IFIM Business School, Bangalore Leads the Road to Internationalization of Business Education

Wednesday, May 08 2019
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Leading the road to Internationalization of Business Education, IFIM Business School, India’s sixth AACSB accredited Business School has executed agreements with many highly ranked business schools in Europe and America and the curriculum delivery would take place in Ivy League schools overseas by top end management faculty in addition to the IFIM campuses in India.

IFIM Business School, India’s sixth AACSB accredited Business School, is leveraging its accreditation to internationalize its curriculum through the student learning experience in an international environment. IFIM Business School has executed agreements with many highly ranked business schools in Europe and America and the curriculum delivery would take place in Ivy League schools overseas by top end management faculty in addition to the IFIM campuses in India.

IFIM has also engaged globally renowned professors for developing its curriculum to make students business ready for Industry 4.0 and the fast-emerging Industry 5.0. This is aligned to its newly crafted positioning of preparing students for the challenges of ‘Beyond Tomorrow’.

AACSB International invited IFIM Business School to showcase Curriculum Innovation at global conference ICAM 2019 in the UK.ICAM 2019 was the three-day international conference organized by AACSB. More than 1,300 thought leaders, subject matter experts, and top educators from over 60 countries participated in the conference. 

The new curriculum aligned to the new positioning was presented by IFIM Business School at the recently held Annual Conference of AACSB at Edinburgh and was highly appreciated by the Deans of top business schools globally.

Leading the road to the internationalization of business education, IFIM Business School has partnered with Global universities. For super specialization, IFIM has partnered withStanford University, Darden School of Business-University of Virginia, ESCP London and McCombs School of Business.

IFIM has also partnered with the prominent Business Schools for Term Exchange and Dual Degree Options across the Globe. They are Rennes Business School, France; University of Wollongong, Australia; Virginia Commonwealth University, USA; State University of New York, SUNY, Albany, USA; LUISS Business School, Italy; University of Texas, Arlington, USA and ALBA, Greece.

This will enhance opportunities for the students to pursue a Dual Degree in top B-schools in specialized areas and/or opt for Super Specialization. The movewould cover the fast emerging areas of FinTech, MarTech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics and Block Chain at partner schools such as Darden School of Business, McCombs School of Business, Stanford University, ESCP London and others who are under various stages of engagement. Such immersions will groom the students of IFIM Business School into globally relevant ‘T’ shaped professionals who are fully trained to deliver efficient new age solutions for the new age economy.

Highlighting the criteria for choosing the said global B-schools and the vision behind it, Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, IFIM Business School, said, “The partner universities have been selected based on the global rating of  the faculty in relevant areas of expertise to support the new positioning of IFIM Business School to nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals for beyond tomorrow roles in new age companies.” 

Students will now do one term overseas in a partner school and can also opt for a dual degree by completing two terms overseas instead of one to make the PGDM (International Business) program truly international. Some of the partner universities have also expressed interest to extend financial assistance for deserving students for the dual degree option, making this program more attractive for those students who are keen to opt for a career overseas. Apart from the financial assistance provided by the partner university, IFIM Business School will also provide scholarships to students to help them build careers globally.

Since most of the Business schools, which IFIM has partnered with, are AACSB accredited as well, this allows smooth transfer of credits and ensures the quality training under the prestigious International accreditation. The associations are based on the possibility of placements and work experience abroad.

The courses will not only provide quality academic training but also exposure to various cultures as well as corporate scenarios to have future leaders who are ready to lead innovation with their skills in the competitive and technology savvy world.

Established in 1995, IFIM Business School, Bangalore is amongst the top six B-schools in India to have been awarded the coveted AACSB accreditation placing it amongst the top 5% of the business schools globally. IFIM Business School is catering to the needs of ‘Beyond Tomorrow’ by providing innovation-led solutions. The institute currently offers three AICTE approved and AACSB accredited programmes: One – Two-year, full-time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) that is a bouquet of PGDM Finance (recognised by CFA Institute), PGDM Marketing and PGDM International Business; Two – Executive PGDM (EPGDM); and Three – PGDM for Working Professionals (WPP).

IFIM also offers various open and customised short-term Professional Development Programs through on-campus, online, and blended delivery modes. IFIM Business School is also accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS). The B-school is the alma mater of more than 2500 alumni comprising eminent entrepreneurs, academicians, artists, writers, CXOs and thought leaders spread all over the world

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