Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) – IIM Bangalore

IIMB EPGP program is an intensive one year program created especially for the professional with solid track records and five to fifteen years of managerial work experience in a wide range of industries.

The EPGP program provides students with the same solid foundation in key management concepts and discipline as a two year MBA, with similar exposure to concepts, range of electives and grading criteria.

The main advantage of this program is that the course work builds on the diverse and extensive work experience of the students.

Special features of the EPGP program are:

  • International Immersion
  • Shikshu (An alumni mentoring experience)
  • Seminar Series
  • Innovative content
Average GMAT Score 708 GMAT Range 680-770
Total Applicants Acceptance Rate
Class Size 76 Average Work Experience 89
Applicant Deadlines for Stanford 2019-08-29|2019-11-28| Decision Dates 2019-09-28|2019-12-14
Length of Program 12 Months Placement Information

Eligibility criteria for EPGP:

The program is intended for middle level executives having substantial work experience. The pre-requisites are:

  • Graduate in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks can apply
  • A valid GMAT score
  • Proficiency in English
  • 4 – 12 years of full time experience
  • A Statement of Purpose (SoP)
  • 2 references (online)

Selection Process:

Selection of the candidate is based on the following criteria –

    • Strong academic background
    • Full time work experience
    • Solid achievements (academic and career related)
    • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    • GMAT score
    • Reference letter
    • Interview

The admission process is highly competitive as the committee seeks to learn about each candidate’s goals and promising for success in management

Essays Questions:

Provide an essay detailing your purpose in taking up this course of study at IIMB, including your future aims. The essay should be around 600 words and should be in simple and direct English and preferably typed in a readable format.

The admission process is highly personalized as the committee seeks to learn about each candidate’s goals and potential for success in management.


IIMB FAQs for building application

How can I get admission in IIM Bangalore EPGP?

The basic criteria for applying to the EPGP programme include:

  • Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience
  • A valid GMAT or GRE score.
  • A Statement of Purpose (SOP) and two letters of reference.

What is the selection process for EPGP at IIM B?

IIMB uses a multi-factor model for selecting candidates to the EPGP programme. These factors include academic track record, GMAT/GRE scores, quality of work experience, performance in the interview and writing ability test.

A composite total score will be calculated for each applicant using the multi-factor model. A merit list is prepared based on the composite total score. The offer of admission will be made to a certain percentage of applicants in the merit list.

What GMAT score is required for EPGP admissions?

The average GMAT score for EPGP admissions at IIMB is 709 with a range from 680-770.

Is work experience necessary for IIM Bangalore?

For EPGP admissions, a minimum of 5 years of work experience is required. The average work experience for 2018 batch was 116 months (9.66 years).

Does the EPGP program at IIMB offer placement?

Yes, IIMB provides placement assistance to all EPGP students. The office of Career Development Services (CDS) helps EPGP Student Placement Committee on the campus recruitment process.