Undergoing IIM based Executive MBA programs

Undergoing IIM based Executive MBA programs

A good number of candidates are eager to undergo Executive MBA courses also referred to as the EMBA course, offered by IIMs in India. This course is quite competitive also popular. The admission procedure is also quite similar like other MBA courses offered by other institutes across the country, thus making competition tough. When compared with regular course, this course has been designed exclusively for working professionals. It is also a niche program to place emphasis to improve the managerial skills of the working professionals.

Teaching methodology

IIM does offer different types of executive MBA programs, namely non-residential and residential ones. The latter course is comparatively much higher. It requires making chances to the regular working schedule or take breaks from the office. Students who enroll with the distance learning EMBA program are to attend virtual learning sessions or special classes, held usually during weekends and/or holidays. Hence, working studies do not face any difficulty to attend such special classes.

Admission procedure

To get admission to the EMBA program at IIM, it is essential for the eligible candidates to sit for the Common Admission Test (CAT) that is conducted annually by the IIM. Otherwise, for admission GMAT scores are sufficient. On qualifying the examination, the qualified candidate is required to undergo individual interview round and group discussion session. GD round is presently substituted by another round which is equally difficult namely, written examination such as ‘common analysis test’. It helps to evaluate the candidate’s comprehension capacity and communication skills including others.

What EMBA courses are offered at IIMs in india?

  • IIM, Calcutta: It offers Post Graduate Executive program (PGPEX) introduced in 2006. Its objective is to groom executives to apply for leadership positions at different international organizations. Students are recruited from all over the country and even abroad. Selection is made based upon job experience, educational background, 2 referees holding senior position in any management discipline providing reference & recommendation letters, individual interview and GMAT scores.
  • IIM, Ahmadabad: It offers 1 year PGPX program for working professionals and executives. It is a full time program which lays emphasis upon different aspects associated with general management. Executives belonging to different nationalities can also enroll for this program. Candidate selection is made based upon GMAT scores, leadership skills and individual interview session.
  • IIM, Bangalore: This prestigious institute was established in 1973 and offers Executive Post Graduate Management Program (EPGP), regarded as one among the very best Indian Executive MBA courses offered. It is a full time course for 1 year and designed exclusively for those mid-level executives, aspiring to enhance their leadership qualities. This program has managed to include global academic internship to cater to the varying emerging industrial sectors. Candidate selection is based upon their scores in graduation examination with full time work experience of 7 years along with GMAT scores.

Besides the above, executive MBA programs are offered to working executives at IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore and IIM Lucknow. This program allows them to inculcate and improve on their leadership skills and qualities.


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