When I thought of taking GMAT and applying to top Business schools 2 years ago after giving CAT twice in a row and not getting into a top IIM, I was always suggested ISB by my friends (who were alumni of the college) and colleagues.
Though I really wanted to go abroad and study in a top 20 B-school, the situations in UK and US last year worsened my dilemma. I applied to ISB and got in the R2. Though I was sceptical at first about the global exposure and culture that I would not get at an Indian B-School but boy was I proved wrong.
ISB's faculty is from Wharton, UCL, Kellogg, Kenan-Flagler, NYU stern and the likes. I really like the structured curriculum the school conducts. It's a mix of the most important subjects that the future managers should know and it provides you the best resources to learn those.
The Harvard case-based approach is the main pedagogy at this school and it sure makes the learning worthwhile. Though I must say that this being a one- year program, the first 3 terms are really rigorous and will stretch you to the core. The placement service that ISB provides is impeccable since it's ranking is in top 30 schools of the world, the school more than the students is desperate to get the top companies come and hire from the school's diverse student body.
The alumni network is extensive and no other business school in India is that supportive when it comes to switching your jobs years later after graduating (My friends were in IIMA, IIMB and XLRI so I know).
About job placement process
Entrepreneurship is gaining pace at this school with many incubators (including school's) offering support to the budding student entrepreneurs after they graduate. But those who are interested in pure finance/IB should not apply because many companies who hire at IIMA and IIMC don't even come here. For consulting and tech roles, ISB is the best I can think of !!
Overall BSchool experience
Strengths of the program:
Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Career opportunities provided by school
Best fit at this program:
Can be improved:
Culture & Student Support
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)
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