A New Vision for the World: Indian School of Business


Heli, Blogger at Edumarz, 1-July-2022

Table of Contents:

Indian School of Business

  • About: The Indian School of Business
  • History
  • Facts About ISB Hyderabad
  • Admissions
  • Courses
  • Cut-off
  • Scholarships
  • Admission 2022
  • Eligibility Criteria


About The Indian School of Business

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a private business school founded in 2001 in India. It has two campuses in India, one in Hyderabad (Telangana) and one in Mohali (Punjab). It provides certificates in a variety of postgraduate management programs. ISB is currently ranked first in India in the Forbes, Financial Times, Economist, Poets&Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek Global MBA Rankings.


A group of businessmen and academics founded the Indian School of Business (ISB) in 1996. McKinsey & Company senior executives, Rajat Gupta and Anil Kumar directed teams of McKinsey consultants to establish the school. Gupta recruited US business leaders for its executive board, while Kumar recruited Indian leaders. Pramath Sinha, a junior partner at McKinsey in India, agreed to take a leave of absence to become the School’s first Dean. Adi Godrej succeeded Rajat Gupta as the School’s first Chairman in 2011. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu contributed significantly to the establishment of ISB in Hyderabad.


Facts About ISB Hyderabad:

ISB Hyderabad is ranked first in India, fifth in Asia and twenty-third worldwide in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2021.


ISB Hyderabad has academic alliances with numerous foreign universities, including the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, LBS and others.


Scholarships: ISB Hyderabad offers scholarships in the form of waivers, grants and awards based on students’ academic performance and financial needs.


ISB Hyderabad has an excellent placement record. A total of 1195 placement offers were made to students during the 2021 placement drive. The highest CTC was INR 72 LPA, with an average of INR 27.13 LPA.






Application Deadline (AMPBA) 

July 17, 2022

Application Deadline (AMPPP) 

June 25, 2022

Deadline for Round 1 Applications (PGP Pro) (Mumbai & Bangalore)

July 31, 2022

Stage 2 Deadline (Young Leader Program)

August 31, 2022

Stage 2 Result and Interview invites (YLP)

August 31, 2022- November 5, 2022

Stage 3 Interview (YLP)

August 31, 2022- November 5, 2022

Stage 4 Offer Letter (YLP)

February 2023

Round 1  Early Decision (PGPMAX) 2023

September 18, 2022

Round 1 Application Deadline (PGP Management) 2023

September 4, 2022

Round 1 Application Deadline (PGPMAX) 2023

November 6, 2022

Application Deadline (PGP MFAB) 2023

November 13, 2022




Course Eligibility

Course Fee


Candidates must have pursued a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree and two years of work experience.

Duration: one year

Selection Criteria: Valid GRE score/ TOEFL/IELTS score

INR 36.29 Lakhs

PGP PRO (Working Professionals)

Candidates must have pursued a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree/full-time work experience for a minimum of five years

Duration: 18 months

Selection Criteria: Valid GRE score

INR 30.46 Lakhs


Candidates must have a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree and at least 10 years of work experience.

Duration: 15 months

Selection Criteria: GRE/SHL Scores

39.63 Lakhs


Candidates must have a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree and at least 2-3 years of work experience is preferred.

Duration: 15 months

Selection Criteria: BAT score, Work Experience and Interview

INR 41.98 Lakhs

Advanced Management Program

Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Technology, Statistics/Atleast two years of full-time work experience.

Duration: 15 months

Selection Criteria: Valid GRE scores 

10.02 Lakhs


Four year undergraduate or three year undergraduate and a graduate degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Computer sciences, Mathematics, Physics or the Arts. Duration: Four years 

Selection Criteria: GRE/CAT/JRF/TOEFL/IELTS score must be valid.


A Bachelor’s degree, an MBA or a business-focused Master’s degree (not required), and at least eight years of professional work experience are required.

INR 47 Lakhs






CAT cutoff 

60 percentile and above

NMAT by GMAC cutoff 

150 scores and above

GRE Cutoff

311 Score and above


  • Tuition fee waivers in full: Full tuition waivers based on merit for students enrolled in the PGP course
  • Tuition fee reductions: Based on merit, 25-30 students will be awarded INR 5-10 Lakhs.
  • Tuition fee waivers based on need: Sanctioned INR 5 lakh to 25-30 students based on merit. Applicants with an annual family income of less than INR 10 lakh (including applicant’s income)
  • Waivers for ISB and AIESEC: Only AIESEC alumni are eligible for the sanctioned INR 5 lakh scholarship.
  • Diversity waivers: Awarded INR 5 lakh to 5-10 applicants based on merit and student diversity.


Admission 2022:

The core courses taught in the ISB Hyderabad PGPM program include the fundamentals of Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Operations and Information Technology Management. ISB Hyderabad offers 80 electives in addition to the core subjects.


The elective courses are registered through an online bidding process. Students can choose from six concentrations or majors, including Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information and Technology Management, Operations Management, Marketing and Strategy, and Leadership, as well as industry specializations in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Public Policy and Infrastructure.


For those recent graduates seeking admission to the ISB PGP program with less than 24 months of full-time work experience, the ISB Hyderabad Early Entry (PGP deferred) option is available.


Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates for admission to the PGPM program must have one of the following qualifications:

  • It is necessary to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline.
  • GRE score that is valid
  • 24 months or more of full-time employment
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE results (only if the language of instruction at the undergraduate study level is not English)


To apply for a deferred admission under the Early Entry Option, you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline is required.
  • GRE score that is valid
  • Full-time work experience of fewer than 24 months
  • TOEFL / IELTS result (only if the language of instruction at the undergraduate study level is not English)
  • Past academic performance is one of the criteria used to evaluate students. GRE scores (only for PGP (Management), XII, Graduation and Post-Graduation grades).

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