Why Should You Pursue A Niche MBA Programme

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For decades, Indian students have pursued an MBA for their post-graduation degree. Most students choose to pursue an MBA in traditional specializations like Marketing, Finance, Operations, Human Resources, etc. While these conventional courses have their benefits, they are also overly commonplace nowadays. The question now is how Niche MBA courses teach the fundamentals of management while focusing on one industry in the current market. can you stand out in the market? How do you pursue an MBA without doing what everybody else is already doing? The answer lies in niche MBA courses. 

These niche courses provide enormous scope for those looking to break away from conventional career pathways and seek a career in the field of their interest. Moreover, there is a competitive advantage to niche MBAs since they provide you with the authority in an area that brings immense value to businesses. 

As mentioned earlier, the business landscape is saturated with MBA graduates. Therefore, choosing to pursue an MBA in a niche subject will ensure that you have less competition. Today, companies are struggling to find well-trained professionals to occupy various jobs that require skills beyond what a traditional MBA can teach. It’s easy to understand why pursuing a niche MBA in an upcoming industry will prove to be beneficial for your career.

Furthermore, niche MBA programmes concentrate heavily on one area; fine-tuning your expertise. A niche MBA can help you become an expert or a thought leader in one area. For instance, if you pursue an MBA in Business Analytics, you will not only gain management skills but will also be adept with the nuances of business analytics as a profession. These together will put you a few paces ahead of the other candidates. 

Now that you understand the benefits of pursuing a niche MBA programme, let’s take a look at the various niche MBA programmes offered at Symbiosis International (Deemed University). 





Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

(SIBM, Pune)


MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)


Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research


MBA (Information Technology)

MBA (Digital Transformation)


Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development 



MBA (Infrastructure Development & Management)

MBA (Business Analytics)


Symbiosis Institute of International Business


MBA (International Business)

MBA (Agri Business)

MBA (Energy & Environment)


Symbiosis Institute of Digital & Telecom Management

(SIDTM) - formerly Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management

MBA (Digital & Telecom Management)


Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies




Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC)

MBA (Communication Management)


Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)

MBA (Operations Management)

MBA (Agri Operations Management)


Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology


MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

MBA (Data Science & Data Analytics)


Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences


MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru

(SIBM, Bengaluru)


MBA (Quantitative Finance)

MBA (Business Analytics)


Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance

(SSBF) - formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management

MBA (Banking & Finance)


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad

(SIBM, Hyderabad)



Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences


MBA (Sports Management)


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Nagpur

(SIBM, Nagpur)


MBA(Food & Agri - Business Management)

If you would like to pursue an MBA from Symbiosis, you will need to ace the SNAP Test 2022. Here is an overview of this MBA entrance exam: 

Exam Structure of SNAP Test 2022:

  • Please note that the SNAP Test 2022 will be a computer-based test.
  • SNAP Test duration is of 60 minutes.
  • SNAP Test 01 - December 10, 2022 (Saturday) : 02.00 PM to 03.00 PM
  • SNAP Test 02 - December 18, 2022 (Sunday) : 02.00 PM to 03.00 PM
  • SNAP Test 03 - December 23, 2022 (Friday) : 02.00 PM to 03.00 PM
  • SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has four responses Candidate should choose an appropriate response. 
  • Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.

Key Changes of SNAP Exam 2022:

For the year 2022, the governing body of SNAP has decided to drop the Current Affairs section from the test. Accordingly, you will need to prepare for only three sections: 

  1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

  2. Analytical & Logical Reasoning

  3. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

There will be a total of 60 questions. Out of the 60 questions, you will be asked five special questions. All five special questions will be in the Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency section. The marks allocated for individual questions have also been revised. Here is the new marking system:



Marks Per

Correct Answer

Total Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability




Analytical & Logical Reasoning




Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency








If you are considering a niche MBA programme, we hope this blog has helped you understand the importance and the various courses you can choose. You can find more information about the SNAP Test at www.snaptest.org All the best for your Symbiosis admission journey!