A Premier B-School
Established in 1973, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is an EQUIS accredited management school offering a range of doctoral, post-graduate and executive education programmes. IIMB's charter is to build leaders and entrepreneurs through holistic, transformative and innovative education.
Located in India's high-tech capital, IIMB is strategically positioned to expose students to all facets of India's burgeoning economy.
IIMB has been rated by Eduniversal as the No.1 B-school in Central Asia for four consecutive years, as well as ranked as one of the top 35 business schools worldwide, receiving the coveted '5 Palms' status in 2010 and 2011. In the Business Today 2011 ranking, IIMB was ranked the #1 business school in India.
At the core of IIMB is its faculty - a 140-plus group of highly qualified researchers, educators and practitioners from the best universities and business schools worldwide. IIMB's faculty generate knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management. IIMB benchmarks its curriculum against the best in the world to ensure that it delivers world-class business education, based on the best pedagogic practices, with a deep focus on the Indian context.
IIMB has invested considerably in developing multi-disciplinary Centres of Excellence that focus on different areas such as Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Governance & Citizenship and Supply Chain Management.
Vision: We build Leaders and Entrepreneurs through Holistic, Transformative and Innovative Education
The IIMB Edge
IIMB's curricula, innovative teaching methods, exposure to industry best practices and experiential learning emphasize the distinctive challenges of managing in emerging economies. IIMB provides a real experience of learning in a vibrant emerging economy. Clubs, social projects and students' self-governance initiatives help build leadership skills.
IIMB has posted a strong and sustained placement record because it is seen by global corporations as a source of world-class talent for global locations.
Two-year Full-Time MBA
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), a two-year, full-time, residential MBA programme, is IIMB's flagship. As an autonomous Central Educational Institution of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, IIMB awards students graduating from the PGP a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), which is equivalent to MBA degree offered by universities. While prior work experience is not mandatory, a majority of students in this programme have work experience of two-three years.
Note: As IIMB's two-year full-time PGP student pool includes students with no prior work experience, the programme is not considered for the Financial Times ranking.
The PGP has moulded and equipped some of the brightest young people of India for more than thirty-five years. Alumni of the PGP have distinguished themselves across the world in leading organizations in finance and investment banking, consulting, sales and marketing. Recruiters on campus include American Express, A.T. Kearney, Bain, BCG, Deloitte Consulting, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey and P&G.
Kshitij Sheth, PGP 2009-11
Kshitij Sheth, PGP 2009-11
Kshitij Sheth finished his undergraduate studies from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree, specialising in finance. He then had a two-year stint with Citigroup Global Capital Markets in New York City. During his PGP at IIMB, Kshitij interned with Morgan Stanley Private Equity. He graduated in March 2011 and is currently an associate at ChrysCapital Investment Advisors, a private equity firm. In Kshitij's words, "What distinguishes IIMB from other business schools is the depth of knowledge it provides on India. With some of the best faculty and a focus on projects in many courses, students are equipped with real-time knowledge on several industries in the country, and on the intricacies of running a business in India."