The interest in Executive MBA has seen a sudden surge in India with mid to senior level corporates looking to broaden their perspectives and hone their managerial skills.
The Executive MBA in India was introduced in India by the Indian School of Business (ISB) with the IIMs following up quickly with their own variations. The course is often referred to as Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX) and Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) and MBA Executive.
Such MBA programs are designed keeping in mind the needs of working professionals, executives, high end managers and CEOs. The curriculum taught in Executive MBA program helps industry managers, professionals and executives to improve their skills. This program is considered same as equivalent to Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. Most of the institutes in India offers the same curriculum for MBA and Executive MBA students.
People willing to pursue an executive MBA program in India must have to possess at least 3 years of work experience. However, in some cases, management institutes ask for 5 years of work experience or more. A team approach is often followed to discuss case studies which help individuals to learn from others.
Executive MBA Programs are flexible in nature and offered according to convenience. These programs are offered in various modes:
1-Year Executive MBA programs are specially designed for high end managers accountable for major roles in a company or group. These are full time programs leveraged with vast syllabus content. Executives and Managers pursuing this program are expected to devote maximum time for studies and group activities.
2-Year and 3-Year Executive MBA programs also offer the same curriculum as it is for 1 Year Executive MBA program students. Though, these programs are designed keeping in view the convenience of the working managers and executives who can not attend full-time day classes. These programs are Part Time in nature.
Correspondence Executive MBA / Distance Learning Executive MBA / Online Executive MBA Programs are best suitable for those managers and executives who can not attend regular classes but still needs a post graduate business degree to enhance their career prospects. Students can pursue program sitting at home.
Online Executive MBA programs are gaining popularity with the penetration of internet in India. In this mode of learning one can study online sitting at home from any institute of the world. In online learning, everything is online starting from filling of application form to appearing in final exams and getting degree. Best institutes around the world offers virtual classrooms where students and faculty members can come together for curriculum discussion and actual industry issues.
Here are some of the most popular institutes for this programme.
Other executive courses offered:
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru
MBA (Executive Education) & PGDM
Duration: 30 months & 12 months
Eligibility Criteria: Graduation and 3 years work experience (MBA). Work ex not necessary for PGDM
Fees: Rs.4+ lakhs (MBA) & Rs.1+ lakhs (PGDM) approximately for complete course
Selection Procedure: Written Test followed by Personal Interview
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) – University of Delhi (DU)
Duration: 3 years (Part Time)
Eligibility Criteria: Graduation in any discipline with minimum 3 years’ of work experience. (Employer Sponsorship is must for this program)
Fees: Rs 10 lakhs Or US$ 25000 for complete course.
Selection Procedure: Written test followed by interview.
For more details about University of Delhi click here.
Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP)
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility Criteria: Graduate degree in any discipline with minimum 3 years of work experience.
Fees: Rs 3 lakhs or 6500 US$ for complete course.
Selection Procedure: XAT Test followed by Interview
For more details about XAT Test click here.
Executive Masters in International Business (Executive MIB)
Duration: 18 Months
Eligibility Criteria: Graduate Degree with Minimum 5 years of work experience or Post Graduate with 3 years of managerial experience.
Fees: Rs 1 lakh Or US$ 2500 for complete course.
Selection Procedure: Essay Test, Group Discussion and Interview
Note: This program is also offered via VSAT
For more details about IIFT click here.