IFIM Bangalore: B-School info 

IFIM Business School was established in 1995 and is one of the most prestigious B-Schools in the country.  It was earlier known as the Institute of Finance and International Management. It is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. This prestigious institute is accredited by AACSB or the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is also recognized by AICTE.

The campus provides co-ed residence facilities for its students and the campus is spread across 1.5 acres of land. The institute offers many programs. It offers its BBA and PGDM program which are full-time courses and three executive education programs and a Management Development Program.

IFIM Business School Highlights

Year of establishment1995
Recognized byAICTE, AACSB, NAAC ‘A’ and SAQS
Campus size2 acre
College rankings (2019)Ranked 35 for MBA by Composite Rank

Ranked 37 for MBA by BW Business World
Modes of educationFull-time and Part-time*
Number of courses offered7 courses across 3 streams
Types of scholarships3
Salary offered (2019)

Average CTC

Highest CTC
Rs 7.45 LPA

Rs 16.5 LPA
International collaborationsESCP-London
Darden Business School (University of Virginia)
McCombs Business School (University of Texas at Austin)
Official websitewww.ifimbschool.com
Application modeOnline and Offline
Total faculty48

* only applicable for EPGDM courses 

Courses & Fees Offered

IFIM Bangalore offers 6 programs at PG level in the field of management. Below are the fee & required exams & eligibility for all the respective programs.


  • Total Fees: ₹ 16.10 Lakh
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Mode of Study: Full Time
  • Exams considered: GMATCATXATNMAT


  • Total Fees: ₹ 18.10 Lakh
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Mode of Study: Full Time
  • Exams considered: GMATCATXATNMAT

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IFIM Business School Admission Process

Candidates seeking admission to the BBA program are selected on the basis of merit on the basis of their entrance exam score. In addition to the exam scores, candidates are also required to submit a letter of recommendation from their school/principal, vouching for their academic performance. Candidates also have to submit a statement of purpose and give a personal interview conducted by the Institute.

The basis of selection for PGDM candidates is different. In addition to their entrance exam scores, candidates have to appear for an innovation potential test (class test). Also there are group exercises, a personal interview conducted by the Institute. They also need to showcase the duration and quality of their work experience if any.

For admission, candidates need to fill the admission form online which they do on the official website of the Institute. After submitting the admission form online, students will be called for additional tests or personal interviews.

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IFIM Business School Placements

IFIM Business School was the 6th business school in India to get AACSB accreditation. The Institute encourages students to follow their passion and equips students with the right tools and skills to adapt to the corporate environment. The Institute focuses on  Industry immersion projects, social immersion projects, mentorship guidance, physical enhancement program, bespoke curriculum, to assist students to succeed in the corporate world.

Some of the top recruiters that visited the Institute for the campus placement drive included EY, Federal Bank, FedEx, Firstsource,Bajaj Allianz, Banker Bay, BNY Mellon, Bosch, BYJU’s, Capital First, Cognizant,  HDFC, ITC, Jockey, Morgan Stanley, Nestle, Oracle, PWC, Shriram, Sumeru, Zolo,  Coffee Day, Crisil, Deloitte, DHL, etc.

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Every year applicants for PGDM at IFIM Bangalore program are short-listed on the basis of cut off declared by Institute.

Cut-Offs for Last Round Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), IFIM – Bangalore

CMAT Exam Cut-off
Category2019 Cut-off by %ile
General Category Candidates85%ile
OBC Category Candidates85%ile
SC Category Candidates85%ile
ST Category Candidates85%ile
PWD Category Candidates85%ile
Economically Weaker Section Candidates85%ile

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IFIM Business School Scholarships

The scholarships offered to students was on the basis of merit, and the same were offered by Padode Foundation for the batch of 2015-2017. The scholarships offered provided financial assistance to deserving candidates by waiving off their tuition fee by 25% to 100%.

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Ranking for Executive MBA/PGDM

Ranked 2nd Best among Business Today ranked colleges in Bangalore in 2017 

For students enrolled at the postgraduate (PG) and doctorate (PhD) level, IFIM Business School offers degree and certificate programs, such students. IFIM Business School offers programs in the stream of Business & Management. The Institute in partnership with Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) also offers a PhD in management.