I could not blog regularly, so I thought that I should not blog at all. However, the news is such that I just could not hold myself back.
ISB has been ranked at 20 in a list of top Global Business Schools. Wow! What an achievement for a school that is only 6 years old.
The story of ISB is indeed amazing. At a time when MBA was viewed as valuable and possible mostly for students freshly out of an under-grad school, ISB initiated the concept of minimum work experience of 2 years. At a time when 2 years of MBA programme was a given, ISB initiated a one year programme. Many thought that it would not be possible to ensure quality education in a years span. However, contrary to expectations, the one year program actually turned out to be the biggest strength of ISB. Many experienced people found the opportunity cost of 1 year worthwhile and best faculty found the scheduling of classes feasible to come on a short trip, give lectures and move back. There are many other interesting facets that contributed to the success that ISB today is. However, I’d rather leave them for another post or for some one to properly analyse them in a structured case study.
For now, I’d like to rest and join the campus going wild in celebrations.