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Virendra Singh Rawat

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow is inviting applications for its two-year, alternate weekend MBA program designed exclusively for working executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals.

The unique Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives (PGPWE) will be conducted at the institute’s Noida campus.

The one of its kind program aims to provide a pathway to a successful career and a better future through top-notch faculty without the need to leave one’s current job.

The application deadline is November 20, 2023, and interested candidates can apply using the following link: https://www.iiml.ac.in/wmp-instructions

Prof S. Venkataramanaiah, Chairperson, Admissions at the Noida Campus, IIM Lucknow said the program offers rewarding career growth without requiring participants to leave their current jobs.

“It exposes them to global business trends through a two-week international immersion module with prestigious business schools in Europe,” he added.

It consists of four terms in the first year and three terms in the second year. Students attend classes every alternate weekend at IIM Lucknow’s Noida Campus, arriving on Friday afternoon and departing on Sunday evening.

Each term comprises seven visits spread over a three-month period, offering a variety of electives alongside general modules such as Management Information Systems and Designing Work Organisation.

The program includes elective courses in Decision Sciences, Business Environment, Communication, Marketing Management, and more. A highlight of the program is a two-week international immersive experience at one of Europe’s top business schools, providing a cross-cultural understanding of global management challenges.

The candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and have a minimum of three years of full-time work experience.

Admission requires a valid GMAT/GRE score, a CAT score, or a GATE score. Alternatively, candidates can opt for the PGPWE Entrance Exam, scheduled for December 17, 2023, at IIM Lucknow’s Noida Campus.

The shortlisted candidates will undergo a writing ability test and a personal interview

The typical PGPWE cohort has students from diverse domains, with work experience ranging from 4 to 19 years in IT, banking, consulting, sales, and marketing with global companies such as Amazon, Adobe, and Barclays among others.

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This program offers the same academic rigor as a full-time MBA, with the added benefit of continuing one’s job alongside education. Students enjoy a holistic experience by applying theoretical frameworks to difficult problems they face in their current roles.

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