IFIM Business School


Established in 1995, IFIM Business School, Bangalore is amongst top 6 schools in India to have been awarded the coveted AACSB accreditation propelling it to be amongst the top 5% of the business schools globally. IFIM Business School is uniquely positioned to cater to the needs of ‘Beyond Tomorrow’ by providing innovation-led solutions. The institute currently offers three AICTE approved and AACSB accredited programmes: One – Two-year, full-time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) that is a bouquet of PGDM Finance (recognised by CFA Institute), PGDM Marketing and PGDM International Business; Two – Executive PGDM (EPGDM); and Three – PGDM for Working Professionals (WPP). The school also offers various open and customised short-term Professional Development Programs through on-campus, online, and blended delivery modes. IFIM Business School is also accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) and is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

Today, it is a proud alma mater of more than 2700 alumni comprising of eminent entrepreneurs, academicians, artists, writers, CXOs and thought leaders amongst others, in many countries of the world.

Full-time Programs


BBA at IFIM Mumbai Campus

  • The only BBA program from India’s 6th AACSB accredited business school ranked 28th by Business Today, in its Silver Jubilee year.
  • The only BBA program with an Industry 4.0 aligned curriculum, having Liberal Arts streams integrated.
  • The only BBA program with pathways to a Post Grad qualification at an international partner school.
  • General Education curriculum aligned to the US universities.
  • Super-specialisation in next-gen areas at top international partner schools.
  • Placement right after BBA.
  • Three pillars which reflect the pedagogy: Liberal, Trust and Freedom.

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Transform with IFIM’s PGDM Programme- and prepare yourself for the careers beyond tomorrow.

  • Industry specific curriculum with range of majors and minors in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, International Business, Business Analytics,Entrepreneurship, Banking & Financial Services, Capital Markets and digital business
  • Large network of successful and well-placed alumni spread across the globe.
  • Upto 100% scholarship opportunity for meritorious student.
  • Experiential learning through: IBM Business Analytics Lab, Prabhudas Lilladher Finance Lab, Bloomberg Trading Terminal, Case Studies, Industry Projects, Industry Guest Lectures, Workshops, Simulations, CSR Projects.
  • University Partner to CFA Program.
  • Specialty program in Entrepreneurship in association with EDII and NASSCOM.
  • Option of term-abroad with international partner B-Schools like University of Wollongong Australia, ESC Rennes Business School France, University of Applied Sciences Lubeck, Germany, Virginia Commonwealth University USA, Manchester Metropolitan University UK, University of Bicocca Italy, ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece, Plymouth University UK, and Nanyang Technological University Singapore to facilitate student/faculty exchanges, collaborative research and consultancy assignments, and joint degree program.

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Master Class

IFIM Masterclass is a new initiative introduced to enable all IFIMites to be in line with the core value of IFIM’s “Beyond Tomorrow” and to achieve its mandate of fostering and nurturing new age leaders.

Masterclass is a specialization class which gives you an in-depth view onto new age topics such as big data analytics, digital marketing, robotics, etc. The classes will be conducted at IFIM campus by top faculties from reputed International Business Schools across the globe. In other words, the Master Class is a unique ‘One-Stop Rapid Charge Solution’ to your professional needs.

With current market needs constantly shifting, it is mandatory to stay abreast with what is latest and futuristic to your industry. Masterclass gives you access to innovative application based practical concepts and path breaking insights of the global market. The primary objective of which is to allow you to apply the concepts in your work place effectively.

Dr. Barua is Professor at McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas Austin in the Information Management area. He is a distinguished Professor, a William F. Wright Centennial Professor of Information Technology, Stevens Piper Foundation Professor, and Director of the MBA Information Management programme at the McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas. His research and teaching interests include measuring business-value of information technology, analysing strategic information technology investments, enterprise modelling using information economics, and economics of software development and maintenance.

The masterclass was on the topic of Digitisation and Business Impact. The class was attended by professionals who has an aptitude for analytics and who wanted to know how Data Analysis and Machine Learning would directly impact their business. People who are looking at a mid-career transition or gathering more information on data analytics and machine learning.

Parasuraman ("Parsu") is a Professor and Holder of the James W. McLamore Chair in Marketing at the University of Miami. He teaches and does research in the areas of services marketing, service-quality measure­ment and improvement, and the role of technology in marketing to and serving customers. Dr. Parasuraman has published over 130 articles in journals such as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Sloan Management Review. He was editor of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and the Journal of Service Research. In addition to coauthoring Marketing Research, a college textbook, Dr. Parasuraman has co-authored three other business: Delivering Quality Service: Balancing Customer Perceptions and Expecta­tions, Marketing Services: Competing Through Quality, and Techno-Ready Marketing: How and Why Your Customers Adopt Technology.

