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EXECUTIVE MBA IN
PRODUCT LEADERSHIP

Become the Product Leader you'd want to follow!

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Why Executive MBA in Product Leadership?

Become a cross functional leader in the context of business, market, customer, product & innovation. The Executive MBA from IPL helps you master the art of storytelling, stakeholder management, influencing without authority, negotiation  and application of Generative AI in practical product management scenarios. Learn by Doing it right through experiential learning led by industry’s top decision makers as faculties and executive coaches, and pursue India’s best MBA for working professionals in product leadership.

A curriculum designed by leading industry practitioners for senior / mid-career professionals.

Become a cross functional leader in the context of business, market, customer, product & innovation. The Executive MBA from IPL helps you master the art of storytelling, stakeholder management, influencing without authority, negotiation and more. Learn by Doing it right through experiential learning led by industry’s top decision makers as faculties and executive coaches, and pursue India’s best MBA for working professionals in product leadership.


A curriculum designed by leading industry practitioners for senior / mid-career professionals.

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GET READY TO BECOME AN EXECUTIVE LEADER!

NOT YOUR TYPICAL MBA! The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the Institute of Product Leadership is an 18 months experiential UGC approved degree program that specializes in transforming senior/mid-career professionals into C-suite executives. With over 4000+ alumni at top positions leading million dollar businesses, this MBA for working professionals like you, focuses on building & nurturing hands-on strategic decision making as well as business execution guaranteeing 6X growth in 3 years.

Alumni Network
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Engaged Industry Leaders
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Represented Companies
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Global Practitioner Faculty
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Admissions Closing Soon

Early Admitted Participants get access to additional Career Coaching, Learning Labs and Harvard repository.

Duration & Fees

18 Months

Admission Fee: ₹ 60,000
Course Fee: ₹ 2.6 Lakhs / semester

100% Interest free pre-approved loans available

On Campus

Bangalore

Alternate Weekends, Campus Immersions, Monthly Projects with “Learning by Doing” pedagogy.

Eligibility

Mid Career Executives

UGC Accredited Bachelor’s degree program in any discipline

Duration & Fees

18 Months

Admission Fee: ₹ 60,000
Course Fee: ₹ 2.6 Lakhs / semester

100% Financial Assistance

On Campus

Bangalore

3 Semesters of the experiential learning will happen on campus every alternate weekends.

Eligibility

Mid Career Executives

A bachelors Degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks.

Last Date to Apply

December 07, 2022

Early Admitted Participants get access to additional Career Coaching, Learning Labs and Harvard repository.

Duration & Fees

18 Months

Admission Fee: ₹ 60,000
Course Fee: ₹ 2.6 Lakhs / semester

100% Financial Assistance

On Campus

Bangalore

3 Semesters of the experiential learning will happen on campus every alternate weekends.

Eligibility

Mid Career Executives

A bachelors Degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks.

#ReThinkGenericMBA

The Best Executive MBA in India that focuses on

Becoming a High Impact Leader

It’s not about managing people anymore. Modern Innovators are expected to see the bigger picture & lead decision-making rather than just executing on orders. Hence, the Executive MBA in Product Leadership and Management.

Learn what's Relevant

Understand the know-how of innovation, influence and problem solving with an Executive MBA specialized in new-age skills – Product Leadership, Applied Data Science, Design Thinking, and Generative AI focusing on practical applications beyond the general principles of management.

Building a Portfolio

Portfolio of demonstrable skills weigh a lot more than resumes! Hence our Executive MBA program focuses on real-world problem solving skills + networking with hiring managers, ultimately triggering Career Transition / Acceleration to C-suite roles.

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Hiring Managers

HOW WE DID IT

Our alumni speak

Because learning has to be ROI driven especially for professionals for whom time is more important than money!

What learners have to say about our
Executive MBA in Product Leadership

Archana MallikarjunaSenior Product Manager Specialist,
Telstra
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This program has provided me with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the field of product management. I am excited to apply these learnings to my current role and future career opportunities.
Vishal JainLSI Manager,
ROHM Semiconductor India
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Huge transformation for me from a techie to a product leader. I felt like it was a journey to discover myself again. This course has actually enabled me to discover what else I can do in life. It has given me an opportunity to move into the next orbit so maybe I can play more responsible roles, I feel confident, and it has given me the skills to handle, guide, and mentor startups. It has given me knowledge and skills that I can even launch my own startup.
Ravi BheesettyFounder and Navigator,
Stealth Mode
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It was a memorable journey, every session was memorable. My interaction with Professor Sanjay was amazing, where we actually learned about how the big companies think about future technology, how they actually try to look at their product line, and how they can actually build the solution for the future. So that is something that was very interesting.
Vishal Settipalli Senior Product Manager,
Alation
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One of the best decisions of adding an EMBA degree to my profile. The learning is experiential and continuous, perfectly relevant and hands-on. There is permanent brain damage that drills into you Product and Customer Thinking and start believing in yourself as a Product Leader. The one line that you will keep hearing from the first minute in your class "AWESOMENESS OR NOTHING". Kudos to the entire team.
Archana MallikarjunaSenior Product Manager Specialist,Telstra
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Product management is not taught to us theoretically, we are asked to meet our end customers directly, we are asked to go ahead and take the customer interviews, we are asked to go and sell our products to our prospective customers so there are many things which ipl teaches us on a day-to-day basis.
Shreya SomaniAVP, Product & Portfolio Lead,
Bandhan Bank
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IPL hosts a lot of events and skillathon type activities which gives us an opening gate to us to the entire world for career day events they bring a lot of Industry leaders who are like VP plus positions in different organizations they come over to the campus they have a face-to-face conversations they give us challenges life challenges to solve we solve them out and then they hone our skills.
Pallav DasHead of Business,
Probe42
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I was really excited to join this program. Today it’s all about being a product manager and I was very optimistic that this program has helped me grow in the product leadership ladder. Today I’m a very different professional altogether and I believe I have learned a lot in product management and leadership. Overall I’m a very well-defined professional today. I have implemented my learnings. I have got a promotion and have implemented a couple of major projects in my organization.
Balaji RajagopalanPrincipal Product Manager,
Tesco Bengaluru
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With over 15 years of experience, choosing the Institute of Product Leadership (IPL) has been a transformative decision, enhancing my product leadership skills through practical learning with seasoned professionals. The diverse, supportive cohort and family-like environment at IPL offer invaluable networks and personal growth opportunities. Additionally, IPL events provide a platform to showcase and further develop our skills.
Sandeep Ranganath Senior Technical Program Manager,Zyient
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Great faculties, Awesome learning experience. The professors are industry experts, who bring in their vast experience to the class and make it more engaging and interesting. Assignments in each semester is an awesome way to think about a real problem and work on a solution, rather than just knowing about it theoretically.
Suvrajit SarkarHeading Game Development,
Bluboy Entertainments Pvt Ltd
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It was a journey to self-discovery while I was completing my MBA in Product Leadership at IPL. IPL has great faculty, great Alumni Network and unparalleled pedagogy that makes it an obvious choice for everyone who is looking to advance his/her career in Product Leadership.
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72% of companies across all industries are going through digital transformation & hence what we need are leaders and managers who can understand the context of customer, technology and business.
Amit Phadnis
Office of CTO, GE Healthcare

Career Impact & Accelerated ROI

We believe that Executive Education should produce 6x return in 3 years

Fast Track Promotions & Premium Compensation

Nothing accelerates career transition and promotions like demonstrable skills. Professionals who demonstrate customer context, business context, and innovation context together with data as well as storytelling skills consistently make much more and grow 6X faster than their peers. The program pedagogy is tailor-made to help you prepare for that.

Become a Cross Functional Leader

Build a proficient understanding of the implications of technology on the entire product portfolio, encompassing applied data science, product design, and the transformative power of Generative AI. With this expertise, you’ll proficiently lead cross-functional teams, managing products end-to-end.

Future Proof your
Career

Learn how generative AI can impact your work, leading to improved performance. By mastering prompt engineering, you contribute directly to your company’s success. This approach ensures you stay ahead of industry trends, positioning you as a leader in your field.

Become the CEO
of the product

Master all aspects of the product’s strategy and execution – the end-to-end process of discovering, designing, developing, delivering and managing products.

