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Manipal Academy of Higher Education Distance MBA

Manipal Academy of Higher Education Distance MBA Fees, Admission and More

MAHE Distance MBA Fees Details
Course offered MBA
Stream General
Duration 2 Years
Fee of course (INR) 85,000
Accreditation UGC
Entrance exam No
Work ex required No
Eligibility Bachelor’s degree certificate in any discipline issued by an accredited University or college
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If you desire a career in management and you are already employed either in the private or public sector, a distance MBA program is a no-brainer for you. Holding an MBA means you will get a sound footing for more job opportunities in the future, unlike those with just a Bachelor’s degree.

One of the best colleges in the country offering a top-notch distance MBA program is the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). With MAHE, you are guaranteed that you would earn an MBA without physically attending classes. Plus, you will study at your pre-defined pace without compromising on the standards the school has set.

Located in Manipal, Karnataka, Manipal Academy of Higher Education is a private research college offering different distance undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including Hotel Management, Information Sciences, Regenerative Medicine, Mass Communication, Management, Life Sciences, Allied Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering, Medicine, as well as Dentistry.

All the programs are accredited by the University Grants Commission and DEB (Distance Education Board).

Courses Offered

The following are the subjects offered in the course of the program:

First Semester

  • Management Process & Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Communication
  • Statistics for Management
  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management

Second Semester

  • Management Information System
  • Operations Research
  • Project management
  • Logistics Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Banking and Finance
  • International Business
  • Finance
  • Business Law
  • Integrated Commerce in Practice
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Secretaryship
  • Education Management
  • Corporate Management
  • Technology Management
  • Analysis of Financial Statements

Third Semester

  • Research Methodology
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Auditing & Public Practice
  • Economics for Business
  • Quantitative Economic & Business
  • Marketing  Management
  • Retail Management
  •  Financial  Management
  • 4 Subjects in the area of specialization

Fourth Semester

  • Strategic Management & Business Policy
  • Hospital Management
  • Principles of Management Accounting
  • Transforming Business with Information Systems
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • International Business Management
  • 4 Subjects in the area of specialization
  • Project

Tuition Cost

  • The total amount payable by distance MBA students at the point of entry is ₹85,000. The amount includes an exam fee of ₹5,000.
  • Pay the tuition fee via the online payment portal using your credit/debit card
  • EMI option is available if you are paying through credit cards.

Program Requirements

Before you apply for the distance MBA program, ensure you meet the following eligibility criteria, and have all documents handy:

  • A Bachelor’s degree certificate in any discipline issued by an accredited University or college
  • Original migration certificate
  • Government-approved ID card with a recent passport on it
  • One recent passport photograph and one self-attested photograph must be attached to the application form.
  •  Foreign students are to obtain the character certificate at the Indian Embassy located in their country
  • Character certificate issued by the authorities in your former school or a Gazetted officer.
  • Self-attested birth certificate

How To Apply For Admission

  • Visit the school’s Admission portal via https://apply.manipal.edu/mu/admission/login.html
  • Create an account on the portal by entering your name, mobile number, password, program, and stream.
  • Click on “register & continue” to proceed with the registration.
  • You are required to complete the registration form online with your correct details.
  • Upload a recent passport photograph and other documents highlighted in the eligibility criteria section.
  • Review your application and submit the form for processing.
  • Application and entrance test fees for the general category are Rs. 600 and Rs. 1400 respectively.
  • Application fee for foreign/NRI category Rs. 2500.


You can complete the program within 2 years (4 semesters)

Accreditation Status

Manipal Academy of Higher Education is recognized by the University Grants Commission and approved by the Distance Education Board (DEB).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Is there any difference(s) between the distance MBA program and a correspondence course?

Ans: The distance MBA program is designed in such a way that students can study at their own pace and at any location of their choice. Plus, students are able to communicate with their lecturers for further explanation of subjects that may be challenging.

On the other hand, in a correspondence course, students are entirely on their own. They don’t have access to lecturers but use self-learning materials to study.

Another significant difference is that the distance MBA program offered by MAHE features peer group interactions, virtual classrooms, mentor chats, advising, and counseling sessions, while a correspondence course doesn’t feature all of these.

Q2: Are there other sundry charges aside from the tuition and exam fees?

Ans: No. There are no extra charges after paying your tuition and examination fees. All payments should be made online and in favor of MAHE. If there are any fees, the school will inform you through circulars.

Q3: Will I write an entrance test before being considered for admission?

Ans: While there are some programs that do not require students to sit for an entrance examination, in the distance MBA program, you are required to take the SMAT test. Once you pass the test and meet the eligibility criteria, you will be offered admission on merit.

Q 4: Does MAHE offer education loans to students?

Ans: At present, MAHE does not provide education loans to distance education students. If you need a loan to pay for your tuition, you may approach your bank for more information.

Q5: Are International students welcome to apply for admission?

Ans: If you are a foreign student, you are free to apply for admission. However, you must possess a valid visa and passport before your application would be considered.

Q6: Does the school accept payment of tuition fees on installment?

Ans: If you don’t have the funds to pay the tuition fee at a go, you can pay in an installment basis. However, ensure you finish the payment before an examination, otherwise, you won’t be allowed to write the semester examination.

Q7: Is the certificate recognized by employers of labor?

Ans: The distance MBA certificate issued by the school is honored and respected by all recruiters and employers across India and other parts of the world.

Q8: Does the university provide reading materials?

Ans: MAHE does not provide free reading materials to distance MBA students. If you need reading materials and you can spare some hours of your time, you can visit the school library.

If you have any questions, please ask us here – we answer every single query of students. 

Contact Information

  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India

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