Master of Business Administration (Working Executive)
A flexi-hybrid program tailor-made for working executives aspiring to fast-track their career prospects!
MBA (WE) is a 2-year master degree program prudently crafted considering the needs of executives working anywhere in the world to enhance their professional and managerial skills with minimal disruption in their professional activities.
Classes are held on weekends where participants have the option to attend the sessions either in-class at IIM Shillong Guwahati Center or join online from anywhere in the world for live interactions. Making it convenient for adult learning, it follows a modular structure where a maximum of two courses are offered simultaneously.
The program would guide participants to discover and develop their potential and help them to assume greater responsibilities and higher managerial roles in their careers.
Regular classes held on Saturdays and Sundays at IIM Shillong Guwahati Center
Option to attend contact classes in-person or to join online for live interactions
Option to choose and switch between in-class or online mode on any module
7 modules of core courses, 8 modules of elective courses including a dissertation project
Three campus immersion modules (6 + 5 + 2 = 13 days) held at IIM Shillong main campus
The Institute facilitates optional international immersion on a participant-pay basis
A maximum of two courses are offered simultaneously making it convenient for adult learning
1-1-0 weekend model – a scheduled weekend break after every two weekends of sessions
Option to earn credits from other programs at IIM Shillong or other selected institutes, and vice versa
Candidates can choose to exit after core courses' modules earning a certificate in 'Executive Program in General Management'
Candidates possessing EPGM can rejoin later (within 5 years) and complete elective modules to earn MBA (WE) Degree
Candidates possessing equivalent credits from selected institutes can join laterally to electives' modules to earn MBA (WE) Degree
MBA (Working Executive) degree from IIM Shillong
Regular industry / alumni interactive sessions
Experienced faculty from IIM Shillong and other renowned global institutions
Focus on building transnationally intelligent leadership with sustainability-oriented mindset.
Innovative pedagogy with an emphasis on flipped classroom model and practice-oriented learning
Join 1500+ strong global IIM Shillong Alumni
IIM Shillong is the 7th IIM established by the Government of India. IIM Shillong has been declared as an Institute of National Importance as per the IIM Act, 2017. IIM Shillong's vision is to become an internationally recognized management institute with a global outlook grounded in Indian values. The institute strives to impart to its students ethical values, compassionate behavior, and concern for society. Some other prominent programs and centers of the institute are:
Celebrating 12 years
Ajit Kumar Singh
Director, Vasp Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
It is a golden opportunity for me to pursue MBA from IIM Shillong. Even a total 15 years of work experience seems less as compared to the knowledge I am gaining right now from my facilitators. It has boosted my confidence and is helping me to handle my business problems from a new perspective.
Team Lead -Sales (EAST), Cars24 Services Private Limited
The MBAWE program has been a radical change in my personal and professional attitude and perception towards working and execution in my organization. The multi-modular structure of the courses delivered by some of the most experienced and renowned faculty of India and the whole working mechanism of IIM shillong is surely something one is fortunate enough to gain from here .
Assistant Manager (Retail Sales), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
MBA(WE) is a perfectly designed and curated program for working executives and has taken care of the needs and aspirations of the students with the flexible hybrid mode fitting conveniently into the schedules of every working individual. The courses are precisely modelled for development and growth of an executive along with practical and feasible applications at work place amidst a diverse environment. It has been a truly enriching and insightful experience.
General Manager (HR),Indian Oil Corporation Limited
I have long cherished to become a student of an IIM, which became stronger over my participation in many short duration programs organized by IIM faculty. Remembering Dr Kalam’s words, “Dreams are not those which you see in your sleep, dreams are those which don’t let you sleep.” In the MBAWE program of IIM Shillong I am realizing every bit of my dreams the best I can. With an immaculately designed course, outstanding, yet friendly faculty team, caring and supporting team, one can’t think of more!
Assistant, Reserve Bank of India
I have always wanted to pursue an MBA since my undergraduate days. However, because of my job situation I couldn't join a regular MBA degree, until I came across the MBAWE program offered by IIM Shillong. The course is well designed and flexible enough for us to pursue it along with our jobs. Faculty are amazing and always keeps us engaged with assignments, readings, etc. which give us a feeling of being a student again. I feel privileged to be a part of this prestigious institution.
