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Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore

This is a one year full time MBA program for Executives with work experience however it is largely referred to as executive MBA from IIM B. The Application Deadlines for Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore 2023 – 24 are:

  • 1.   Round 1 : 20 June 2023 to 07 August 2023

  • 2.   Round 2 :  09 August 2023 to 09 October 2023

  • 3.   Round 3 : 11 October 2023 to 30 November 2023

Updates from IIMB EPGP 2024

  1. Venkatesh Palimpati, CEO and Director of Megha City Gas Distribution Pvt. Ltd., lectured on the topic 'Powering India's Future: The Clean Energy Revolution.' The lecture was organized by the EPGP Seminar Committee and will take place on May 24th, 2023.

  2. On May 31st, 2023, Mr. Narendra Ghate, Sr. Vice President of HDFC Bank and an alum of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, conducted a seminar on the topic of AI and design.

  3. In May 2023, Professor Ludvig Levasseur arranged for a prominent investor from Merisis Advisors to serve as a guest speaker in the Entrepreneurial Management class to discuss the fundamental aspects of investing in a startup.

  4. On the 17th of May 2023, Pradeep Kumar Mishra, the Senior Director of Software Engineering at Dell Technologies, presented a seminar as part of the IIMB EPGP seminar series.

  5. The IIMB EPGP 2024 class at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore participated in a simulation game, within a one-hour timeframe, where they empathetically assumed the roles of an employee, an investor, and a founder in a startup environment.

  6. EPGP Seminar Committee organized a special lecture on the topic of 'Developing Leadership Traits,' delivered by Arvind Mediratta, the Managing Director and CEO of METRO Cash & Carry India Pvt. Ltd, on the 2nd of May 2023.

  7. The IIMB EPGP 2024 comprises several committees, including the Business Conclave Committee, Cultural Committee, Seminar Committee, Hostel Committee, Prayaas Committee, Alumni Committee, Academic Committee, International Immersion Committee, Placement Committee, and Branding Committee.

  8. The "Chai Pe Charcha" Meet & Greet Series with the Alums was scheduled for the 29th of April 2023, organized by the IIMB EPGP Alumni Relations Committee.

IIMB EPGP 2024 Application

Online GMAT/GRE score (exam taken at home) is not accepted for IIMB EPGP 2024.

Cannot submit the application without submitting the letters of reference.

IIMB EPGP 2024 Eligibility Criteria :

  1. Graduate with 50% min CGPA

  2. SC ,ST and PwD categories with 45% min CGPA

  3. CA/ICWA/CS after Class XII also eligible

  4. 5 years (and preferably less than 12 years) of full time work experience (as on March 31, 2024).

  5. GRE or GMAT Scores

Important Points Regarding GMAT / GRE scores for IIMB EPGP 2024 Application:

  1. GMAT code: Q9H-KK-84.

  2. GRE code: 1675.

  3. If you have not received the official score card, at the time of applying, you may submit the unofficial scores.

  4. You are required to produce the official score card during the interviews.

Documents Required to be Submitted for IIMB EPGP 2024 Application:

  1. If applying under the SC/ST/NC-OBC/ Disability need to upload relevant certificate.

  2. Job progression / multiple designations within a company should be entered as a single work experience.

  3. SOP - 600 words

IIMB EPGP 2024 Application Fee:

  1. Round 1 Application - Jun 20 to Aug 07, 2023 - Fee INR 5000

  2. Round 2 Application - Aug 09 to Oct 09, 2023 - Fee INR 5000

  3. Round 3 Application - Oct 11 to Nov 30, 2023 - Fee INR 7000

IIMB EPGP 2024 Interview and Shortlisting Dates:

  1. Round 1 Interviews - Aug 26 & 27, 2023

  2. Round 2 Interviews - Nov 4 & 5, 2023

  3. Round 3 Interviews - Dec 16 & 17, 2023

  1. Round 1 Shortlists - September 15, 2023

  2. Round 2 Shortlists - November 10, 2023

  3. Round 3 Shortlists - January 5, 2024

  4. Acceptance - 10 days

  5. Withdrawal - Another 10 days

What is the fees for Executive MBA in IIM Bangalore?

Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore Fee Structure 2024 (in INR):

  1.  Application fee for Rounds 1 & 2 of Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore: INR 5000/-

  2. Application fee for Round 3 of Executive MBA IIM Bangalore: INR 5000/-

  3. The Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore fees is INR 29,00,000 for shared accommodation and INR 31,00,000 for family accommodation.

  4. This includes a Tuition fees of INR 23,00,000

  5. A refundable deposit of INR 20,000

  6. International immersion fees tentatively of INR 4,30,000

  7. Accommodation charges are INR 1,50,000 for shared accommodation and INR 3,50,000 for family accommodation.

Is CAT required for Executive MBA from IIM?

The CAT score is not accepted for admission to the IIM Bangalore Executive MBA. The GMAT score or the GRE score is accepted for admission to the Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore.​

To apply for the IIM Bangalore EPGP program, a GMAT or GRE score must be valid at the time of submission for each round.

 

It is mandatory to provide the Official Score card/Test Taker copy along with the IIM Bangalore Executive MBA application, in case the Official Score card has not yet been received.

The IIMB EPGP code for GMAT and GRE is Q9H-KK-84 and 1675, respectively, and these codes should be used to send the scores directly to IIMB.

Your Pearson/GMAC or ETS official score report will be used for verification.  You can find more information on how to get into IIM Executive MBA 

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What is the eligibility for MBA in IIM Bangalore?

Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore Class Profile 2023-2024

  1. GMAT Range in IIM Bangalore Executive MBA Class of 2024 : 620-760

  2. Work Experience range in Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore Class Profile 2022 : 5-11 Years​

  3. Gender Ratio in in Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore Class of 2024:

  4. Female: 

  5. Male: 76%

  6. International Experience IIMB Executive MBA Class Profile 2024: 20%​

  7. Sectors Represented by Students in in Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore Class Profile 2022  ● Banks/Financial Institutions   ● Engineering  ●   IT Products  ●  IT Services   ● Manufacturing   ● Oil/Energy/Petroleum

Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore Class Profile 2022-2023

  1. GMAT Range in IIM Bangalore Executive MBA Class Profile 2022-23 : 620-770

  2. Work Experience range in Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore Class Profile 2022 : 5-13 Years​

  3. Gender Ratio in in Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore Class Profile 2022-23:

  4. Female: 9 out of 75 and Males 66 out of 75.

  5. International Experience IIMB Executive MBA Class Profile 2022-23: 17%​

  6. Sectors Represented by Students in in Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore Class Profile 2022  ● Banks/Financial Institutions   ● Engineering  ●   IT Products  ●  IT Services   ● Manufacturing   ● Oil/Energy/Petroleum

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  1.  Minimum 5 years of full time work experience post completion of undergraduate studies upto 12 years work experience preferred for IIM Bangalore Executive MBA.

  2. Bachelors Degree or CA/ ICWA/ CS after completion of Class XII with a minimum 50% for General category applicants and minimum 45% for SC,ST & PwD categories.

  3. Valid GMAT score or a GRE score.

Other one year MBA programs which accept the GMAT score are Executive MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Executive MBA from IIM Calcutta, Executive MBA from IIM Lucknow , Executive MBA from IIM Kozhikode and Executive MBA from IIM Indore.

How can I get into Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore?

The application to the Executive MBA at IIM Bangalore requires the following:

  1. Valid GMAT score or a GRE score. The GMAT code for IIMB EPGP is Q9H-KK-84 and for submitting GRE score is – 1675 for IIMB Executive MBA application.

  2. Online form with statement of purpose.

  3. Two reference letters to be submitted online for the IIMB Executive MBA application process.

  4. Candidates can apply to only one of the three rounds of admission for the Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore.

  5. Work experience letters or payslips with the dates of joining must be submitted among other documents.

  6. Reference letters must be submitted within the time frame of the application submission deadline. There is no relaxation on the deadline for submitting the reference letters while applying to the IIMB Executive MBA.

