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Is ISB MBA 1 year or 2 years?

The ISB flagship MBA, the ISB PGP is a one year full time program, however there are multiple formats offered within the ISB PGP suite by ISB for professionals at different levels of their career growth. The eligibility and duration of these programs is different, which is what we have discussed below.

Is ISB MBA 1 year or 2 years?

ISB 1 year MBA:

ISB PGP is the ISB MBA for professionals with a minimum of 2 years work experience.

This program has one intake every year, it is conducted at ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali. ISB PGP is a world ranked program achieving new heights every year. The deadline for round 1 applications for ISB PGP is 15 September 2024.

In the class of 2025, the ISB Hyderabad class size is 560 and the class size at ISB Mohali is 259. The average age in class is 26 years and the average work experience in the ISB class of 2025 is 4.1 years.

  1. The mean package offered in ISB MBA placements has shown growth over the years. In 2008, the mean package offered was INR 15,81,296, which has increased to INR 34.21 lakhs in 2023. This indicates that the ISB MBA program has gained recognition among employers, and students are getting better salary packages.

  2. The number of companies registered for ISB Hyderabad placements has shown fluctuations over the years. However, the trend is upward. The number of companies registered for placements has increased from 230 in 2008 to 222 in 2023.

  3. The total number of offers made during ISB placements has increased from 657 in 2008 to 1578 in 2023. This indicates that more companies are interested in recruiting ISB students, and the quality of students is also increasing.

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ISB PGPpro is the ISB MBA for working professionals with more than 5 years of work experience.

ISB executive MBA is designed for working professionals at different levels of hierarchy in their organisations. The ISB PGPpro is designed to catapult mid level professionals to senior management roles. The ISB PGPpro admission process doesn't require the submission of a GMAT score or a GRE score. ISB PGPpro is an ISB Executive MBA with classes on the weekend on four locations across India - NCR, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The upcoming deadline for ISB PGPpro is 18 August 2024.

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ISB PGPMAX is the ISB MBA for working professionals with more than 10 years of work experience. ISB PGPMAX is the ideal program if you seek a leadership role in the top echelons of the industry. ISB PGPMAX caters to senior level professionals already leading business decision making. The duration of ISB PGPMAX 15 months conducted at Hyderabad and Mohali. The ISB PGPMAX ranking in FT EMBA 2022 was 1st in India and the ISB PGPMAX ranking in FT EMBA 2022 was 44th worldwide. The ISB PGPMAX offers 2 International immersions, one at NUS, and one at Wharton. No GMAT or GRE test scores required to be submitted to apply to this ISB Executive MBA program. The next deadline to apply to ISB PGPMAX is 1st September 2024.

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ISB MFAB is the ISB MBA for professionals from the Family Business focussed on bringing up family businesses to global heights. The ISB MFAB helps you with the tools to execute your vision to grow your family business. Though the ISB MFAB application does not require the submission of the GMAT or the GRE score the applicants have to write the ISB BAT test for applying to the ISB MFAB program. The ISB MFAB Duration is 15 months conducted at ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali. Minimum work experience required to ISB MFAB is 0 to 5 years. 2 International immersions are conducted during ISB MFAB. The ISB MFAB program starts in August every year.

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ISB: A History of Excellence, Consistently Ranked Among the World's Best.

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has an outstanding track record, consistently being rated among the best in the world and famous for its academic intensity, research activity and alumni achievements.

Recent Accolades and ISB Rankings:

  1. Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2024: ISB reaffirmed its leadership in India by taking first place among Indian business schools and climbing to No.31 globally. This attainment demonstrates the school’s strength in research, alumni network and career services as evidenced by a 229% average increase in graduates’ salaries.

  2. Financial Times Executive Education Custom Ranking 2023: ISB remained number one in India while it moved up one place to rank at 29th globally underpinning its commitment to delivering top-level executive education programs.

  3. Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools Ranking 2023-24: The Asia-Pacific region placed ISB’s Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at position five, highlighting strong performances on networking, entrepreneurship, learning and reward strategy.

Continued Recognition and Achievements for ISB MBA:

  1. According to PitchBook Annual University Rankings 2023, more ISB students become entrepreneurs compared to their counterparts from any other Indian business school.

  2. It also has re-accreditation from Association of MBAs (AMBA), keeping it as one amongst a few institutions worldwide with ‘triple crown’ accreditation.

  3. During the initial ISB Insights Forum attended by industry players, academicians and thinkers for doing research together or meeting new friends which was hosted by ISB

Past Rankings and Global Recognition for ISB:

  1. In recent years, FT Global MBA Ranking has persistently ranked ISB as the highest placed Indian B-school with positions among top fifty globally.

  2. Its Executive MBA program is highly ranked within FT Executive MBA ranking as well as Economist Full-time MBA ranking

  3. ISB led AMA DSIG Research Productivity rankings in Asia and ranked 44th across the globe.

ISB’s global rankings and accomplishments certify its status as an elite international business school that provides students with exceptional opportunities for career growth, entrepreneurship and impactful research.

If ISB is the place you want to be, schedule a call with an ISB Admission consultant at GOALisB to get a profile evaluation and set a road map for your career growth.


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