IIM Vs ISB: A Comparative Analysis

By Ishika S.

25th July, 2023

ISB and IIM are top ranked schools in India and worldwide. IIM and ISB are however different in may ways like the average class profile, work experience etc.


“IIM Vs ISB: A Comparative Analysis”

Getting admissions in MBA programs at ISB and IIM depends on the academic credentials. The major difference is in the number of years of working experience at ISB if you have a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience, no experience required in IIM.

Admission Criteria 


– IIM started with locations in Calcutta, Ahmedabad, followed by Bangalore, Lucknow, and more. Now IIMs are located in 20 cities in India. – There are two campuses of ISB in India, Hyderabad, and Mohali.

– On the basis of given data, ISB offers better placements than IIM. They however offer good placements for shorter programs. – IIM is a great option for longer courses.


Global Ranking

Both ISB and IIM rank within the top 50 global MBA schools in the FT ranking. However, ISB ranks better than IIM A, IIM B, and IIM C in the Financial Times (FT) Global MBA ranking.

The Indian School of Business (ISB) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) are two of the best B schools in the country.