About IFIM Business School

 Be the Beyond Tomorrow Leader

Established in 1995, IFIM Business School, Bangalore, is currently amongst the top 6 Business Schools in India to have been awarded the AACSB accreditation. IFIM is also accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), and South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS), and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Various programmes at IFIM includes (1) Two-year full-time residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management with options to do Major in Marketing, Finance, Digital Business, Analytics, HRM and International Business; (2) MBA 4.0; (3) PGDM (Data Science); (4) PGDM Executive; (5) PGDM Online. Actively engaged in research and consulting, IFIM hosts several Centres of Excellence such as AIM-Parasuraman Centre of Service Excellence and Centre for Consulting in Digital Leadership. IFIM has an elite set of international academic partners including leading institutes such as ESCP-London, Darden Business School (University of Virginia) and McCombs Business School (University of Texas at Austin).

Our 7 Anchors

  • Grooming T-shaped professionals aligned to industry 4.0
  • Holistic Development
  • Enhanced Learner success
  • Scholarship and Thought Leadership
  • Internationalization
  • Impact on Business and Society
  • Industry Integration and Skills Enhancement for Professionals

Salient Features

  • 6th Business School in India to receive the prestigious AACSB International accreditation. 
  • Ranked 28th in India by Business Today 2018 – only institute to jump 20 places.
  • India’s 1st Business School to set up a Digital Business academic area. 
  • One of the strongest Finance and Marketing faculty in the country. 
  • Pioneer of India’s only service excellence index (index of Service Excellence in India – iSEI) 
  • IFIM’s Research Incubation Program figured on AACSB’s ‘innovations that inspire’ list of 2019 for Asia Pacific region. 
  • Only Business School to offer a Bespoke Curriculum model which provides a tailor-made learning path for each student. 
  • Super Specialisation - A unique opportunity for students to study the most relevant and contemporary subject from top business schools in the world. A 10-credit program curated for a multi-generational cohort consisting of students and executives for learning by solving real life problems at our partner global schools Darden School of Business (University of Virginia), McCombs School of Business (University of Texas, Austin) and ESCP London to groom ‘T’ shaped professionals for next-gen roles in next-gen industries. 
  • 33% of the curriculum comprises of Practice Course.
  • The fastest Business School to complete 100% placements for the PGDM 2018-20 batch.
  • A wellness and personality/communication centric program to nurture life skill and lifestyle in each student is integrated into the curriculum. 

Programs at IFIM

  • PGDM - 2-year, full time, residential Program.
  • PGDM International Business - 2-year, full time Program.
  • MBA 4.0 - 2-year, full time, residential Program.
  • PGDM Data Science - 2-year, full time Program in collaboration with INSOFE.
  • PGDM Online - 2-year, Online only Program.
  • PGDM Executive - 2 years, part time Program for Working Professionals.
  • BBA - 3-year, full time, residential Program.

Mission & Vision


To be the most sought after destination for quality management education in India


Nuture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals

Spirits and Values

Our Spirit

I - Inspired
F - Family
I - Igniting
M - Minds

Inspired Family

A purpose driven, peak performing, well-knit family of students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and management.

Igniting Minds

Energizing and stimulating the quest for learning to be continuously employable.

Our Values


  • Genuine Transparency
  • Unity through Belonging
  • Relentless pursuit of perfection
  • Unstoppable Dynamism


Board Of Governors

Mr. Sanjay Padode

Chairman - CDE society, Bengaluru

Mr. Mike Shah

President & CEO Nightingale Empowerment Foundation

Dr. Pritam Singh

Director General of IMI and Erstwhile Director of MDI and IIM Lucknow

Mr. Ajai Chowdary

Founder- HCL and Former Chairman - HCL Infosystems Ltd

Dr. Chandra Bushan Sharma

Chairman, National Institute for Open Schooling, Noida

Dr. Vyakarnam Anjaneya Sastry

Director- The National Stock Exchange, Mumbai

Dr. Eileen Peacock

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Officer Asia Pacific, AACSB International

