OP Jindal Global University introduces 1-year online MBA to empower working professionals

JGU MBA Admission 2023: Students with 50% marks in the graduation degree and who qualify JMAT online national-level entrance exam will be considered.

JGU admission criteria for online MBA programme. (Image: Freepik)JGU admission criteria for online MBA programme. (Image: Freepik)

Anu Parthiban | June 12, 2023 | 12:27 PM IST

NEW DELHI: With a mission to empower working professionals and make them business-ready, Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), under OP Jindal Global University (JGU), has introduced a 1-year online MBA with Asia’s largest integrated learning, skilling, and workforce development and placement company, UpGrad, as its Technology Service Provider (TSP).

"The university is one of only four private Indian institutions to be recognised as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. The 12-month curriculum of the 1-year online MBA has been curated to enable learners to get a thorough domain understanding and help them prepare for the demanding job market," the official statement read.

The course is divided into 4 terms, each term has a combination of core and experiential learning-based courses either in the form of an independent research project or Capstone, it said.

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Online MBA: Eligibility criteria

The programme will focus on marketing, finance, strategy and leadership, and digital finance. The curriculum also includes live content, industry-led case studies, assignments and projects, coupled with an upGrad-built AI-powered platform to host best-in-class content and live sessions from faculty and industry experts.

Applicants enrolling for the online MBA programme must possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate score of 50% in any field of study. Additionally, they will be required to take the JMAT Online National Level entrance exam, which lasts for 30 minutes.

As per the QS World University Rankings, JGU is ranked as India’s number 1 private university and was also recognised among the top 150 universities globally under the age of 50 years by the QS Young University Rankings 2022.

C Raj Kumar, founding vice chancellor of OP Jindal Global University said: “As an “Institution of Eminence”, our decision to launch the 1-year online MBA program provides an extraordinary educational voyage, equipping our students to embrace the future with confidence. Designed with the vision of imparting interdisciplinary education with an international outlook, the curriculum focuses on nurturing problem-solving skills and fostering leadership qualities essential for conquering global business challenges. I welcome each of you to step into the future of management education with our thoughtfully curated MBA program, tailored to shape trailblazers who will redefine the global business landscape.”

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The university said that the students enrolled in the programme will get an opportunity to engage with JGBS’s research-active faculty members, who have pursued doctorates from some of the most prestigious institutes in India and abroad, including the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), and top-ranked universities from the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

"A recent WEF report has predicted that ~85 million people will have no jobs by 2025, and during the same period, there will be 97 million new job opportunities emerging, which will demand a set of distinct skills," it added.

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