One of the Top B-Schools in
Bangalore with
an International Outlook




The International School of Management Excellence (ISME) is a leading business school that offers top-tier education with a focus on students, excellence, internationalism, entrepreneurship, and industry alignment. Established in 2006, ISME was founded by alumni of Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, and Wharton Business School, USA. Many ISME faculty members have international professional experience or are alumni of prestigious colleges from India and abroad. Over 1900 students have graduated from ISME and are employed in prominent multinational companies in India and overseas.

ISME is a part of The NVT Group, a well-established conglomerate with a diverse portfolio encompassing technology, defense, education, and real estate sectors.

Rankings and Accreditations

  • Ranked as a Top B School for Academic Excellence, BMA 2022
  • Ranked 2nd Top B School of Super Excellence, CSR Ranking 2022
  • Ranked in Top 5 B -Schools of Bangalore by India Today 2023
  • Ranked 34th all India by Times of India B School Ranking (2021)
  • Recipient of Best ROI since 2006
  • Ranked 33rd Top B – School, All India ranking by India Today 2023

Exchange Program to THWS, Germany

The Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (THWS), Germany is one of the biggest universities of applied sciences with more than 9,300 students and about 200 professors
THWS offers more than 40 Bachelors and Master’s degree program. The program’s cover technology, economics, social sciences, computer sciences, visual design and language.
A memorandum of understanding was signed during the visit of Dr. Rainer Wehner and Dr.Harald

Bolsinger to ISME, Bengaluru on February 23, 2024.
The MoU opens doors to our postgraduate students of ISME to spend 3 months in the summer and be part of the THWS classes, which will be equivalent to the summer internship.
This association allows our students to get a Certificate based on the course taken and avail a complete waiver of Tuition fee (Food, accommodation and transport charges excluded). Top 4-5 students will be selected based on Merit.

Why Choose ISME for PGDM

International by Credentials and Culture

  • Summer Program at London School of Economics (LSE), UK
  • International Business Program, Singapore (Optional)
  • This unique opportunity to learn through a global Business Strategy Game designed by a professor from the University of Alabama, USA

Industry Trajectory Program (ITP)

ISME has collaborative arrangements with top MNC's for internship trajectory program. The program enables students to undergo a six months' internship followed by a job offer by December, six months before graduation. Get employed by the second year of PGDM in leading companies.

Corporate Centric Approach

Strong integration with the corporate world right through the duration of the program:

  • Industry conferences, panel discussions, and guest lectures on industry-relevant topics
  • Incorporating corporate inputs in the course curriculum design process
  • An immersive 8-10 weeks full-time summer internship program with various corporates and industries
  • Multiple on-campus and off-campus recruitment events with 100+ companies for placements

Programmes offered


The MBA program at ISME is meticulously crafted to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of business management principles and practices, preparing them for leadership roles in the dynamic global business environment. The program focuses on developing critical thinking, analytical skills, and strategic decision-making abilities essential for success in today's competitive market.

ISME Five Major Specialisations:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Analytics
  • Human Resources
  • International Accounting and Taxation

ISME Four Minor Specialisations:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Fintech
  • People Analytics
  • Cyber Security

Additional Minor Specialization:

  • International Business Program, Singapore (Optional)

Optional International Courses:

  • Summer School, London School of Economics (LSE) UK

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree with at least 60% marks.
  • Strong performance in a Management Aptitude Test.
  • Work experience considered favorably.

Scholarship Awards for PGDM*

Name Amount Eligibility Criteria
A) Merit-based Scholarship for Outstanding students Rs 1,00,000/- Student has to fulfill one of the 3 criteria: Should have scored above 80% / CGPA > 9 in 10th, 12th and Graduation. OR Should have scored above 80% / CGPA > 9 in 10th, 12th, and 80 percentile and above in CAT or 90 percentile and above in MAT. OR Student applying to ISME should have scored above 80%/ CGPA > 9 in 10th and 12th and have 1 or more years of work experience in an MNC.
B) Work Experience Scholarship Rs 50,000/- Student with 2 or more years of work experience in a MNC
C) Defence Scholarship Rs.25,000/- Students who have scored above 70% in Class 12th or equivalent and whose parents are serving or retired Defence personnel
D) Sibling Scholarship Rs.10,000/- Student who is a sibling of a current ISME student or ISME alumni
E) Hostel Scholarship for Bangalore City Students Rs 20,000/- per year Student whose parent is working and residing in Bangalore (Address and proof of employment needed)

Tuition Fee:

  • PGDM (Finance, Marketing, HR, Business Analytics) - Rs. 9,40,000/-
  • International Accounting -US CPA (Optional) - Rs. 75,000/-
  • International Business (Optional) - Rs. 85,000/-
  • Hostel and Mess Fees (Year 1) - Rs.1,55,000/-

Academic Collaborators & Industry Collaborators

ISME Advantage

Placements 2021 - 23

100% Placement

Highest package - 14 LPA

Average package - 7.48 L

Recruiters @ISME