"The inaugural batch of the 18-month Executive MBA program, launched by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay jointly with Washington University in St. Louis, commenced on April 22, 2015. This unique program meant for professionals & entrepreneurs is first of its kind in India to offer an MBA degree, conferred jointly by both the Universities. It offers a very convenient format that enables busy professionals achieve their academic objectives while managing their professional & personal responsibilities. Beyond academic inputs, this program provides opportunities that help participants in embarking upon a journey of self-transformation. We often say: participants should come into the program with knowledge & experience and walk out with wisdom & leadership.
The inaugural batch had a very rich student profile and diversity. The average age of participants was 40 years, with average experience of 17 years. The same tradition has continued in later batches too. These cohorts have had very senior level professionals including heads of organizations and leaders of diverse functional disciplines. This program has attracted participation from all over India and many batches have had participants with origin from other countries such as US, Brazil, Japan & Sri Lanka. Participants have varied academic backgrounds such as engineering, commerce, arts, architecture, medicine and management. Some are already post-graduates. They represent wide spectrum of industries including energy, renewable energy, healthcare, aerospace, defense, railways, engineering, information technology, consulting, auto components, automotive, software, financial services, chemicals and other areas."