July 11, 2017

Joined: Jul 23, 2010

Posts: 6

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Safe Haven to Experiment


This review is for ISB

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2015

Experience during the program

During my first couple of months at ISB, I was overwhelmed by the pace at which things were moving around me - Club activities, Student Body elections, Events, Workshops etc. It was like a proper buffet and I tried to bite more than I can chew. And I faltered spectacularly. My Grades went for a toss, put in insane amount of effort on things/activities that yielding paltry output. That is when, I realized the importance of focus. With the support of my wonderful study group mates and professors, I started paying attention to doing only those things that I can only find in a B-school. Brainstormed crazy ideas, Participated in umpteen B-plan competitions, Took up challenging term-end projects - all under the guidance of some of the brilliant professors on this planet. The learning from all these interactions made that 1 year the most memorable year of my life. The experience surpassed all the lofty expectations I have had at the start of the program.

Advice to future applicants - Experiment as much as you can during your time at ISB. The feedback you get at ISB on the success/failure of these experiments is priceless.

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:


Can be improved:

Student body, diversity
Culture & Student Support

July 24, 2017

hi saicharantej99 Thanks for your ISB review. As a Nigerian, It will be helpful to know more the impact on your Post-MBA career and how the ISB brand is received outside India.

July 24, 2017

ISB has had a huge impact on my career. I was able to make the transition from a Product Support Engineer role to a Product Management role owing to my stint at ISB. The courses I have taken and the Student projects I was involved with, played a huge role in this transition. This experience and the network I forged have been immensely helpful during my career as a Product Manager.

Outside India, ISB is slowly building its reputation. We have a strong alumni network spread across several countries including Nigeria. Also, there are ample opportunities for International exposure during the 1-yr program with B-plan competitions, Exchange Programs, Study trips etc.

Please let me know if you need any more information. All the very best in your endeavors!

August 04, 2017

Hi Saicharntje99
First off let me congratulate you for completing your MBA and more importantly enjoying your MBA.
I have a 8 year work ex in operations and all of it has been in my family business which is a 60 year old business. During my 8 years handling operations I have had the experience of expanding our production line to double of its existing capacity, dealing with govt agencies, stingy customers, finicky customers and more experienced employees always on the lookout for an opportunity to challenge your authority.
But now I want to move into a corporate job, Do you think ISB can help me make that transition?

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