ICFAI Business School (IBS)-Hyderabad is a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), a Deemed University as per the UGC Act 1956. Established in 1985, IBS-Hyderabad is one of the top business schools in India. It has been ranked at #12 in the nation by Hindustan Times in a 2012 survey. The school has been re-accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Standards), rated A** by CRISIL, EB2 IN by ICRA and as an Excellent Business School by Eduniversal.
The major programs offered at IBS-Hyderabad are MBA being the flagship program, PhD and BBA. Ours is one of the largest MBA programs in Asia with a student intake of around 1100 this year. We have 60 students in our Ph.D. program and over 300 in the BBA. We have MoUs with fifteen institutions in USA, UK, Australia, and Malaysia, which enable our Ph.D. students engage in a 9-month visitor scholar program abroad. In addition to the full-time Ph.D. program, we have a part-time Ph.D. program that facilitates working executives achieve their doctoral aspirations.
The academic units of IBS-Hyderabad are organized around five departments: finance and accounting, marketing and strategy, economics, operations and IT, and human resources and soft skills. The faculty pool at IBS-Hyderabad is a good blend of people from the industry and academia with majority having PhDs. There are 170 faculty members in the business school currently. The faculty members have published in the last three years around 300 articles in International and National journals. The Case Research Centre of the school develops business cases on an average of over 100 cases per year, which are being used around the world for teaching, in textbooks, and industry. The Center for Management Development of the school provides opportunities for faculty members in interfacing with industry.
IBS-Hyderabad emphasizes student-centric learning supported by continuous evaluation and feedback. It offers a largely case study based pedagogy for the MBA program. Case studies allow students to step into the shoes of the decision makers and deal with issues faced by managers. The students go through around 500 national and international case studies including those from Harvard Business School.
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