The masterclass showcased how SERVQUAL and E-S-QUAL and Gap model can be used to measure the level of service excellence, and the gaps across various dimensions. The class was attended by industry experts, IFIM faculty and senior leadership team from Flipkart and Vidal Health.

Partner University Program

Global MBA

A degree from the University of London is a mark of excellence, respected by employers and universities worldwide. This is because the University of London is one of the world’s leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards. This reputation is based on the outstanding teaching and research of its 18 world-class Colleges and 9 specialist institutes.

Since 1858, University of London degrees have been accessible to students all over the world through the University of London International Programs. Alumni of the University of London International Programs have gone on to shape our world. These include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. Today, the University of London International Programs is truly international in character with over 50,000 students in more than 180 countries.

Academic direction for all of the programs offered through the University of London International Programs is provided by Colleges of the University. Academics at these Colleges develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of students. This means that students benefit from the academic rigour and leading-edge research undertaken by the Colleges. It also helps to ensure that University of London qualifications are of the same high academic standard, however they are achieved.

In the case of Global MBA, academic direction is provided by the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). QMUL is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of London, with over 20, 000 students in over 160 countries. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, QMUL works across the humanities and social sciences, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering, with inspirational teaching directly informed by its research. In the most recent assessment of research quality (REF), the university achieved ninth in the UK.

The University of London Global MBA is recognised by several major bodies, ensuring that your qualification adds significant value to your career prospects. CMI (Chartered Management Institute) promotes the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. It is the only organisation that awards Chartered Manager status, the hallmark of any professional manager. The core modules and project of the Global MBA meet the requirements of the CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. Upon successful completion of the MBA, you will also receive this Diploma. The University of London has secured accreditation from CIMA for the Accountancy pathway. If you successfully complete the MBA in Accountancy, you will become eligible to sit the CIMA Master’s Gateway exam. The Gateway Route is an accelerated entry route towards the CIMA Professional Qualification and the globally recognised CGMA designation for individuals who hold an MBA or Master’s in Accountancy.

On successful completion of your studies you will be awarded a University of London degree, diploma or certificate. The certificate you receive will state that you were registered with the University of London and that examinations were conducted by QMUL.

Find out more about the Global MBA at:

* Note:
IFIM Business School provides support to students of the University of London International Programs Global MBA degree. The syllabus and curriculum is developed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and students are awarded a University of London degree. Please note it is not a UGC/AICTE approved program.

Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Global Financial Markets by NSE & IFIM Business School

NSE’s PGCP-GFM is a highly sought after program being jointly offered by NSE Academy and IFIM for the first time in Bengaluru, India . Successful completion of this program leads to global regulatory certifications from USA and India with intensive training and an immersion program in Singapore.

In addition to the prestigious PGCP-GFM from NSE Academy, the participants would be professionally trained to prove their competency and enhance their employability. The participants will develop financial market skills to compete in international markets and will be exposed to the best market practices during Singapore Immersion program. The courses will be taught by highly qualified and specially trained faculty members of NSE and IFIM. The program is best suited for professionals who are aspiring to pursue a career in financial services and who are keen on looking at international placements or who are keen to work with global investment banks/financial services firms. This program will also help IT companies in augmenting the domain expertise of its BFSI verticals.

The candidates of PGCP-GFM are likely to be employed by Banking Institutions, Assets Management Companies, Consulting Firms, Private Equity and Venture Capitalists, Regulators, Credit Rating Agencies, Hedge Funds, Technology, Insurance Companies, Foreign Exchange Traders, NBFCs and Financial Services Institutions. Full details of the program can be found from the websites of the two partnering institutions.

The class commencement date for PGCP-GFM By NSE : August, 2017


Trimester I – Foundation for Global Financial Markets
  • Global Financial Markets System
  • Corporate Finance
  • Quantitative Techniques in Financial Markets
  • Introduction to Accounting, GST & IFRS
  • Economics and Banking for Financial Markets
  • Computer Applications in Financial Markets
  • Capital Market Operations
  • Business & Digital Communication
  • Current Financial Markets Environment
  • Career Skills (Logic and Data Interpretation)
Trimester II – Financial Markets System in India
  • Financial Planning & Wealth Management
  • Mutual Funds
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Commodity Markets
  • Equity Derivatives Market & Strategies
  • Foreign Exchange and Currency Markets
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Human Relations Skills
  • Workshop Emerging Issues in GFM / Trust & Ethics
  • Corporate Grooming
Trimester III – Global Financial Markets
  • USA Introduction to Securities Industries Essentials
  • USA Advances in Securities Industries Essentials
  • USA Securities Industries (Specialisation)
  • Financial Valuations & Equity Research
  • Technical Analysis
  • Regulatory Framework in Financial Markets
  • Digital Marketing of Financial Markets
  • Capstone Project
  • Singapore Immersion
  • Corporate Readiness

Regulatory certificates:
GFM includes 13 of the regulatory certifications from India, Singapore and USA financial markets. These certificates are in the field of equity, derivatives, currency, commodities, risk management, investment banking, financial planning and wealth management, mutual funds, depositary, financial advisory, research, insurance, financial valuation, regulation and compliance keeping in mind the requirement of prospective employers.


