Madras University’s Distance Education Program for MBA

Madras University Correspondence MBA

Being one of the oldest establishments of Public State Universities in India, Madras University is one of the most preferred education destinations in the country. Established back in 1857, there have been quite a lot of attempts by the university to introduce Distance Learning as a fully fledged part of its curriculum.

UGC and NAAC, both have recognized the quality education at the University Campus and the efforts being put in by giving it a Grade A and conferring it to have huge potentials for excellence.  As a part of its distance learning program that has more than 78 courses, the University has an array of MBA courses to offer.

MBA Courses Offered 

MBA Courses introduced as a part of the professional Courses program broadly has 2 courses under the MBA curriculum. The courses that can be opted for are:

  • Executive MBA
  • Integrated MBA
  • General MBA: Interested candidates have the option for choosing any of the following streams under the General MBA category:
    • Apparel management
    • Educational Management
    • Export Import Management
    • Financial Management
    • Hospital Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business Management
    • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Operations Management
    • Shipping and Port Management
    • Systems Management
    • Travel and Tourism

Eligibility Constraints

The three streams of Distance learning MBA courses have different eligibility criteria set for each of the three curriculums offered. Interested candidates can be sure of the eligibility to the courses of their choices by referring to the following table:

Course Eligibility
General MBA Successful completion of the

  • Chartered Accountancy
  • Cost and Works Accountancy
  • Company Secretary courses
Degree of qualification In

  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Architecture
  • Technology
A pass degree in any Bachelor’s or Master’s Course from the University of Madras. The degree however should be recognised by AIU or UGC or should be a qualification accepted as an equivalent one by the University
Executive MBA Both of the following two conditions need to be fulfilled:

  • A graduate from a recognised University or a deemed to be University Program with a 10+2+3 pattern of educational program.
  • At least 3 years of  experience in industries run under the public sector or semi or quasi Government organisations or in and executive, managerial or supervisory rank in a business enterprise.

Course Details

Under the present curriculum for distance learning a primary array consisting of three MBA Courses is on offer. The Course Duration of these educational programs as prescribed by the University is:

  • Executive MBA: The course spans over a total of 2 years in which the first year comprises mainly of theory work and the second year focuses on practical aspects of Management.
  • General MBA: It is like a conventional MBA Course spanning over a total of 2 years.
  • Integrated MBA: This Program runs as an inclusion of the Bachelor’s and the Master’s program taking a total of 5 years for it completion.

Prospectus and Application Form Details

The entire Distance Learning Course structure along with a split Syllabi can be obtained from the Prospectus issued by the Madras University. One of the following modes can be adopted as far the prospectus and admission forms of the University are concerned:

  • Personal Collection: The form can be collected individually or in person from the Counter at the University Campus. The Counter here refers to the Study or the Spot Admission Centre. A nominal fee of Rs.100 will have to be paid in cash at the time of collection.
  • E-Prospectus: There is an option of downloading the prospectus along with the admission form from the University Website. In case a downloaded copy of the form being submitted, a fee of Rs. 100 is required to be paid along with the registration fees.
  • By Post Collection: In case you wish to obtain a copy of the prospectus and the admission form by Post, all you have to do is write in to the University with a demand draft of Rs. 150 drawn in favour of “The Director, IDE., University of Madras”. The draft is to be made payable at Chennai.

Admission Procedure

Admissions are basically conducted under the

  • Academic year &
  • Calendar year streams

The University of Madras has two admission gateways for MBA Aspirants under its Distance Learning Curriculum:

  • On-the-spot Admissions: First year aspirants looking forward to getting admissions through this gateway need to be present at the Study or On the Spot Admission Centres with all the required documents and certificates with their respective original copies.
  • Single Window Admissions: Aspirants who want to make it directly to the University’s campus can make use of the Admission Centre better known as the Single Window Admission Centre set up in the Chepauk Campus of the University in the IDE Building, Chennai.
  • The centre remains functional from morning 10 o’clock to evening 5o’clock on all the seven days of the week. It is expected of the applicants that they collect the prospectus and application forms from the sales counter by paying a nominal amount of Rs. 100 in cash and paying the requisite registration fees at the Registration Fee counter.

Course Fee Structure

The fee structure for various courses can be broadly categorised into two heads being

  • One time fees to be paid at the time of admission
  • Recurring fees to be paid for each year of the course

One time fee payment

Course Registration fee Admission fee First Time Students HSC Exam of Tamil Nadu Board Exam of other Boards and Universities (in India) Abroad

MBA (5 years)

400 50 30 200 300 2020
Executive MBA 1000 50 30 300 2020
General MBA 400 50 30 300 2020

Recurring Fee Payment

Sl. No. Course name Tuition fee Postage fee Development fee Special fee
1. Integrated MBA (1st year) 1600 1000 100 520
2. Integrated MBA (2nd & 3rd year) 1600 1000 100 520
3. Integrated MBA (3rd & 4th year) 6000 1000 100 1500
4. Executive MBA 1000 100
5. General MBA (1st year) 6000 750 100 1500
6. General MBA (2nd year) 6000 750 100 1500

Syllabus For the MBA Course

The syllabus is split up according to the year grade of the student, that is to say that the each year emphasises on a particular aspect of the Management education.  A systematic presentation of the same goes thus:


  • Management principles
  • Organisational behaviour
  •  Business Methods
  • Managerial Economics
  • Management Accounting
  • Legal Systems in Business
  • Applied Operations & Research
  • Research Communication and Methodology
  • Marketing management and
  • HR Management


  • Materials Management and Production
  • Management Computer Languages
  • Financial Management
  • Electronic Data Processing and Management Information System
  • Strategic Management and Business Policy
  • International Marketing


  • The third year comprises of a
  • Project work and Viva-Voce
  • Elective subjects: Along with the above two, the student has an option to choose any one of the following four electives-
  • Marketing
    • Consumer behaviour and marketing research
    • Services marketing
    • Sales Promotion and Advertising Management
    • Distribution Management and Sales Management
  • Systems
    • System design and analysis
    • E-Business Management and Technology
    • DBMS-Database Management System
    • Decision Support Systems
  • Finance
    • Tax management
    • Portfolio management and Security Analysis
    • Financial services and Merchant Banking
    • Corporate Finance
    • Human Resource
      • HRD- Human Resource Development
      • Labour and Industrial Relations
      • TQM- Total Quality Management
      • Development and Training
  • Optional Subjects: The students can also opt for one subject each of the following two groups listed below instead of the submission requirements for Project Work-
    • Rural Marketing
    • Retails Marketing
    • Customer Relation Management
    • Relationships Marketing
    • Industries Marketing
    • Small Business Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Insurance and Risk Management
    • Derivatives

 Declaration of Results

Madras University follows the conventional pattern of result declaration i.e. To say once that the University plans to declare the results for its MBA Program, they are immediately posted to a number of sites. Some of the sites that the students can use to view their results are:

Apart from the above, there are a number of other websites that students can use to view their Madras University MBA Long Distance Education Program results.

The above is an overview of the admission procedures, course details and fee structures for various MBA courses in Madras University Distance Learning Program. For more details, interested candidates may look into the prospectus of the University.

For more info on the college and obtaining the prospectus the following can be contacted:

Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras,

IDE Building, Chepauk, Chennai- 05

Fax: 044-25360865

Telephone: 044-25613716



Other Options for Students

If you are into distance MBA, you may also consider looking at some other options:

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