Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad


College: Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad

Location: Hyderabad

Year Established: 2001

Exam: GMAT

Summary: Indian School of Business (ISB), a private business school in India with campuses at Hyderabad and Mohali, is a non-profit organization. The school was founded by two senior executives of McKinsey & Company and is governed by a board comprising both Indian and non-Indian businessmen. ISB has been ranked 29th in the world in the 2016 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. It is the first business school in Indian subcontinent to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. However, ISB is not accredited by the Indian statutory body, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It has chosen not to apply for accreditation by AICTE as it offers neither a diploma nor a degree. In 2008, ISB became the youngest institution to find a place in global MBA rankings when it was ranked 20.

Courses at ISB

Course Duration Degree Awarded
Post-Graduate Programme in Management 1 year PGP
Post-Graduate Programme in Management for senior executives 15 months (PGPMAX)
ISB Biocon Certificate Programme for Business Analytics 1 year (CBA)
Management Programme for Family Business 1 year (MFAB)
Centre for Executive Education 1 year (CEE)
Fellow Programme in Management 4-5 years (FPM)
Young Leaders’ Programme 2 years (YLP)
Management Programme in Public Policy 1 year (MPPP)

ISB Admission Procedure

The ISB welcomes students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. To be eligible for admission to ISB you need to have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.


The application keenly evaluates your ability to cope with the rigour of the programme through your past academic performance and your performance in the GMAT/GRE exam. We consider the 12th standard grades, graduation grades, post graduation and certification scores wherever applicable along with the overall GMAT/GRE score. However, no “cut off” criteria are applied to either the academic credentials or the GMAT/GRE score.