India is the ninth largest country in the world in terms of market capitalisation of $1.66 trillion (Rs.100 lakh crore) and its market capitalization-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio has climbed to 75.34%, the highest among all major markets barring Hong Kong. The World Bank has predicted a GDP growth rate of 8 per cent for India by 2017 from current 6.9%. Indian citizens can now trade on Global markets from USA, UK on NSE platform in Indian rupees without the associated currency risks. Derivatives contracts on global indices are enabling Indian investors to participate in international financial markets and bringing diversification in their investment portfolios. The global derivative indices that can be traded are Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500)® and Dow Jones Industrial Average of USA, and FTSE 100 of UK.

Sh. Narender Modi ji, Hon’ble Prime Minster of India has already inaugurated the international financial centre in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat as GIFT City (Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Company Ltd) in January 2017.GIFT as an international financial centre has been conceptualized as a global financial and IT services hub on the lines of globally benchmarked financial centres such as New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. GIFT will target 6-8% share of the financial services potential in India and is expected to create about 100 - 110 lakh direct and indirect jobs in financial markets.

All these developments require competent and qualified experts. National Stock Exchange (NSE) being 3rd world’s largest stock exchange is taking proactive steps to prepare competent professionals for skills required for international financial centres in India and USA. NSE Academy Ltd. (a subsidiary of NSE) is offering a full time, Post Graduate Certificate Program in Global Financial Markets on Full time (PGCP-GFM), as well as Executive Weekend format (PGECP-GFM) starting from 4 NSE Academy locations in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, & Hyderabad.

  • Program directly offered by NSE Academy
  • 1st PG Program in Global Financial Markets with 13 Regulatory Certifications
  • Singapore Immersion for global exposure & best practices
  • Globally benchmarked curriculum for USA & Indian financial markets
  • Program offered at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai & Hyderabad
  • Multiple career options in financial markets in USA and India
  • Market Skill Development -Simulated/Live Market
  • Experiential learning, industry mentors, case studies etc.
  • Faculty – Seasoned industry experts & experienced academicians
  • Job ready for Indian and USA financial markets

PGCP/PGECP-GFM curriculum includes 13 of the global regulatory certifications in financial markets - 11 from India and 2 from USA financial markets. These certificates are in the field of equity, derivatives, currency, commodities, financial planning and wealth management, mutual fund, depositary, financial advisory, research, financial valuation, regulation and compliance keeping in mind the requirement of prospective employers.

The students of PGCP & PGECP-GFM will appear for 2 Global Financial Regulatory Certification Examination of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), USA to help them build their career in USA or captive units of multinational companies in India. Incidentally, FINRA USA is revamping the examination system by introducing Securities Industry Essentials Examination and followed by Top Off Examination(specialization). These changes are expected to be implemented by FINRA by March 2018. Alternatively, students will study and pass series 63 and 65 of FINRA, USA.

Yes. Financial markets are highly regulated by Governments of respective countries. Candidates interested to develop career in financial markets are required to pass relevant qualifying examinations (and also obtain license, wherever required) to demonstrate competence and expertise required by the country. In USA, this regulatory role is performed by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on behalf of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM-SEBI), conducts the financial market regulatory examinations in India.

Singapore is known as one of the best managed country having international financial centre. It is number 1 in the world for ease of doing business. During one week of immersion program at Singapore, apart from the cultural exposure, students will visit Singapore Stock Exchange and other international financial institution to get exposure of the best practices in managing financial markets.

India has set up its own international financial centre in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat as GIFT city. GIFT will compete with international financial centres such as New york, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. There are large numbers of captive units of MNCs, KPOs, BPMs, custodians, pension funds etc. in the financial market domain catering USA, UK clients etc. These companies are registered with FINRA and require financial market professionals for serving their US and international clients. FINRA certified professionals are high in demand and low in supply due to which they are offered good salaries and well respected profiles.

