Dr. Pragyan Rath


About MBAEx

MBA for Executives Programme is IIM Calcutta's One Year Full Time Residential Programme meant for Executives with more than five years of professional experience. IIM Calcutta is the first management institute in the country to be Triple Crowned – to be accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, i.e., accredited by all the three major accreditation agencies in the world for management education. Only 5 other business schools in Asia and 73 business schools around the world are currently ‘Triple Accredited’.

It provides mid-career professionals the ideal platform to augment their existing skill sets as they endeavour to armour themselves for senior and top management roles in the industry.

The management programme since its inception in 2006, has spawned alumni who have demonstrated excellence in the leadership positions that they have occupied in their organizations.

The Class comprises an eclectic mix of youth and experience. Under the able guidance of the country’s leading management faculty, a passion for continuous learning synergizes with experiences from diverse backgrounds to create an enriching learning environment.

Learning beyond the classroom is an equally important facet. While case discussions enrich the practical experience of unraveling real life business puzzles, informal discussions on varied topics from thoughtfully chosen adjunct readings broaden individual perspectives. The immersion programme helps future business leaders hone their skills while tackling real world challenges. Individuals also make time to participate in business case competitions, branding exercises and self-interest career advancement clubs.

It is this heady mix of fervour, idealism, experience and moderating values that catalyses the transformation of experienced professionals into dynamic ethical leaders. This indeed is the true objective of the MBA for Executives Programme management programme.

The MBAEx programme fulfils the criteria to be considered as MBA as per global accreditation organisations and features in the coveted ‘Global MBA Ranking’. The programme is of international repute and competes in the one-year MBA section of global rankings viz Financial Times. Moreover, IIM Act also wants the Institute to compete globally.

The programme has been continuing since 2006, and over the years, an integrated course package for this programme has been developed and updated annually. The students come with diverse work experience from various backgrounds and industries, making peer learning much more nuanced than a regular MBA programme. Several notable alumni of this programme are placed in leadership positions in various organisations.

Graduating students and new applicants to the programme may note that IIM Calcutta is engaged with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and other IIMs to address the concerns of the MoE related to the programme. Being fully owned by the Government of India as an institute of eminence, IIM Calcutta has sought the Ministry’s support in running its best-positioned programmes. The final status of the certificate (Degree or Diploma) will be contingent on the outcome of the deliberations with the Ministry.

Admission Schedule - 18th Batch (2024-25)

The admission process to the MBAEx programme of IIM Calcutta will be a three round one with the following dates: (Please note that a candidate can apply only once in a single academic year)

Application StagesDates - First RoundDates - Second RoundDates - Third Round
Date for downloading Application Form and Applying Online June 30, 2023 -
August 17, 2023
August 18, 2023 -
October 12, 2023
October 13, 2023 -
November 23, 2023
Last date of submission of duly completed application form August 17, 2023 October 12, 2023 November 23, 2023
Interview of short listed candidates September 02-03, 2023 November 04-05, 2023 December 09-10, 2023
Admission Schedule - 19th Batch (2025-26)

The admission process to the MBAEx programme of IIM Calcutta will be a three round one

Application StagesDates - First RoundDates - Second RoundDates - Third Round
Dates for filling in the applications July 8, 2024 -
August 20, 2024
August 21, 2024 -
October 15, 2024
October 16, 2024 -
November 26, 2024
Submission of duly completed application form August 20, 2024 October 15, 2024 November 26, 2024
Interview of short-listed candidates August 31 - September 1, 2024:

September 7-8, 2024:
New Delhi/Zoom
November 9-10, 2024:
Bangalore/Kolkata/Mumbai /Zoom

November 16-17: New Delhi
December 14-15, 2024:
Mumbai/New Delhi/Zoom