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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 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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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 3200+ 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.

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Admissions Open

For 2023 Cohort

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


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


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


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


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


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


Mid Career Executives

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


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; rather than 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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Our alumni speak

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

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

Get Promoted

Nothing accelerates career transition and promotions like demonstrable skills. The broadness of your thinking patterns, the depth of your decisions, everything comes into play. Our EMBA pedagogy is tailor made to help you prepare for that.

Become a Cross Functional Leader

Build a proficient understanding of the implications of technology – applied data science – product design – new initiatives and more, on the whole product portfolio, as well as leading cross-functional roles in managing products end to end.

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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.

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 3300+ 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 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 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 designed by leading industry practitioners for mid-career professionals.

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Skill Hackathons
Incubator Tracks

The EMBA in Product Leadership is designed for experienced professionals wanting to build end to end skills needed 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.


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.

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.
Sessions on career path planning, unlimited 1:1 career coaching, mock sessions by industry leaders, and more.


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 for working professionals (EMBA) offered by IPL is an 18-month program with 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.

Yes. The Executive MBA in Product 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 in becoming a senior decision-maker in your organization.

You can watch this video to know 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 which 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 counsellor to know more.

The choice that you make depends on your preferences post-MBA.

Take these factors into consideration:

Duration of the course: An MBA abroad would mean you may have to take a break from your work for two complete years, while IPL’s EMBA is designed such that you can continue in your current role.

Location of job: If you have plans to find a job abroad and eventually settle there, it may make sense for you to look for universities abroad offering MBA. The curriculum followed in an MBA abroad would broadly concentrate on the market trends there. 

But if you would like to continue working in India, and would like to climb the corporate ladder to take up leadership roles, then, without doubt, IPL gives you the best Executive MBA to prepare you for that.

Especially with the niche EMBA specializations in Product Leadership, Applied Data Science & Technology Management, the curriculum for which is based on the latest industry trends across the Indian market, you will be able to take on challenging roles in the Indian job market with finesse.

Fee Structure: On an average, an MBA abroad will cost between INR 20-50 lakhs. The costs may considerably go up taking into consideration your living expenses and you may be forced to take up a part time job in parallel to cover costs.

On the other hand, an EMBA would cost lesser, giving you the maximum return on investment. For the detailed fee structure for an EMBA, visit Executive MBA Fees

The Executive MBA is a UGC-accredited degree program which 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 for pursuing a Ph.D. program. The IPL Executive MBA program, which is a post-graduate degree along with an Industry Internship, gives you the eligibility for doing a Ph.D.

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, 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

Nothing is wrong with the general management approach. In fact, it’s good for people who don’t know what they want to do and want to understand various topics, and get an appreciation of the art and science of management. 

A general management MBA provides you the degree and knowledge, but the experience has to be gained on the job. All jobs specialize in functions, roles, and industries. This means that after a general MBA you will have to choose the industry and the role and then acquire experience in that role before adding value and creating a demand for your talent.

Executive MBA in Product Leadership, on the other hand, is a specialized MBA. It is good for people who know the general direction of their career and that is to be in the product industry as a techno-business leader – NOT an HR leader or a Finance Leader. The specialization brings “relevance” and cuts short the long journey by specializing in Product Leadership.

The program equips you with the product mindset – transformation and knowledge skill sets to apply in current roles instantly. In short, you will achieve the knowledge as well as the experience simultaneously. In a nutshell, the EMBA in product leadership is for those who know they want to be product leaders.

Yes! We do have EMBA 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.

It is not necessary to be an engineer in order to get into the EMBA program. It is only required that you have a career goal to move into a product leadership position, and display the necessary aptitudes during the selection process.

The major difference between the two is the way the entire curriculum is designed. An EMBA from ISB/IIM does not give you the flexibility of working while you pursue your course. But IPL gives you that flexibility where in you are free to continue working while you pursue your course, and receive a UGC-accredited MBA degree upon course completion.

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 EMBA Alumni who chose IPL over other top B-Schools. 

The curriculum goal is to enable one to become a cross-functional specialist with a focus on product innovation. If you are looking for an MBA in Product Management and Leadership, this program is the right one for you. Our courses are hand-picked by industry experts for relevance and delivered by practitioner faculty to bring real-world industry challenges from the boardroom to the classroom. 

Here are some of the courses you will master in IPL’s EMBA in Product Leadership program. 

(1) Leadership Skills (2) Customer Insights (3) Product Marketing (4) Product Design & Operations (5) Lean Entrepreneurship (6) Data Analytics (7) General Management & Finance (8) Management Consulting (9) Strategy & Innovation

Talk to us to know more about the key decision-making parameters. You can also Download the EMBA Brochure for more information.

Yes. The Executive MBA 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.

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 the trimester-wise installment options, the details of which will be described in the admission letter.

Sixteen cohorts have graduated from the EMBA program and three more cohorts are going through the program currently. More details about each cohort can be found on this link – IPL Alumni – 3300+ Global Network

There is no average set by the institute or the board on admissions. EMBA cohorts typically have mid-to-senior level professionals who aspire to move into leadership/CXO roles.

The Executive MBA program has on-campus classes on alternate weekends from 9 AM to 7 PM every month. On an average, the program does not expect a commitment of more than 10-15 hours a week for project work, assignments and online supplemental pre-readings.

IPL’s programs are specifically designed keeping in mind the busy and packed schedule of executives. IPL understands that time is most important for working executives like you. Therefore, our curriculum’s ROI is designed for speed and momentum. Being a cohort of senior practitioners in the program, we understand that it is important to attend critical work and family matters and that you might not be able to attend a class on the campus.

Every live class interaction is recorded in HD video and is available within 48 hours of the class online in the Learning Management System (LMS). With your personalized login, you can access it anywhere, anytime.

This is also useful if you want to go back to a previous class and review a certain topic in action even if you attended that class! For more details and information on the benefits of the program, Talk to us or Download the EMBA Brochure.

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 industry project wherein the participants are moulded 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, online supplemental pre-readings (for example, Harvard Business Cases, simulations, etc.) It is flexible by design but still has enough rigor to ensure applied learning. Please visit the EMBA in Product Leadership page to get more details.

Here are some of the significant outcomes of the EMBA 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 EMBA 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 EMBA program, visit EMBA 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 Immersions, 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 EMBA 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.

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