JAGSoM closes admissions for 2-year PGDM; Admission open for Specialized PGDM in Marketing, Finance, Analytics to groom professionals for “new age roles”; Check USPs, Placements, Fees, Rankings


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May 22, 2021
One of the leading B-schools in India - Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM), formerly known as IFIM Business School, has closed the admissions for flagship 2-year PGDM at Bangalore Campus on April 30, 2021. JAGSoM also offers three Specialized PGDM programs in Marketing, Finance and Business Analytics domains to groom professionals for new age roles. Admissions for these three PGDM programmes are currently open.
JAGSoM closes admissions for 2-year PGDM

If you are planning to take MBA/PGDM Admissions this year, here are important admission updates from one of the leading B-schools in India - Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM), Bangalore.After receiving large number of applications, JAGSoM Admission 2021 for its flagship 2-year PGDM at Bangalore Campus was closed on April 30. JAGSoM PGDM 2021-23 batch is expected to commence in July.

To groom professionals in Marketing, Finance and Business Analytics domains for new age roles, JAGSoM also offers three Specialized PGDM programs in these domains. Admissions for PGDM Marketing, PGDM Finance and Business Analytics are currently open and will close on June 30. Check JAGSoM USPs, Placements 2021, Fees, Rankings, and latest admission details for specialized PGDM programs.

Speaking to MBAUniverse.com on these important Admissions 2021 updates, Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, JAGSoM said, “The application for PGDM program was closed on April 30, 2021. The preference for the program amongst the aspirants has gone up significantly. PGDM program is expected to commence on July 01, 2021.” Talking about Specialized PGDM programs, he added, “Application for our Specialized PGDM Program is open. The last date for application is June 30, 2021.”

JAGSoM Bangalore Specialized PGDM Admissions Open. Apply Now

JAGSoM’s Journey – Key milestones
Before we progress to JAGSoM Admission 2021 details, here is a quick recap of key events at JAGSoM (formerly IFIM Business School):

  • In 2018, JAGSoM (formerly IFIM Business School) became the sixth B-school in India after ISB, TAPMI, IIM Calcutta, IMT Ghaziabad and XLRI to be AACSB Accredited.
  • In 2020, QS Masters in Marketing Ranking 2021 ranked JAGSoM amongst the Top 100 such programs (in 51-100 band) in the world for its PGDM Marketing program. It has also been ranked in the 101-150 Band Globally, in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings for its PGDM Finance Program.
  • On October 21, 2020, IFIM Business School Bangalore was rechristened as JAGSoM after globally respected management guru Padma Bhushan Dr Jagadish Sheth. 
  • On December 23, 2020, JAGSoM announced 100% completion of Placements 2021 with Average Salary of Rs 10.21 Lakhs Per Annum. This is remarkable as most of the top 25 B-schools could announce full placements by March only.

JAGSoM USPs& Highlights
So what are the USPs and highlights of JAGSoM? After looking at course curriculum and speaking to leadership at JAGSoM, here are the key USPs.

  1. AACSB Accredited & Globally Ranked: As said earlier, JAGSoM was the 6th Business School in India to receive the prestigious AACSB International accreditation. It was Globally Ranked in QS Masters Global Ranking 2021 in 51+ Band for PGDM Marketing and 101+ Band for PGDM Finance. This puts JAGSoM in the league of 8-10 top B-schools in India who have an international profile.
  2. Fastest 100% Placements 2021: JAGSoM has concluded 100% placements for the batch 2019-21 by end of December 2020 which is many months before other Top 25 B-schools. Average Salary in Placement 2021 has gone up at Rs.10.21 LPA from last year’s Rs. 9.15 LPA. Read more about Placements 2021 below.
  3. Moderate Programme Fee: JAGSoM PGDM programme tuition fee for 2 years is Rs. 12 lakhs which is lower than the fee in many top B-schools.
  4. Cutting edge Curriculum and Pedagogy: JAGSoM Curriculum and Pedagogy are designed to create ‘T-Shaped Professionals’ for new-age roles in Industry 4.0. JAGSoM offers Super Specializations in new-age domains like MarTech, FinTech and Digital Transformation, in partnership with top global B-Schools.
  5. International Alliances & Partnership with Top B-schools: JAGSOM has an elite set of international academic partners including leading institutes such as ESCP-London, Darden School of Business (University of Virginia) and McCombs Business School (University of Texas at Austin). This ensures that JAGSoM students have access to best global resources that add value to their CV. 
  6. ‘Domain Specialist’ Faculty: After looking at rich faculty profiles, it will be fair to say that JAGSoM’s intellectual capital is at par with Top B-schools in India. JAGSOM’s faculty are ‘Domain Specialists.’ Within each functional area- Marketing, Finance, HR and Analytics & Digital Business- JAGSoM faculty specializes in specific subjects and domains. This helps students acquire in-depth knowledge and skills.

Speaking about JAGSoM USPs, Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, JAGSoM said, “JAGSOM is unique in many ways – we are mentored by globally acclaimed scholar, Prof. Jagdish Sheth, which brings global best practices. The placement success of the graduating class of 2021 can be attributed to the continuous engagement that the curriculum enables with our recruiting partners.” Dr Chattopadhyay was the Director of IMT Ghaziabad and part of the leadership team at SPJIMR and MICA before joining JAGSoM as its Director in May 2018.   

