The Indian School of Business (ISB), located in Hyderabad, was founded in 2001 by visionaries from the corporate and academic worlds to meet the need for a world class business school in Asia. Its vision is to emerge as an internationally top-ranked, research-driven independent management institution that grooms future leaders for India and the world. In just over a decade, the ISB is already ranked among the best B-Schools in the world (ranked 29th in 2016 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking).

Conceived as a not-for-profit institution, the ISB is funded by corporate houses, foundations, and individuals. It is associated with numerous global schools, including the Wharton School, the London Business School, and the Kellogg School of Management.

Programmes The ISB offers a unique one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), short-duration Executive Education programmes for middle and senior management (CEE), a part-time Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX), a five-year doctoral-equivalent Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), and a masters level Programme for family business scions.

Post Graduate Programme in Management The ISB offers full-time one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) that is specially designed for professionals with work experience. The programme combines industry experience with strong fundamentals of management. It specifically caters to corporates, which encourage their high-potential employees to pursue one-year programmes to don leadership roles. The one-year programme minimises career interruptions, saves on opportunity costs, recharges and equips executives for an exciting career ahead.

As international exposure is the key to success in today’s economy, the ISB runs the International Student Exchange Programme, which enables students to study in leading business schools for two terms. To this end, it has tied-up with over 32 leading schools, including those from the U.S. and Europe.

Faculty The ISB boasts of high quality, top-ranked faculty – eminent management intellectuals with research and teaching experience – drawn from premier B-Schools across the world. In addition, the visiting faculty comprises revered professors from Wharton, Kellogg, LBS, Cornell, Chicago, and UCLA.

Campuses The ISB has two world class campuses – in Hyderabad and Mohali — that provide students an ideal study environment. Both the campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art libraries, air-conditioned lecture theatres, computer centres, meeting rooms and auditoriums. The lecture theatres are equipped with a broadband communication network that ensures global connectivity.

Profile of PGP Class of 2017

Batch Size 908
Hyderabad 623
Mohali 285
Female 31%
Male 69%
Range 22–42
Average 27
Range 590–770
Average 704
Work Experience (in years)
Range 2–20
Average 5 Years
Academic background
Engineers 74%
Non-engineers 26%
Non Indian passport holders 15%

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