ISB MFAB 2021 Application Deadlines

Next Intake - August 2022

Round 1 - November 22, 2021

Round 2 - March 21, 2021

The 15 month long ISB MFAB is ideally suited family business owners or second generation business professionals who seek to enhance their general management skills.  

The class at ISB MFAB has an average applicant work experience of 3 years and an average age of 25 years. 


The ISB MFAB class consists of representatives from various industries like manufacturing, trading, textile, real estate, infrastructure, Pharma, FMCG, logistics, automobiles, financial services, mining and many others.

The ISB MFAB students get an International immersion experience at the world renowned Kellogg School of Management for one week.

ISB MFAB is a program specially structured to meet the needs of Family businesses in India.


The alumni of the ISB PGP MFAB program get the advantage of being a part of the inclusive 10000+ strong global community of ISB alumni in addition to being a part or course audits, conferences, seminars and workshops conducted at ISB.  

​The process of application for the ISB PGP MFAB programme starts in August every year.  The applicants to the ISB MFAB programme must compete through an entrance test, the submissions of a comprehensive application to the school, followed by an interview process to secure admission to the iSB PGP MFAB programme.


The Business Admission Test for admission to the ISB MFAB is designed to test analytical thinking and problem solving capabilities of the applicants. Two sample tests for the BAT for admission to the ISB PGP MFAB are available on the school website admission section. 

Last but not the least - Who is a successful applicant to the ISB PGP MFAB programme? It would be someone who is a member of a family business and aspires to grow the business in the future. This of course calls for above average business skills, leadership capabilities, marked achievements to account for the work experience. A clear vision of the future of the business is a plus for an applicant to the ISB PGP MFAB program.  

This brings us to the next piece of discussion, i.e. the ISB PGP MFAB application. The ISB MFAB application consists of a detailed description of academic performance, work experience, business family details, business prospects and a list of essays as below.  


1. Why do you intend to pursue ISB PGP MFAB program?

2. According to you, what are the main challenges faced by your business and how would you address them?

3. Describe an important initiative that your business has undertaken during the past 5 years. Explain why you consider it important. You may share an initiative taken by your company even if you were not necessarily involved or associated with it.

4. Optional Essay: Examples of things to list here would include explanations for gaps in work or education, inconsistent or below average academic performance. Use this space to also highlight work and non-work related awards & achievements which you feel would add value to your application.

Nikhil, Admit - ISB MFAB


Q 1. Please discuss your profile briefly.


I completed my btech in civil engineering and worked in family business for two years.

Q 2. What do you think was the most important decision you took during your application process?

Taking help of a application consultant for my ISB MFAB application.

Q 3. What was the interview experience of ISB MFAB like? Did you feel you were well prepared? What all resources did you access to prepare for the interview?

Interview was very casual. I felt well prepared for the interview due to mock interviews conducted by the consultant.

My application is the major resource to prepare for the interview and the sample questions given by the consultant.


Q 4. What were the key aspects that you were looking for in an application consultant?


To help set my long and short term clearly 

To help me identifying things which should be highlighted in my application


Q 5. How was your experience with Goalisb for ISB PGP MFAB? Please evaluate in terms of criteria that you think anyone choosing a consultant should refer to?


My experience with Goalisb for my ISB MFAB application was very good. They helped me to build my profile from scratch and  helped me present my profile well. Anyone looking for a consultant should look for those who believe in your profile and boost your confidence to get into the school.