Which is better, ISB Hyderabad or IIM Ahmedabad for 1 year executive MBA?

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anil tigga August 24th, 2020

Both ISB Hyderabad and IIM Ahmedabad offer decent executive MBA programs. 

ISB Hyderabad

The Indian School of Business or ISB Hyderabad has ranked 7th all over the world by Forbes’s recent rankings. It offers a 15 month global Executive MBA program for senior executives and business owners. The program fee is INR 39,63,000 for the year 2021-22.

The requirements for the eligible candidates are - a Bachelor's degree or equivalent and a mandatory 10 year or more full-time work experience. ISB has collaborations with London Business School, MIT, and The Fletcher School. The institute offers a structured learning experience. The teaching methodology includes classroom lectures, peer learning, group work, and case study analysis. 

In 2019 placement drive students received 1309 job offers. Among them were 24 international offers. Students learn about recruiting companies of national and international level, through on-campus training and presentation. The recruiting companies are McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, Citi, Google India, Accenture, Adani Group, Hindustan Unilever, Honeywell India, Barclay’s, JP Morgan, etc. The average salary package was 24.35 lakhs per annum. The most placement offers were from Consulting, IT, and E-Commerce.

IIM Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is ranked 1st among the management institutes of India by NIRF. The Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (MBA-PGPX) is a one-year full-time, residential program. 

The eligibility criteria for applying are-

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Valid GMAT/GRE score
  • Minimum 4 years of full-time work experience 
  • Age of 25 years 

The GMAT cutoff required is around 700 and the selection to the PGPX program is based on the performance of the candidate in the personal interview conducted by the institute. 

The institute has collaborations with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Warwick Business School, ESCP Europe, Paris Campus, Peking University, and ESADE Business School.

In 2019, IIM Allahabad received 182 placement offers and a total of 153 recruiters visited the campus for the placement drive. The top recurring companies were McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, MasterCard, Avendus, JP Morgan, AB InBev, Airtel, CK Birla, and TCS. The average CTC offered was 25.83 LPA and the highest CTC was 70 LPA.

Between ISB Hyderabad and IIM Ahmedabad, the latter will be a better choice for a 1-year executive MBA. Because of its popularity among the professionals, course curriculum, placement program, ROI, etc.



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