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Executive MBA

What is Executive MBA?

Are you a Professional working in any business field and can’t afford to join regular courses due to the tight schedule at work? But you are keen to learn the art and craft of management and other related skills to enhance your role in the company? And you want to do this without consuming much of your valuable time.

In that case, an Executive MBA in your preferred specialization should be your best choice. It gives you an opportunity to utilize your managerial experience or professional expertise to reduce the course duration. The working professionals could learn all the fine points of management plus the subjects peculiar to their preferred specialization. Through this, they can also save much of their time.

There are many colleges or management education institutes that offer Executive MBA across the country. Among the top of them, the famous Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) offer a variety of executive-level programs which are residential, full-time, or part-time Executive MBA. These program have been developed in such a way that the aspirants are most likely to be highly benefited both in knowledge and in skills. This further helps them in achieving the top management positions. Read how MBA is a perfect way to change your life.

Eligibility Criteria?

Executive MBA aspirants must be graduates or postgraduates from a recognized university, just like in other MBA programs. Apart from these qualifications, he should have a minimum of 2-10 years of work experience. Whereas, those who want to pursue Executive MBA from IIM should have minimum 50 percent aggregate marks in their respective graduation courses and a valid GMAT/CAT score as well.

IIM Executive MBA Eligibility:

A Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent degree from a recognized university is required. Additionally, At least 5 years of Managerial / Professional Experience (changes as per the program) is mandatory. A valid Common Admission Test (CAT), Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) or Executive Management Aptitude Test (EMAT) score is also required.

Admission Process

The admission process for Executive MBA courses is the same as any other aspirant for MBA needs to follow while applying for full time, online or dual MBA. The first step is a Common Entrance Test, which is followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Admission Process (Entrance Examination)

In Common Entrance Tests an aspirant would be tested in Data Analysis/Interpretation, Analytical/Logical/Critical Reasoning, Quantitative/Mathematical Skills, Language Comprehension/ Verbal Skills and General Awareness.

Common Admission Test (CAT):

Aspirants need to clear Common Admission Test with a decent score if they want to secure their seats. IIM Indore accepts CAT scores of the Executive MBA aspirants.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT):

GMAT scores are the route to admission into IIM Ahmedabad, XLRI Jamshedpur, IIM Bangalore, ISB Hyderabad & Mohali, IIFT Delhi & Kolkata, Dept. of Management BITS Pilani and other top B-schools.

Group Discussion & Personal Interview

GD and PI are the essential steps of admission process of all the MBA colleges across India. Here Executive MBA aspirants have to prove their communication skills, group behavior, assertiveness, creativity, self-confidence, reasoning ability and initiative through the Group Discussion round. This GD acts as a doorway to the Personal Interview. Apart from testing analytical abilities, the interviewers keep a close eye on the personal goals of aspirants, their level of self-awareness and academic objectives, work experience in the interview round.

Some of the most renowned Institutes that offer executive MBA programs-

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad)


Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

IIM Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore


Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Executive Masters of Business Administration

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru


Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management)

Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA)

Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Executive Master of Business Administration

Amity University, Gurgaon


MBA – Executive ( Full Time)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management


Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management(PGDBM)

Master of Business Administration (Operations Management)

Two Things You Should Consider Before Choosing an Executive MBA Program

Consider the Schedule of Your Program-

You will seriously have to consider the time you have between sessions. This time will be utilized to complete assignments without getting stressed out. Your job and personal life are two things which must be accommodated by the program you choose.

Be prepared for unexpected changes-

Apart from gaining technical business skills, this program should open you to new opportunities and uncover talents and interests you did not know you had. This can be a very exciting and rewarding process as well. But it is also disruptive sometimes. Many aspirants are seen going into the program with some pre-planned aim but on the completion of the program their aim evolves to be something different then they had thought before. Your decisions, attitude, and motivations may not remain the same when you graduate.


The Executive MBA can instill very new skills in you. You will meet new colleagues and friends who may lead you to unknown yet benefiting destinations. It will open new career doors for you, but only if you are brave-hearted and can fulfill a long-term commitment.

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