|Type||Private business school|
|65 permanent, 104 visiting|
|Campus||Urban, 260 acres (105.2 ha)|
|Affiliations||AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA|
The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a private business school established in India in 2001. It has two campuses, in Hyderabad (Telangana) and Mohali (Punjab). It offers certificates in various post-graduate management programs. ISB became the 100th Triple Accredited business school in the world (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB) upon achieving AMBA accreditation on 12 May 2020.
The Indian School of Business (ISB) was started in 1996 by a group of businessmen and academics. Co-founders Rajat Gupta and Anil Kumar, senior executives of McKinsey & Company, directed teams of McKinsey consultants to start the school. Gupta recruited U.S. business leaders while Kumar recruited Indian leaders for its executive board. Formal partnerships were established with international business schools Wharton and Kellogg. Pramath Sinha, then a junior partner at McKinsey in India, was persuaded to take a leave of absence to be the school's first dean. Rajat Gupta became the school's first chairman and was succeeded by Adi Godrej in 2011. The Government of Andhra Pradesh was pivotal in sanctioning ISB's Hyderabad campus in September 1998. The foundation stone for the campus was laid in 1999 and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2001. The Government of Punjab sanctioned the Mohali Campus in 2010; its foundation stone was laid in September 2010 by Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, and was inaugurated in December 2012 by the then Union Minister of Finance, P. Chidambaram.
Designed by Vikram Lall and established in 2001, the Hyderabad campus is spread across 260 acres (110 ha). It includes the academic centre, a recreation centre, and four student villages each accommodating 130 to 210 students.
The ISB Hyderabad campus is certified by Indian green building council.
The Mohali campus began operations on 14 April 2012, and offers ISB's Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) and additional short-term executive education programs. The campus was designed by Perkins Eastman Architects led by Aaron Schwarz. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. The academic block houses lecture theatres, faculty offices and lounge, the learning resource centre (LRC), and an atrium which can serve as a 500-seat auditorium. The campus also hosts four other research institutes:
- Max Institute of Healthcare Management
- Bharti Institute of Public Policy
- Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing
- Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management
ISB is not accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and has not applied for such accreditation, as it offers a certificate program and not a degree or a diploma. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has ruled that for the purposes of US Visa and Green Cards, the post-graduate PGP certificate awarded by ISB is not equivalent to a Master of Business Administration degree, unlike similarly named certificates awarded by the Indian Institutes of Management.
ISB is the academic partner for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Certificate programme in India which provides management education to "under-served women".
Young Leaders' Programme
The Young Leaders' Programme (YLP) select undergraduate students for mentoring over a period of two years while they work. These individuals are also awarded a scholarship of ₹100,000 (approx. US$2000) during the course of the programme. Mentored students can join ISB following successful completion of the work-mentorship programme. 45 undergraduate students were selected for when the programme began in 2011.
YLP at Hyderabad includes integrated budgetary system (IBS), integrated financing system (IFS), management information service (MIS) marketing, and management control system (MCS).
Management Programme in Public Policy
The Management Programme in Public Policy (MPPP) began in 2015 and was developed by the Bharti Institute of Public Policy in consultation with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The programme is oriented towards mid-career professionals, examining public policy perspectives on a wide range of economic and management subjects. The first class of students were drawn from government, public sector and civil society organisations.
ISB Policy Conclave
Every year ISB Organizing Policy Conclave Program, This Policy Conclaveis a policy summit that brings together luminaries from the public sector, private sector and the civil society along with the brightest minds at ISB to discuss policy issues. The idea is to focus on shaping the dialogue, setting the narrative and focusing agenda on issues that really matter for the India beyond 2020.
ISBInsight (stylized ISBInsight) is the biannual research periodical of ISB, featuring articles based on management research from Indian and emerging markets. It presents research across management areas such as strategy, marketing, information technology, accounting, behavioural studies, finance, economics and public policy. It also publishes interviews with leaders and decision makers from industry, academia, government and non-governmental organisations.
|Business – international|
|QS (MBA) (2020)||98|
|QS (MBA-Asia) (2020)||12|
|Financial Times (MBA) (2020)||28|
Worldwide, the Financial Times has ranked ISB No. 28 in its Global MBA Ranking 2020. and was ranked 23 in 2021.  The QS Global 250 MBA Rankings 2020 ranked ISB at No. 98 worldwide and No. 12 in Asia. ISB has secured the 7th position globally in the Forbes Best Business Schools 2019 rankings
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