Top 10 Executive MBA Program in India

 | June 15,2011 04:33 pm IST

Are you a busy professional? Did you ever think of doing a MBA to add value to your career but dawned down by the two year full time occupation? If the answer is yes, then probably a one year executive MBA will be a boon for your career trajectory.


The basic argument in case of an Executive MBA is that it provides the participants an opportunity to acquire all the contents of a two year MBA programme in a shorter span of time.

Many management gurus have doubted the efficacy of the two year MBA programme vis-à-vis the Executive programme but nevertheless the fag of doing a one year executive MNA has caught fast among several sections of corporate populace in India. This can be gauged from the fact that several reputed B-schools in India have started offering one year Executive MBA programmes.


A few notable among them are the ones offered by IIMA, IIMB, IIMC etc. In addition other prominent B-schools like SPJIMER, XLRI, MDI have also started offering one year Executive MBA programmes. There exists a great diversity in the various courses and the specializations offered by the various B-Schools. While XLRI offers programmes on general management, the thrust of SPJIMER is to hone the skills of people working in IT and manufacturing sector.

Overview of the executive programme offered by some b-schools in India
1- Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA): It offers a one year executive programme. Admissions are based on GMAT scores. Course commences tentatively in the month of April.

Course fee: 21, 00,000 INR.

Contact details:

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC): Offers a one year Executive MBA programme. Admissions are based on GMAT scores.

No of seats: 45.

Course fee: 14, 00,000 INR.

Contact Details: 033-24678300/8312.


Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML): Offers a one year executive programme called IPMX. Admissions are based on GMAT score. Notification appears in the month of July.

Course fee: 15, 00, 000 INR.

Contact Details: 120-6681081,


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune: Offers a 30 month Executive MBA (General Management) programme (held on weekends). Admissions are based on a self conducted written test.

No of seats: 100.

Also has one year diploma Course held on weekends offering various specializations.

Contact Details: 020-39116000/002,



Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS): Offers a Management Programme for Executives(EPGDBM).

Duration: 15 months.

Admissions: NMAT followed by GD/PI.

Contact Details: 080-40855555,



S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai: Offers an Executive MBA programme. Selection: CAT/XAT/GMAT.

Contact Details: 022-26237454/2401,



Course Fee: Rs. 7.5 Lakhs + Hostel Fee + Cost of International project / Course( Approx.2 Lakhs).

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad: Offers an Executive MBA Programme for Senior Executives called PGPMAX. Selection: No specific test on own decision basing on certain parameters of the candidate.

Course Fee: 21.5 lacs.

Contact Details: 040-2318770



Apart from these, there are also similar programmes offered by Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and Xaviers Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur which have also, of late, gained significant prominence.

So, if you have spent some time in the industry having a very specific goal in your mind then an executive MBA is definitely the right choice for you.

Top Distance MBA Program in India 
In this season, HR managers are promoting and prioritizing executive learning amongst their juniors so that they can take on added responsibilities. An MBA degree is what everyone looks at as a gateway to the corporate world. However, everyone cannot avail a full time two year MBA, for them an easy alternative is the distance MBA courses. Many colleges offer this program so that one can continue your studies as one continues work.

Distance MBA programmes assume special significance for professionals requiring additional knowledge that candidates are already dealing with. This way one can boost one’s career apart from augmenting ones qualifications.

As these courses are mostly pursued by professionals, they are very flexible. There are several Prominent B-schools offering Distance MBA.


Notable among them are:
• Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
• University of Burdwan, West Bengal
• Sikkim Manipal University
• Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
• Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management and Research
• Amity University.

Most of them have their own selection criteria and it varies from institutes to institute. But the academic eligibility for almost all the institutes is that the candidate should posses a graduate degree.


Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Research offers a plethora of specializations like in Marketing, Materials Management, Human Resource Management, Productions and operations Management etc. For admissions queries in the Distance learning course at NMIMS one can contact at




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Guest on 06/19/11 at 08:31 pm

ISB uses GMAT...Please put correct data when posting information. Besides it is pathetic to compare ISB with Symiosis/Narsee Morjee...

IIM and ISB are in the same league wuth latter having a head start. Cannot comment on SP JAin as have not heard any reviews

neetu on 06/20/11 at 10:34 am

Have you searched for ISB admission criteria, If not then first check in google or official website of ISB.

check this link for the right information.

Atul on 09/04/11 at 02:22 am

@Guest/neetu :The author of the post talks about PGPMAX program of ISB which is for senior Exec and not about PGP program (flagship program of ISB). It is the PGP program that requires GMAT score.

Neetu on 09/05/11 at 12:06 pm

I am also talking about the PGPMAX program of ISB Hyderabad and if you have any doubt about the eligibility then you can check official website of ISB at these links
in the above link kindly check this line "GMAT is not required but applicants are encouraged to submit GMAT scores if they have taken GMAT." Neither does the article say that it is compulsory

They have not made it compulsory but if a candidate has GMAT score then he/she can submit.