MBA from University of Bridgeport & Advanced General Management program from IMT GhaziabadDual Credentials
Blended Program11 Months Online + 12 months on-campus in US
Batch Start DateComing Soon
(incl. taxes) Program feeINR 3,00,000
Eligible to apply for up to 12 months OPTVisa
AccreditationNECHE
in US universities, as listed by QS Rankings 2021Ranked #201-250
in degree costSave upto 20 Lakhs

    About the Program

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 11 months online and 12 months on-campus at the University of Bridgeport, US

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    upGrad team will help you with your application to the University of Bridgeport US, securing a confirmed offer letter & support with your US visa application.

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    Key Highlights

    Get an MBA  Degree from University of Bridgeport, US and AGMP certificate from IMT Ghaziabad
    Get an MBA Degree from University of Bridgeport, US and AGMP certificate from IMT Ghaziabad
     Eligible to apply for upto 12-month OPT after graduation
    Eligible to apply for upto 12-month OPT after graduation
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
      In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    Ranked #201-250 in US universities, as listed by QS Rankings 2021
    Ranked #201-250 in US universities, as listed by QS Rankings 2021

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    Top Subjects You Will Learn
    Marketing Management, Business Communication, Accounting andview more
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    Who Is This Programme For
    Sales and Marketing Executives, Managers and Entrepreneurs lview more
    Minimum Eligibility
    For IMT Ghaziabad
    • Applicant must have scored 55
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    Advanced General Management Program from IMT Ghaziabad
    Become part of the 10,000+ community of management leaders with associate alumni status from IMT Ghaziabad
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    23
    Months
    320+
    Hours of Learning
    60+
    Live Sessions
    10+
    Case Studies and Assignments

    Marketing Management (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Marketing Strategy
    • Consumer Behaviour
    • Marketing Channels

    Business Communication (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Effective Communication
    • Build a Personal Brand

    Decision Sciences (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Business Analytics Fundamentals
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Regression Analysis

    Accounting and Finance (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Accounting Fundamentals - I
    • Accounting Fundamentals - II
    • Project Evaluation
    • New Heritage Doll Company Simulation

    Business Economics (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Micro Economics
    • Macro Economics

    Sales and Distribution Management (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Fundamentals of Sales
    • Territory Management
    • Channel Management
    • Team and Customer Management

    OB, HR Legal (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Individual, Group & Organisational Behaviour
    • Human Resource Management
    • Business Law and Ethics

    Supply Chain Management (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Operations Management
    • Supply Chain Management

    Business Strategy (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Fundamentals of Strategy
    • Growth Strategy

    Elective Course (choose any one) (Year 1)

    4 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Business Analytics Specialization
    • Leadership Strategy Specialization
    • Market Research Specialization
    • Accounting and Finance Specialization
    • Supply Chain Specialization
    • HR Specialization

    Leadership, Engagement and People Performance (Year 1)

    2 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • What defines a leader?
    • Leading teams effectively
    • Leadership as a way of life

    Leading Change for Sustainable Futures (Year 1)

    2 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Change Management from an individual perspective
    • Change Management from an Organizational perspective
    • Reimagining Change

    Enterprise and Risk management (Year 1)

    2 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Understanding Risks in an Organization
    • Tackling Risks

    Digital Business Innovation (Year 1)

    2 Weeks
    1 Assignment/Project
    • Digital Innovation
    • Digital Business Transformation
    • Digital Businesses

    Core Courses, University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (18 Credits)

    • Managerial & Cost Accounting*
    • Advanced Financial Management & Policy
    • Information Systems & Knowledge Management
    • Organizational Behavior*
    • Marketing & Branding*
    • Global Program & Project Management
    • *Courses waived on the basis of IMT Ghaziabad Courses

    Concentrations Courses, University of Bridgeport (Choose any one) (Year 2) (9 Credits)

    • Accounting (Select any three courses)
    • Finance (Select any three courses)
    • Analytics Intelligence
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • Management (Select any three courses)
    • Marketing (Select any three courses)

    Capstone Course, University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (9 Credits)

    • Integration Course
    • Practicum (Select any one course)
    • Experiential Course (Select any one course)

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries
    • Engage in collaborative projects with student-mentor interaction
    • Benefit by learning in person with Expert Mentors
    • Get personalised subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

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              Admission Process

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              On-Campus program at University of Bridgeport - USD 18,720 (Indicative Tuition Fee )

              Indicative Living Cost per annum in US - USD 16,000

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              Frequently Asked Questions

              Course Curriculum

              What is the Master of Business Administration with the University of Bridgeport?

