Program Overview

The PGP MFAB programme has a modular format that allows the participants to continue working in their business while pursuing the course. The programme is designed and taught from an owner's perspective.

Participants gain immediate results as they get the opportunity to apply concepts they have learned, in their business. Participants can also build their personal and professional connections through the vast ISB network


Online Preparatory Courses

Participants will undergo five online analytical foundation courses. The courses are sourced from Harvard School Publishing and participants will have to spend approximately 120-150 hours to prepare before the classes commence.


The world-class curriculum will start off by building basic analytical skills followed by a mixture of management courses across functions. This will lay the foundation for advanced courses in strategy and leadership.


The management courses will cover Accounting, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership, and Finance


In addition, a set of courses that focus on unique family business-related challenges will form an integral part of the curriculum.                                    


The MFAB Learning Pyramid

Preparatory Courses - HBS Publishing (Online)
Analytical Foundation Courses
Functional & Leadership Courses
Family Business Specific

Capstone experience


The capstone experience is an individual or a group project on family business concepts or models.

Programme Calendar

The Programme duration is around 15 months. Classes are held for one week every 6th week

The location of the participant is not a constraint as the unique modular schedule of the programme allows participants based anywhere in the world to travel to Hyderabad or Mohali to attend the programme.

Both the ISB campuses serve as an ideal location for this unique programme since they are well connected to various cities in India and other parts of the world.

To download the PGP MFAB Programme Calendar

International Immersion

PGP MFAB has 2 terms of international Immersion.  

First international immersion is at the world-renowned Kellogg School of Management in the Evanston (Chicago) campus where students will study the following courses:

  • Excellence in Governing & Leading the Family Business 
  • Global Best Practice: Family Business Application


The second international immersion will be a top-ranked  European business school 

These immersions would involve one or more of various interventions like:

  1. Cultural Visits
  2. On-campus Classroom Teaching
  3. Industry Visits
  4. Top Management Interaction

The cost of international immersion (travel, visa, incidentals, tourism etc.) will be additional and is not included in the tuition fee.