Top Executive MBA Colleges in India

Executive MBA (EMBA) is a programme especially designed for working professionals with about one- to five-year work experience. The course gives an opportunity to the candidates to earn an MBA degree in two or less years while working full-time. The people who enroll in this course belong to different types and sizes of organisations like non-profit, profit, government or many others.

There are also full-time Executive MBA programmes that are a new category of MBA and are of one-year duration.


A candidate must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline.

Some colleges demand that a candidate must have attained the age of 27 years as on 31st March of the year of admission. However, there is no upper age limit to pursue this course.

Admission Criteria

Generally, most of the colleges offering EMBA programme demand the candidate to secure minimum 50% marks in graduation.

Some colleges take personal interview and group discussion (GD), while some take entrance examination. Some colleges accept scores of common entrance examinations. Some of the entrance examinations for admission to EMBA are mentioned below:
  • CAT - Common Admission Test by IIMs
  • MAT - Management Aptitude Test by AIMA
  • XAT - Entrance Exam by XLRI Jamshedpur
  • ATMA - AIMS' Test for Management Admission
  • SNAP - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
  • JMET - Joint Management Entrance Test by IITs
  • FMS - Delhi University Entrance Test by Faculty of Management Studies
  • MAH-CET - Maharashtra MBA Common Entrance Test
  • IBSAT - ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test
  • IGNOU OPENMAT - Indira Gandhi National Open University Management Admission Test


EMBA courses offer specialisation in the following fields:
  • Human Resource
  • Finance
  • IT System
  • Marketing
  • Hospital Management and many others


The curriculum for EMBA is considered to have an intricate and expounded curriculum. The professionals who are already working as managers/executives/high officials in any organisation/industry generally take this course for specialisation in a field. These programmes are not refresher courses; they include lecture sessions given by notable management teachers in their respective fields. During the lecture sessions, these professors share their experience and views. Coursework in specific cases is also an important part of EMBA.


There is no fixed fee structure for EMBS as it varies from institution to institution. From thousands to lakhs, the fees depend upon colleges offering EMBA.

Advantages of EMBA

Working professionals can continue their jobs while pursuing MBA.
  • EMBA candidates learn faster as they have faced certain real life situations and hurdles in their jobs. Each candidate is case study in itself.
  • As the candidates in EMBA are experienced professionals, they come from different backgrounds and bring with them diversified knowledge, skills and experience. They help increase inter-learning among other candidates.
  • EMBA is undertaken in comparatively small groups and hence improves sharing experience and building relations.
  • EMBA is less costly than full-time MBA.
  • It helps the candidates to increase their professional network.


