Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics

BASIC DETAILS

Is AMPBA a distance education or online programme?

Where are the classes for the programme held?

Will I get a Master's Degree?

PROGRAMME DETAILS

How many days will I need to take off from work?

How much time will I have to spend studying at home outside the residencies?

How do I prepare and gear up for the programme?

When will I get course materials and books?

What if I need help with understanding course concepts during the period outside the residencies?

ADMISSION

You have said that ideally, candidates should have around 4-6 years of work experience but the application mentions 3 years as the minimum work experience requirement. Why this discrepancy?

Do I need to take the GMAT/CAT/GRE/NMAT?

Can I defer admissions?

What if my deferral plea is not accepted?

Once I have submitted the application, when will I hear from you?

Is an interview required?

FEES AND FINANCING

If I am unable to join the programme after accepting the admission offer and paying the admission fee will the admission fee be refunded?

Do we have Financing options from Financial Institutions?

If I decide to withdraw from the programme, can I get my tuition refunded?

SPONSORSHIP

Do I have to be financially sponsored by my company to be eligible for this programme?


CAREER SERVICES

Does the programme provide campus placement services?

Why is campus placement not provided?

 
 
BASIC DETAILS

Is AMPBA a distance education or online programme?

No. AMPBA is a hybrid learning programme. (Classroom-based + Technology aided learning). All core terms are taught face-to-face which construes 60% and above contact hours. 
 

Where are the classes for the programme held?

All classes for the programme are held in either of the campuses (Hyderabad or Mohali).
 

Will I get a Master's Degree?

Indian regulations do not allow independent institutions to grant a master’s degree. 
You will receive a Certificate along with the relevant transcript in Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics.


PROGRAMME DETAILS

How many days will I need to take off from work?

The total number of days at ISB campus for the duration of the programme will be approximately 18 working days (excluding travel days and Saturday , Sundays in the On Campus Month). 

How much time will I have to spend studying at home outside the residencies?

We anticipate participants having to spend 12-14 hours per week on an average. However, depending on the learnability of the individual one may have to increase the commitment level. 

How do I prepare and gear up for the programme?

Once you are admitted, we will have preterm online courses in areas of accounting, statistics etc to help you gear up for the programme. It is advisable to refresh your knowledge of basic mathematics, statistics and MS Office before the preparatory courses begin.

When will I get course materials and books?

The course materials as prepared by faculty in terms of pre-reads, links to important websites and related literature and list of books will be made available to you in advance so you have ample time to prepare and complete the pre-course assignments. 
The materials will be uploaded on the Learning Management System (LMS) portal, or handed to you in person when you are on campus.

What if I need help with understanding course concepts during the period outside the residencies?

You can post your queries on the discussion board in the LMS or the academic team from the School will resolve your query. If needed, we can have someone connect you to clarify the doubts. 
Of course, your course mates can also respond to your query making the learning collaborative.

ADMISSION

You have said that ideally, candidates should have around 4-6 years of work experience but the application mentions 2 years as the minimum work experience requirement. Why this discrepancy?

We expect the average work experience of the class to be around 4-6 years; this means that there will be participants with more than 6 years of experience and participants with less than 4 years of work experience. Since the selection is relative, applicants with lesser work experience compete with more experienced applicants. Therefore the lesser work experience needs to be compensated by a higher quality work experience or academic excellence. 
 

Do I need to take the GMAT/CAT/GRE/NMAT?

No. We do not have a mandatory requirement to take the above tests. However, if you have valid scores from any of the above tests, please submit the scores along with your application and we will consider the same in our admission decision process. These tests are considered only an exemption to the ISB online test conducted as per the admission schedule. 

Can I defer admissions?

We do not encourage deferrals. In exceptional circumstances deferral may be granted upon submission of documentary proof supporting your reasons for deferral. A non-refundable deferral fee needs to be paid, in addition to the admission fee, to secure your place for the next class. The deferral fee is adjusted in your programme fee when you join the programme. Please note that the programme fee applicable to the year of joining the programme will apply. 
Deferral is granted for a maximum of one year beyond which you will need to reapply. 

What if my deferral plea is not accepted?

In such a scenario you will have to reapply to the next academic year.

Once I have submitted the application, when will I hear from you?

We strive to process your application as soon as we receive the same and revert to you in 30 to 45 days. 

Is an interview required?

Yes. Interviews give us an opportunity to hear about your experiences first hand and make a qualified judgment. Interviews will be held in person or via teleconference or video conference facilities.

FEES AND FINANCING

If I am unable to join the programme after accepting the admission offer and paying the admission fee will the admission fee be refunded?

No. The admission fee is non-refundable.

Do we have Financing options from Financial Institutions?

Yes, we have a tie-up with multiple financial institutions to avail education loans. Details are share along with the admission offer to the selected students.

If I decide to withdraw from the programme, can I get my tuition refunded?

It depends on the timing of your decision. The refund is governed by the refund policy prevailing at that time. Please check the refund policy section for details.

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SPONSORSHIP

Do I have to be financially sponsored by my company to be eligible for this programme?

No, you do not have to be financially sponsored by your firm to be eligible for the programme. 

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CAREER SERVICES

Does the programme provide campus placement services?

No, the programme does not provide a campus placement service.

Why is campus placement not provided?

Participants have company support, at least by way of time off from work to attend the programme and therefore respecting the employer’s support, ISB does not feel it is appropriate to offer placement services.