Life @ IBS

Graduates walking towards future

The memories of my entry into IBS family are still fresh in my mind. I still can recall my 1st day at IBS; I was wondering about my decision of coming to IBS with a bit of fear of new city, new people and a whole new environment. But today I am very satisfied and proud to be a part of IBS Pune which has helped me throughout my way improving my knowledge; skills (both managerial and personal) and thereby made me competent to face the corporate world.


Career is not a magic; it’s a perfect combination of hard work and smart work. Curriculum of IBS is well structured is based on active student participation which help the students to gain required knowledge and skills to suite the competitive corporate world. The curriculum is the blend of case studies method, classroom discussions and presentations.

Continuous Evaluation

The evaluation of student’s performance is continuous based on the performance of students not only on theoretical knowledge but also their participation in case study discussions; presentations and students capability to imply the concepts to real life situations. The study schedule of IBS requires high degree of continuous hard work and time management.

Holistic Learning

IBS gives an equal opportunity to students for extracurricular activities and thereby showcase their talents. Events which are entirely organized by students under the guidance of esteemed faculties of IBS such as Zeal (IBS signature event; a management fest), Yes finance Minister (analysis of Union budget), SAP (a Stipendiary assignment program with earn while you learn objective) are some of the many golden opportunities IBS confers on students to bring out the manager within them.

This Journey towards becoming an MBA is an uphill battle but with the help of IBS and IBS Faculties (who are always there to help us; who stand by us like a friend) it’s surely possible to attain the peak of success.

Contributed By : Harshad Kulkarni, Class of 2012, IBS Hyderabad

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Mba – A Closer Look

Life is made up of choices.

Every day we need to make different choices.

Getting into an MBA is such a choice that will shape how you spend next 1 or 2 years of your life.

Here is what you can expect when you get into an MBA program.

  • You can expect meeting new people.
  • Expose your brain to new challenges.
  • Get you ready for a job or an entrepreneurial career.

The rigour and quality of these inputs may vary depending on the institution you choose.

But you will find them to some degree in most of the programs.

If you spend your time well while in campus – you can expect a bright future ahead.

Now companies – mostly in private sector but also in public sector, though to a lesser degree – hire MBAs.

The opportunities for all professionals (including MBAs) are on the rise. This is because many multinational corporations – enthused by positive sentiments for BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are now entering India. Many are already here. They want to use large Indian middle class which is getting richer by day – to keep their growth going, as most of the

So opportunities are there. But do not think of MBA as a golden ticket to heaven.

Think of an MBA as a boot-camp for life which will give you a chance to broaden your horizon and get you ready to make a mark but you need to spend your time wisely, work hard, be consistent and stick to a plan.

You can get an MBA degree or diploma with lesser effort also but if you want to create a solid foundation for life then – be ready to exert yourself.

Take up leadership activities while you are at campus. Do not wait for somebody’s permission to do right things. Do what feels right. You may end up making some mistakes, but will come out richer with experience.

If you aim to work outside India then spend time honing your foreign language skills. All good institutions offer such classes for students who want to learn them.

Join extra-curricular activities. Play sports so that you remain focused and energetic.


On the academic side, a business administration program is designed to develop competencies in people to handle business, resources, and activities – to work collectively towards a certain outcome – like increasing revenue or profitability.

The idea is that people who study in an MBA come out equipped with skill sets and knowledge – to help businesses stay competitive in ever changing business environment.

With the expansion of business and industry, there are a wide variety of career options available these days. Many departments / functions have come into being which were absent till recent years. People nowadays play specific roles in the workplace rather than handling almost everything.

Individuals now have more choices and one can choose a specialisation according to their liking, which results in increased job satisfaction and faster growth. Some of the general careers options available include the following-

Marketing and Sales: This function is about reaching out to your audiences with your offering. The end result is more revenue for the organisation. Here there are varied functions like promotions, advertising, selling, public relations etc.

Human Resource Development: The human resources functions involves every activity right from recruiting / hiring people to retaining them, tracking their performance, training them and to ensuring their well being / satisfaction.

Operations: The professionals working in this function ensure that business operations (production, services etc) happen efficiently. However the function entails different responsibilities in different industries. In retail the operations manager might mean the head of a store or the entire business, same is true for hospitality. In production specific industries, the operations manager oversees the quality of output and ensures compliance.

