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Program Information

ISB PGPMAX is the new executive MBA program initiated by ISB. It is targeted towards senior executives with 10 to 25 years of experience, whose busy schedules do not permit them to pursue a full-time program. The program is designed for minimal disruption in work and the participants can get quality management education without quitting their jobs.

Apart from the usual courses, a very unique part of the PGPMAX program is the collective learning experiences of the participants and the rich peer perspectives they can share with one another. The cross-industry experience of the participants allows one to understand and assimilate business dynamics of various industries and results in a stimulating learning environment

Admission Requirements

Bachelors degree

Minimum of 10 years of full-time work experience

ISB PGPMAX programme Fee

Amount (INR)
Amount (USD)
Admission Fee (non-refundable) 300,000 4,442
Tuition Fee (refund policy applies) 3,200,000 47,386
Total Fee 3,500,000 51,828
Service Tax @ 15% 525,000 7,774
Security Deposit 25,000 370
Total Amount Payable 4,050,000 59,973

Format of the program

The program is designed in such a way that it minimizes disruption in work and personal commitments. The program for the academic year 2011-2012 will begin in May 2011 and will go on till October 2012. Students will be on campus every six weeks. i.e. a week of classes will be conducted every 6th week. During the seven days in campus they will have day long classes and the evenings will be spent in guest lectures, class work and group assignments. During the on-campus programme, students will need to stay on campus. The programme also has a three week international immersion programme during which the participants will be attending classes in the US and Brazil in ISB’s partner schools.

Program structure

Pre Term Courses
Consists of courses in Quantitative methods and financial modeling

Basic Skills
Uncertainty and Decision Making, Accounting Information for Managers, Economics for Managers, Global Economics.

Core Courses

  • Financial Decision Making for Managers
  • Management of Organizations and Leading for Change
  • Marketing Management
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Managing Global Operations

Advanced Courses:

  • Financial Strategies for Value Creation
  • Capital Markets and Strategic Issues for Fund Raising
  • Customer Focussed Product Planning
  • Pricing Products and Services for Profitability
  • Competitive Marketing Strategy
  • Strategic Alliances & Organizational Growth Strategies
  • Corporate Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Negotiations
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Building High Performance Teams & Talent Management
  • Leaders and Sustainable Development
  • Management of Organizations and leading for change
  • Strategic Profitability Management
  • Leadership and you course
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Ethics and Business communication course
  • Global Strategy and Organization

Online Preparatory Courses

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Accounting
  • Finance
  • Spreadsheet Modeling
  • Maths for Business

PGPMAX 2016 Class profile

The Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX) attracts diverse group of senior executives. They come from various organisation types and sizes – from family business to large MNCs – and have experience in various functional areas. The industry representation is also heterogeneous.

PGPMAX Class Profile: Academic Year 2011-12
Description Number Percentage
Male 67 95%
Female 4 5%
India 68 96%
Other 3 4%
Nil 51 72%
Partial sponsorship 4 5%
Full sponsorship 16 23%
>=30 to <35 6%
<30 1%
>=55 3%
>=45 t0 <50 11%
>=40 t0 <45 29%
>=35 t0 <40 47%
Work Experience
>=20 35%
>=10 to <12 6%
>=12 to <14 14%
>=14 to <16 13%
>=16 to <18 19%
>=18 to <20 13%

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab show_icon=”” icon_skin=”custom” title=”Essay Review” tab_id=”130411a3-b0cb-2″][vc_column_text]ISB PGPMAX Essay questions

ISB PGPMAX Essay 1: What are the two qualities that you have, which allow you to excel professionally? Illustrate these qualities with examples and evidence by citing achievements from past where you have displayed these qualities.(300 words max)

ISB PGPMAX Essay 2: Describe your experience during a challenging time in your professional life. Explain briefly the actions you took and the impact it had on your professional & personal life. (Maximum 300 words)[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab show_icon=”” icon_skin=”custom” tab_id=”fe23806c-f350-0″ title=”Deadlines”][vc_column_text]Round 1

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016


Round 2

Application Deadline: January 15, 2017[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]