Following are the IIMs which accept the GMAT score for the Executive MBA from IIM:

  1. Executive MBA from IIM Ahmedabad - IIMA PGPX  - GMAT / GRE

  2. Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore -IIMB EPGP - GMAT / GRE

  3. Executive MBA from IIM Calcutta - IIMC MBAEX - GMAT only

  4. Executive MBA from IIM Indore - IIMI EPGP - GMAT only

  5. Executive MBA from IIM Kozhikode - IIMK PGP-BL - GMAT/ GRE/ CAT

  6. Executive MBA from IIM Lucknow - IIML IPMX - GMAT / GRE

  7. Executive MBA from XLRI EXPGDM - GMAT/ GRE/ XAT

  8. SP Jain PGPM - GMAT/ CAT

  9. Executive MBA from IIM Rohtak - IIM Rohtak - GMAT/ CAT/ GRE

  10. Executive MBA from IIM Kashipur - IIM Kashipur - CAT/ GMAT or EMAT(conducted by IIM Kashipur)

  11. Executive MBA from IIM Udaipur - IIM Udaipur DEM - GRE/GMAT/CAT (within 3 years)

  12. Executive MBA from IIM Amritsar - IIM Amritsar - CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ GATE score (not more than 2 years old) or IIM Amritsar Admission Test (IAAT)

FAQ

IIMB EPGP 2023 Accomplishments:

  1. EPGP Class of 2023 at IIMB – Success in Competitions and Awards IIM Bangalore's EPGP Co'23 students showcased their talents and achieved remarkable success in various competitions and awards. Their outstanding performances were recognized at prestigious events and competitions within the Indian B-school community. Here are some of the notable achievements: Eximus, IIM B's Entrepreneurship Summit, witnessed the participation of premier B-Schools from across the country. In the Business Plan competition "Navudyog," Varsha Ramesh, Jayant Yadav, and Adarsh Unny secured the first-place position, demonstrating their exceptional skills. Harshad Bhoir and Kartik Mittal were recognized as runners-up in the Business Plan competition "Critter Crusade," highlighting their innovative ideas and strategic thinking. Adarsh Unny showcased his talent once again and secured the runner-up position in the New Venture Pitch competition "Cinemania."

  2. The IIMB EPGP Team emerged victorious in the HR case competition "AdHRit," organized by IIT Madras as part of their annual B-school summit. The team, consisting of Varsha Ramesh, K. Arun Kumar, and Vishnu Prakash Kandaswamy, outperformed 256 other participating teams. Varsha Ramesh and K. Arun Kumar stood out by winning the "Throne," a national-level HR Case Competition organized by Symbiosis Institute of International Management, Pune.

  3. In the Mergers & Acquisitions case competition "Gathbandhan," organized by IIM Ahmedabad as part of the esteemed RedBricks Summit, the IIMB EPGP Team, comprising Akshat Agarwala, Adarsh Unny, and Akriti Ghai, emerged as the winners. Adarsh Unny showcased his strategic acumen by winning the strategy case competition "The Board Room" organized by IIM Calcutta as part of their annual event, the 7 Lakes Fest.

  4. The IIMB EPGP Team, consisting of Adarsh Unny, Rigved Marathe, and Arjit Batta, secured the first runner-up position in the "Masterplan – Idea Central" Business plan competition, organized by IIM Ahmedabad as part of the RedBricks Summit.

  5. In the Ad-Making competition organized by IIM Calcutta as part of the 7 Lakes Fest, the team comprising Adarsh Unny, Ann George, and Jayant Yadav achieved the first runner-up position. Bibin Kumar, Sucheta Kar, and Gaurav Kumar formed the IIMB EPGP Team that secured the first runner-up position in "Prodify," a Product Management case competition organized by IIM Lucknow, where they competed against 523 teams.

  6. The IIMB EPGP Team, comprising Jananee Kosalai, Anshul Singh, and Vishnu Prakash Kandaswamy, achieved the first runner-up position in the "ReEnvision – Digital Transformation Case competition" organized by XLRI – Pune.

  7. Adarsh Unny and Ann George represented IIMB EPGP and finished among the top 5 teams in the national-level marketing competition "Enigmatic" organized by the Backlash Model United Nations Conference. The team's exceptional performance earned them a sponsored project from the Model United Nations (MUN) Organization. Adarsh Srivastava and Pankaj Jindal secured victory in the National Business Quiz organized by Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore, showcasing their comprehensive business knowledge.

