IFIM Business School, Bangalore

Courses – PGDM, PGDM – Finance, PGDM – IB


The Institute of Finance and International Management) founded in 1995 with its first batch of students graduating in 1997, finds its place among the Top 15 of the 500+ Business Schools that were started post 1990 in the private sector.

We have grown very fast in the last decade and today IFIM Business School has come to acquire a unique ‘institutional equity’ with all its incumbent attributes excellent curriculum and faculty inputs, infrastructure, international exposure, academia-industry interface and placements.

In recent times, IFIM Business School has taken many bold, forward looking and progressive initiatives to include collaboration with leading academic, research and corporate bodies for conducting continuing education programmes, research, corporate training & consultancy and offering a Ph.D programme in management.


At IFIM Business School, our students learn to be leaders. They imbibe leadership qualities from the faculty as well as each other and are encouraged to explore, think on their own and take charge. In this way, the Institute and its faculty keep on growing with each new student and each new question.

Students from across the country come to IFIM to become business-ready mangers trained to compete with the best in the industry. IFIM helps them get ahead by making the right decisions towards a successful career. At IFIM, we believe in holistic education. Because when it comes to preparing for your future, being well-rounded is often the first step to getting ahead. Together with an industry-approved curriculum, we emphasize health, wellness and overall personality development. So that through the trials in your career you’ll always have the confidence to get ahead. And be the leader of the pack, not one of the herd.

We have devised a unique education model that blends various teaching and learning methodologies to create a holistic professional and leader – equipped to deal with both, business and personal challenges, equally well.

Continuous employability – Built on 3 pillars

The entire model has been developed with a strong view that IFIM students possess the requisite Knowledge, Skill and Attitude. They are not nurtured for one time employment but are thoroughly prepared for continuous employability. This is the basic ideology which helps in achieving a holistic personality.

IFIM strives really hard to create a solid knowledge base for its students. This is made possible with qualified faculty delivering the core curriculum relentlessly. The academic rigor is maintained and it is adaptive to the ever-changing environment. Being an autonomous institute it has the freedom to update and fine-tune the curriculum with regard to market needs.

IFIM also focuses on the ability of action and execution. A student needs to be equipped with reading, writing, presenting and analyzing, among various other functional skills, to perform better. The Personality Enhancement program at IFIM has committed itself to sharpen the requisite skills.

At IFIM a Wellness program is in place to augment good health. There is enough focus on positive thinking, humility, respect for others, continuous learning and personal grooming, which in turn, influences and enhances the attitude of our students.

Whilst the regular PGDM programme has an ‘International Business’ component as an integral part of dual functional specialization, the PGDM-IB programme offers a ‘sectoral focus’ in International Business. For details of the ‘Programme Highlights & Academic Curriculum Structure’, click the respective programmes

Admission Procedure

  • Students with valid CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/MAT or equivalent scores and those intending to take the CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/MAT or equivalent exam in ‘2012/2013’ may also apply.
  • Short-listed candidates will be called to participate in the Group Discussions and Personal Interviews at designated test centres: For details please refer to the insert captioned ‘Admission Calendar’.
  • Final selection will be based on ‘composite parameters’ to include:
    the CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/MAT or equivalent scores, consistent academic record in Class X and XII, overall personality, easy in the application form and the extra/co-curricular activities, work experience (if any) and performance in the Group Discussions and Personal Interviews.
  • Since the CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/MAT or equivalent score is only an input in the selection process, it is possible for a candidate with a lower CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/MAT or equivalent score to be selected for GD/PI and to be offered admission, in preference to a candidate with a higher CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/MAT or equivalent score on account of better performance in other criteria.



Faculty Overview
IFIM Business School’s faculty is a distinguished group with a list of honours and research awards to their credit. The faculty – some of whom have made significant contributions in academics, a few in research and others in industry. The faculty to student ratio mean nothing if students don’t have access to faculty.At IFIM Business School, we recognize the importance of hiring the best faculty, involving them in research, consultancy and training initiatives and being available to clarify the questions and problems of students.Experience has demonstrated that the best teachers are those who glean insights from their own research and corporate experiences and pass them along to students. IFIM Business School is investing in the future by investing in its faculty. We have expanded departments, added faculty in key areas, remodeled facilities and provided new computing facilities.The faculty have found that course materials and personalized instruction manuals prepared by the faculty has made study more interactive and effective.

The faculty are provided with varied opportunities and articulated policies* on faculty development to architect the student towards new teaching methods.

*Some initiatives include constant encouragement and financial support to attend and participate in National and International seminars and conferences, undertake research and consultancy projects and assignments and conduct MDPs/EDPs/OBPs.

IFIM Business School is supported by a team of highly committed, motivated, accomplished and qualified faculty who have an extensive industry, research and publication record, apart from a large complement of respected professionals from the industry at large.


Placements Overview
The PGDM batch 2010-2012 had an overwhelming response from leading companies across varied sectors offering 6 months full time industry focused internship. A total of 68 companies participated in the Industry Internship program. To mention a few, Nielsen, Airport Authority of India, Dena Bank, Axis bank, HAL, UB Group, SKF,GE Energy, Biocon, NKE, Juniper Networks, TUV Rheinland, Genpact, Carborundum, DSP Black Rock, PPI Media – GmbH Germany, Schneider Electric, Jindal Steel, Kemwell Pharma, Pipal Labs, Amba Research, Madison Research, FCB+Ulka, Kingfisher Airlines and Wadhwan Retail. About 45% of the batch had bagged pre-placement offers at the end of their IIP program.The Institute believes that a diversified participant profile, ensured by its unique admission process, provides rich talent for companies to recruit. The 2010–12 batch offers were in the diversified areas of Research & Consulting, Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, IT and Life Sciences, apart from various other sectors.PGDM Batch 2010-2012  

Placement details at a glance:

Maximum Package: 
10.5 Lakhs
Average Batch Package:
5.2 Lakhs
International Offers:

Some of the companies who recruited in 2012 at IFIM includes IDBI Bank, UCO Bank, Genpact, National Stock Exchange, Juniper Networks, Richcore Life Sciences, Dalmia Cements, Covidien Healthcare, Schneider Electric, ICICI Bank, CITI Bank, MGH Logistics, IOB, Federal Bank, Deloitte Consulting, Ernst & Young, TUV Rheinland, InfoEdge, Target, Schneider, EXPAT Group, Amba Research, HSBC, HDFC and American Express.

IFIM has a huge talent pool of young managers inculcated with analytical and problem-solving abilities, impeccable attitude, and a well-developed capabilities to manage and lead change. As we move into the current phase of consolidation and growth, IFIM is surely going to find itself amongst the preferred destinations for recruiters.


Contact Address

IFIM Business School

(Opp. Infosys Campus Gate # 4)
# 8P & 9P, KIADB Industrial Area
Electronics City 1st Phase
Bangalore 560100