Sunday, December 11, 2011

Top B-Schools Offering Executive MBA in India

Executive MBA programme has gained tremendous popularity over the last decades. The top executive MBA programmes in India are offered by:

Top B-Schools Offering Executive MBA in India

Indian Institute Of Management(IIM) Ahmedabad

Indian Institute Of Management(IIM) Bangalore

Indian Institute Of Management(IIM) Kolkata

XLRI Jamshedpur

S. P. JAIN Institute Of Management Studies(SPJIMR) Mumbai

Indian Institute Of Commerce And Trade Lucknow

ITM Executive EducationCenter Bangalore

Indian Institute Of Pharma Marketing Lucknow

Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management (SIBM) Pune

Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies (NMIMS) Mumbai

Indian School Of Business Hyderbad

Details of Courses Offered by these respective colleges are:

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Ahmedabad offers a post-graduate programme in management for executives. The minimum qualification required is a good GMAT score, a good academic record and substantial work experience (around 8 years) showing some evidence of a supervisory/managerial experience in an organisation. Leadership potential is also considered. The programme has a general management focus, with emphasis on managing across borders and cultures. Besides teaching content drawn from other countries, it also has an international project. Moreover, it offers placement assistance to non-sponsored applicants.

IIM Banglore

The Institute's Executive Education Programmes comprises of Open Programmes, International Programmes and Customized Programmes. It offers a mix of General Management and Specialised Programmes. IIMB has tie-ups with top international business schools for joint executive development programmes. The International Masters Programme in Practicing Management (IMPM) is a cooperative venture of business schools in the five countries of Canada, UK, France, India and Japan. It also offers a six weeks’ full time residential programme in Financial Risk Management. The programme is targeted towards executives working for banks and financial institutions in the treasury division (front office and mid-office) and risk management group. The programme promises to be extremely useful to software professionals involved in risk management services and products.

IIM Calcutta

Offering around nineteen long-duration executive education programmes on both regular attendances as well as through satellite based education system; IIM Calcutta becomes the obvious choice for many who wish to add to their knowledge bank. The programme consists of a combination of in-campus and off-campus components spread over one year, covering a wide range of subjects under a common brand“IIMC Long Duration”. Designed exclusively for managers, working at the top, senior, middle or beginner management levels, the programmes include Executive Programme for Management of Information Companies, Programme on Management of Media Business, Executive Programme on Management of Financial Services Business, Programme on Management of Retailing and Distribution business.

XLRI, Jamshedpur

XLRI offers a 3 year Executive Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management. The curriculum is similar to that of the BM programme and is recognized by AICTE as equivalent to an MBA. Eligible candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and should be employed in a full time job with 3 years of relevant managerial experience. Organised in 8 visits across thirty months, the programme expects the participants to stay on campus for about twenty days each during these visits to complete the course requirements. They are also expected to do additional work as carry-home projects and assignments. Apart from examinations, a student's performance is assessed on the basis of class participation, preparation of periodic assignments, mid-term tests and surprise quizzes. The institute also extends its campus placement facility to the participants of Exec-PGP.

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
Offers an Executive MBA Programme for Senior Executives called PGPMAX. Selection: No specific test on own decision basing on certain parameters of the candidate.
Course Fee: 21.5 lacs.
Contact Details: 040-2318770


S P Jain Institute of Management and Research,
Mumbai: Offers an Executive MBA programme. Selection: CAT/XAT/GMAT.
Contact Details: 022-26237454/2401,
Course Fee: Rs. 7.5 Lakhs + Hostel Fee + Cost of International project / Course( Approx.3Lakhs)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)
Pune: Offers a 30 month Executive MBA (General Management) programme (held on weekends). Admissions are based on a self conducted written test.No of seats: 100.,Also has one year diploma Course held on weekends offering various specializations.
Contact Details: 020-39116000/002,

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS): Offers a Management Programme for Executives(EPGDBM).Duration: 15 months.
Admissions: NMAT followed by GD/PI.
Contact Details: 080-40855555,

IICT Lucknow

The institute offers a One-year Executive Masters diploma in business management, marketing management, finance management ,Retail , IT ,CRM, Pharma , Hospital Management ,Foreign Trade, Banking , Insurance and human resources management, through distance learning mode. Admissions are open throughout year. The basic qualification for the programme is a bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) with minimum three years of work experience.

ITM Executive Education Centers
A variety of programmes are offered in finance, IT, Management, International Business, Retail Management, Acturial Sciences, Hospitality - Masters and Ph.D programmes, through centers located in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad& Raipur. MBA and other Masters programs are offered in collaboration with the institute’s academic partner, Southern New Hampshire University, USA. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings and weekends allowing students to plan their class schedules around their work lives. Exemptions are given for post graduate work already taken by students possessing advanced academic or professional qualifications such as M.Com., M. Sc., LLM, ACA, ACS, AICWA, etc..