  8. Yugesh Yerraguntla, an EPGP Co'23 student, achieved the second runner-up position in the E-Impetus, a Product Strategy and Management case competition organized by IIM Indore.

  9. In the Web 3.0 case chain competition, organized by IIM Ahmedabad as part of the prestigious RedBricks Summit, the IIMB EPGP Team, composed of Kriti Gupta and Nikhil Pranav, secured the second runner-up position, highlighting their expertise in the field.

  10. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that the EPGP Class of 2023 at IIM Bangalore achieved 100% placement success. 

What if I can't get any reference from my employer, who can I ask for a reference?

In this case you can approach a previous employer or your college professor or someone can evaluate your skills preferably.

What are the parameters that go into the selection process for Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore?

Some important parameters for evaluation in the Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore are:

  1. Past academic performance - GPA & GMAT/ GRE score

  2. The number of years of work experience

  3. The industry of the applicant

  4. Significant achievements in career or outside

  5. Diversity

What are the guidelines for the written Ability Test for the Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore application process?

 

  1. The written ability test is a half an hour a written exam.

  2. Applicants are given a topic to write an essay.

  3. The time limit for writing the Written Ability Test is 30 minutes.

  4. The first 10 minutes can be used to think about the points to write.

  5. The next 20 minutes will be the writing session.

  6. Only after submitting the WAT will the candidate be allowed to sit for the interview.

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Should I apply in Round 1 or Round 2 or Round 3 for the Executive MBA in IIM Bangalore?

  1. There is no fixed number of seats for each of the rounds.

  2. To give equal opportunity for the candidates in the other rounds there are some seats which are available in round two and round three.

  3. It is not essentially the same for round one has in round two, as compared to the round three

  4. It depends on how many candidates join the programme from the round one.

  5. It has been observed that the number of applications in round two is more than round one.

  6. Thus the chances in round 2 or 3 become lesser than that in round 1.

Is the IIMB EPGP an executive MBA programme or diploma programme?

IIMB EPGP is an MBA programme for professionals with more than five years of work experience.

Will I be eligible for placement if I take sabbatical from my current organisation?

There are two kinds of candidates here.

  1. One is a candidate who has opted for a sabbatical but not informing the Institute is free to attend the placement.

  2. In the second case, if there is an agreement between IIMB and the applicant's organisation then the candidate is not eligible to participate in the placement process.

Can an OBC candidate who has applied for the OBC certificate but not yet received it yet apply for the Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore program?

Yes, he can apply with the OBC certificate but if he is shortlisted for the interview at that time he must provide a valid certificate.

I one takes a study leave and join Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore program then will he be able to sit for placement process?

If a candidate takes a sabbatical leave and if the same company is also coming for placements at IIMB EPGP. If IIMB has an agreement, saying that he won't be allowed the candidate to sit in the placement, then IIMB wouldn't allow those candidates to sit for placement otherwise, the candidate is eligible to apply for placement opportunities.

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Is the gap in career or education a negative?

A gap in academics or a gap in career is a negative for the IIMB EPGP application process.

Is it mandatory to write the optional essay?

Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore application does not any essay. Applicants have to submit only a statement of purpose. There is no optional essay required.

Can only the professional email addresses be added for recommenders in the Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore application?

For the reference letter the professional email address is preferred but not mandatory and the request for recommendation letter can be sent to their personal mail IDs also.

What should be included in the SOP for Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore?

The SOP in the IIMB EPGP application process has guidelines. Some important things to cover in the IIMB EPGP SOP are reasons for you looking for a one year MBA programme and  how it will help you in your future. Include post MBA plans also in the SOP.

What are the merit scholarships offered by Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore?

IIMB EPGP students are offered an admission scholarship that is based on the composite score after the interview based on everything including the interview performance and the academics of the applicant.

  1. The admission scholarship is of INR 6 lakhs out of which the qualifying candidate will receive three lakhs at the time of admission and three lakhs later after the performance in term one and two.

  2. There is a merit scholarship for five students which is of three lakh each and that is based on performance of term one and two put together.

  3. Terms-  One and Two are the deciding factors for the scholarships.

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