About IIMB

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) is a leading graduate school of management in Asia. Under the IIM Act of 2017, IIMB is an Institute of National Importance.

IIMB has around 110 full time faculty members, more than 1200 students across various degree/diploma granting programmes and nearly 5000 annual Executive Education participants.

Our logo carries a proclamation in Sanskrit, (tejasvi navadhitamastu) which translates as ‘let our study be enlightening'. Our vision is to be a global, renowned academic institution fostering excellence in management, innovation and entrepreneurship for business, government and society.

Located in India's high technology capital, we are in close proximity to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, giving us the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience.

Our degree/diploma granting programmes comprise the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), the one year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM), and the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). IIMB offers the NS Ramaswamy Pre-doctoral (NSR Pre-doc) Fellowship programme with the aim to increase social diversity of management academia in India. All these programmes are very highly rated and IIMB alumni occupy senior managerial and academic positions around the world.

Along with ten disciplinary areas and five centres of excellence that offer courses and conduct research on interesting questions facing various sectors of industry, we have three faculty recruiting centres – the Centre for Management Communication, the Centre for Public Policy, and the NSCEL.

We have just launched a Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to engage in research and practice that would improve the teaching effectiveness of faculty members, leading to the development of better learning abilities of students and through its outreach programmes, to act as a national resource for improving the standards of teaching in institutes of higher education.

An India-Japan Study Centre at IIMB has been set up to promote understanding of Japan in India and India in Japan through research, teaching and policy outreach efforts.

An Israel Centre at IIM Bangalore has been set up to act as a hub for research on Indo-Israeli interactions in the fields of technology innovation, business strategy and history, government policies and culture, by uniting scholars, business community and students.

We have key partnerships and collaborations with Goldman Sachs for women entrepreneurship, with Michael and Susan Dell Foundation for incubation of non-profits, and with NITI Aayog for scaling up.

We are committed to making a deep social impact using technology-enabled education. Towards this end, we offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through edX, a not-for-profit online initiative of Harvard and MIT that offers online courses from the world's best universities. We are the first management school in India to offer MOOCs on the edX platform. We are also the coordinating institute for management education for SWAYAM, GoI's online education platform.

Degree/Diploma Granting Programmes

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)

The EPGP is an intensive one year, full-time programme designed to enhance skills and capabilities essential for responsible positions at senior management levels. Challenging, Widespread and globally oriented, the objective of this programme to produce future leaders who can handle the dynamic corporate environment.

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the doctoral programme of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB).

Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM)

PGPEM is a weekend management programme, designed for middle and senior level working professionals. Participants learn from world-class faculty, white strengthening their network through collaboration with peers during their on-campus long weekend sessions.

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

PGP is designed to equip student with the skills and capabilities that will enable them to reach a responsible global position in management. The PGP revolves around the principle that world-class business leaders are not mass-produced; they are nurtured and developed in a practical application-oriented, user-friendly environment.

Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management (PGPPM)

Catalyzed by the Government of India and United Nations Development Programme, the PGPPM is packed with path-breaking insights about winning policy making and management strategies.

N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-doctoral Fellowship (NSR Pre-doc)

The Prof. N. S. Ramaswamy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is a highly selective programme instituted with the aim to increase social diversity of management academia in India.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have passed with 50% (45% in case of SC/ST candidates belonging to Karnataka) aggregate in graduation from recognized university or college are eligible to join MBA course. However, the candidate needs to clear the K-MAT exam to apply for the Bangalore University MBA Program.

IIMBx - MOOCS

IIMB started offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) in 2014 through its digital learning initiative, IIMBx, in partnership with edX – a not-for-profit online initiative of Harvard and MIT. Apart from edX, the programme offers courses on its own platform, IIMBx, and SWAYAM.

IIMBx offers MOOCs in all areas of management – data and insights, economics, finance, marketing, people management, operations, and strategy. We also have programs for every kind of learner, ranging from first-generation entrepreneurs to college educators looking to teach better.

The IIMBx programme is founded on the philosophy that everyone – irrespective of financial or regional constraints – should have access to quality education. Led by IIMB faculty, IIMBx uses digital learning tools to enable anytime, anywhere learning in a global classroom. The vision of the IIMBx programme is to use digital learning to enable widespread access to management education.