Hyderabad: Indian School of Business has witnessed a 39 per cent increase in the number of recruiters participating in the current placements season. Over 400 companies-domestic and international – have made 1,113 offers to students of the PGP Class of 2017 with an average salary of around 22 lakhs.
Besides the regular recruiters such as McKinsey & Co, BCG, Parthenon, AT Kearney, Apple, Microsoft, Citibank, Novartis, Siemens, Amazon, Cognizant, Hindustan Unilever, who were on campus, there were several new companies such as Jones Lang LaSalle, Havells, Revigo, P&G, Lending kart, Reliance Jio, Mindtree Consulting, L’ Oreal, Bain & Co and Roland Berger.
Also, the government of Andhra Pradesh recruited at ISB for the second consecutive year with a total of 21 offers.
ISB students were the preferred choice for several public advocacy and strategy roles. For the first time, they were chosen for roles of executive assistants to district magistrates at select districts in the state.
Other roles offered were in the areas of fin-tech, textiles, tourism, and infrastructure among others.
About 70+offers were made for leadership roles by leading corporates including Aditya Birla Group, Citibank, Yes Bank, Philips India Ltd, Tech Mahindra, MAX, Mytrah Energy and Genpact.
Axis Bank continued to hire women students of ISB for their exclusive Leadership Programme for the third year, with roles across treasury, corporate finance, retail and consumer banking. Making its first appearance on campus was Ashok Leyland, which also recruited ISB’s women students for leadership positions across product, general management and strategy.
ISB graduates continue to be choice of international companies as they come with transnational work experience. These companies offered senior management positions across locations such as Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Japan and Singapore. Among the international companies, Cargill, Apple, Coty Inc, Landmark Group, Baycurrent and Credit Access Asia were some among those who recruited for the first time at ISB
Consulting and IT/ITES sectors continued to be the largest recruiting sectors constituting 20 per cent and 21 per cent of total number of offers followed by BFSI and healthcare & pharma.
With a class size of 903 in two campuses at Hyderabad and Mohali, the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) has a diverse mix of professionals across age groups, location, vertical and function, which allows recruiters from various sectors the opportunity to hire for multiple positions.
ISB follows ‘rolling placements process,’ which is a campus neutral, lateral hiring process spread over several months allowing students and recruiters an equal opportunity to interact with each other and find their desired fit. The school supports and encourages students in their independent search efforts to find their preferred careers till the placements season concludes.