IFMR Graduate School of Business (formerly Institute for Financial Management & Research) is a leading business school with the objective of moulding ambitious young men and women into competent and socially responsible global leaders. IFMR GSB’s curriculum offers a mix of theory with simulated real-life exposure and endeavours to shape business practices through inventive, sharp thinking and cutting-edge research. IFMR GSB currently offers full-time and executive MBA programmes, full-time PhD programme, a certificate program in Data Science, and other open and customised management development programmes.
Welcome to IFMR GSB, the Graduate School of Business at Krea University. I am Shobha
Das, the Officiating Dean.
IFMR GSB is a different kind of business school. We train graduates with sharp minds, active lifestyles and kind hearts.
We blend the old with the new. IFMR has conducted research and training for fifty years, since 1970. Last year, we joined forces with Krea University, one of India’s newest and most dynamic universities.
At IFMR, you will find the whole range of post-graduate programs: the flagship 2-year full- time residential MBA, a 3-year eMBA that brings blended learning to working professionals, a PhD program to train the B-school faculty of tomorrow, and customizable executive programs in emerging areas such as data science and quantitative finance.
We offer an up-to-date curriculum, merging core business functions with innovative interdisciplinary courses in communication, design thinking and ethics. Our students have a choice of immersive industry projects and independent study opportunities with faculty of their choice. Using the Capsim business simulation software, they run their own virtual companies, competing with their peers in a fast-paced environment.
Our diverse faculty, trained at reputed universities in India (IIMs, IITs, and others) and abroad (US, UK and Europe), offer courses in nine disciplines: Data Science, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Marketing, Organization Behaviour & Human Resources,Operations, Quantitative Finance and Strategic Management. Three quarters of the faculty hold PhD degrees, the rest bring rich industry experience to the classroom.
More than all of the above, what makes IFMR special is our students, among the most well- rounded you’ll find in an Indian B-school. Our clean and green 40-acre campus is a microcosm unto itself, where students compete fiercely in cricket and futsal, song and dance, and cooperate selflessly in serving the community around us. From blood donation drives to new year gifts for neighbouring orphanages, from ceremonies to honour our cleaning crew to the annual Lakshmi Bal Mahotsav, where we host 200 children from neighbouring villages on our campus, our students make a difference in the lives of the community around us, particularly the less fortunate. We graduate students who care about business and people. Not one or the other, but both.
You see, IFMR GSB is different. And different is good. Come join us and make a difference.
Dr. Shobha Das
Dean, IFMR GSB
IFMR has state of the art facilities for students and faculty in a Wi-Fi campus with high bandwidth broadband connectivity. 3,00,000 sq.ft world class campus in 40 acres of land; Multi-media enabled air conditioned class rooms; Wi-Fi campus, Lab for simulated and real trading on NSE, with live feeds.
Members of the faculty at IFMR GSB bring in a balanced mix of academic rigour and experiential knowledge. They are some of the finest academic minds drawn from top universities in India and abroad. In addition, a significant proportion of faculty at IFMR GSB are adjunct faculty and visiting faculty, who hold leading positions in different industries.
Student community of IFMR GSB is a microcosm of India – we have students from all corners of the country, we have a healthy gender ratio within the student community, and students come from different academic backgrounds. A diverse student community not only promotes multiculturalism, but it also helps in deliberating on diverse views and perspectives, shaping the identity of each individual student.