Basic DetailsIs HMP a distance education or online programme?Where are the classes for the programme held?Will I get an Master of Business Administration Degree in Healthcare?
Programme DetailsHow many days will I need to take off from work?How much time will I have to spend studying at home outside the residencies?When will I get course materials and books?What if I need help with understanding course concepts during the period outside the residencies?
AdmissionCan I defer admissions?What if my deferral plea is not accepted?Once I have submitted the application, when will I hear from you?Is an interview required?
Fees And FinancingIf I am unable to join the programme after accepting the admission offer and paying the admission fee will the admission fee be refunded?Do we have a Financing options from Financial Institutions?If I decide to withdraw from the programme, is my tuition fee refunded?
SponsorshipDo I have to be financially sponsored by my company to be eligible for this programme?What constitutes the content of the letter of support from one’s employer?Why do you need the letter of support from your employer?
Career ServicesDoes the programme provide campus placement services?Why is campus placement not provided?
Is HMP a distance education or online programme?
No. The MPH is primarily a classroom based programme. All courses are taught face-to-face. Some classes and tutorials would be on the online learning platform.
Where are the classes for the programme held?
All classes for the programme are held at the ISB campuses at Hyderabad and Mohali, as per announced calendar.
Will I get an Master of Business Administration Degree in Healthcare?
Indian regulations do not allow independent institutions to grant a Master’s degree. You will receive a Certification from the ISB.
How many days will I need to take off from work?
The total number of days at ISB campus for on-campus classroom learning for the duration of the programme is approximately 36 days. This includes 16 weekend days. Effectively you will be required to take 20 working days off, over a year.
How much time will I have to spend studying at home outside the residencies?
We anticipate participants having to spend 8-10 hours per week on pre readings, assignments, projects and cases.
When will I get course materials and books?
The course materials as prepared by faculty in terms of pre-reads, links to important websites and related literature and list of books will be made available to you in advance so you have ample time to prepare and complete the pre course assignments. These materials will be uploaded on the Learning Management System (LMS) portal, or shipped to you, or handed to you in person when you are on campus.
What if I need help with understanding course concepts during the period outside the residencies?
You can post your queries on the discussion board in the LMS and someone from the School will resolve your query. If needed, we can have someone call you and clarify the doubts. Of course, your course mates can also respond to your query making the learning collaborative.
Can I defer admissions?
We do not encourage deferrals. In exceptional circumstances deferral may be granted upon submission of documentary proof supporting your reasons for deferral. A non-refundable deferral fee needs to be paid, in addition to the admission fee, to secure your place for the next class. The deferral fee is adjusted in your programme fee when you join the programme. Please note that the programme fee applicable to the year of joining the programme will apply. Deferral is granted for a maximum of one year, beyond which you will need to reapply.
What if my deferral plea is not accepted?
In such a scenario, you will have to reapply for the next academic year.
Once I have submitted the application, when will I hear from you?
We will strive to process your application as soon as we receive the same and try and revert to you in around 10 to 15 days. We will announce the exact dates shortly
Is an interview required?
Yes. Personal interviews give us an opportunity to hear about your experiences first hand, and make a qualified judgment. Interviews will be held telephonically or over video conferencing or in person. We would intimate the mode once you are shortlisted.
Fees And Financing
If I am unable to join the programme after accepting the admission offer and paying the admission fee will the admission fee be refunded?
No. The admission fee is non-refundable.
Do we have a Financing options from Financial Institutions?
Yes we have a tie-up with CREDILA (a subsidiary of HDFC Limited), and AVANSE (a subsidiary of DHFL limited) for education loans without collaterals.
If I decide to withdraw from the programme, is my tuition fee refunded?
It depends on the timing of your decision. The refund is governed by the refund policy prevailing at that time. Please check the refund policy section for details. What is your refund policy? In case a student has to withdraw from the programme for either academic, personal or administrative reasons, the student will receive pro-rated refund for only the remaining terms to the extent that the student has paid for those terms in advance. No refund will be granted for the terms which have already commenced or have been completed. The programme office reserves the right to deduct additional amounts which have been paid in advance to vendors for boarding and lodging, etc. which cannot be recovered by ISB even though the participant has not attended the terms for which these expenses were incurred in advance.
Do I have to be financially sponsored by my company to be eligible for this programme?
No, you do not have to be financially sponsored by your firm to be eligible for the programme. However, all participants need to provide a letter of support from your firm in the prescribed format available from the application portal.
What constitutes the content of the letter of support from one’s employer?
The letter of support basically states that your employer is aware of the fact that you are attending this programme. It also states whether you are also being sponsored financially and to what extent and whether the leave granted to you to attend the programme is paid, unpaid or a mix of both.
Why do you need the letter of support from your employer?
This is required since the programme is meant for working professionals and needs them to be away from work for a number of days which usually exceeds the annual leaves granted in most organizations.
Does the programme provide campus placement services?
No, the programme does not provide a campus placement service.
Why is campus placement not provided?
Campus placement is not provided for three reasons:
- HMP is a part time executive program
- Since participants will have company support, at least by way of time off from work to attend the programme and therefore respecting the employer’s support, ISB does not feel it is appropriate to offer placement services.
- Secondly participants would be having considerable amount of work experience and would have targeted positions in companies to work which are generally head hunted.
For further details please email us at HMP@isb.edu