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IIM Ahmedabad Launches New Two-Year Online MBA Programme

Feb 5, 2024 1.2K Reads

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) has announced its latest online venture, a 2-year online MBA program provided in a hybrid format for working professionals and entrepreneurs.

In announcing the program, Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director of IIMA, expressed his thoughts, saying, "The launch of the Online MBA program is a cause of joy for us, as it extends IIMA's legacy, giving top-notch education to working professionals and entrepreneurs worldwide. This unique program effortlessly combines the flexibility of online learning with the experience of on-campus engagement, ensuring that participants get the information and skills required for success in their chosen career choices."

Professor Joshy Jacob, Chairperson of the Online MBA, elaborated on the program's structure, saying, "The curriculum is carefully developed to empower participants with both functional and organizational abilities required for surviving in a tough environment. It attempts to improve working professionals' capacities by exposing them to decision-making frameworks based on human behavior, economics, finance, and other topics. The in-person workshops at IIMA concentrate on complex interpersonal and organizational dynamics that might be difficult to navigate and learn. In contrast, the online sessions through live seminars focus on a subject that lends itself well to quantitative and methodical analysis."

IIM Ahmedabad's pedagogy, program emphasizes a case-based approach, with a focus on practical learning, to provide participants with the information and skills required for success in today's ever-changing business environment.

According to the IIM-Ahmedabad, this hybrid MBA program combines on-campus, in-person, and live interactive online classes. The program, which is intended for seasoned participants with at least 3 years of experience, is mostly delivered online in synchronous style, with 5 unique on-campus courses. For more details, you can visit the official website of IIM-Ahmedabad website or the Online 2-year MBA program. For more details regarding the online 2-year MBA program, Click on the course pdf link.

Who Can Apply

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A graduation degree along with the 3-year of full-time work experience for Working Professionals and Entrepreneurship
  • Candidates must have a minimum age of 24 years and no upper limit set.
  • Holding a bachelor's degree in CA/CS/ICWA or any equivalent degree with 15 years of study that includes (10+2+3)

Admission Criteria:

  • Candidates are required to take the Online IIMA admission test (IAT) for the 2-year online MBA program.
  • A valid CAT score is also valid.
  • The new GMAT Focus Edition Exam and previous GMAT/GRE scores are also acceptable.
  • Final selections depend upon the interview round.


  • The Government of India mandates that 27% of the seats be set aside for NC-OBC candidates, 15% for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST candidates, 5% for PwD candidates, and up to 10% for candidates from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). Additionally, candidates must carefully check the category on the CAT application form to which they belong.
  • A "person with benchmark disability" is defined in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016) as an individual who has at least 40% of a specified disability in cases where the specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms. This definition also includes individuals with disabilities in cases where the specified disability has been defined in measurable terms and has been certified by the certifying authority.

“specified disability” means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016. The categories of disability are listed below: 

  • Low eyesight and blindness
  • Difficulty of hearing and deafness
  • Locomotor disability, such as muscular dystrophy, dwarfism, or leprosy that has been treated, cerebral palsy, and acid attack victims 
  • Mental illness, autism, intellectual disability, and specific learning disability,
  • Individuals with multiple disabilities from those listed in clauses (a) through (d), and
  • Other "specified disabilities" that are included in the RPwD Act of 2016's Schedule.

Note: The above-mentioned categories of candidates are required to check the reservation percentage before enrolling in the IIMA program. Those categories students are required to meet the set eligibility criteria for admission.

Timeline of the Admission Process & Important Dates

Admission Process 2024-26 Batch
GMAT/GRE/CAT (Entrance Exam) IAT (IIMA Entrance Exam)
Application Open 02/02/2024
Application Closed 10/05/2024
Admission Test
IAT Admit Card 14/05/2024
IAT Exam 19/05/2024 26/05/2024
Shortlist & Personal Interviews
Shortlist Announcement 29/05/2024
Interview 01/06/2024 - 02/06/204 08/06/2024 - 09/06/2024
Final Selection
Offers and waitlist 12/06/2024
Fees Payment
Commitment Fee (Non-refundable) 28/06/2024
1st Instalment 15/07/2024
Commencement of Program
Pre MBA Module 01/08/2024
Campus Module 01/09/2024
Online Module 12/09/2024

Program Fees and Schedule

Application Fees for CAT/GMAT/GRE (Non-Refundable) Rs. 2,000/-
Application Fees for IAT  (Non-Refundable) Rs.3,000/-
Program Fees Rs, 20,00,000/-

Note: Program Fees do not include the living and travel expenses as the course is pre-determined in the installment schedule.

Installment Schedule

Phases Dates Amount (INR)
Commitment Fee (non-refundable) 28/06/2024 2,00,000/-
1st Installment 15/07/2024 3,00,000/-
2nd Installment 15/11/2024 3,00,000/-
3rd Installment 15/03/2025 3,00,000/-
4th Installment 15/07/ 2025 3,00,000/-
5th Installment 15/11/ 2025 3,00,000/-
6th Installment 15/03/ 2025 3,00,000/-

Note: The above-mentioned fees and dates are variable and might be changed as per the institute’s guidelines. 

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