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THE PROGRAMME STARTS off with a one-week residency on either of the ISB campuses in Hyderabad or Mohali.
Then the schedule shifts to an alternate weekend class system interspersed with online components in the intervening weekends (Friday and/or Saturdays). There will be one week of international residency in another country in Asia in the middle of the programme. Finally, the programme will end with another week of classes on one of the ISB campuses.
A supportive learning environment is created as participants engage with faculty and peers. Throughout the journey they unlearn, reflect, and redefine their boundaries. The critical learning outcomes in the programme will focus on.
Have heightened awareness of what it takes to exercise effective leadership at senior levels through key initiatives, effective execution, influencing, inspiring and empowering people and managing change.
Critical and Integrating Thinking
Demonstrate an ability to identify the central problem/issue, despite limited or overwhelming information, draw and assess recommendations using a perspective that integrates both functional (i.e. business functions) and relevant external information, and deploy them effectively to solve business problems.
Understand the nature of global issues impacting business, including competition, policies, politics, culture and customers and have the ability to manage them effectively.
Have the ability to make responsible decisions through enhanced sensitivity to various stakeholders, communities, and the environment that are affected by management decisions.
The programme starts with online preparatory courses that form the foundation for future courses.
Online Preparatory modules are sourced from Harvard Business School Publishing. The participants will spend time refreshing their knowledge in quantitative, accounting and finance areas.
Pre-Course Reading Material
Pre-course reading materials which are in the form of text books, cases, articles etc. will be made available to all participants in advance. Participants are expected to spend 8 to 10 hours per week studying these materials before they come for classes each term. Online assessments and pre-course projects are also incorporated into the programme to ensure academic rigour.
The programme includes a part of each course being taught online – either synchronously or asynchronously. This helps in getting the concepts clarified before actual classroom sessions begin or to conclude the classroom sessions with a wrap-up.
The classroom discussions are an integral part of each course. The enriching lectures and discussion are key to learning concepts.
Cases from various sectors and geographies are discussed and debated to understand the applicability of management concepts to real life examples.
Business simulations, which mimic real-life business situations are used to help participants apply theoretical concepts for decision-making.
Industry Speakers / Visits
Speaker series or visits may be organised during the course. These interactions complement classroom learning and bring in practical perspectives to management theories. The speakers discuss diverse topics such as international growth, corporate diversity, entrepreneurship, corporate ethics and consumer behaviour. The School also hosts a number of annual conferences and seminars with distinguished business leaders and entrepreneurs as guest speakers.
As a global business school, we create the latest curriculum in collaboration with our academic partner schools. The PGPpro curriculum is aligned to the requirements of mid-career professionals and aims at accelerating their career.
It prepares participants to have a deep understanding of business opportunities and challenges, take decisions based on data points and lead with impact.
Participants learn the tools, skills and industry best practices required for broader understanding of business. Over 18 months, the integrated curriculum covers 24 courses and is divided into 4 categories with the focus on Leadership & Strategy.
Faculty Members deliver this innovative curriculum using a variety of teaching methods with the right balance of theory, research and practice, leading to an enriching learning experience.
International immersion is an integral component of the PGPpro. Participants get immediate experience of how businesses are managed; understand the demands and policies of local market.
It will involve one or more of various interventions like:
top management interaction
The cost of international immersion (travel, visa, incidentals, tourism etc.) will be additional and is not included in the tuition fee.
At the Indian School of Business, we help our students focus on their professional goals.
To support students in achieving their career goals, the PGPpro provides a series of interventions to help them in clarifying their goals, get a better understanding of themselves and alignment of skills to their aspirations.
These interventions help in:
Aligning one’s skills & strengths to appropriate careers
Profile preparation & review
Smarter networking and
The goal is to bring increased self-awareness, improved self-confidence and better clarity of future career options, enabling students to take charge of their careers on their own.
ISB’s national reputation and its association with global business schools such as the Kellogg School of Management, The Wharton School, London Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management and the Fletcher School attracts faculty members from all over the world.
ISB students enjoy the advantage of learning from accomplished resident faculty and globally recognized visiting faculty from Chicago Booth, Cornell, Duke, Kellogg, LBS, UCLA, Wharton and others. They have extensive teaching, research and industry background and work towards bringing the latest management practice to classroom learning.
Unique Faculty Model
The programme for Bengaluru and Mumbai starts in January 2021, and the next batch for Delhi (NCR) and Hyderabad starts in July 2021. Classes are held on alternate weekends in Bengaluru, Delhi (NCR) region, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Indicative schedules for the year, each term and daily schedule are given below.