The PGPPro or the Post Graduate Program in Management for Working Professionals is designed to meet the education and career consolidation goals of mid-career professionals.
A weekend program spanning 16 months in total, the PGP Pro is offered in Delhi (NCR), Mumbai and Hyderabad, becoming the first long-term programme from ISB to be offered outside its campus locations. The weekend sessions are a combination of classroom and online teaching methodologies. The modules are designed in such a way that there is no requirement to take time off from work.
The program is aimed at ambitious working professional with 5-12 years of work experience and is considered equivalent to an Executive MBA. Candidates with less than 5 years or more than 12 years are ineligible to apply for the same. The programme also consists of an international immersion, which is mandatory for participants.
The curriculum consists of 24 courses with a focus on Leadership and Strategy and is designed to impart the skills of integrative and critical thinking, team management and leadership. The PGPPro and the PGPMAX offer the same number of contact hours, comparing well with the PGP program, in terms of class hours administered. The negligible shortfall in the total number of hours of teaching delivered, is justified by the fact that the PGPPro is tailored to suit the needs of a more senior set of participants, as compared to the profile of PGP batches.
The program offers a series of interventions that train participants in necessary areas of soft skills and recruiter interaction strategies. The participants also receive unrestricted access to the ISB alumni network, which accrue as an invaluable channel to facilitate their career growth.
In the course of 16 focused months, participants unlearn, re-learn, reflect upon and redefine the perimeters of their knowledge base. ISBmantra has achieved good success in helping PGPPro candidates secure an admit to the program. ISBmantra candidates constituted about 10% of the founding class of PGPPro.