Best 20 Institutes for Executive MBA

In 1943, during the time of World War II, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business launched a management program, which the world had never seen. An early brochure of the program noted: "The present national emergency has created an unprecedented demand for trained men – trained not only as engineers and mechanics but as administrators, supervisors and analysts. The task of war is one of co-ordination of men and the materials in the work of industrial production; it is problem of management. Such training requires the special facilities of well-equipped and well-staffed institutions to give this of instructions. The need is urgent." It was the beginning of world's first Executive MBA programs. Since then, Executive MBA programs offered by universities across the globe are on high demand for the working professionals who are looking for fast track growth in their career. However, the wide adaption of this program with different delivery models and the inappropriate use of the term 'Executive' for some of the regular MBA programs have created many confusions among the aspirants. 

In India, asking aspirants about how 'Executive MBA' differs from 'MBA for Executives' will most likely end up into a confusing discussion. It is due to the usage of the word 'Executive' in several management courses that have been offered by our IIM clan. Yet, many aspirants believe that the name 'Executive MBA' is just a marketing gimmick to promote MBA programs. In reality, EMBA and traditional MBA are fundamentally different. While, traditional MBAs are designed for candidates at an early stage in their career with minimum work experience ranging from 0-3 years, Executive MBAs are structured programs best suited for candidates with a substantial amount of work experience, often including prior management responsibilities. As there are many more aspects to differentiate EMBA from traditional MBA, it is important to pick the right program based on quality, variety and relevance for an upward movement in the career ladder. Understanding the necessity to find best EMBA programs in the country, in this issue of Higher Education Review Magazine, we have listed India's best 20 EMBA providers excluding IIMs. In the next few pages, we have listed the names of India's Best 20 Institutes for Executive MBA and we have created snapshots of some of them for a quick understanding and comparison for our readers to choose their best. We sincerely hope that our efforts will help all those professionals who are looking for something challenging and new to add in their profiles. 

Best 20 Institutes for Executive MBA




Faculty of Management Studies New Delhi, Delhi FMS Delhi is one of the few management institutions that encourages it students to take part in research activities in the field of management studies.
Goa Institute of Management Sattari Goa Institute of Management has setup a variety of innovative centers of excellence that cater to various aspects of management education such as Research; Social Sensitivity and Action; Innovation, Creativity and Design Thinking, and Entrepreneurship Development
Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai Great Lakes Institute of Management is accredited by the Association of MBAS, (AMBA) London.
IFIM Business School Bangalore IFIM Business School was started with a sole purpose to be a career accelerator which was specially designed for working professionals who have to attend weekend classes
Inst. for Financial Management and Research Chennai, Tamil Nadu IFMR has so far trained over 15,000 middle and senior managers from government, private, and public sectors in India as well as abroad
Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad At IPE, students become a part of the exclusive community known for leadership, growth, entrepreneurship, a commitment to sustainability, social impact and business.
International Management Institute Delhi IMI started EPGDM program in 1984 for experienced middle level managers who wish to take up leadership roles in the industry or have been identified by their organizations for such roles
ITM - Executive Education Centre Mumbai, Maharashtra As part of Imperial College London, a global leader in science and technology, we drive business advantage through the fusion of business and technology and an entrepreneurial mindset.
K. J. Somaiya inst. of Mgmt.Studies & research Mumbai, Maharashtra K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (popularly known by the students, faculty, and alumni as SIMSR) lays great emphasis on holistic development of students. The Institute provides a range of opportunities outside the classroom as well - be it industry interaction, cultural activities, sports competitions, entrepreneurial pursuits, socially relevant activities, consultancy for small and medium enterprises.
Lal Bahadur Shastri institute of Management Dwarka, Delhi Established by the Lal Bahadur Shastri Educational Society in 1995, it has emerged as one of the top business schools in the country.
Management Development Institute Gurgaon, HR MDI is one of the top B-Schools of the country. The institute integrates knowledge, research, industry experience and international exposure to offer comprehensive management programmes. MDI has the distinction of being the first internationally accredited Indian B-School.
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Inst. of Management Mumbai, Maharashtra Established in 1977, S.P. Mandali's Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) works under the aegis of S.P Mandali Trust, one of the oldest trust in the space of education.
S. P. Jain inst. of Management and research Mumbai, Maharashtra A leading school of management in the heart of India’s financial centre of Mumbai. Inaugurated in 1981 by the then British Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher, and have grown over the years to be recognised as one of the top 10 business schools of India.
Symbiosis inst. of Business Management Pune, Maharashtra Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune is Constituent of SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL (DEEMED UNIVERSITY). SIBM Pune is a premier B-School of India recognized for its excellence in academics, high quality management programme and its valuable contributions to industry, society and students.
T.A. Pai Management institute Manipal, Karnataka The student city of Manipal, Karnataka plays host to the T.A. Pai Management Institute, fondly known as TAPMI. With academic rigour and experiential learning at its core, TAPMI’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programs are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) since its constitution.
Xavier institute of Management Bhubaneswar, OR XIME, its staff and the students salute their vision and commitment in bringing up the institution from its modest origins, to what is a today a model school for India's rising youth and a force to reckon with on the B school map of India.
Xavier Labour Relations Institute Jamshedpur, JH With a passion for academic excellence, XLRI offers full-time Management programs in addition to part-time and virtual interactive learning courses.