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You want to apply to a globally ranked business school, and you want to continue to stay in India. Now, with the programs of four Indian schools featuring on the FT Global MBA ranking, you have the option of securing a world class education at an Indian school.

Historically, the programs of Indian School of Business (ISB), the Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad (IIM A)  and Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore ( IIM B)  have all featured on the Financial Times Global MBA rankings for their PGP/PGPX and EPGP programs. This year the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta (IIM C) debuted at #95 on the program.

With this blog post, we aim to create a ready reckoner comparative for you that will enable you to decide which of these excellent programs is the best fit for you.

 

Parameters ISB IIM A PGPX IIM B EPGP IIM C GPEX
Program Ranking on the FT Global MBA Ranking 2017 27 29 49 95
Program Duration 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months
Accreditations AACSB EQUIS EQUIS AMBA
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Academic Eligibility Bachelors degree or equivalent in any discipline.

 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any discipline. (Minimum 15 years of study as per the education system in India). Graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.

 

A bachelor’s degree (minimum 10+2+3 years of formal education) or equivalent in any discipline.

 

Professional Eligibility At least 2 years of full time post qualification managerial/professional experience as on March 31 of the intake year. At least 4 years of full time post qualification managerial/professional experience as on March 31 of the intake year. At least 4 years of full time post qualification managerial/professional experience as on March 31 of the intake year. Maximum of 12 years of full time post qualification managerial/professional experience on March 31 of the intake year. At least 5 years of full time post qualification managerial/professional experience as on March 31 of the intake year.
Application Process Details
Tests Accepted GMAT/GRE GMAT/GRE GMAT/GRE GMAT
Test Score Validity Taken within the last 60 months of application date. The score needs to be valid on the day of your enrolment in the ISB PGP Class. Taken within the last 60 months of application date. The score needs to be valid on the day of your enrolment in the IIM A PGPX Class. The earliest acceptable GMAT/GRE test date for the two rounds are – Round 1: August 28,2012 Round 2: November 01, 2012). The GMAT/GRE test taken between September 01, 2012 and August 31, 2017 for Round 1, December 06, 2012 and December 05, 2017 for Round 2 will be valid. Taken within last 36 months of application date
Unofficial GMAT/GRE score reports Accepted Accepted Accepted Accepted
Average GMAT Score 710 710 704 685
GMAT score range 590-770 680-750 600-770 NA
GMAT code N2D-J5-01 CQQ-RR-60 Q9H-KK-84 9CP- HT-99
Average GRE score NA NA NA NA
GRE score range NA NA NA NA
GRE code 7892 1675 Program does not accept the GRE
Application Deadlines Round 1: October 15, 2017

Round 2: January 15, 2018

Round 1: August 29, 2017

Round 2: November 2, 2017

Not released so far Not released so far
Class Profile
Cohort Size 908 85 73 68
Average Age 27 32 29 28
Number of Female Students 280 16 22 10
Number of Male Students 628 69 51 58
Average Work Experience 5 years 8 years and 5 months 7 years 6 years and 6 months
Average International Work Experience 21 months 2 years and 2 months 4 years and 3 months 9 months
Program Pedagogy
Core Courses Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Operations and IT Management Finance, Strategy, Marketing, General Management, Operations and IT Management Finance, Strategy, Marketing, General Management, Operations and IT Management Finance, Strategy, Marketing, General Management, Operations and IT Management
Electives Entrepreneurship,
Finance,
Information and Technology Management,
Operations Management,
Marketing,
Strategy and Leadership
Offers 52 electives spanning a range of subjects including Economics, Political Economy, Design Thinking, Finance, Innovation, Strategy, Retail, Creativity, Real Estate, Strategic Marketing, Neuromarketing, Equity and Leadership Strategy,
Economics and Social Sciences,
Finance & Control,
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management,
Marketing,
Production & Operations Management,
Quantitative Methods and Information Systems,
Entrepreneurial Learning
Decision Making in Uncertainty,
Developing Financial Acumen,
International Business,
Business Ethics,
Mergers & Acquisitions,
Leading & Managing Change,
Strategy & Execution,
Marketing,
HR
Special Features of the Program Leadership Development Program, Experiential Learning Program, Planning an Entrepreneurial Venture Elective, Faculty Initiated Research Project Teaching via the case study method, Compulsory International Immersion Component, Preparing for Top Management Module International Immersion, Shikshu &Startup Conclave International Immersion, Being a CEO series
Cost (subject to change)
Tuition Fee (in rupees) 21.5 lakh 24.5 lakh 21.5 lakh 22 lakh
Recruitment
Average Salary (in rupees lakhs) 21.78 (at 80% mean) 29.1 22.15 25.33
Main Recruiters McKinsey, Boston consulting Group, EY, Deloitte, KPMG, Microsoft, Apple, Philips, HCL, Tech Mahindra , Directi,Amazon, Flipkart, Government of Andhra Pradesh Accenture, Airtel, Amazon, Ericsson, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Virtusa, Zensa, Eli Lilly, DRL, Genpact, L & T, Manipal Group, Persistent Systems, Pune City Connect, SAP and VBHC.

 

 

Accenture IT, Acura Consulting, AsklePian, British Telecommunications, Daimler, Dell ,Deloitte, Ericsson, Flipkart, Ford, GESBL (SBI Cards), Goldman Sachs, Highradius,IDEA Cellular Ltd ,iNautix, Infosys, ITC Infotech, Janalakshmi Financial Services, Kony India Private Ltd ,Larsen & Toubro Infotech, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Mistral Solutions P Ltd., Proptiger, PwC, Servion, Sun Edison, Virtusa, VUNIQUE hotels,Walmart Labs, Zyme Amazon, Accenture, Microsoft, Ford Motors, Call Health, Geometric, Syntel, Bandhan Bank, Infosys, L & T InfoTech , ACT, ometric, ACT, Alexion, Bandhan Bank, Call Health, Decimal, Mytrah Energy Ltd., Ramco Cements, Aakash Institute, Tega Industries, Uber, A T Kearney, McKinsey, Bain, Lenskart, Saken,Lexplosion

So, refer to this ready reckoner and decide which globally ranked Indian Business School — between ISB and the IIMs — suits your profile and aspirations the best!

As always, you can always connect with us for a profile assessment for these programs!

 

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