With a number of premier business schools coming up in Bangalore, the city has become a hot destination for MBA aspirants from every nook and corner of the country. Apart from medical and engineering colleges, the city is also becoming popular for its B-Schools. Some of the premier management institutes located in Bangalore include IIM-B, Alliance University School of Business, Symbiosis Institute of Business management, XIME Bangalore, IFIM Business School and many others. Students can enroll to different MBA programs of their choice in any of these institutes. Let us go through these institutes in brief:
Indian institute of Management- Bangalore (IIM-B) - IIM-B was started in 1973 with an aim of providing world class academic excellence to the students. Different programs offered by the institute include Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP); Post Graduate Programme in Software Enterprise Management (PGSEM); Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM); one year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)and Executive Education Programme (EEP). The International Masters Program in Practicing Management (IMPM), an international collaborative executive education program jointly offered by IIMB with INSEAD, McGill University, Lancaster University and a consortium of Japanese universities is recognized worldwide as a major advancement in executive education. The candidates are admitted on the basis of CAT scores conducted in the month of November every year.
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore (SIBM-Bangalore)- SIBM Bangalore was established in 1978 with an aim to meet the international standards of management education. The institute offers regular MBA program, PGDM and Executive MBA program. Admission to regular MBA program is done on the basis of SNAP test conducted in the month of January every year. While candidates for PGDM and EMBA are shortlisted as per the SIU and SIBM Bangalore qualifying criteria.
XIME Bangalore- Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore (XIME-Bangalore) is the first B-school in Bangalore to have received the coveted 5-year accreditation by AICTE in September 2004. It has been ranked in top 10 B-schools in India by several organizations and publications. Different courses offered by the institute include Post Graduate Diploma Business Management (PGDBM), Management Development Program, Executive / Entrepreneurship Development Program, Executive PGDM Program and Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Management. Admission is done on the basis of XAT exam score conducted in the month of January every year.
Alliance University School of Business- Alliance University, Bangalore has been ranked No. 6 among private B-Schools by C-fore in its 2009 survey of Indian business schools, and the best private B-School in South India. Alliance is the First B-School outside the USA to be recognized with the Gold Award for TQM Implementation by the American Society for Quality, USA, the world’s foremost body of Quality Professionals. The School offers different courses such as BBM, MBA, EMBA, PhD, and executive PGDM. The school conducts its own admission test known as Alliance Aptitude Test (AAT).
IFIM Business School- IFIM Business was set up in 1995 and is ranked among the top 15 of the 500+ Business Schools that were started post 1990 in the private sector. The institute offers PGDM and PhD programs in management. Some of the prominent recruiters visiting the campus this year include Deloitte Consulting, UCO Bank, ICICI Bank, Citi Bank, ICICI Securities, Greenply, TCS, Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, IOB, IBM, Amba Research, Religare, Infiniti Research, Sharp, Apple, Info Edge, IDBI Bank, L&T, Developmental Bank of Singapore and Mercer Consulting.
Thus Bangalore is the most suited city for students both in terms of higher education as well as job prospects. The B-schools in Bangalore provide quality management education with modern teaching methodologies as well as provide wide job opportunities through campus placements.