The demand for the financial market professionals remains strong in banking, investment and advisory in capital, currency, commodity, etc. The candidates of PGCP-GFM/PGECP-GFM with regulatory certifications in financial markets from USA and India, are likely to be employed by Banking Institutions, Assets Management Companies, Consulting Firms, Private Equity, Venture Capitalist, Regulators, Credit Rating Agencies, Hedge Funds, Technology, Insurance, NBFCs, and Financial Services Institutions etc.

A qualified person can be offered various designations like associates, analyst, relationship manager, analyst-equity, analyst-technical, portfolio manager, risk manager, content developer, faculty, financial journalist, operations manager etc. Many participants are able to launch their own ventures as well. Captives units in India also send their employees overseas for clients’ projects. Therefore, PGCP-GFM and PGECP-GFM candidates can look forward for career opportunities not only in India but USA as well.

NSE Academy will provide placement assistance to all successful candidates of PGCP-GFM but do not guarantee any placement.

PGCP/ PGECP-GFM is India’s first program with Indian and USA regulatory certifications focusing on enhancing global financial market skills. It is clarified that PGCP/PGECP-GFM is neither a degree nor a diploma and is not recognized either by AICTE or UGC. It is an autonomous Post Graduate Certificate Program directly offered by NSE Academy to develop financial markets skills in high demand.

The eligibility criteria for admission to full time PGCP-GFM is given below :

  • Graduation with 50% marks from a UGC recognised Indian university.
  • Upper age limit is 40 years as on 27.07.2017, the commencement date of the program.
  • Preference would be given to the participants having professional qualifications such as CA, CS, CWA, CFA, MBA, etc.
  • Due weightage shall also be given to candidates with experience.

Pre Screening of candidates will be done on basis of their

  • Academic Profile (20%)
  • CAT/GMAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA or any other state PG Management Aptitude Test Score or NSE’s Common Admission Test –Financial Markets (NCAT-FM) (50%)
  • Personal Interview (30%)

The admission to executive weekend batch of PGECP-GFM is based on first cum first served basis, subject to availability of seats. Candidates are required to satisfy themselves about the eligibility and suitability for the program keeping in mind their career goals. In case of any doubt or clarification they are also encouraged to consult the education counsellor by phone, email or personal contact before the last date of 31st July, 2017 for registering for the program.

The total investment is Rs.4,95,000/- inclusive of applicable taxes, if any (Rupees four lakh ninety five thousand only).

Particulars Investment Last Date of Payment
Investment 4,95,000
Registration 25,000 22 June, 2017
Option i – Lump-sum 4,70,000 On or before 8th July,2017
Option ii - 2 instalments 2,40,000*2 1st instalment by 8th July, 2017
2nd instalment by 15th Oct, 2017
Option iii - 3 instalments 1,63,334*3 1st instalment by 8th July, 2017
2nd instalment by 15th Oct, 2017
3rd instalment by 30th Jan, 2018

Vide notification No: VTU/ACA/2006-07/2538 dated 12th July, 2006, IFIM Business School), has been permitted by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum to offer a Ph. D program* in Management. Thus, IFIM Business School has the unique distinction of being amongst the few autonomous Institutes in the country to be accorded this recognition by a University.

Instructions for Apply for applying for Ph. D

  • Details about Management Ph. D is given in:
  • Visit the above site for downloading the application form
  • After filling-in the personal information, the candidate has to come down to IFIM located in Phase I Electronic city for discussion with the faculty-guide.
  • Along with the application the candidate has to precisely describe in a write up about their respective research topic and bring it for discussion with the guide.
  • Please make sure that you meet the basic requirements to register for Ph. D with VTU. One has to undergo the VTU Ph. D aptitude test after submitting the application through IFIM (Test is offered 2 times in a year).
  • A regional VTU centre at R. V. Teachers’ college in Jayanagar can be contacted for any clarification regarding application forms or tests.

    Phone: 26563266, 26561455

IMPORTANT : *For details of areas of specialisation, course work, eligibility, fellowships, fees structure, etc. please visit website :

Ms. Sai Prasanna
Email id:
(O): 080-41432891

Mobile : 9731742211

Degree granted by partner university and not IFIM



Our Executive and Professional Development Programs are designed to reflect today’s global business trends and to support individual and organizations in responding to the challenges at each level of their career and corporate progression. Whether, you aim to break into a competitive industry, develop managerial and leadership competence & hone practical skills or aspire to lead organization to sublime heights, We have developed a suite of Executive and Professional Development programs geared towards the most driven, ambitious candidates from around the globe. We work following the newest trends in the corporate world to develop courses that reflect the needs of any industry from an international perspective. Our Executive and Professional Development Programs are designed to reflect today’s global business trends and to support participants in responding to the challenges at each level of career progression.

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