Executive MBA In India: Admission Process, How to Apply, Eligibility, Dates & Deadlines 2019

Admission Process For Top Executive MBA Courses in India

IIM Ahmedabad – ePGP

IIM Ahmedabad offers two-year e-Post Graduate Programme in Management (ePGP) for working executives and entrepreneurs that combines online and classroom learning. The participants should have a minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience (after completion of graduation) as on December 31, 2018.

The applicants should be 24 years or above (born on or before December 31, 1994). They should have at least a Bachelor’s Degree/CA /CS/ ICWA, with at least 50% marks in aggregate or equivalent CGPA, awarded by any of the recognized Universities.

Shortlisted candidates (on the basis of score obtained in CAT/GMAT/GRE) will be invited for a personal interview at the IIMA campus or in other cities as decided by the Institute.

For the ePGP 2019-21 Batch, the Application Start Date is February/March, Application Closure Date May 31 and Personal Interview in June/July 2019. The Campus Module will stars at IIMA on September 23 and Studio Module on October 3. The program fee will be Rs 20,00,000.

FMS – MBA Executive Program

The Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) at the University of Delhi has a two-year evening MBA Executive program. The applicants should have pursued at least a three-year Bachelor‘s Degree program after 12 years of formal schooling having secured minimum 45% aggregate marks or equivalent grades.

These could be in any of the disciplines such as Arts, Commerce, Social Sciences, Law, Sciences, Mathematics/ Statistics, Medicine, Engineering or Technology. Additionally, she/ he should have at least five years of experience as an executive or an administrator in a commercial/government establishment/registered organization after passing the Bachelor‘s degree examination.

Experience would be determined as on the 1st April of the year of admission. Candidates should be either sponsored or produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to pursue the program from his/her present employer.

FMS also offers an MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) Program. The applicants should have a Bachelor Degree with minimum 45% aggregate marks or equivalent grade in any discipline such as Medicine (MBBS)/BDS/BAMS/BUMS/BHMS or Master Degree with 55% marks in Biotechnology/ Genomics/Genetics/ Nursing/ Bioengineering/ Alternative Systems of Medicine/ Paramedical Discipline/Pharmacology/ Anthropology/ Zoology or an examination recognized as equivalent.

The candidate should have at least five years of experience as an executive or in an administrative position in a public or private or autonomous/ registered Health Care Organization or in Health Sector after acquiring the Bachelor‘s degree.

The annual fee is Rs 50,000 plus Rs l1,000 (Library Fee) payable in two equal instalments of` 25,000 each for both programs. All candidates have to register using the online registration system available on www.fms.edu for filling and submitting the applications.

ISB – PGPpro

The Indian School of Business (ISB) offers the Post Graduate Program in Management for Working Professionals (PGPpro), a weekend Executive MBA (EMBA) equivalent program. It allows specialisation in either Finance or Marketing. This is the first program from ISB to be offered outside its Hyderabad campus in Bengaluru, Delhi (NCR) and Mumbai.

The applicant should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline, full-time work experience of between 5-12 years. The online application form can be completed over several sessions. You will be able to save and review the information before final submission of the completed application.

You should also scan and upload the following documents along with the application. These are a colour photograph, Passport, Academic Certificates–Bachelor’s Degree Certificate & Mark Sheets/Transcripts (for all semesters/years), Class 12 Mark sheets/Transcripts.

Professional evaluations should be submitted, preferably online, as per the prescribed format. For employed applicants, evaluations should be requested from the current manager and the most recent previous manager.

Self-employed applicants may get evaluations from business associates like your customers or vendors. In case of any doubt, please write to the Admissions Office before making a choice.

IIM Kozhikode – Executive MBA (EMEP)

IIM Kozhikode launched the Executive Management Education Program (EMEP) for working executives. Participants have the flexibility to choose the classroom centres based on their city of residence/work.

The executive education program offers a two-year post-graduate diploma program in management and one-year post-graduate certification programmes in Operations, Marketing, Finance, Strategy, IT and Human Resources which supports the working professionals and executives to enrich their knowledge in the area of expertise.

XLRI – Postgraduate Diploma in Management

It is an AICTE approved the three-year part-time weekend program in business management for Working Executives and Business Owners. It is a rigorous program of 900 contact hours. Participants should have a minimum of two years of work experience in executive/supervisory roles.

They should have a three-year Bachelors’ degree or its equivalent in any discipline from a University or a Deemed University. Candidates who have completed the four-year Bachelors’ degree in any Engineering discipline from a University or Deemed University are also eligible to apply. They must have a score of 50% or more marks (or its equivalent GPA).


The Post Graduate Executive Management Program (PGEMP) at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan SPJIMR, Mumbai, is a 21-month program conducted in a modular format. It is tailored specifically for middle-senior management executives with more than 5 years of work experience, who are unable to take a break from their jobs and attend school full time.

The AMBA-accredited program has a format that ensures minimal absence from the workplace – a total of 60 days on campus over 21 months (9 days residence on campus every quarter).  Participants get to apply the learnings on campus immediately to their workplace through a host of application assignments and a major Capstone Project.

Most participants are company sponsored executives from SPJIMR’s partner companies from diverse sectors. The program is also open to self-funded applicants.

IMT Ghaziabad – PGDM part-time

PGDM – Part Time is aimed at working executives who are looking for a jump in their career but wish to complete their MBA without leaving their job. It involves regular, weekly classroom interactions with the faculty at IMT campus.

Approved by AICTE and accredited by AACSB, it is designed to impart conceptual, communication, business and management skills with a focus on developing business leaders and change agents who should be ready to take the leadership roles after the completion of the program.

Participants can opt for either the weekend mode or alternative weekend mode. They will have to check-in into the campus on Friday evening and check out on Sunday evening. Accommodation on campus will be on payment basis. The program also has an optional international immersion on payment basis.

The candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with 2 years of work experience after graduation (one year in case of Post -Graduation or those with professional qualification). You will be evaluated on the basis of a written assessment exercise and personal interview. The application fee is Rs 2000. The program fee is Rs 6 lakh, payable in six instalments.

IIM Indore – Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives in Mumbai (PGP-MX)

The two-year, alternate weekend Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in Management for Executives (Modular)-PGPMX, offered in Mumbai, is designed for working executives and entrepreneurs.

It is equivalent in content and rigour to the regular Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGP) and the classes are facilitated and taught by the same faculty.

SIBM Pune – MBA Executive

The MBA (Executive) programme at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune has been designed specifically for working executives at a more advanced level in their career. The classes take place on weekends at the campus. It offers a choice of six specialisations in Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Operations and Supply Chain, Analytics & Information Technology and Innovation & Entrepreneurship with a rider that at least 10 students should have enrolled for the specialisation.


Executive Master of Business Administration program (EMBA) has a flexible curriculum design offering program completion option in a fast-track 15 months or 24 months duration. It is a learner-driven credit-based E-MBA program. Participants can register for a module as per their convenience subject to completion of pre-requisite courses.

Specialization is available in areas of Finance, Marketing, HR, Information Systems, & Operations to refashion managers well-endowed in a particular functional area. Dual specialization option available to those who want to specialize in two disciplines.

The student is required to complete 58 credit courses for this program. This includes 24 core courses and 12 electives, along with a dissertation which is the equivalent of 4 full credit courses.

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