Best One Year MBA Programmes in India

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September 20, 2019

The best One Year MBA Program in India is offered not by only one MBA college but more than 50 leading B-schools including ISB Hyderabad, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, XLRI Jamshedpur, SPJIMR Mumbai among others offer best one year MBA leading to career growth. According to latest data sourced by MBAUniverse.com from IIMs and other top one year MBA programs in India, the best One Year MBA program in India are EPGP by IIM Bangalore and PGPX by IIM Ahmedabad. PGP by ISB is also one of the top One Year MBA Programs in India. 

 

List of the best One Year MBA Programs in India by MBAUniverse.com is below. This list of best one year MBA programs is based on 4 key factors: 1) One year MBA Rankings for the programme and the overall one year MBA colleges Ranking in India 2) Placements of 1 year MBA Program, 3) Quality of Participants (GMAT Score and Average Work Ex), and 4) One year MBA Fee. 

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SOIL Institute of Management ONE Year PGPM  
16.20 Lacs Highest CTC | 9.37 Lacs Average CTC
Exam Scores Accepted: CAT/XAT/NMAT/GMAT

Great Lakes Institute of Management 
100% Placements record | 29 LPA Highest CTC
Exam Scores Accepted: CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT

 

SPJIMR Mumbai, XLRI Jamshedpur and MDI are non-IIM B-schools that offer one of the best one year MBA programs in India.

 

Often Executive MBA is confused with One year MBA. In fact, both are different and their eligibility criteria are also different. Executive MBA in India

 

Top One-year MBA Programs in India
The list of Best One Year MBA Colleges in India include the 10 top one year MBA colleges in India. If we go by one year MBA colleges ranking in India, IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad among others top one year MBA colleges in India offer best one year MBA as per the one year MBA rankings. A list of best one year MBA colleges in India is given below:

 

One year MBA Rankings
Top One Year MBA Colleges in India    
One Year MBA Programme Name
1 Year MBA Programme Fee
1 Year MBA Average Placement
Average GMAT Score
1.
Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
2589000
2346000
699
2.
Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)
2500000
2884111
702
3.
Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
3463240
2509000
709
4.
Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEx)
2700000
2452000
685
5.
Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
1960000
1726500
660
6.
PGDM (General Management)
2000000
1754000
640
7.
Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
2000000
2000000
650
8.
National management Programme (NMP)
1535000
-
660
9.
International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX)
2350000
-
672
10.
Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
1894000
1310000
670
11.
Post Graduate Program in Business Leadership
1503226
950000
 

Apart from the above Top 11 B-schools, other top One year MBA programs in India are:

  • IIM Udaipur - Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (PGPX)
  • IMT Ghaziabad - Postgraduate Programme In Business Management Executive (PGDM Ex)
  • IMI New Delhi - Executive Post Graduate Program (Executive PGDM)
  • XIMB - EXECUTIVE MBA-BM
  • IRMA Anand - Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural)
  • KJSIMSR - PGDM Executive
  • FORE – Executive PGDM (PGPX)
  • LBSIM - PGDM Executive
  • BIMTECH – PGDM Executive
  • SDMIMD Mysore:  Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)
  • IPE Hyderabad - Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management

One Year MBA Rankings in India
Unlike Rankings for 2-year MBA programs, One year MBA Ranking in India of Indian MBA Programs is not very comprehensive. Only a few reputed publications like Financial Times London and Outlook award one year MBA Rankings in India. Below are 1 year MBA ranking in India 2019 published by these publications:

 

Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2019: 4 One Year MBA Programs ranked from India

1 Year MBA Rankings 2019
Names of Best One year MBA Colleges by FT Ranking in India
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33
47
49

Source: FT.com

Forbes Best International MBA Rankings 2019 for one year MBA: 2 One Year MBA Programs ranked from India
Two B-schools from India have been ranked among the top B-schools in the Forbes Best International MBA Rankings 2019 for one year MBA announced on September 17, 2019. After making the comprehensive survey, 17 Business schools from across the world were included in the Forbes Best International MBA Rankings 2019 for one year MBA  and among them following two B-schools have been ranked:
Rank #
B-School from India
7
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
12
S P Jain School of Global Management, Campuses in Dubai, Singapore and Sydney
 
Source: Forbes Best International MBA Rankings 2019 for one year MBA  Read more

 

It is important to note that FT Global MBA Rankings rank IIM Bangalore’s EPGP, IIM Ahmedabad’s PGPX and IIM Calcutta’s PGPEX program, and NOT their 2-year programs. This is because FT Rankings require compulsory prior work-experience for any program to be ranked in their MBA rankings. While IIMs One Year MBA Programs require compulsory work-experience, it is not a necessary condition for admission to 2 year MBA/PGPM programs.  

 

Outlook One Year MBA Rankings for Indian B-schools
Outlook, a leading current affairs magazine, has published its one year MBA Rankings 2018 on September 26, 2018. The Rankings have awarded higher weightage to perception by awarding more than 50% marks out of 1000 to Selection process, Institute Profile, Academic Excellence and Personality Development. 

One year MBA Ranking
Names of Top One year MBA Colleges by Outlook Ranking in India
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3
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5
6
7
8
9
10

Best One Year MBA Colleges in India
Going by the one year MBA colleges Ranking in India, as discussed above, the top one year MBA programs in India are:

 

ISB Hyderabad PGP: One Year MBA Ranking in India #1
FT Global Rankings have placed ISB Hyderabad PGP at 24th Rank among Global B-schools. It is the highest one year MBA ranking in India awarded to ISB and makes it the top one year MBA college in India.  

  

Admission to ISB Hyderabad PGP requires 24+ months of full time work experience with a valid GMAT/GRE score. The average GMAT score of the batch is 709.

 

IIM Bangalore EPGP: One Year MBA Ranking in India #2
FT Global Rankings have placed IIM Bangalore EPGP as the second best one year MBA in India. The Global one year MBA Ranking for EPGP is 33 which comes at the second place in the one year MBA Ranking in India awarded to top one year MBA programmes.

 

IIM Bangalore one year MBA has a batch strength of 80 executives, with 18 female participants. The average age of the batch is 30 Years. The batch has an average work experience of 7.5 Years. EPGP admits candidates only through GMAT Score. The average GMAT score is 699.

 

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX: One Year MBA Ranking in India #3
FT Global Rankings have placed IIM Ahmedabad PGPX at 47th position among the top one year MBA programs among global B-schools. It comes 3rd in terms of One year MBA ranking in India.

 

PGPX at IIM Ahmedabad is the residential full time one year MBA offered to the candidates with a minimum of 4 years of work experience. A total of 140 students, with 32 female participants, have been admitted to the IIM Ahmedabad PGPX 2019-20 batch. The average age of the IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA 2019-20 batch is 32 Years. The PGPX batch at IIMA has average work experience of 8.9 Years. IIMA PGPX Admission Process is through GMAT and GRE Score. The average GMAT score is 702 while average GRE score is 320 for the students admitted to One Year MBA at IIM Ahmedabad.

 

IIM Calcutta PGPEX: One Year MBA Ranking in India #4
FT Global Rankings have placed IIM Calcutta PGPEX as the 4th best one year MBA in India. The Global one year MBA Ranking for PGPEX is 49 which comes at the 4th place in the one year MBA Ranking in India awarded to top one year MBA programmes.

 

PGPEX is IIM Calcutta one year MBA program. IIM Calcutta offers Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX) which is IIM Calcutta's One Year Full Time Residential MBA Programme meant for Executives with more than five years of professional experience.