Chennai Business School (CBS) is a business management institute offering Postgraduate programs in Management (PGPM) to students seeking admission in the college. The school is ranked 51 (A+++ in Business India B school rating 2015). CBS Chennai offers admission to fresh graduates as well as to working professionals who have 2-3 years of experience in their relevant fields. 

Highlights of Chennai Business School 

Official website
Selection criteria Entrance exam followed by GD and PI
Accepted test scores GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ CMAT
Highest Salary Offered 12 LPA
Application process Both online and offline
Application fee INR 1,000
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Chennai Business School Ranking

CBS Chennai is ranked amongst India's top B-schools many times. The ranking is as follows:

  • Ranked 51 by Business India B-School Rating in 2015
  • Ranked among the top 50 B-Schools in India by Business India B-School Rating in 2013
  • Ranked among the top 50 B-Schools in India (excluding the IIMs) by Times of India B-School Rating in 2013 (one of the youngest B-Schools to be rated thus)
  • Ranked A++ by Business India B-School Rating in 2010
  • Ranked A+ by Business India B-School Rating in 2009
  • Ranked ‘A’ by Business India B-School Rating in 2008
  • Awarded the best curriculum in Marketing pan India
  • Awarded the best curriculum in Advertising pan India

Chennai Business School Courses

CBS offers Full-time and Part-time Postgraduate programs in Management. Full-time PGP involves six courses whereas Part-time PGP involves two courses. Courses in Full-time programs are Marketing and Communication Management, International Business Management, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship Management. 

A brief about major courses at CBS Chennai is given in the tabulation below:

Course name  Details
Marketing and Communication Management Type: Full-time
Duration: 1-year
Eligibility: Graduate
Fee structure: INR 6,00,000
International Business Management (MBA) Type: Full-time
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Graduate
Fee structure: INR 6,00,000 + USD 1,500 for international travel and stay.
Financial Management Type: Full-time
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: B.Com / M.Com / Engineers with financial acumen and Executives with non-commerce background with relevant experience in finance/accounts
Fee structure: INR 6,00,000
Human Resource Management Type: Full-time
Duration: 1-year
Eligibility: Graduate
Fee structure: INR 6,00,000
Information Technology Type: Full-time
Duration: 1-year
Eligibility: Engineering degree with 2 years of experience in software development
Fee structure: INR 4,75,000
Entrepreneurship Management Type: Full-time
Duration: 1-year
Eligibility: Anyone can apply for this course. The course is meant for applicants who want to start their own enterprise just after the completion of course.
Fee structure: INR 6,00,000
- Weekend Executive Program in Management
- Leadership Development Programs
Type: Part-time
Duration: 13 months
The program is for working professionals. It aims at exposing participants to various management concepts and tools for decision-making that would help them in executing their roles more effectively and with an overall understanding of business.
Fee structure: INR 2,25,000

Read More: Chennai Business School (CBS) Courses & Fee

Chennai Business School Admissions

Applicants are tested on various parameters before getting admission to CBS. The selection criteria of the school for admissions are as follows:

  • Academic record – University rank holders will have fast track entry
  • Leadership qualities as evinced by achievements in debates, quiz, and publication of articles/papers,
    sports, arts and other cultural activities
  • Group discussion
  • Personal interview
  • Aptitude tests

Applicants are tested on the above factors. No matter if you fail to score well in Qualifying exams you still have a chance of getting admission. However, students with GMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ ATMA/ CMAT. 

How to apply?

CBS Chennai has a Fast Track Online Application portal, which is a quick and straightforward way to apply for admission at the institute. The mode of application is offline too. Interested applicants can apply offline by downloading the form and submitting it to the admissions office. Applicants are required to pay the application fee of INR 1,000 through a DD in favor of Chennai Business School ltd payable in Chennai.

