15th March, 2018, Bangalore: Bengaluru-based IFIM Business School has become the 6th Business School in India to receive the prestigious American accreditation -Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB. With this, they join the ‘Elite club of 6 Business schools’, after Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta), Indian School of Business (Andhra Pradesh), Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad), T. A. Pai Management Institute and XLRI (Jamshedpur).
AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn the accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and a continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education by the world’s longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools.
Amy Memon, Manager, Accreditation Services, AACSB, announced the accreditation saying, “IFIM Business School's commitment to ensuring quality delivery and education has resulted in them earning the AACSB accreditation. I congratulate the Institute in their well-deserved achievement, which demonstrates that the school offers leading-edge courses and programs that businesses look for when hiring the talent they need today, and tomorrow.”
Speaking about the accreditation, Dr. Githa S Heggde, Director, IFIM Business School, said, “The AACSB accreditation has strengthened our resolve to continue on our chosen path to make IFIM Business School the premier business and management education destination in India and the world. We stay committed, through our rigorous curriculum and innovative program designs, to make the school the preferred choice for students. In their quest to become a holistic, socially-responsible and continuously-employable professional for the industry, IFIM aims to become the destination of choice for quality human assets and for the academia to provide them a platform to bridge the gap between research and applied management science.”
In addition to the AACSB accreditation, IFIM Business School has also been accredited by the AICTE, the NBA, SAQS and has also been certified by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO 9001), during the last five years.
About IFIM Business School
IFIM Business School, located in Electronics City, Bangalore is one of the top business schools in India. The Business School was awarded the Best Institution for Promoting Industry- Academia Interface at the National Education Excellence Awards 2015, organized by ASSOCHAM India and the most promising B-School with Excellent Industry Interface in Karnataka at the Asia Education Summit this year.
IFIM offers three core programs that are AICTE approved and internationally accredited — PGDM, PGDM-Finance (recognized by CFA Institute) and PGDM-IB (International Business). IFIM Business School is accredited by South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) and is also ISO 9001:2008 certified. The School is a member of AACSB, the top international accreditation agency that accredits top business schools in the world.
Differentiators that propel IFIM to a stratosphere far above its peers in India include a faculty with a perfect blend of industry and academic experience, international collaborations with top American and European top B-Schools for faculty and student exchange programs and its internationally recognized Bespoke Management Programmes.
About AACSB International
As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to nearly 1,600 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.