Prof. Venugopal

Prof. Venu Gopal Rao K S
Director, ICFAI Business School

Message from the Director
ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad

Dear Students,

Welcome to ICFAI Business School (IBS) Hyderabad, a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), a deemed-to-be University u/s 3 of the UGC Act 1956. IBS Hyderabad is one of the top business schools in India. It offers the BBA, MBA, Exe MBA, and PhD programs. In March 2020, IBS Hyderabad received the prestigious international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, USA, for three of its programs – BBA, MBA, and PhD. It is one of the 21 business schools in India to receive this prestigious accreditation. It hasalso been re-accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Systems), AMDISA (Association of Management Development Institutions of South Asia) forthe period August 2020-August 2025. IBS has received a grade of A** at the national level and A*** at the state level from CRISIL and ICRA. The grades indicate high academic standards.

IBS believes in transforming ordinary students into extraordinary professionals through its rigorous curricula management and learning processes powered by technology and driven by values. It takes a unique and innovative approach to business education that focuses on providing the right knowledge, imparting the right skills for enduring success in management careers, and shaping the right attitudes.

IBS uses a blend of classroom instruction, cases, leadership development workshops, soft skills labs, projects, internship, games, simulations, etc. The Summer Internship Program (SIP) gives the studentsexposure to the dynamics of the corporate environment, which develops their cognitive skills. Case-based learning helps the students develop good analytical and problem solving skills. The contemporary, industry focused curriculum exposes them to the latest body of knowledge.

IBS has a well-qualified team of faculty members with the latest business knowledge, research, and industry experience. It has a strong, active and growing interface with business and industry, with experts from a range of leading companies regularly delivering guest lectures.

There are a number of Student Clubs which encourage the students to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Participation in the activities of these clubs helps develop team spirit and leadership qualities. Students get the opportunity to interact with leading management thinkers, corporate leaders, and entrepreneurs at various forums organized by the Student Clubs.

As you venture into a new phase of your life, I welcome each one of you to be a part of a fascinating journey in which learning is fun, and to come together to make the world a better place.

Venu Gopal Rao K S
Director, ICFAI Business School