MBA in International Business


Development in the international marketing on the one hand and the consequential impact of the same on India’s domestic market on the other, call for a professional approach and sensitivity to international business environment.  The MBA (International Business) is a foundational course for developing a competent cadre of business executives to meet the country’s growing requirements for training personnel in the field of international management. MBA (IB) is a six trimester general management programme with a focus on international business.  The programme aims at providing a comprehensive coverage incorporating all the important areas and disciplines relevant to international business activities.  The syllabi for MBA (IB) compares favorably with the syllabi of some of the world’s best International Business Schools.

  • Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline.
  • Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by beginning of October of the year of start of the course.
  • No age limit.
Mode of Admission
For General/SC/ST/PH/OBC candidates:
  • On the basis of Written test, Essay write-up, Group Discussion and Interview.
  • The Written Test is organised at Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam.
  • Based on marks obtained in the written test, candidates are called for Group Discussion and Interview to be held between fourth week of January and middle of February at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.
For Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI:
  • On the basis of General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)
  • For MBA 2018-20, GMAT result should not have been declared before 1 January, 2016 and should be received by the Institute latest by 31 March 2018. Last date to submit the application fee is 15th February 2018.
Tuition Fee (for 2016 batch):
  • General/OBC Category : Rs.7,60,000/- p.a.
  • SC/ST/PH/Category : Rs.3,50,000/- p.a.
  • Foreign National /NRI/Children of NRI US$ 27,500 p.a.
  • Other charges (library, computer, alumni): Rs. 50,000/- for the whole course
Important Dates
  • Release of advertisement / Availability of Brochure and application form on IIFT’s website i.e. : SECOND WEEK OF JULY
  • Last date for receipt of application (Gen/SC/ST/PH/OBC) : FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER
  • Last date for receipt of application (NRI/FN/CNRI) : SECOND WEEK OF FEBRUARY
  • Written examination: FOURTH SUNDAY OF NOVEMBER 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
  • Commencement of Programme: FIRST WEEK OF JULY

Pattern of Admission Test

The admission test is a multiple choice objective type written test (in English). Duration of the test is two hours.  It consists of questions covering ENGLISH COMPREHENSION, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE & AWARENESS, LOGICAL REASONING AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS.

List of Courses

Core Courses Elective Courses 
Course Title Credits Course Title Stream Credits
Business Economics 4 Management of Financial Services FIN 2
Business Research Methods 3 Financial Risk Management FIN 2
Business Statistics 4 Project Appraisal and Finance FIN 2
Comprehensive Viva 2 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management FIN 2
Consumer Behaviour 2 Financial Derivatives and Risk Management FIN 2
Corporate Ethics & Governance 2 Financing of International Trade FIN 2
Dissertation Project 3 Mergers and Acquisitions FIN 2
Entrepreneurship 2 Strategic HRM GM&S 2
Financial Accounting 3 International Contract Management GM&S 2
Financial Management-1 3 Strategic Consulting GM&S 2
Financial Management-II 3 Management of Strategic Alliances GM&S 2
Fundamentals of International Management 2 Competitive Strategy GM&S 2
Human Resource Management 2 Cross Culture Management GM&S 2
India,Global Trade & WTO 3 Digital Transformation Consulting GM&S 2
International Business Strategy 2 Leadership Development GM&S 2
International Economics 3 International Business Negotiation GM&S 2
International Financial Management 3 Strategy in Emerging Markets GM&S 2
International Marketing Management 3 Strategy Execution and tools GM&S 2
International Trade Logistics 3 New Venture Creation & Start Ups GM&S 2
International Trade Operations & Export Import Documentation 3 Managing Change & Transformation GM&S 2
IT Application in Management-II 3 New Product Development GM&S 2
IT Applications In Management-I 3 Data Analytics IT 2
Legal Aspects of Business 2 IT Project Consultancy & Management IT 2
Macro Economics 3 Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) Systems IT 2
Management Accounting 2 Online Business & e- Commerce IT 2
Management of Global Sourcing 2 Green Strategy for Global Operations and Logistics ITOL 2
Managerial Communication-1 2 Management of Shipping Services ITOL 2
Managerial Communication-II 2 Sectoral Strategies for International Business (Seminar Course) ITOL 2
Marketing Management 3 Managing Global Compliance in Exports ITOL 2
Operations Management 3 Customs & Excise Management ITOL 2
Operations Research 3 Agri- Commodity Trading (ACT) ITOL 2
Organizational Behaviour 2 Digital Marketing MKT 2
Port Visit 2 Rural Marketing MKT 2
Psychology for Managers 2 Strategic Market Planning and Decision Making MKT 2
Social Awareness Programme 3 Customer Relationship Management MKT 2
Social Awareness Programme 3 Brand Management MKT 2
Strategic Management 3 Retail Management MKT 2
Summer Project Report 2 Sales and Distribution Management MKT 2
Supply Chain Management 3 Advertising and Promotion Management MKT 2
Trade Analytics 2 B2B Marketing MKT 2
    Marketing of Services MKT 2
    Marketing Research MKT 2
    Procurement & Material Management QTOM 2
    Advanced Supply Chain Management QTOM 2
    Applied Econometrics QTOM 2
    Advanced Forecasting Techniques for Business Applications QTOM 2
    Multi-Variate Data Analysis & Forecasting Techniques QTOM 2

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