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Karnataka State Open University Executive MBA

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Established : 1996 | Accredited/Approved : ACU / AIU / AAOU | Affiliated : Karnataka State Open University

About Karnataka State Open University Executive MBA

Karnataka State Open University has a long history of Distance and Open Learning. Its mission is to serve the economically weaker sections of society by providing quality education and training to those who might not have otherwise had access to it. The university was founded in 1969 and is the sixth oldest university in India. It was the first university to be set up in the state of Karnataka.

To be eligible for admission, students must possess a Bachelors degree from a recognized university with minimum 50% mrks. They must also have at least three years of relevant work experience in a supervisory or managerial/professional cadre. Other degree-level qualifications may also be accepted by the Admissions Committee, if they meet certain criteria. Candidates who are sponsored by an organization are also eligible for admission. Those who are of scheduled caste and tribe can get five percent relaxation in the eligibility requirements.

As the state's most popular university for distance learning, Karnataka State Open University regularly recruits students and is known for its excellent placement record. This makes the university an excellent choice for working professionals who want to pursue a higher education. In addition, the university is accredited by the University Grants Commission and the Distance Education Council.

The university offers a variety of postgraduate degree programmes, including M.B.A. in a variety of disciplines. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 50% marks. The course also offers seven diploma and 14 PG diploma courses.

The university was established in 1996 and is accredited by UGC and ACU. The course offers a unique blend of practical skills and a thorough training in management. Upon completion, students will have the skills necessary to thrive in the highly competitive business world. Admission to the program requires a Bachelor's degree and at least three years of professional experience.

The course duration of the Executive MBA is one year, divided into two semesters. The course fees are Rs. 8500 per semester, including registration. The fee is also inclusive of a prospectus. The course fees are competitive, and are well worth the investment. The fees for all graduate courses are around Rs. 88,000/-.

Applicants should prepare for a challenging entrance examination before enrolling in the course. The examination consists of 100 questions and students are given 120-150 minutes to solve the test paper. Candidates are awarded one mark for every correct answer, and there is no negative marking. The university also offers free counseling for students who apply through the online application process.

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Executive MBA in various domain


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Mysore, Karnataka

Executive MBA Specializations-

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Banking/Finance
  3. Marketing Management
  4. Information Technology
  5. Sales and Marketing Management
  6. Human Resource Management
  7. Operations Management

Admission Criteria-

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree with work experience in a Professional role/ managerial/supervisory of 3 years and work in any organization.
  • Diploma holders (10+3) with 5 years post qualification and work experience as a supervisor/manager.
  • Postgraduate teachers with a minimum of 4 years of experience in teaching and research.
  • Candidates who have a bachelor's degree from a recognized University with not less than 3 years of Full-Time experience in a Managerial / Supervisory / Professional Role after graduation and Should currently be working in a Professional Capacity in any organization.
  • Candidates with a 3 year recognized Diploma with not less than 5 years of Full-Time experience in a Managerial / Supervisory / Professional Role and are currently working in a Professional Capacity in any organization.
  • Post Graduate teachers with a minimum of four years of research and teaching experience.
  • Lawyers with three years of practice at the bar/ or working at an attorney’s an office/law firm / legal advisor at any corporate organization.

Fees structure-

  • The university's university fee structure for 1 year is INR 39000 per SEM in India and $1350 for International students.

Karnataka State Open University Executive MBA Course fee structure

EMBA - Marketing Management 35000 1 years
EMBA - Human Resource Management 35000 1 years
EMBA - Operations Management 35000 1 years
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Karnataka State Open University Executive MBA was established in the year 1st June 1996. The university was established with an intention to promote education to make up for the non-existing factors in its education. The institute focuses on improving industrial skills, transform its students from professional managers with skills in strategy and leadership. The programs provided by the college ensure that its candidates hone all the skills required to leaders, effective managers and strategists to grow in the competitive business world. The university is recognized by the UGC and gained approval by the ACU and AAOU. Admissions here are done solely on merit.

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Asked question

How can I get MBA in KSOU?
Asked by Payel Sarkar
replied on 31-May-2022 10:26:49

Students willing to get admission at KSOU must have a bachelor’s degree with a 50% aggregate and no backlogs.

What is the fees structure for the Executive MBA program at this University?
Asked by Sudha
replied on 25-Feb-2022 13:50:54

KSOU fees structure for executive MBA is INR 35,000 per annum. 

What are the Online executive MBA fees at KSOU?
Asked by Avinash
replied on 07-Jun-2022 03:07:38

The Online MBA fees at Karnataka State Open University are INR 52,500. The applicants can pay the fees in installments for every semester.

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Ganga Nagar , Bellari Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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