The Indian School of Business (ISB) is founded on the basis of the need of a world-class business school in Asia. They felt the need to cater to and channel the leadership needs of the emerging Asian economies. Founded in 2001, ISB not only takes into account, the understanding of developing economies on a national level, but on a global perspective. They are committed on creating leaders through its innovative programs, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. ISB recognizes itself as a not-for-profit organization, as the institution is entirely funded by private corporations, foundations and individuals from around the world who believe in its vision.

ISB programmes provide students with a strong exposure to global best practices while being firmly embedded in an emerging markets context; the locale of the institution also contributes to this aspect. They have two campuses, in the south of the subcontinent at Hyderabad and one in the north of Mohali. This provides the students an opportunity to capitalize on the new opportunities in the global economy. ISB aims to manage business in fast-evolving environments with a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, the impact of technology on commerce, and the emerging markets, programmes. A research-oriented faculty network, global curriculum, high level of corporate input through guest lectures and workshops, innovative pedagogical methods enable students to be on their edge at every point of time. This school also has visiting faculties from Wharton, Kellogg, London Business School, Cornell, Chicago, Duke, and UCLA teaching at the ISB.

The School offers equivalent MBA programmes as following:

  1. one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP),
  2.  Short- duration executive Education programmes concerning  middle and senior management (CEE)
  3. A part-time Post Graduate Programme in Management concerning  Senior Executives (PGPMAX)
  4. A five year Fellow Programme in Management (doctoral-equivalent)  (FPM)
  5. A masters level programme concerning the field of family business scions.

Along with the long-duration programmes, they also provide:

  1. short duration courses, termed as: Open Programmes and Custom Programmes (Executive Education)
  2. Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
  3. Technology Entrepreneurship Programmes

Every year they accept 900 Students. They even have facility to accommodate students on campus and a practice that the school encourages as it serves the purpose of building the team spirit. Most of the students come with international graduate degrees in various fields and global work experience, bringing a unique flavour to the campus.

ISB ranked 24th position in the Financial Times global MBA ranking in 2019. According to financial Times' 2019 jobs report, the school set a new record for job offers while also reporting a huge jump-124%- in pot-degree salary. Around 884 graduates received 1309 job offers in 2019, raised by 15% in one year. It is the highest ranked business schools, with a three-month employment rate of 98%.

The course structure of the programme is as such. The students undergo a three-day Leadership Development Program (LEAD). The five core subjects include Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Operations and IT Management in first four terms. And in the last four terms students can opt electives of their choice.

The procedure to apply for the School includes an online process of online application with a stipulated amount ranging from 5000 for early submission, 15000 for regular submission and goes up to 20000 for late submission. The GMAT score, TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE score (only if undergrad medium was other than English), two recommendations and completed MBA essays are a requirement to be submitted. Candidates must have at least 24 months of full-time work experience. Interviews are held at Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata, and for international students interviews are conducted over phone.  ISB grads do, not only land up in the best-paying jobs in the world but also end up starting their own successful companies.

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