One of the top preferences is going for an MBA in General Management, a post-graduation course offering a learning experience in the overall managerial and functional demands of a business. While doing an MBA is itself a boost to your career, general management offers some of the lucrative career options in business administration. This course is offered by every B-schools and college in India.

The course is designed to mentor the aspirants to guide business strategies, taking leadership and contributing to the overall sustenance of business demand from a global perspective. In simple terms, an MBA graduate is supposed to be an expert in known managerial, operational, and functional aspects of a business setup. Being a dynamic course, a candidate can choose to go into several fields of management.

The article will take you further into program details and the opportunities you have.

Program Details

Today the MBA or PGDM program in General Management course is offered both in online format as well as classroom programs. In the entire tenure of the course, the student will be undergoing learning and development of the following skillsets popularly demanded by businesses;
1. Leadership
2. Community Development
3. Global Management
4. Strategic Planning
5. Accountability
6. Change Management


The syllabus for a General Management MBA would include;

  • Principles of Management
  • Financial Management
  • HR Management
  • Business Environment
  • Communication Skills
  • Business Laws
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Computer Application
  • Operations Management
  • Economics
  • Retail Management
  • Business Fundamentals
  • International Business Development
  • Discovery Expedition

Future Scope

The future scope for a graduate in General Management MBA is not restricted to India but goes abroad as well. For the past 15 years, the career opportunities for MBA candidates have been rapid and in-demand. Some of the highest-paid employment opportunities come from this field. Such opportunities are generated not just in the national market but also in the international market, Many MNCs and overseas recruiters keep on the look for skilled MBA grads.

The program offers a dynamic learning opportunity across the business functions allowing the student to have career options in any industry domain. With all that knowledge, people mostly choose MBA in general management with an entrepreneurial career goal.

Eligibility Criteria

For admissions to PGDM or an MBA program in General Management, the student must fulfill the following eligibility criteria

  1. The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent education with a minimum of 50% marks.
  2. The candidate must have passed a graduation degree with a minimum of 55% marks.
  3. The applicant must qualify for the entrance exam as accepted by the respective School or college.

Well, almost every college takes admission based on the entrance exams for higher studies in business administration. Here is a list of some of the entrance exams;

  • CAT
  • GMAT
  • ATMA
  • XAT
  • MAT

Top Colleges for MBA in General Management

  1. Indian Institute of Management,  Ahmedabad
  2. XLRI Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
  3. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
  4. SPJIMR, Mumbai
  5. Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi
  6. NMIMS School of Business Management, Mumbai
  7. Symbiosis Institute of Operations management – SIOM
  8. IMT Ghaziabad
  9. FMS Delhi
  10. BITS Pilani


The jobs offered to MBA graduates mostly include managerial roles across multiple organization departments. The salary expectation depends on the industry standards and the company offering it. Here are some popular job titles;

    1. Finance Manager
    2. Operation Manager
    3. Sales & Advertising Manager
    4. HR Manager
    5. Product Manager
    6. Digital Marketing Manager
    7. Project Manager
    8. International Business Management
    9. Energy and Environment Manager
    10. IT & Systems  Manager
    11. Data Analytics Manager

The top recruiters for MBA graduates are;

    1. Deloitte
    2. CitiBank
    3. ITC
    4. Mahindra
    5. Reliance
    6. Samsung
    7. JP Morgan
    8. HSBC
    9. Tata
    10. Accenture
    11. Amazon
    12. Pidilite


Usually, an MBA course in the General Management program is tenured for 2 years divided into 4 semesters.