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ISB PGPpro 2023

Upcoming ISB PGPpro Application Deadline: May 28, 2023


There are two leading ISB Executive MBA courses which executives and working professionals can choose from  in India.​

  • The ISB PGPpro is an 18 months weekend executive MBA program.

  • The ISB PGPMAX is the 15 months modular ISB Executive MBA for C Suite leaders.

ISB PGPpro 2023 Updates

  1. The Marketing and Strategy Club at ISB PGPpro hosted Jon Chang for a session titled "Fundamentals of Product Marketing" on April 15th

  2. Jon Chang, Vice President of Growth Marketing at theSkimm, shared his extensive knowledge and experience with attendees. Jon has a track record of success, having launched US growth marketing for the BNPL company Klarna, created the digital marketing program at Kickstarter, and spun off an IBM Watson business unit into a startup as part of a private equity acquisition. Additionally, he has been teaching digital marketing at New York University since 2017.

  3. On March 20th, ISB PGPpro students had the opportunity to attend an exciting session on "Building Organizations and Change Management" featuring Mr. Paul Levy and Prof. Luis Martins. Attendees gained valuable insights into leadership, effective communication, conflict resolution, and managing organizational changes in the workplace.

  4. Janani Viswanathan, Strategy Leader at Cred, will be leading a discussion on "Glass Ceiling - Unlocking the Potential of Women" at an event hosted by ISB PGPpro Co'24 on March 15th, 2023.

  5. The Product Management Club organized an event on March 9th, which included a fireside chat with Ms. Surya Raju, Senior PDM Manager at Microsoft Azure BCDR offerings. The topic of discussion, "Navigating the PM Journey," provided attendees with informative insights into product management.

  6. ISB PGPpro will be conducting an event titled "ChatGPT in Product Strategy" on April 1st, 2023. Kei Watanabe, co-founder and PM at Glasp, will be leading the session.

  7. The Entrepreneurship and VC Club of ISB PGPpro held a session on 13th April 2023, featuring one of the most successful Ed-tech companies in India - Classplus. The event was a great success and we thank everyone who joined us. Rahul Bir Singh, AVP of Customer Experience at Classplus and an ISB Alumni, was the guest speaker for the session. He shared the inspiring success story of Classplus and their innovative use of technology to transform the delivery and accessibility of education. 

  8. Fireside chat was hosted by the Marketing and Strategy Club on 8th April 2023. The session focused on "Unlocking the Fundamentals: Elevate your Marketing Game" and was covered by the ISB PGPpro cohort members who are experts in various fields and domains of marketing, including Alliances, Branding, Marcom, Performance, IT, and Retail Marketing.

  9. On March 28th, 2023, ISB PGPpro hosted a session on "Leading Innovation in Large and Diverse Teams". The session was conducted by Ms. Vibha Paul, who is a founding member of Titan Co. Ltd and PepsiCo India Holdings, and is an expert in leading innovation in large and diverse teams.

  10. ReIgnite Peer Learning session, was an online session on "Emotional Intelligence" by Anuradha Nithisha K. The session will take place on Thursday, 30th March 2023.

ISB PGPpro 2023 Eligibility:

ISB PGPpro is the Executive MBA from ISB well suited for mid career professionals who wish to continue working while they pursue an ISB MBA.

1. Working Professionals

2. Minimum 5 years work experience.

3. No GMAT or GRE scores required

ISB PGPpro 2023 Program Details:

  1. Duration of the ISB PGP pro program: 18 Months

  2. Locations where the ISB PGPpro is delivered: 4 - NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad & Bangalore

  3. Batch Size for ISB PGPpro : 50-80

  4. Specialisations offered: 2 - Marketing & Finance

  5. Access to 10,000 Plus alumni network

  6. ISB PGPpro courses offered: 24 Courses

  7. International Immersion during ISB PGP pro: NUS Singapore

Profile Analysis for ISB PGPpro Class:

  1. Women comprise 46% of the class, indicating a strong gender diversity focus.

  2. Non-engineers account for more than half (54%) of the class, indicating a preference for diverse academic backgrounds.

  3. The class has a functional representation of at least 10 different roles, reflecting a varied mix of business functions.

  4. There are representatives from 15 or more industries, indicating a diverse range of professional backgrounds.

  5. The average work experience of the class is 36 years, reflecting a preference for experienced professionals.

  6. The average age of the class is also 36 years, indicating a preference for mature individuals with substantial work experience.

