Have you been trying to figure out how some MBA programs fit everything you need to know into one year instead of two? Then check out the 2012 Indian School of Business MBA Admissions Q&A with Hima Bindu and Linda Abraham. You can read the transcript and access the audio of the Q&A on our website or iTunes, to learn more about ISB’s amazing one-year program.
To give you a taste of the kinds of questions Hima Bindu addresses in the Q&A, here is a helpful excerpt describing the differences between ISB’s one-year MBA and the typical two-year program at most US business schools:
Linda Abraham: Andrea asks, “How do you compare the one-year MBA program to the typical two-year program at US business schools?”
Hima Bindu: When McKinsey formulated the ISB program ten years back, they found that the one-year program is going to be the future of the MBA. And when you look at a two-year program and you remove the term breaks, the winter breaks, the summer breaks, and the internship, it actually works out to a 15-18 month program. So all that has been done is they’ve cut out all the frills of holidays and compressed it to a one-year program. But there is actually no lack of classes or depth in the program. You get to do 720-740 contact hours in a two-year program. But as a one-year program you get to do 680, and you have the option of taking it to 720 contact hours if you do an experiential learning project or some other project, which is offered on campus. So there is really no compromise on the content of the program as such. It definitely is a rigorous program, but it saves you one year’s opportunity cost. You should keep that in mind. I am sure the students would like to add more onto this.
For more in depth ISB info, check out the full transcript here.
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