Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Batch Starts 30th Jun'2024

Abroad Intake Jan'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR10 Lakhs


    Significant savings of upto INR 10 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA1

  • Upto36 Months


    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation1

  • USD96 K


    Average salary in USA after completion of the course1

Program Structure and Fees

Ignite your transformative Master's journey at Edgewood College, USA – a global powerhouse building transformational leaders. The 16-months Master of Business Administration begins with a rigorous online coursework for four months from Edgewood College, with a tuition fee of INR 4,07,000. For the next 12 months, immerse yourself in on-campus learning at Edgewood College in Wisconsin, USA. The on-campus component entails a tuition fee of USD 10,500. Additionally, the estimated annual living expenses amount to USD 17,091.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Edgewood College's MBA program is a vital resource for those navigating the dynamic business landscape. Offering a comprehensive curriculum, the program instills adaptability, strategic foresight, and a holistic mindset, empowering professionals to actively shape their organizations amidst contemporary complexities. Aligned with the Balanced Scorecard Framework, the curriculum spans Financial, Customer, Process, and Employee perspectives. Core courses establish a robust foundation, while elective pathways allow focused expertise in Accounting, Organization Leadership and Change, Healthcare, and Data Analytics. The integrated capstone experience ensures a meaningful, hands-on project, enriching the overall MBA experience with practical application and strategic depth.
  1. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • Master of Business Administration Term I

    Eligibility

    • Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum score of 60% marks or above. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ INR 4,07,000

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    4 months

  2. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • Master of Business Administration

    Eligibility

    • The applicant must successfully complete a Master of Business Administration Term I from Edgewood College with an aggregate of minimum 3.0 GPA with a minimum of 2.0 GPA in each individual course.
    • English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL of >= 80 or IELTS of >= 6.0.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 10,500

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 17,091 Per Annum

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Edgewood College is accredited by the prestigious HLC and ACBSP
  • Edgewood College is ranked #296 in National Universities
  • Eligible to apply for up to 36-months STEM OPT after graduation
  • In-built TOEFL/IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
  • upGrad end to end support for applications and visa
  • Dedicated Student Success Team
About Edgewood College
Edgewood College is located in bustling Madison, Wisconsin within the United States. A truly one-of-a-kind city that offers a wealth of opportunity and an unparalleled educational experience. Madison is continually ranked by trusted sources as one of the country’s top places to live. Additionally, a 2019 report from the Brookings Institution identiied Madison as the No. 1 city with the most technological growth potential. Immerse yourself in the exhilarating college-town atmosphere. Enjoy time away from your studies spent relaxing on Madison’s lakes - one of which is located on Edgewood’s campus! Make the most out of the livelihood of the city by attending college sporting events, festivals, and concerts all just a few blocks away from campus. Experience a tranquil stroll downtown to enjoy Madison’s renowned farmers market and abundant culinary classics. Edgewood College campus offers a serene, down-to-earth feel with a student-centered environment. Approaching its centennial, the campus has demonstrated a commitment to high quality education and inclusivity all while keeping students at the forefront. ...Read more
About USA
The USA is one of the most sought-after countries for international students, given the scope of academic and professional opportunities. Let us discuss some more reasons that make it worth studying in the USA:1.World-Class EducationThe U.S. has nearly 4,000 accredited higher-education institutions. It has the highest number of universities in the op 100 and 200 globally (per QS World Rankings 2024), making it a hub for excellent education.2. Internationally-recognized DegreesThe U.S. degrees are recognized worldwide. A U.S. college or university degree allows students to enhance their careers through advanced learning and better career opportunities.3. Student-Friendly CitiesThe U.S. has four cities (Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) ranked among the top 30 QS Best Student Cities 2024, solidifying the country's reputation not just for academics but also for facilitating an education-intensive environment that is open and welcoming.4. Higher ROIStudying at a reputed U.S. university helps students earn high salaries post-completion of their program, thus providing higher ROI.5.Earn While LearningThe U.S. F-1 study visa allows students to work on-campus for 20 hours per week during a semester and full-time on holidays. ...Read more

Career Opportunities


Business Administration

  • Management Consultant

    USD 116,338 Annually 1

  • Operations Manager

    USD 81,875 Annually 1

  • Senior Business Analyst

    USD 88,827 Annually 1

  • Project Manager

    USD 86,630 Annually 1

  • Healthcare manager

    USD 78,040 Annually 1

  • Financial Analyst

    USD 66,127 Annually 1

Syllabus

Edgewood CollegeMaster of Business Administration Term I

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Edgewood CollegeMaster of Business Administration

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  • 300+

    Hours

  • 15+

    Case Study

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the scope of the Master of Business Administration program?

