IIM Bangalore Weekend mba

IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA – PGPEM


The PGPEM is a programme for mid-level and senior executives who have worked for at least four years since they graduated. The programme started in 1998 and is very difficult. It meets on weekends so that people who want to get a master's degree but don't want to quit their jobs can do so.


About the IIMB IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA PGPEM Programme


The PGPEM has four terms that last three months each. The PGPEM-specific courses are held on Fridays and Saturdays. The Institute uses the idea of credits to decide how important a course is, both for required and optional courses. Here are some features of programme.

  • Designed for senior executives from all sectors and companies.

  • Two-year MBA weekend course

  • Classes on weekends - therefore no career interruptions


IIM Bangalore Institute Rankings


FT MIM Global Ranking 2022

Ranked 1st in India

Ranked 31st Globally


Eduniversal 2022

Ranked 1st among B-school in Central Asia Region


QS Universities Rankings by Subject 2022 (Business & Management Studies)

Ranked 1st in India

Ranked 63rd Globally


QS EMBA Ranking 2022

Ranked 1st in India

Ranked 12th in APAC

Ranked 46th Globally


QS Global MBA 2022

Ranked 2nd in India

Ranked 10th in APAC

Ranked 50th Globally


QS MIM 2022

Ranked 2nd in India

Ranked 33rd Globally

Ranked 4th in APAC


FT MBA 2022

Ranked 2nd in India

Ranked 53rd Globally


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Eligibility


  1. IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA applicants must possess bachelor’s degree (with at least a 50%) in any field, according to the 10+2+3 rules.

  2. After getting a Bachelor's degree, Applicants must have worked for at least four years in any field.


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Fees


The fee for the IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA PGPEM class of 2023–2025 is Rs. 20,11,000.


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Dates and Deadlines


Application Timelines for PGPEM 2023-25 Batch

Online Application Starts: 12 August, 2022


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Application Deadlines

  1. Last date for application with GMAT/GRE/CAT 2022 is December 30, 2022.

  2. Application Deadline for IIMB test on November 20, 2022 is November 14, 2022.

  3. Application Deadline for IIMB test on December 18, 2022 is December 12, 2022.


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Interview Dates: 27, 28 and 29, January 2023 (Tentative Dates)

IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Offer & Waitlist announcement: February 20, 2023


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Application process & Requirements

Candidates can apply for the program by two ways, one is applying with GMAT/GRE/CAT score and another one is applying by appearing in IIMB test whose fees is Rs. 1000.

In order to submit the application Candidates must upload the following documents alongwith the application form:-

  • Academic Transcripts

  • GMAT/GRE Score sheet

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Document for work experience

  • Reserved Category Certificate (If any

  • Relevant Disability Certificate (If candidate is disabled)

Application fee (Non-refundable) of Rs. 1500 must be paid online.


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Admission Process

  1. Application

Application must include one of the following tests: Exams: CAT / GRE / GMAT / IIMB

  1. Personal Interview and Written Ability Test

Based on performance in the CAT / GMAT / GRE / IIMB Test, past academic performance, and length of work experience, candidates are selected for an interview.

  1. Final Selection

The final choice is made based on how well a candidate did in school, how long candidate've worked, how well candidate did at his job, how well candidate did in the interview, and how well candidate did on the Writing Ability Test.


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Class Profile


Class Profile 2022-24

Students enrolled in 2022: 80

Female: 26%

Male: 74%


Undergraduate Background

Engineering: 65

Arts: 2

Commerce: 9

Science: 4


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Experience Background in Class:

  1. Banks/Financial Institutions: 15%

  2. Defence/Embedded Systems: 1%

  3. Engineering: 16%

  4. FMCG/Retail: 4%

  5. IT Products: 10%

  6. IT services: 15%

  7. Manufacturing: 11%

  8. Oil/Energy/Petroleum: 6%

  9. Telecom: 18%

  10. Others: 4%

Engineers vs Non Engineers

  1. Non-Engineers: 19%

  2. Engineers: 81%

  3. Average Age: 34 Years

  4. Minimum Age: 25 Years

  5. Maximum Age: 50 Years


IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA Work Experience Profile

  1. Average Work Experience: 12 Years

  2. Minimum Work Experience: 4 Years

  3. Maximum Work Experience: 29 Years

  4. Candidates having 4 to 5 years of work experience: 8

  5. Candidates having 6 to 8 years of work experience: 14

  6. Candidates having 9 to 11 years of work experience: 20

  7. Candidates having 12 to 14 years of work experience: 17

  8. Candidates having 15 or more than 15 years of work experience: 21

IIM Bangalore Weekend MBA FAQs

  1. What distinguishes the PGPEM from the PGP?

The PGPEM targets mid-career and senior-level executives. The architecture of the programme recognizes that executives with work experience have distinct educational demands and perspectives. The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is for people who are just starting out in their careers. While some individuals have prior work experience, the vast majority are novices. Participants' lack of work experience is taken into account when designing the PGP curriculum, which aims to equip participants with the skills necessary for entry-level roles in a number of industries.

  1. When compared to the EPGP, what distinguishes the PGPEM?

The PGPEM and the Executive Postgraduate Programme in Management (EPGP) are for executives in the middle of their careers and at the top of their careers. They are both hard, but the curricula are slightly different to meet the different needs of the people in the two programmes.

The EPGP is a full-time programme, so people who want to join must either take a sabbatical or quit their current jobs. On the other side, in order to get the PGPEM, Cohorts do not need to leave current work. In fact, it is based on the idea that PGPEM participants can use what they learn and what others tell them to help them in their jobs.

Unlike the PGPEM, the EPGP helps people find jobs. PGPEM is the best programme for those who are happy with their current employer and/or industry but want to change their role.

  1. Are scholarships or bank loans available for the programme?

IIMB awards meritorious students with scholarships on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, banks and other financial institutions offer loan facilities.


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