Executive MBA at ISB: PGPpro

  • Name of the B-School: Indian School Of Business
  • Name of the course: PGPpro     

Executive MBA / PGPpro at ISB | Accreditation | Ranking | Class Profile | Eligibility Criteria | Admission Process | Fees | Course Structure | Placement

Course overview

  • Course Duration: 16 Months
  • Course Type: Part-Time (Friday and/or Saturday)
  • Location: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad
  • Course Start date: Mumbai-Jan 2020, Bengaluru-Jan 2020, Delhi-July 2020, Hyderabad-July 2020

Accreditation

  • AACSB
  • EQUIS

Ranking

ISB has been ranked 7th globally in the Forbes Best Business Schools 2019 rankings

What is PGP Pro at ISB?

According to ISB, the Post Graduate Program in Management for Working Professionals (PGPpro) is a unique Weekend Executive MBA equivalent Program for Working Professionals and Business Owners with 5 to 12 years of work experience.

PGPpro combines rigorous learning with the convenient format of alternate weekend classes. Designed for mid-career professionals, the program provides a major in Strategy and Leadership with an option to minor in either Marketing or Finance.

The program offers:

  • Distinguished faculty
  • World-class curriculum
  • Peer Learning
  • Career Services

Program Highlights

  • Executive MBA Equivalent to Strategy and Leadership Focus
  • Blended Format – Classroom and Online Learning
  • 18 Month Modular Program
  • 1 Week International Immersion
  • Convenient Alternate Weekend Format of Classes
  • Classes Offered in Bengaluru, Delhi (NCR), Hyderabad and Mumbai

Who is this course for?

As per the official website of the B-School, they seek mature, motivated individuals possessing a combination of exceptional managerial experience, strong academic ability and superior interpersonal skills.

Class profile

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Eligibility

According to the B-School, eligibility criteria are as follows:

Bachelor’s Degree

The applicant should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline. An equivalent qualification will be determined by the Admission Committee of the program and will include the likes of CA, ICWA, etc.

Work Experience

Full-time work experience of between 5 years and 12 years. Candidates having less than 5 or more than 12 years of work experience as on Jan 1, 2020 (Bengaluru and Mumbai) and as on July 1, 2020 (Delhi – NCR and Hyderabad) are not eligible for admission to this program.

Application Process

As per the B-School, the application process is as follows:

The program office accepts only online applications. The form can be completed over several sessions. Applicants can save and review the information before the final submission of the completed application.

Application Checklist

The following documents should be scanned and uploaded along with the application:

  • Color Photograph
  • Passport

 Academic Certificates

  1. Bachelor’s Degree Certificate & Mark Sheets / Transcripts (for all semesters/years)
  2. Class 12 Mark sheets / Transcripts

Additional Information about the application

Applicants are required to submit professional evaluations. We strongly recommend applicants to opt for an online evaluation 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.

Misplaced educational documents

It is mandatory to submit all certificates as specified in the online application and mark sheets for all semesters/years

In case of misplaced or lost certificate/mark sheets, we advise participants to initiate the process of obtaining an official copy from their University/Board/School at the earliest.

Admission Decision

Admission decisions are taken post the completion of interviews in respective rounds. Candidates will be informed of the admission decision within 4 weeks of completing the interview process.

Candidates offered admission have to pay the admission fee within 10 days of the admission offer being made to reserve their place in the program.

Application Fee

  • A non-refundable application fee of INR 5000(Inclusive of GST) will have to be paid for applying to PGPpro.
  • Payments can be made only online via a credit card, debit card and net banking
  • No payment is required to create a user login and start the online application

Selection process

According to ISB’s official website, selection criteria are as follows:

Each application is evaluated holistically across different elements. The admission process is selective. Only high potential candidates make it to the program.

  1. Academic Performance
  2. Personal Attributes
  • High ethical values
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and intelligently
  • Achievement-oriented mindset
  • Global outlook
  1. Professional Qualities & Work Quality
  • Professional achievements
  • Proven managerial experience (examples of project management, decision making, people management, etc.)
  • Professional growth potential
  • Leadership potential
  1. Interview Performance

Dates and deadlines

Application Deadline (Campus)        Date

Round 1 (Delhi and Hyderabad)   31-01-2020

Round 2(Delhi and Hyderabad)   30-04-2020

Round 3 (Delhi and Hyderabad)   30-05-2020

Round 1 (Mumbai and Bengaluru)   31-08-2019

Round 2 (Mumbai and Bengaluru)   05-11-2019

Round  3 (Mumbai and Bengaluru)   15-12-2019

Fee & Scholarship

According to the B-School, the program fee for the academic year 2020-21 is ₹ 30,41,000 plus GST and includes the admission fee & tuition.

FeeAmount(₹)
Admission Fee3,00,000
Tuition Fee26,86,000
Alumni Fund Contribution25,000
Lifetime use of Recreation center and Library10,000
Security Deposit (Refundable)20,000
Total*30,41,000

* Taxes as applicable as per law will be levied and are subject to change.

The admission fee is non-refundable and payable on acceptance of the offer. The tuition is paid in a single payment or in four installments.

Security Deposit

A refundable security deposit of ₹ 20,000 has to be paid in addition to the program fee. This amount is refundable after deduction of any dues payable to the School.

