July 11, 2017

Joined: Jul 23, 2010

Posts: 6

Kudos: 27

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

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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?

July 23, 2017

Joined: Jul 23, 2010

Posts: 6

Kudos: 27

A much needed helping hand in your MBA journey

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I was all excited when I decided to pursue an MBA immediately after graduation in 2008. This excitement died down pretty quickly. For a person from a background such as mine, IIM (Indian IT Male), getting selected for a high-quality MBA program proved to be a huge challenge. The worst part was that I did not have a single person in my entire network who can empathize with the challenges I faced.

After 2 years of struggle, I came across Experts' Global through a friend's reference. Then began a journey that made me the person I am today. The discussions I have had with the mentors at Experts gave me a whole different perspective about an MBA program.

I faced multiple rejections from top B-schools over a span of 3 years and the support I received from Shailesh, Mayank and Anand at Experts is the only reason that kept me going. I took constant feedback from them on the various facets of the admission process (essays, choice of recommendors, mock interviews etc). The most memorable phase of my MBA journey is during the time of applying to ISB for the 4th time. I got feedback on 20+ versions of my essays and 15+ mock interviews. These efforts paid off finally and I was able to land an admission in ISB, my dream school.

If you are willing to put in the effort to improve yourself, then ExpertsGlobal provides the platform to achieve your MBA dreams.

List of Schools I have converted with Experts' help : Smeal (Full Tuition Waiver), Boston University (Full Tuition Waiver), Tepper (Partial Tuition Waiver), Hongkong University, IESE, ISB

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July 23, 2017

Dear Sai,

Thank you for the kind words!

It was a wonderful, meaningful association we had! While we did achieve admits from some premium institutions such as Tepper, we also had admits on full scholarships from worthy institutions such as Boston University. The highlight, however, shall remain the marathon interview preparation sessions we had for your ISB interviews (a worthy mention that always shows up in all our conversations!). As multiple mentors from our team interviewed you, the credit goes to you for living up to the feedbacks and working hard with us!

We are happy that you have graduated and are pursuing a career that focuses on technological innovation. The humility in your conduct has always been commendable and we respect you for the same.

Way to go, Sai!

Best wishes,
Experts' Global Team

Way to go, Sai!