Top 20 Executive MBA Colleges in India

Executive MBA is devised for professionals working at an advanced stage of their careers. A number of B-schools across the world offer EMBA as a part-time course.In India, Executive MBA is delivered in either full-time or part-time mode. In this article, you will learn about the Executive MBA Colleges in India.
Executive MBA in India
Many top B-schools in India have specialized Executive MBA courses for professionals at senior executive and managerial posts. While most of these institutes require the candidate to have 5-10 years of full-time work experience, some accept candidates with 2-3 years of experience as well. Apart from GMAT/GRE, these colleges also accept the scores of other MBA entrance exams or conduct their own tests.
Here is a comprehensive list of top 20 Executive MBA Colleges in India. The given list presents the ranking of institutes as published by standard sources - The Week, NIRF-MHRD and India Today. The list is prepared according to average GMAT/other test scores, quality of EMBA programs, top recruiters, placement success and other such factors. The following table displays Executive MBA courses offered by top Executive Colleges in India along with their criteria and other features.
Executive MBA Colleges in India
Institute
Programme/s
Duration & Format
Entrance Test
Minimum Work Exp. (years)
Indian School of Business (ISB)
PGPpro
18 months (weekends)
-
5-12
 
PGPMAX
15 months (part-time)
-
10
Indian Institute of Management (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
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore
EPGP
1 year
(full-time)
GMAT/ GRE
5
 
PGPEM
2 year (weekends)
GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ IIMB test
4
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
MBA-PGPX
1 year
(full-time)
GMAT/ GRE
4
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta
MBAEx
1 year
(full-time)
GMAT
5
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow
WMP / PGPWE
2 years (weekends)
GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ GATE/PGP-WE Entrance Exam
3
 
IPMX
1 year full-time
GMAT
5
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode
EPGP
2 years (weekend/evening/online)
GMAT/ EMAT/ CAT
3
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore
EPGP
1 year full-time
GMAT
5
 
PGPMX
2 years (weekends)
Aptitude Test
5
Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur
PGDM (GM)
15 months     full-time
GMAT/ XAT
5
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi
MBA Executive
2 years full-time (evening)
General Ability Test
5
SP Jain School of Global Management
E-MBA
18 months (part-time)
Aptitude Test
3
Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
PGDM-EMP
3 years
(part-time)
GMAT/ CAT/ MDI test
3
Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad
PGDM Executive
15 months     full-time
GMAT/ CAT/ XAT
5
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi
EPGDIB
18 months (weekends)
-
3
 
EPGDF
18 months (weekends)
-
3
NMIMS School of Business Management
EMBA
15 or 24 months (part-time)
GMAT/ NMAT/ Written Test
5
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune
MBA Executive
30 months (weekdays/
weekends)
-
2
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
MBA Executive
30 months (weekends)
Online Exam
2
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
PGXPM
20 months (part-time)
CAT/ XAT/ EA by GMAC
8
International Management Institute (IMI), Delhi
Executive PGDM
15 months     full-time
GMAT/ CAT/ XAT
5
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong
PGPEx-MBEE
1 year (full-time)
GMAT/ CAT
5
 
MBA (Working Executives)
2-3 years (weekends)
-
3-5
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Tiruchirappalli
PGPBM
2 years (weekend)
GMAT/ CAT/ Written Test
3
*In the table, ‘part-time’ refers to courses where students have to attend classes for a fixed number of days/weeks that are spread over the given duration of course. Students may need to take a few weeks off from work during this time. The classes may be conducted in the morning or evening of weekdays and weekends.
Some other facts about Executive MBA from top B-schools of India:
  • ISB, IIFT and SIMSshortlist the candidates on the basis of their profile/application and do not consider any entrance test scores.
  • While IIMA places a minimum age limit of 25 years for admission to MBA-PGPX, majority of the B-schools do not have any age criteria for their Executive MBA courses.
  • In addition to MBA Executive, FMS offers MBA Executive in Healthcare administration. Similarly, NMIMS offers EMBA in Pharmaceutical Management.
  • IIFT requires engineering graduates and post graduates to have minimum work experience of 3 years while non-engineering graduates need to have an experience of atleast 5 years for admission to its Executive MBA programs.
  • MDI also provides specialized Executive MBA programs for various sectors like public policy & governance, energy sector, etc. On the same lines, some other B-schools also have specialized EMBA programs for people from different sectors.
After shortlisting the candidates, the institutes conduct Group Discussion/ Essay Writing Test and Interviews for final selection.
Scope of Executive MBA in India
Since Executive MBA is targeted towards career progression of senior-level professionals, campus placements are usually not carried out. This goes especially for the part-time EMBA courses where the students are doing their jobs alongside. But in case of full-time EMBA programs, the placements go as high as 90 lpa. Top recruiters like PwC, Flipkart, Amazon, etc. have been hiring executive MBA graduates from IIMs. The average salary offered to EMBA graduates in India is 20 lpa. Further, there is a growing demand for Executive MBA graduates among top recruiters worldwide.

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