1. What is the difference between an MBA and a PGDM?

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is administered either by a university's management department or affiliated private institutions. These institutions are accredited by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, affiliated with statutory universities, and recognized by state governments. The curriculum is developed by the board of studies at the respective universities. In contrast, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) courses are independent of any university affiliation, operating autonomously. These programs typically award diplomas or certifications upon completion.

2. Is prior work experience mandatory before applying for an MBA course?

No, not at all. Prior work experience is not mandatory for getting admission to an MBA course. However, if you have prior work experience it helps you to get the benefit of having exposure to the working environment, co-relating a few real-world business situations. But it is not mandatory.

3. Are MBA courses only for entrepreneurs or businessmen?

No. The MBA program caters to individuals aspiring to understand the frameworks of business, administration, and organizational operations. Upon completion of an MBA, a student has the option to venture into entrepreneurship, establishing their own startup. Alternatively, they can pursue roles within organizations, leveraging acquired soft skills, business knowledge, passion, and specialized expertise. Further academic pursuits, such as obtaining a Ph.D. in management, open doors to opportunities in teaching or consulting within the field.

4. Can I do part time MBA?

At Akemi Business School, we offer a two-year full-time MBA program affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University. The MBA program is conducted in a traditional classroom setting, with regular classes held at the institute. The curriculum is meticulously crafted to ensure a 360-degree development of students, and strict attendance monitoring is in place. We discourage simultaneous work commitments to promote full concentration and discipline in the learning process.

5. How do I select the institution for my MBA program?

There are a few key points to keep in mind before you select an institution to pursue an MBA program. Akemi Business School has its reputation that it is approved by the All-India Council for Technical Education, New-Delhi, Government of India, recognised by the Government of Maharashtra and Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore. The Institute is located off Mumbai-Bangalore Highway, an educational hub where all required facilities are available. Akemi Business School has implemented the Pune University syllabus with Choice Based Credit System with dual specialization. The Institute supports the students to avail the scholarship facilities by various agencies. The environment here supports the teaching-learning process. The faculties are highly educated and experienced. Apart from teaching-learning a focus is on the overall development of the students supported by value-added courses, activities, and more Akemi has an excellent Placement record.

6. Is there any age limit to take admission to the MBA course?

No, there is no maximum age limit to be eligible for an MBA course.

7. How many specializations are available in Akemi Business School?

Akemi Business School offers dual specialisation as a Major-Minor specialisation. The Major/Minor Specialisations are (A) Marketing Management (MKT) (B) Financial Management (FIN), (C) Human Resources Management (HRM), (D) Operations & Supply Chain Management (OSCM), (E) Business Analytics (BA). The ONLY MINOR specialisations are (A) Rural & Agribusiness Management (RABM), (B) Pharma & Healthcare Management (PHM), (C) Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM) (D) International Business Management (IB).

8. How do you select a specialization in the MBA program?

A Student can choose one major only or a combination of Major Minor specializations. Here at Akemi, every student is well guided by the in-campus industry experts to select their specialisation.

9. Does Akemi offer MBA with dual specialization?

Yes. Refer to the above FAQs.

10. What is the eligibility required to get admission to Akemi for the MBA program?

A Qualifying examination conducted by competent authorities with a non-zero score and a minimum three-year duration Bachelor’s Degree awarded by any of the Universities recognized by the University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent (at least 45% in case of candidates of backward class categories, Economically Weaker Section and Persons with Disability belonging to Maharashtra State only) or its equivalent. (Please refer to the website of Government of Maharashtra, which has established a State Common Entrance Test Cell for the latest updates)

11. Where the entrance exam is compulsory to take admission to MBA course ?

Yes, a qualifying examination is mandatory in order to get admission into an MBA program; STATE COMMON ENTRANCE TEST CELL of Government of Maharashtra conducts a common entrance test for MBA. There are other entrance exams also like CAT/MAT/CMAT etc. But for latest updates please refer to the website of STATE COMMON ENTRANCE TEST CELL.

12.Is the entrance exam compulsory to take admission to an MBA course?

