Indian School of Business

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Indian School of Business ISB, Hyderabad

The School –

In 1996, a group of leading industry leaders and academicians realized that in a fast evolving business scenario India will need young business leaders with a global perspective. Indian School of Business (ISB) was set-up in Hyderabad in 2001 to fulfill this need gap, with academic association with Kellogg School of Management, the Wharton School and the London Business School.

In just 9 years, Indian School of Business (ISB) has achieved enviable reputation on the international arena and has grabbed 15th rank in the Financial Times international B-School rankings.

The Curriculum –

The curriculum for the Post Graduate Programme at the Indian School of Business is structured to suit the academic background, career aspirations and work experience of the applicants. It is reviewed and upgraded on a yearly basis to include latest developments and to ensure relevancy of the content.

Most of the courses are case based allowing students to analyze and develop a better understanding of the real life problems. This methodology puts student’s theoretical knowledge to test and forces them to churn out innovative solutions.

The duration of the course is 1 year that ensures minimum career interruption and allows the working professionals to be back in the work force at the earliest. The PG programme begins with the pre-term and orientation courses followed by eight terms of six weeks each. The first four terms cover the core courses, laying the foundation for the advanced elective courses in later terms. To specialize, a student must complete a minimum of six electives from that area. Students can choose a maximum of two specializations.

Admission pre-requisites and selection criteria –

Admission pre-requisites –

Given below is the eligibility criteria for admission to the PGP programme. You must have –

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Preferably two years of full-time work experience after graduation.
  • GMAT Scores of the last five years are valid.
  • TOEFL / IELTS, only if language of instruction during under graduate education was not English.

Selection guideline –

ISB admission committee judges the students based on the following criteria –

  • Leadership potential
  • Diversity
  • GMAT Score
  • Academic background and analytical abilities
  • Work experience
  • Leadership potential
  • Diversity
  • GMAT Score
  • Academic background and analytical abilities
  • Work experience

Class of 2009 Profile –




Total Accepted









Marital Status












  Mid 80% Range

24 - 31






  Mid 80% Range

660 - 760

Work Experience





  Mid 80% Range




International Students (Non-Indian Passport)



Students with International work experience



ISB Advantage –

ISB offers the following major advantages –

One year full time MBA programme – Ensure minimum career interruptions and tremendous savings of opportunity costs.

International faculty – It is the faculty that makes a difference to the school and ISB invites over 100 Visiting Faculty from some of the leading B-Schools of the world like Wharton, Kellogg, London Business School, Cornell, Chicago, Duke, and UCLA, among others.

Alumni network – Reach out to network of over 1000 Alumni for advice and explore new business ventures.

Interact with the eminent business leaders – ISB regularly invites leading industry leaders for guest lectures and symposiums. These enriching interactions can enhance your perspective and generate new business ideas.

Exciting career opportunities – The ISB’s placement system helps students find career opportunities in the best of organizations, with challenging roles and responsibilities, attractive remuneration and at interesting locations.

World class campus

Placement stats and recruiting companies –



 Class Size


 Average Age

28 Years

 Average Work Experience

5 Years

 Total number of participating students


Total participating companies


 Total number of offers



List of companies participating in placement -

9.9 Mediaworx Pvt Ltd

A T Kearney Ltd

Accenture India Pvt Ltd

Aditya Birla Group

Alghanim Industries

Amazon Development Centre


Apollo Hospitals


Booz Allen Hamilton


CA (India) Technologies Pvt Ltd

Castrol India Ltd


Citibank N A

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Deloitte Consulting India Pvt Ltd

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Diamond Management & Technology Consultants

Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd

DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd

eBay India Pvt Ltd

Enam Securities Pvt Ltd

Ernst & Young

Fair Isaac India Software Pvt Ltd

Frost & Sullivan Pte Ltd

GE Commercial Finance

GE Money

General Motors Asia Pacific


Goldman Sachs

Google India Private Ltd

HCL Technologies Ltd

Hero Honda Motors Ltd

Hewitt Associates

Hinduja Group India

Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Private Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited


Honeywell Technology Solutions lab Pvt Limited

HT Media Ltd

Hypo Real Estate Bank International

IBM India Pvt Limited

ICICI Securities Ltd

Indu Projects Ltd

Inductis (India) Pvt Ltd

Infoedge India Ltd

Infosy BPO Ltd

Infosys Technologies Limited

Infrastructure Development Finance Co Ltd

ITC Infotech India Limited

ITC Limited

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd

Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj

Kotak Mahindra Bank


Macquarie Group

Mayfair Housing Pvt Ltd

McKinsey & Company


MindTree Consulting Ltd

Morgan Stanley India Company

Naandi Foundation

National Institute for Smart Government

NIIT Group

Oracle India Pvt Ltd

Pfizer Limited


Rabo India Finance Limited

RPG Group

Satyam Computer Services Ltd

Schneider Electric

Standard Chartered Bank

Stern Stewart & Co

Tech Mahindra Ltd

The Boston Consulting Group (India) Private Limited

Tishman Speyer

Trilogy E-Business Software India Pvt Ltd

TVS Motor Company

Unitech Limited

Universal Consulting India Pvt Ltd

Virtusa India Private Limited

Vodafone Essar Limited

Wipro Ltd

Yes Bank Limited

Zensar Technologies Ltd

ZS Associates