The Master of Business Administration is an engaging and rigorous course split into two parts - four months online course and 12-month on-campus (with Edgewood College, USA) designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into the field of Marketing Management, Business Communication, Business Strategy, and Market Research.

What should I expect from a Master of Business Administration?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program equips students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of business. The curriculum focuses on essential areas such as Organizational Development, Accounting, and Finance and provides hands-on experience through real-world projects. With diverse programming options, students can tailor their studies to align with their interests and career goals. Additionally, the program facilitates the development of a strong professional network, allowing students to connect with industry leaders. Graduates of the program can pursue rewarding careers as Management Consultant, Operations Manager, Project Manager & Financial Analyst. Upon program completion, students also have the opportunity to apply for OPT in the USA and receive support from Edgewood College Career Services to kickstart their careers.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the online coursework?

The programme will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants who want to be on the cutting edge of the management. The topics that are going to be covered are Accounting for Managers, Corporate Finance, Supply Chain and Negotiation, MBA Strategic Management, Organizational Development & Behaviour, Strategic Marketing, and Managing Information and Technology.

What type of learning experience should I expect from the online coursework?

The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?3

Post successful completion of the program, a Master's degree in Business Administration shall be conferred upon by Edgewood College, USA.

Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in it?

No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

About Edgewood College, USA

Why should you pursue a Master of Business Administration from Edgewood College, USA?

Edgewood College's MBA stands out for its dynamic curriculum, expert faculty, and tailored approach, offering a transformative education that prepares individuals for success in various professional domains.

Below are a few compelling reasons why students should study an MBA at Edgewood College: 

  • Edgewood’s MBA program is the cornerstone for critical learning experiences, meticulously crafted for individuals advancing careers in finance, marketing, human resources, or aspiring to lead as a CEO.
  • Edgewood's MBA seamlessly integrates business basics, ethics, and key topics—change, innovation, international business, quality, technology, and social responsibility, preparing graduates to step into the business world with a competitive edge in today's challenging environment.
  • Students are empowered with four captivating concentration options at Edgewood: Healthcare, Accounting, Organization Leadership and Change, and Data Analytics, each promising a unique and engaging learning experience tailored to individual passions and career aspirations.
  • Edgewood’s MBA community, a blend of academic experts and local business leaders, enriches the learning experience with proven success in their fields.
  • Prospective students are encouraged to explore Edgewood’s MBA program, featuring a compelling, case-based curriculum meticulously designed for real-world applicability.
  • Students can anticipate a seamless integration of theory and application in Edgewood’s MBA program, presented in a dynamic and easily navigable linear format, promising a rich learning journey.
     

Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

Students in the USA with a valid F-1 Visa are not eligible to work off-campus. However, they are eligible to work on-campus as graduate assistants or research assistants or take up any other jobs within the university. The list of available positions will be provided before the Fall semester (please note the number of these positions are limited and not guaranteed).

Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the USA.

When will I go to Edgewood College, USA?

Edgewood College offers two intakes for students coming through the accelerator route. The first intake of the year will be the January intake, second intake of the year will be September. Though the application process for Edgewood College will start during the Edgewood College online program, you will be able to go to Edgewood College in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your Edgewood College program.

When will I get an Offer Letter from Edgewood College?

upGrad will apply for you to Edgewood College once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Edgewood College you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Edgewood College. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

Selection Criteria

How do I know if the program is right for me?

This program is right for:
  • Those with a strong academic foundation, offering a valuable edge in the Master of Business Administration program.
  • Individuals aspiring to excel in roles such as Business Analysts, HR Director, Operations Analysts Operations Managers, Marketing Managers. 
  • The Master of Business Administration program fosters hands-on learning, enabling participants to cultivate their distinctive leadership approach, spearhead innovation, steer organizational change, and attain exceptional outcomes.

