Centre of Excellence


 International Management Institute (IMI) Bhubaneswar is a young institute established in 2011. It has achieved the coveted 67th rank in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023 conducted by the Ministry of HRD, GoI. The institute is accredited and recognized by prestigious bodies such as the Association of MBAs (AMBA), NBA (National Board of Accreditation), and has got equivalence from AIU (Association of Indian Universities). The PGDM Programme is also accredited by the United States Board for Education Standardization (USBES), USA. This distinction not only underscores the institution's commitment to academic excellence but also highlights its dedication to maintaining rigorous standards in business education.

IMI Bhubaneswar currently offers two full-time on-campus programmes – the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), and FPM (equivalent to Ph. D.) programmes and the online PGDM programme approved by AICTE. The Institute is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), AACSB and Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA). IMI Bhubaneswar boasts of international alliances through its tie-ups with reputed business schools from the US, Europe and even Southeast East Asia. The faculty at IMIB empowers the participants to synergize departmental functions with broader organizational objectives, culminating in a distinct leadership persona and a formidable array of skills.


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IMI Bhubaneswar-Grant Thorton Center of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence (COE) at the International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar, is an entity established to focus on training, research, and development, along with consulting services in the realms of management.

Objectives of the Centre

  • Disseminate knowledge about innovative practices through industry-academia collaboration.
  • Enhance participants' competencies through masterclasses and certification programs by academic & industry leaders.
  • Organize Need-Based Certification Programs and Masterclasses for Industry Executives.
  • Contribute to skill development and create an entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Generate opportunities for women entrepreneurship.

11-Months Executive Programme on Business Leadership  

      • In today's world, where technology, management and leadership go hand in hand, the Business Leadership Programme offers a unique and transformative learning experience to boost your leadership skills. Designed for leaders who are on the verge of strategic growth in a fast-paced business world, the programme provides a comprehensive blend of functional competence, technological expertise and improved interpersonal capabilities. This program is carefully crafted to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in an ever-changing market and technological landscape. Get ready to embrace success in the face of constant shifts with IMIB – GTBL Business Leadership Programme.
      • The batch commences in the second week of April 2024.
    • Develop a highly informed perspective that will help your organization seize new opportunities and compete in the business world.
    • Understand the relationship in existing concepts and practices in relevant functional areas and emerging challenges in the future.
    • Deepen your self-awareness through peer discussion and faculty coaching.
    • Help understand your role as change agents and reflect on personal leadership skills.
    • Navigate the financial system while capturing opportunities that add value to your organization.
    • Identify opportunities for your company to capitalize on digital transformation and the latest technologies.
    • Refining leadership acumen, strategic thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities.
    1. India’s 1 st Industry-Academia Designed and Delivered Business Leadership Programme for professionals.
    2. Acquire professional education without taking a break in our Work Integrated Learning Programme.
    3. Quality curriculum delivered by experienced IMIB Faculty and GTBL Executives
    4. Get Joint Certification and Recognition from IMI Bhubaneswar & Grant Thornton Bharat LLP
    5. Three Industry–recognized certifications by Grant Thornton Bharat LLP
    6. Life-time Executive IMIBH Alumni Status benefits
    7. Access to IMI Bhubaneswar Learning Resources
    8. Application-based learning
    9. Interaction with corporate leaders
    10. Opportunity to experience Gurukul during campus immersion
    • Course Delivery: Synchronous, Face to face through Online mode
    • Duration (Hrs.): 180 Hrs.
  • The Business Leadership Programme has been specially crafted for high-potential executives with 3-5 years of work experience seeking to play an expanded role as professionals.
    • Executives who seek to acquire a comprehensive, cross-functional understanding, competency, and skills in business, aiming at leadership roles.
    • Functional managers moving to general management roles.
    • Managers taking on (or likely to take on) senior management responsibilities.
    • Entrepreneurs, business owners or the next-generation directors of family-managed businesses will find significant value in this program.
    • Graduation from any UGC-recognized University.
    • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience.
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    Driving Business Using Economics



    Financial Analytics Cost Optimization



    Business Value and Corporate Investment



    HRM as Strategy



    Strategic Marketing



    Strategic Supply Chain Six Sigma



    Business Intelligence



    Transforming Digitally



    Strategic Leadership and Innovation



    Sustainability and Ethics


    #Capstone Project: Each participant must undertake a capstone (on-the-job project) to implement the learning from the programme.

    1. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
    2. Certificate in Business Consulting
    3. Certificate in Leadership and Innovation
  • Faculty at IMI Bhubaneswar and resource persons from GTBL enjoy academic freedom to adopt appropriate pedagogy for imparting quality education using higher-order Bloom’s Taxonomy. Pedagogy would be a combination of lectures, case discussions, presentations, role plays, assignments, and project work. The primary emphasis would be on interactive and participative methods of learning.

  • Profile-based selection process

  • Rs. 1,50,000/- + applicable GST

  • Email id : coe@imibh.edu.in