MBA Colleges in Karnataka

Karnataka Government had approved the “New Industrial Policy for 2020-25” which provides a fillip to the new industries to open in the state in the years to come.  This pro-industrial policy of Karnataka state gives a big boost to employment opportunities to many graduates, especially to MBA qualified students. Bengaluru, Silicon Valley of India is capital of Karnataka.  Bengaluru is known as the IT Capital of India and a global information technology hub in the country. Large number of software companies in India and many top Indian firms like Infosys, Wipro, Mindtree are in Bengaluru, Karnataka state.

With the increased demand for MBA candidates from many top Companies/IT Industries in Karnataka, a greater number of MBA colleges have come up in the state and the existing Colleges are competing and striving to get top ranks in the State.   At the same time, MBA degree is drawing attention and propelling many Techies and fresh graduates to pursue after completion of graduation, being the most sought-after degree, as many top Companies in India and Karnataka are recruiting them.  There lies the main challenge of choosing the right college to suit to the individual’s budget/financial position/Bank loan, specialization and so on and so forth.  Hence, the importance of Top MBA colleges in Karnataka emerges for the aspiring candidates to select.

In this article, we have provided a glimpse of the Top MBA Colleges in Karnataka, fees structure, Return on Investment (ROI), top specializations, process of admission, placement opportunities to the aspirants, for their perusal and to assist them to choose a right college.

NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), a popular Agency approved by the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) to rank institutions of higher education in India based on 5 (five) Parameters – Teaching, Learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity and perception.  Hence, rankings awarded by NIRF assumes importance to know the top MBA Colleges in Karnataka to make a choice. The following table provides the same.

TOP MBA COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES IN KARNATAKA

Sl No

Name of the College/University

Location

Rank (NIRF 2021)

Fee (Rs)

Govt/ Private

01

Indian Institute of Management (IIM)

Bengaluru

2/75

23.0 Lakhs

Government/ Autonomous

02

T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)

Manipal

32/75

16.0 Lakhs

Private

 03

Alliance University

 Bengaluru

 60/75

13.5 Lakhs

 Private

04

Christ University

Bengaluru

     -

7.54 Lakhs

Private

05

Visweswaraya Technological University (VTU)

Belgaum

76-100

22,400/-

Government

TOP MBA COLLEGES IN BENGALURU

As discussed in the foregoing, Bengaluru being the largest hub for IT and other major companies in Karnataka, majority of prospective candidates are expected to be in this City. For their benefit, details of top MBA colleges in Bengaluru and fee structure are tabulated below:

Return on Investment (ROI) is a popular profitability metric used to evaluate how well an investment has performed.  In the undermentioned table, we have also added another column to show “returns” through average annual pay package a student/aspirant is expected to get through placements (campus or directly with experience) from top IT and other Multinational companies in India, against the fees he/she payable to the top MBA Colleges in Karnataka.

TOP 10 MBA COLLEGES IN BENGALURU, COURSE FEE VIS-A-VIS ROI

Sl No

Name of the College/University - Address in Bengaluru

Government/Private

Course fee

CETs considered

Avg. ROI per Annum

01

Indian Institute of Management, Hosur Rd,Electronic City Phase-I-560 100

Government/ Autonomous

 23.0 L

CAT, GMAT

 28.98 L

 02

 Alliance University 36th Main Dollar Scheme BTM 560068

Private

 13.5 L

CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT,NMAT,SNAP, ATMA, KMAT,KBSAT,GMAT, ENTRANCE OF ALLIANCE UNIVERSITY

 7.60 L

03

Christ University Hosur Road, S.G.Palya 560029

Private

 7.54 L

CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, GMAT

6.50 L

04

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Phase I, Electronic City 560100

Private

16.0 L

Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test (SNAP)

 10.26 L

05

AIMS School of Business Netaji Nagar Peenya 560055

Private

9.11 L

CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, PGCET, GMAT, KMAT

5.00 L

06

IFIM College Electronic City 560100

Private

9.30 L

CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, KMAT

 6.00 L

07

RV Institute of Management Jayanagar 560041

Private

5.80 L

CAT, MAT, ATMA, KMAT

4.89 L

08

International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME) Kaggalipura 560082

Private

 5.92 L

CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, CMAT, PGCET, TSICET, TANCET

 6.20 L

 09

NSB Academy Phase II, Electronic City -560 099

Private

 5.60 L

CAT, XAT,MAT, CMAT, NMAT, SNAP, MAH, CET, ATMA, KMAT, PGCET, IBSAT, TS-ICET, TANCET, GMAT UPES

 6.50 L

10

Kristu Jayanti School of Management Kothanur-560 077

Private

 7.60 L

CAT, MAT, CMAT

 4.50 L

Eligibility Criteria for admission in MBA colleges in Karnataka

Admission to MBA programme in Karnataka state is based on various entrance tests like National, State & University level. Students must apply and appear for these examinations separately. The admission is based on the valid scores/rank secured in the examination, personal interview & group discussion (in select colleges/universities only).

While eligibility criteria for MBA admission in Karnataka Business Schools vary from one College/Institute to another, the basic criteria are as under.

  • A citizen of India
  • Graduation with minimum of 50% aggregate in any discipline or equivalent CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) from a recognized University/College/Institute. 5% relaxation (CGPA) available to Reserved candidates.  This may also vary from one College to another.
  • Final year (Qualifying Examination) students can also apply for admission to MBA, subject to production of a proof of completion of the degree within the stipulated time.

