ISB ranks #1 in India and #44 globally in the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2022

By Team Marcomm Oct 17, 2022

[October 17, 2022] The Indian School of Business has been ranked #1 in India and #44 globally among the top 100 business schools in the Financial Times (FT) Executive MBA Ranking 2022 released today. The FT Executive MBA ranking is a comprehensive ranking of executive MBA courses around the world.

FT surveyed ISB alumni from the Post Graduate Programme for Senior Executives (PGPMAX) Class of 2019 to arrive at these rankings. ISB's PGPMAX is a 15- month global Executive MBA level programme for senior-level employees with a minimum of 10 years of work experience.

Some of the key parameters where we have ranked well globally are international course experience (#16), salary today (#20), career progress (#28), research (#52), and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) (#9).

Commenting on the ranking, Professor Ramabhadran Thirumalai, Deputy Dean – Academic Programmes, ISB, said: “It is gratifying to witness how PGPMAX has excelled in various ranking parameters of FT. It being a much sought-after programme for senior professionals, we will continue striving to add more value for its students, to empower them to stay ahead of the curve.”

The ranking highlights the relevance of the PGPMAX programme and the importance of an Executive MBA for working professionals. Commenting on the same, ISB alumna Poornima Bushpala (PGPMAX Co ’19), Director - Technology Risk Loblaw Companies Limited, said, “PGPMAX is a well-integrated programme that pushed me to challenge my abilities thereby enabling me to strengthen my strengths. Access to world-class professors and rich research materials contributed to my professional success.”

Echoing similar thoughts, Amreshwar Sati (PGPMAX Co ’19), Chief Operating Officer iE3 Innovations Pvt. Ltd., said, “PGPMAX is very well designed to suit the needs of senior executives, enabling us to seek answers within and make us think differently without the blinkers on. The curriculum is very comprehensive and dynamic which keeps evolving as per the need of the industry. Being taught by renowned global faculty and attending classes at 3 top global business school campuses as a part of international immersion makes the course enviable & priceless.”

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Read more about the rankings here: EMBA 2022 - Business school rankings from the Financial Times -