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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 career.
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 10 years of full-time work experience post qualification as on the date of submitting the application (desired experience is closer to 15 or more years).
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.
Applicants to the ISB 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:
Personal attributes, maturity, global outlook, attitude/mindset
Quantity and quality of work experience e.g. people management experience, decision making experiences, significant responsibility, experience of managing budgets, etc.
Strong communication skills
Likelihood of benefiting from the programme
Motivation to participate in the programme
Undergraduate degree performance
Performance in the interview
The above mentioned criteria are not in order of importance
To apply to ISB PGPMAX programme, candidates are required to submit an application along with the required documents. A well-defined application is the first stage of the process and is important. 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 2021-22 is open.
The following documents should be scanned and uploaded along with the application:
Bachelor’s degree mark-sheets/transcripts (for all semesters/years)
Bachelor’s degree certificate
Marksheets/transcripts and certificates for additional education (if applicable)
Proof of income (latest salary slip or Form 16)
Company support letter (not applicable for self-employed individuals/business owners)
Two professional evaluations from current/previous supervisors
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 and 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.
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.
For employed applicants, evaluations should be requested from the current manager and the most recent previous manager.
Self-employed applicants may get evaluations from business associates. For example customers, partners or vendors.
In case of any doubt, please write to the Programme Office before making a choice.
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.
The programme office does not review applications with incomplete documentation.
Application Submissions Dates
Application fee for Round 1
Application fee for Round 2
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.
Application for the academic year 2021-22 is open.
July 18, 2020
2021 Intake Application
Round 1 Deadline
November 22, 2020
Round 2 Deadline
March 21, 2021
* Subject to changes
The programme office conducts information sessions every year across select cities in India.
The ISB PGPMAX Info sessions give you an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the programme. Experienced working professionals who are currently exploring or those who would like to know more about the Global Executive MBA programme, info session gives you a direct platform to discuss the benefits and objectives.