This is an Executive MBA program offered jointly by IIT Bombay and Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). The program teaches leadership and innovation and is aimed at senior professionals and entrepreneurs.

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PROGRAM Highlights

Message from the CEO

Gopal Shukla
Gopal Shukla
CEO – IIT Bombay – WashU Joint Venture

Gopal is an alumnus of the IIT B-WASHU EMBA Program and the CEO of the IIT Bombay-WashU Joint Venture. Here is his message to future participants.

“Steve Jobs famously noted that you can only connect the dots looking backward, and that is certainly true in my case. My decision to pursue IITB – WashU Executive MBA program was based purely on the fact that after working for so many years in various corporates across industries was to learn something different. Looking back, I have benefited immensely from the breadth of study and interdisciplinary training I received through this program.

We are dedicated to educate tomorrow’s leaders using the foundations of discipline-based rigor and analysis with amazing achievements and assets – the greatest being our extraordinary faculty who have a global impact. Our mission is to influence and educate current and future leaders by creating knowledge with enduring impact.”

School Rankings


IIT Bombay is India Rank 1 University on the QS World Ranking 2019


Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management is India Rank 4 for Business and Management Studies on the QS World Ranking 2019


WashU and Fudan University Executive MBA is Rank 6 on the Financial Times Global EMBA Ranking 2018


By enrolling in this program you are making a commitment to your career. Participants of the Executive MBA develop well-rounded, internationally recognized skills to grow their organizations, harness technological advances and anticipate change. Whether you are beginning an entrepreneurial venture, looking to grow within your existing organization, or planning to take your career to the global stage, this groundbreaking program will equip you with the right mindset, network, and foresight to make that career leap.


Here are some of our illustrious alumni talking about their program experience.

Deepti Thakre | IIT Bombay-WashU EMBA Program Experience
Deepti Thakre
Director Compliance and HR – Allrig, Inc.
Pankaj Patole | IITB-WashU EMBA Program Experience
Pankaj Patole
Senior Director – Technology at Euronet Worldwide
Rahul Murthi | IIT Bombay-WashU EMBA Program Experience
Rahul Murthi
Executive Director – Acies Consulting LLP


Participants receive 17 classroom immersions from IIT Bombay and WashU faculty held in Mumbai at Taj Lands End or/and IIT Bombay Campus once a month from Thursday to Sunday.

The curriculum addresses, business fundamentals, leadership, strategic management themes, growth, data analysis and innovation.

Core Functional

  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Design
  • Data Modelling and Decisions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Operations and Manufacturing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Cost Analysis
  • Communication and Negotiation Skills

Advanced Functional

  • Managing Power and Influence in Organizations
  • Leadership
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Competitive Strategy & Industry Analysis
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Growth, Valuations, and Sustainability
  • Global Business Planning and Strategy
  • Strategic Management of Innovation
Note: Topics and sessions are subject to change based on faculty availability.


Towards the later part of the program, participants will travel to Washington DC and St. Louis to attend the 2-week International Residency at these locations. During the International Residency you will participate in:

Who Should Attend

This program is appropriate for participants who have had significant professional experience. Past participants have been CEO’s, CIO’s, CXO’s, Presidents, Directors, VP’s, AVP’s, Business Heads and Entrepreneurs.

Participants should be able to demonstrate:

Past Participant Profiles

Past participants have been senior professionals from across industries.

Others include Engineer, Consultant, Head of Sale, Product Specialist, Business Adviser, Mobility Architect, Deputy Financial Adviser etc.
Others include Biotechnology, Lifesciences, Chemical R&D, Media, Human Resource Development, Infrastructure, Mining, NGO, Production, Shipping, Transportation.
Note: Data from across previous batches.


S.Narayan Rao
S.Narayan Rao
Head, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay

He is a Professor of Finance with an interest in Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Management, Capital Markets, and Behavioral Finance amongst others. Prof. Rao has been associated with the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management since 1998. He has been visiting faculty at IIM Indore and IIM Shillong. Prof. Rao has been a regular contributor to many publications and journals and has presented and published many papers at various national and international conferences.

Mark P Taylor
Mark P Taylor
Dean, John M. Olin School of Business and Donald Danforth Jr. Distinguished Professor of Finance

He is one of the most highly cited financial economists in the world, began his career as a foreign exchange trader in the city of London and also spent several years as an advisor at the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. He also worked as a managing director at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he led the European arm of the Global Market Strategies Group, a large global macro investment fund.

meet the faculty

Participants benefit from access to a global and diverse team of faculty members from both universities along with thought leaders and established business leaders.

By leveraging renowned faculty members from both IIT Bombay and WashU, participants gain dual perspectives on business and leadership from two of the world’s largest markets.

  • Usha Ananthakumar

    Professor of Data Modeling and Decisions

  • Nicholas Argyres

    Vernon W. & Marion K. Piper Professor of Strategy

  • Markus Baer

    Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

  • William Bottom

    Joyce and Howard Wood Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior

  • Kurt Dirks

    Vice Chancellor of International Affairs and Bank of America Professor of Leadership

  • Daniel Elfenbien

    Associate Professor of Strategy

  • Mahendra Gupta

    Former Dean and Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management

  • John Horn

    Professor of Practice in Economics

  • Vinish Kathuria

    Professor of Economics

  • Ronald King

    Myron Northrop Professor of Accounting

  • Lee Konczak

    Academic Director, Executive MBA Program and Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior

  • Panos Kouvelis

    Director of The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation and Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management

  • Todd Milbourn

    Vice Dean and Hubert C. & Dorothy R. Moog Professor of Finance

  • Patrick Moreton

    Professor of Practice in Strategy and Management and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

  • Jackson Nickerson

    Brookings Non-resident Senior Fellow in Government Studies and Frahm Family Professor of Organization & Strategy

  • T.T. Niranjan

    Assistant Professor of Operations Management

  • Stephen Ryan

    Professor of Economics

  • Seethu Seetharaman

    Director, MS in Customer Analytics; Director, Center for Customer Analytics and Big Data (CCABD) and W. Patrick McGinnis Professor of Marketing

  • Dinesh Sharma

    Professor of Marketing

  • Anjan Thakor

    Director of Doctoral Programs & CFAR and John E. Simon Professor of Finance

Note: Faculty is subject to change


Program participants enjoy lifelong alumni benefits from both universities which include:

Program Date and Fee

Start Date: 14th January 2021

Program Fee: INR 39 Lakh (no additional GST is applicable).

Student loans are available. Please write to enquiry@iitb-wustl.org for student loan details.

The Program Fee includes:

The Program Fee does NOT include:

Payment Schedule

Booking Amount: INR 3 Lakhs

Booking amount is to be paid in 7 days of receiving an acceptance letter.
Booking amount is non-refundable but it can be carried forward to next year.

Round Fee Date
Instalment 1 INR 10 Lakhs 15th December 2020
Instalment 2 INR 13 Lakhs 15th June 2021
Instalment 3 INR 13 Lakhs 15th December 2021

Program fee payments are to be made by RTGS or by Demand Draft.


Round Date
Round 1 Closed
Round 2 Closed
Round 3 Closed
Round 4 Closed
Round 5 Closed
Round 6 10th December 2020
Program Fee: INR 39 Lakhs


Upon successful completion of the Executive MBA program, participants will be awarded a Master of Business Administration.

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