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How to apply to ISB YLP for deferred MBA course?

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

ISB YLP is a deferred admission for program for students who are in the third or the fourth year of their graduation which leads to the main ISB PGP. There are a series of modules which prepare the students for the flagship MBA course at ISB. The ISB YLP modules are designed to guide you in navigating your career with constant input & feedback from the world-class ISB faculty through a series of online, weekend interactions.

The learning model at ISB YLP is designed to enable the students to ace as leaders in their professional work before they start the actual ISB PGP. Learning weekends are regularly scheduled for the selected students for a full fledged overview of the ISB experience.

The learning weekend sessions open the gates to understanding the requirements of an MBA course and opportunities to explore the career options available in the corporate world. There is a specific focus on the enhancement of communication skills and communication skills during the ISB YLP.

What is the admission process for ISB YLP ?

ISB YLP accepts applications from students who are in their pre-final or final year of education at the time of application. It is mandatory for the applicants of ISB YLP to complete the education course they were enrolled in at the time of applying to ISB YLP.

Students admitted to ISB YLP must complete 20 months of full time post graduate work experience till the 31st March of their year of entry to the regular ISB PGP MBA course.

Any updates on academics and work experience must be shared with the school at different durations as given by the school by ISB YLP admitted students.

ISB YLP admits must comply to the learning weekends as organized by ISB from time to time.

ISB YLP offers an option for deferred admission to the main ISB PGP MBA course where the applicant is confirmed admission after a gap of two years. This is available for graduates in the pre final and the final year of application.

For high performing individuals who show great potential as world business leaders there is however one more way Indian School of Business assures them a scintillating future. Such individuals are welcome to apply to the selective pool of ISB YLP applicants who secure a deferred admission to the ISB PGP program.

The school encourages final and pre final year students to apply to the program through the Young Leaders Program ( ISB YLP) assuring the selected few a seat to the coveted ISB PGP program after they have attained two years of mandatory work experience.

What is the profile of an ISB YLP applicant?

1. Someone who has demonstrated leadership potential in college.

2. Driven to a high performance in academics.

3. Has a 360 degree well rounded personality and is as sensitised to the issues around him as he is academically strong.

4. Indian School of Business believes that future business leaders have a strong extra curricular profile and contribute to the surrounding environment holistically.

5. An ideal ISB applicant has a clarity of his future goals and has a plan of how he will achieve those.

6. Last but not the least the successful ISB YLP applicant would be one who is a class apart in whatever he does. A step ahead of the group is where you would see the ISB YLP admits.

The video above gives the important dates and factors for ISB YLP application cycle 2020.

How to prepare for the ISB YLP application?

The process of ISB YLP application starts with a detailed profile evaluation by an experienced professional who can give insights into a right strategy for application. It is very important that the ISB YLP applicant has a sound strategy and is well versed with his strengths and weaknesses.

Address any gaps in your profile to apply for the Indian School of Business.

Write succinct clear honest essays for your ISB YLP application. Tell your story. It hardly helps to work with templates to write the essays for any school.

Don't wait for the last day to prepare for the ISB interview. Preparing for a behavioural interview as is conducted by ISB is a continuous process, so start early.

ISB YLP 2020 Application

ISB YLP Essay 2020 - STAGE 1

Describe an event or accomplishment that became a turning point in your life? How did it change your perspective about yourself and others?

We have seen applicants using this prompt to explain what they lack in their profiles or how badly they want to be at ISB or just rephrase their resume into it. Well, we understand that you are apologetic that your grades have been a bit low in the second term and you surely were saving the world while your grades slipped by. But that's perhaps not what the school wants to look into.

ISB YLP 2019 Application

ISB YLP Essay 2019 - STAGE 1

What more will you like ISB to know about your candidature?

ISB YLP Essay 2019 - STAGE 2 In today’s world, learning and unlearning are equally important. Demonstrate with specific examples the instances where you have unlearned in order to learn something.

ISB YLP 2018 Application

ISB YLP Essay 2018 - STAGE 1

Option 1: Write about an incident or set of incidents in your life that had the most profound influence on you. While writing this essay briefly mention the incident and the impact it has had on your life. (300 words max)

Option 2: How would you describe yourself as a person and what are the two qualities / skills / attributes that you wish to further develop in yourself through the ISB Young Leaders Programme? (300 words max)

ISB YLP Essay 2018 - STAGE 2 How do you see your career developing and how will ISB help you achieve your goals?

The best way to address the ISB essays 2019 is to start with a drawing board to map out your career trajectory and the activities small or big you have been involved with. The ISB essays 2019 have a very clear focus on addressing the fit of the applicant with the school.

ISB admissions has structured the ISB essays 2019 differently from the ISB essays 2018 in the perspective that the previous year questions had more focus towards diversity. Once you have had a thorough MBA profile evaluation you must have realised why is the ISB MBA suitable program for you.

Profile evaluation for MBA is the first step towards a successful ISB admission. The next step is to review the programs whether it is ISB PGP MBA, ISB YLP, ISB MFAB or ISB PGPpro for the appropriateness towards your application.

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