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IFIM Business School announces admissions to PGDM – International Business program for 2012 - 2014

10-28-2011 04:00 PM CET | Science & Education

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IFIM Business School

IFIM Business School

The objective of this program is to create professionals with an in-depth understanding of international trade, Global Agreements and Cross Border Resource Management with the knowledge of managing organizations and the intricate dynamics of their business processes. It comprehensively covers International Finance, International Marketing and International Human Resources Management. Students will also be studying some specific courses like International Economics, International Business Strategy, Export Import Management and French language. The program has a healthy blend of theory and practice like case studies, take home assignments, industry visits and research. At the end of the course the students are introduced to the corporate world through Industry Internship Programs across various FMCG, IT, BFSI, Manufacturing and trading companies.

Faculty is drawn from both from the academic world and the industry to give emphasis on practical learning. Professionals from the industry who have handled International Business Operations and have extensively travelled across the globe impart their invaluable experiences to the students. IFIM business School has much international collaboration with universities like Virginia common Wealth University, University of Applied Sciences (LUBCK, Germany), New York Institute of Technology and such others. These international collaborations lend dynamism and academic rigor to the PGDM (IB) program. Students of this program also undertake an International immersion program where they travel to different parts of the world to get a first hand feel of Global Business Operations. The faculty exchange programs that IFIM Business School has with its academic partners mentioned above facilitate academicians from overseas to teach our students. We also undertake student exchange programs where IFIM students visit our academic partners and foreign students visit our Institute in Bangalore.

Key Highlights of the program:

• Ranked No. 1* Private B School in Bangalore
• Over 15 years of delivering excellence in Finance Programs
• AICTE Approved and NBA Accredited PGDM program
• 100% placement record; with Global Placements in fortune 500 Companies
• Academic partnerships with International Universities, National Stock Exchange, Bombay Stock exchange
• High quality, contemporary and industry relevant curriculum
• Experienced and Renowned faculty with industry experience
• Education Loans available from several Banks like SBI, HDFC, Canara and ICICI

Eligibility and Admission Procedure:
• Students with valid CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/MAT/ATMA scores and those intending to take the CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/MAT/ATMA exam in '11/12' may also apply.
• Short-listed candidates will be called to participate in the Group Discussions and Personal Interviews at designated test centers, for details please refer to website
• Final selection will be based on ‘composite parameters’ that include:
the Entrance exam; 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 Entrance Exam score is only an input in the selection process, it is possible for a candidate with a lower Entrance Exam score to be selected for GD/PI and to be offered admission, in preference to a candidate with a higher Entrance Exam score on account of better performance in other criteria

• Applications and the prospectus can be bought
o By cash payment of Rs. 1100/- at IFIM Business School, Bangalore or
o By post (enclosing a crossed DD or at par cheque for Rs. 1100/- drawn in favour of ‘Centre for Developmental Education’), payable at Bangalore or
o By downloading from the website and sent together with a crossed DD or at par cheque for Rs. 1100/- drawn in favour of ‘Centre for Developmental Education’
o Applications can also be bought from and centers of Career Forum and Cerebral Heights

Students seeking more information can logon to
Students may alternately visit campus or may contact the institute at Tel: 080-4143 2826 (9.30am to 5.30pm), Mob: 096866 63380 (after 5.30pm), E-mail: Alternativley they may logon to /