JAGSoM flagship PGDM Admissions 2021 Closed
Coming to JAGSoM 2-year PGDM program, here are key Admission 2021 details.

  • Approvals and Accreditation: AICTE Approved, Accredited by AACSB International
  • 2 Year Fee:Rs12 lakhs
  • Placements 2021:Concluded in December 2020 with higher Average Package at Rs.10.21 LPA. Details below.
  • Admission Status: Closed on April 30, 2021
  • Program Commencement Date: July 2021

JAGSOM Bangalore Placement 2021: Highlights
JAGSoM announced completion of Placements 2021 in December 2020 itself. This is remarkable as most Top 25 B-schools are yet to announce full placements. Here are top highlights: 

  • Average Salary in Placement 2021 goes up to Rs. 10.21 LPA from last year’s Rs. 9.15 LPA.
  • Average Salary for PGDM Marketing is Rs. 10.79 LPA
  • Average Salary for PGDM Business Analytics is Rs. 11.79 LPA
  • Highest Salary stood at Rs. 16 LPA
  • 70 Recruiters participated in Placement 2021
  • Top Recruiters include Oracle, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Dell, HDFC, BNY Mellon, EY, Hexaware, Numly, OSG, Arcesium, Cuemath, MetricStream, Scaler, Smart Knower, and several others, with many of them being headquartered in the USA.
  • An increasing hiring trend seen in Placement 2021 in IT, Management Consulting, and EduTech sectors. Read more about IFIM Placements 2021.

Specialized PGDM in Marketing, Finance, Analytics admissions open
Apart from general PGDM, JAGSoM Bangalore also offers two year full time residential Specialized Masters - PGDM in Marketing, Finance, Business Analytics which are targeted to groom professionals in these specific specialized areas. Branded as ‘PGDM SpecX’, the programs are taught by India’s top faculty and are designed by drawing inputs from industry experts across domains in India & Abroad. JAGSoM Admission process 2021 for these PGDM programmes is currently open till June 30.

Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, JAGSoM Bangalore said, “We are focussing on Job Roles which are futuristic, by grooming Professionals for the Roles of Tomorrow. The key differentiation lies in taking a conscious call of moving away from the convention and investing to groom professionals for new age roles like MarTech, FinTech, Digital Transformation Specialists etc.”

Duration & Approval
Fees & Admission Status
PGDM Marketing
2 Year, AICTE Approved
QS Masters Global Ranking 2021 in 51+ Band
Rs 12.0 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
PGDM Finance
2 Year, AICTE Approved
QS Masters Global Ranking 2021 in 101+ Band
Rs.12.0 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now
PGDM Business Analytics
2 Year, AICTE Approved
Rs 12.0 Lakhs
Open | Apply Now

JAGSoM Specialized PGDM Highlights

  • QS Masters Ranking 51+ (Marketing) and 101+ (Finance) Band Globally
  • This program provides Domain Specialization in Marketing, Finance and Analytics. Students can deep dive into the emerging specializations in this Specialized Masters Program with experiential specializations
  • Targeted to groom professionals who are domain specialists and at the same time, can appreciate the interplay of various functions of management

Specialized PGDM Experiential Specializations

  • Finance – Banking, Capital Markets, Market Technicians/Algo Trading
  • Marketing – Sales and Service, Communication Design, Digital Marketing
  • Business Analytics- Digital Business and Analytics

Specialized PGDM Average Salary 2021
JAGSoM Specialized PGDM programmes are well received by the industry with high salary packages offered to the students. JAGSoM has recorded high average salary in placement 2021 for all its three specialized PGDM programmes as detailed here

  • Average Salary for PGDM Marketing is Rs. 10.79 LPA
  • Average Salary for PGDM Finance was Rs. 10.21 LPA.
  • Average Salary for PGDM Business Analytics is Rs. 11.79 LPA

JAGSoM makes PGDM Fee affordable
This is one of the most important criteria for B-school selection, and understandably so. Here is good news for MBA aspirants. PGDM Programme tuition fee at JAGSoM is Rs. 12 lakhs. This is lower than fee for most IIMs and top B-schools which makes JAGSoM a compelling choice.Option of International Super-specialisation and/or International Corporate Immersion is also open to the students.JAGSoMScholarships are another reason to cheer. They are offering 225 merit-cum-means scholarships in a range from Rs. 1 lakh to 4 lakhs, based on need and performance in the JAGSoM Scholarship Test.

Specialized PGDM Admission Process

Exam Accepted


Who can apply

  • Graduates without experience, interested in specialized sectors, jobs 
  • Working Professionals with uptotwo years’ experience with an interest in Marketing, Finance and Analytics

Admission Status & Last date

Open | Last Date -June 30, 2021 Apply Now

JAGSoM Bangalore Specialized PGDM Admissions Open. Apply Now

Before we close, here is a look at all programs offered by JAGSOM:

  1. PGDM: 2 Year residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
  2. PGDM SpecX:
    • PGDM Marketing
    • PGDM Finance
    • PGDM Business Analytics
  3. MBA & BBA at Vijaybhoomi University, Greater Mumbai, having pathway options with ESCP Europe, ESC Rennes and UOW Australia.
  4. PGDM IB: Dual Degree Pathway Program in association with State University of New York (Albany) and Sydney Business School (UOW).
  5. PGDM LFH: A unique learn from home program which brings in the experience of learning from a campus while at home

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on JAGSoM.