Education at IFMR GSB, Krea University is about interwoven and immersive learning. With this goal in mind, the Graduate Management Programme at the IFMR Graduate School of Business will rest on four pillars:
1. It will equip students with competence—perspectives, knowledge, skills—in the core areas of finance, accounting, statistics, marketing, decision sciences and decision analytics. From foundational knowledge springs the confidence to engage with the world.
2.While knowledge in core Business areas is the foundation, it takes particular sets of skills and behaviours to translate that knowledge into meaningful outcomes. Managerial skills include, but are not limited to, thinking strategically, grasping the big picture, articulating oneself effectively in both oral and written communication, negotiating judiciously and leading others to give wholesomely of their energies and talent. At IFMR Graduate School of Business, we believe that managers must pursue enterprise profit on ethically sound decisions. Ethics breeds trust; trust facilitates commerce, commerce in turn generates prosperity. Ethical societies are stable ones and capable of sustaining prosperity for all sections of society.
3. An effective manager or leader is self-aware and self-assured, practices humility in the service of higher objectives and understands the larger economic significance of her actions. Self-awareness calls for us to look inward—strengths, vulnerabilities, our ethics—as well as outward—the economic and social context of our neighbourhoods, markets, the State, the nation and the world as a whole. Self-awareness also comes from immersing ourselves in history, languages and literature—all contemplations of the world around us by genius minds. Liberal Arts courses elsewhere within Krea University offer rich opportunities for Business students to undertake their unique journey of self-discovery.
4. IFMR Graduate School of Business is uniquely located, situated in Sri City, home to more than hundred companies with production and service operations. This ecosystem will offer opportunities for immersion, problem-solving and action-learning. Students, working in groups, will apply their knowledge, skills and insights to real-world problems. A capstone, group project seeks to integrate the broad array of core courses, and culminate in learning that synthesises theory and practice, concepts and data, the firm and its competitors, products and markets, the micro and macro and, most importantly, the self and others. In short, IFMR Graduate School of Business is committed to helping you become what John Maynard Keynes called the master [manager].
IFMR Graduate School of Business offers an unparalleled educational opportunity that, at once, is comprehensive and interwoven, brings together faculty and students with diverse talents and backgrounds, and fosters learning that serves employability and lifelong learning.