Monday, February 15, 2010

Illegitimate MBA degrees that may even be dangerous!

As some of you may have guessed, this is an IIPM alert!.

[All the text enhancements in this post are "inspired" by the institution's print ads]

Careers 360 has the goods on the real value of the BBA and MBA 'degrees' that IIPM students are eligible for.

Since a recent IIPM ad mentioned that these degrees are "from IMI, Europe!", Careers 360 wrote to the higher ed regulator in Belgium to get the inside scoop. And they've got it.

The essence of the letter [the Belgian regulator's response] is as follows:

  1. The MBA/BBA degree given by IMI, Belgium is not recognised and hence not legitimate even in its country of origin, Belgium.

  2. Students in Belgium using the title ‘Master’ or ‘Bachelor’ can even be prosecuted, if it is based on a degree given by IMI.

  3. Using those titles (given by IMI, Belgium) without holding a legitimate degree is illegal in Belgium.

The gullibility of some MBA aspirants in India is truly shocking.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Why not somebody files a PIL against the IIPM and the govt.? Abhi you can do it. It will take just one application to the Supreme court; send it by SPeed Post please. Thanks.

  2. Sachin Shanbhag said...

    Abi, what do you make of the first comment on the Career360 post (reposting here, since it may not remain first)

    # Why is NVAO being asked if they recognise IMI Belgium or no... NVAO is from the Netherlands and not Beligium. If the Belgium government says IMI is not recognised then its news.... Its like the Pakistan government not recognising an Indian university.

  3. Anonymous said...

    I think NVAO is for both Netherlands and Belgium. I just looked at wikipedia

  4. sri said...
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  5. Abi said...

    @Sri (#4): Keep your off-topic spam about SRK's business to your own space / blog.