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International MBA


Globally, FT Global
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Global Rankings

The Young Leaders Programme (YLP) is a means to get a guaranteed deferred admission to India's No. 1* ranked Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management at the Indian School of Business.

  • If you are in the pre-final or final year of your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, you can apply to YLP and secure an offer/deferred admission for ISB-PGP while you are still in college.

  • YLP equips college students with multidisciplinary perspectives, thinking skills, and research tools to help them achieve their career goals.


Why attend the YLP?

  • Get a deferred admission to ISB-PGP

  • Attend Learning Weekends on ISB campus:

    • Masterclass by world-class ISB faculty

    • Interaction with current PGP students and Alumni

    • Meeting your future batchmates who will also be attending PGP with you after completing 20 months of full-time work experience

    • Campus tour

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World-class Faculty

Resident Faculty
  • 70+ teaching and research faculty

  • Contemporary curriculum and pedagogy

Visiting Faculty
  • Pool of 200+ visiting faculty from top global B-schools

  • Excellence in MBA instruction and management research

The YLP Format



Apply to YLP during the prefinal, or final year of your undergraduate/ post-graduate degree programme.


Accept the Offer

Qualify for all the three stages and make it to the offer list for pursuing the Post Graduate Programme in Management at ISB.


Gain work experience

You will need to complete 20 months of mandatory full-time work experience after you complete your graduation.


Attend Learning Weekends

Attend 3 mandatory on-campus learning weekends to connect with PGP students, world-class faculty, and take a campus tour.


Attend the PGP

Once you complete 20 months of full-time work experience (on or before March 31st), you can directly join the Post Graduate Programme in Management at ISB.

Application Process

Stage 1

  • Application form
  • An essay
  • Application fee

Application Deadline R2: March 31, 2024

Stage 2

  • An Essay
  • 1 evaluation

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

Stage 3

  • Interview

Application Deadline 3: September 15, 2024 – November 30, 2024

Note: You don't need to give a GMAT or GRE test while applying to YLP stage-1. A GMAT or a GRE score is required only when you are submitting your application for YLP Stage-2

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