Overall, the profile of the ISB PGPpro class reflects a strong emphasis on diversity, both in terms of gender and academic and professional backgrounds, and a preference for experienced and mature professionals from a variety of industries and business functions.

How do I get into ISB PGP pro?

ISB PGPpro admission process

  1. The applicant must have a bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline.

  2. An equivalent qualification will be determined by the Admission Committee of the programme and may include CA, ICWA, etc.

  3. Full-time work experience of 5+ years is required.

  4. Candidates with less than 5 years of work experience as on Jan 1, 2023 (Bengaluru and Mumbai) and as on July 1, 2023 (Delhi-NCR and Hyderabad) are not eligible for admission.

  5. Each application is evaluated for academic performance, personal attributes, professional qualities, and interview performance.

  6. The application fee is ₹5,000* for Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai.

  7. The programme office only accepts online applications that can be completed over several sessions.

  8. The following documents have to be uploaded along with the application: color photograph, passport, academic certificates (bachelor's degree and class 12).

  9. Applicants are required to submit two professional evaluations from current and previous managers or business associates.

ISB PGPpro Fees 2023

  1. Tuition Fee: INR 26,86,000

  2. Admission Fee: INR 3,00,000

  3. Others: INR 50,000

  4. Total Fee: INR 30,46,000 

  5. Estimated Taxes: INR 5,44,680

  6. Total Fee Payable: INR 35,90,680

You can also evaluate similar programs at UCLA PGPpro

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ISB PGPpro Application Process 2023

ISB PGPpro 2023 Essays:

  1. Submission of one mandatory essay: One of the intrinsic values at the Indian School of Business is “to develop principled, future leaders who improve lives around the world." Please discuss how you will contribute towards this mission citing examples from your past work experience and activities? (400 words max)

  2. One Optional Essay: Additional Information: Kindly share information that you feel is relevant for the Admissions Committee to be aware. For example: current or past gaps in education or employment, professional achievements, awards or other information relevant to your application. (250 words max)

  3. One Optional Scholarship Essay: Why should the Admissions Committee offer you over other qualified candidates? (250 words max)

  4. Letter of Recommendations: 2

  5. Application Form with employment details, academic profile, awards and activities etc

  6. ISB Interview 

How are ISB PGPpro placements?

Campus placement is not a part of ISB executive MBA. ISB PGPpro placements are not offered because it is an Executive MBA from ISB designed for working professionals largely the senior level professionals. The ISB PGPpro placements are not  a part of the conceptual framework as these professionals are already well established in their career. As a part of the ISB PGPpro alumni network they would already eget a great network for transitioning to any roles of their choice that is why the ISB PGPpro placements are replaced by a very strong career services  assistance.

Latest updates from ISB PGPpro 2022 - 23:

  1. In March 2022, Ms. Deepa Mani, Professor of Information Systems and Deputy Dean, Digital Learning and Executive Education at Indian School of Business evolved a meaningful conversation with Dr. R Balasubramaniam who is a Member of the HR Capacity Building Commission, Government of India in Karnataka. He is a versatile personality having specializations in Adaptive Leadership, Leading teams, Enlightened Leadership, Leadership for Global Citizenship, Leadership for Policymakers, Leadership for the Social Sector, and many more social development paradigms.

  2. During the 45 minutes session on Business and Policy Dialogue, Dr. R Balasubramaniam accelerated the discussion on 'Rethinking Leadership in the Public Sector’ to recognize areas of strategic alignment, generate support, and external collaborations for all sorts of improvising and maximizing the productivity of the technology.​

  3. ISB PGPpro Co '23  in March 2022 invited Dr. Pawan Agrawal, TEDx/International Motivational Speaker President - KECT Co - Chairman - Indian Academy of Entrepreneurship (IAE), Mumbai Dabbawala's authorized speaker, Founder of Kamalabai Educational and Charitable Trust Mumbai as a Keynote speaker.​

  4. Dr. Agrawal is an Author, Educationist, and International Motivational Speaker. However, each of his talk sessions is itself an inspiration for people on the path of organizational fulfillment and personal growth. His discussion on ‘Supply Chain Management of Mumbai Dabbawala and Mumbai Paperwala’ bestows deeper insights into driven decisions like Leadership, Time Management, Logistics, Execution, & Supply chain, etc.

You can also evaluate similar programs at INSEAD's ILPSE

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