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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

Batch Starts 31st Jul'2024

Abroad Intake Sep'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 graduation2

  • USD92K


    Average salary in USA after completion of the course1

Specialisations

  • Finance & Accounting
  • General Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Business Analytics
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Program Structure and Fees

Master of Business Administration from Utica University is a 23 Months-long course during which the first 11 months you will be studying online with IMT Ghaziabad. Tuition Fees for the first 11 months shall be INR 4,50,000 . For the next 12 months, you will be studying on-campus at Utica University, US. The tuition fees for Utica University shall be approximately USD 14,700. You will also have to incur approximately USD 14,000* per annum as living costs in the US.
*Note: Living cost includes technology fee, health & safety, student activity, health insurance and accomodation.
  1. Country

    India

    Course Name

    • Advanced General Management Program

    Eligibility

    • Applicants must have scored 55% or above marks in their Class 12th and Graduation. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.
    • Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree from an Open University or a Distance Education Program are not eligible to apply for this program.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 4,50,000

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    11 Months

  2. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • Master of Business Administration

    Eligibility

    • The applicants must successfully complete the Advanced General Management Program from IMT, Ghaziabad with an aggregate of 60% and above and a minimum of 60% in each course.
    • Applicants must fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement. Minimum Score Required- TOEFL (iBT) >= 80 or IELTS >= 6.0 or Duolingo >= 100 or PTE >= 53.
    • Applicants opting for Cybersecurity Leadership elective should have prior experience or education in Cybersecurity or Computer Science.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 14,700

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 14,000

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    1 Year

Other Benefits

  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) in 2018
  • Utica University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in 2018
  • Alumni status from Utica University & Associate Alumni status from IMT Ghaziabad
  • Get an MBA Degree from Utica University, US and AGMP certificate from IMT Ghaziabad
  • Ranked #90 in Regional Universities North (US News Ranking) in 2022
  • Eligible to apply for upto 36 months OPT after graduation
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • GMAT wavier for IMT Ghaziabad learners
  • Career Essential Soft Skills Program
  • Online Sessions + Live Lectures
  • Timely Doubt Resolution
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 Ghaziaba is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C–suite executives. ...Read more
About Utica University
Utica University, located in Utica, New York, is a prestigious institution known for its commitment to academic excellence and student success. Founded in 1946, Utica University has a rich history of providing high-quality education and fostering a vibrant learning community. The university offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate progrms across various disciplines, including business, health sciences, cybersecurity, and liberal arts. With a focus on experiential learning, Utica University equips students with practical skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen fields. The campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated faculty, and a supportive environment that empowers students to achieve their educational and career goals. ...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

  • Project Manager

    USD 86,630 Annually 1

  • Senior Business Analyst

    USD 88,827 Annually 1

  • Financial Analyst

    USD 66,127 Annually 1

Syllabus

IMT GhaziabadAdvanced General Management Program

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Utica UniversityMaster of Business Administration

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  • 23

    Months

  • 320+

    Hours of Learning

  • 60+

    Live Sessions

  • 10+

    Case Studies and Assignments

Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions

Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

  • You need to have a Class 12 and Bachelor's degree (any stream) with minimum 55% marks. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree from an Open University or a Distance Education Program are not eligible to apply for this program.

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

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to develop/enhance your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master’s program in the US.

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

Applicants must fulfill the English Proficiency Requirement. Minimum Score Required- TOEFL (iBT) >= 80 or IELTS >= 6.0 or Duolingo >= 100 or PTE >= 53.

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

Utica 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 scope of the Master of Business Administration program with Utica University, US?

This MBA degree is an ideal degree for anyone looking for a career in management with an international scope and build a professional network around the globe. Students in this program will receive an Advanced General Management Program from IMT Ghaziabad, and a Master of Business Administration from Utica University. Students will study for 11 months online with IMT to complete the Advanced General Management program and will be transferred to Utica 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 & Utica University, US together seek to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered are 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. 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 certificate would be awarded from IMT Ghaziabad and a Master's degree in Business Administration shall be conferred upon by Utica University, US.

About USA

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.

About Utica University

When will I go to Utica University, US?

The Utica University will have 2 intakes for students coming through this route. The first intake of the year will be the January (Spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be the September (Fall) intake. Though the application process for the Utica University will start during the IMT Ghaziabad online program, you will be able to go to the Utica University in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IMT Ghaziabad program.

When will I get an Offer Letter from Utica University?

upGrad will apply for you at the Utica University 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 from the Utica University, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission to the Utica University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

What is the list of documents which are required to make an application to Utica University for a final offer letter?

The list of documents which are required to make an application to Utica University for a final offer letter are:
  • 10th & 12th marksheets and Certificate
  • Graduation all semester marksheets, Transcript 
  • Graduation Degree 
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English Proficiency Score Card (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/Duolingo)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Resume
    For I20 these documets are required:
  • International Student Data Sheet
  • International Student Certification of Finances form
  • A signed letter from a bank official stating that sufficient funds (at least $35,799) exist to cover the total cost of attendance. Any scholarship award can be applied.

What is the permissible length of OPT after this MBA course?

Learners enrolled in MBA with Business Analytics and Cybersecurity Leadership electives will be eligible for up to 36 months of OPT whereas learners enrolled in MBA with Entrepreneurship/Finance and Accounting/Healthcare Management/General Management elective will be eligible for 12 months of OPT.

Is there any eligibility to opt Cybersecurity Leadership as an elective for the students?

Students should have prior experience or education in Cybersecurity or Computer Science.

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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 US?

Living expenses in the USA for international students are approximately USD 14,000.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

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

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

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 program?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component) 

-Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to 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 www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of INR 20,000/- will be levied. If less than INR 20,000/- 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 student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be canceled. 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.
-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 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 deferral fees 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.

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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 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
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  1. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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  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.