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    Can I Do An MBA After Class 12?

    By Himanshu Shekhar
    5 Apr'22  5 min read
    Can I Do An MBA After Class 12?
    Synopsis

    Pursuing an MBA is a popular choice for many students after graduation. However, in recent years, MBA after Class 12 has become popular as well. The five-year integrated MBA after Class 12 is for those who wish to avoid working on a different undergraduate programmes and the rat race for CAT and instead take the path of a direct MBA after 10+2. In fact, it is possible to join even an IIM straight out of school. Here is where the programme is offered and how it works. 

    Can I Do An MBA After Class 12?
    Synopsis

    Pursuing an MBA is a popular choice for many students after graduation. However, in recent years, MBA after Class 12 has become popular as well. The five-year integrated MBA after Class 12 is for those who wish to avoid working on a different undergraduate programmes and the rat race for CAT and instead take the path of a direct MBA after 10+2. In fact, it is possible to join even an IIM straight out of school. Here is where the programme is offered and how it works. 

    As per All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), more than four lakh students opt for a career in management every year in more than 3,000 institutes across the country.

    The traditional route is to complete graduation and then appearing for Common Admission Test (CAT) or other national-level exams such as Xaviers Aptitude Test (XAT), Management Aptitude Test (MAT) and Common Management Admission Test (CMAT). However, this is unappealing to many and for them, there’s a new option – MBA after Class 12.

    This promises to fetch students a good career in management, excellent business skills, high salaries and perks, international exposure and opportunities, and a good corporate network.

    What Is An Integrated MBA?

    A five-year course, the integrated MBA course is a combination of BBA and MBA, aimed at imparting managerial skills, business expertise, and technical understanding of business. Students pursuing an Integrated MBA have a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of business management and the opportunity to pursue chosen areas of specialization.

    MBA After Class 12: Advantages, Disadvantages

    While an unusual choice, there are certain advantages to the integrated MBA. Here are a few:

    1. While the more common path for a Class 12 student opting for a management course is a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) followed by an MBA, an Integrated MBA programme is a combination of both

    2. Students can avoid the multiple entrance tests to get into MBA

    3. Time, money and effort saved, not just on the entrance exams, but also on studying similar subjects twice, first at the undergraduate level and then at the postgraduate level.

    4. Candidates can kick start their careers with internships and infield projects thus gaining practical experience.

    The only drawback – and this is a major one – is that a student may have no option to look at any other PG course. The value of the degree comes with the MBA part more than the BBA one.

    MBA after Class 12: Eligibility Criteria

    It is wise to always refer to the prospectus of the respective institutions to know the specific eligibility criteria for an integrated MBA. However, common criteria for MBA after 10+2 are:

    • Candidates must have completed 10+2 in any stream from a recognized institute

    • They should have secured a minimum 60 percent aggregate in Class 12

    • Students who are appearing for Class 12 exams are also eligible to apply provided they fulfill the criteria of passing at the time of admission

    Entrance Exams For MBA After Class 12

    Given below are some of the entrance tests that students must qualify for admission into an integrated MBA after Class 12.

    Institute

    Entrance test

    Programme

    IIM Rohtak, IIM Indore, Nirma University

    Integrated programme in Management Aptitude Test (IPMAT)

    BBA+MBA

    IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Jammu

    Joint Integrated programme in Management Admission Test (JIPMAT)

    BBA+MBA

    NMIMS University

    NMIMS Common Entrance Test (NMIMS-CET)

    MBA Tech (BTech + MBA)

    Jindal Global Business School (JGBS)

    Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), American College Testing (ACT), Under Graduate Aptitude Test (UGAT), Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT)

    BBA (Hons)+ MBA

    University of Mumbai, Thane Sub Campus

    Mumbai University Common Management Entrance Test (MUCMET)

    BMS-MBA

    Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

    Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Common Entrance Test (DAVV CET)

    MBA (Hospital Administration)

    ABV-IIITM, Gwalior

    Joint entrance Examination (JEE Main)

    BTech (IT) + MBA

    Know Specialisations In MBA After 10+2

    The most commonly offered specialisations under integrated MBA are listed below:

    • Finance

    • Human Resources (HR)

    • Sales and Marketing

    • Business Analytics

    • Supply Chain Management

    Key Differences Between MBA And Integrated MBA

    Some of the key differences between an MBA and an integrated one are given below:

    • Candidates who have completed their graduation in any discipline can apply for the MBA programme whereas candidates can pursue an integrated MBA right after Class 12.

    • The MBA after 10+2 programme is of five years’ duration; the postgraduate MBA lasts two years

    • Specialisation choices are restricted in the case of regular MBA where you have to choose at the point of joining or in the second year. Integrated MBA students have more time to choose

    • An MBA student gets only one year to prepare for placements whereas an integrated MBA aspirant can get three to four years

    Colleges Offering MBA After Class 12

    The institutions offering integrated MBA programmes are given below:

    IIM Rohtak

    IIM Jammu

    IIM Indore

    IIM Bodhgaya

    Xavier University

    Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

    Nirma University Institute of Management

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology

    Mumbai University

    Lucknow University

    Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

    Jindal Global Business School

    NIIT University

    Kurukshetra University

    MBA After 10+2 Fee Structure

    The fee structure of the integrated MBA programme varies from college to college. Check out the average fee structure of BBA+MBA along with the admission process.

    Institute name

    Fee structure (In Rs)

    Admission process

    IIM Rohtak

    30.51 Lakh

    • IPMAT

    • Personal Interview (PI)

    IIM Indore

    20 Lakh

    • IPM Aptitude Test

    • Personal Interview (PI)

    Jindal Global Business

    • Programme fee: 3.50 Lakh annually

    • Residential fee: Rs 2.6 Lakh annually

    Candidates will be selected on the basis of following

    • Class 10, Class 12 marks

    • Personal statement

    • Faculty interview

    • Entrance exam score (SAT, JSAT, ACT, UGAT)

    Kurukshetra University

    About 57,000 annually

    Candidates will be selected on the basis of

    • Qualifying examination (senior secondary or Class 12)

    • Interview

    • Entrance test

    Job Scope, Careers After Integrated MBA

    Students typically get placed in the middle and upper management in leading sectors such as Finance, HR, Consulting, Marketing, and Retail with an average salary of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 17 lakh, according to placement reports. As per the placement statistics of IIM Indore, the highest CTC offered was Rs 50 lakh per annum.

    Here are some areas where a candidate who has completed an integrated MBA course can work:

    • Banking and Finance

    • Investment Banking

    • Data Analytics

    • Managerial Consultant

    • Sales and Marketing

    • Entrepreneurship

    For those who are aspiring to make their career in business management right after completion of 10+2, an integrated MBA is an excellent option to develop business aptitude and management skills.

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    • Education
    • Qualifications
    • Vocational education
    • Schools
    • Educational stages
    • Educational assessment and evaluation
    • Test (assessment)
    • Career and technical education
    • Master of Business Administration

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