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Executive MBA (Executive MBA)

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 25 Nov, 2020

Average Duration
1 years-18 months
Average Fee
15 K-18 L INR annual

About Executive MBA

Executive MBA is one of the most popular management among working professionals. Also known as E-MBA or PGPEx, an Executive MBA is a postgraduate management course which has been designed especially for candidates who are working and aspire to get a degree in management. The duration of an Executive MBA course is usually two some institutes also cover the course in one year. The course of Executive MBA has been designed in order to provide relevant management education to those professionals who have been working for a few years and are aiming to move management positions at the mid level or senior level.

The aim of an Executive MBA is to offer the best quality of management education to the working class by the advancement of knowledge in disciplines that are related to business. Apart from building a solid foundation of all the functional areas of trade and business in terms of technological, global, as well as entrepreneurial perspectives students, the of Executive MBA also develops the temper of corporate professionalism in them. Students are and trained about the market and industry through projects and subjects that are aligned strictly with the corporate world and its demands. Executive MBA builds financial intelligence among all the students who are enrolled for the course.

Candidates are equipped with proper knowledge that is meant exclusively for upgrading their managerial skills in their field and enhancing their understanding of corporate and management. The enrolled students of Executive MBA are trained to adapt to the rapidly altering business environment while staying relevant and updated with respect to the job market and its demands. The syllabus of is not different from that of a regular MBA by a huge margin. However, both of these courses satisfy the requirements of different people with different needs and agendas.  

The popularity of Executive MBA has increased significantly over the years. Graduates prefer to get some work experience before delving into the management studies so as to get some understanding of the job market as well as for a competitive edge. Almost all the top business schools in India offer the course of Executive MBA to the candidates who are interested.

Executive MBA Highlights

Some basic details of the course of Executive MBA are provided in the table below.




Generally Two Years

Course Fee

Rs. 8,00,000 - Rs. 25,00,000

Average Starting Salary

Rs. 10 - 80 lakhs per annum

Exam Type

Semester Wise

Minimum Qualification


Minimum Marks

Depends on the institute

Selection Process

Entrance Exam, Personal Interview, Academic Record

Exams Accepted


Executive MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates must have completed their education until the graduation level.
  • Students of all streams and disciplines are eligible for .
  • In order to get into one of the best business schools, the candidate must have a good academic record.
  • It is mandatory for the aspirant to have appeared for any competitive management entrance exam that is considered for admission to at the college which he/ she is . The exam must have been taken in the same year in which the candidate is seeking admission.
  • Candidates must qualify the eligibility criteria set individually by each institute at which they are applying.
  • The total years of work experience of the candidate must be more than the minimum bar declared by the college.

Executive MBA Admission Process

  • Candidates are selected for the course of Executive MBA at various colleges after being assessed in several rounds.
  • The initial shortlisting of applicants is done on the basis of their score in the entrance exam as well as their academic record. The entire profile of the applicant is assessed by the selection authorities.
  • The shortlisted candidates have to appear for rounds of Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) that are held by the respective colleges. Some institutes do not have a GD round and directly interview the candidates.
  • The work experience of the applicant is also considered during his/ her selection for the Executive MBA at any college.
  • Candidates are selected finally on the basis of their performance in all these rounds.

Executive MBA Entrance Exams

A list of the most popular management entrance exams that are considered for Executive MBA admissions is given below. The candidates must check the exam accepted by the college in which they seek admission and the take that entrance test.

Executive MBA Fee

The total course fee for a degree of Executive MBA lies in the range of Rs. 8 lakhs to Rs. 25 . The fee structure of Executive MBA varies from college to college. It must be noted that the duration of the course also contributes to its fee structure.

Executive MBA Colleges in India

There are many executive MBA colleges in India. Some of them are BML Munjal University, Gurgaon and VELS University, Chennai. Candidates who are interested in admission to any of these colleges may fill our Common Application Form

Executive MBA Syllabus

First Year:

Legal Aspects of Business

Managerial Economics

Strategic Management

Macroeconomics for Managers

Research Methodology

Product Management

Business Statistics

International Finance



Financial Accounting

International Marketing

Financial Risk Management

Cost Accounting

Project Management

Leadership and Capacity Building

Essentials of Marketing Management

Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Operations Management

Second Year:

Management of Diverse Work Force

IT for Managers 1

IT for Managers 2

Training and Development

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions

Strategic Human Resource Management

Mergers and Acquisition

Brand Management

Advanced Supply Chain Management

Marketing Strategy

International Human Resource Management

Project Work

Business Analytics


Customer Relationship Management

Corporate Governance and Ethics

Management Information System

International Business and Global Strategies


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Executive MBA Career Options and Job Prospects

One of the most common reasons as to why so many candidates opt for the of is that it provides them with a plethora of job profiles. The salary offered to Executive MBA graduates is also quite lucrative and the course gives an overall boost to the career of the candidate. Jobs of management roles are widespread among all sectors and industries, therefore, graduates of Executive MBA do not face any trouble in landing at a good job position. Some of the most popular roles and positions for which students of Executive MBA are recruited are given below.

Questions Related to Executive MBA Course

Does MDI offer part-time MBA? And what are the placement prospects

-Shiromani Raj PathakUpdated on September 07, 2020 07:45 AM
  • 3 Answers
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

Management Development Institute (MDI) offers Executive MBA which is part-time as the classes are held three days every ...


What is the admission criteria for "General Management for Executives" at IIM Udaipur?

-AnonymousUpdated on August 11, 2020 03:40 PM
  • 1 Answer
Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

IIM Udaipur offers an Executive MBA in Global Supply Chain Management. To apply for the same, you need ...


Does SIMS Pune offer Part time MBA courses?

-RaviUpdated on July 20, 2020 08:51 AM
  • 1 Answer
Yash Dhamija, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune offers an Executive MBA program in Marketing, Finance, Operations, HR and IT ...


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FAQs about Executive MBA

I want admission in Executive MBA. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Delhi University Science , Delhi University Arts , Delhi University Science , Delhi University Science , Delhi University Arts are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Executive MBA courses.

What are the top colleges offering Executive MBA courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Management courses : Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (New Delhi) , K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (Mumbai) , National Institute of Industrial Engineering (Mumbai) , Department of Management Studies - IITR (Roorkee) , Shailesh J Mehta School of Management (Mumbai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Executive MBA or not.

What is the average fee for the course Executive MBA ?

The average fee for Executive MBA is INR 14,00,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Executive MBA ?

Some of the popular specializations for P.G.P.Ex. (Post Graduate Programme for Executives) are : Executive Management , Accounting , Operations , Management , Marketing.

What is the duration of the course Executive MBA ?

Executive MBA is a 2 year course.

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