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 IITB-WashU EMBA program and the CEO of the IIT Bombay-WashU Joint Venture. Here is his message to future participants:

“As the CEO of the joint venture between IIT Bombay and Washington University in St. Louis, my endeavor is to provide every participant with a functionally excellent and psychologically safe landscape. I believe that each of the 18 precious months they spend with us should contribute tremendously to their personal proficiency and professional acumen. At the end of their tenure, each one of them should metamorphose into a newer and better version of themselves - a more confident, competent, and consistent professional or entrepreneur. They should be future-ready, transition-ready, and eager to embrace every challenge or opportunity with grace, intelligence and intuition.”

School Rankings


IIT Bombay Program by India, QS World Ranking 2021


Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management Program by India for Business and Management studies, QS World Ranking 2021


Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, FT Global MBA Ranking, 2021


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.

Kaizad Engineer | IITB-WashU EMBA Program Experience
Kaizad Engineer
Technical Director at Ushta Infinity Construction Company Pvt. Ltd.
Richard Theknath | IITB-WashU EMBA Program Experience
Richard Theknath
Chairman & Managing Director of Jet Freight Logistics Ltd.
Sheshadri Srinivas | IITB-WashU EMBA Program Experience
Sheshadri Srinivas
CEO of Canarys Automations Pvt. Ltd.
Atul Barjatya | IIT Bombay-WashU EMBA Program Experience
Atul Barjatya
Head of channel sales of Merck Life Science Pvt. Ltd.


Participants receive 17 classroom immersions from IIT Bombay and WashU faculty held at IIT Bombay Campus, Mumbai 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
  • Data Modelling and Decisions
  • Marketing Management
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Organizational Behavior and Design
  • Managerial Economics
  • Operations and Manufacturing Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Start-Up Consulting Project - Experiential Learning
  • Communication and Negotiation Skills

Advanced Functional

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management of Innovation
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Customer Analytics
  • Strategic Cost Analysis
  • Managing Power and Influence
  • Macro Economics
  • Growth, Valuation & Sustainability
  • Competitive Strategy & Industry Analysis
  • Leadership


  • The two-week capstone project is an integral part of the program and will help you build on the learnings from the modules to solve real-world business challenges
  • Guided by the program faculty, this hands-on learning will sharpen your understanding to integrate the theoretical concepts with practical business applications
Note: Topics and sessions are subject to change based on faculty availability.


Towards the latter 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 Batch Profiles

Past participants have been senior professionals from across industries.

*Others include Engineer, Consultant, Head of Sale, Product Specialist, Business Adviser, Mobility Architect, and Deputy Financial Adviser, amongst others.
*Others include Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Chemical R&D, Media, Infrastructure, Mining, Shipping, Transportation, amongst others.
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 interest in Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Management, Capital Markets, and Behavioral Finance amongst others...More info

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...More info

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

    Usha Ananthakumar

    Professor of Data Modeling and Decisions

  • Nicholas Argyres

    Nicholas Argyres

    Professor of Strategy

  • Markus Baer

    Markus Baer

    Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior

  • William Bottom

    William Bottom

    Professor of Organizational Behavior

  • Kurt Dirks

    Kurt Dirks

    Professor of Leadership

  • Daniel Elfenbien

    Daniel Elfenbien

    Associate Professor of Strategy

  • Mahendra Gupta

    Mahendra Gupta

    Professor of Accounting and Management

  • Radha Gopalan

    Radha Gopalan

    Professor of Finance

  • Vinish Kathuria

    Vinish Kathuria

    Professor of Economics

  • Ronald King

    Ronald King

    Professor of Accounting

  • Peter Boumgarden

    Peter Boumgarden

    Professor of Practice

  • Todd Gormley

    Todd Gormley

    Professor of Finance

  • Tarek Ghani

    Tarek Ghani

    Professor of Strategy

  • Jackson Nickerson

    Jackson Nickerson

    Professor of Organization & Strategy

  • Dennis Zhang

    Dennis Zhang

    Associate Professor of Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology

  • Stephen Ryan

    Stephen Ryan

    Professor of Economics

  • Seethu Seetharaman

    Seethu Seetharaman

    Professor of Marketing

  • Dinesh Sharma

    Dinesh Sharma

    Professor of Marketing

  • Anjan Thakor

    Anjan Thakor

    Professor of Finance

Note: This is a tentative list, and the confirmed faculty will be shared closer to the program commencement.


