Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)



India as a country is moving towards its next phase of development. Being one of the world's largest markets, India is also becoming the start-up hub of the future. India added three 'unicorns' per month in 2021 to nearly double the overall number of start-ups valued at over $1 billion to 51 by August end. This number is significant if we consider the global standards. India has emerged as the third-largest start-up ecosystem in the world after the US and China. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for Atmanirbhar Bharat, start-ups in India are pushing their limits. Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan provides a unique opportunity for Indian start-ups to produce innovative and affordable products locally. Keeping this in mind, today's young graduates need to have an experience in the start-up ecosystem. UPES provides a unique opportunity to prospects who dream of starting their own venture through MBA in Start-Up and Entrepreneurship.

Business Innovation

Business innovation is the catalyst that can make businesses grow and can help them adapt in the marketplace. Business owners need innovation and creativity to outperform their competition. The innovation process is meant to yield a competitive advantage and help an organisation reach or, better still, exceed -- strategic objectives. This specialization will provide insights on the implementation of new processes, ideas, services or products by companies with the goal of boosting the bottom line.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

  • Founder of your Company
  • Join an Existing Start Up
  • Entrepreneurship by Acquisition
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Social Innovation
  • Graduate with good academic credentials.
  • Applicants for admission will be screened for Aptitude for Entrepreneurship through the presentation of their idea/s through pitch deck presentation to the admission committee.
  • Candidates should preferably have a family background of entrepreneurship or family business.
Admissions through UPES Management Entrance Test (UPESMET)

Online Exam/National Level Exams followed by Personal Interview


Schedule for UPES Management Entrance Test (UPESMET):

Name of Program Mode of Test Date of Test Duration Last Date to Apply
MBA (All Streams) Online 28-30 Jan 2022 2 hrs 24 Jan 2022

Admissions Open against vacant seats only.

UPES reserves the right to conduct further online/paper pencil mode exams for admission to various MBA programs in addition to the date already announced.


Admissions through National Level Tests

Students having minimum MAT /CMAT 2021 score of 70 Percentile will be exempted from UPES Management Entrance Test and will only be called for Group Discussion and Interview if qualified. Valid 50 percentile and above score of CAT 2020/ XAT 2021 A score of minimum 400 or above for GMAT, a score of 120 and above in NMAT 2020 / 21 scores will also be accepted.

**Upto 30% seats shall be filled through National Level Tests category (CAT/MAT/XAT/NMAT). In case candidates for such seats are not available, UPES has the right to fill these seats through MBA (UPESMET).

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