ISB (Indian School of Business)

Founded by eminent business leaders, entrepreneurs and academicians from around the world, ISB enjoys the distinction of being the first Indian B-school to be ranked among the top 12 global business schools in the Annual MBA Rankings by Financial Times, London. The FT ranking is based on various parameters covering specifics like career progress of the graduates, diversity of experience, international alumni, idea generation and research.

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a unique collaboration between some of the world's leading corporations including a number of Fortune 500 companies, the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at North Western University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the London Business School. As part of this association, faculty from Kellogg, Wharton and the LBS work closely with the ISB faculty in designing and delivering a world class programme.

Courses Offered

One-year Full-time MBA

The ISB offers a one-year, full time, residential postgraduate management programme for candidates, preferably with at least two years' full time work experience. The ISB assesses candidates on their leadership potential and academic accomplishments, aims to have diversity in the student body with international experience. To apply, students must take the GMAT and complete the application form online.

The programme consists of eight terms of six weeks each. The first four terms comprise the core terms and will be used to provide a strong general management foundation. In the last four terms, students can choose to specialize in Entrepreneurship, Operations & Information Technology, Analytical Finance, Strategic Marketing or Leadership and Change Management. A core course on developing Leadership skills is among the key differentiators of the ISB programme.

The ISB offers an ideal learning environment. Spread over an expanse of 260 acres, the completely wi-fi enabled campus has state-of-the-art air-conditioned lecture theatres, an excellent library and a video conferencing facility. The Academic Centre is equipped with broadband communications network to ensure instant global connectivity, while the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), the ISB's knowledge hub, holds a huge collection of printed as well as electronic books. The Student Village comprises fully air-conditioned serviced apartments, with elegant contemporary furniture and fittings, kitchenette, television with cable connection, etc. The ISB is one of the few schools conducive to families living on campus

Quick Facts

  • The ISB curriculum is based on a blend of cutting-edge research, global best-practices and an understanding of local realities, for knowledge of the new emerging economies of the world. It is reviewed and upgraded every year for its theoretical intensity and practical relevance.
  • The faculty at ISB comprises resident and visiting professors, with some of the best known names in the world. Every single one of them holds a doctorate, is sought after by businesses across the world, and is actively involved in research.
  • Faculty from Wharton, Kellogg, London Business School, Cornell, Chicago, Duke and ULCA, amongst others teaches at the ISB.
  • The collective profile of 577 students for the batch of 2010-11 at the ISB is as follows

         Women: 28 %   
         Men: 72 %   
         Average age: 27 years
         Mid 80% Range: 25 – 31 years

         Marital Status:
         Single: 75%
         Married: 25%    

         Work Experience

         Average: 5 years
         Mid 80% Range: 3 – 7 years       

  • Specialisation by Function        

         1) Analytical Finance
         2) Entrepreneurship
         3) Strategy & Leadership
         4) Operations Management
         5) Information Technology Management
         6) Strategic Marketing

  • Full Time Course Information Start Dates: April
  • Programme Duration: 12 months
  • Tuition Fee: USD($) 42255 is the total Program Cost (for batch of 2011)

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