Senior Manager, Canara Bank
Working in different sectors for 12 years, I felt it is necessary to develop knowledge and skills to cope up with present and next generation business models, which led me to join the first batch of MBAWE 2020 @ IIM Shillong. Back to study after a long gap was a real challenge that needed extra dedication and commitment. But IIMS mantra of ‘unlearn and learn’ along with world-class pedagogy and help from diverse experienced peers make me comfortable. This course would renovate myself with more ideas, thoughts & proficiency.
Anil Kumar Pandey
Assistant Manager, Delta Electronics India Pvt Ltd
Doing an MBA from a premier institute is a dream for everyone. IIM Shillong has offered us a wonderful experience so far. Highly skilled faculty, excellent pedagogy, and flexibility in course delivery, makes it easy for professionals to undertake higher studies. I would like to thank IIM Shillong for selecting me as a participant.
Sr. Regional Business Manager, Novartis (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech) .
The MBAWE program of IIM Shillong demands a strong discipline and balance between work, life, and academics. Overall experience has been enriching with a diverse cohort of peer-group spread across industries and experience. I am getting attuned to think holistically and seek answers to the right questions.
Module Content Hours Venue/ Hybrid1Induction & Preparatory Courses30IIM Shillong2Core Courses60Guwahati360Guwahati460Guwahati560Guwahati660Guwahati7Core Course (Capstone)30IIM Shillong8Elective Courses60Guwahati960Guwahati1060Guwahati1160Guwahati12Dissertation Project*60IIM Shillong13Elective Courses60 - 90Guwahati1460 - 90Guwahati1560 - 90GuwahatiTotal840 - 930
* Two-month project. Final presentation and viva at IIM Shillong campus.
Induction & Preparatory Courses 302 Communication for Business Leadership 15 Financial Reporting and Analysis 15 Business Statistics 15 Microeconomics 153 Management Accounting 15 Organizational Behavior 15 Management Information Systems 15 Marketing Management 154 Marketing Strategy 15 Financial Management 15 Macroeconomics 15 Operations Management 155 Human Resource Management 15 Operations Research 15 Competitive Strategy 15 Corporate Finance 156 Corporate Strategy 15 Legal Aspects of Business 15 Business Research Methods 15 Ethics, Governance, and Sustainability 157 Business Strategy Integration (Capstone) 30 Total 360
2020 Batch2021 BatchM*StartEndStartEnd116-Aug-2011-Sep-2015-Apr-2130-Apr-21212-Sep-2030-Oct-2001-May-2111-Jun-21331-Oct-2018-Dec-2012-Jun-2123-Jul-21
4 19-Dec-20 29-Jan-21 24-Jul-21 10-Sep-21 5 30-Jan-21 29-Mar-21 11-Sep-21 29-Oct-21 6 30-Mar-21 30-Apr-21 30-Oct-21 10-Dec-21 7 01-May-21 04-Jun-21 11-Dec-21 14-Jan-22 8 05-Jun-21 16-Jul-21 15-Jan-22 25-Feb-22 9 17-Jul-21 27-Aug-21 26-Feb-22 22-Apr-22 10 28-Aug-21 15-Oct-21 23-Apr-22 03-Jun-22 11 16-Oct-21 21-Nov-22 04-Jun-22 10-Jul-22 12 22-Nov-22 04-Feb-22 11-Jul-22 23-Sep-22 13 05-Feb-22 22-Apr-22 24-Sep-22 25-Nov-22 14 23-Apr-22 24-Jun-22 26-Nov-22 27-Jan-23 15 25-Jun-22 30-Aug-22 28-Jan-23 04-Apr-23 M* = Module
1st Instalment (M1 & Others) Security Deposit* ₹ 10,000 Software License Fee ₹ 30,000 Executive Affairs Fee ₹ 30,000 Alumni Fee ₹ 3,000 Module Fee ₹ 61,800 Sub-Total ₹ 134,800 2nd Installment (M2 & M3) ₹ 123,600 3rd Installment (M4 & M5) ₹ 123,600 4th Installment (M6 & M7) ₹ 123,600 5th Installment (M8 & M9) ₹ 123,600 6th Installment (M10 & M11) ₹ 123,600 7th Installment (M12 & M13) ₹ 123,600 8th Installment (M14 & M15) ₹ 123,600 Total Fee ₹ 10,00,000 * Refundable after course completion
What is MBA (WE) from IIM Shillong?
