National Institute of Business Management-NIBM, Pune Admissions 2023, Fee Structure, Eligibility

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Celebrating 25 years, NIBM (National Institute of Business Management, Chennai), a unit of Kingster Education, is a upcoming online management institution in the country. All the courses under NIBM are online, providing students with the opportunity to continue their studies or work while pursuing a management certification. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified educational institution with over a thousand students enrolling every year.

NIBM is an autonomous institute. NIBM Programs are not degree programs and  they are not approved by UGC / AICTE / DEC.

Admission and Application Procedure 

NIBM offers 3 masters degree programs online – 1 year MBA, 2 Year MBA and 1 year executive MBA.

Online Mode: Students are provided with an online application form which needs to be filled. After completing the application, the course fees in full needs to be remitted online via credit/ debit card or via NEFT.

Offline Mode: Students will need to provide a few details and download the free prospectus given here The application attached to the prospectus should be printed and sent to the NIBM office (Contact details given below). The course fees can be transferred either by NEFT (Details provided upon online inquiries) or paid online via the portal here using a Credit/Debit card.

NRI or Foreign students will have to transfer the fees via PayPal using the PayPal ID No other mode of payment is accepted. Please contact the institution using the enquiry form on the official website for more details.

URL for Online Application:

Once the admission procedure is complete, the applicant will receive login details for the student portal –

  • Username and password to access online student portal
  • Study Materials in Printed Format
  • Enrollment Letter
  • General Guidelines
  • Examination Registration Form
  • Online course material

Note – There is no separate prospectus or application fee that has to be paid. No supporting documents are required during the registration.

Address for sending documents: Please contact the institution for the address in the enquiry form.

Last Date of Application: There is no specific last date of application for admission into NIBM Online MBA as admission are done on a rolling basis and students can enroll any time during the year.

NIBM Online MBA Fee Structure

Total fee for online / distance MBA program offered by NIBM is Rs. 7,500 for one year MBA and Rs.16,000 for one year executive MBA. For two year MBA the fee is Rs. 22,000. An additional Rs.5000 is required for Fast Track Mode.

MBA Course Total Fee Duration Fast Track Duration
One-year MBA Rs. 7,500 1 year 6 Months
Two-year MBA Rs. 22,000 2 years 1 Year
One-year Executive MBA Rs. 16,000 1 year 6 Months

NIBM offers only Masters of Business Administration (MBA) courses in two modes – Normal Mode and Fast Track Mode. The course fees have to be paid in a lump sum along with the filled-in application form via the online payment gateway. No installment system of payment is allowed.

The duration of courses in the fast track mode is 6 months for one-year courses and 1 year for the two-year online course.

Note – Students living outside India need to pay additional costs towards courier expenses. An additional 15% of the total course fee is payable as service tax.


Since NIBM offers only online certification and degree programmes, there are no scholarships available for students, irrespective of reservation. However, individual candidates may take the online counselling sessions to check for any concession in fees.

Eligibility Criteria

For the one-year and two-year online MBA (General) courses, the minimum eligibility criteria for admission is Graduation/ DBA/ Diploma or equivalent from a recognized institute or university.

For the MBA (Executive) course, the applicant must possess a minimum of 6 months of work experience in addition to Graduation/ DBA/ Diploma or equivalent.

Age & Reservation Criteria: There is no upper age limit for admission to the online MBA programmes. Additionally, there is no relaxation in eligibility criteria or marks for reserved candidates.

Online MBA Course structure and specializations

NIBM offers online MBA (General and Executive format) with 90 specializations / electives. There are two modes of course completion – Normal Mode and Fast Track Mode. Course has with two semesters per year depending upon the duration. The following are the available programmes-

  1. One-year MBA – 1 Elective (6 months in Fast Track)
  2. Two-year MBA – 2 Electives (1 year on Fast Track)
  3. One-year Executive MBA – 2 Electives (6 months in Fast Track)

Specializations Offered: NIBM offers 90 specializations as electives for its MBA courses, some of which are Advertising Management, Architecture Design, Airport Management, Banking Management, BPO Management, Corporate Communication, E-commerce, Event Management, Hotel Operations, Human Resources, Journalism, Law, Logistics and Spupply Chain, Market Research, Mass Communication, Oil and Gas Management, Pharmaceuticals, Production, Sales Management, TQM, Telecommunications, Tourism and Hospitality, to name a few. The complete list of electives can be found here

Sylllabus Outline: The following courses are mandatory for all MBA programmes for the 1st semester –

  1. Principles &Practice of Management
  2. Human Resource Management
  3. Financial Management
  4. Marketing Management
  5. Organisational Behaviour
  6. Principles of Economics

The 2nd semester includes International Law, Strategic Management, Business English (for 1-year course only) and Management Information System (for 1-year course only) along with one or two electives depending on the course opted for. Coursework for the two-year programme is given here

A case study will be included in every even semester.


NIBM is an autonomous institute that provides certificate courses for MBA candidates. Thus, institute has not been approved by AICTE or UGC – Distance Education Council. However, NIBM is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified institute, which is a benchmark for quality all over the world.


Important Dates

Admission to the online MBA programmes are done on a rolling basis. However, examinations are taken four times a year and hence candidates are advised to consult a student representative through the official website for admissions.

Contact Details

Head Office: National Institute of Business Management, A Unit of Kingster Education Pvt. Ltd., 1st Floor, Swathanthriya Samara Smrithi Bhavan, Nandavanam Road, P.O. Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695033

Administrative Office: National Institute of Business Management, A Unit of Kingster Education Pvt. Ltd., No.5, 1st Main Road, Kamaraj Nagar West, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 600041, Tamil Nadu.

Phone: (Head Office) 0471-2334001/02/03 (Administrative Office) 044 – 65651502/ 65553054/ 65553254


There is an online chat and contact form on the official website that applicants can fill out for both counselling and admission queries.



NIBM has an established Placement Assistance Cell in order to guide all its students pursuing MBA towards placement in the government or other industries. The Cell helps in building student profiles via pre-placement webinars and offering full-time positions in both India and abroad to well-deserved candidates. Candidates are advised to contact the placement cell for any assistance after/ during course completion.

Here is a partial list of recruiters –

  • Aircel Ltd
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Fin Srv. Ltd
  • Axis Bank
  • Infosys
  • NIIT
  • Dell International Services
  • Essar Telecom Retail Ltd
  • HSBC Software Devl. India Pvt. Ltd
  • ICICI Bank Ltd
  • Idea Cellular Ltd

Study Centers

Since the entire coursework is provided and taught online, there are limited designated study centers. However, semester examinations are held both online and across India in almost every major city, few of which include New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. The complete list of examination centers is available online.


Updated On – 1-December-2019

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