Yes, a qualifying examination is mandatory to get admission into an MBA program; the STATE COMMON ENTRANCE TEST CELL of the Government of Maharashtra conducts a common entrance test for an MBA. There are other entrance exams also like CAT/MAT/CMAT etc. But for the latest updates please refer to the website of STATE COMMON ENTRANCE TEST CELL.

13. My University declares results with grades/CGPA, am I eligible for an MBA and how do I proceed?

In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to the percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the University/institution from where they have obtained the bachelor's degree.

14. Is job placement guaranteed after successful completion of the MBA program?

Akemi does not guarantee job placement, but yes Akemi has a Training and Placement cell to support and help in getting the placements. The students are prepared for various real-world situations making them confident enough to acquire the opportunities. They are trained to analyse and strategize in decision-making. They are prepared for various job roles; however, individual performance during qualifying examinations, written tests, and group discussions determine the career prospects of a candidate.

15. How do I prepare for the entrance exams for MBA admissions?

First of all the competent authorities provide the information brochure of the entrance exam, which helps in getting an idea of the syllabus and type questions etc. The preparation for the exams can be done with various books available in the market. However, proper planning, management, and preparation can help to ease the process and make students better adapted to face entrance exams.

16. Does Akemi Business School provide internship opportunities to the students?

As a part of the MBA curriculum, the Summer Internship Project is mandatory for every student. He/ She has to undergo two months of Internship in the Industry. Akemi assures the help in getting the summer placement. For summer placements and final placements, Akemi conducts on-campus or off-campus placement drives and creates opportunities for the students.

17. What are the possible career opportunities after completion of an MBA course?

There are abundant professional opportunities after the successful completion of an MBA course. The government, private, and non-government sectors provide infinite job opportunities for professional growth. There are many opportunities in industries like healthcare, IT, education, finance, logistics, etc. Akemi is situated near the fastest growing and developing areas of Tathawade and Hinjewadi, IT Park, the IT Hub of India, provides myriad career opportunities to candidates in almost every professional field. Pune itself is surrounded by many MIDCs (Maharashtra Industrial Corporations), Chakan, Bhosari, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Ked city, Ranjangaon.

18. What kind of jobs are available for MBA graduates in Pune?

From IT to the automobile sector creates many more jobs in all specialisation and skillsets. To name a few - Business Analyst, Big Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Fraud Analyst, Market Research and Analyst, Marketing Manager, Operations Manager, Digital Marketer, Social Media Manager, Forecast Strategist, Training and Development Manager, Human Resources Expert, HR Trainee Manager, Performance Analyst, Compensation and Benefits Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Accounting Manager, Fund Manager, Insurance & Risk Managers, Operations Manager, Area Operations Manager, Material Manager, Logistics Manager, Technical Operations Manager, Financial Analyst, Loan Counselor, Stock Analyst, Accountants, Supply and Chain Manager and many more.

19. When the Maharashtra State entrance exam is conducted?

The Entrance for MBA admission is conducted by CET cell, Maharashtra State is conducted in January/February every year, since COVID-19 the schedule has changed every year. It is better to refer to the CET cell website for exact dates and schedules for the entrance examinations.

20. Do reservation category candidates have any benefit in doing an MBA?

As per rules and regulations, they get benefits in the admission process and scholarships during their education after submitting the proper documents in time.

21. What is the syllabus for the Maharashtra Government CET?

The Syllabus and Marking Scheme for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2023 Contents: A) Logical / Abstract Reasoning B) Quantitative Aptitude, C) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, for the latest updates and further details, please refer to the CET cell website.

22. Can I take Rural and agribusiness as a specialisation in my MBA?

Yes, you can but as per Savitribai Phule Pune University as a Minor specialisation.

23. Do Akemi offer Pharma & Healthcare Management?

Yes, you can but as per Savitribai Phule Pune University as a Minor specialisation.

24. I have appeared for last year’s MHCET, am I eligible for the current year's MBA admissions?

No, The MHCET is valid only for one academic year, and that to as per the schedule declared by the competent authorities.

25. I have appeared for last year's graduation examination and my result is pending, can I appear for the MHCET entrance examinations?

Yes, you can appear for the MHCET.