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Embarking on the MBA journey is similar to navigating a range of choices, challenges, and aspirations. But to finally get things right, remember that in this quest for knowledge and professional growth, the curriculum will play a pivotal role, just like the IFMR Graduate School of Business's MBA curriculum plays in the lives of its learners.

With SAQS accreditation, IFMR GSB has long been regarded as one of the top destinations for MBA aspirants. But apart from its ranking and accolades, it’s the curriculum and its unique approach that make the IFMR Graduate School of Business different from the rest.

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But what’s the IFMR's unique approach to MBA education? Why is it special? In this article, we’ll be exploring it in depth.

recruitmentIFMR GSB's MBA Program: What’s Special?

IFMR GSB is an emerging choice for aspirants in management and business education. The B-school offers a two-year full-time MBA program designed to equip students with a robust understanding of business fundamentals. The program boasts 22 core courses and elective courses and spans six trimesters, providing ample time for in-depth exploration of subjects. These diverse courses cover a wide spectrum, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience. And the best thing is that the college fee is also reasonable.

Have a look. How much will it cost to pursue an MBA from IFMR GSB? 

Investing in education is a significant decision, and IFMR GSB acknowledges this by maintaining transparency in its fee structure. The tuition fee for the MBA program is set at INR 14,56,000 per year.

It's worth noting that this figure excludes living expenses and alumni fees, which are detailed separately.

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Moving on to IFMR GSB's MBA curriculum now, which goes beyond traditional business education. It’s special as the B-school emphasizes an "inter-weave skills" approach, aiming to seamlessly blend theoretical knowledge with practical application.

factorsIFMR GSB's Comprehensive Approach to MBA Curriculum

As we mentioned, the first-year curriculum at IFMR GSB takes a bold step by interweaving skills across management disciplines, ending up with a wide array of elective courses in the second year. Before that, there’s a summer internship program to prepare all the students practically. Let’s see how it goes.

  1. The Interwoven Curriculum: Explained

IFMR GSB's first-year curriculum introduces a groundbreaking concept where courses from four different specialized focuses—ethics, design thinking, communications, and capstone simulation—are interwoven to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

These courses, taught collaboratively by faculty members from various disciplines and industry experts, cover essential aspects such as ethics, communications, design thinking, and the capstone simulation. These four specialized focuses are further classified in this way:

  • Ethics and Design Thinking: Focused on the liberal arts, which instill a sense of ethical responsibility and creative problem-solving skills in students.

  • Communications and Capstone Simulation: Concentrated on management studies to enhance communication skills and provide a simulated real-world business environment for strategic decision-making.

  1. Summer Internship: Learning by Practice

Your first-year experience comes into practical application in the two-month summer internship. This hands-on opportunity allows students to apply their acquired knowledge in a real-world setting. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor and industry managers, students gain practical exposure and valuable experience.

  1. Second-Year Electives: Tailoring Your Expertise

Building on the practical exposure gained during the summer internship, the second year offers a variety of relevant and contemporary electives. Students can specialize in areas such as data science and information systems, economics, finance and accounting, quantitative finance, marketing, OB and HR, operations, and strategic management.

However, it’s worth noting that the grades obtained during the summer project are not just a reflection of a student's performance; they will also contribute to your final score.

recruitmentIFMR GSB MBA Program 2023 Placement Report

Based on its holistic MBA curriculum designed to nurture inter-weave skills, IFMR GSB has consistently achieved near-perfect placement records. Last year, the trend continued, with 100% of students securing placements.

In the most recent placement season, all 184 students from the 2021–23 cohort have been successfully hired by leading global and Indian consulting, finance, and technology companies. Notable recruiters such as JPMC, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, EY, HSBC India, Morgan Stanley, NOMURA, TVS Next, Societe Generale, and Axis Bank have recognized the caliber of IFMR GSB MBAs.

The success of IFMR GSB graduates is not only evident in their placement rates but also in the lucrative compensation packages they receive. The average pay to IFMR GSB students was reported at Rs 13.5 lakhs, with the highest being an outstanding Rs 22.9 lakhs for the 2021–2023 batch. Internships are seamlessly integrated into the curriculum, with stipends reaching as high as Rs 1 lakh per month.


IFMR GSB's Inter-Weave Skills approach, coupled with a comprehensive MBA curriculum, has proven to be a winning formula for student success. The consistently high placement rates and attractive compensation packages underscore the effectiveness of the unique educational approach of the Graduate School of Business. As IFMR continues to weave success stories, it remains a top choice for those aspiring to thrive in the dynamic landscape of the business world.

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