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IFMR Graduate School of Business, KREA University, has opened applications for its 3rd batch MBA program. Last date to apply for Early Decision Round (EDR) is Jan 31, 2019. Applications are available online.

Established in 1970 as a not-for-profit society, the Institute for Financial Management & Research or IFMR is now known as IFMR GSB under KREA University. Few days back, this announcement was made by Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran who has taken over as the Dean of the premiere business school of India.


Dr. Nageswaran, a management graduate from IIM Ahmedabad and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts mentioned, “World over, universities offering business and management education are asking hard questions of the purpose of their MBA programmes. KREA University’s liberal arts education provides the answer. MBA graduates must be competent in functional areas, must be decisive and effective managers and leaders, with a strong moral compass and a firm sense of purpose. IFMR Graduate School of Business (GSB) at KREA University aims to provide top-quality management education that prepares students to be ethically grounded, be highly skilled in integrated reasoning and be effective leaders of enterprises”.

IFMR GSB currently offers 2 year full time MBA program ( batch 2017-19 onwards it has been MBA degree under KREA University) in Finance, Marketing, IT & Operations, HR, and Financial Engineering, with additional specializations in Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) & Data Sciences (Business Analytics).


For The batch 2016-18 average salary offered is INR 8.3 Lacs per annum and top 25% student placed with average CTC of INR 12 lacs per annum. Average salary for the top 25% batch in Finance domain is INR 13.1 Lacs per annum. Tuition fees for the 2 years program at IFMR, is INR 12 Lacs.

The selection process at IFMR GSB consists of Written Ability Test (WAT) followed by personal interview (PI). According to Prof. Sathya Saminadan, Chairperson Admissions, “IFMR has two rounds of admission for the MBA batch (2019-2021). The Early Decision Round is dedicated to those applicants who are/were employed and have work experience of 12 months to 36 months as of 1st December 2018. The deadline for this round is 31st January 2019, while the General Round is open to all applicants, who may or may not be employed.  The deadline for this round is 15th February 2019. Applicants who were earlier employed and are not currently employed and have 12 to 36 months of experience as of 1st December 2018, can apply through either the Early Decision Round or the General Round”.

Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply online making a payment of Rs. 1,500.00 only. Various scholarships based on merit and merit-cum-means are offered to students. More information on admissions can be obtained at www.ifmr.ac.in from [email protected]; Phone: 9385021777.

IFMR Graduate School of Business, KREA University has opened applications for its 3rd batch MBA program. Last date to apply is Feb 15, 2019. Applications are available online.

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