All the major Business Schools offer the Executive M.B.A Program, besides of course the regular M.B.A course. The duration and pattern of the courses offered however varies.
Since most of the B-Schools are in major cities, you can join a program at a location convenient to you, particularly if you want to simultaneously pursue your job.
Some schools offer a residential full time course, while some others have non-residential regular classes. Few places offer evening classes for the working executives and a beginning has been also made in one school for one week’s on-site classes, every six weeks.
The course fee also varies significantly and employer’s sponsorship can be sought for financial help. This would however entail signing a bond or commitment with the present company to work there for the next three to five years, after completing the course.
Some schools make it compulsory for the students to obtain employer’s sponsorship for admission, while others rely on the work experience certificates.
You can explore the possibility of obtaining a scholarship from the Business School itself, philanthropic organizations and check for the higher education scholarships offered by some industrial houses.
Listing of Business Schools offering Executive M.B.A
1. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad- www.iimahd.ernet.in
India’s most prestigious Business School offers one year fully residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives (PGPX).
Executives who have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, substantial work experience and are of 27 years+ of age at the start of the program are eligible to apply and are selected through a rigorous admission process, starting with the GMAT examination.
The course fee including accommodation, food and cost of international immersion is Rupees 21 lacs.
2. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore- www.iimb.ernet.in
The course offered is non-residential, with a focus on general management.
The duration is 7/8 months and the fee is Rupees 2 lacs.
3. Indian Institute of Management, Kolkatta – www.iimbc.ernet.in
The one year’s program is residential and the fee is Rupees 8 lacs.
4. Indian Institute of Management, Luckhnow- www.iiml.ernet.in
It offers a Part-Time non-residential M.B.A Program
The duration is of three years and the fee is Rupees 1.5 lacs.
5. Indian Institute of Management, Kozikode –www.iimk.ernet.in
6 .Indian Institute of Management, Indore – www.iimin.ernet.in
7. Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad- www.isbedu.in
It offers one year’s program called PGPMAX for senior executives. The school has on campus classes for seven days, every six weeks and also has international immersion for three weeks. For two weeks the students go to U.S.A and attend classes in Kellogg School of Management and Wharton College, both affiliated with ISB. For one week the students go to Brazil and study with the affiliates there.
The course fee is Rupees 27.5 lacs
8. Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi
It offers a three years part time M.B.A Program and the classes are held thrice a week for two hours on the campus.
The course fee is Rupees 50,000/- and the employer sponsorship is required.
We will continue with the listing in Part-II