Frequently Asked Questions

Athena School of Management is located in the corporate business hub of Hiranandani Gardens in Powai – Mumbai. Some of the largest companies including Deloitte, Colgate, Hershey, Larsen & Toubro, TCS, Nomura, Credit Suisse, etc. are located in Powai. We are approximately 20 minutes from the International Airport Terminal & 10 minutes from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (which is must visit for nature lovers).

With a firm belief in “Experiential Learning”, all Athena PGPM students complete THREE Internships i.e., a Two Month Internship in Semesters One, Two & Three. Students complete a total of 6 – 7 months of Internships & real-world experience across multiple verticals, organisations, sectors & geographies.

YES. Faculty from some of the leading institutions teach Students at Athena. They include faculty from Wharton, FDC, Imperial, Univ. of Washington & Mary, Kedge, Liverpool Business School, Warsaw School of Economics, le CNAM, Wroclaw University of Economics, Acsenda Business School, Athens University of Economics, IMT BS from countries including US, UK, France, Poland, Greece, Brazil, Canada to name a few.

Yes, all Athena students can apply for an International Internships. Of course, they have to give an Interview to the international company and be selected! Athena students have interned across the world including in Holland, Turkey, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy to name a few!

Yes, Athena students have the option to apply for International Immersions or Exchanges with our partner institutions across the world. The duration depending on the partner varies from a few weeks to a few months.

Yes, we have multiple societies & clubs at Athena. They include the Rotaract Club of Athena, Marketing Society, Finance Society, Sports Committee, Culture Society, Entrepreneurship Society & International Society.

Yes, Athena students frequently interact and in fact work with students from across the world on joint projects, activities etc., Athena students have conducted Joint Projects & Collaborations with students from leading institutions including Hanken in Finland, SGH in Poland, FHNW in Switzerland, BBS in Romania, LJM University in UK, Acsenda in Canada!

Athena helps our students access accommodation in the form of student sharing apartments or paying guest within a few minutes walking distance. Powai is one of the most upmarket and trendy neighbourhoods to live in Mumbai. With wide avenues, many parks, cafes & restaurants, departmental stores, excellent healthcare, sports facilities & the beautiful Powai Lake – you enjoy all the facilities of a truly global city!

Athena is a founding member school of Business Graduates Association (BGA – Sister Brand to AMBA). Athena is a Member School of AACSB & EFMD. AMBA, AACSB & EFMD are three most elite associations of the top Business Schools in the world with less than 1% of the worlds business schools being a member of all Three! Athena is one of the rare B-Schools in India which is a member of all Three ecosystems! Athena is also a member of the United Nations Global Compact, RRBM & PRME. Finally, Athena is a member of the Global Business School Network (GBSN) which also includes Columbia, Cornell, INSEAD, Stanford, HEC Paris, MIT Sloan as its members!

Athena accepts the NMAT / CAT / GMAT & GRE scores. In fact, Athena is a NMAT Preferred & GMAT Preferred B-School. In case, student has not given any of the above or has a low score, the student can appear for the Athena Scholastic Ability Test (ASAT).

At Athena we believe in Profile based admissions. We evaluate applicants on the basis of Entrance Exam Scores, Academics, Extra – Curriculars, Sports Achievements (if any), Social Leadership (ex. Rotaract / AIESEC/ NCC), Workex (if any) and most importantly Personal Interview.

NOTE: - Work Experience is NOT compulsory & Freshers are welcome to APPLY!

The applicant must have either completed their graduation or be in their FINAL year of graduation.

Yes, Athena offers Scholarships worth Lakhs to deserving students. However, these are limited in number so the earlier one applies – the higher the chances of getting a scholarship!

NOTE: - Scholarships are granted at the sole discretion of the management and may be withdrawn if terms & conditions (including attendance/ discipline/ academic performance) are not met.

Fees can be paid through Cheque / Demand Draft / Online Transfer.

All fees once paid (including Application Fee, Retention Fee, Admission Fee, Tuition Fee & any other Fee) are non-refundable under all circumstances. Fees will not be refunded under any circumstances.

No, Athena School of Management is not affiliated to any university and does not require UGC or AICTE approval. Athena School of Management is a completely independent & autonomous education initiative to create leaders in the corporate world & in business and offers a Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM).