BBA at IFIM Mumbai Campus
- The only BBA program with an Industry 4.0 aligned curriculum, having Liberal Arts streams integrated.
- The only BBA program with pathways to a Post Grad qualification at an international partner school.
- General Education curriculum aligned to the US universities.
- Super-specialisation in next-gen areas at top international partner schools.
- Placement right after BBA.
- Three pillars which reflect the pedagogy: Liberal, Trust and Freedom.
The Mumbai Campus
- Situated in a lush green setting at a one-hour drive from Mumbai
- 17 acres residential campus
- 170, 000 square feet built up area
- Top-end academic & extra-curricular amenities
- Shooting range
- Squash court
- Swimming pool
International Graduate Pathways
The only BBA programme in the country to have pathways to a graduate (Bachelor) qualification at an international partner school.
2+2 Pathway (Two years at IFIM and two years at international school)
State University of New York (SUNY), USA
3+1 Pathway (Three years at IFIM and one year at international school)
The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Virginia Common Wealth University, USA
University of Wollongong, Australia
Paris School of Business, France
PEP and SIP
The Personality Enhancement Programme (PEP) is designed for developing a holistic personality. Each student must successfully complete a set of rigorous Lifestyle and Life Skills Management courses for fulfilling their respective academic obligations.
The student has to perform a wide variety of activities, effectively grouped semester-wise and also demonstrate impact in their respective physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing as part of the lifestyle programme. The student is expected to perform and demonstrate improvement in communication, leadership, negotiation and teamwork to deliver on their life skills obligation.
Designed to guide the students to develop winning personalities and eventually become dynamic leaders, the programme has helped our alumni defeat the stress associated with their careers.
The students of the IFIM Business School are sensitised towards the needs of the community through a Social Immersion Project (SIP). This project provides our students with a two-week immersion into a not so privileged and highly challenged social environment.
The students are expected to observe, empathies and connect with those living in such environments. Post this immersion they are expected to identify one social problem and through primary and secondary research are expected to design a technically and economically viable solution. Their solution is then presented to NGOs and social enterprises in the form of a Techno-Economic Viability (TEV) study. Many such TEV reports have been implemented by such organisations to deliver a positive impact. The learning objective of this project is manifold as it helps to make students sensitive and responsible for social and environmental issues. Also, pushes them to provide viable solutions for social problems and in return develops a sense of accomplishment through positive impact.
IFIM has also established the V. B. Padode Centre for Sustainability. IFIM has tied up with NGOs and social service initiatives across India who work closely with students such as World Vision India, Action Aid, Art of Living (AOL), Anti-Pollution Drive, Bhagavatula Charitable Trust, Adamya Chetana, Calcutta Rescue, HelpAge India, Vanitha Sahayavani, Biocon Foundation, CARE India, CRY, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, SOCHARA, IPH, Bala Vikasa, Action Aid, Smile Foundation, CINI Kolkata, Ujjivan, Tech for India, Prime Trust Puducherry, Pratham Foundation Mumbai, Saahas Zero Waste and Isha Foundation, etc.
Life at IFIM
IFIM Business School gives students the support, skills, knowledge and experience to make the successful transition from course to career. While academic learning helps students develop their subject knowledge, the vibrant student life at IFIM Business School helps them understand the application of that knowledge in a practical sense. Through research projects, cultural performances and industry associations, students experience a vibrant industry connect supported by projects, corporate mentoring, industry visits, guest lectures and industry-academia collaborative events.
The Student Life at IFIM enables them to participate in extra and co-curricular activities to discover their strengths, pace studies, choose their courses and plot their own learning curve. Academic learning supported by student initiatives, volunteering activities with international and government organizations, student council responsibilities and cultural activities shape the character and mould students to become independent innovators and leaders through self-learning.
National level management fests like Naman, student-run CSR initiatives like Kanyathon, Shiksha Aadhar and Student Clubs like IFIM Toastmaster’s Club, IFIM Music Club, Alpha Club, Impulse, V4U, Quizbizz, etc., ensure the students have the best learning experience by immersing in the IFIM community.
