Question : What are the top Business Schools in India which accept GMAT scores? What are the GMAT accepting colleges in India for freshers (without work experience)?
Quite a few top business schools in India accept the GMAT score to admit Indian students to their flagship MBA / PGP programs. While some of these are 2-year MBA/PGDM programs, others are 1-year programs.
The notable exceptions to the list of top business schools in India accepting GMAT scores for fresh Indian students are the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), the Schools of Management (SoM) of Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS Delhi), and Xavier Labour Research Institute (XLRI). The IIMs, the IITs, and the FMS accept CAT scores to admit Indian students to their 2-year program.
No. Work experience in NOT necessary for MBA in top business schools in India through GMAT. There are more than a dozen top Indian MBA colleges which accept GMAT scores to admit freshers for their flagship MBA / PGP programs.
Notwithstanding the dozen odd good business schools, about one hundred business schools in India accept GMAT scores to admit fresh students to their MBA programs. Obviously, not all of them offer the same value. You can access the complete list of programs and business schools in India that accept the GMAT score on mba.com's website.
Just rephrased the earlier question - just to ensure that the message is loud and clear. The answer is Yes, Yes, and Yes. Indian students who are freshers, with zero work experience, can join MBA programs in India in reputed colleges and top business schools by taking the GMAT exam.
The list of top MBA colleges in India which accept GMAT scores to admit Indian students without work experience for their flagship MBA programs is given below.
S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
Great Lakes Institue of Management, Chennai
K J Somaiya, Mumbai
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal
Welinkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai
Goa Institute of Management, Goa
FORE School of Management, New Delhi, NCR
All the business schools that admit freshers through the GMAT route will also admit students with work experience. For those with work experience, especially Indian students who have more than 5 years of experience, the list of business schools in India accepting GMAT scores expands to include the following top B schools in India.
ISB, Hyderabad & Mohali
ISB, is one of the first GMAT accepting B schools in India. The program offered by ISB is ranked among the top business school programs not only in India but also globally. ISB, Hyderabad has featured in the Financial Times Business School ranking - FT Ranking. Having 2 or more years professional work experience is essential to have a fighting chance to get an admission from ISB, Hyderabad.
IIM Ahmedabad | PGPX Program
IIM Calcutta | PGPEX Program
IIM Bangalore | ePGP Program
IIM Lucknow | IPMX Program
IIM Indore | EPGP Program
XLRI Jamshedpur | PGDM (General Management)
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