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Inviting all the applicants for ISB 2010-11 programme, please join this thread. You can contribute your thoughts, queries, information, suggestions, comments whatever you feel would be helpful to all the applicants.

Indian School of Business
ISB is a very young school - it was founded to address the shortage of managers with proper management education in South Asia (India to be more specific). The concept of a management school was thought up a bunch of Indian businessmen lead by Rajat Gupta (currently serving as a special advisor on management reforms to the Secretary-General of the UN) in 1996. The focus of the school was to be on aspirants keen on working in India or Indian firms abroad. The first batch of students joined ISB in 2001 and passed out one year later. An executive MBA was soon launched thereafter. Hence it is not a very mature school - not even ten years old!

Institution and Course Structure:
The course itself is one year long and is known for its rigor. Each year is divided into eight terms - each term lasting 5-6 weeks in length. The first four terms are the core terms and have no electives. The second four terms are the elective courses - there are over 70 electives to choose from. As per the information session I attended last year, the number of contact hours at ISB with the teachers/professors was over 700 hours in the full course and can go to 900 hrs depending on the electives chosen.

ISB works on the concept of visiting faculty. The number of permanent faculty is just 30. However, faculty from three schools: Wharton, LBS and Kellogg visit the school for one term and take up courses for the full term (i.e. 5-6 weeks). At anytime there are up to 100 faculty members teaching at ISB. This gives the school the advantage of a world class faculty.

One year Post Graduate Programme in Management

Key Facts (2009-10):
Class Size: 579
Average GMAT: 716
Average Age: 27
Average Work Exp: 5 yrs

Programme Expenses: Approx INR 20, 20,000 (approx USD 42,000)

Admission Pre-requisites:
http://www.isb.edu/pgp/AdmissionPre-requisites.Shtml
What ISB looks for
http://www.isb.edu/pgp/SelectionCriteria.Shtml

Placement Highlights:
http://www.isb.edu/pgp/Placement_Highlights.Shtml

Admission Deadlines:
Cycle 1
Application Deadline: September 15, 2009
Offer Decision On or before November 25, 2009
Acceptance Decision 15 days from the date of offer

Cycle 2
Application Deadline: December 1, 2009
Offer Decision On or before February 15, 2010
Acceptance Decision 15 days from the date of offer

ISB Information Sessions:
The ISB Information Sessions to reach out to all prospective students.
http://www.isb.edu/pgp/IndiaLocations.Shtml

ISB plans to increase its intake. As per a local newspaper, the school intends to increase its intake to 750 students for the full time course by 2015 or so. Hence, the intake can be expected to increase slowly every year.

Current Students Blogs:
http://pulyanithinks.blogspot.com/

Outside ISB:
ISB is located on the outskirts of the capital city of Andhra Pradesh: Hyderabad. It is one of the largest cities of India (comes in the top six). It is the meeting point of the Hindu and Muslim cultures and thus has a cosmopolitan feel to it. Known for its spicy cuisine (biryani anyone?) and is now a rapidly developing city with many software firms like Microsoft, Insosys, Wipro, TCS etc. located there. The campus is located in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. It enjoys the locational advantage of being close to the campuses of Microsoft, Infosys and Wipro.

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Re: Indian School of Business [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 16:50
I updated the rankings thread. Great work aval.
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Re: Indian School of Business [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2009, 13:36
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ISB is a real good bet for anyone considering a good school with reasonable oppurtunity cost and its added advantage of being 1 yr program.

It also has got good placement record.

i have many of my Engg class mates graduted and currently doing their MBA in ISB.
Its one of my preferred school for application
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Re: Indian School of Business [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2009, 19:49
cool and intresting......want to hear more about ISB!
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Re: Indian School of Business [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2009, 07:10
Not much of actions on this forum !!!! I guess there is a good proportion of Indians on gmat club and lot of them must have been working on their applications for ISB.
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Re: Indian School of Business [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 12:03
bigoyal wrote:
check out this link guys:

http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolra ... a-rankings

ISB has been ranked 15th among all the international B-Schools


Yes, i think ISB is my best bet. It works well even on the cost perspective.

There are couple of my class mates(Engineering) graduated from ISB and all their feedback are excellent.
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Re: Indian School of Business [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 23:13
IIM A is better than ISB
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Re: Indian School of Business [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2009, 12:51
chiank123 wrote:
IIM A is better than ISB


Hi chiank123

you are comparing apple and orange....
IIMA ISB
Target Audience Fresh Graduates Experienced professionals
Peer learning insignificant Most important
Exposure good Excellent
Placements Best Better than the Best
International reputation Good Excellent
Cost Excellent reasonable

I have classmates ( Engineering) graduated from both ISB and IIMs(A,B), they are placed at different levels and their reason to pursue an MBA and take out of MBA are totally different
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 04:50
bigoyal wrote:
Inviting all the applicants for ISB 2010-11 programme, please join this thread. You can contribute your thoughts, queries, information, suggestions, comments whatever you feel would be helpful to all the applicants.

