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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Information and Technology Management,
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,
Production & Operations Management,
Quantitative Methods and Information Systems,
|Decision Making in Uncertainty,
Developing Financial Acumen,
Mergers & Acquisitions,
Leading & Managing Change,
Strategy & Execution,
|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|
|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!
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