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MBA COUNTRY GUIDE

Why study for an MBA in India?

Studying for an international MBA program in India will give you the international exposure and contacts that is the key to success in today's highly-charged business world. From cultural awareness to foreign language proficiency to understanding the world marketplace, the global partnerships built into the MBA system in India will be invaluable. 
 
India is also one of the world’s developing economic superpowers, with multi-billion dollar companies. Gaining an insight into this rapidly growing country can only benefit your business career in the future.

What international MBA programs are offered in India?

Many Indian MBA programs reserve a certain percentage of their available places for international students, usually around 15%. International MBA programs in India generally take two years to complete for full-time students. Each semester you will have to take the core classes that make up your MBA program, as well as the other classes to make up your specialisation. In India, MBA specialisations that are offered are most commonly in marketing, human resources, operations and strategic management.

Immigration and visas in India

Indian student visas are issued for the duration of your MBA program up to a maximum of five years. In order to qualify for a student visa, you will need to demonstrate the following:
 

  • You have a confirmed place on a course at a recognised education institution
  • You are not already in the country on a tourist or business visa
  • You have paid all relevant visa fees
     

You can apply for a student visa either at your national Indian embassy or online. Student visas are multiple entry but do not allow you to work while in India. Students with spouses will be able to apply for a spousal visa for their partner to join them.

What are the costs of studying for an MBA in India?

The cost of studying for an international MBA program in India is on average 350,000 Indian Rupees, which is about £4,200 per academic year. It is recommended that you allocate about 125,000 Indian Rupees (£1,500) per year for living expenses. India is an incredibly cheap place to live, and you will find that your money goes a lot further than it might elsewhere, although this depends on where you choose to live – accommodation in Mumbai and Delhi can be as expensive as in European cities like London and Paris.

Working in India

India is one of the world’s few growing economies, with a competitive job market and attracts many high flying international graduates looking to develop their skills in a new country or take advantage of India’s rapid growth.

If you are planning on applying for work in India after your MBA program you will need to get an employment visa. The requirements for getting a work permit are loose, so check with your embassy or potential employer for details.

Growing industries in India include telecommunications, media, banking and energy, while traditionally strong employment areas include textiles, pharmaceuticals and transportation.

What to do next

If you would like more information on choosing and applying for an MBA program in India, sign up to our Free Application Service. We’ll get in touch with you with information tailored to your requirements, including advice on the best business course for you.