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What is the difference between an MS program and an MBA program? An MBA is a generalized business degree program where as an MS in Business is a more specialized business program. Most multinational employers recognize this difference and pick talents to fill specialized functional requirements such as finance and global marketing.
Are both the MBA (CU) and the MS (VCU) approved by UGC or AICTE? YES! The MBA (CU) is a UGC approved program and MS (VCU) does not technically require a separate UGC approval as participating students will study and receive the MS degree in the USA. Therefore, it is approved in India as any other program that one might pursue in the USA. The VCU School of Business is one of just 170 business schools world-wide that is accredited by ASCSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). This approval and accreditation means participants in the CU – VCU MBA-MS program would also be eligible for doctoral programs in India or in other parts of the world. Successfully completion of the program would also make participants eligible for employment in government/semi government and private organizations in India.
Will employers have any concerns if I obtained two degrees in 24 month period? NO! Employers look for knowledge and competence. A full time two year MBA program technically lasts anywhere between 18 months -21 months (starting in June/July & ending in March) after accounting for holidays. A fulltime MS program is typically a 15-month program. The CU-VCU dual degree option has compressed the two programs (18-month & 15-month) by eliminating common subjects (with out significant loss of course content) through a credit transfer system between CU and VCU. Once successful participant who graduate from this program explain this to prospective employers, the value of the dual degree becomes readily apparent.
Do I receive two separate degree or one degree certificate for both programs put together? You get two separate degree certificates; one is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Christ University, Bangalore, India and the other is Master of Science in Business (MS) with either a Finance concentration or with Global Marketing Management concentration from Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.
Do I receive two separate marks card or one marks card for both programs put together? You will receive two separate marks cards one for the MBA for Christ University (for both first & second year) and the other for the MS from VCU.
Will I get a chance to purse a PhD in the USA after completing the MS program? YES! CERTAINLY! Based on your MS qualification you can pursue doctoral program in Business in any University in USA or anywhere in the world to which you apply and have been accepted.
When will I receive my MBA degree from Christ University? When will I receive MS degree from VCU? You will receive both the MBA (Christ University) and the MS (Virginia Commonwealth University) upon completing the course requirements for both the programs.
Is there a special selection criterion for admission to VCU program? YES & NO! You have to receive a call for Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interviewing (PI) from Christ University. Then you have to succeed in getting through these two stages of the Christ University selection process. Once you are accepted by Christ University, VCU staff will go through your academic records and make a final admission decision for VCU program. VCU staff will specifically look into your college & university credentials; consistency in your past academic performance, aggregate score in the previous degree programs you attended as well as comments made by the panel members in Group Discussion and Personal Interviewing process.
What If I do not make a 3.00 CGPA in the first year? What will happen to me? As per the standards of the VCU program, you have to achieve an average of 3.00 CGPA (out of a possible 4.00 CGPA) in the first year of MBA program at Christ University. If you do not achieve this you will not qualify for the VCU MS program. You must also achieve an average of 3.00 CGPA while in the VCU MS program. In order to protect prospective students from failure at VCU, the VCU admission team will carefully go through your past academic record. Therefore, if you are selected for the program, it means that you have a high probability of succeeding in the program.
What if I do not make 3.00 CGPA in VCU? What will happen to me? Once again, you will not receive the MS degree by VCU unless you maintain a 3.00 CGPA out of a possible 4.00 CGPA. This is not impossible. However, this requires disciplined and focused study habits, full attendance and regular interaction with faculty to ensure success and to address any problems that may be apparent during you time in the VCU MS program.