Comparative Study on MBA Programmes in Private & Public Universities – A Case Study of MBA Programme Plan of Srinivas University
International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research, December 2015, Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 106-122
17 Pages Posted: 15 May 2016
Date Written: December 10, 2015
The MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree is perhaps the world's best known and most widely recognized post graduate degree. It is a professional degree - in that it prepares or further prepares individuals for responsible positions in business - usually managerial positions. Despite its venerable age (the first MBA degrees were awarded in the early twentieth century), MBA programmes remain both popular and relevant. MBA programs are run throughout the world, as they are seen to be relevant for the preparation of people for work in management irrespective of the industry, business sector, the nature of the economy, etc. Although critics of the programmes have been numerous, large companies and increasingly small ones as well continue to see real value in the MBA as the first stage in a professional career in management. In this paper, the public and private universities are compared based on their ability to provide quality and innovative post graduate business management education in terms of quality, latest innovative curriculum, specialisations, programme duration, foreign exposure, industry orientation, networking, placement service, total credits for the programme, course fee structure, and examination system. Comparison is done by considering some of public and private universities and their ability to add values to the programme in the frame of stakeholder’s reference. Finally, the advantages benefits, constraints and disadvantages of public and private universities are identified and are listed under organisational, students, faculty, parents and societal issues using focus group method.
Keywords: Innovations in business education; MBA programme; Private university; Public university
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