What is PGP?
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) develops global leaders with insight on emerging economies and their unique business challenges. This carefully-crafted one-year programme incorporates practical industry applications with a rigorous, cutting-edge research-based curriculum that has transformed several mid-career professionals to global business leaders of today and tomorrow. The one-year PGP is meant to hone your skills and challenge conventional wisdom.
With ISB’s unique portfolio faculty model, you interact, learn from and engage with eminent management intellectuals, who bring with them research and teaching experience from leading B-schools across the world. Their distinctive research ensures that the programme offers content that is contemporary, innovative and truly global.
ISB’s strong associations with renowned B-schools across the world such as the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the London Business School ensure that the curriculum is up-to-date in terms of theoretical intensity and practical relevance.
At the ISB, you have the opportunity to extend your professional network worldwide through international exchange programmes, conferences, business plan competitions and study treks, all of which not only allow you to experience different cultures but also push your own intellectual boundaries through a rich mix of ideation and engagement with students, academics and industry leaders.
The School attracts outstanding individuals from both the developed and emerging economies, who, with their diverse experiences, enrich the learning environment. In this melting pot of cultures, you have an unparalleled opportunity to gain insights on different corporate practices across the world.
Who is it for?
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) is an incisive one-year programme designed for professionals who want to study management mid-career. It enables professionals to move laterally into different professional roles, or into roles of greater responsibility, or even set some onto an entrepreneurial journey.
With the PGP you don’t have to take a long hiatus from work. This one-year programme is rigorous and encourages you to learn beyond academic instruction. You get the opportunity to learn from a vast network of faculty, peers, successful leaders and entrepreneurs who frequently visit the campus.
As a mid-career professional, you will find that the PGP will bring to life several practical business scenarios, drawing as it does from practical industry application. It will help you hone your decision-making skills and challenge your beliefs.
Here’s what ISB alumni have to say about the benefits of the one-year programme:
- This is an intense programme that teaches you to analyse situations quickly, think on your feet and apply skills to real business situations.
- You learn to combine your industry expertise with the fundamentals of management acquired over the year.
- At ISB you can undertake a management programme that equips you for an exciting career ahead with minimal career interruption.
- Companies encourage high-potential employees to engage in a one-year programme to prepare for leadership roles.
- One-year programmes help you save tremendously on opportunity costs.
- It is an ideal platform to recharge before returning to the corporate world.
“A lot of things changed after ISB. Most importantly, from a secure-job person, I’m now a budding entrepreneur with a high risk-taking appetite. The intense one-year program equipped me to think on my feet and analyse the ever-changing business situations.”
- Nishant Gogia, Class of 2011
In a short span of one year, students get a thorough understanding of global business issues from outstanding resident and visiting faculty, and are equipped to take on challenging roles in some of the best companies in the world. In 2008, the Indian School of Business (ISB) became the youngest institution to be ranked among the Top 20, in the Global B-school Rankings by the Financial Times, London, and since then has been featured consistently among the top B-schools globally.
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the ISB is an incisive one-year programme that has been designed to fulfill an important professional need; the need for students to quickly get back to the corporate world and a working environment. As a student, you learn not just from the faculty and their peers, but also from successful leaders and entrepreneurs who frequently visit the campus. ISB alumni speak glowingly of the benefits of the one-year PGP – a fillip to their professional trajectory, an intensive learning experience and the opportunity cost of one less year of study to name just a few.
The curriculum at the Indian School of Business (ISB) is designed to provide a holistic education that goes beyond classroom learning. Specially designed for professionals with work experience, the curriculum is challenging, comprehensive and relevant to current industry needs. Created by intellectuals in management education, the global curriculum is reviewed and upgraded every year for its theoretical intensity and practical relevance. Students get an opportunity to have a unique holistic learning experience that is based on real-world issues.
UNIQUE GLOBAL FACULTY PORTFOLIO WITH EXTENSIVE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Faculty forms the core of ISB’s strength. With an ideal mix of resident and visiting faculty, students benefit from a strong research base and global exposure. The Indian School of Business (ISB) has over 45 resident faculty, who are available on campus at all times, and over 100 visiting faculty from some of the leading B-schools in the world such as Wharton, Kellogg, London Business School, Cornell, Chicago, Duke, and UCLA, among others. Our faculty members include eminent management intellectuals with research and teaching experience across the world. This distinctive mix of research and experience of our faculty members ensures that the programme offers content that is contemporary and global in its perspective.
EXPERIENCED PEER GROUP
The Indian School of Business (ISB) attracts the most outstanding students from varied backgrounds. The PGP is rigorous, challenging and encourages learning beyond classroom instruction. The rich and diverse experiences of students from across the world enrich the overall learning environment, and you will absorb professional, cultural and academic nuances far beyond just what you glean from the classroom.
Presenting a short film where the ISB alumni speak on their beliefs, motivations and how the one year at ISB transformed their lives.