               The Master of Business Administration is an engaging yet rigorous 11 months online and 12 months on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network and accelerate entry into management careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced General Management Program from IMT and an MBA degree from the University of Bridgeport, US. 

              What should I expect from the Master of Business Administration?

              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 Program?

              The Program 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 industry. With this Program, IMT Ghaziabad & University of Bridgeport, US together seeks to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered Marketing Management, Business Communication, Accounting & Finance, Decision Sciences, Business Economics, OB, HR Management, Ethics & Legal, Sales & Distribution Management, Business Strategy, Operations & Supply Chain Management and many more

              What type of learning experience should I expect?

              The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will be an in-class experience face-to-face with the faculty.

              Is any certification granted at the end of the Program?

              Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced General Management Program would be granted from IMT Ghaziabad and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport, US.

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

              Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the US.

              University Partners

              Where is the University of Bridgeport Located?

              The University of Bridgeport is located on a spectacular 56-acre seaside campus in the state of Connecticut, approximately 1 hour north of New York City by car or train. Our proximity to major cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. make UB an attractive destination for students seeking to study abroad.

              Is the University of Bridgeport accredited?

              Schools and Colleges (NECHE), the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, as well as a number of national and professional accreditations.

              What is the University of Bridgeport’s ETS code?

              University of Bridgeport’s ETS code is 3914.

              After I apply, when will I receive an admission decision and my I-20 Form?

              Applications typically take 3-4 weeks from the date the application is received. Processing time may be extended if certain required documents are missing. Therefore, we recommend that ALL of the above-mentioned documents are uploaded to your online application portal in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary delays.

              Can I change my academic major once I arrive at the University of Bridgeport?

              No. You will not be able to change your major until you have completed at least the first semester of studies in the major you were initially accepted into. Once you have completed your first semester, the academic advisor of the major you wish to transfer to will evaluate your grades and determine your eligibility. Please note that there are additional academic requirements for certain majors, and you may be asked to provide additional documentation. Changing majors may result in increased coursework and add time to your degree program, and/or increase the tuition fees you are required to pay. Please note that you can change majors ONLY if you meet the specific requirements of the major you wish to change to. We strongly recommend that all students research the program requirements of their major before they request a change.

              When will I go to the University of Bridgeport, US?

              The University of Bridgeport 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 University of Bridgeport will start during the IMT Ghaziabad online program, you will be able to go to the University of Bridgeport 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 the University of Bridgeport?

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

              Selection Criteria

              What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

               You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort. 

              What is the selection process for this program?

              Step 1: Complete Application Form

              Fill out an application form online

               

              Step 2: Get Shortlisted and Review your offer letter

              Our admission committee will review your profile. Upon qualifying, an offer will be sent to you confirming your admission

               

              Step 3: Block your seat and begin the Prep course

              Block your seat with a payment of INR 25,000 to enroll on the program. Begin  your prep course and start your Master's journey. 

              Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

              To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 

              For IMT Ghaziabad: 

              • Applicant must have scored 55% or above marks in their graduation

              For the University of Bridgeport:

              Applicant must complete the Advanced General Management Program from IMT Ghaziabad with a minimum of 55% or above marks.

              •  IELTS >= 6.0 or TOEFL >= 80 or Duolingo >= 95 or PTE >= 58

              Time Commitment

              What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

              Upto 12-15 Hours/Week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program

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

              Our Student Support Team is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.

              Additionally, 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.

              Visa

              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 US for international students are approximately USD 16,000

              Can I do a part-time job while studying in the US?

              You may be eligible to work in the US while studying if your study permit includes a condition that says you can work on or off-campus. You must also meet all the other requirements. You can only start working in the US when you start your study program. You can't work before your studies begin.

              Payment

              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, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank)

              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

              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 Rs. 10,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 10,000/- 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 cancelled. 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.
              • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. 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.