Dr. Sudarsanam Padam

Ph. D. Advisor & Former Dean of Studies, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad

Prof. Ravi Kumar

Ex-officio AICTE nominee, IIM Bangalore

Dr. Atish C Chattopadhaya

Director - IFIM Business School

Prof. Rakesh Mediratta

Associate Professor, IFIM Business School

Dr. Navneet Sharma

Professor, IFIM Business School

Industry- led Board of Studies

Prof A Parasuraman

Chairperson Professor University of Miami

Mr. Sameer Dhanrajani

Chief Strategy Officer Fractal Analytics

Mr. Ravi Garikapati

Sr Vice President Flipkart

Mr. Kamal Singh

Executive Director United Nations Global Compact Network India

Prof.Rishikesh Krishnan

Professor IIM Bangalore

Mr. Pankaj Rai

Senior Vice President - Strategy Wells Fargo

Mr. Krish Shankar

Group Head - HR Infosys

Mr. Anish Philip

AVP - People Function Mindtree Ltd

Mr. Dhananjay Singh

Director General National HRD Network

Dr. V panduranga Rao

Chief Academic Advisor & Former Director -IMT and Former Dean - BITS Pilani, ICFAI Hyderabad

Ms. Kalpana Maniar

President & CIO Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd

Dr. Bhimraya Metri

Director IIM Trichy

Mr. Pulock Bhattacharji

Vice President BSE India

Internationalisation Advisory Board (IAB)

Dr. Simon Mercado

Dean - ESCP Europe Business School, London

Dr. Mathias Falkenstein

Senior Global Consultant - Higher Education Management, Berlin

Dr. Ulrich Hommel

Director- Business School Development - EFMD Global Network, Brussels

Dr. Eileen Peacock

Former SVP- AACSB International

Dr. A Parasuraman

James W.McLamore Chair and Professor, Marketing - Univ. of Miami, Miami

Mr. Benjamin Stevenin

Chief Executive Officer - RimaOne, Paris

The economic engine of the country is firing all cylinders. To continuously grow at the desired rate in excess of 8% year on year, it is essential to equip the industry with trained and qualified human resources. IFIM Business School was founded in the post liberalisation era to fulfil this need. The school has served the nation for the last 25 years and has provided the industry with business leaders who are poised to lead the nation into the 21st century.

This journey of 25 years has established IFIM Business School as one of the oldest private schools in the country which has consistently ranked amongst the top 50 in the country. This consistency has been achieved by investing into better faculty year on year and by creating world class infrastructure to impart learning of the highest order.

I credit this success to the faculty of the school which has been continuously endeavouring to innovate on the pedagogy by adopting the best practices available globally. A lot of this has been made possible by some our globally acclaimed partner institutions who helped mentor the school to maintain its ranking amongst the best. The Industry Internship Program offered by IFIM Business School helps our students experience a corporate environment during their tenure as students and helps them prepare for the real world experience. This has been appreciated by the industry as they are able to source “Ready Managers” from this business school. The 100% placement record of the school for the past so many years stands testimony to the success of this program.

The school prepares the student to manage work life balance efficiently. This is done by integrating wellness and personality development into the rigour of the academics. A well looked after physical self definitely helps our students enhance their endurance levels making them long term goal seekers. This coupled with a polished exterior makes them assets for the corporate world.

I am extremely proud to be associated with this institution as I can see the 25 year dream turn to reality of creating business leaders who are all set to Get Ahead in their lives and their respective careers.

With best wishes,
V.B. Padode
C D E Society

International Collaborations

With an objective to internationalize its curriculum through the student experience of learning in an international environment, IFIM Business School takes leverage on its accreditation and partners with Ivy League schools abroad. The interventions shall offer opportunities for the participants of the PGDM program at IFM to pursue Dual Degree in top schools in specialized areas and/or opt for Super Specialization.

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Rankings & Awards

Latest Ranking and Ratings

IFIM Business School took a break from Indian Rankings for a period of two years since December 31, 2018. IFIM was ranked 28th in India by Business Today 2018 – only institute to jump 20 places in a year.

Approvals and Accreditation