MBA (WE) is a post graduate program in management offered by IIM Shillong for working executives who desire to upskill their managerial talent and knowledge with minimal disruption in their professional activities.
Whether the title award be Degree or Diploma?
On successful completion of all course requirements, IIM Shillong will award the participants a masters’ degree titled Master of Business Administration (Working Executive).
When and where are sessions held?
It is offered exclusively during weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) at IIM Shillong Guwahati Center. There are three campus immersion modules (6 + 5 + 2 = 13 days) that happen at IIM Shillong main campus. All sessions are broadcasted live for facilitating online participation from anywhere in the world. However, participants are mandated to visit IIM Shillong campus for (any) two among three campus immersion modules, subject to COVID scenario and government restrictions.
What is flexi-hybrid mode?
Participants can choose to attend sessions either in-person at IIM Shillong Guwahati Centre (or IIM Shillong campus during campus immersion) or they can join online from anywhere in the world for live interactions with the class. Participants also have the flexibility to switch and choose between in-class or online mode during any module of their choice. However, participants are mandated to visit IIM Shillong campus for (any) two among three campus immersion modules, subject to COVID scenario and government restrictions.
How does online participation work?
Classrooms are equipped with world-class IT infrastructure for facilitating live interactions. These include multiple webcams and mics with faculty and other in-class participants. Participants joining online are displayed in a dedicated large screen and just as other in-class participants they are encouraged to engage and interact in live class-room discussions.
How is IIM Shillong’s MBAWE online participation mode different from other online/distance programs?
MBAWE participants joining over online mode attend live sessions along with the rest of the participants attending in-person at IIM Shillong Guwahati Center (or IIM Shillong main campus) for all sessions. i.e. the mode of delivery and capturing is synchronous, and there are mandatory attendance requirements. Whereas, in a purely online/distance mode program, content is shared over relevant platforms where participants capture it asynchronously at their preference. Synchronous mode of delivery is advantageous in having live interactions with faculty and other colleagues and also experiencing the classroom atmosphere.
Is it mandatory to visit IIM Shillong during campus immersion modules?
Subject to COVID scenario and government restrictions, participants are mandated to visit IIM Shillong for (any) two among the three campus immersion modules,. The relaxation to skip one module is kept to accommodate situational circumstances, and we strongly recommend each participant to attend all the three modules. Not many would want to miss out the opportunity to interact with the larger student and faculty community at IIM Shillong, and we look forward to hosting the entire batch for all the three modules.
How does the exit and re-entry process work?
Candidates who choose to exit after core courses are eligible for a certificate in ‘Executive Program in General Management'. These candidates can later join back within a span of five years for the elective courses to complete and earn MBAWE degree. However, those candidates who wish to get the ‘EPGM’ certificate need to pay applicable GST on their course fee.
Are there tax implications (GST) on the fee charged?
Participants completing MBAWE degree need not pay any additional taxes. However, participants exiting after the core courses with EPGM certificate need to pay taxes (GST) on the fee paid till module 7.
Are participants eligible for Alumni status of IIM Shillong?
What is eligibility for admissions?
A Bachelors’ degree or equivalent with a minimum three years’ experience is mandatory for joining MBA (WE) program. Specific cut-off criteria and other details can be found in the admissions page.
How MBA (WE) is different from other MBA programs offered by IIM Shillong?
The course design and content of MBA (WE) largely emulates the regular MBA programs offered at IIM Shillong. The same faculty teach all MBA programs. While other MBA programs of IIM Shillong are residential, MBA (WE) program is a non-residential program offered only during weekends for working executives who want to pursue both education and work at the same time.
Is placement support provided by IIM Shillong or MBA (WE) participants?
As the program mandate is to develop skills and knowledge of executives who are already working in their respective organizations, IIM Shillong do not provide placement support for MBA (WE) participants.
How will study material be provided?
Textbooks will be provided in hard-copies for candidates opting for contact classes at IIM Shillong Guwahati Center. For others, e-book version of the same textbooks will be made available. All other study material (including cases, readings, articles, notes, simulations, etc.) will be made available online for all participants at IIM Shillong LMS platform (Moodle).
Can participants access IIM Shillong Library?
Yes. Remote access facility will be provided for participants to browse through the digital resources available at IIM Shillong library.