Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

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The Indian School of Business, Hyderabad was established in 1996 from the requirement for a business school in Asia that could match up to the best in the world. The founders of the b-school were some of the leading names in the world of academics and business. They understood that in the days to come the emerging countries of Asia will require leaders who could understand their situation and also have a global outlook.

Through its ground breaking programs the ISB has attempted to fulfill its commitment towards this role and it has also been aided in this regard by its exceptional thought leaders and faculty members. It was envisaged as a non profit making organization and is financially assisted by private corporations, individuals, and foundations from different parts of the world – these entities have faith in ISB’s vision.

It has been ranked 20th in the Global Top MBA Rankings 2012 by Financial Times from London. Its founding associate schools are Kellogg School of Management and Wharton University of Pennsylvania. Its associate schools are London Business School, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy of Tufts University, and MIT Sloan Management.

With its International Student Exchange Programme the PGP students of ISB can avail 2 terms at other leading b-schools. It has also collaborated with 36 top business schools from the following countries for these purposes:

  • US
  • Germany
  • France
  • China
  • South Africa
  • Pakistan
  • Israel
  • UK

The students can also avail classes of visiting faculty members from the following institutes and locations:

  • Wharton
  • Chicago
  • Kellogg
  • Duke
  • London Business School
  • UCLA
  • Cornell

ISB also arranges international workshops and conferences for its students that are attended by the following entities:

  • global business community leaders
  • academia
  • policy makers

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has accredited the ISB making it the first b-school in South Asia to have received such an honor from a leading global body.

Programs at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

The following programs are available to the students at the ISB:

  • Full Time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Executive Education
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Admission at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

Full Time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)


The interested candidates need to create their accounts at the online application portal of PGP to initiate the application process.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • GMAT score. It will be considered valid only for 5 years
  • Work experience of 2 years following graduation. In case the candidate is an exceptional one but with less work experience, he or she will be considered for admission at a later stage.
  • TOEFL/PTE/IELTS score if the language of instruction at the undergraduate stage is not English


  • Leadership capability
  • Analytical capability and academic record
  • Diversity
  • Work experience

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX)


  • Bachelor’s degree or a similar qualification. The Admission Committee of the Programme will determine the authenticity of the equivalent qualification that can be inclusive of ICWA and CA.
  • At least 10 years’ work experience. However, the ideal requirement is 15 years.
  • Consent letter from present employer – can be submitted during or after admission
  • TOEFL/IELTS score will be necessary if the language of instruction at the undergraduate stage was not English
  • Candidates can submit GMAT scores if they have appeared at the test


  • Quality and amount of work experience. This includes important duties and experience of budget and personnel management
  • Motivation to take part in the program
  • Proof of professional success
  • Performance in under graduation
  • Chances of being helped by the program
  • IELTS/TOEFL score (provided it is applicable)
  • Potential for business leadership, past record, attitude and characteristics
  • Interview performance

Application process

  • Complete online application at the official website
  • Upload color photo and present resume

They also need to attach scanned copies of the following documents:

  • Copy of passport
  • Income proof
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate and marksheets
  • Business card
  • Other applicable education marksheets and certificates
  • GMAT, IELTS/TOEFL scores
  • Two evaluations from previous or current


The shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for interviews once the program office goes through their CVs. The interviews can happen in any of the following ways:

  • In person
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video conferencing
  • Internet

The program’s application fee is INR 10 thousand. It can be paid through net banking or credit card. It should be paid only when the completed admission form is being submitted and cannot be refunded under any circumstances.

Fellow Programme in Management


  • Good academic record
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Consistent intellectual capabilities
  • Degree from certified universities
  • Should be able to do top standard research
  • Willingness to be an international academician


  • Intellectual capabilities
  • Recommendations made by the faculty
  • Motivation
  • Personal traits
  • GMAT and GRE for analyzing students’ general ability and English proficiency

Application Procedure

The applications have to be submitted at with the following:

  • Application form
  • Report of TOEFL scores
  • University diplomas and degrees’ certified copies
  • 3 recommendation letters from scholars or faculty on the academic potential and capability for teaching and research
  • Official transcript of grades
  • Application fee of INR 3000.
  • Score report of GRE and GMAT

Contact Details of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

The contact details of ISB may be mentioned as below:

Indian School of Business
Hyderabad-500 032

Telephone number: +91 40 2300 7000
Fax: +91 40 2300 7099

Last Updated on 5/3/2012

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