Frequently Asked Questions
Is MPPP a distance education or online programme?
No. The MPPP is a hybrid programme for working professionals who need not take a break from work to do a premier programme. All courses are taught face-to-face. Supplementary audio-visual learning, interaction with the global faculty and academic team, projects, assignments and assessments, study trek etc. are the other key activities that are achieved through off-campus and technology-assisted learning.
Where are the classes for the programme held?
All classes for the programme are held in both ISB campuses as per the calendar: North Campus: Mohali and South Campus: Hyderabad
Will I get an MBA?
Indian regulations do not allow independent institutions to grant a master’s degree.
The rigorous programme will lead to a Certification upon successful completion.
How many days will I need to take off from work?
The total number of days at ISB campus for the duration of the programme will be approximately 36 days, which would include 16 days of weekend. Effectively it would be 20 working days 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 and cases.
How do I prepare and gear up for the programme?
Once you are admitted, we will have pre term online courses in specific areas to help you gear up for the programme.
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.
The 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.
Is an interview required?
Yes. Interviews give us an opportunity to hear about your experiences first hand and make a qualified judgment. Interviews will be held telephonically/Over VC/ in person. We would intimate the mode once you are shortlisted. Kindly refer to the “Important dates” section for the interview dates for Round 1 and Round 2 of the selection process.
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 Axis Bank, CREDILA ( a subsidiary of HDFC limited ) and AVANSE ( a subsidiary of DHFL limited) for educational loan.
If I decide to withdraw from the programme, can I get my tuition 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 organisations.
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:
- MPPP is a part time executive program which does not require break from work.
- Since participants will have their employers’ 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.
- Participants come with good amount of work experience and would have targeted roles/ positions to move into on the strength of their learning.