Value Added Courses
At IBA we believe in going beyond books and equipping our students with real life skills that turn out to be invaluable in their corporate career. We employ innovative pedagogy to employ these skills – from live debates to producing plays to simulating real world business situation.
Conducted at the Art of Living International Centre, Bangalore; YES+ programme is a dynamic course for college students and young professionals that gives them a boost of energy and trains them to get the most out of life. The programme teaches them how to be productive and dynamic while staying cool and centred. The students learn techniques like Powerful breathing techniques, Yoga, Meditation and Practical wisdom for the modern world which they take back home, incorporate them in their daily lives, and as a result, experience a range of benefits. The programme is widely regarded for strengthening Leadership skills, enhancing Memory & Concentration, Stress and Anxiety relief, Increase in productivity as well as Self Confidence.
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification by KPMG
Six Sigma is a management methodology meant to drive process improvements in the organization through quantitative approach. In today’s business environment there is a lot of focus on business strategy formulation, but there seems to be lack in the strategy execution model. But, reaching pinnacles of business success is fostered not only by clear business strategies but also helping to ensuring that such strategies are effectively implemented. KPMG facilitates this globally recognized course through which, students get to know the process of effectively implementing the strategies through methodical improvement programs based on Six Sigma methodology, Project Management techniques and the Define – Measure – Analyse – Improve – Control (DMAIC) approach. The students gain a conceptual clarity regarding identification and prioritising various projects across areas as well as learn the Six Sigma cycle to help derive solutions for a business problem using statistical tools and techniques.
Advanced Placement & Training Programme (APTP)
At IBA placements is not a seasonal task but instead a process that is initiated by means of Advanced Placement & Training Programme (APTP) right from the day when the student joins for the course. An exclusive Placement Team has been developed to serve this purpose which comprises of select students along with the Placement officers.
- The team builds an interface between Institute and Industries
- Prepares students for Aptitude Tests, Group Discussion and Mock Interviews to gain confidence, diminish nervousness, hone their responses and think on their feet
- Offers personal support systems and work directly with the students keeping their interests and goals in mind
- Groom students to meet the expectation levels of the Corporate world.
OBSM (Overseas Business Studies Mission)
For Post graduate management students it is very important to have meaningful International exposure so as to have a global perspective, learn from the best practices internationally, identify business opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures and work towards developing a leading edge in their career or ventures in the future.
Every year at IBA, top 100 performers in Academics at the end of 1st year are given an opportunity for the International Study Tour also known as OBSM. During the OBSM, students visit B-Schools and corporations in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, etc. The tour is a combination of site visits and talks by top executives of the core management disciplines that students study. It provides an opportunity for students to see the business action live which gives them a chance to immerse themselves into the business environment of International Corporations. This tour is a new window of learning the knowledge and techniques followed by International practitioners – academic as well as corporate.
Foreign Language Training
In a country like India and an institute like IBA (which is popularly called as mini-‘Indiapura’ because of students from all the communities, backgrounds and almost all states), multilingual experience is the norm and learning new languages is often an unconscious process. The Foreign Language Training at IBA provides an option to choose any one of the foreign language (German, French, etc.) and offers a platform to the students in sensitizing themselves to languages used world over. The programme is a result of the combined efforts of a set of highly motivated teachers and successive batches of students who, despite a demanding academic schedule, show a keen interest in enriching their multilingual repertoire. Many of our students opt for the foreign language experience as it prepares them for professional interactions with users of these languages the world over both in corporate and academic settings and a sizeable proportion of students get jobs with Multi-National Companies which helps them to succeed in these environments.