ISB EFPM aims to bring together senior executives who wish to deepen their understanding of research methods and apply them to address the modern day challenges existing in a dynamic business environment. The common denominators are superior academic credentials and a consistent display of intellectual prowess. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing pracademic research and an insatiable thirst to approach problems as an evidence-based manager, and as a thought leader in their field. 

An Executive FPM applicant must have:

  1. Minimum 8 years of professional working experience
  2. At least a bachelor’s degree. An MBA or business-focused master’s degree is a plus but not mandatory
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  4. Interest in applied research and connecting theory to practice

Note: If the applicant has not taken a Microeconomics course at a Master’s level programme, he/she must complete a course of “Introductory AP Microeconomics”, offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on edX, before the programme begins.

Because of the nature of the Executive FPM programme and the level of experience required of candidates, the GMAT or GRE is not required.

How to Apply?

Online Application is open for the Class of 2023. You may click on the "Apply" link to start your application.

The programme office accepts only online applications. The form can be completed over several sessions. Applicants can save and review the information before the final submission of the completed application.

A complete application must include:

  1. A scanned copy of your passport.
  2. A recent colour photograph
  3. Bachelor’s degree certificates & transcripts (for all semesters and years)
  4. Two recommendation letters
  5. Proof of income
  6. Application fee (To be paid as per the guidelines in the online form)

All applicants should submit two letters of recommendation that attest to their potential to be an active, involved, and successful participant in the Executive DBA equivalent programme. The recommender should be familiar with your academic or professional qualifications.

Application Timelines

Application Round


Application Fee

Round I

April 15, 2023


Round II

May 31, 2023


  1. A non-refundable application fee is to be paid for applying to the Executive FPM.
  2. Payments can be made online.
  3. The application fee includes taxes.

Contact Details



Working Hours

Monday to Friday, 04:30 to 10:30