Global Executive MBA programmes are tailored for experienced managers, senior executives, and business owners/entrepreneurs with substantial professional experience. The ISB PGPMAX  seeks experienced working professionals who have the desire and passion to learn and use the knowledge to advance their careers.


To be eligible to apply for the programme the following criteria need to be fulfilled:

Bachelor’s Degree: The applicant should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline. An equivalent qualification will be determined by the Admission Committee of the programme and will include the likes of CA, ICWA, etc.

Work Experience: The applicant should possess a minimum of 15+ years of full-time work experience post bachelor's degree as on the programme start date.


  • A letter of consent from the current employer is required for the candidate to pursue the programme. This can be submitted either during the application process or once admission has been secured.

Selection Criteria

Applicants to the PGPMAX programme are evaluated on several criteria to ensure that the participants selected are well-rounded individuals. Each component of the application and the performance in the interview is important.

Selection of the participants for the programme is made considering a combination of many factors including:

  1. Leadership potential
  2. Personal attributes, maturity, global outlook, attitude/mindset
  3. Quantity and quality of work experience, e.g. people management experience, decision making experiences, significant responsibility, experience of managing budgets, etc.
  4. Achievement orientation
  5. Strong communication skills
  6. Likelihood of benefiting from the programme
  7. Motivation to participate in the programme
  8. Undergraduate degree performance
  9. Performance in the interview

The above-mentioned criteria are not in order of importance

Application Procedure

To apply to the PGPMAX  programme, candidates are required to submit an online application. A well-defined application is the first stage of the process. Take time to complete your application. Candidates should pay special attention to their current role and responsibilities, highlight professional achievements and life experiences.

Applications for the academic year 2024-25 is open.

 Click on Apply now to start your application. 

Application Checklist

The following documents should be scanned and uploaded along with the application:

  1. Updated CV/Resume
  2. Colour photograph
  3. Passport photocopy
  4. Bachelor’s degree mark-sheets/transcripts (for all semesters/years)
  5. Bachelor’s degree certificate
  6. Marksheets/transcripts and certificates for additional education (if applicable)
  7. Proof of income (latest salary slip or Form 16)
  8. Company support letter (not applicable for self-employed individuals/business owners)
  9. Business card
  10. Two professional references 
  11. Organisation chart

​Additional Information about the application:

Employer Support Letter:

Applicants are required to furnish a letter from their employer stating the consent of the employer to allow the participant to study in the programme. The letter needs to state the nature and extent of sponsorship (financial or paid time off). It may be submitted either along with the application or along with the acceptance of admission offer. Business Owners/Self-employed individuals are not required to submit this document. Reach out to PGPMAX Admissions Team for any kind of assistance.


Applicants are required to submit two professional evaluations. We strongly recommend applicants to opt for an online evaluation as per the format prescribed in the application.

Self-employed applicants may get evaluations from business associates. For example customers, partners or vendors.

In case of any doubt, please write to for any assistance.

Misplaced educational documents:

It is mandatory to submit the Bachelor's certificate and mark sheets for all semesters/years. In case of misplaced or lost certificate/mark sheets, we advise participants to initiate the process with the university for a copy at the earliest.

Application Fee

Application Submissions Dates  Application Fee 
Final: March 17, 2024 ₹ 15,000*
  • A non- refundable application fee will have to be paid at the time of submission of the application.
  • Payments to be made via credit cards, debit cards, or net banking.
  • The fee amount is dependent on the date when the application is submitted.
  • No payment is required to create a user login and start the online application.
  • The application fee amount needs to be paid at the time of submitting the completed application.


* The application fee amount includes taxes.

Admission Calendar

Application for the academic year 2024-25 is open.      

Applications Open June 1, 2023  
2024 Intake Application     
Final Round March 17, 2024 ₹15,000

Admission Events

The PGPMAX admissions office conducts online events at regular intervals to understand more about the programme and application process.

These events give an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the PGPMAX programme. For experienced working professionals who are currently exploring or those who would like to know more about the PGPMAX programme, these sessions give a direct platform to discuss the benefits and objectives. 

Date   Time       Register Event
Every Thursday 06:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Hyderabad: Wednesday and Friday every week from 3.00 pm - 5 pm. Please register in advance here.

Also, book a 1-on-1 virtual conversation with our Programme Manager by clicking this link.

Let's meet to discuss:

  • The relevance of the programme at the current stage of your career.
  • Understand the curriculum, teaching methodology etc.
  • Interact with team members from the programme office

The sessions are free to attend, however interested candidates are required to register beforehand.

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