Top Executive MBA colleges in India 2019 | Eligibility and Fee Structure

EMBA commonly known as Executive MBA degree is designed for people working in middle level managerial positions and are looking forward to take a position in the top management.

In India, EMBA is confusingly used for one year MBA programmes. Though both the courses help the aspirants to grab a top management job there is a lots of difference between the both.

Below table will make you understand the difference between EMBA and one year MBA programmes –

Executive MBA/EMBA One Year MBA for Executives
Full Time No Yes
Can be pursued from anywhere

Yes. Candidates can pursue this course from anywhere. Only for 15 or 30 days they have to attend the college.

No. One has to attend regular classes.

Duration 15 months or longer 12-15 months
Minimum Work Ex Required 10+ years 5 Years for IIMs, 2 Years for ISB/Great Lakes
Admission Profile based. GMAT generally not required GMAT/GRE is required. And admission process is rigorous
Fees High than two years regular MBA programmes High than regular 2 years MBA programme
Placement Assistance No Yes

There are very few colleges in India which provide EMBA but many colleges including the IIMs provide one year MBA programme for working professional.

Colleges offering EMBA courses in India

Name of the college Course Name Course Duration Eligibility Fees in INR
ISB PGPMAX 15 Months

– bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline from any recognized university

– minimum of 10 years of full-time work experience

38.48 lakhs
Great Lakes PGXPM 20 months 8.50 lakhs
IIT Delhi MBA in Technology Management Three years

1. First class degree or equivalent Bachelor’s degree in any branch of Engineering / Technology; Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics); Bachelor’s degree in Statics, Operation Research, Computer Application, Economics, Commerce and CA/ICWAI

2. – Minimum 60% marks or 6.00 CGPA on a 10-point scale or equivalent.

– 2 years of post-qualifying degree work experience

9.90 Lakhs
FMS, Delhi MBA Executive & MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) 2 years

-3 years’ bachelor’s degree

-minimum 5 years of executive or administration work experience


Well, candidates don’t need to worry because there are number of top B schools including the IIMs offering one year MBA programmes in India. To pursue these one year MBA programmes candidates will have to leave their jobs and complete the course. But, most of the college offering one year MBA programmes provide placements so candidates need not to worry about the Jobs. 

Colleges offering one year MBA programmes in India 

Below is the list of top 10 colleges which provide one year MBA programmes in India. 

Institution Name of course Duration Minimum Work Experience Required Fees in INR
IIM Ahmedabad PGPX 12 Months 4 years 25 lakhs
IIM Bangalore EPGP 12 Months 5 years 25.89 lakhs
IIM Calcutta PGPEX 12 Months 5 Years 22 lakhs
IIM Indore EPGP 12 Months 5 Years 20 lakhs
IIM Lucknow IPMX 12 Months 5 Years 23.50 lakhs
IBS Hyderabad PGP 12 Months 2 Years 34.63 Lakhs
SPJIMR Mumbai PGPM 15 Months 5 Years 18.94 Lakhs
XLRI Jamshedpur PGDM (GM) 15 Months 5 Years 20 lakhs
MDI Gurgaon NMP 12 Months 5 years 15.35 Lakhs
Great Lakes Chennai, Gurgaon  PGPM 12 Months 2 Years 18.94 lakhs

Benefits of EMBA/One year MBA courses:

Learning new skills 

These courses are designed for working professionals with a certain level of experience. Doing these courses will enhance their skills and knowledge and prepare them for handling top management positions.

High Salary Package

After doing EMBA or one year MBA course candidates have chance to explore high paying top executive positions. In one year MBA programmes placements are provided by the college itself.

A much needed push to Stagnating Career

EMBA or one year MBA programmes can give a push to stagnating career. It equips candidate with necessary knowledge and skills which in turn boosts the confidence of the candidate. 

Enter new ventures 

The EMBA courses coupled with the work experience of the candidates can enable him to start his new venture on his own. The degree enhances his strategic skills so that candidate can take the right decision while investing his money.

1 comment
  1. @yogeshjindal86
    Hi, How do I connect with you in case I have any query with respect to pursuing one year full time MBA for Execuives after quitting govt job??
    July 2019