Young Leader's Program at ISB

The YLP is a challenging foundation program that guarantees deferred admission to the one year Post Graduate Program in Management offered by ISB, contingent upon completion of one year and nine months of work experience. It involves a cutting edge leadership skill development and mentorship program for two years before a student can join ISB.

Application Process: (Visit apply to know more)

To be considered for admission, an applicant must be in the pre-final year of graduation. He or she will have to go through a 3-stage selection process to gain admission into the YLP. Selection Process comprises profile evaluation, analysis of academic and analytical skills, GMAT Performance, Essays, Video Presentation and Interviews.

Stage 1: Applicants are required to submit:

  • All academic details and achievement till date
  • Extra-curricular interests and achievements
  • One essay and one 90-second video
  • A one page resume
  • Application fee of INR 1000

Stage 2: Candidates shortlisted from stage 1 are required to submit:
  • GMAT Score
  • Three essays
  • Two evaluations

Stage 3: A final short-list will be announced and all the short-listed candidates will be invited to ISB campus for the final selection process, which includes an interview.

YLP Program Structure:
March of Pre – final year Apply to stage 1 of YLP
April end of Pre – final year Stage 1 shortlist announcement
August of Pre – final year Shortlisted candidates apply to stage 2 with GMAT scores
August end of Pre – final year Stage 2 shortlist announcement
September – Final year Stage 3 - Final selection process on campus
October – Final year Admission offers
October end – Final year Acceptance of offer
Summer – Year 1 of work Attend YLP Learning Weekend 1, Complete graduation and start job
Winter - Year 1 of work Attend YLP Learning Weekend 2
Summer – Year 2 of work Attend YLP Learning Weekend 3
Winter - Year 2 of work Attend YLP Learning Weekend 4
Winter – Year 2 of work Apply for ISB Scholarship and attend Interview
April – Year 2 of work Join ISB PGP
YLP Learning Modules:

The learning and assessment modules have been specifically designed keeping in mind the special needs of young executives stepping into the corporate world. Every six months, the selected candidates will attend weekend contact programs on campus which will focus on:

  • Understanding and enhancing the leadership quotient and B-School life
  • Exposing the candidates to diverse career options and opportunities
  • Learning and thinking frameworks for approaching problems in the corporate world.
  • Exclusive mentoring and counseling sessions with experts across domains
  • Personality profiling and career assessment tests
  • Networking with YLP Peers
  • Evaluation of assignments and feedback for professional development