called, ‘The People’s University’.

Masters in Business Administration, MBA, has with time become the most sought after higher education for students and working individuals as well. To cater to the latter, most universities and institutions have come up with the facility of completing their MBA through correspondence. IGNOU offers academic programs in a variety of disciplines and the ease of access makes it a favorite choice distance university for Indian and overseas students, both.


The Open Management Aptitude Test, OPENMAT, is conducted twice every year for admission to the Management Programs offered by IGNOU. Mostly the paper is conducted in February and August of every year.

IGNOU Correspondence MBA Course Details

The IGNOU Distance Learning MBA consists of a total of 21 papers/ courses which can be completed over the minimum time period of 2.6 years and a maximum duration of 8 years. The liberty of completing the course over a period of 8 years of admission, adds flexibility to the program and a sense of ease for the student.

Thanks to the advancements in the communication technologies, IGNOU uses a variety of modern technology aids like Audio Visual aids, Interactive Radio Counseling, TV Broadcast (Gyan Darshan), Printed Material …etc. to deliver study materials to the students.

Fee Structure for correspondence MBA

The fee for IGNOU MBA is quite affordable and easy on the wallet. The fee per course is Rs. 1000 and thus a total of Rs. 21,000 (Rs1000 X 21) for the total course.                   

Eligibility for Admission to MBA through distance education by IGNOU

There are no age restrictions for an aspirant for IGNOU’s MBA by correspondence.            
Qualifications Required:

  1. Graduation in any discipline with 50 per cent marks for general category and 45 per cetn for reserved category. Three years supervisory/managerial/professional experience after qualification is also required

A Professional Degree in any of the following streams with 50 per cent marks:
Medicine/ Engineering/ Law/ Chartered Accountancy (ICAI)/ Cost and Works Accountancy (ICWAI)/ Chartered Secretary-ship (ICSI)

  1. Successful Clearance of OPENMAT MBA Entrance Test Conducted by IGNOU.