Whether you apply online or offline certain documents are to be submitted along with the form:

  • A photocopy of your degree certificate and mark sheets of all years of undergraduate study and +2 finals (those yet to sit for their final degree exams/ awaiting results, are required to furnish results as soon as they are available).
  • Supporting documents for any extra-curricular achievements.
  • Two copies of a recent passport-size photograph (one to be pasted on the application).
  • Sponsorship letter from authorizing employer, if applicable.
  • Results of any admission tests taken (GMAT / CAT / XAT / MAT / ATMA / CMAT).

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Chennai Business School Faculty

The faculty members of CBS Chennai are highly qualified and experienced. Here is a list of core faculty members of CBS Chennai:

  • Prof. Sridar Natarajan
    • Designation: Dean of Chennai Business School
    • Qualification: B.Tech (Hons) IIT Kharagpur, PGDBM (Finance & Systems) IIM Bangalore
  • Prof. Anish K Ravi
    • Qualification: Masters in International Business Management
  •  Prof. Vijaya C
    • Qualification: PG in Financial Management & Commerce
  • Prof. A. Panneer Selvam
    • Qualification: PGDBA
  • Prof. Arun K Nair
    • Qualification: B.E (Honors), PGDM (IIM, Bangalore)
  • Prof. Aravind Narasipur
    • Qualification: B.E, PG in Human Resource Management.
  •  Prof. T Pattabiraman
    • Qualification: M.Tech, M.B.A, M.I.E, Cert of IIFT
  • Prof. A. Venkata Subramanian (Emeritus)
    • Qualification: B.Com, PGDM (IIM-B), FCMA, ACS

Chennai School of Business Placements

Placements at CBS provides a career to the graduating students. The school has a 100% placement rate in placing students in big reputed companies with a good salary package. From the placement report of 2017-18,

  • The average salary package that students with no working experience got was 6.6 LPA. 
  • Students with 2-3 years of working experience got a package of7-8 LPA.

The college is considered as the best institute for making students industry-ready with managerial material.

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Chennai Business School FAQs

Ques. What are the qualities that CBS looks in a student at the time of the interview?

Ans. The students are tested on various parameters at the time of the interview. They are:

  • Intelligence
  • A keen interest to learn
  • Motivation to perform in the chosen area of specialization
  • Analytical ability
  • Aptitude, and
  • Attitude

Ques. Why to Join Chennai Business School?

Ans. There are many reasons to join CBS, few of them are as follows:

  • Well Reputed Business School: The Chennai Business School ranks among the top 50 business schools of Chennai. Also, the institution has received various accolades and awards owing to the commendable management and constant academic improvement of the institution.
  • Special Lectures and Development Programs: The institution annually has for all of the students special guest lectures from influential people in the management field who come forward and educate the students with their valuable words. These programs become a motivation and inspiration for students that help them a long way in their careers.
  • Courses and Additional Programs: The institution has been continuously introducing programs such as the Post Graduate IT program and many more which add to the professional qualification of the students and opens doors for new and better opportunities.
  • Scholarship: The Business School also provides the students with scholarships and freeship facilities which is an effort to encourage students to do better.

Ques. Who are the top recruiters of Chennai Business School?

Ans. The top recruiters of CBS Chennai are HDFC Bank, Pantaloons, HTC, HCL, FedEx, Ashok Leyland, 98.3 Radio Mirchi, Idea, Vodafone,, Reliance Communications, Nestle, 92.7 Big FM, etc.

Ques. Does CBS Chennai provide hostel acccommodation to students

Ans. No, CBS Chennai does not provide hostel accommodation to students but they help outstation students to find suitable accommodation through a network of real estate agencies.

Ques. Is it compulsory for the CBS Chennai students to carry a laptop?

Ans. All candidates are required to have a laptop. The laptop should be Wi-Fi enabled with the following minimum specifications:

  • Intel Centrino processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 40 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 OS
  • Microsoft Office pack (student edition)

As a policy, CBS recommends the use of licensed software only.