NMIMS Distance MBA

Introduction to NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education

The Global Access School for Continuing Education of SKVM’s NMIMS is a leading institution in providing distance education programs.

The institute is located in Mumbai and has campuses in Navi Mumbai, Shirpur, Indore, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. NMIMS’s Global Access School for Continuing Education provides a number of courses including bachelor’s, postgraduate, diploma, and certificate courses in various subjects.

The distance education MBA course is one of their best and is extremely beneficial to candidates who wish to find reliable jobs after the course is completed.

This article will provide information about the distance MBA course at NMIMS and you will be able to have a clear idea about the eligibility criteria, fee structure, and syllabus of the course.

There is also a section where a few frequently asked questions have been answered. So read on to find out more!

The NMIMS Distance MBA (PGDM) Program

NMIMS is one of the best institutions to provide higher education and all their courses, including the distance education programs, have been approved by the UGC. The distance education courses, of which the MBA course is a part, have also been approved by the Distance Education Bureau of India. NMIMS was awarded Autonomy Category I by UGC in 2018. This allowed the institute to organize several distance education programs and offer online learning opportunities. Accredited Grade A+ by NAAC, NMIMS maintains the highest standards of education and provides wholesome learning experiences. 

The distance education MBA course at NMIMS spans over four semesters and is designed by faculties that have experience in the management industry. Students who enroll in this course will be taught by leading academicians in the field and several experts in the industry so that they can build up their potential and make a mark on a professional level.

The following sections cover all important details regarding the distance MBA course. 

Eligilility Criteria

  • Students with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an equivalent degree can apply for the NMIMS distance education MBA course. Their bachelor’s degree has to be from an institute that is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. 
  • Potential candidates also need to have a minimum of 50% marks in the graduation. 
  • If you do not have 50% marks in your graduation, then in addition to having a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree from an institute recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, you will also have to have work experience of at least 2 years. 


The duration for the distance education MBA course at NMIMS is 2 years. The new academic sessions begin twice in a year from January and July.


For the distance MBA course, NMIMS offers a range of specialization subjects. During the first two semesters, the basics of an MBA are taught and gives an idea of certain advanced concepts too. You will be able to develop an in-depth knowledge of these concepts during the last two semesters based on the chosen specialization. 

The 10 specialization subjects to choose from are: 

  1. Retail Management
  2. Operations Management
  3. Marketing Management
  4. Information Technology and Systems Management
  5. International Trade Management
  6. Human Resource Management
  7. Financial Management
  8. Business Management
  9. Banking and Finance Management
  10. Supply Chain Management

Fee Structure

The fee structure of the NMIMS Distance MBA Course is discussed briefly in this section. While taking admission you will have to pay an admission processing fee of Rs. 1200 and a program fee as discussed below. 

You will get three different options for paying the program fee. The first option is to pay the entire fee, in full, before the course starts. The other two options involve payment in instalments, either annually or every 6 months. The table below will give you an idea of the how the program fee can be paid. 

FeeCategoryInstalment 1Instalment 2
Full fee payment option (in INR)General86,000N/A
Annual fee payment option (in INR)General47,000 (per year)N/A
Semester-wise fee payment option (in INR)General25,000 (per semester)N/A

During registration, you will have to pay 5000 INR from the program fee. If your parents are with the Armed Forces, then the institute will grant you a 20% concession on the total program fee. 

In addition to the admission processing fee and the program fee, examination fee of 600 INR for every subject is to be paid. 

There are several options available for modes of payment. You can choose to pay via Demand Draft which will have to be drawn in favour of “SVKM’s NMIMS” and it should be payable at Mumbai. EMI options for 3, 6, 9 and 12 months is also available. You can also take loans. No credit cards are necessary for availing the loan facilities. 

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Management Theory and Practice
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Information Systems for Managers

Semester 2

  • Business Communication
  • Essentials of Human Resource Management
  • Business Law
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations Management
  • Decision Science

For the third and fourth semesters, the syllabus is decided according to the specialization that you have chosen. Each specialization course has a different set of subjects and you can see this list on the prospectus released by NMIMS for their distance MBA course. 

Admission Procedure: How to Apply?

Step 1: Fill up the registration form. The form is released on the official website of NMIMS. To confirm the registration, you will have to pay the admission processing fee. 

Step 2: Go to the Authorised Enrolment Partner and provide all necessary documents for verification. These documents include:

  • Proof of academic qualification
  • Proof of work experience (if any and if required)
  • Photo identity
  • Current passport size photograph

Once the Authorised Enrolment Partner verifies these documents, they can be uploaded on the system. 

Step 3: After the documents have been uploaded, you will have to pay the program fee. You can choose the payment option and the mode of payment (online, via demand draft, EMI or loan). 

