In order to be eligible to apply with a GMAT/GRE score, you must have resided abroad for at least 18 months in the preceding three years (January 2020 to December 2022) and should – for that reason – not be/ have been in a position to appear for CAT 2022. The GMAT/GRE code for IIMB’s Post Graduate Programme (Business Analytics) is Q9H-KK-49.
The selection of international applicants is conducted in two stages. In the first stage, an evaluation committee goes through each application in detail and examines the applicant’s academic background, international experience, and GMAT/GRE Score. The committee then decides whether the applicant is eligible for the next stage – the Personal Interview (PI). Those who qualify would need to attend the PI, either in person or through remote video conferencing. Those candidates who qualify to move to the PI stage would be required to appear for a PI process, either in person or through a remote video conferencing. The PI process would be similar to the process followed for the candidates shortlisted for PGP(BA) Domestic Admissions and would comprise a Writing Ability Test (WAT) followed by an interview with a panel of interviewers. Candidates appearing for the PI process through remote video conferencing would be required to take the WAT online (through a digital platform). The performance of each candidate on the WAT will be evaluated by an independent evaluator in terms of content and style. Please note that candidates who have applied to both programmes – PGP & PGP-BA 2023 and have been shortlisted for PI process of both programmes will be required to attend a single common interview.
Each interviewer will use the Personal Interview to comprehensively evaluate the candidate's motivation and ability to fit in and benefit from the PGP(BA). The average of the scores given by the interviewers in the personal interview will be considered, while for the WAT, the scores given by an independent evaluator will be considered.
Applicants must provide two (confidential) reference letters from their employers or faculty who taught them during their graduation. These reference letters will also be used as part of the evaluation.
Once the two-stage process is done, the evaluation committee will make an offer of admission. There is no quota or fixed number of seats for international candidates. There is no waitlist either for the same reason.