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Calling all ISB PGP Applicants - (2020 Intake) Class of 2021

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Dear prospective ISB PGP applicants,

Welcome to the Class of 2020 discussion :-) Let's leverage this platform to ask queries, know each-other, build network, exchange ideas/information, discuss application strategies, share interview/school visit experiences, and boost each other's morale to face the tough admission process. May the FORCE be with you!


Official Website l Profile Evaluation l Webinar & Info Session Registration l Get PGP Brochure l Decision Tracker (Co 2020) l Connect with an Ambassador l Ask Us Anything – ISB PGP 2020-21 Admissions Official ISB Thread

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1. There will be 900 students in the class of 2021. Why should you be one of them?(400 words max)
2. What will you be doing in 2025 and 2030? How will the ISB PGP programme help you to achieve these goals?(400 words max)
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Originally posted by LeoN88 on 30 May 2019, 15:51.
Last edited by workout on 28 May 2020, 01:35, edited 20 times in total.
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Hello, Are are the dates same for the YLP program?

I very brief about my profile, if you can tell me my chances.
Graduation: Film Making
Experience: 1.5 years out of which 1 year I did my own startup (REV: 3-4 Lakhs) and rest as a full-time job as a content creator.
I have worked as a freelancer for more than a couple of years, Working with some of the best Indian startups and events around content. Also, I have been part-time working in an NGO for more than a year now and I have also helped few local brick and mortar businesses to go online and generate sales.

Looking forward to your reply. I am targetting 700 on the GMAT (31, July,2019).
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Hello, Are are the dates same for the YLP program?

Thread for YLP 2020 Intake: https://gmatclub.com/forum/isb-ylp-appl ... 95549.html

I very brief about my profile, if you can tell me my chances.
Graduation: Film Making
Experience: 1.5 years out of which 1 year I did my own startup (REV: 3-4 Lakhs) and rest as a full-time job as a content creator.
I have worked as a freelancer for more than a couple of years, Working with some of the best Indian startups and events around content. Also, I have been part-time working in an NGO for more than a year now and I have also helped few local brick and mortar businesses to go online and generate sales.
Thread for Profile Evaluation: https://gmatclub.com/forum/profile-eval ... 10934.html

Looking forward to your reply. I am targetting 700 on the GMAT (31, July,2019).


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Hi guys , I have been in the Merchant Navy for 8 years now, gave my GMAT this month and scored a 680, background is bachelor of science in marine engineering. Thinking of applying in round 1 , will I get a call for an interview or should I give another attempt and try to improve my GMAT? I am very unsure , can someone please help ?

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Hi guys , I have been in the Merchant Navy for 8 years now, gave my GMAT this month and scored a 680, background is bachelor of science in marine engineering. Thinking of applying in round 1 , will I get a call for an interview or should I give another attempt and try to improve my GMAT? I am very unsure , can someone please help ?

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Hi Raul,

With 8 yrs of experience in Merchant Navy, a 680 score may be just enough to get you you (depends a lot of various parameters and how you build your application). An increase in GMAT score is always helpful; think about it, if you think you can study more and increase your score by 10-20 points, go for it. However, if you feel you are done with GMAT (which is also understandable), start focusing on your application and how you can stand out from the crowd.
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Hope everyone is gearing up for Round 1 intake. Sharing (post term one) reflections of two current students to pump up your preparation:

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Hi guys , I have been in the Merchant Navy for 8 years now, gave my GMAT this month and scored a 680, background is bachelor of science in marine engineering. Thinking of applying in round 1 , will I get a call for an interview or should I give another attempt and try to improve my GMAT? I am very unsure , can someone please help ?

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Hi raul1706, here's what I suggest:
i) Start working on your application
ii) Re-attempt GMAT by Sep 15 deadline

Apply with whichever is a better score. With a solid 680 behind you, you have nothing to loose.

Merchant Navy applicants usually (rightfully) boast of a strong background in Operations and that works to their advantage.

Make sure the application is crafted well.
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[quote="tush1992"]Hello Folks,

I am a current student at ISB. Although the acads pressure is keeping me adequately busy, I wouldn't mind replying to any of the queries you guys might have about the admission process, the institution itself or even about MBA in general. Best of luck to all the applicants!

Edit 1: Letting people know a bit more about me so that they can approach me for specific questions they might have for those aspiring a similar career path.

I am a civil engineer by background. NIT Grad. 3.7 years workex in a government infrastructure company. Function was related to procurement and project financing. Acads in 80s and late 70s. GMAT was 720. If you have a similar background or you are looking to build your career in this sector, you can ask me specific questions about it.[/quote]


Thanks for reaching out,

I wanted to know if isb takes in people with about 9 - 10 years of experience.

Also being self employed ( small scale manufacturing ) be a boon or a bane ?

Acads 85 plus 10th and 12th.

Btech 2010 80% ( 7.6 gpa ) jaypee noida.

2 years 2 months work ex in ericsson with 3 months in USA

2013 feb to now self employed.

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I wanted to know if isb takes in people with about 9 - 10 years of experience.

Also being self employed ( small scale manufacturing ) be a boon or a bane ?



Pitching in with my limited knowledge.

1. After looking at the PGP batch profile I don't see 9-10 years of work experience as a disadvantage. However, be prepared to face questions such as- Why PGP? Why not PGPPro?

2. Again, I don't see any issue with being self employed; however be prepared to face questions such as- Why PGP? Why not PGPMFB? I'm assuming that you'll continue with your small scale manufacturing business post ISB.

If you are still unsure-

1. Talk to an ambassador with similar background that of yours
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2. Consult an admission consultant
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3. Attend ISB info session to clarify your doubts.

Hope this helps, cheers.

Dears, if you're planning to apply to ISB this year kindly update your user a/c by adding ISB to your profile. This will,
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Hey guys,

I have a little over 4 years of work ex, 3 years as a Visual Designer (where I worked mainly on the bigger clients) at an ad agency, and then transitioned roles, working as a Marketing Manager for a luxury services brand for a year (and counting)

Maintained a steady 82% in 10th and 12th, and majored in Advertising (BMS) from Symbiosis International University with a GPA of 2.9. I’ll be taking the GMAT this month and I’m targeting at least a 720.

Looking to apply to ISB. Can someone let me know my chances and tips for my application, if any?

Thank you :)

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Did you registered yourself in the portal as a re-applicant? They ask it in the beginning.

Addendum: https://www.isb.edu/pgp/admissions/re-applicants
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