Centres Of Excellence

To focus on new and emerging areas of research and education, Centres of Excellence have been established within the Institute. These ‘virtual' centres draw on resources from its stakeholders, and interact with them to enhance core competencies



Faculty members at IIMB generate knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management that would benefit public and private sector companies, and government and society in general.


IIMB Management Review

Journal of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

IIM Bangalore offers Degree-Granting Programmes, a Diploma Programme, Certificate Programmes and Executive Education Programmes and specialised courses in areas such as entrepreneurship and public policy.


About IIMB

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) believes in building leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education


Elective Courses
(offered in the recent academic years)

IIMB has the distinction of offering the largest number of elective courses among B-schools in India. The electives cover a wide array of topics as indicated below. Students follow a bidding system to select the elective courses of their interest. This is a tentative list that may change year on year based on students’ interest.

Decision Sciences
  • Analytics for Cross‐functional Excellence
  • Analytics for E-commerce and Retail Operations
  • Applied Multivariate Data Analysis 
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Data Science Doctrine
  • Data Visualization and Storytelling
  • MLOps & ML Systems Design
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Optimization
  • Recommender System
  • Sports Analytics
  • Spreadsheet Models for Business Decision Problems
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Business, Finance & International Economy
  • East and Southeast Asian Economies
  • Econometrics for Consultants
  • International Financial and Monetary Economics
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Public Economics
  • Developing Leadership Networks
  • Global Perspectives: Understanding the West through its classics
  • Motorcycles and Immersion in Local Entrepreneurial Settings 
  • New Age Business Models
  • Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship
Finance and Accounting
  • Commercial Bank Management 
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Modelling
  • Global Securities Market
  • Investment Banking
  • Investments
  • Investments: Practitioners’ Perspectives 
  • Management of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • New Enterprise Financing
  • Project Appraisal & Financing
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate Investment Management
  • Risk Management
  • Substance over Form: Insights from Financial Reporting 
  • Valuation
Information Systems
  • Applied NLP
  • Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications for Managers
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Digital Product Management
  • Foundations of Machine Learning 
  • Gamification for Management and Business
  • Managing Digital Transformations
  • Managing Projects in an Agile Context
  • Software Product Management
Management Communication
  • Communication for Leaders
  • Intercultural Managerial Communication
  • Analytical Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Competitive Marketing Strategy
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Global Marketing
  • Marcomms at Work
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Marketing Communication
  • Marketing ROI & Media Metrics
  • Multichannel Retail Strategy
  • Product Strategy and Management
  • Research for Marketing Decisions
  • Rural Marketing
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Strategies for Mobile Marketing
  • Strategy, Tactics and Economics of Pricing
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources Management
  • Creating High Performance Organisations
  • Decision Making
  • Enlightened Leadership for Responsible Business 
  • Extreme Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Inclusive Business Models
  • Leadership in Digital Era
  • Leading with Joy
  • Learning to Lead: Challenges and Competencies
  • Managing Career Success and Transition
  • People Management Skills
  • Personal Values, Goals and Career Options
  • Storytelling for Business Managers
  • Strategic Talent Management
Production and Operations Management
  • Behavioral Operations Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Competition and Co-operation in Business Ecosystems
  • Project Management Essentials
  • Revenue Analytics
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Strategic Management of Services
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology & Operations Strategy
Public Policy
  • Building Sustainable and Liveable Cities
  • Business and Financial Sector Regulation
  • Business Government and Society
  • Business Unusual: Understanding Alternative Business Models
  • Corporate Excellence with Econometrics
  • Doing Business in Indian Infrastructure
  • Foundations of Development Economics: Conceptual Issues and Practice
  • Health Economics: Theory and Practice
  • Legal & Institutional Dynamics
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy for Managers
  • Rural Banking and Financial Inclusion
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy using Capstone Simulation
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Design Thinking - An Approach to Innovation and Creativity
  • Digital Business Models and Strategy 
  • Green Business Management
  • Leadership: Vision, Meaning and Reality
  • Learning from Corporate Failures
  • New Product Development
  • Platform Business Models
  • Strategic Business Transformation
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Strategic Management in Media and Entertainment Industry
  • Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategic Stewardship
  • Strategic Thinking & Decision Making
  • Strategic Thinking and Creativity
  • Strategy Consulting
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Technology and Innovation Management 
  • Technology Strategy
Other Courses
  • An Introduction to the World’s religions
  • Business Planning for International Markets
  • Deekshana: Immersive Course in Indian Cultural Experience
  • Explorations in Architecture and Design: Lessons for Managers 
  • Foreign Language Courses: French, Spanish, German, Japanese
  • General Commercial Knowledge
  • Himalayan Mountain Challenge
  • Introduction to Hindu Philosophy
  • Introduction to Indian Knowledge System
  • Japan: Business, Economics, Politics and Society
  • Management Paradigms from Bhagavad Gita
  • Quantum Computing for Business Managers