Indian School of Business or ISB as it is commonly known is becoming one of the choicest B-schools for students who aspire to do a top quality MBA but might not be able to afford a foreign MBA or want to stay in India. Based in Hyderabad, India this school is attracting thousands of Indian applicants every year because of its top quality one-year program and outstanding placements. ISB’s partner schools include Kellogg, Wharton and London Business School and its faculty comes from some of the world’s leading management institutions. Their International Student Exchange Programme gives students the opportunity to study for two terms at other leading business schools. The ISB has partnerships with 26 leading schools from the USA, France, South Africa, Israel, Germany, China, Pakistan and the UK for exchange programmes. Visiting students add to the diversity and richness of the peer learning experience on campus. Over the past year, 23 students of 9 nationalities have visited the ISB as exchange students. ISB also has excellent placements from the leading companies almost all over the world.
ISB is one of the few MBA schools in India which accepts the GMAT as entrance criteria. Along with a good GMAT score (The average score of successful applicants to ISB was close to 700), one needs to have an impressive application with insightful essays, strong recommendations, at least 2 to 3 years of work experience, interesting hobbies and good academics. The applicants are then short listed for an interview before the final admission offer is made. Any student with a graduate degree from India is eligible to apply.