Founding Class, PGPpro, Delhi Campus
After years of successfully running its flagship PGP programme , ISB has launched its newest programme PGPpro that aims to provide weekend MBA classes to full time professionals with 5 to 12 years of work experience. The programme officially kicked off on the January 28, 2017 and will see completion in July 2018. PGPpro is designed to be a sort of ‘earn and learn’ programme for professionals who wish to elevate themselves to more senior management roles in their designated industry functions. The added advantage of this programme is that it is being offered at two locations - ISB, Hyderabad and at a specially rigged up facility at Gurgaon. The course offers a major in Strategy and Leadership and a minor in Marketing and Finance. The regular 16 hour a week PGP programme is spread over four weekends in the action packed PGPpro programme: 1st & 3rd weekends constitute actual classes and 2nd & 4th weekends comprise an online module.
The programme has received an overwhelming response in its maiden year itself with applicants coming in from diverse backgrounds ranging from technology experts, business owners, financial analysts to engineers and others, willing to travel the distance over the weekend. For instance, the Hyderabad campus has about 10 to 12 students from Mumbai. The Gurgaon classes are ahead by a week and so a student may attend classes in Hyderabad the subsequent week, if for some extenuating circumstances, he/she is unable to make it to class at Gurgaon. The programme also includes an International Immersion Week where the students visit an international location where they attend classes as well as specially organised speaker visits from industry experts.
In order for one to be eligible to apply for the programme, one needs to have 5 to 12 years of work experience with a bachelor’s degree. The online application for 2019 will be made available around October/November. Applicants short listed will be called for an interview round, the second and final round of the selection process. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong interest and potential in raising the bar of their career aspirations.
Let’s hear what the current students have to say of the upcoming programme and their expectations :
“ISB’s PGPpro is an awesome programme for young leaders who are willing to learn and are aspiring to transform. The ISB team has helped us proactively by attending to students requests, arranging for a Boot Camp for critical subjects and thus giving us immense support to start the Programme with confidence.PGP Pro takes birth this year promising transformation in professionals. Having witnessed the dedication of the team and reviewed the course material/structure, I am confident this programme will deliver its promise. I am looking forward to learning from world class professors who are lined up to mould us”.
- Gamya Tirumalashetty (PGPpro Class of 2018)
"The first experience of interacting with my PGPpro class mates was in the Math Boot camp. While interacting with class fellows I felt completely at right place. The intensity & energy everyone carries is appreciable, and the diversified fields which ISB have accumulated at one roof is praiseworthy. I am looking forward to my journey of transformation.“
- Shabana, (PGPpro Class of 2018)
About the writer :
This article has been written by Pujita Krishna Jyoti.