Step 4: Once all the above steps have been completed, you will be assigned a “student number” and your admission will be confirmed. This is only done after the institute has checked and approved your documents and application. 

List of Other Management Courses Offered by NMIMS

Along with the distance education MBA course, NMIMS offers a number of other courses, including several management courses.

Diploma Courses

  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Banking and Finance Management
  • International Trade Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Retail Management

Certificate Programs

  • IT Management
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Communications
  • Business Management


NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education has a Career Services program to help all students land suitable jobs. This program also prepares you to become professionals.

The students are trained to develop skills that will help them perform better at interviews and are taught to recognise their potential so that they can focus on their strengths when looking for jobs.

Career Services also teach students to create a brand of their own.

If you are a student who is unsure of job possibilities and placements after completing your MBA course, you can contact a Career Coach and schedule personal sessions for career counselling.

These sessions will help you to understand your areas of interest and find a comprehensive set of jobs available. Practice Interview Sessions are held for students to hone their soft skills.

Top companies that hire from NMIMS include Bosch, Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla Group, Cognizant Business Consulting, J P Morgan, Mahindra Logistics and Birla Sun Life Insurance, among others. 

Job Opportunities After Completing MBA

  • Investment banker 
  • Management consultant 
  • Data Analysts: 
  • Human Resources Manager 

There are also other job opportunities available like IT project manager, business development executive, marketing manager, operations manager, etc. 

Evaluation Methodology

  • The evaluation methodology consists of several assignments, project reports, and examinations during the course of the program. 
  • For each subject, you will have to submit assignments that will be application-oriented and based on case studies. These assignments will have to be submitted online. 
  • Students in the PGDBA course will also have to submit a project report which will be marked out of 100. 
  • During the examinations, question papers have both objective-type questions and descriptive questions to test a student’s understanding and knowledge intake. 
  • Examinations for the end of term are held in December. Students who need to retake an examination will be allowed to do so in April. 

Students Services

  • The Student Zone: The Student Zone is where all students enrolled at NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education can get information and all relevant details. Information regarding schedules and coursework is provided on the Student Zone and can be accessed by all students. 
  • Live Lectures: Live lectures are organised regularly to help students get the feel of being physically present in a classroom. This improves the overall learning experience. Students are taught each topic through a series of live lectures and the faculty are also available for doubt clearing sessions during these lectures. 
  • Digital Library: The digital library has a number of resources available for the students to use. It has scholarly articles, journals, case studies, white paper, and other online documents that students can go through while preparing for examinations or working on their project. 
  • Discussion Forum: The discussion forum is used by faculty and students to interact with each other, outside the classroom. Students can post about a topic that they wish to discuss or learn more about and initiative an interactive session with the faculty. 
  • Student Support: The Student Support team is available on email or via online chat. Students can also call at the toll free number for assistance. 

Other than the aforementioned services, as a student, you will also be given access to the desktop and mobile app for distance education at the NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education. Academic calendars are also provided online which has all lecture timings, tentative dates for examinations, as well as submission dates for assignments and projects. These dates on the online academic calendar are usually flexible and you can choose on which date you want your exam to be scheduled. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens if a student cannot sit for examinations at the end of a semester?

Retests are arranged for students who cannot take the end-of-term examinations. Also, if you have failed to take the examination, you can still register for the next semester. 

  • Can the duration of the program be extended?

For the MBA course, the duration can be extended to another year. For this extension, you will need to pay 50% fees of one semester.  

  • What is an Authorised Enrolment Partner?

An Authorised Enrolment Partner is a separate information centre that is in charge of administrative work. All queries, coordination between students, and academic deliverables go through the Authorised Enrolment Partner. 

  • Is there an entrance test for students who wish to get admission in the distance MBA course?

There is no entrance tests conducted for the distance MBA course at NMIMS. Admission is granted on the basis of academic qualification. 

  • Can the admission be cancelled?

To cancel the admission you will need to contact the Authorised Enrolment Partner. The institute will also provide a refund which will take up to 15 days to process. 

NMIMS Review

The distance education MBA course at NMIMS is an industry-oriented program that is aimed at helping students becoming professionals in their respective fields.

If you are unable to pursue an on-campus or residential program, this is a great opportunity for you to continue your higher education.

The course covers all basic concepts and then offers specialization in many different subjects.

Each of these subjects is related to the management industry and current job opportunities.

With various modes of learning, easy access to online course material and thorough lectures, the course is very convenient to follow.

It provides the best of opportunities and opens up possibilities for further education or research work as well. 

Contact Details

NMIMS,  V. L, Pherozeshah Mehta Rd, Vile Parle, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056.