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
IGNOU has launched a four-year B.Tech programme in Mechanical Engineering, the eligibility for which is a 3 year diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics /Agriculture/Computer/ Civil Engineering from a recognized Polytechnic or its equivalent. Moreover, people who have completed the first year courses of B.Tech. degreee programme from a recognized Institute/ University, also stand as eligible candidates. They may apply for credit transfer as per IGNOU rules. The university also offers MBA - Banking& Finance. Candidate should be a member of Institute of Bankers, should have passed the CAIIB examination and should be a graduate working in the banking or financial services sector for at least two years

Indian Institute of Pharmaceutical Marketing
The institute offers a One-year Executive Masters diploma in business administration, pharma management , Product management,Production Management , Pharma marketing ,marketing management, finance management ,Retail , Hospital Management ,Foreign Trade, and human resources management, through distance learning mode. Admissions are open throughout year. The basic qualification for the programme is a bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) with minimum three years of work experience.

Admission Procedure to the Top B Schools in India

Most top India Business Schools have an admission process similar to that of the IIMs

1. CAT - The Written Test / Entrance Exam

All B-Schools in India have a written aptitude test as the first stage of screening applicants. The six IIMs conduct a Common Admission Test (CAT), usually on the third Sunday of every November. S.P. Jain Mumbai, Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, NITIE Bombay and many other business schools and MBA colleges base their selection on CAT scores as well as few on XAT Scores. Other popular written tests in India include the XAT (Xavier Admission Test) conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur conducts and this score is a criterion for admission to S.P. Jain Mumbai, XLRI Jamshedpur ,XIM Bhubaneswar, BIM Trichy, LIBA Chennai, XIME Bangalore, Goa Institute of Management and score of other business schools. FMS Delhi, IIFT Delhi and the Schools of Management, IIT (Joint Management Entrance Test or JMET) have their own respective tests.

The written test, the first stage of elimination, tests a student's ability to perform under pressure. The areas of testing include basic mathematics taught till Class X, English taught during the first year of graduation and analytical & logical reasoning. The written test is the most difficult step in getting into a top B-School in India. Most of the elimination takes place at this stage.

2. B School Application Essays and Reference Letters

Application Essays are an integral part of most top B Schools selection process. While only those shortlisted based on their written scores in CAT are expected to write these essays in the case of the IIMs, some other top management institutes in India such as the SP Jain ask you to write many essays at the first stage itself. In the case of SP Jain, your application essays play a crucial role in getting shortlisted for the next round - viz., group interviews. However, in the case of the IIMs, they could form the basis for the interview process. IIM Bangalore, in the recent past, requires those aspirants who have cleared CAT and been shortlisted for the GD-PI to produce three letters of reference.

3. Group Discussions / Personal Interviews - GD / PI

Based on the performance in the written test, students are short listed for a Group Discussion and Personal Interview. At the IIMs, anyone who is shortlisted for the GD PI process attends both the group discussion and the personal interview. GD is not an elimination stage at the IIMs. However, other b schools could have the GD as an elimination process. In SPJain the next level of elimination happens after a profile based elimination process. After profile based selection, the students are shortlisted for group interviews, where both GD topics and interviews happen in a group of 8-10 students.

4. Admission

Admission is usually offered based on the cumulative scores of written test, GD / PIs, and work experience (in some cases). Admission notification from top B Schools start from the second week of March and continue till the end of April. Many of the management institutes also have a waitlist of candidates which gets updated based on the number of students in the first list who accept offers made to them.

Top Indian Management Institutes for MBA, PGDM

List of the best business schools in India offering PGP and Doctoral programs

  • Indian Institute Of Management,(IIM) Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute Of Management,(IIM) Bangalore
  • Indian Institute Of Management,(IIM) kolkatta
  • Xavier Labour Research Institute, XLRI Jamhedpur
  • Indian School Of Business Hydrebad
  • Indian Institute Of Management,(IIM) Lucknow
  • Indian Institute Of Management,(IIM) Indore
  • Indian Institute Of Management,(IIM) Kozhikode
  • Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi
  • S.P. Jain institute of Management and Research Mumbai
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (JBIMS) Mumbai
  • Schools of Management, IIT (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai
  • Management Development Institute, (MDI) Gurgaon
  • Xavier Institute of Management, (XIM B) Bhubaneswar
  • Symbiosis Center for Management & Human Resources Development (SCMHRD) Pune
  • Institute of Management & Technology(IMT) Ghaziabad
  • International Management Institute, Delhi (IMI) Delhi
  • Mudra Institute of Communications, (MICA) Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, (IIFT) Delhi
  • T. A. Pai Management Institute, (TAPMI) Manipal
  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration,(LIBA) Chennai
  • Institute of Rural Management, (IRMA) Anand
  • Institute of Management Development Research, (IMDR) Pune

 Details of Courses Offered by these respective colleges are:

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM A)

Ranked amongst the top most business schools in India and Asia. The institute offers four programmes in Management. The PGP - Post Graduate Program (equivalent to MBA), the FPM - Fellowship Program in Management(equivalent to Ph.D), the FDP - Faculty Development Program for Management teachers and Trainers and the MDP - Management Development Program - a refresher for middle and top level managers. Admission process for PGP and FPM of IIM Ahamedabad involves taking the Common Admission Test (CAT) followed by group discussion and interviews for short listed candidates.


Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM B)

IIM Bangalore offers two year full time PGP - Post Graduate Program in Management (equivalent to MBA) and a FPM - Fellowship Program in Management. Both these programs require the candidate to take CAT. The institute also offers part time non residential PGSM - Post Graduate Program in Software Enterprise Management. There is a separate entrance test for this program. This business school is ranked amongst the top three business schools in the country.


Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM C) Kolkatta

Ranked amongst the most prestigious business schools in India and Asia. The institute offers three full time programs. The PGDM - Post Graduate Program in Management (equivalent to MBA), the FPM - Fellowship Program in Management, the PGDCM - Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management. All three programs require the candidate to take CAT. The institute also offer part time PGDBM - Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management for managers with relevant work experience. In addition, MDP - Management Development Programs are held in regular intervals for middle and top level managers.


 XLRI - Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur

Xavier Labour Research Institute, popularly known as XLRI was established in 1949 at Jamshedpur. The institute offers two courses at the post graduation level in management - a post graduate diploma in Business administration and a post graduate diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PMIR). Online version of the brochure is also available. In 2001, the average salary (including foreign offers) soared by 70% (over last year) to a whopping Rs.8.06 lakhs per annum. The offers in the Business Management program averaged at an awe-inspiring Rs.9.71 lakhs and in the Personnel Management program at Rs. 6.5 lakhs. And these exclude ESOPs and other means of compensation.


ISB - Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad is emerging as a preferred choice for MBA aspirants who want to pack in the program into a one year course. As it gradually builds up its permanent faculty base, the ISB has created a unique and sustainable visiting faculty model with some of the world's leading academicians from Wharton, Kellogg, Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Duke and Texas among others. The school offers a one year Post Graduate Program in Management.


 Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM L)

IIM Lucknow offers a two year full time residential PGP - Post Graduate Program in Management and a four year FPM program. Both these programs require a candidate to take CAT. The institute also has an interesting student exchange program where students of this B-School go to premier B-Schools the world over and do part of their education. Students and faculty from these internationally reputed B-Schools in turn visit IIM Lucknow. It is ranked amongst the top five B-Schools in India.


 FMS - Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

FMS is amongst the top 10 B-Schools in the country and probably one of the two attached to a university amongst the top ten. The full time program of FMS started in 1967. The whole outgoing batch of 2002 was placed within a span of 2 days. There were 8 foreign offers including British American Tobacco (BAT), OLAM and QAI among others.


 Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM I)

The Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIMI) is the latest addition to the IIM community. IIMI has a two-year post graduate programme emphasizing on Experiential learning, IT orientation, and Social Sensitivity. The construction of the new campus is progressing at a rapid pace and IIMI plans to operate out of the new campus from June 2003. IIM-I offers the following programs viz., (a) The Post Graduate Programme (PGP), a two year programme (b) Management Development Programme. These are held throughout the year. (c) Faculty Development Programme (FDP) is designed to assist in the development of teachers, researchers, and trainers for management education and (d) Executive Post-Graduate Programme (Exe-PGP) a 18-months programme, designed for working executives.



 Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM K - Calicut)

Established in 1996, The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, IIMK is the fifth Indian Institute of Management. Its academic programmes encompass a range of long term full time diploma programmes such as the Post Graduate Programme in Management, and a number of short duration executive education programmes. The institute also offers an "Interactive Distance Learning Programme"

Tips on how to ace a Group Discussion

Group discussion topics are generic in nature and would be generally known to each participant, as the objective of GD is not to test the ability of the individual on the subject being discussed, but GD is the test the soft skills of the candidate and these are skills which are not known with written test or by interviews

GD is the test of leadership, how a person put forward his thoughts, how does he takes up the point of view of others, how does he motivates the other members in the group to participate in discussion, how to lead the group from and settle with the opposite side (view point),how effectively and precisely he puts his point of view, How is handles the group mannerisms, How does he summarise and conclude the topic, how is he able to assimilate thoughts as well as be an active licener.

We would suggest that one should not worry about the in depth of his/her knowledge of the subject, but rather give importance to group dynamic skills.

- Take some time to effective think on the broad points to be discussed

- Estimate the time requirements

- Try to start the topic, If you seem to be confident

- If not confident, wait until the group starts the discussion so that you understand the topic and then take ahead.

- Give your view point of view in brief and through the discussion/ give opportunity to others.

Listen carefully , attentively to others,

motivate passive ones in between interrupting(politely) to those who are trying to dominate the group so as others who are hesitating in the discussion could also participate- this will ensure that people look forward for you to take the control of the entire discussion

always ensure to make points assertively and not aggressively..there by making it not so controversial

- if your point of view is being negated by most of the members , accept with humility with some strong reasons as your personal opinion, however you could think otherwise as well

- if your point of view is accepted by the group, cheers, give some consolation to your opponents, and say as this is their point of view but afraid to accept as group view.

- In a discussion do not be harsh, Remember, its a discussion and not a debate hence be polite and humble, and do listen carefully to your peers.