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

For Edgewood College (Online):
  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum score of 60% marks or above. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.
For  Edgewood College (On-campus):
  • The applicant must successfully complete a Master of Business Administration Term I from Edgewood College with an aggregate of minimum 3.0 GPA with a minimum of 2.0 GPA in each individual course.
     
  • English Proficiency Requirements are TOEFL of >= 80 or IELTS of >= 6.0.

Is work experience required for this course?

A relevant professional work experience is recommended but not required.

What is the list of documents required for the application ?

  •  Scanned copy of your Class 12th Marksheet and certificate
  •  Scanned copies of your Undergraduate Degree, Transcripts, and   Semester Marksheets. 
  •  Transcript of the Master of Business Administration (Term 1)
  •  Scanned copies of your passport
  •  Statement of Purpose
  •  Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional)
  •  Photograph
  •  Resume
  •  Financial Statement or Affidavit
  •  Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL iBT, IELTS, PTE, etc.)
     
-Financial Document Requirements:
  • Must be original letters or statements from a financial institution with original ink signatures and stamps.
  • Must be written in English or accompanied by official English translation and indicate the unit of currency.
  • Must include both the sponsor’s name and student’s name exactly as it appears on the student's application.
  • Must be dated within six months of application date.
  • If a student's name is NOT listed on a financial document, a signed Financial Affidavit is required.
  • If financial statements are in the student's name, no additional documentation is required.

What is the selection process for this program?

There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed as.
Step 1- Complete Application -Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application - which include your work experience & educational background.
Step 2- Apply for the Scholarship- Submit your Statement of Purpose to join a Edgewood College program.
Step 3- Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter- Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.
Step 4- Block your Seat - Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.

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Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

UpGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and organize training on how to write a good SOP.

How much are living expenses for a year in the USA?

Living expenses in the USA for international students are approximately USD 14,000 per annum. The same needs to be reflected in your bank account.

What will happen if I am unable to transfer abroad or if my VISA gets rejected?

In such cases, learners can continue to pursue the degree online and be conferred upon with the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

What are the Certification of Finances/I 20 Process (F-1 Visa) requirements?

Graduate students requesting an I-20 (F-1 visa status) for the 2023 -2024 school year should be able to demonstrate the ability to pay at least $26000. Please note this amount is an estimate and is subject to change at any time. Tuition varies by program.  Please contact an admissions counselor for more details.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the program?

Upto 12-15 Hours/Week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the Program.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Our Student Support is available. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.
Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, and submissions. They will offer guidance, and resolve their non-academic queries.
Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer them within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

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No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)
2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy:
1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. 
2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case. 
3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised postprogram/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a PreProgram deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. 
4. Studentshall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application. 
5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider. 
6. If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)
1. If a Learner, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the Cohort Commencement Date, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch. 
2. However, the learner will be required to pay 50% of the Total Program Fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this condition is complied with, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
3. A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
4. The Learner has time till the current Cohort Commencement Date to make the payment of the 50% of the Total Program Fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the Learner asks for a refund after the Cohort Commencement Date, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. 
5. The fee applicable to the deferred Learner will be as per prevailing Total Program Fee for the batch Learner as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
1. If a learner is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch.A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the Cohort Commencement Date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
2. The Learner will be required to pay a deferral fee of 5% of the Total Program Fee (inclusive of taxes) if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts. 
3. The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. 
4. Till this condition is complied, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
5. The Learner has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee, post which the deferral request will expire, and the learner will continue as part of the current cohort. 
6. If the Learner completes the deferral payment, the Learner’s login will be disabled, The Learner will leave the deferred cohort and the Learner will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. 
7. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the Learner has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad. Case Deferral fee Before Program Commencement 50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date) 5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date) Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort.
CaseDeferral fee
Before Program Commencement50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid
Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date)5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee
Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date)Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort
Disclaimer
  1. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.
  4. Please note that the financial support provided by a third-party credit facilitator for the program is in the form of a Personal Loan, not an Educational Loan. This distinction means that the loan does not come with tax benefits or other amenities. We strongly advise all learners to carefully consider this information before proceeding with enrollment.