Executive MBA

An EMBA, or an Executive Master of Business Administration, is also a two-year program, but it’s aimed at business executives with five years’ managerial experience. The average age of students ranges from 32 to 38 years old. However business rock stars—prodigies, fast-climbers, valuable executives that the company wants to hang onto, and maybe a real-life rock star or two—may not have to put in that much time. EMBA students keep their full-time jobs and typically attend classes on Fridays and the weekends.

EMBA students face faster-paced classes, but they cover the same material. Programs offer fewer electives, and they’re designed so that students take most classes, if not all, with the same classmates. This is great for networking but not so great if you can’t stand working with the others you’re grouped with.

The Scope of Executive MBA (EMBA) Courses in India


The Executive MBA degree is designed for such professionals who are in the middle managerial positions, have an experience of 5-15 years and are seeking a promotion to the upper managerial positions. The potential benefits of these executive courses are huge. The career prospects of such professionals are boosted by completing EMBA.

Executive MBA courses are gradually becoming popular in India because they can be pursued online via distance learning.The admission process of these courses is comparatively less rigorous than that of full-time MBAs.

Ranking from the top to the best executive MBA Colleges in India

 Indian School of Business (ISB)
The first to introduce the concept of EMBA in the nation, ISB has been ranked 33rd in the world in the 2015 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings.


Eligibility for Executive MBA from ISB:
Should have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline from any recognized university
Should possess a minimum of 10 years of full-time work experience as on date of submitting the application

 Indian Institute of Management- Ahmadabad (IIMA)
Like other IIMs, IIM Ahmedabad currently offers diplomas in management, not degrees.

Eligibility for Executive MBA from IIMA:
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline
Minimum age required is 27 years at the start of the programme

 Indian Institute of Management- Calcutta (IIMC)
IIMC chooses candidates on the basis of professional experience, personal interviews, and GMAT score.

Eligibility for Executive MBA from IIMC:
Executives with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline and more than 5 years of post-qualification managerial/professional experience may apply.

 Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore (IIMB)
The admission process at IIM Bangalore is highly personalized as the committee seeks to learn about each candidate’s goals and the potential for success in management.

Eligibility for Executive MBA from IIMB:
7 – 15 years full-time work experience, bachelor’s degree

 Indian Institute of Management- Lucknow (IIML)
Ranked among the top 5 B-schools in India Recognized and as an “Institution of Excellence” by the India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development, IIM L, provides
1 Year, Full Time, Post Graduate Diploma in executive MBA

Eligibility for Executive MBA from IIML:
Minimum of 6 years full-time post-qualification, bachelor’s degree in first class

Xavier School of Management (XLRI)- Jamshedpur
XLRI is one of the very few campuses providing the students the option to pursue multiple courses simultaneously

Eligibility of Executive MBA from XLRI:
Should have a minimum of 5 years managerial work experience, first class in bachelor’s degree

 Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)- Delhi
Affiliated to the University of Delhi, the EMBA programme by FMS is one of the most relaxed and low-cost programmes of its type.

Eligibility for Executive MBA from FMS:
Candidates should have at least three years experience as an executive or an administrator in a commercial, 45% in Bachelors degree

 Indian Institute of Management- Kozhikode (IIMK)
The Executive MBA programme from IIMK is currently offered through an interactive learning (IL) mode from the top-notch EMBA colleges in India using the technology platform of HUGHES Global Education with two-way audio/video real time interaction between faculty & participants.

Eligibility for Executive MBA from IIMK:
5 Years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after acquiring a 50% in graduation

 Indian Institute of Management- Indore (IIMIDR)
Eligibility for Executive MBA from IIMIDR:
Minimum 5 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after graduation and CAT, GMAT scores.

 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)- New Delhi
Reputed to provide excellent placements, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) provides an Executive Post Graduate Diploma with specialization in International Business

Eligibility for Executive MBA from IIFT:
Post Graduation/Engineering or equivalent degree from a recognized University and Minimum 3 years of managerial work experience, the institute conducts group discussions and essay writing before interviews in its selection process.

Categories of EMBA Courses:
The EMBA courses can be categorized into four different types based on their duration:

One Year Executive MBA Program:
This is a very compact program consisting of extremely tight schedule and is designed for those candidates who have an aptitude for learning managerial skills very quickly.

Two year or Three Year Executive MBA Program:
This course may either be full time or a part-time MBA program.

Correspondence Executive MBA Program:
This program is for the professionals who do not want to leave their jobs to pursue a full-time program. This enables the professionals to earn while learning.

Online Executive MBA Program:
Virtual learning has become very popular in India owing to its benefits of saving time and money of the individuals.

Subject-wise Division of the EMBA Course:
The Executive MBA courses can also be divided subject wise as follows:

Human Resources
IT system
Hospitality Management and others.

The students who opt for a course of 2 or 3 years learn general management in their first year, and they cover their specialization paper during the rest of the semesters. The last semester is usually reserved for project work.

Here are some world best Executive MBA Colleges -Who wish to study abroad-

World Best Executive MBA Colleges

Rank University Name City Country
#1 Penn Wharton Philadelphia, San francisco United States
#2 MIT (Sloan) cambridge (MA) United  States
#3 London Business School london United Kingdom
#4 Northwestern (Kellog) Evanston (IL), Miami (FL) United States
#5 Berkeley (said) Barkeley (CA) United  States
#6 Chicago (Boot) Chicago (IL), London, Hong Kong Multi Campus
#7 Columbia New York (NY) United  States
#8 Oxford (said) Oxford United Kingdom
#9 UCLA (Anderson) Los Angeles (CA) United States
#10 Cambridge (Judge) Cambridge United Kingdom

*Information Provided is from multiple sources from internet and till June’18, 2019. This information can not be 100% sure so please check yourself first.

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