Executive MBA

Recognizing this need, over the years VGSoM moved beyond the sphere of the regular MBA programme. In 2010, the school initiated a unique 3 year programme (spread over 12 trimesters) for working executives, termed aptly as the Executive MBA Program or EMBA. This program is conducted in the IIT Kharagpur campus in Kolkata. Students enrolled in this programme earn the degree of Master of Business Administration from IIT Kharagpur.

The 3 Years EMBA programme enables working executives to upgrade their managerial knowledge and skills while continuing to be employed. This rigorous programme is conducted through regular classes on weekends for the first two years and in company hands on project work for three terms in the third year. The programme consists of a compulsory set of core subjects and a variety of elective subjects just as in the case of a regular MBA program. The participants bring in their wide experiences into the classroom and work on regular individual and group projects. The total quantum of work required to earn the EMBA degree through VGSoM is 95 credits. Throughout the programme, the participants practice the concepts learnt in classrooms at their workplace. This parallel learning and implementation process forms the basis of this programme.

Who is the EMBA Programme designed for?

The executive MBA programme at VGSoM is especially designed for senior and mid-career executives to facilitate their progression in their chosen careers. The programme is aimed at transforming executives into better managers, emphasizing teamwork, and cross-cultural collaboration alongwith leadership and adaptability. The special feature of this program is that unlike traditional MBA students, students in the Executive MBA programme work full time while earning their degrees.

While our students come from diverse backgrounds, they all share the desire to:
  • Fast-track their career
  • Enhance their management skills
  • Develop personally and professionally

Our Executive MBA students bring a breadth of experience and a multitude of perspectives to the classroom. Connecting with people from different backgrounds, cultures and industries allows them to benefit from unrivalled networking opportunities and exposure to a broad range of business perspectives. The benefits of this ambitious schedule are clear - Students enrolled in the Executive MBA programme do not have to wait until graduation to test classroom strategies on the job. They can start on Monday morning!

Benefits and impact on your career

VGSoM's Executive MBA sets you apart and gives you a genuine edge. Whether your goal is to progress within your organization, take on new or global responsibilities, or pursue an entrepreneurial route, the programme will give you the knowledge, insights and confidence to operate successfully anywhere in the world.

How will this programme benefit you?

Studying while you remain in full-time employment enables you to improve your workplace performance from day one as you apply each new classroom concept with direct relevance to you and your organization. The practical business expertise and the new ways of management thinking that you develop at the School change your approach to decision making and give you the ideas, inspiration and contacts to shape your future career.
  • You are able to move up in your career quickly and with confidence.
  • You can successfully make the transition to general management from a technical or functional role.
  • The elective portfolio allows you to specialize in certain subject areas or gain breadth across a range of business and management disciplines.
  • You gain entrepreneurial skills to help you develop your own venture, or to implement new and innovative ideas within your organization.
  • You are able to build a strong network of personal and professional contacts.

Career Impact

While still in the programme, many Executive MBA students experience increased levels of responsibility and seniority within their roles, but career advancement does not stop there. The skills learnt in the programme give you

- our graduates, the ability to change career paths, start a new venture or get promoted within their own organizations. Equipped with a new global outlook, the possibilities are endless in continuing your career trajectory. Also as a part of this programme, you continue to benefit from the School's reputation, recognition and global networks well beyond your time in the programme.
Key Points Description Details
Primary Study Location(s) IIT Kharagpur Campus at Kolkata  1-weekend per term is held at IIT Campus at Kharagpur
Duration 3 years  
July   2-years Course Work, 1-year Project Work
Format Study whilst working full time Study during weekends and start applying it from Monday
Course Delivery Weekend Classes 15 hours per weekend classes with regular quizzes , Case study analysis and presentations along with group tasks
Start Dates July  
Degree Awarded MBA  
Career/Placement Yes Placement process is student driven
Tuition Fees 6,00,000 INR  

Admissions - Executive MBA

EMBA Admission 2023-2026: Important Instructions

Online Application for Executive MBA Programme 2023-2026

EMBA Admission Sample Question Paper

Executive MBA Placement Brochure

EMBA Course Curriculum

EMBA Admission 2023-2026 Brochure


EMBA Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee in VGSoM is responsible for working closely with the institute authorities to bring out the application form, creating channels for communication with candidates at all stages of the admission process, helping aspirants clear all their queries and concerns, and helping them make an informed decision.

EMBA Admission Chairpersons:

Prof. Susmita Mukhopadhyay: +91 3222 283864

Contact details:
EMBA Admission Office: +91 3222 282297, 95
Email: executivemba@vgsom.iitkgp.ac.in
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