Graduates of full-time undergraduate degree programmes and candidates in the final year of the programme are eligible. Students from ODL (Open and Distance Learning) institutions are also eligible to apply as per the UGC policy and notification.
Applicants are required to take any of the following competitive exams – CAT 2022 (and) (or) 2023 / XAT 2023 (and) (or) 2024 / CMAT 2024 /NMAT 2024 / GMAT (2022-24) / GRE (2022-24).
Applicants who have secured positions within the top 20 ranks among universities and institutes acknowledged by NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), as detailed in both the comprehensive rankings (https://www.nirfindia.org/2023/OverallRanking.html) and university rankings (https://www.nirfindia.org/2023/UniversityRanking.html), will not be obliged to submit competitive exam scores.
Please refer to the Admissions Section on our website for further details
Yes. All applicants born after January 1, 1997, are eligible to apply
Tuesday, 30, Jan, 2024
Thursday, 29 Feb, 2024
Saturday, 30 Mar, 2024
Tuesday, 30 Apr,2024
After each deadline, applicants will be shortlisted for interviews.
You can apply through a single application form even if you have taken multiple entrance tests / competitive
|Name of the Process||Tentative Timelines for MBA 2024-26|
|S.NO||Description||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4***|
|1||Application opens||Wednesday, 25-Oct-2023|
30 Jan, 2024
29 Feb, 2024
30 Mar, 2024
30 Apr, 2024
03 Feb, 2024
05 Mar, 2024
03 Apr, 2024
07 May, 2024
Friday & Saturday
|5||Registration, orientation and classes begin||First week of July, 2024|
All supporting documents are to be submitted while filling the application itself.
IFMR GSB will admit up to 240 students for the batch of MBA 2024-26. However, the School is under no compulsion to fill all 240 seats. Offers will be made to deserving high-quality applicants.
About IFMR GSB and Krea University
IFMR Graduate School of Business, Sri City, India has been accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System) for a period of five years from 14 December 2017. SAQS is an international system of strategic audit and accreditation designed for the assessment of institution in widely different national contexts. It is a globally benchmarked system for Mentoring, Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance and Accreditation.
The SAQS accreditation is awarded by The Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), an international not-for-profit association, and is a “SAARC Recognized Body”. We are working with AMDISA for SAQS re-accreditation. It is an on-going process.
Krea University comprises two schools, namely IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB) and School of Interwoven Arts and Sciences (SIAS). IFMR GSB offers MBA, PhD, EMBA, BBA/Integrated MBA and customised programmes for executives. SIAS currently offers BA (Hons) and B.Sc (Hons) degrees in disciplines across Arts, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences.
The student to faculty ratio of the MBA Programme is 8:1
IFMR GSB offers electives under the academic areas of Data Science, Finance, Quantitative Finance, Marketing,Operations,HumanResources Strategy.
Fee and Scholarships
The tuition fee for MBA batch 2024-26 is INR 14,56,000.
For detailed fee structure, please click here
IFMR GSB facilitates students to avail educational loans from leading banks/NBFCs.
For more details, please refer to https://krea.edu.in/ifmrgsb/education-loan-assistance/
Yes. We provide scholarships to our students. Please refer below link:
Infrastructure and Facilities
The world-class campus on 40 acres of land has air-conditioned classrooms, Wi-fi coverage, ATM, along with a health centre. The other facilities include, air-conditioned hostel rooms, laundromat, convenience store, fitness studio, student lounge, student hub with indoor games, snack vending machine, unisex salon, basketball court, futsal grass turf and cricket nets.
IFMR GSB Sri City campus is an academic Centre of Excellence in the midst of global organisations setting up world-class manufacturing plants in Sri City to cater to the Indian and export markets. These include Alstom, Kobelco, Danieli, Colgate, Cadbury, PepsiCo, Kellogg’s Isuzu Motors, and a large number of Japanese, American and European corporations.
A 1650 sq ft fitness studio for boys and girls and indoor games [such as table tennis] are available. Facilities are provided for yoga, playing cricket, football, volleyball and more, to help students unwind and relax after assignments and lectures. An open-air auditorium and other recreational facilities have also been set up.
A beautiful water body, a walkway and enough greenery makes the campus aesthetically and physically soothing. The entire campus is Wifi enabled. Complete security and safety are built-in as basic requirements. There are plans being implemented to make the campus not only a higher education institution, but also a vibrant ecosystem.
IFMR has state-of-the-art facilities for students and faculty in a Wifi enabled campus with high bandwidth connectivity. A world-class campus spread over 40 acres of land, offers the students an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a Multimedia enabled air conditioned classrooms equipped with labs for simulated and real trading on NSE, with live feeds. In addition to this, the HT Parekh Library in the campus facilitates electronic journal access, apart from books and multimedia and is proudly recognised as a World Bank repository.
Other facilities include ATM, launderettes, hostel rooms on twin-sharing basis with attached bath & geyser, dedicated TV rooms, mess, QSR and Indian fast food outlet, and a store for stationery items, soft drinks, packed snacks and personal care products.
Student life on campus
Modes of Transportation
Admin office of Krea University is in Chennai and the University campus is in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India.
To reach the Sri City campus: