ISB PGPMAX Essays and Applications


Before we get into the ISB PGPMAX essays, applications, or anything admissions-related, consider this:

This guy always the first choice for top projects. Is it the education after all?” 

As I get more senior, the lack of an MBA is beginning to hurt, but it’s too late to get an MBA now.” 

“Lack of finance fundamentals hits me during strategic meetings. I need an MBA”

Ever had thoughts rushing and gushing through your mind? Something within you is compelling you to consider higher education. It may be an opportunity that you see to move up faster at work, that you are not fully able to tap because of lack of knowledge. It can also be a dream of making it big at work but missing a brand name attached to your profile. There are programs that can help you get there now. The ISB PGPMAX is probably the best of its kind, in India.

POST GRADUATE PROGRAMME IN MANAGEMENT FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES (PGPMAX) is an Executive-MBA level programme, tailored specifically for senior audiences to help them sharpen their management skills and enhance their decision making abilities.

It is a rigorous and challenging programme – the seven-day schedule includes full days of teaching, with senior faculty from the ISB and other global schools provide the latest management education. The programme attracts senior executives and business owners from diverse functions across industries and, the programme format allows senior professionals with demanding schedules and high level of responsibilities to continue to work while attending this programme. A week of classroom learning is conducted every sixth week. It also offers two academic terms in USA, one week each at Kellogg & Wharton. To get there, though, you will need to submit a strong application, consisting of the ISB PGPMAX essays, details on your achievements, awards, and experience, and 2 recommendations.


ISB PGPMAX Essay 1 – What is the driving factor for you to do PGPMAX at this stage of your career? How do you think ISB can help you achieve your professional goals? (300 words max)

ISB PGPMAX Essay 2 – Describe your experience during a challenging time in your professional life. Explain briefly the actions you took and the impact it had on your professional & personal life. (300 words max)

ISB PGPMAX Essay 3 (optional) – Please use this space to highlight anything you wish to bring to the notice of the admissions office/admission committee which could not be highlighted in any other part of the application. Use this space to also highlight work and non-work related awards & achievements which you feel would add value to your application. (500 words max)


With 10 plus years of experience, you have to focus on the bigger picture, your contribution to the organization in multiple ways, rather than writing about your technical skills, extra-curricular activities, and team awards. Show your potential to lead, change and grow!
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