List of Top Executive MBA Colleges in India

College NameState Course AddressPhone NumberOfficial Website
Indian School of Business HyderabadPGPMAXIndian School of Business, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032+91 40 2300‎
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) AhmedabadAhmedabad PGPX Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015079 6632
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) CalcuttaKolkata PGPEX Diamond Harbour Road, Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal 700104033 2467
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), BangaloreBangalore EPGP Bannerghatta Road,Bilekahalli,Bangalore,KA,560076080 2658
Indian Institute of Management (IIM), LucknowLucknow IPMX Off Sitapur Road, Prabandh Nagar, Sitapur, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 2260130522 273
Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)Jamshedpur GMP Admission Office C. H. Area (East) Jamshedpur - 83100191 657 665 3203/3204/3205
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)Delhi/NCR MBA Executive Malkaganj Marg, University Enclave, New Delhi, DL 110007011 2766
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) KozhikodeKerala - Other EPGP IIM Rd, Kunnamangalam, Kerala 6735700495 280
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - IndoreIndore EPGP Prabandh Shikhar, Rau Pithampur Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 4535560731 243
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and ResearchMumbai (All) PGPM Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai Maharashtra 400058022 2623
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)Delhi/NCR EPGDIB IIFT Bhawan, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, DL 110016011 2685
Management Development Institute (MDI)Delhi/NCR NMP Mehrauli Rd, Sukhrali Village, Gurgaon, Haryana 1220070124 456
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), PunePune MBA (Executive Education) Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Gram: Lavale via Sus Road, Tal: Mulshi, Dist- Pune - 41211591-020-39116000 / 39116007 / 39116008 / 39116009 / 39116010
SVKMs NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies)Mumbai (All) Executive MBA V.L.Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai - 400 056, Maharashtra, India022 4235
Institute of Management Technology - IMTDelhi/NCR PGDM (Executive) Raj Nagar, Hapur Road, Sector 10, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 2010010120 300
Xavier Institute of Management BhubaneswarBhubaneswar EPWP Xavier Square, Xavier Road, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa 7510130674 664
Vinod Gupta School of Management (IIT Kharagpur)Kharagpur Executive MBA Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur - 721302, West Bengal91-3222-282295 / 282297 /
Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (IIM) ShillongMeghalaya - Other PGPEX Mayur Bhanj complex, Jingkieng, Nongthymmai, Shillong, Meghalaya 7930140364 230
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and ResearchMumbai (All) PGDM Executive Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar(E), Mumbai, MH, Vidya Vihar East, Vidyavihar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400077022 6728
T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal (TAPMI)Manipal EPGP (EG) Post Box - 9, Manipal, Karnataka 5761040820 270
International Management Institute (IMI), DelhiDelhi/NCR Ex-PGDM B-10, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, Delhi, 110016011 4719
Great Lakes Institute of ManagementChennai PGXPM State Highway 49, Manamai Village,, Tamil Nadu 603102044 3080
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) RanchiRanchi PGEXP Suchana Bhawan, 5th Floor, Audrey House Campus, Meur's Road, Ranchi - 834 008+91 0651
Institute of Management, Nirma UniversityAhmedabad Executive Diploma Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Post: Chandlodia, Via Gota, Ahmedabad - 382 481+91 - 02717 - 241900 to
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) RaipurRaipur PGPWE GEC Campus, Sejbahar, Raipur 492
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) TiruchirappalliTiruchirappalli PGPBM NIT Campus Post,Thanjavore Main Road, Thuvakudi,Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu 6200150431 250
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) UdaipurUdaipur PGPX MLSU Campus, Pahada, Udaipur, Rajasthan 3130010294 247
Goa Institute of Management (GIM)Goa - Other MDP Registered Office: Ribandar, Goa 403006. Sanquelim Campus: Poriem, Sattari, Goa 4035050832-2490300, 0832
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)Pune Executive MBA Range Hills Road, Khadki, Pune, MH 411020020 3021
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of ManagementMumbai (All) PGDM (Executive) Lakhamshi napoo road, near matunga (central rly.), Mumbai-400019022-24198300/
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM)Delhi/NCR PGMAX 7, Sector 11, Dwarka, New Delhi, DL 110075011 2530
Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi PGDBA Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Road,, Banaras, Uttar Pradesh 2210050542 670
Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR).Chennai PGDM (WE) 30, New No 24, Kothari Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034044 2830
University Business School (UBS), Panjab University, ChandigarhChandigarh MBA (Executive) Arts Block III, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh, Chandigarh UT 1600140172 253
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)Pune Executive MBA (Telecom) Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Lavale Village, Mushi Taluka., Pune, Maharashtra 411042020 3911
Symbiosis Centre for Information TechnologyPune Executive MBA (IT) Plot 15, Phase-I, Rajiv Gandhi InfoTech Park, Hinjawadi, Pune - 41105791 - 020- 2293 4308 / 4309 /
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)Nashik MBA (Executive) Plot No.A-23, Shravan Sector, New Cidco, Nashik - 422008(0253) 2376107 /
Alliance UniversityBangalore Executive MBA Anekal Main Rd, Teachers Colony, Chandapura, Bangalore, Karnataka 562106080 3093
Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), University of PunePune Executive MBA Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra 411007020 2569
ITM Business SchoolMumbai (All) EMBA Mumbai Campus: (Dombivli) ITM - SIA Business School Plot no P- 88, MIDC Residential Area, Near Dombivli Gymkhana, Dombivli (E) - 421 203. Navi Mumbai Campus: Plot 25 & 26, Institutional Area, Sector 4, Kharghar (E), Navi Mumbai - 410 2100251-2440480/2449636, 022- 3383 5500/ 3383 5518/3383
SIES College of Management StudiesMumbai (All) EPGBM Plot No.1-E, St Jnaneshwar Mauli Marg, Off Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Vidyapuram, Sector 5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400706022 2770
Institute of Public EnterpriseHyderabad Executive PGDM Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad - 500 007. Andhra Pradesh+91 - 40 - 2709 8938 / 7445 /
St. Joseph College of Business AdministrationBangalore Executive PGDM 18, FM Cariappa Rd, Bangalore, Karnataka 560025080 2212‎
IFIM B SchoolBangalore PGDM (WE) No. 8P & 9P, Opposite Infosys Gate 4, Electronics City Phase 1, Electronics City, Bangalore, Karnataka 560100080 4143
IIKM Business School, CalicutCalicut Executive MBAEdapally - Panvel Hwy, East Hill, Kozhikode, Kerala 673005098 41

Last Updated on : March 20, 2016