Executive MBA courses, also known as EMBA courses that are offered by IIMs are popular and also quite competitive. In fact the admission process is quite similar to that of other MBA courses being offered by the institutes thereby making competition even tougher. Compared to the regular courses, these EMBA courses also are exclusively designed for working professionals and also considered to be niche programs that give emphasis on improving their managerial skills.
Amongst various executive MBA programs at IIMs, few programs are residential as well as non-residential. Compared to non-residential programs residential courses are comparatively higher and also need to take changes the usual working schedule or even take breaks from office. Besides students who get enrolled for EMBA programs through distance learning mode have to attend special classes or virtual learning sessions that are usually held on weekends or on other holidays. As a result students who are also working in office find no difficulty in attending these special classes.
For admission to EMBA courses at IIMs eligible candidates have to spear for CAT or Common Admission Test, conducted by IIMs on yearly basis. Otherwise GMAT scores are also valid for admission. Once a candidate qualifies this examination, qualifying candidate needs to take up group discussion session and also individual interview round. However GD round has been substituted by another difficult written examination like 'common analysis test' that would help in evaluating communication skill as well as his comprehension capacity and few more.
Different EMBA courses at IIMS:
Formed in 1973, this prestigious institute offers EPGP or Executive Post Graduate Program in Management which has earned reputation as one of the best Executive MBA courses in India. It is 1 year full time course that is specially designed for middle level executives who also are aspiring to improve leadership qualities. In other words this program has included global academic internship in different emerging industrial sector.
Candidate must pass his graduation examination with good scores and also require at least 7 years work experience on full time basis. Also GMAT scores are also considered.
This renowned Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta offers PGPEX or Post graduate program for Executive that was introduced in 2006. With the mission of grooming executives for leadership position in different international organizations, this institute recruits students from India and also from abroad. Selection is done on educational background, job experience, GMAT scores, individual interview and recommendation letters from 2 referees who hold senior position in management discipline.
For executives as well as other working professionals, this popular institute provides one year PGPX program or 'post graduate program in management for executives'. This full time program emphasizes on various aspects of general management. Even executives of different nationalities are eligible to take up this course. Selection of candidates is made on the basis of GMAT scores, individual interview session and also leadership skills.
In addition IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore and also IIM Kozhikode also provides excellent executive MBA programs for working executives and allow them to improve their leadership qualities.