Alumni Fund Contribution

An alumni membership of ₹ 25,000 is payable by Bengaluru and Mumbai participants of the program by Dec 30, 2019, and for Delhi and Hyderabad participants of the program by June 30, 2020. The alumni membership is non-refundable for participants who successfully graduate from the program. This fee will be fully refundable for participants who do not graduate from the program either due to withdrawal or failure to clear the examinations.

Additional Expenses

The additional expenses (not included in the program fee) that a student is expected to incur are upwards of ₹ 100,000. They will be incurred on:

  • Travel to ISB Hyderabad and Mohali campuses.
  • Travel (airfare/local conveyance) for the international immersion.

Purchase of laptops and other electronic aids recommended by ISB. 

Payment Schedule

As per the B-School, the participants have the option to pay the fees in a single payment or installments. It covers only admission, tuition and course material. The fee does not include international travel costs, boarding & lodging and other miscellaneous expenses.

Payment Schedule details

FEE ITEMPAYABLE BYFEE (₹)
Admission Fee10 days from date of admission offer3,00,000
1st InstalmentDecember 30, 2019 (Bengaluru and Mumbai)6,71,500
June 30, 2020 (Delhi and Hyderabad)
2nd installmentMarch 30, 2020 (Bengaluru and Mumbai)6,71,500
September 30, 2020 (Delhi and Hyderabad)
3rd InstallmentJune 30, 2020 (Bengaluru and Mumbai)6,71,500
December 30, 2020 (Delhi and Hyderabad)
4th InstallmentSeptember 30, 2020 (Bengaluru and Mumbai)6,71,500
March 30, 2021 (Delhi and Hyderabad)
Total29,86,000

*The above payment schedule is tentative and does not include GST.

Notes

  • The ISB reserves the right to revise the program fee.
  • The school realizes its fee in Indian rupees. Participants who want to remit the fees in foreign currency can do so by remitting the foreign currency equivalent to Indian Rupees, based on the prevailing exchange rate.
  • The refund of any fee is subject to the refund policy prevailing at the time of seeking a refund.
  • All participants are required to have a personal laptop, the minimum specifications of which will be sent before the start of the program. Official laptops are not allowed.
  • Participants may be required to purchase other electronic aids (iPad etc.) as per program specifications.

Loans

As per the B-School, financial assistance in the form of loans may be available to participants of this program. Interested applicants may directly contact the financial institutions for details.

Banks providing loan facilities:

  • INDIAN BANK
  • AXIS BANK LTD
  • ICICI BANK
  • HDFC CREDILA FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD
  • UNION BANK
  • AVANSE FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED

Scholarships

As per their official website, ISB scholarships upto INR 10 lakhs each will be awarded to eligible students.

Scholarships will also be awarded to students coming from the NGO/ PSU/ Armed Forces background. Eligible students will be awarded scholarships upto 50% of the Tuition fees.

ISB scholarships cover upto INR 10 Lakhs of the Tuition fees. The tuition waiver does not cover

  • Admission fee
  • Application fee
  • Domestic and International travel
  • Incidental expenses
  • Boarding and lodging

The students will have to take care of these expenses on their own.

How to apply for the scholarship?

If you are an applicant from the aforementioned backgrounds, then your application will automatically be considered for Scholarship.

Important Notes

The number of scholarships is limited and at the discretion of the school. A mere application does not guarantee admission to the program or the scholarship.

Course Structure

Program Format

Offered in Bengaluru, Delhi (NCR), Hyderabad and Mumbai | Alternate Weekends | 18 months | International Week

A supportive learning environment is created as participants engage with faculty and peers. Throughout the journey they unlearn, reflect, and redefine their boundaries. The critical learning outcomes in the program will focus on

Leadership Skills

Have heightened awareness of what it takes to exercise effective leadership at senior levels through key initiatives, effective execution, influencing, inspiring and empowering people and managing change.

Critical and  Integrative Thinking

Demonstrate an ability to identify the central problem/issue, despite limited or overwhelming information, draw and assess recommendations using a perspective that integrates both functional (i.e. business functions) and relevant external information, and deploy them effectively to solve business problems.

Global Awareness

Understand the nature of global issues impacting business, including competition, policies, politics, culture and customers and have the ability to manage them effectively.

Ethical Responsibility

Have the ability to make responsible decisions through enhanced sensitivity to various stakeholders, communities, and the environment that are affected by management decisions.

As a global business school, we create the latest curriculum in collaboration with our academic partner schools. The PGPpro curriculum is aligned to the requirements of mid-career professionals and aims at accelerating their careers.

It prepares participants to have a deep understanding of business opportunities and challenges, take decisions based on data points, and lead with impact.

Participants learn the tools, skills, and industry best practices required for a broader understanding of business. Over 18 months, the integrated curriculum covers 24 courses and is divided into 4 categories with the focus on Leadership & Strategy.

Faculty Members deliver this innovative curriculum using a variety of teaching methods with the right balance of theory, research and practice, leading to an enriching learning experience.

Elective Courses

Finance

  • Corporate Control, Merger & Acquisition
  • Portfolio Management
  • Capital Raising Strategies In Corporations

Marketing

  • New Product Development & Marketing
  • Pricing & Distribution/Business Models
  • Customer Behaviour & Branding

Placement

PGPPro helps students with identifying job goals and helps in the job search. For company-sponsored candidates, no job search support is provided.

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