Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Highlights

Education at IFMR GSB, Krea University is about interwoven and immersive learning. With this goal in mind, the Graduate Management Programme at the IFMR Graduate School of Business will rest on four pillars:

 

1. It will equip students with competence—perspectives, knowledge, skills—in the core areas of finance, accounting, statistics, marketing, decision sciences and decision analytics. From foundational knowledge springs the confidence to engage with the world.

 

2.While knowledge in core Business areas is the foundation, it takes particular sets of skills and behaviours to translate that knowledge into meaningful outcomes. Managerial skills include, but are not limited to, thinking strategically, grasping the big picture, articulating oneself effectively in both oral and written communication, negotiating judiciously and leading others to give wholesomely of their energies and talent. At IFMR Graduate School of Business, we believe that managers must pursue enterprise profit on ethically sound decisions. Ethics breeds trust; trust facilitates commerce, commerce in turn generates prosperity. Ethical societies are stable ones and capable of sustaining prosperity for all sections of society.  

 

3. An effective manager or leader is self-aware and self-assured, practices humility in the service of higher objectives and understands the larger economic significance of her actions. Self-awareness calls for us to look inward—strengths, vulnerabilities, our ethics—as well as outward—the economic and social context of our neighbourhoods, markets, the State, the nation and the world as a whole. Self-awareness also comes from immersing ourselves in history, languages and literature—all contemplations of the world around us by genius minds.  Liberal Arts courses elsewhere within Krea University offer rich opportunities for Business students to undertake their unique journey of self-discovery.

 

4. IFMR Graduate School of Business is uniquely located, situated in Sri City, home to more than hundred companies with production and service operations. This ecosystem will offer opportunities for immersion, problem-solving and action-learning.  Students, working in groups, will apply their knowledge, skills and insights to real-world problems.  A capstone, group project seeks to integrate the broad array of core courses, and culminate in learning that synthesises theory and practice, concepts and data, the firm and its competitors, products and markets, the micro and macro and, most importantly, the self and others. In short, IFMR Graduate School of Business is committed to helping you become what John Maynard Keynes called the master [manager].

IFMR Graduate School of Business offers an unparalleled educational opportunity that, at once, is comprehensive and interwoven, brings together faculty and students with diverse talents and backgrounds, and fosters learning that serves employability and lifelong learning. 

Eligibility
Exams Taken
CAT | XAT | CMAT | GMAT
Work Experience
Not Applicable
Admissions Process

Eligibility

1. Applicants are required to take /have taken any of the following standardized entrance exams – CAT 2018 / XAT 2019/ CMAT 2019/ GMAT & GRE (taken on / after 1st January 2016).

2. The admissions committee will be shortlisting applicants for the selection process, taking into consideration, the applicant’s past academic performance, entrance test scores, and a passion for excellence demonstrated even in non-academic endeavor such as, but not limited to, sports (represented country, state or district/ University/ College/ School), Debate, Drama, Moot Court, NCC (but not NSS) volunteering, activism etc.(of a corresponding level).

3. Those with track record in these areas would get a relaxation with regard to cut off scores, provided they are otherwise eligible, and capable.

 

Selection Process:

The selection process consists of Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by a personal interview (PI). IFMR has two rounds of admission for the MBA batch (2019-2021).
The Early Decision Round is dedicated to those applicants who are/were employed and have work experience of 12 months to 36 months as of 1st December 2018. The deadline for this round is 31st January 2019.
The selection process for this round scheduled in February 2019, is expected be held at the following 7 Indian cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune; subject to a viable number of shortlisted applicants in each of these centers.
The General Round is open to all applicants, who may or may not be employed.  The deadline for this round is 15th February 2019. The selection process for this round scheduled in March 2018 is expected to be held at the following Indian cities, subject to a viable number of shortlisted candidates in each of these centers.
•    South Zone – Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai and Hyderabad 
•    West Zone – Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune and Jaipur
•    North Zone – Delhi and Lucknow
•    East Zone – Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar and Patna 

Applicants who were earlier employed and are not currently employed and have 12 to 36 months of experience as of 1st December 2018, can apply through either the Early Decision Round or the General Round.
In both rounds, if a center is dropped for want of adequate number of shortlisted applicants, then those shortlisted applicants who have selected that particular center will be informed separately and given the option to choose any other center.

 

Important Dates:

Stage of the Process Early Decision Round General Round
Application Deadline January 31, 2019 15 February   2019
Release of Shortlist (for Selection Process) 1st/2nd week of Feb. 2019 2nd week of March 2019
Selection Process Starts 2nd/3rd week of Feb. 2019 4th week of March 2019
Announcement of Results 4th Week of Feb, 2019 1st week of April, 2019 
Program Starts on 1st June 2019 [tentative]

 

Important Dates
CAT
Last date to apply:
Not available yet
Cut off accepted:
Not available
XAT
Last date to apply:
Not available yet
Cut off accepted:
Not available
CMAT
Last date to apply:
Not available yet
Cut off accepted:
Not available
GMAT
Last date to apply:
Not available yet
Cut off accepted:
Not available
Interview & GD Process
Essay writing | Personal Interview
Seats
Seats: 160

Placements

Placement 2018

All
Average Salary: 8,30,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 18,00,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: Accenture, Barclays, Capgemini, Cognizant, Credit Suisse, CRISIL, Deloitte, Genpact, HCLTech, HSBC, IFMR Capital, iNautix, JP Morgan, Rane Group, Wipro..

Placement 2017

All
Average Salary: 8,50,000 per annum
Highest Salary: 18,00,000 per annum
Top Recruiters: Accenture, ANZ Bank, Cap Gemini, Cognizant, Credit Suisse, CRISIL, Deloitte, HCL Axon, HSBC, i-Nautix, Infosys, JP Morgan, RBS, SCOPE, Temenos