Planning to Pursue an MBA? Check out the Top Colleges in Bangalore for MBA Courses and Their Admission Process (2020)

Planning to Pursue an MBA? Check out the Top Colleges in Bangalore for MBA Courses and Their Admission Process (2020)

Bangalore popularly known as the "Silicon Valley of India" for some decades has also emerged as a top destination for under-graduate and post graduate education with a large number of prestigious educational institutions. If you are planning to pursue your MBA in Bangalore then you have come to the right place. We have curated this list of the top MBA colleges in Bangalore, their admission process, placement scene and everything else you may wish to know about them.

Bangalore - City and Culture

Bangalore or Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka has emerged as an IT hub in the last decade. This mega-city has a population of more than 10 million which includes people from different states of India and people from other nations as well. The city is an amazing blend of modern lifestyle, ancient culture and traditions. While the city is witnessing an array of skyscrapers, you will find people from different cultures and backgrounds celebrating festivals together. Though a majority of the culture and food habits is influenced by south Indian traditions, with a growing number of immigrants from different states, restaurants serving dishes from around the country as well as global cuisines are flourishing in the city.

Top Colleges in Bangalore for MBA Through MAT

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is the second most coveted national level MBA entrance exam and is conducted by the All India Management Association (AIMA) four times in a year (February, May, September and December). It’s a bit easier as compared to CAT and there are various colleges which accept the MAT scores. Let’s check out some of the best colleges in Bangalore where you can seek admission based on MAT scores.

Alliance School of Business, Alliance University

Established in 2010, Alliance School of Business is the first business school accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. This institution offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in business administration, postgraduate diploma in management, doctoral programs in management, commerce, executive education programs, defence services program and an executive postgraduate diploma in management program. For admission in MBA programs; 50% marks in graduation is the minimum requirement for the general category and 45% for SC/ST candidates from a recognised university. The course fee for a 2-year full-time MBA program is ₹ 13.50 lakhs and the hostel fee ranges from ₹ 81,000.0 per annum to ₹ 1,00,000.00 per annum (depending on double or single occupancy). The 55-acre campus has more than 80 multimedia classrooms and the 1 million sq. ft. of built-up area provides nice infrastructure and environment. The college has wi-fi facility, seminar halls, temple, cafe and departmental store in the campus. There official website claims to have placed 93% students in 2018 – 19 in companies like Amazon, Aditya Birla Group, Berger Paints, Bisleri, Bosch, E&Y, Federal Bank, Godrej, HCL Limited, Honda, ICICI Bank and many other reputed brands. You can visit their website the Alliance University website for more information.

AIMS Institutes

Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences (AIMS), Bangalore is a private college founded in 1994 which is self-sponsored institute and offers undergraduate programs in business administration, hotel management, computer applications, journalism, economics, etc. and full time MBA and PGDM courses. Scholarship is provided to meritorious students, economically weaker section students, SC/ST students and sports scholarships to deserving sports persons. For admission, 50% or above in graduation and at least 60 percentile in MAT/CAT is needed and preference is given to students having a minimum of 1-year work experience. After submission of a statement of purpose, group discussion, personal interview and extempore; the merit list is prepared. The fees for 2-year full-time MBA is ₹ 9.65 lakhs and the facilities and infrastructure is decent with wi-fi campus, canteen, classrooms with projectors, two computer labs with high speed internet, basketball court and a cricket ground. Hostel rooms are nice and provided with 24 hour water, electricity and wi-fi facility. AIMS students were recently placed in companies like ICICI Securities, ICICI Prudential, Capital Quotient, City Union Bank, Karur Vysya Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Concentrix, Byju’s, ITC, etc. Please check AIMS Institutes website for more information.

Christ University

Founded in 1969 and previously known as Christ College, Christ University is under the administration of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) which is a Catholic indigenous congregation established in 1831 by St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara. In the year 2008, Christ University was declared a ‘Deemed to be University’ by UGC. It has three state-of-the-art campuses in Bangalore and has 29 academic departments which offer 179 courses across 15 streams. The fees for 2-year MBA is ₹ 8.00 lakhs and scores of MAT and XAT are accepted as the first criteria for the entrance exam. Merit scholarships and scholarships for financial assistance to students from economically weak backgrounds are provided to help the deserving students excel in their respective courses. The college campus is wi-fi zoned and the infrastructure is good. The classes are air conditioned and provisioned with projectors to impart quality and easy to understand education. In 2018 – 19, a student from the MBA program bagged the highest package of 13 LPA and companies like Deloitte, KPMG, E&Y, ICICI Bank, Accenture, Samsung, Zomato, etc. picked students from the campus. You can check more details on the Christ University website.

Indus Business Academy

Founded in 2001, Indus Business Academy (IBA) is a prestigious business school in Bengaluru which is spread across 5 acres and has world class infrastructure. The institute offers a 2-year full-time PGDM course and IBA is ranked 19th among 42 business schools to get an international accreditation from the IACBE. The total course fee is ₹ 8.24 lakhs and they accept the scores of MAT, GMAT, CAT, etc. Aspirants who have scored a minimum of 50% marks in graduation (45% for SC/ST), can fill the online form and then submit the statement of purpose. Students selected in the first round are then called for further evaluation through GD and personal interview after which the final merit list is prepared. Various scholarship programs and awards are part of the 2-year course and are awarded on the basis of the percentage marks scored in class X, XII and graduation, the MAT, CAT, etc. scores and the performance of the student in the semesters is also considered for deciding the scholarships and awards. Fees rebate is provided to economically weaker students and to the wards of defence personnel. The top-100 performers at the end of 1st year are given an opportunity for attending an International Study Program. You can check the Indus Business Academy official website for details.

Acharya School of Management

Acharya School of Management was founded in the year 2008 and is one of the many colleges under Acharya Group of Institutions which is active in the field of education and research for more than 25 years. Acharya School of Management has excellent infrastructure, AC classrooms with projectors, decent hostel and mess facilities and a green and clean campus. The entire campus is wi-fi enabled and all the students can access it. Also, several sports grounds are part of the campus where students can play cricket, football, basketball, etc. The faculty is helpful, knowledgeable and they keep on making changes in the course curriculum based on industry inputs and the changing market scenarios. The average salary offered during campus recruitment is ₹ 5 – 6 lakhs per annum and top companies like KPMG, SBI Cards, PwC, ITC and the Future Group select students from this institution.

Top Colleges in Bangalore for MBA Through CAT

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is the most prestigious national level MBA entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in India. The exam is held online, once a year and is tough to crack. To appear for MAT, no minimum score in graduation is required; whereas to appear for CAT, you must score a minimum of 50% in your graduation. The CAT score is accepted by all IIMs and Tier-I institutes and business colleges. A few of the popular and prestigious colleges in Bangalore where the CAT score is accepted are –

IIM Bangalore

One of the most renowned and prestigious institutes for MBA, IIM Bangalore was established in 1973. Currently, it offers five courses in 2 streams – Post Graduate (PG) Program in Management (2-year full-time, fees: ₹ 18.70 lakhs), Executive Program in Management (1-year full-time, fees: ₹ 21.70 lakhs), Post Graduate Program in Public Policy and Management (1-year full-time, fees: ₹ 16.50 lakhs), Post Graduate Program in Enterprise Management (2-year part-time, fees: ₹ 18.82 lakhs) and Fellow Program in Management (2-year full-time Doctorate Degree). The institute is spread around 100 acres of land with buildings made of stone architecture set amidst lush greenery, beautifully landscaped gardens and woody trees surrounding the entire campus. The entire campus has high speed wi-fi connection; the world-class lecture theatres have AC, multimedia and CCTV cameras installed. There is a huge mess which serves quality food, four canteens and hostel facilities for the students. The in-campus placement in 2019-20 was 100% and the highest offer bagged was ₹ 25.00 lakhs per annum. You can check the complete details on IIM Bangalore website.

