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IFMR Graduate School of Business (GSB) Krea University


IFMR Graduate School of Business at Krea University (formerly known as Institute for Financial Management and Research), is a leading business school with the objective of moulding ambitious young men and women into competent and socially responsible organisational leaders in a global setting. IFMR currently offers full-time and part-time PGDM/MBA programmes, a Ph.D programme as well as both open and customised management development programmes.


IFMR is counted amongst the top business schools of India.

Amongst the many advantages of pursuing management education from IFMR GSB, the USP of the institute is that the team at IFMR GSB consists of dedicated full-time faculties holding PhDs from universities such as Minnesota, Ohio, Georgia and Texas A&M in the US as well as the IIMs and IITs in India. IFMR GSB has one of the highest ‘faculty: student ratio’ among private business schools in India.

Additionally, the institute has a new state-of-the-art campus is at the heart of the fast-growing Sri City; a 5,000 acre Special Economic Zone (SEZ) situated 70 km north of Chennai. It is fast becoming a hub for India’s large and medium scale industries and is a business destination for multinational corporations to establish operations in India.

Exams Applicable

Selection criteria 2018

Applicants are required to take /have taken any of the following standardized entrance examsCAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/GRE. 

While CAT/XAT/CMAT percentiles or GRE/GMAT scores are an important component of the admission process, these are not the sole criteria for admission. The admission committee will consider the applicant’s past academic performance, and performance in Personal Interview.

The admissions committee will be shortlisting applicants for the selection process, taking into consideration, the applicant’s past academic performance, entrance test scores, and a passion for excellence demonstrated even in non-academic endeavor such as, but not limited to, sports (represented country, state or district/ University/ College/ School), Debate, Drama, Moot Court, NCC (but not NSS) volunteering, activism etc.(of a corresponding level). 

Courses Offered

1. Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

IFMR GSB offers a 2-year residential MBA programme. The two-year full-time MBA course follows a trimester system, consists of 6 trimesters and a two-month intensive summer internship between the 3rd and 4th trimesters. Specialisations are available in Data Sciences, Finance, Financial Engineering, IT & Operations, Marketing and Human Resources.

IFMR offers 22 core and approximately 55 elective courses during the two-year program, spanning 8 disciplines.

Programme Fees

Rs. 12,00,000

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