Top Executive MBA Institutes and Programs in India

Published On: 23 May 2011

 | Last Updated On: 30 Jun 2011

Presently, Executive MBA programs are gaining high popularity among mid-level working professionals. Within India, mostly all students aspire to attain an MBA degree, which has almost now become an initial step towards acquiring a well-paid job. Keeping the global trends in mind, more and more professionals are now opting for an Executive MBA program after gaining adequate work experience. The B-Schools in India are meeting this demand through offering numerous Executive MBA programs.


Growing Popularity of Executive MBA Schools

The part time program is an excellent option for working professionals as the course gives an option to the professionals to continue their studies while working. Executive MBA is an alternative for students aspiring to acquire practical knowledge without studying full time. Numerous students are applying for admission in Executive MBA programs. Such programs are very useful and informative for the mid-level managers since a lot of management strategies are shared with the students in these courses.


Top Executive MBA Schools in India

All top B-schools such as IIMs, ISB, FMS and JBIMS are now offering Executive MBA Programs. Presently, the program offered by Indian School of Business (ISB) is so popular that 577 students joined the Executive MBA Program last year. ISB offers full time, 1 year Executive MBA program to students with required GMAT score and 2 years work experience. The increasing demand for this executive post graduate management program has motivated Indian School of Business to open a novel campus within Mohali. A huge number of working professionals are now eager to join similar Executive MBA programs from some of the top B-schools in India.

Some of the top executive MBA colleges and courses in India are:



Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIM-A)

  • Course: Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives
  • Work experience: Considerable work experience
  • Entrance Test: GMAT and Personal interview
  • Age Requirement: 27 & Above
  • Course Fee: Rs. 21, 00,000
  Indian Institute of Management,Lucknow (IIM-L)
  • Course: The Working Manager’s program
  • Work Experience: 3 years
  • Entrance Test: Written Exam and Personal Interview
  • Course Fee: Rs. 1, 25,000
  Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C)
  • Course: Executive Program in Business Management
  • Work Experience: 5-15 years
  • Entrance Test: Professionals will have to appear for an entrance test.
  • Course Fee: Rs. 3, 29, 500
  Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS)
  • Course: Master’s in Management Studies
  • Work Experience: 2 years
  • Entrance Test: CET and GD
  • Course Fee: Rs. 1, 53,000
  Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
  • Course: Executive MBA
  • Work Experience: 3 years
  • Entrance Test: Group Discussion and Personal Interview
  • Course Fee: Rs. 2, 72,500
  NM Institute of Management
  • Course: Part-time MBA
  • Work Experience: 3 years
  • Entrance Test: Written Test and Personal Interview
  • Course Fee: Rs. 4, 53,000
  XLRI Jamshedpur
  • Course: General Management Program
  • Work Experience: 5 years
  • Entrance Test: XAT or GMAT score needed
  • Course Fee: Rs. 11, 40,000
  Goa Institute of Management
  • Course: Part-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • Work Experience: 3 years
  • Entrance Test: Entrance Test will be conducted.
  • Course Fee: Rs. 1, 81,500


The above mentioned B-Schools are some of the most reputed institutes in India. So, in case you were unsuccessful in joining the B-School of your choice after graduation, don’t feel dejected. You can always join your preferred B-School after gaining some experience in the corporate world.

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