ISB’s PGPMAX ranks #1 in India and 53 globally in the Financial Times 2020 EMBA ranking

Oct 26, 2020

In the Financial Times 2020 EMBA rankings released today, the Indian School of Business’s PGPMAX (Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives) has been ranked number one in India and 53 globally reaffirming ISB’s leadership in management education. ISB's PGPMAX is a 15-month global executive MBA level programme for senior executives and business owners with a minimum of 10 years of experience.

ISB Alumni from PGPMAX Class of 2017 were surveyed for this year’s ranking. This assessment has brought forth some other interesting findings, such as PGPMAX being ranked #11 in the standalone programme category in Asia. The school is ranked #12 globally in terms of salary today (Average alumni salaries three years after graduation). The salary increase is measured based on the average difference in alumni salary between their salary before the EMBA and now. The PGPMAX programme is ranked #28 globally for work experience of its students.

Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean ISB, underlined that global ranking from FT is indeed a proud moment. “The rankings not just highlight the relevance of the PGPMAX programme but also the importance of an Executive MBA for the working professionals. It becomes more critical for the experienced executives to equip and brace themselves up to be ahead of the curve with the current circumstances. The need of the hour is to reinvent and gear up to meet uncertainties & looming challenges.”

ISB’s Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX) is specially designed for experienced working professionals with 10-20 years of experience and is delivered in a modular format to fit their busy schedules. Top-notch faculty, world-class curriculum, exceptional peer group, and international immersions make ISB's PGPMAX a much-sought-after programme for senior executives.



The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world class management education to professionals at its two LEED rated green building campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. A rich and vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, robust academic partnerships, thriving alumni network, and backing of an influential board and guidance of industry’s thought leadership has enabled ISB to fast emerge and consolidate itself as a premier global business school in the emerging markets. The school is also one of the largest providers of executive education in Asia and the most research-productive Indian management institution.

The school, over the last nineteen years has grown at a rapid pace and has earned several prestigious accolades. ISB is the youngest business school to consistently rank among the top global MBA programmes. The resident faculty is ranked in the top 25 globally in terms of research productivity in the leading global management journals.  ISB had the honour of receiving accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ISB gains the unique distinction of becoming the 100th business school in the world to achieve the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ accreditations- AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. ISB envisions to become an internationally top-ranked, research-driven, and independent management institute that grooms future leaders for India and the world. To know more about ISB, please visit: