ISB (Indian School of Business)

Ranked 24th on the chart of the Financial Times Global MBA 2019, ISB is known for having the best faculty and great placements. The school was started by Rajat Gupta and Anil Kumar, in 1996, and these two masterminds directed teams of McKinsey consultants to start the functioning of ISB.

It’s done! You’ve decided you want to do an MBA and perhaps, you are already in this imaginary cabin with beautiful interiors, with your MBA degree on the wall and a notification on your phone that your six-figure salary has just been credited to your bank account. Looks perfect, right? However, it is still a dream to come true.

Now, to work towards it, you will have to take your first step that paves your way to this corporate dream. It’s time to know about a B-school that would identify your potential and shape you into an eminent business personality. Well, here is a B-school that has produced some of the well-known business tycoons who are now CEOs, CFOs, and COOs of top companies like Whatsapp, Flipkart, and Viacom. If you are someone who aspires to get into India’s top B-school, then this article is for you.

How did it start?

Ranked 24th on the chart of the Financial Times Global MBA 2019, ISB is known for having the best faculty and great placements. The school was started by Rajat Gupta and Anil Kumar, in 1996, and these two masterminds directed teams of McKinsey consultants to start the functioning of ISB. Soon enough, national and international players joined the Executive board and formal partnerships with Wharton and Kellogg were established, uplifting the standard of education in ISB. In no time, ISB was among the top business schools of India with its functional campus in Hyderabad.

The Governing Board at ISB

Today, the administration of ISB consists of the Dean’s Council, along with its Executive and Governing boards. With some globally known names on the panel such as Anil Ambani, Rahul Bajaj, Purnendu Chatterjee, Laxmi Mittal, Sunil Bharti Mittal and more, ISB receives active participation from its administration in policy making and coordination of the school’s overall activities. You can check out the complete list of governing bodies of ISB.

Courses at ISB

Apart from its flagship program, i.e., PGP in Management, over the period of time ISB has introduced a couple of Executive MBA programmes for experienced professionals. Furthermore, it also has a five-year doctoral-equivalent Programme (FPM), along with a master’s level programme for the ones who are to inherit their family business. Some of the top programs at ISB are-

1. Post Graduation Program in Management (PGPM)

ISB’s PGP is very well designed to give a 360-degree learning experience to every student. Due to its world-class faculty, exceptional placement opportunities, international student exchange network, alumni connect and infrastructure, ISB attracts thousands of applicants each year to apply for the PGPM program. PGPM students need to have a work experience of more than two years. However, it also allows applicants to secure a deferred admission in ISB via Early Entry Option and ISB Young Leadership Program (YLP).

2. Post Graduation Program for Professionals (PGPpro)

ISB PGPpro is an executive MBA equivalent program that is specifically designed for professionals with 5-12 years of working experience. It brings world-class education at the convenience of weekend sessions, which is an amalgam of the classroom and online learning. PGPpro starts with online preparatory courses sourced from Harvard Business School Publishing and consists of a 16-month programme with seven modules. The classes for PGPpro are offered in Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. It is a great opportunity for working professionals who do not have an option to take a break in the middle of their careers.

3. Post Graduation Program for Senior Executives (PGPMAX)

PGPMAX by Indian School of Business is a postgraduate program designed for experienced professionals, senior executives, and entrepreneurs with a work experience of 10-25 years in total. The executive MBA equivalent program runs for the duration of 15 months to prepare individuals with higher career aspirations to become global leaders. What makes ISB PGPMAX a hit is the blend of academic and experiential learning facilitated by senior faculty members with rich teaching and industry experience. Moreover, the diverse classrooms consist of Directors, Business Heads, and Business Owners that add to the learning of each individual.

4. Post Graduate Program in Management for Family Business (PGP MFAB)

Inheriting your family business while the market is changing rapidly can become pretty challenging. ISB offers Post Graduate Program in Management for Family Business, which is uniquely crafted for individuals who want to inherit their family business. The compressive general management program focuses on how to sustain the business while adding to its standardized growth. The program runs for about 15 months that transitions students to become future entrepreneurs with a sound knowledge of national and international markets.

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