What is PGPpro?

What is PGPpro?

THE POST GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS (PGPpro) is a Weekend Executive MBA (EMBA) equivalent programme designed to meet career consolidation goals of mid-career working professionals.

The programme allows professionals to gain deep strategy and leadership insights, specialise in either Finance or Marketing, enhance their decision-making abilities as well as strengthen managerial skills.


Programme Highlights

Offered in Bengaluru, Delhi (NCR), Hyderabad and Mumbai:

This programme is the first programme from ISB to be offered outside its campus locations. There is no need to travel to ISB campuses - get the ISB experience at your doorstep. The classes in Bengaluru will take place at Hotel Sheraton Grand, Westin Gurugram in Delhi (NCR), Taj Lands End in Mumbai, and in Hyderabad they will take place at the ISB campus. 


Campus Visits:

 Two weeks of classes are held on ISB campuses - one week at Mohali and one week at Hyderabad


International Week

Participants also have the opportunity for one international immersion in an Asian country


Convenient Format:

Classes are held on alternate weekends (Sat & Sun) and online modules for a few hours in the intervening weeks. No need to take leave from work

Blended learning:

An effective mix of synchronous/ asynchronous online learning combined with majority of learning in the classroom.


Options for Specialisation*

The programme has a Strategy and Leadership focus with one additional area of specialisation in either Finance or Marketing.

* A specialisation may not be offered if the enrolment for a specialisation is less than 25% of the enrolled students.

Why PGPpro?

PGPpro, ISB's version of a Weekend Executive MBA (EMBA) programme gives participants a chance to learn from outstanding faculty from the best B-schools in the world at no opportunity cost or travel cost.


From the Alums

Expand your Network

The network is one of the most valuable features in your professional journey. PGPpro participants get full ISB alumni status and join a global network of 14500 plus professionals across 43 countries. They form strong relationships for life and gain academically, professionally, and personally. Alumni reach out to each other for advice and support. The benefits are countless as common connections are formed with individuals having similar backgrounds, goals, and aspirations.

Classroom-based Learning

Participants get the opportunity to be back in classroom with an exceptional group of individuals and to be taught by the finest faculty. Classroom learning is facilitated by faculty teachings and peer experiences. Classes are held in Bengaluru, Delhi (NCR), Hyderabad and Mumbai on every alternate weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at the ISB’s designated centres along with visit to ISB’s Hyderabad and/or Mohali campus.

Online Component

The programme has a small online component in each course that allows greater convenience and flexibility.

The online parts are interspersed between classroom sessions for effective learning.

World Class Faculty

The School offers a combination of outstanding resident faculty and visiting faculty from partner schools and other top global B-schools. They have extensive teaching, research and industry background and work towards bringing the latest management practice to classroom learning. Participants gain valuable insights as faculty members share cutting-edge management concepts, global industry trends, business practices and their own practical knowledge to classroom.

Peer Group Learning

The programme office aims to craft a class of extraordinary individuals from diverse professional backgrounds possessing similar outlook and aspirations. Peer learning is an important component of classroom experience. Participants learn and contribute to each other’s experience, discover new perspectives and gain understanding of diverse functions, industries and organisational practices.


Participants attend the programme in their own city in a combination of classroom and online sessions. Since there is no relocation involved or extended travel, there is minimal disruption of personal life. The programme requires very few days away from work.

Participants have further flexibility of attending missed sessions in other cities where PGPpro is underway.

No Opportunity Cost

Participants do not incur loss of income as they continue to be employed.

PGPpro Support

Working Hours

Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 17:00