One Year MBA In India

Why a one year MBA in India?

1. Shorter duration of the one year MBA in India has a lesser opportunity cost.

2. ROI benefit for mid level to senior level professionals.

3. Access to network

4. Adds brand and credibility

5. Learning from the class cohort.

What are the different one year MBA programs in India?

There are mainly two categories:

1. Full time one year MBA in India by ISB and IIM

2. Flexible Schedule EMBA or the one year distance MBA programs in India

Not sure where you fit? Check the resources on our website or connect with us.

IIM vs ISB is a common query. Click here to read more on how IIM compares to ISB.

What are the top one year MBA programs India offers?

Amongst the one year MBA programs India here are the best ones:

  1. ISB PGP one year MBA

  2. ISB PGPpro course

  3. ISB PGPMAX Executive MBA course

  4. ISB MFAB for Family Business Leaders

  5. IIM Ahmedabad Executive MBA - PGPX

  6. IIM Bangalore Executive MBA - EPGP

  7. IIM Calcutta Executive MBA - MBAEX

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According to Financial Times the Indian School of Business ranked 23 in the year 2021, 28 in the year 2020 and 24 in the year 2019.

 

IIM Ahmedabad ranked 48 in the year 2021, 61 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2019.

IIM Bangalore ranked 35 in the FT world ranking 2021, 27 in the year 2020 and ranked 33 in the year 2019.

 

IIM Calcutta ranked 44 in the year 2021, 42 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2019. 

This shows a consistent performance of the Indian programs on an International benchmark and against one another.


Comparing the average CTC (INR) offered for the one year MBA programs at ISB PGP, IIM A PGPX, IIM B EPGP and IIM C MBAeX in the above table we find that the CTC offered during ISB placements and the IIM Executive MBA placements have consistently over the years delivering value addition to the graduates in terms of career growth.

Over the years since 2015 - 16 to 2019 - 20 the ISB PGP , IIM A PGPX, IIM B EPGP and the IIM C MBAeX have reported increase in the salaries offered in the on campus placement. In 2019 - 20 ISB placements averaged at INR 25,71,521; IIM placements averaged at INR 25,00,000 for IIMA; INR 29,88,000 for IIM B and INR 26,24,000 for IIM Calcutta.

Can a fresher apply to a one year MBA in India?

Yes, if you have recently graduated or are in the final year of graduation you can apply to a one year MBA in India through the ISB YLP process. ISB YLP is a deferred MBA program for fresher graduates. Deferred MBA programs have gained importance in the recent years as the value of doing an MBA post some years of work experience has gained traction. Through a deferred MBA admission, an applicant can secure admission to a top MBA course and join the class after completing 2 to 5 years of experience depending on the business school policies. These are highly competitive programs -

What if I have only one year of experience. Which one year MBA in India can I apply to?

For applicants with one year experience, currently there is only one of the MBA programs India offers - the ISB EEO. ISB EEO is the Indian School of Business Early Entry Option. The ISB EEO allows graduates with lesser experience to apply to the ISB MBA program, thus they can join the ISB MBA class when they complete two years of work experience. ISB MFAB is a program on family business management concepts by ISB Hyderabad.

How do I choose the one year MBA in India I should apply for?

You can choose a course depending on which experience range you fall under:

  1. No experience - apply for the Deferred MBA option - ISB YLP

  2. Less than 2 years of experience - apply for the Deferred MBA option - ISB EEO

  3. 2 + years of experience but less than 4 years of work experience - apply to ISB PGP MBA

  4. 4 years of experience but not completed 5 years of work experience - apply to ISB PGP MBA & IIM Ahmedabad PGPX

  5. 5 years of work experience and more - apply to any of the ISB PGP MBA, IIM Executive MBA, XLRI Executive MBA, SPJAIN Executive MBA, ISB PGPpro or ISB PGPMAX.  For more FAQs on Executive MBA from IIM click here.  Have a low GPA? Click here to read application strategies for you. Read here about executive MBA programs from ISB. Some FAQ on ISB MBA application process and FAQ on Executive MBA from IIM are available here for prospective applicants.

What is the eligibility for one year MBA in India?

Except for the minimum years of experience, every school has a different perspective and expectation from the class cohort. One important component of the eligibility for one year MBA in India is the qualifying test.

 

Most programs require the GMAT score with the exception of the flexible schedule programs offered by ISB -

  1. The ISB PGPpro and

  2. The ISB PGPMAX

 

These are two programs which currently do not require the submission of the GRE or the GMAT score. Read here to know what you can expect from an online MBA.

Basically the eligibility for one year MBA in India for the full time programs definitely includes the GMAT or the GRE score to be submitted by the applicants. Letters of recommendation are an important part of your MBA application process.

How do I know whether I qualify for the institutes offering one year MBA in India?

Good question. That's why we are here. After assisting many students with their journey to a one year MBA program in India we have compiled different ways we can help you get there, depending on what stage of the application process you are. 

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