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JKLU Pinnacle MBA Programme

The Pinnacle MBA is a space for students to think creatively, explore their unique potentials and become problem solvers for businesses and societies of the future. The programme is a 2-year full-time, residential, post graduate degree programme, where our students are given the opportunity to truly build an entrepreneurial mindset – grounded in academic theory, the programme provides the opportunity to learn-by-doing, be inspired by faculty, visiting lecturers, speakers and experts from different domains, industries and geographies, and acquire a broad perspective with a wide variety of courses.

Architects of the Course

The Pinnacle MBA at JKLU is a one-of-a-kind reimagined programme designed by experts from higher education, management studies, business and industry to offer the right blend of academics, experience and experimentation to the students. We believe that every individual should be given the opportunity to develop personally as well as professionally, in whichever domain they are interested in; to chase; an opportunity to chase your dreams and see them come true.

pramath raj sinha

Pramath Raj Sinha

Board of Management Member, JKLU;
Founding Dean of ISB, Hyderabad



Asheesh Gupta

Asheesh Gupta

Pro-Vice Chancellor, JKLU

The Curriculum

Optional certification from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA

The three converging tracks of the programme that form the pillar of the curriculum are:

Management Studies

The ‘Mastering Management Practice’ track will offer core management courses of marketing, strategy, operations, innovation, organisational behaviour, accounting, finance, business planning, business ethics, digital marketing, problem-solving, decision making, supply chain & logistics, network businesses, sales, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

Liberal Arts & Science

Can you make the right choices for your organisation without understanding the economics, politics and sociology of that choice? We need professionals, today, who can to contexualise their environment and draw from multiple disciplines to innovate. This track, therefore, offers courses such as micro and macro economics, comparative politics, sociology, history, psychology, development studies, international relations, public policy and design thinking. Unique to this programme, you will also gain business understanding of key technologies like Artificial intelligence, Internet of things and Automation, which are changing the world of work so that you can confidently approach the work environment of future.

Personal Growth

The courses offered in this track helps you understand and build on your strengths, develop critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication skills. We believe in identifying your unique styles, motivations, interests and aspirations to help you hone and upgrade your skills.

How We Do It Differently

Experiential Projects

Experiential projects based learning with live and capstone projects

Focused Mentorship

Personal development and mentorship for each scholar

Multidisciplinary Learning

Multidisciplinary curriculum included new-generation themes: AI, Design thinking, Automation, Data Sciences

Expert Faculty

Expert faculty academia & industry, from a variety of disciplines

Personal Leadership

Learn self-assessment tools and technologies, designed to help understand, manage and lead yourself effectively

The unique learning experience of the Pinnacle MBA programme is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to network, experiment, create and apply what you study, before you step outside into the real-world. We give our distinctive opportunities that no other institution in the country provides today:

Pioneer Batch Scholarship

To the founding batch of the Pinnacle Programme, we are offering a scholarship of Rs. 2,00,000 each year on the Academic Fees to every student joining the programme. Please find further details of the fee, after taking into account the scholarship here.


Amit Gulati
Founder, Incubis
B.Des, NID Ahmedabad

Ankon Mitra
Co-founder, Hexagramm
MS, University College London; B.Arch, SPA Delhi

Bennett McClellan
Professor & Vice Dean Jindal School of Liberal Arts
MBA, Harvard Business School; BA, University of California

Bhawani Singh Shekhawat
CEO UK/Europe, The Akshaya Patra Foundation
MA, University of Mumbai; BA University of Rajasthan

Jishnu Changkoti
Director, Sueno Management Consultancy
PGDM, IIM Kolkata; B.Tech, NIT Calicut

Madhusudan Mukherjee
Asst. Professor, SLU College
Visiting faculty NID, IIM A Ph.D in Nonsense Literature

Prabhu Aggarwal
Founding VC, O P Jindal University
PhD & MBA, University of Washington; B.Tech, IIT Kanpur

Prashant Dhawan
Co-founder, Biomimicry India
PGPM, ISB Hyderabad; B.Tech, SPA Delhi

Pushkal Kumar Pandey
Higher education professional
MBA, IIM Bangalore; M.Tech & B.Tech, IIT Delhi

Sanjay Saraf
MD, Bizol HR Services
PGDM, IIM Kolkata; B.Tech IIT Kanpur

Seema Anand
Co-founder, Biomimicry India
B.Arch TVB School of Habitat Studies

Shalabh Chandra
SVP & Global GM, Analogic Corporation
MBA, The Wharton School UPenn; MS, The Ohio State University;
B.Tech IIT Kanpur

Sonam Mansukhani
Senior Academician; Recipient of Award for Teaching Excellence;
Ph.D, University of Mumbai

Tushar Jaruhar
MBA, Kellogg School of Management;
Dual MS, University of Pennsylvania

Yugal Nauhria
Associate Professor, Institute of Management, JKLU;
Ph.D, IIT Delhi; PGDM, IMT Ghaziabad


Raghava Rao
Vice President Finance & CFO, Amazon India
IIT Bombay & IIM Calcutta alumnus

Sanjay Shrivastava
Business Head, Mahindra World City, Jaipur
Harvard Business School & IIM Calcutta alumnus

Ravi Chandran
Co-Founder & COO, Ellora Health Technologies
IIT Bombay & IIM Calcutta alumnus

Ghanshyam Singh Jodha
Executive Director, Asal Durg Enterprises
Former global market research expert with Neilson

Hari Singh Shekhawat
Mentor – Student Transformation, JKLU
Former Human Resource head with Welspun, GoAir, Holcim, Honda; XLRI alumnus

Saurabh Jain
Online business leader and entrepreneur
Chief Counsellor collegedekho.com
Former Program Manager Cognizant
Delivery Manager Volkswagen AG

Abhinav Sharma

Abhinav Sharma
Vice President, Operations, FirstCry; Former Director, Fossil & Flipkarts

Anil Sachdev
President, TMQI International; IIT Delhi Alumnus

Why Pinnacle