I would have suggested that you look into PGDBA from Symbiosis (SCDL) with dual specialization. The first year subjects are the same and only the specialization subjects of 2nd year differ... You could have opted for both HR & Finance at the same time.
But since you have already joined SMU, you might want to check with them if you are allowed to do another course simultaneously elsewhere. If I remember some universities do not allow their students to do different courses from different places at the same time. I might even be mistaken on it.
I hope more knowledgeable members of the group come forward with better suggestions.
Thanks for your suggestion. But for once, if SMU allows to do course from other institutions, is it advisable to pursue two areas of management from 2 different places? How will employers judge me when they will see dual specialization in 2 areas (finance and hr) from 2 different institutes with distance learning. Will it look weird?
you can pursue 2 diff courses from 2 diff universities should not be any issues from either institute ( only issues for you can be both university having exams or assignment submission on same month and days)
now coming to your main Q
doing same course from 2 different institute would sound a bit weird to the HR person because it does not bide any logic
also why you feel like doing dual specialization in Finance and HR both are different field and do not intersect each other except just one profile which is the compensation and benefit part
I would suggest have main specialization either done in HR or finance depending on your interest area
for more details you can get in touch
I am also a HR student, what i felt regarding..the course offered by the SDLC..it has got more hr topic's than the SMU...so if you want to become..a specialization..in HR go for SDLC ,be an expert in specific field.. rather..in several one.
Pramod P., I have already paid fees in SMU. And I can't afford to leave SMU from middle as the money paid really matters to me. If there is not much major difference between value of institutes then I don't think I need to waste money. But I think of doing dual specialization, so my question is that should I do dual specialization from SMU itself by extending one more year (the mba program is of 2 years, but if I choose dual specialization then it will take 3 years) or can I simultaneously pick up one year diploma in HR from symbiosis during the second year of MBA from SMU. Which will look more better
And as I asked above, how will employers judge me when they will see dual specialization in 2 areas (finance and hr) from 2 different institutes with distance learning. Will it look weird?
I too have seen that MBA in HRM from SMU does not have Labour Law as a subject even though it is a very important part in HRM. My colleague who has just given 3rd sem exams of MBA in HRM from SMU says it has Labour laws. I cannot see it though, where as SCDL clearly have mentioned in their curriculum that they have Labour laws as a subject.
To answer your question, yes it would look weird on your resume that you are pursuing 2 management degrees in different specialization from 2 different institutes and both offer Dual Specializations. If you are doing PGDHRM from SCDL in 2012-2013 and MBA finance from SMU from 2013-2015 then it is alright. If you ask me, if I have paid my fees in SMU then I will pursue both HRM and Finance from SMU.
If I am not wrong (please cross check from the website) SCDL has 6 months certificate courses too and you donít have to enroll for a proper diploma or degree in order to enroll for those, so when you are in your final year of MBA from SMU then you can join SCDL for Certificate course in Labour Laws.
I want to enroll into MBA (DS) In HRM and International Business in SMU and if possible then Certificate course in Labour Laws from SCDL.
Please correct me .