MBA programs have come in various formats over time. In addition to the full-time MBA, there's also the part-time MBA, executive MBA, dual MBA, distance learning MBA and so on. MBA applicants often get confused about these myriad options. Seeing the rising demand around the world for an Executive MBA program, the Indian institutes that were providing the students with MBA programs, decided they needed to also cater to the needs of the working professionals at their convenience. While the Indian Institutes of Management were the first ones to offer such courses, the private institutes such as SP Jain, XLRI, TAPMI, FMS, Symbiosis and others followed them. Over the years, the institutes have started increasing the quality to reach global standards with students who have a minimum of two to five years of work experience.
In this issue, we have decided to guide the professional executives by presenting them with the 'Top 20 B-Schools for Executive MBA in India' survey. All the data collected in the survey has been viewed by several renowned and experienced business leaders from the industry, educationalists, HR recruiters and the HER Editorial team. We have ensured that each parameter is assigned a score based on their importance and the cumulative score for all parameters will give an overall data score.
The most important factor which was used in ranking the B-Schools was the value of academic excellence each provide. Under the academic excellence, we have ensured to look at the curriculum, pedagogy, faculty members and the grading system that the institution provides. While these professionals attend classes on the weekend, we have rated the infrastructure that these institutions have setup which enhances their learning experience. Facilities such as Libraries, Classrooms, Group Discussion Rooms, Wifi, Projectors and others have been taken into consideration while providing the institution a score. Apart from the academic excellence and infrastructure, we have rated the Student's Feedback which has been a major deciding factor for a majority of the professionals hoping to sign up for the course. Under this heading, we have asked students a variety of questions such as the quality of the course, content, what to improve and others. By analyzing these points we have graded each institute out of 500 points.
Our objective is to arm professionals with extensive information that will facilitate their quest to identify the best institute to pursue Executive MBA program which will enhance their ability to move up the corporate ladder.