Bangalore, popularly known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, is the home to a lot of the top business schools in India as well as to recognized global multinational corporations. The MBA program is in high demand these days among young aspiring professionals, and it is important that the ranking, the faculty expertise, course outlines, added industry centric exposure and placements are to be considered while making the right choice for business school.

Bangalore has a lot of top business schools in India, below are enlisted the best seven among them –


IIM Bangalore is one of the most prestigious and recognized management colleges in India. This institution is ranked No.2 by National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021 and its MBA program offered, ranks at 35 in the QS World MBA Ranking 2021.

The program is divided into 6 trimesters and can be completed within 2 years.

Admission criteria is a minimum aggregate of 50% (with 45% for SC/ST/PWD). Additionally a good score at CAT or GMAT can help in securing a place here.

IIM Bangalore has a proven record of 100% placements for all its MBA graduates at top corporations such as TCS, IBM, Accenture, Amazon and more. The pay is attractive at an average range from 22LPA to 65LPA.

Location – Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076


SIBM Bangalore, located in the famous Electronics City is one of the top private management colleges in Bangalore, recognized by AICTE and NAAC ‘A’ Grade.

MBA programs offered are 2 year full-time courses, and can be divided into 4 semesters.

Various specializations are available under the MBA program such as Finance, Marketing, HR and Operations.

The eligibility criteria is minimum 50% aggregate (with 45% for SC/ST). Furthermore, the selection is equally based on good score in the SNAP exams, personal interviews, group exercise and writing availability test.

The placements at SIBM are remarkable and with each year, the statistics keep growing. 2021 Placement report shows that most students were placed in top companies like Credit Suisse, Dell, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase & Co, KPMG, Capgemini, Mercedes Benz and many more. The CTC offered for SIBM graduates range from 10LPA to 35LPA.

Location – Electronic City, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100


Christ University is a private institution which is deemed and approved by MHRD, New Delhi. It has also been accredited with NAAC ‘A’ grade thrice for its excellent infrastructure and quality of education.

MBA programs are offered as 2 year full-time (6 trimesters) courses in collaboration with globally renowned colleges such as FHWS (Germany), Western Michigan University (USA) and Virginia Commonwealth University (USA).

As Christ University is spread across three popular campuses in Bangalore, here are the detailed specializations of MBA offered at each one of them.

Bangalore Kengeri Campus and Bangalore Central Campus

Specializations: Finance, Human Resource, Lean operations and systems, Marketing, Business Analytics.

Bannerghatta Road Campus

Specializations: Finance, Human Resource, Lean operations and systems, Marketing, Business Analytics, International Business* (* Specialization will be offered only at Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus)

The eligibility criteria is minimum 50% aggregate and good valid score of MAT/CAT/XMAT/GMAT/GRE/CMAT/ATMA. Selection criteria will depend on group discussion, personal interview, micro-presentation (extempore) and previous academic profile.

The placement rates are great at Christ University where students are placed in top companies like EY, TCS, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, HP, Deloitte and more. The salaries are offered within a range of 9LPA to 15LPA.

SFBS is one among the top-notch business educational institutions situated in the very heart of the Bangalore – Hebbagodi, Electronics City. The college was accredited an ‘A’ grade with NAAC, owing to its state of the art educational and infrastructural quality in 2015. Recently it has become an AICTE approved institution, adding another feather to its achievements.

Students are open to choose any of the 3 specializations offered under the MBA umbrella, owing to their interests.

  1. The Global MBA program is designed for determined students to equip themselves with core-business ethics and industry relevant exposure at a global market level.
  2. The Corporate MBA is designed to combine top management practices with corporate establishments to polish the analytical, logical and reasoning skills of the graduates
  3. The Professional MBA unlike the other two, is a part-time offering that is scripted out for managers with minimal experience.

The eligibility criteria is minimum 50% aggregate and good score of MAT/CAT/GMAT/CMAT. Selection process depends on group discussion, mini-presentation, written assessment, personal interview and previous academic achievements.

Students are encouraged to enroll for summer internships and industry internship programs (IIP) which help them to gain a competitive edge in today’s industry. Placements are offered at high ranked companies in Bangalore such as Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, TCS and more, with average salary from 7LPA to 14LPA.


XIME Bangalore is a private business school established in 1991 and approved by AICTE. This institution holds a prestigious rank as one of the top management schools in India.

They offer a Post Graduate Diploma in Management which is a 2 year course (trimester format).

The eligibility criteria is a minimum 50% aggregate (with 45% for SC/ST). Additionally, an entrance score of 75% or above is expected for GMAT/XAT/CAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA.

Students participate in various internships programs which exhibits holistic development such as SUPA (Socially Useful and Productive Activity) to increase social awareness, winter internships at Audencia, France and GDUFS, China and summer internships at renowned Nagoya University, Japan

XIME has higher placement rates with each passing year. Students are offered top opportunities to work at Honeywell, EY, Kotak Mahindra and more. The average salary varies from 7LPA to 15LPA.

Location – Electronic City, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100


Ramaiah Institute of Technology is an autonomous private college which is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University [VTU]. This institution is ranked 59th by National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 and has been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and awarded ‘A’ grade by NAAC.

Two year full-time MBA programs are offered where students can opt for single or dual specializations from Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Banking & Insurance and Retail Management.

Admission criteria is a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% for SC/ST) and a good score at KMAT / CMAT / MAT/ PGCET entrance exams is mandatory

MSRIT boasts of great placement statistics where MBA graduates are hired by top companies such as Deloitte, Honeywell, KPMG, Goldman Sachs, ICICI, Societe Generale and many more. Average salary varies from 5LPA to 15LPA.

Location – M S Ramaiah Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560054


PES University, also known as People’s Education Society University is one among the top colleges in Bangalore. This institution ranks fifth in Outlook-ICARE India University rankings 2020 and the MBA program ranks 26 by Times 2020.

Specializations such as Business Analytics, Finance, Marketing, and Human Capital are offered along with the MBA program.

The eligibility criteria is minimum 50% aggregate along with a good score at PESSAT/MAT/CAT/CMAT/GMAT/GRE entrance exams.

The placements at PES have higher rates where students are placed in leading companies such as Honeywell, Deloitte, Amazon, Kotak Mahindra, Oracle, HP, Morgan Stanley and many more, with salaries ranging from 5LPA to 14LPA.

Location – Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560085

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