About IFIM Business School:
IFIM (The Institute of Finance and International Management) Business School, Bangalore was founded in 1995 with its first batch of students graduating in 1997. Today, IFIM finds its place among the Top 50 Best B-schools of the Country. Students from across the country have come to IFIM to go on to graduate as one of the fine managers at corporate India.
Under the leadership of highly innovative and academically oriented professionals as Institute’s thought leaders who believe that “Along with the skills of professional management, IFIM also inculcate human values, professional ethics and consciousness about wellness in our students, so as to make them capable of not only taking good decisions for corporate but also making all efforts that their decisions should also contribute to our society at large. The IFIM has achieved a worldwide recognition for its academic and professional excellence over the years, which is evident from continuous flow of foreign students for academic course here. Moreover, the consistent excellent rating by number of business magazines has developed a confidence amongst all the stakeholders, be employer or prospective students.”
i) The 6-month Industry Internship Program (IIP): one of the very unique features of IFIM is a robust and concentrated initiative to ensure that our graduates are attuned to the needs of industry. This structured opportunity presented to the students, deepens his/her understanding & appreciation of concepts and/or hands-on experience in an industry and/ or research into an area of specialization. IIP also helps in developing deep domain knowledge and skills, the ability to integrate theory & application, understand business applications & perspectives and achieve seamless integration with customers. Most often these IIPs get converted in to placements for IFIM students.
ii) Center for Excellence and Personality Development (CPD): The Purpose why the Center for Excellence and Personality Development exists is to empower each and everyone at IFIM to excel in their lives and fulfill their career and professional objectives and to develop Leadership.
CPD compliments well with the Business Skills that the PGDM curriculum offers. CPD encourages all round holistic development of every individual and hence enhances his or her core competencies. CPD focuses on every individual’s Communication Skills, Work-Place Skills and Life Skills and use various pedagogy from instructor led training, e learning, outbound learning, project based learning to experiential learning. In the process, we bridge the gap between the current situation and what is required for each and everyone at IFIM to fulfill on his or her personal and professional objectives.
The vision of the Center for Excellence and Personality Development is “People are successful in their academics; productive and effective in their profession/career. They take on new and exciting initiatives, challenges, and fulfilling on their professional vision. People are satisfied”.
iii) CENTRE FOR RESEARCH (CFR): The vision of CFR, as a centre of excellence, is to enable and support Institute of Finance & International Management to
• Carry out academic & applied management research.
• Foster a culture of in-house research amongst the faculty and students and thus support the academic curriculum with case studies, empirical data and refreshing perspectives.
• Create a platform for exchange of ideas between academia-academia and academia-industry. And
• Share & disseminate specific findings, research outcomes, information and knowledge both with the academic fraternity and corporate practitioners.
FOCUS, the management journal, being brought out by CFR at IFIM facilitates effective dissemination of information with regard to various management issues and problem solving methodology relevant for practicing executives as well as for academicians working in the field of management.

iv) CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP (CFE): CFE, in partnership with The National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), encourages, incubates and facilitates the spirit of global enterprise amongst aspiring graduates of IFIM and potential entrepreneurs. Its mission is to enhance the business – risk appetite of the student community by imparting knowledge on tools and techniques that will enable them to calculate the impact of such risks and build mitigation strategies for the purpose of wealth creation for all stakeholders.CFE incorporates Adventurer (a student’s e-cell), Incubation and Research Centre’s, with a focus to hone the students into entrepreneurial managers.
IFIM also has a unique and innovative field level community based learning program entitled Corporate Social Responsibility Project ( CSR). This program has been institutionalized through the CSR Centre. The centre aims at building awareness and sensitizing students to various issues faced by the social castor and find ways to enhance human, social and natural capital. This experience grooms our students to emerge as emotionally intelligent managers. Under this initiative IFIM collaborate on a continuing basis with CRY, Ants Consulting and Janaagraha, with whom MOUs have been signed, as well as with other NGOs in and around Bangalore, to provide students with the projects.

v) International Study Program (ISP): IFIM Business School has inked several MOUs with leading Global Networks. Under the terms of the proposed MOu, the Global Network will plan , schedule and organize an ISP to a specific country. Under this program our students have visited Germany, China, Vietnam, France, Singapore, Malaysia ETC. The ISP presents a whole spectrum of Academic, Research and Internship opportunities- from developing cross cultural sensitivities, professional networking , exposure to best-in-class business practices to converting these into research cases and the like.
vi) Virtual Class Room & Learning Management System: IFIM extensively uses Virtual Class Room and Learning Management System. VCR helps the students to attend classes at their convenient timing. VCR records the class and registered students can login to take the sessions. LMS is used for giving assignments, quizzes, test etc. Faculty can share teaching resources, evaluate students and can also obtain feedback from students online.
vii) A 100% Placement Record: IFIM primary objective is to place every graduating student in the right company as a professional manager IFIM closely gauges the ground situation in corporate manpower requirements and tailors the courses offered to converge with it. IFIM students are placed not just in their desired sectors, but also into their desired job profiles.. Some of the companies that visited campus for the IIP and final placements include: Deloitte, Castrol, E & Y, Tulip, Berger Paints, TATA Motor Finance, LEXI, Xchanging, Millward Brown, AMBA, Hamilton, TCS, Ginger, Nibrant Sodexo, Northern Trust, IDBI Bank, Dalal Street, ANZ, Matrix, TOI, Thomson, , Dell, Virgin Mobile, Bajaj Capital, Bank of Baroda, ACER Unilever, The Hindu, Siemens, The NSE etc.

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