The full-time MBA and PhD programmes were inaugurated on June 17, 2019 at IFMR GSB’s Sri City campus. The MBA batch consists of 175 students with diverse backgrounds – geographic, academics, work experience, as well as gender – with 41% of them being women students. The PhD batch has seven scholars with backgrounds in economics, finance, operations and data science.
The inaugural event was graced by Mr. T. Kannan, CEO and MD of Thiagarajar Mills. Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran, Dean of IFMR GSB, delivered the welcome note, and Prof M. Nagarani, Chairperson, MBA Programme, delivered the vote of thanks.
Welcoming the batch of cohorts, Dr. Anantha Nageswaran spoke about the relevance of management education in today’s business and economic environments, and how IFMR GSB’s revamped and well-crafted MBA and PhD programmes would benefit the participants.
Mr. Kannan, in his address to the students, stressed upon having ordinary qualities in extraordinary measures. He spoke about developing a moral compass, finding a mentor, and emulating a leader. He recommended students to become life-long learners, to look beyond symptoms of success, and to develop new ideas, as great ideas can bring in transformation in our society.
We wish the batch of MBA and PhD students a valuable learning experience at IFMR GSB and successful professional growth in coming days.
About IFMR Graduate School of Business: IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB) at Krea University provides a vibrant intellectual foundation of theory, knowledge, skills and perspectives to its students. Enriched by the unique “interwoven learning” approach of Krea University, IFMR GSB focuses on endowing the students with critical, abstractive, analytical, quantitative, integrative and ethical thinking. Such a multi-dimensional approach helps students to navigate accelerating change, manage the complex and the increasing complexity of interdependence between in business and society, to meet the competing demands of diverse stakeholders, to thrive as professionals, and helps them become successful leaders of organizations.
IFMR GSB currently offers full-time and blended part-time MBA programmes, full-time PhD programme, part-time certification programme in Data Sciences, and customized management development programmes catering to practising executives. IFMR GSB is located in a sprawling 40-acre residential campus in Sri City, an industrial base near Chennai. The campus is fully-equipped with requisite modern infrastructure.