After knowing the Top MBA Colleges/Universities in Karnataka and separately for Bengaluru, Course Fee, ROI, eligibility criteria, we will now discuss on the various top MBA Specialization/Branches offered in MBA post graduate degree in Karnataka.  Following are the top trending Specializations/Branches of MBA

Finance

This specialization/Branch in MBA in the field of Finance includes various facets like investments, portfolio management, derivative securities, capital markets, corporate finance, international finance, and financial institutions behaviour, Advertising etc.,

Operations and Production Management:

This offers advanced knowledge on various facets of business practices, auditing, tax laws, exposures the candidates on organizational efficiency, business valuations and management of innovations

Marketing Management

This is one of the most opted and topmost specializations of MBA, which focusses on advanced concepts of Marketing viz., Digital Marketing, Consumer behaviour, Advertising etc.,

Business Analytics

This is also one of the most popular MBA specializations which deals with Core business Fundamentals and gets training to consider business from a data-driven perspective.  It has multi-faceted exposure to various fields in business analytics like Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning, Multivariate Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence, business Forecasting, Social Entrepreneurship, Marketing Analytics.

IT Management

This subject broadly enables the candidates to improve their skills that needed to manage both IT systems and employees, in-depth business knowledge, information security, telecommunications, and IT project management.

Human Resource Management

This specialization deals with recruitment, management, offers training and empowers knowledge in managing the workforce of an organisation with appropriate direction and guidance.

Supply Chain Management

This enables the candidates to get exposure to Company Resource Planning, Global Trade, Inventory Management, Retail, Risk Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Sourcing and Procurement and supply chain optimization.

Health Care Management

This has assumed importance in the recent past, with various Corporate Hospitals and Multinational pharmaceutical companies are looking for MBA candidates having this specialization.  This course includes subjects such as Principles of Healh Service Management, Organization Behavior, Materials and Equipment Management, Health Economics, and Strategic Human Resource Management. 

International Business Management

This is one of the topmost in MBA specializations, being unique and focusses on the subjects like Foreign Trade Finance and Forex Risk Management, Foreign Trade Policy, Export Management and trains the candidates on various procedure and documentation involved in export and import, methods of approaching customers in foreign countries, currency conversation & fluctuation, raising capital from the international market, and distribution market.

Agriculture Business Management

This specialization has assumed importance in the recent past with the focus of successive Governments on the agriculture field. This top MBA specialization mainly focusses on the business areas of agricultural production and global trade.  This specialization also deals with Agriculture food policy, Agriculture Finance, Marketing, Strategic Food marketing, Management for Agribusiness Projects, Market Research, and Information systems, International Agri food trade.

Placements:

Following are the top International IT and other Multinational Companies that recruit Students from top MBA colleges/Universities from Karnataka.

Some of major companies that visit Top MBA Colleges in Karnataka

Amazon

Apple

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

JP Morgan Chase & Co

Google

Deloitte

Accenture

Morgan Stanley

AT Kearney

Microsoft

Following are the top Indian  IT and other big Companies/Banks that recruit Students from top MBA colleges/Universities from Karnataka.

Some of top IT companies that visit Top MBA Colleges in Karnataka

TCS

Reliance Industries Ltd

Cognizant

Wipro

Infosys

ICICI Bank

Hindustan Lever

Aditya Birla Group

SBI Bank

HDFC

Annual Package/Remuneration

Annual Pay Package of MBA candidates commensurate with  (1) Specialization chosen (2) Experience (3) Industry/Company (India or abroad) (4) College/Institute passed and (5) Designation to which the candidate is competing.

Candidates who passed from the top MBA colleges/Universities in Karnataka state can expect an annual package (Cost to Company) based on the above parameters starting from 4.20 Lakhs to 28.0 Lakhs (Salary package offered outside India not mentioned here).

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Estd:2012

Bengaluru School of Management Studies - GITAM University, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1986

BLDE University

Bijapur, Karnataka
NIRF RANKING
#101 - 151
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1969

Christ University

Bangalore, Karnataka
NIRF RANKING
#72
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:2012

GITAM University, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka
5
1 Reviews
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1990

Jain University

Bangalore, Karnataka
4
1 Reviews
NIRF RANKING
#96
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:2008

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research

Mysore, Karnataka
5
1 Reviews
NIRF RANKING
#34
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:1953

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
NIRF RANKING
#7
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:2008

Yenepoya University

Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka
NIRF RANKING
#97
Type: Deemed to be University
Facilities
Estd:2003

Akkamahadevi Women's University

Bijapur, Karnataka
Type: State University
Facilities
Estd:1886

Bangalore University

Bangalore, Karnataka
5
1 Reviews
NIRF RANKING
#64
Type: State University
Facilities
Estd:2009

Davangere University

Davangare, Karnataka
Type: State University
Facilities
Estd:1980

Gulbarga University

Gulbarga, Karnataka
Type: State University
Facilities
Estd:1980

Gulbarga University

Gulbarga, Karnataka
Type: State University
Facilities
Estd:1996

Karnataka State Open University

Mysore, Karnataka
Type: State University
Facilities
Estd:1996

Karnataka State Open University

Mysore, Karnataka
Type: State University
Facilities
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