IFIM Business School

One of the most prestigious B-schools founded in 1995, IFIM was previously known as Institute of Finance and International Management. Spread in an area of 1.5 acres, it houses co-ed residences for students. They offer four P. G. courses in management, which are – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), PGDM in Finance, PGDM in International Business and PGDM in Marketing; all the programs are 2-year full-time residential programs and the fees is ₹ 16.00 lakhs. They accept XAT, CAT and GMAT scores and the final selection is made after considering the Innovation Potential Test (IPT), Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI), along with the candidate’s academic performance and work experience. The minimum qualification is a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidates). In 2019, the highest domestic package offered was ₹ 16.50 lakhs per annum and students were picked by companies like Amazon, American Express, Bosch Ltd., Bombay Stock Exchange, Capital First India Ltd., HDFC Ltd., DHL and ICICI Bank, to name a few. The details of the courses offered, faculty, etc. can be checked on the IFIM official website.

SIBM Bangalore

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management was established in 2008 and they offer 10 PG and master's degree courses in management, which are – Master of Business Administration (2-year full-time, fees: ₹ 14.50 lakhs), PGDM in Business Analytics (1-year part-time classroom, fees: ₹ 1.31 lakhs), Executive Master of Business Administration (30 months part-time classroom, fees: ₹ 17.38 lakhs), MBA in Business Analytics (2-year full-time, admission through SNAP – Symbiosis National Aptitude Test), PGDM in Financial Management (1-year part-time classroom, fees: ₹ 1.31 lakhs), MBA in Quantitative Finance (2-year full-time, admission through SNAP), PGDM in Operations Management (1-year part-time classroom, fees: ₹ 1.31 lakhs), PGDM in Human Resource Management (1-year part-time classroom, fees: ₹ 1.31 lakhs), PGDM in Marketing Management (1-year part-time classroom, fees: ₹ 1.31 lakhs) and MBA in Family Managed Business and Entrepreneurship (2-year full-time, ₹ 14.10 lakhs). They have a robust policy of 100% placement and the highest package offered for the 2019 batch was ₹ 28.00 lakhs per annum. For admission, students have to clear SNAP, more details can be checked on the SIBM official website.

Welingkar Institute of Management (WE School), Bangalore

Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, popularly known as WE School, Bangalore was founded in 1977 and currently offers three PG Management courses – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), PGDM in Business Design and Innovation and PGDM in e-Business. All the three courses are 2-year full-time courses. The total fees is ₹ 11.04 lakhs, the hostel fees is ₹ 3.00 lakhs and they accept scores of CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, etc. A minimum 50% aggregate in graduation is the eligibility criteria to apply for the courses and the final merit is prepared after the GD and PI rounds. You can check further details on their official website.

Ramaiah Institute of Management – MSRIM

Popularly known as MSRIM, Ramaiah Institute of Management was established in 1995 and is spread in an area of 12 acres. Currently, they are providing two PG courses – PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) and MBA under 5 disciplines of management i.e. Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations Management, Banking and Insurance. The total fees is ₹ 7.25 lakhs, the highest CTC offered in 2019 was ₹ 15.00 lakhs and big shots like Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tata Capital, Axis Bank, Azim Premji Foundation, KPMG, HDFC Bank, Goldman Sachs, etc. picked students and a total of 97% students were placed through campus selection. Do check the MSRIM official website for further details.

Rahul Banerji
Rahul began his stint as a freelance writer after working in the corporate world for ten years. He enjoys writing on various topics and is an avid blogger. His interest in science, technology, politics, current affairs and the latest trends helps him to back his writing with well researched facts. Rahul finds solace in gadgets, nature and spirituality.
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Select Your MBA College Carefully

Once you have decided to enrol for an MBA program it is important that you do a careful due-diligence of all the MBA colleges in your shortlist. After all, this is a matter of your career and a wrong choice can result in adverse consequences in the long-term. We hope this BP Guide would have helped you in deciding which college in Bangalore you would like to join for your MBA.