About the Institute
TWO SUCCESSFUL LEGACIES : ONE GREAT INSTITUTION
IMM-FOSTIIMA BUSINESS SCHOOL
(A Powerful Centre for Management Education)
A NEW STAR IS BORN : EXCELLENCE IN MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
Merger of two great institutions leads to a convergence of strengths, of initiative and resolve to enhance Quality Management Education Standards and Service Levels to obtain very superior learning outcomes.
The intellectual legacy of Dr. Jagjit Singh – a pioneering Fulbright Fellow- in Corporate Training Circles since decades is enshrined within the portals of the unique Institution he established with prescience and infused with creative vitality. Dr. Jagjit Singh devoted his entire life to the service of Student Community and Education and this mission he followed with untiring zeal and total dedication. He inspired a generation of students to develop their full potential. The Institute of Marketing and Management he established, possesses very superior physical infrastructure in a Central location—amidst, IIFT, IMI, FORE and adjacent to IIT Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University Campuses.
The Founding Trustees, the Administrators, the Core Faculty, the Curriculum & the pedagogy all have their origins in the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad. Right since its inception in 2007, FOSTIIMA has single-mindedly concentrated on providing Quality Management Education to its students, bench marking IIM Ahmedabad standard of Management Education as its guiding inspiration. FOSTIIMA has constantly striven to mentor its students to achieve excellence like their counterparts at IIMA. IMM-FOSTIIMA Business School (IFBS) combines the ideal strengths to prepare young Professional Managers to meet the challenges of the FOURTH Industrial Revolution.
IFBS is aware that the future Managers shall have to learn, unlearn and relearn throughout their extremely long working life -changing career roles along with technology driven changes. IFBS Faculty is clear how its students are to be educated and groomed to face the future. IFBS students shall be exposed to all the multiplicity of learning resources in the heart of Delhi as they will benefit from the legacy of illustrious traditions of IMM and the continuous onsite mentoring of an all IIMA core Faculty. All members of IFBS Faculty had the best education India has to offer on a nationally competitive basis at IIT’s and IIM’s and they will be teaching the students in the manner similar to what they themselves were educated in, and shall share their Corporate experience where all of them had hands-on practical “ hitting the ground running” experience and International exposure in top roles across MNC’s for over three decades. This will enable them to mentor entrepreneurs & StartUps to heighten the learning outcomes via the “Case Method “, honed to perfection by Harvard Business School and taught at IIM Ahmedabad since inception.
An Amalgam of The Legacies of IMM and FOSTIIMA)
FBS Business School provides enabling support and the culture of learning which values teamwork, vision, creativity and discipline. An extraordinary framework is provided for achieving mission critical objectives. IFBS Business School offers a platform for a highly interactive and experiential environment. Through the IFBS program, students shall be enabled to interact with many industry veterans with cross-functional and cross industry experience.
Faculty at IFBS
Almost the entire core, adjunct and guest faculty at IFBS are IIM graduates. Most of them have spent several years in the corporate world holding diverse portfolios and responsibilities. They share their varied & practical experience with IFBS students. Thus, an IFBS class is a unique mixture of theory and ‘experiential learning’, a methodology adopted by the best B-Schools in the world like Harvard, Stanford and the IIMs.
Curriculum at IFBS
Management education at IFBS focuses on learning key business concepts while simultaneously developing analytical skills of students. IFBS course curriculum is contemporary and in tune with the needs of the industry. Accordingly, IFBS curriculum has been designed after taking inputs from eminent academicians, industry experts and leading B-Schools. Care has been exercised to encapsulate knowledge inputs in all new and emerging areas. The curriculum is reviewed periodically so that it maintains its cutting edge and relevance to the industry.
IFBS maintains close contacts with Corporates through its wide network of pan IIT-IIM Alumni, who occupy leadership positions in prominent Indian and transnational corporations. Through them IFBS will ensure Campus Placements of its students in positions commensurate with their talents. All Summer Internships for the batch of 2015 were with stipends, some up to Rs. 30,000. Many of the students get permanent placement in the corporate where they did their internship. IFBS has a placement cell headed by a very influential IIMA alumnus which maintains strong links with leading corporate entities through collegial networking.
This cell is responsible for exploring the requirements of MNCs and local organizations for arranging campus interviews for placement of students.
IFBS retains the contemporary edge of its curriculum through regular interaction of its students with Corporate Leaders. These interactions give IFBS students an insight into various industries and contemporary issues of global and national importance. Amongst the numerous personalities who have delivered guest lectures at IFBS during the past few years are Dr. V. Kasturirangan, Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School, Mr.Sanjeev Bhikchandani, founder CEO ,Naukri, Dr. Natesa Prasad, U.S.A., Mr. Deep Kalra founder CEO of Make MyTrip, to name a few.
Location of IFBS in QUTAB Institutional Area
Delhi NCR (National Capital Region) is the centre of various transnational corporations using Indian talent for product development, marketing research, customer relationship management, and knowledge processing.
Participants in our programs can interact with the process drivers and thought leaders in these corporations.
IFBS is easily accessible for Faculty and students by the Bus Service and the Metro. IIT, JNU. IMI, FORE, IIFT, are all within walking distance, leading to a comprehensively superb learning experience.