Get Clear ROI beyond accredited degree

Leverage global alumni of 4000+ senior leadership professionals and global practitioners as faculties, plan your career roadmap with dedicated & unlimited 1:1 mentoring and coaching, industry webinars, masterclasses, networking events and additional learning resources. The opportunity to learn and grow through our Executive MBA is consistent and incremental.

Be your own
Boss

As a stepping stone for future entrepreneurs, the Executive MBA program provides both networking and experiential learning with Unlimited 1:1 Coaching with Skill & Career Coaches on venture capital building for mid-career professionals who aspire to take the lead in the world of new business.

Executive MBA Cohort Profile

With a cohort consisting of professionals from diverse industrial, functional, and educational backgrounds, learning becomes interesting and networking becomes impactful.

The Executive MBA ensures that you maximize your learning opportunities through a diverse cohort with learners as CXOs, VPs & Directors from Technology, Product and Engineering spaces, Entrepreneurs, Project Managers, Existing/Aspiring Product Managers, UX Designers, Architects, Presales & Account/Delivery Managers, Engineering Leads, Data scientists, and many other different walks of life.

The Executive MBA at IPL ensures that you maximize your learning opportunities through a diverse cohort with learners as CXOs, VPs & Directors from Technology, Product and Engineering spaces, Entrepreneurs, Project Managers, Existing/Aspiring Product Managers, UX Designers, Architects, Presales & Account/Delivery Managers, Engineering Leads, Data scientists, and many other different walks of life.

CURRICULUM

Curriculum designed by leading industry practitioners for mid-career professionals.

Courses
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Skill Hackathons
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Incubator Tracks
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The EMBA in Product Leadership is designed for experienced professionals wanting to build end to end skills needed to lead product decision/execution in top organizations or even start their own ventures.

  • 3 Semesters of Integrated Learning by Doing, Skill Labs & Industry Internships.
  • Traditional exams replaced by Skill Hackathons – working on real company problems sponsored by hiring managers.

Core Courses

Foundation courses focused on design, marketing and leadership skills.

Value Proposition Design

Leadership Skills for Product Leaders

User Experience Design & Prototyping

Product Marketing & Growth Hacking

Intermediate Courses

Intermediate courses focused on Product Innovation, financial and Advance Leadership skills.

Strategic Acumen For Product Leaders

Business Finance for Product Leaders

Product Operations

Advance Leadership Skills for Product Leaders

Advance Courses

Advance courses focused on technology, analytics and Leadership Portfolio.

Data Analytics for Product Leaders

Leadership Portfolio

Technology Trends

To get an in-depth view of the program curriculum, download the brochure.

LEARNING BY DOING

Sandbox Environment for Applied Learning

Learn on Saturday, Apply on Monday!

Product Labs

Bring Your Own Idea (BYOI) – Build and execute your business & product prototype end to end. In the experiential platform of “Learning by Doing”, build & validate your MVP simultaneously working on growth-hacking tactics, product & finance planning, product marketing, and more.

Skill Labs

Practice & implement new-age skills augmented through comprehensive frameworks and skill-hackathons, by working on real-time industry problems and simulations.

Career Labs

Unlimited Career Opportunities via Talent Hackathons from DAY 1, networking with hiring managers / industry meet-ups and more.
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Sessions on career path planning, unlimited 1:1 career coaching, mock sessions by industry leaders, and more.

Unlock your Generative AI Co-Strategist

Use Generative AI as a creator, assistant, a co-strategist and a thought partner to do research, gut-check big decisions and play devil's advocate on your strategy.

Product Labs

Bring Your Own Idea (BYOI) – Build and execute your business & product prototype end to end. In the experiential platform of “Learning by Doing”, build & validate your MVP simultaneously working on growth-hacking tactics, product & finance planning, product marketing, and more.

Skill Labs

Practice & implement new-age skills augmented through comprehensive frameworks and skill-hackathons, by working on real-time industry problems and simulations.

Communications Labs

Establish your Personal Brand: Skills such as Art of storytelling, Cross-culture Communications, Networking within & outside, Influence without Authority Stakeholder Management, Negotiation, and more.

