Published On: Mon, Oct 16th, 2017

IBS Business School introduces management programme with new modules 100% Successful International Placements

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Bangalore: With increasing competition and an uncertain environment, organizations have become highly demanding and expect the management graduates whom they recruit from reputed institutes to be ethically grounded, competent, and flexible. In addition, they expect the recruits to contribute to their organizational goals from day one. This is where ICFAI Business School, Bangalore (IBS Bangalore), has made a difference by preparing its students to be industry ready from day one. This is amply reflected in the excellent placement record that the institute has over the years,according to Prof. G V Muralidhara, Campus Head, IBS Bangalore.
How does the institute achieve this? Prof. Muralidhara pinpoints certain unique features that he terms as the IBS Advantage. The advantage comes from having a team of highly committed faculty members, a contemporary curriculum, case methodology of learning, a national presence, a strong industry network, and the high brand equity of the institute. Highlighting how the case methodology imparts learning besides giving the students the confidence to express themselves, he says,“The case method helps students develop decision making and analytical skills. Students learn how to formulate alternatives and evaluate them in a given situation. They also learn the ability to convince others as well as listen. Case studies in ethics sensitize them to make ethically grounded decisions taking into account the interests of various stakeholders.”
Twenty one batches of management graduates have passed out so far from ICFAI Business School, Bangalore, which has been in operation since 1995. The institute offers a two-year full-time campus-based Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM).
Situated in the south-western outskirts of Bengaluru, IBS Bangalore has one of the best infrastructures – both physical and academic –that a business school can offer. The institute boasts of a team of highly qualified faculty members, the right blend of academicians and industry professionals who teach, research, and consult. The students come from all parts of the country and from diverse cultural backgrounds. Many come from tier 2 and tier 3 towns. At the end of the program, they are transformed into confident managers, equipped with the right skill sets to take up a career in management.
The institute begins with industry expectations and works backwardfocusing on Knowledge-Skills-Attitude (KSA).These requirements get built into the course curriculum. This helps the students to acquire strong domain basics and fundamentals and gain both the required hard and soft skills. Constant interaction with external thought leaders, industry professionals, and senior alumni helps the students acquire the right focus and attitude in life. The institute ensures that the education and training imparted over the two years make the graduates gain the right life skills.
Prof. R Harish, Dean–Academics,says thatthe all-round personality development of the students is ensured through academic rigor, adequate soft skills interventions, team building and communication workshops, presentations and seminars, guest lectures, regular project work, and a rigorous summer internship program. The academic processes pay special heed to nurturing the ‘can do’ outlook among students.
Prof. J Venkataraman, Dean–Placements, highlights the industry connect that the institute has developed over the years. “The courses are packed with ‘industry insights’ and a relevant conceptual framework. Field and industry visits and frequent interaction with senior professionals ensure excellent exposure to first-hand knowledge of business processes while still in college,” he says.
IBS Bangalore has always achieved excellent placements in terms of companies, profiles, and packages – both domestic and international. Recruiters from every sector visit the institute for campus placements every year. Alumni, who are the institute’s brand ambassadors, play a major role in mentoring the current students to get them to appreciate business realities.
All thesefactors have made IBS Bangalore what it is today – a business school highly sought after by students and faculty alike.

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