Executive MBA is slowly gaining popularity in India. The comparatively short duration of the course, peer learning and specialization oriented curriculum is what is driving more and more working professionals to opt for it.
Presently, in India, Hyderabad-based International School of Business (ISB), XLRI Jamshedpur and Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), Chennai offer One-year Post-Graduate Programs in Management. These programs often aimed at working professionals are also called Executive MBAs.
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), which is the flagship programme of ISB has been ranked No: 13 in the Global Top MBA rankings 2011 released by the Financial Times,London.
Launched in year 2005, one-year programmes of IIM Ahmedabad and SP Jain, Mumbai are climbing up the popularity chart. IIM A’s PGPX program was ranked 11 in Global Top MBA rankings 2011 released by the Financial Times,London. While the GMBA of SP Jain Center of Management,Dubai/Singaporewas placed at number 68.
The IPMX programme of IIM Lucknow’s Noida campus, which is in its 5th year, is seeing positive response from the industry.
|Name of the B-School||Entrance Exam||Minimum Work-Ex||Number of seats||Average GMAT||Fees|
|ISB Hyderabad||GMAT||2 yrs.||560-Hyderabad; 210- Mohali||_||INR 19.9 lacs|
|IIM Ahmedabad||GMAT||10 yrs.||101||714||INR 21 lacs|
|Great Lakes Chennai||GMAT/ CAT/XAT||2 yrs.||300||CAT- 94.6; GMAT- 670||INR 14.5 lacs for single occupancy; 16 lacs for married students|
|XLRI Jamshedpur||XAT/ GMAT||5 yrs.||120||_||INR 14 lacs|
|IIM Lucknow||GMAT||6 yrs.||70||_||INR 17.10 lacs|
Most of the B-Schools offering Executive MBA also provide separate accommodation facility for married students.