IIMB has a number of collaborations with national and international universities and academic institutions. The nature of collaborations encompasses student exchange, research, partnerships and seminars & conferences.
- Student Exchange Collaborations: IIMB offers what is arguably the most comprehensive global experience for students. International B-schools such as the London Business School, GSB Chicago, Cornell, Anderson School- UCLA, HEC Paris and over 100 others in 26 different countries participate in the programme each year.The mutual exchange of students sensitizes them to the way of life elsewhere and facilitates a rich exchange of ideas and learnings. As many as 100 students from IIMB spend a term in these schools every year and about an equal number from these schools spend a term at IIMB.
- Research & Education Collaborations: The Institute forged a partnership with the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, to co-brand and distribute IIM-authored cases globally. IIMB was also the first Indian business school to partner with Harvard Business Publishing for case distribution. A delegation from the University of Exeter visited IIM Bangalore to take forward the collaborative partnership between the two institutions. In addition, Singapore Management University (SMU) and IIM Bangalore entered into a MoU to strengthen their partnership through joint publications, collaborative research projects, joint organisation of research seminars and workshops, and faculty exchange. Between November 2011 and February 2012, a series of international and all-India conferences were held in domains such as biotech policy, finance, managing the new economy, enabling access for persons with disabilities, and public policy.