Participants of the program enjoy lifelong alumni benefits from both universities.

  • Alumni Career and Networking Services
  • Alumni join a network of professionals based all over the world. The Alumni Career and Networking Services offers its members seminars, workshops, and networking events.

    Additionally, IIT Bombay organizes regular social events and special interest group meetings throughout the year with activities planned not only in Mumbai but across India – giving its alumni ample opportunities to expand their professional and social networks.

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Alumni receive access to lectures, discussion sessions, and on-campus conferences.

  • Student-Alumni Contact
  • Alumni are encouraged to develop themselves as mentors to the next generation of IIT Bombay students through the University’s expansive mentoring opportunities, including on-campus lecture series, internship programs, and recruitment drives.

  • Ongoing Benefits
  • Alumni have access to the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management Alumni Network, which offers access to an online alumni directory, an IIT Bombay forwarding email account, discount on accommodation at the Institute Guest House, and discounts on access to the library, pool, and gymkhana facilities.

  • As a Life Member, you can steer the destiny of your Association by electing your Board of Directors in annual elections. You can yourself also contest elections
  • Fifty percent concession in Guest House accommodation charges
  • A Life Membership Card which gives easy access to the campus
  • Easy access to the campus and facilities such as concession in library membership charges, access to the swimming pool, and other gymkhana facilities
  • The Alumni Association’s activities are solely supported by the one-time membership fees of its life members. Your life membership provides key support, enabling the Directors, volunteers, and staff of IITBAA/ ITBHF, who work tirelessly to implement initiatives, programs, services, and events
  • You support the expansion and growth of IITBAA by signing up for life membership and encouraging other alumni to sign up
  • Access to Life-long <@iitbombay.org> inbox with free 30 GB inbox space
  • A web infrastructure that gives you monthly newsletters and updates
  • Creation of mailing groups based on your chapter, hostel, department, batch, and other affiliations and a facility to network with a powerful alumni body
  • Organizing events on the campus like batch reunions, Annual Alumni Day, Sports Meet, mentorship programs, and much more
  • Organizing events in your local chapters like Fresher’s Night, talks, entertainment, and several other theme events
  • Cements your ties with the Institute and the global alumni community and allows you numerous networking opportunities at the chapter level as well as globally
  • Career and Networking Opportunities
  • WashU alumni have access to a directory of over 130,000 alumni as well as multiple social media channels, which add value to members’ professional and personal lives. WashU maintains local alumni chapters around the world and global special interest groups. WashU also provides ongoing career resources to ensure alumni stay competitive and knowledgeable in their fields.

  • Ongoing Benefits
  • Alumni have access to a WashU forwarding email and exclusive WashU merchandise – including the WashU Ring, an instant way to spot a fellow alumnus.

    Alumni also have exclusive access to regular travel opportunities organized by WashU Alumni Association – a great way for alumni to expand their professional and social networks while seeing the world.

Program Date and Fee

Start Date: January 2023

Program Duration: 18 Months

Program Fee: INR 42 Lakhs (Initial fee to be paid within 7 days of receiving the acceptance letter. Fee is non refundable and no additional GST is applicable).

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

The non refundable Program Fee includes:

The Program Fee does NOT include:

Payment Schedule

Round Fee Date
Installment 1 INR 14 Lakhs Nov 15, 2022
Installment 2 INR 14 Lakhs May 15, 2023
Installment 3 INR 14 Lakhs Oct 15, 2023

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


Round Deadline
Round 1 Closed
Round 2 Closed
Round 3 Closed
Round 4 Closed
Round 5 Nov 30, 2022

Note: Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis. There may or may not be further rounds basis the seat availability.

Degree Certificate

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

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