Finance: The take care of the numbers and track the inflow and outflow of money, do budgeting and track the spending of various departments.

Besides all these you may also be working in production, client servicing, liaising and other specialised functions which are industry specific.

An MBA provides you with the right skills to perform in the workplace.

Hope this post shared some insights.

If you have some questions please feel free to ask in comments.


You Are the Creator of Your Own Destiny!!

You are the creator of your own Destiny!!

My life in IBS is like a dream come true, I joined IBS as a commerce graduate from Indore coming all the way (650 kms) having few dreams in my heart, mind and soul.

The B school which gave me everything Name, fame, Job, recognition, awards, rewards and most important life time experiences. Got Recruited in Radio City – India’ number 1 Radio channel.


23 July 2011,was the day that changed everything for me and the most satisfying, self-improving journey of finding out the best in me that leaded to be the Sponsorship Head of IBS Mumbai later,begin when I enrolled myself in SAP. Started as a Star achiever became a Platinum achiever and Mr. Conference at 16 All India SAP Achieivers Conference.

Extracurricular Focus

The best part of IBS is that the management gives the opportunities to explore a future manager in what he/she is best in at. More than 15 dedicated club, if few are to be named Finance, Marketing, Creativity, E Cell, 4th Wall(Dramatics), Dance, Music, Technical club  tops the list which not only helps in improving the skills but also provides some very fruitful insights by conducting seminars and workshops by industry professionals.

The Annual event of IBS – KONFLUX 2012 was bigger than any previous Konflux held, having the association of few big names like Maruti, Hero, Reliance, Spykar, Hiranandani Hospital was a grand success.

Every few months there are SAP conferences, picnics which refreshes the students from the hectic study schedule, be it a trip to Shangrilla water resort, sightseeing day at conference is a fun can’t be put in words.

The lovely atmosphere, very positive competition with batch mates and lovely Juniors(Batch 2013), IBS promises to give the best in class Managers to the industry.

In the End few lines which have inspired me over the years:

Successful people don’t relax on chair…They relax while they work…
They sleep with a dream…. Wake up with a commitment…
As they believe they are the creator of their own destiny…..

Yes I can…. Yes I can…!!!

by Ayush Gupta Team Leader – SAP (IBS Mumbai)


It was during a evaluation of a project that I realized that I need to develop Financial management skills to get the cutting edge over other after having decent knowledge in the field of Engineering and hence I decided to quit my job and join MBA. It just started from a thought and my subordinates and mentors in JSW Steels encouraged me to go on with my decision, and then it was the time to bring the thought on ground reality and target a B-School, which not only give me a knowledge but also a competitive job profile during the placements wrt what I had in JSW Steels. And the name came out to be IBS-Mumbai.

IBS Mumbai

IBS-Mumbai course selection, teaching methodology, case studies, presentations, Summer Internship Program are the few points which differentiate it from the lot of B-Schools, and to add cherry on the top is the International Scholarship Program. International scholarship is something gave me the opportunity to go study the British market and something which was always in books in front of me viz. Globalization, came into reality. To study a very different market was itself a great experience and when you get the opportunity to get close to the Indian business giant in other country it gives immense pleasure, the business giant was Tata Group. During the tenure of the scholarship program we did a case study on Tata-JLR (Jaguar- Land rover) and also went for a industrial visit to their plant and see the practical application of what we had been studying in IBS-Mumbai.


The internship program that comes under the curriculum of IBS-Mumbai gives the opportunity to the students to get practical knowledge in the sector they want to work in, 3 months in a corporate world gives the real feeling how the things go and this also highlight the grey areas on which the candidate need to work on till he/she actually get placed.


The SIP placement, Final placement is something which would not be possible without having a dedicated Placement department which IBS-Mumbai have. The placement department takes care of each individual when it comes to the final placements and even in the case on SIP placements.

When we think of daily learning with joy, then SAP Department of the college comes into mind. The whole lot of theory we study in our Learning Halls can be applied here, and whose application is fairly rewarded.

For me it was great experience being associated with IBS-Mumbai & SAP as well for last two years.

Shashank Kapoor,
Batch 2012