The Indian School of Business (ISB) evolved from the need for a world-class business school in Asia. The founders, some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds, recognised that the rapidly changing business landscape would require young leaders who not only have an understanding of the developing economies but who also present a global perspective. The ISB is committed to creating such leaders through its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. Funded entirely by private corporations, foundations and individuals from around the world who believe in its vision, the ISB is a not-for-profit organisation. ISB ranked #26 in the Financial Times Top 50 MBAs for Women Ranking 2018.

The MBA equivalent Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at ISB prides itself for being one of the most cost competitive, top ranked management programmes in the world. It develops global leaders. It gives an insight on emerging economies and their unique business challenges.This carefully-crafted one-year programme incorporates practical industry applications with a rigorous, cutting-edge, research-based curriculum.The program has transformed several mid-career professionals to global business leaders of today and tomorrow. The PGP is meant to hone your skills and challenge conventional wisdom..

Total Fees for the ISB MBA  programme is an estimated INR 3,598,940. This is inclusve of tuition, accomodation and all other expenses.  To reward exceptional  applicants and to support deserving candidates with limited financial resources, the Indian School of Business awards several tuition fee waivers. The scholarships are awarded to candidates during admission or after enrolment and are inclusive of merit and need based scholarships.

As per latest employment records, 93% of the MBA graduates had accepted job offers within 3 months of graduating, with an average annual base salary of INR 25.09 Lakh, with top recruiters including companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Samsung.

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Application Deadlines

Round 1: 15 September 2019

Round 2: 01 December 2019

Round 3: 01 January 2020

*To enable non-Indian origin applicants to complete their Visa formalities in time, ISB follows a rolling evaluation process for them. Their application is evaluated and their admission decision is communicated within six weeks of receiving the completed application. 

Application Fee: INR 10,000

Admissions Facts

 Program length: 1 year

Average age of new entrants: 26 years old

 Require standardized test: GMAT, GRE

 Average GMAT score: 710

 Average GRE score: 325

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 4.3 years

Application Essays

Season: 2020

Essay 1

There will be 900 students in the Class of 2021. Why should you be one of them? (400 words)

Essay 2

What will you be doing in 2025 and 2030? How will the ISB PGP help you to achieve these goals? (400 words)

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2020

For the ISB MBA applications, two recommendation letters are required. Since the application process is paperless, the applicant is required to submit their chosen evaluator’s current official email ID in their online application form.¬† However if the evaluator does not have an official email id, personal email id will be accepted. ISB will then forward a questionnaire to the evaluator as a web link, which he/she would have to fill and submit online. ISB uses the Common Letter of Recommendation from GMAC.

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