Media Coverage

March 04, 2016

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has registered its all-time high number of offers this year, with 1093 offers made to students of its flagship postgraduate programme in management (PGP) by big corporates as well as start-ups.

ISB, which has campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, has introduced hybrid model of placement, and this also resulted in higher pay packages to the 812-strong Class of 2016, a statement from ISB said.

Top consulting firms like McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and KPMG continue to be big recruiters at the school, accounting for 19 per cent of the total offers this year. Technology and technology service firms like Microsoft, Apple, Philips, HCL, Tech Mahindra and Directi also made offers to 11 per cent of the class. E-commerce companies such as Amazon and Flipkart also consolidated their presence and have made a total of 109 offers so far while constituting 10 per cent of the total offers to date.

This year, the quality of hiring has also improved compared to previous years. A total of 92 offers for senior leadership roles and global leadership programmes were made. Several of these included offers made to women students as well. Axis Bank alone, which runs its ‘Women Leadership Programme’ at ISB, has made 30 offers, up from the 18 last year. Around 20 international companies have made 73 offers so far.

Start-ups competed hard with established recruiters picking up seven per cent of the class across sectors like technology, telecom, e-commerce, transportation and education with senior management roles on offer. BFSI, healthcare and pharma sectors remained steady and made equal contributions of about eight per cent each of the total offers as on date.