Executive MBA from IIMs

Executive MBA (EMBA) is specifically devised for professionals with some years of industry experience. In India, ISB and IIMs are considered the top class institutes for Executive MBA. These institutes feature in the list of world’s best B-schools for EMBA. Most of these B-schools shortlist the candidates on the basis of GMAT/GRE score. Their EMBA courses also include international immersion programs to make the students aware of diverse cultures. In this article, you will learn about the major criteria and features of EMBA courses from IIMs.
General Criteria for EMBA from IIMs
Some of the requirements of Executive MBA from IIMs are common among all top IIMs. The following points give a glimpse of the main criteria for EMBA from any IIM:
  • Candidate should have a Bachelor Degree or equivalent from a recognized university. Most IIMs place a criterion of minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in Bachelor Degree.
  • Candidate needs to have a valid GMAT/GRE scores. These scores are valid for five years. There is no well-defined cut off for GRE/GMAT since work experience carries the highest weightage. The average GMAT score is 706 (out of 800), and the average GRE score is 320 (out of 340). Some IIMs also consider CAT/XAT or their own entrance test for admission to their Executive MBA programmes.
  • Candidate needs to possess a full-time work experience of minimum 3-5 years, as specified by the particular IIM.
  • The final selection rounds consist of written ability test and personal interview.
Given table shows the specific conditions that need to be fulfilled for admission to particular IIMs.
Executive MBA from IIMs
Institute
Programme/s
Duration & Format
Entrance Test
Minimum Work Exp. (years)
IIM Ahmedabad
MBA-PGPX
1 year full-time
GMAT/ GRE
4
IIM Bangalore
EPGP
1 year full-time
GMAT/ GRE
5-12
IIM Udaipur
MBA in
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Digital Enterprise Management
1 year (full-time)
GMAT/ GRE
CAT score (taken in 2018 or later)
3
 
PGPEM
2 years (weekend)
GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ IIMB Entrance Test
4
IIM Calcutta
MBAEx
1 year full-time
GMAT
5
IIM Lucknow
WMP/ PGPWE
2 years (weekends)
GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ GATE/ PGP-WE Entrance Exam
3
 
IPMX
1 year full-time
GMAT
5
IIM Indore
EPGP
1 year full-time
GMAT
5
 
PGPMX
2 years (weekends)
Aptitude Test
5
IIM Kozhikode
EPGP
2 years (weekend/ evening/ online)
GMAT/ EMAT/ CAT
3
IIM Shillong
PGPEx-MBEE
1 year (full-time)
GMAT/ CAT
5
 
MBA (Working Executives)
2-3 years (weekends)
-
3-5
IIM Trichy
PGPBM
2 years (weekend)
GMAT/ CAT/ Written Test
3
 
DEM
1 year (full-time)
GMAT/ GRE
3
IIM Ranchi
PGEXP
2 years (weekends)
Written test
5
 
CPGM
15 months
(part-time)
-
2
IIM Raipur
PGPMWE
2 years (weekends)
Entrance Test
3
IIM Rohtak
EPGPx
1 year
(online & offline)
GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ GATE/ IIMR Entrance Test
5
IIM Vishakapatnam
PGPEx
2 years (weekends)
GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ GATE/ Entrance Test
3
 
PGCEP
1 year (weekends)
Written Test
3
IIM Kashipur
MBA (WX)
2 years (weekends)
GMAT/ EMAT/ CAT
3
Other IIMs (Jammu, Nagpur, Amritsar, Sirmaur, Sambalpur, Bodhgaya and Jammu) have not yet started executive MBA programmes.
The following points refer to some other specific features & criteria of EMBA in IIMs:
  • For MBA-PGPX in IIMA, there is a minimum age limit of 25 years.
  • IIML offers the Executive MBA programmes (WMP & IPMX) at its Noida campus.
  • Unlike other IIMs, IIM Calcutta & IIM Shillong requires the candidate to have a valid score of GMAT taken within three years of application date. Further, IIM Kashipur considers the CAT/GMAT scores of last two years only.
  • Some of these courses are sponsored and relayed in interactive or virtual learning platforms.
Apart from the above stated major courses, most IIMs provide various other specialized executive management courses for people from different industries.
Scope of Executive MBA from IIMs
An Executive MBA course from prestigious IIMs can land you in high ranking careers in India and abroad. In case of part-time programs, the aspirants continue doing their jobs and placements are generally not offered. But the attainment of Executive MBA degree definitely makes way for their higher promotions and wider opportunities across the globe. In case of full-time Executive MBA programs, an average placement package offered to Executive MBA graduate is Rs. 25 LPA while the highest packages go upto Rs. 90 LPA.

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