Thank you to Hima Bindu, the Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Indian School of Business, for an excellent Q&A. Hima covered a wide range of topics, providing advice on all aspects of the ISB admissions process. Read the excerpt below to learn about the differences between the elite ISB program and those offered at IIMs (or Indian Institutes of Management):
Linda Abraham: Jiyan asks: How does the MBA program compare with similar programs offered at IIMs?
Hima Bindu: IIMs are also very good programs, and ISB is also a very good program. There is no comparison between both because it’s like comparing apples to oranges. I know it’s a very old saying, but that is the truth. IIMs have phenomenal achievements to them. They’ve been pioneers in management education.
On the other hand, ISB has been a pioneer in the one year program. It is for a peer group with 3 to 8 years work experience. ISB is ideally suited for a person with between two to eight years work experience. The faculty you get at ISB is from across the world, so they get different global perspectives. The research centers at ISB also contribute a lot to making the curriculum very cutting edge. I think these are the major advantages you get at ISB, but IIMs are also good programs.
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