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

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jyotshna ranjan January 16th, 2021

Choosing which is the better college among the others can be a daunting task if you don’t have certain parameters to decide upon. Not one or two, too many MBA aspirants get confused in choosing among these two colleges. There are certain prerequisites that can help you choose which one is better than the other. 

Ranking: [Winning Institute - IIM, Ahmedabad]

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad stands out at the top among all B-Schools in most of the rankings. IIM, Ahmedabad is ranked #1 in NIRF 2020 ranking among all the management colleges in India. It is also the top IIM.

Fees: [Winning Institute - IIM, Ahmedabad]

The program fees for PGPX 2021-22 at IIM- Ahmedabad is INR 28 LPA while for the same program, the fees at ISB-Hyderabad is 39 LPA. Clearly, pursuing an executive MBA at IIM Ahmedabad will be more pocket friendly. 

Number of Seats: (ISB Hyderabad > IIM Ahmedabad)

This is an important factor to be considered before you even think to apply for the PGPX program at IIM Ahmedabad. 

  • IIMs usually have a very less number of seats and undoubtedly, the competition to grab that one seat is also very high. 
  • On the other hand, ISB, Hyderabad has an excess of seats for the executive MBA program which is the major reason why most of the MBA aspirants are targeting to get into the ISB, Hyderabad. 

Admission Criteria: 

  • To pursue an executive MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, a GMAT score of 700-750 and a work experience of 4 years will be enough. Though the selection committee sets certain grounds for confirmation of admission depending upon the student’s ability and aptitude. 
  • On the other hand, at IIM-Ahmedabad, the entire selection procedure includes analysis of GMAT/GRE score, work experience, and other scholastics. You will have to go through many filters to get one seat at IIM-A.

Apart from the parameters mentioned above, ISB, Hyderabad has become one of the top priorities among MBA aspirants. With the ISB Young Leaders Program and Early Entry Option, the institute offers opportunities to apply to the programs at an early stage. 

The institute that you choose for an executive MBA program must fulfill your requirements. Therefore, set your own parameters and then decide.



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