Awards and Accolades
- IFIM Business School is the 6th Indian business school to be accredited by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Ranked 28th in India by Business Today magazine 2018
- Exemplary Student Driven Innovation Ecosystem by CL Educate Innovation Awards 2017
- Adjudged as Gold Award winner at the 7th Indian Management Conclave, 2016 at IIM Ahmedabad
- Best Higher Education Institute of the Year-South by ASSOCHAM Awards 2016
- Certified as ‘Global League Institution’ by Great Place to Study Research Institute, UK
- Outstanding Business School (South) National Education Awards - World Education Congress 2015 by ABP News
- Best in Promoting Industry Academia Interface - National Education Excellence Awards 2015
Curriculum for the Industry 4.0
While the Industrial Revolution 1.0 used water and steam power to mechanize production, the 2.0 used electric power to create mass production, and the 3.0 used electronics and information technology to automate production; the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is building on the previous three revolutions, characterised by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. The sheer velocity, scope, and impact of this revolution has seen no precedent and is evolving at an exponential pace disrupting almost everything around us. It is imperative then that management systems of production, operations, and governance etc. will be significantly transformed, and so will the essential skill sets.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Institute for the Future (IFTF) have identified a set of distinct skills such as Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creativity, People Management, Coordinating with Others, Emotional Intelligence, Judgment and Decision Making, Service Orientation, Negotiation, and Cognitive flexibility for the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
Design Thinking and Innovation
For those who aspire to be innovators and entrepreneurs IFIM Business School is contemplating offering Innovation Incubation as a choice in lieu of Research Incubation. Thus, a student will need to complete either Innovation Incubation or Research Incubation to successfully fulfil the academic obligation associated with the programme.
The Innovation Incubation will be supported by the Startup Foundry of IFIM Business School. The Startup Foundry was established by IFIM Business School in 2016 for incubating start-ups. The foundry provides infrastructural support, legal services, marketing and branding services and mentoring by seasoned entrepreneurs. The Startup Foundry has successfully incubated and graduated many ventures, few of them being “Hostel Backpack”, “Cliceat”, and “Rhythm on Wheels”.
As part of the Innovation Incubation, the student will need to complete a course on Design Thinking and Innovation. In the four Semesters, the student will be expected to develop a business plan and either demonstrate the proof of concept or develop a minimum viable product. The plan and the outcome of the POC/MVP will then need to be presented to potential investors. If the plan can solicit interest from an investor the student will be permitted to incubate the venture as part of the Industry Internship Programme which follows the completion of the four Semesters.
IFIM Business School is developing a platform for skilling the industry, the academia, and professionals in gen-next technology areas. The platform will comprise of latest in hardware, software and real-life datasets hosted on a cloud for easy access. We have identified four areas, namely: Artificial Intelligence; Data Engineering and Business Analytics; Digital Commerce and Blockchain aligned with new emerging job roles. The platform will host datasets from various verticals such as Health Care, Financial Services, E-commerce and Retail, etc. which will allow users to develop algorithms and models for business solutions. This idea has found good traction with the industry and CXO’s from companies such as Fractal Analytics, Infosys, Wells Fargo, Fidelity, Walmart, Flipkart, Amazon, Intel have come forward to form a think tank in Bangalore to help us develop the platform. The think tank is also helping us develop courseware, domain-specific use cases and source real-life datasets for capstone projects. Providing professional development programmes on this platform is on our agenda.
At least 60% (or equivalent CGPA) marks in 10+2 (or equivalent) examination.
Selection Process will comprise the following, in addition to the academic track record:
- Letter of Recommendation (LOR) - Two reference letters from your School Faculty / Principal.
- Statement of Purpose (SOP) - The SOP is an essay about yourself, your academic performance and extracurricular activities.
- Critical and Innovative Thinking (CIT) - A written aptitude test for critical and innovative thinking.
- Personal Interview (PI) - A personal interview for assessing the value fit of the candidate with the institute.
- Merit List - Will be a function of the above plus an aspirant’s academic performance, participation in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
|S.No||Fees||For Indian Students (INR)||NRI/Foreign Nationals (USD)||Due date for the payment|
|1||Processing Fee(Non-refundable)||Rs.50,000||857||On acceptance of the provisional admission offer|
|2||First Year Fees||Rs.4,50,000||7714||Within 20 days of the date of issue of the provisional admission offer letter|
|3||Second Year Fees||Rs.5,00,000||8571||15-May-20|
|4||Third Year Fees||Rs.5,00,000||8571||15-May-21|
|5||Student Council Fund||Rs.5,000||On the day of Registration (August 30, 2019)|
|6||IFIM Alumni Association||Rs.5,000||On the day of Registration (August 30, 2019)|
Award of Degree
Degree will be awarded by Vijay Bhoomi University, A private university established by an act of legislative assembly of Maharashtra(MAHARASHTRA ACT NO. LXXVII OF 2018).
*The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programme at IFIM Business School's Greater Mumbai campus in Karjat is a recent addition to our programme portfolio and the program has not yet been reviewed nor approved for inclusion in IFIM Business School’s AACSB Accredited program portfolio.