MBA Dual Degrees with MBA + MS are comparatively new kind of programmes in India. These dual degree courses are also known as Twinning Programs as there are two institutions granting degrees. The courses are normally structured in such a manner that the foundation and general courses are studied along with a specialization in technical skill, specific to an industry. How to get admission into Amrita Business school, Bangalore, which is offering this course? Are there any other institutions in India which will provide dual degree, MBA + MS? Following are some best institute offering MBA Dual Degrees and their eligibility conditions and admission procedure:
1. Amrita School of Business, Bengaluru offers a unique collaborative Twinning Program, the MBA-MS. Candidates have the opportunity to earn an MBA from Amrita University and an MS (Master of Sciences) in Management of IT Services from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. Designed primarily for those who aspire to management positions in high-tech industries, this is also a two-year full-time program.
Students who aspire to do MBA - MS Program offered jointly by Amrita School of Business, Bengaluru and State University of New York, should have a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in the Secondary/Higher Secondary/Pre-degree examinations (or equivalent) and for the graduation examinations conducted by a Board/University. Minimum IBT - TOEFL score of 79 is a must for the students aspiring for MBA - MS Program. Candidates with appropriate industry experience will have an added advantage for admissions. Their work experience will be given due weightage (both in terms of where they have worked and the duration of work experience).
All candidates seeking admission to Amrita's MBA Program are required to appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) and/or GRE. MAT (AIMA) scores are also accepted at Amritapuri, Bengaluru and Kochi campuses. NRI and students of foreign origin are required to take the GMAT test (Maximum of five percent NRI and /or foreign candidates may be admitted through GMAT with a minimum score of 550) and they should process their application through Director, Corporate and International Relations, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Ettimadai, Coimbatore, India.
2. Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar has a similar program, which offers students two choices at the end of Year I: i) Join partner/receiving university abroad for the completion of program; or ii) Complete the program at LPU without any international exposure.
3. At Christ University, one of the premier institutes in Bangalore, PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) is offered by the University in collaboration with FHWS in Germany which adds the MBA certification. Students get to spend three months in FHWS, Germany.