Career Labs

Unlimited Career Opportunities via Talent Hackathons from DAY 1, networking with hiring managers / industry meet-ups and more.
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Sessions on career path planning, unlimited 1:1 career coaching, mock sessions by industry leaders, and more.

3 STEP PROCESS

We look for the right kind of people for this program who are passionate enough to build their career in product leadership.

Application Submission

Statement of Purpose and profile information

Online Test

Scenario based Innovation IQ Assessment. No Prep necessary

Personal Interview

Group Discussion and Campus Visit

Start your Application and Get your Assessment

Application Fee 3500 INR

(includes the Skill Aptitude Test & Campus Visit)

Frequently Asked Questions

The Executive MBA in Product management & leadership program at the Institute of Product Leadership is an accredited, government-approved formal degree program. It’s a UGC-approved, formal MBA degree program jointly offered by a partner university in India. Sixteen cohorts have graduated from the Executive MBA program and three more cohorts are going through the program currently. More details about each cohort can be found on this link – IPL Alumni – 3700+ Global Network

The Executive MBA in Product Management & Leadership offered is an 18-month program with an additional 2 months for industry internship, allowing the learners to become eligible for doing a PhD in future.
It has face-to-face sessions on the campus on alternate weekends from 9 AM to 4 PM. One can complete the courses and project work as early as 18 months.

Our program stands out due to its blend of practical experiential learning, industry expert faculty, and strong focus on current and emerging trends in product management.

Yes. The Executive MBA in Product Management & Leadership is designed for high-potential senior and mid-career professionals who are looking to accelerate their career paths to C-suite and senior leadership roles. It gives you a practical and hands-on engagement with business management, processes, techniques, and frameworks that you can immediately apply at your workplace. Through the course, you will learn the new-age skills required to accelerate your career and contribute positively to your organization. The leadership assessments and personalized executive coaching that form a part of the curriculum will help refine the leader in you. At the end of the program, you will acquire strategic decision-making skills and leading cross-functional skills that help you become a senior decision-maker in your organization.


You can watch this video to learn more about the Executive MBA Impact.

A specialized program is designed for orbit shift, but it may not be for everyone.

The Executive MBA program at IPL is ideal for senior working professionals who want to take on broader management responsibilities to advance their careers in roles that are growing in demand – Product, Data, and Leadership roles.

We recommend that you take the time to determine your career path, access all the parameters that make a B-School the right fit as per your career aspirations, and then find the fastest vehicle to get there.

Talk to your career counselor to know more.

The Executive MBA is a UGC-accredited degree program that is specially designed for working professionals, business leaders, and managers who want to fast-track their careers into executive roles and sharpen their business and leadership skills. According to the UGC guidelines, you need at least a postgraduate degree to pursue a PhD program. The IPL’s Executive MBA in product management & leadership program, which is a postgraduate degree along with an Industry Internship, gives you the eligibility for doing a PhD.

You don’t need to have product management experience before you join the Executive MBA in Product Leadership, and if you do, it certainly will help you accelerate and develop that skill further.
The intent of the program is to build foundational skills in finance, user experience, agile, product management, product marketing, and growth hacking, and to create a really well-rounded personality so you can become a true product leader.

Product management is also not just in a title, but it also has to be understood in the role. At the end of the day, it’s a customer-facing, innovation-driven role where you’re involved in developing all the way from an idea to validation to productizing it to launching it.

Modern-day executives are expected to rally & motivate teams towards a common purpose, influence people from cross-functional teams, convince key stakeholders like internal teams, customers, partners, and investors of their point of view, make informed and contextual decisions, negotiate relentlessly and manage conflicts. These require some specific leadership skills like:

  • Executive Presence
  • Art of Storytelling
  • Facilitation Skills for decision-making 
  • Influence without authority
  • Negotiation & Conflict Management skills

Yes! We do have Executive MBA students who make the alternate weekend commute from cities within easy flying distance from Bangalore. We can put you in touch with some of them to explore the reality of making this commute. Talk to us.

IPL offers an excellent Executive MBA in Product Management and Leadership that draws cohorts from the top MNCs and technology companies. On-campus classes take place on alternate weekends at one of the Bangalore campuses. We can put you in touch with some of our senior Executive MBA Alumni who chose IPL over other top B-Schools.

