Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Batch Start Date - 30th November 2022

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR20 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 20 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA

  • Upto12 Months

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

  • INR68 Lakhs

    Average salary in USA after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

Master of Business Administration is a 2 Year course wherein Year 1 you will be studying online with IMT Ghaziabad. Tuition fees for the Online course is INR 3,00,000 (inclusive of taxes). For Year 2, you will be going to the USA and studying on-campus at Clarkson University, US. Tuition fees for Clarkson University is approximately USD 44,457. You will also have to incur approximately USD 17,000 (Fees are subject to change depending upon intakes and admission year) per annum as living costs in the USA. All upGrad students are automatically offered the $2,500 upGrad Student Fellowship, with additional scholarships up to 50% available based on academic merit.
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Advanced General Management Program


    • Applicants need to have minimum 60% or above marks in Graduation. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 5

    Tuition Fees

    INR 3,00,000

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    11 months

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • Master of Business Administration


    • Applicant must complete the Advanced General Management Program from IMT, Ghaziabad with 55% or above mark
    • IELTS score >= 6.5 or equivalent across all bands or PTE >= 56 or Duolingo >= 115 or TOEFL iBT (not home edition) >= 80

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 44,457

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 17,000

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Get an MBA Degree from Clarkson University and AGMP certificate from IMT Ghaziabad
  • Eligible to apply for upto 12-month OPT after graduation
  • QS World University Rankings 2022 #751-800
  • Online Sessions + Live Lectures
  • Alumni status from Clarkson University & Associate alumni status from IMT-G
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
  • Career Essential Soft Skills Program
  • Timely Doubt Resolution
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • One-on-One with Industry Mentors
  • The U.S. News & World Report, 2022 has ranked Clarkson University 127th in National Universities
  • The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • 24x7 Available Student Support Team
  • This program is accredited by AACSB
  • Clarkson University is ranked among the best FT MBA programs by US News and World Report
  • Featured among QS World University Rankings - Full Time MBA: Global 2022
  • #57 with Fortune Magazine
About IMT Ghaziabad

Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad (IMT-G) is India’s premier management school and is the 4th business school in the country accredited by the coveted AACSB. Strategically located in Delhi-NCR region, IMTG has distinct focus on grooming leadership through innovation, execution, and social responsibility. IMT Ghazi

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About Clarkson University

Clarkson University is a private, national research institution founded in 1896. With its main campus in New York, Potsdam, the university boasts a front-runner in technology education. The university's prime focus is on sustainable economic development utilizing innovation, research, sch

The university is renowned for offering unparalleled learning experiences with over 90 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., and certificate programs. With powerful intentions, the university ignites connections across academic disciplines and industries to promote an entrepreneurial mindset and intellectual curiosity to create leaders of tomorrow.

At Clarkson University, students are supervised by faculty members with a pool of experience. Each program at Clarkson University is coherently designed to offer a cutting-edge curriculum and industry-oriented pedagogy in a supportive environment. The external network of the university engages 380+ active partners in the industry, chamber of commerce, and research organizations. A degree from Clarkson University will equip students in every domain to achieve their professional aspirations, from enhancing knowledge to acquiring new competencies.

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About USA

“Why do international students prefer to study in USA?” There are several answers to the question. To start with, the country hosts more than a million international students and is one of the most popular global educational hubs. Universities and colleges in the US offer numerous

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Career Opportunities

Business Administration

  • Operations Manager

    USD 81,875 Annually

  • Financial Analyst

    USD 66,127 Annually

  • Management Consultant

    USD 116,338 Annually

  • Project Manager

    USD 86,630 Annually

  • Senior Business Analyst

    USD 88,827 Annually


IMT GhaziabadAdvanced General Management Program


Clarkson UniversityMaster of Business Administration

  • 23


  • 320+

    Hours of Learning

  • 60+

    Live Sessions

  • 10+

    Case Studies and Assignments

Loan Partners

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a minimum qualification for this programme?

You need to have a Bachelor's degree with minimum 60% marks in any stream. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 5.

Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English language exams during the 1st Year of Masters Degree?

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 US.

What are the English proficiency requirements for going to Clarkson University?

IELTS score >= 6.5 or equivalent across all bands or PTE >= 56 or Duolingo >= 115 or TOEFL iBT (not home edition) >= 80

How will Clarkson University help in finding internships and job opportunities after I complete a course ?

Clarkson University helps students through the decision-making process by talking to you about your specific goals, interests, and skills and what kind of jobs you can get with different majors.

Course Curriculum

What is the Master of Business Administration with upGrad?

This MBA degree is an ideal degree for anyone looking for a career in management with an international scope and to build a professional network around the globe. Students in this program will receive dual certification, a PG Program from IMT Ghaziabad, and a Master of Business Administration from Clarkson University. Students will study for 11 months online with IMT to complete the PG program and will be transferred to Clarkson University after meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the brochure.

What should I expect from the Master of Business Administration programme?

  • Respond strategically to business challenges and opportunities.
  • Assess ethical implications of business activities.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate solutions to business problems.
  • Formulate business decisions and systematic analysis that reflects critical thinking.
  • Demonstrate effective skills to collaborate with diverse groups of people.

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

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. With this programme, IMTG & Clarkson University, US together seeks to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered Marketing Management, Business Communication, Accounting & Finance, Decision Sciences, Business Economics, OB, HR Legal, Sales & Distribution, Business Strategy, Supply Chain Management.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the programme comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. On-campus curriculum is focused on classroom teaching as well as thesis towards the last semester.

Is any certification granted at the end of the programme?

Post successful completion of the program, a Advanced General Management Program would be granted from IMT Ghaziabad and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Clarkson University, US.

About US

Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

There are limited part-time, on-campus jobs for international students, where the income is sufficient to provide “pocket money.” A part-time job will not generate enough income to pay for all educational expenses. Some internships related to the capstone project may be paid.


Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also 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 17,000.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the programme?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. On-campus program in Germany is full-time and will have an appropriate workload.

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

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts. 

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this programme?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)
Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment in the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of INR. 10,000/- will be levied. If less than INR. 10,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case. The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and the student will continue to pay the EMI for a loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount. Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded. Requests for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

Deferral Policy: (Pre-Program Commencement)
If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. A student 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 student enrolled for. The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per the prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. A student 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 student enrolled for. The student will be required to pay a deferral fee of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. The student 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 student will continue as part of the current cohort. If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student 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. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student 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.


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, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank)

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 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

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.

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