One year Post Graduate Programme in Management

Key Facts (2009-10):
Class Size: 579
Average GMAT: 716
Average Age: 27
Average Work Exp: 5 yrs

Programme Expenses: Approx INR 20, 20,000 (approx USD 42,000)

Admission Pre-requisites:
http://www.isb.edu/pgp/AdmissionPre-requisites.Shtml
What ISB looks for
http://www.isb.edu/pgp/SelectionCriteria.Shtml

Placement Highlights:
http://www.isb.edu/pgp/Placement_Highlights.Shtml

Admission Deadlines:
Cycle 1
Application Deadline: September 15, 2009
Offer Decision On or before November 25, 2009
Acceptance Decision 15 days from the date of offer

Cycle 2
Application Deadline: December 1, 2009
Offer Decision On or before February 15, 2010
Acceptance Decision 15 days from the date of offer

ISB Information Sessions:
The ISB Information Sessions to reach out to all prospective students.
http://www.isb.edu/pgp/IndiaLocations.Shtml


Hi

I am planning to apply for the round 2. yet to give my GMAT.

Any tips on the essays or your previous experience of applying to this school is much appreciated.
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 05:02
alwynjoseph wrote:
Hi

I am planning to apply for the round 2. yet to give my GMAT.

Any tips on the essays or your previous experience of applying to this school is much appreciated.


I would have loved to help you. Frankly speaking I'm also gonna apply in round 1 (cross-fingered). Though I don't have much ideas right now, and I also have similar question which you are asking. But surely, once done I will share my exp.

Anyway, just listing the essay lists. As I progress I will try to add ideas for each essay. Maybe in case there are others interested in putting up their thoughts.

Essay 1: Give 3 reasons as to why you should be selected to the class of 2011. These reasons should ideally differentiate you from the applicant pool and should be backed with some data. (300 words max)

Essay 2: Describe a challenging assignment you have handled (at work or outside) to date. What were the challenges and how did you handle them. What were the personal learnings you derived from this assignment. (300 words max)

Essay 3: Briefly assess your career progression till date along with your assessment of your future career goals. Discuss how your career goals will be met by the ISB’s one year program. (300 words max)

Essay 4: (Optional) Please provide additional information, if any, that will significantly affect the consideration of your application to the ISB. Please do not repeat information which has already been stated elsewhere in the application. You may use this to clarify any breaks in education/work, inform about any other item which you think has not been covered elsewhere etc. (300 words max)
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2009, 09:54
common guys. There must be many on this forum applying for ISB.
Please join this thread, who knows we may bump into each other in ISB :)
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2009, 09:57
Nice thread I should say.. but the actual value add depends actually on the discussions we have..
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 22:03
mbaquestionmark wrote:
Nice thread I should say.. but the actual value add depends actually on the discussions we have..


fully agree with you. The more members join this thread, the more is would add value. Btw, are you also applying in ISB? which round?
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2009, 23:07
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mbaquestionmark wrote:
Nice thread I should say.. but the actual value add depends actually on the discussions we have..


fully agree with you. The more members join this thread, the more is would add value. Btw, are you also applying in ISB? which round?


Hello bigoyal , yes, Im a typical MIT (Male Indian IT) with about 3 n a half years of work ex, a couple of years of onsite exp, now confused totally about what next.. after a lot of soul searching, contemplation, self actualization and what not, i came to a conclusion that an MBA and a MC career is what I want. Planning to apply for the second round llike most of the others ;o). still not attempted GMAT, like a few others ;o). Attempted a GMAT mock test last week and scored about 630. Now working on ways to get a 720+..

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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 02:41
ok, atleast we have 2-3 friends applying for ISB on GMAT club. Let me do one thing, I'll keep adding the names on top of the thread, this way we can be in touch with each other, and certainly R2 guys can take some help from R1 guys :)
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 05:58
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ok, atleast we have 2-3 friends applying for ISB on GMAT club. Let me do one thing, I'll keep adding the names on top of the thread, this way we can be in touch with each other, and certainly R2 guys can take some help from R1 guys :)


I see ur name on the top mate. I guess the end dates for round-1 are near.. so how far are you done with your apps ? and more importantl, im interested to know about the other schools you are applying..
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 21:04
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bigoyal wrote:
ok, atleast we have 2-3 friends applying for ISB on GMAT club. Let me do one thing, I'll keep adding the names on top of the thread, this way we can be in touch with each other, and certainly R2 guys can take some help from R1 guys :)


I see ur name on the top mate. I guess the end dates for round-1 are near.. so how far are you done with your apps ? and more importantl, im interested to know about the other schools you are applying..


I'm yet struggling with my essays, and am not even ready with the 1st draft :( .Though I don't wanna miss R1, but with the speed I'm progressing, it seems I'll end up applyin in R2 :P

Apart from isb, I've applied in IIMA. I missed applying in IIMC. Haven't yet given a thought for international b-schools.

What bout you? where all are you applying ?
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