Talk to us to learn more about the key decision-making parameters. You can also Download the Executive MBA Brochure for more information.

Program Fee is pre-approved for up to 100% through education loans with major banks. Upon receiving the admission letter, you can apply at the pre-defined contacts with the banks, or you can also avail of the trimester-wise instalment options, the details of which will be described in the admission letter.

The Executive MBA program at IPL offers on-campus classes every alternate weekend, allowing for a minimal weekly commitment of 10-15 hours for projects, assignments, and online readings. Designed for busy executives, IPL recognizes the value of your time. The curriculum prioritizes speed and momentum, understanding the need for flexibility due to work and family commitments. HD video recordings of live classes are available within 48 hours on the Learning Management System, providing convenient access anytime, anywhere. Which is  particularly beneficial for reviewing past classes. For more information on program benefits Download the Executive MBA Brochure here, or Talk to us.

Executive MBAs are part-time only in the sense of the way the classes are scheduled. Typically, Executive MBAs and part-time MBAs have classes scheduled over the weekend. The fundamental difference between a part-time MBA course and an Executive MBA course lies in the basis of its curriculum design and target audience.

A part-time MBA typically targets freshers or professionals who are relatively new to the industry, their experience of the industry being nil or negligible. The duration of the course may vary anywhere between two and three years.

IPL’s Executive MBA in Product Leadership is designed for mid-career and senior professionals who are looking for career acceleration into leadership roles or to transition into product management roles. It has a laser-focused curriculum and a fixed duration of 18 months + 2 months for industry projects wherein the participants are molded into industry leaders.

No. We DON’T expect professionals to quit or break from their current work. In fact, if you are a working professional you have a higher chance of getting accepted!

The program does expect an additional commitment of 10-15 hours a week for project work, assignments, and online supplemental pre-readings (for example, Harvard Business Cases, simulations, etc.) It is flexible by design but still has enough rigour to ensure applied learning. Please visit the Executive MBA in Product Leadership page to get more details.

Here are some of the significant outcomes of the Executive MBA program

– You develop strategic decision-making skills and leading cross-functional skills
– You gain a global business perspective with an end-to-end understanding of the business process
– At the end of the program, you will have the ability to participate as well as lead and manage new ventures.
– Increase in salary is dependent on various factors apart from the completion of the Executive MBA program itself. It largely depends on the kind of industry that you are transitioning to, the prior experience you have in the domain you are moving into, and the leadership qualities you possess.

Alumni research indicates an increase in excess of 30% of their financial plan within six months of graduating.

For the detailed fee structure of the Executive MBA in Product Management Degree program, visit the Executive MBA Fee Structure.

Since the program is government-approved, there is no service tax applicable.

The admission fee is payable only if you are admitted to the program and is non-refundable. 

Fees are inclusive of reference materials, Harvard cases, simulations, study material, Personalized Assessments, 1:1 Coach Time, Product Labs, Communication Labs, Annual Alumni Registration Fees, and select dinners & refreshments.

Global Immersion, field visits, travel and visa costs are not included in the fees.

Executive MBA in Product Leadership is laser-focused on building the actionable skills necessary for accelerated careers in the product industry. Here are three fundamental ways the Executive MBA is different from other programs:

  1. Pedagogy –“Learning by Doing”
  2. Global Practitioners as Faculty – “Learning from People who DO (not just know)”
  3. Curriculum – Relevant, New Age and Industry Career Path focused.

To access our comprehensive blog detailing the distinctions between our Executive MBA in Product Leadership and other programs such as PGP, PGX, and PGDs, please click here


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EMI Payment Plan

The following instalment option is available for the
Executive MBA in Product Leadership programme:

Programme Fee INR 7,80,000 + GST
Total Tenure ( Months) 24
Advance EMI 2
Advance EMI amount Rs. 68900/-
Processing Fee 1%
Processing Fee Amount Rs. 7800/-
Advance EMI+ Processing Fee Amount Rs. 76700/-
Balance EMI 22
EMI Amount Rs. 34450/-
Rate of Interest 3% per annum

Application closing soon. Last date to apply December 23, 2023