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.
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
70+ teaching and research faculty
Contemporary curriculum and pedagogy
Pool of 200+ visiting faculty from top global B-schools
Excellence in MBA instruction and management research
Apply to YLP during the prefinal, or final year of your undergraduate/ post-graduate degree programme.
Qualify for all the three stages and make it to the offer list for pursuing the Post Graduate Programme in Management at ISB.
You will need to complete 20 months of mandatory full-time work experience after you complete your graduation.
Attend 3 mandatory on-campus learning weekends to connect with PGP students, world-class faculty, and take a campus tour.
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.
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
The moment I decided to do an MBA, it became clear that I wanted it to be at ISB over any college that prefers CAT. I felt that one competitive exams cannot really determine if I’ll be a good MBA student or not. The YLP Admissions Process not only measured my co-curricular activities, but it also saw goals and dreams. I loved that it was a holistic process of candidate evaluation and felt that my peers would also be evaluated the same way and that way the entire class of 900 is one of the best. That really turned out well because most of my peers have been teaching me more than any other source of learning over here.
The crucial thing for me in Phase 1 of admission was that you don’t even need your GRE/GMAT scores, giving us enough time to prepare and submit the score in phase 2. The entire admissions process is structured to be carried out over a period of 6 months, which meant that there was no real burden on us to finish the application process. We got a lot of exposure to the classroom setting and the kind of courses that we would be taking once we joined PGP. Interactions with diverse peers from my cohort, meeting current students and alumni contributed to a rich experience of social learning on YLP
The choice before me was between doing an MBA abroad, or doing an MBA in India. To do an MBA abroad you need at least 4-5 years of work experience to get into a top-tier college. Once I began working to pursue an MBA, and with such a great option in ISB, it was an easy decision to stay in India. Applying to YLP in my pre-final year of college and getting my admit in my final year of college gave me a lot of confidence going into the workforce. Through Learning Weekends, interactions with alumni and various events we are much more confident when we join PGP and even at my workforce.
The whole concept of YLP just appealed to me a lot. A programme which gave me an opportunity to be sure of my MBA before I left college that was a great security for me. It also helped us interact with with diverse peers and engage in a plethora of activities. The most important thing for me is the people skills you acquire at ISB by working together on projects, to living with your cohort mates and interacting with them daily in the lectures. There are a lot of soft skills you pick up by osmosis and that is something you can only learn at a school like ISB
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