ISB’s one-year management programme receives record number of admission

The school shall accept GRE scores for Class of 2018

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has consolidated its position as the School of choice in India for management studies. This year, the competition to get into the one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) was intense, and the school witnessed a 28% increase in applications compared to the previous year.

The school has admitted unprecedented number of students to the PGP Class of 2017 across its two campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali making it the largest class at any management school in India offering a one-year programme. ISB’s PGP has seen the fastest growth over the years from a class size of just 128 students in 2002 to 905 now.

Over the last one year, ISB has focused efforts to engage more closely with prospective applicants. The increased interest from potential students was also a result of the Master Class series ahead of the admissions season led by ISB faculty and one-on-one interaction opportunities with alumni that allowed aspirants to get a first-hand experience of the quality of teaching and learning available at ISB.

Interest for admission into ISB also increased on account of a strong placements season earlier in the year with the Class of 2016, which graduated in April, receiving a record 1149 offers. The students witnessed an increase of 128% in their pay packages on average when compared to what they were drawing before joining ISB.

Consolidating on its strong position, ISB has now announced the following new initiatives to expand its outreach efforts to tap a larger talent pool and further enhance diversity in its classroom.

ISB shall accept GRE scores for Class of 2018

ISB has decided to start accepting GRE scores as a part of its Admissions criteria applicable for those who wish to join the Class of 2018 (academic year 2017-18). This will allow ISB to further strengthen the diversity in the PGP and attract aspirants from pure sciences and liberal arts. It is also in line global best practices.  GRE scores are accepted by 23 of the top 30 global B Schools.

It will expand international outreach to Africa and ASEAN

ISB plans to expand its international connect to attract potential students from Africa and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, as a part of its larger strategy to enhance the international diversity. ISB sees these countries as an untapped talent pool that has the potential to contribute to the leadership needs of emerging economies and the world.

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