School Expert Q&A: Athena School of Management

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Prof. Aditya Singh is the Director of Athena School of Management in Mumbai, India. He studied business from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) and The Wharton School (Univ. of Pennsylvania). He has extensive experience in consulting on Strategy, Talent, Marketing & Leadership. He currently teaches Leadership and Differential Thinking.

1. About the Program?

  • Name of the school?  Athena School of Management 
  • School location?  Mumbai 
  • Year school started? 2012 
  • Any global ranking?
    • #1 Emerging B-School in India (HER Beyond IIMs B-School Survey – 2018)
    • #6 Emerging B-School in India (TOI B-School Survey 2017)
    • Mumbai’s Best Upcoming B-School 2017 (Time Cybermedia)
  • Name of the program? PGPM – Post Graduate Programme in Management 

2. Admission Criteria?

  • Work Experience requirement – 0-5 Years 
  • English Proficiency requirement – Good 
  • Interview/Group Discussion – Yes. Either Face to Face or Skype. 

3. What is the Application Process?

  • How does one apply for the programme? Submit the Online Application Form OR download the application form and email it along with documents. 
  • What is the Application fee? INR 1,500 
  • Where do I get a copy of the Application form? 
  • When does the application process start? 15th July

4. What is the Admission Process?

  • Is there a requirement of 16 years of study prior to applying? No 
  • What constitutes work experience? Full Time only 
  • When should I expect an invitation for an interview? Within a few days of applying. 
  • Who should I contact if I have a question regarding my application status? You can contact us on or call +919699589946 . 

5. Fees & other expenses?

  • What is the estimated cost for the entire program for a foreign student? INR 12,50,000  

6. What is the financial support option available to students?

  • What are the scholarship options available for the students? Scholarships worth Lakhs are available for deserving students.
  • What are the criteria for determining scholarship applications? Merit 
  • What are the options of availing a loan? Education Loans are available. 

7. Curriculum/Faculty/Student Exchange/Hostel accommodation facilities of the school?

  • How many intakes in a year and when? ONE – June
  • Size of the intake? 90 
  • What is the % of foreign students in an average class/intake? 10% 
  • What are the specializations available? IB/ Entrepreneurship/ Marketing/ Finance/ HR/ IT & Ops/ Media & Communications/ Luxury & Brand Management 
  • What are the key sectors represented in recruiters for this programme?
  • Banking, Finance, FMCG, IT, ITES, Consulting, Media, Luxury, Hospitality etc.

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