Indian Institute of Financial Management (IIFM) ((Winner of IEDRA award for Excellence in Education, 2009) is Indias first integrated higher education institute in the domain of management and financial education. Started by senior bankers and industry leaders, IIFM has the distinction of marrying education to employment that no institute has done earlier. This was also observed last year when IEDRA (Indian Economic Development & Research Association) presented IIFM the award for Excellence in Education, 2009, for the greatest contribution to the corporate sector. This award was presented after considering more than 1000 management institutes across India.

At IIFM, innovation cuts across everything Programs, Curriculum, Teaching Methodology, Corporate engagement etc. IIFMs endeavour is to constantly innovate in all its functions as an educational institution and also to ensure that when students go out in the real world, the innovation bug is inculcated in their DNA too. The idea is to think out of the box, which is illustrated by the classic nine dot problem.

Below are nine dots arranged in a set of three rows. Your challenge is to draw four straight lines which go through the middle of all of the dots without taking the pencil off the paper.

To solve this problem, you have to literally go beyond the boundary set by the dots. You have to look beyond the current definition of the problem, investigate the boundaries & to keep in mind that hard work is not always the solution.

Henry Ford once said – If I would have asked the public what they wanted, they would have said, a faster horse. Extending this thought – at IIFM, students are encouraged to approach all challenges with an out of the box thinking so that it translates into a competitive advantage for the corporate that they finally work with.

A bit about IIFM – International Accreditation & Alliances

IIFM has affiliations and tie-ups with the best and highly reputed institutions in the world.

  • AAFM (American Academy of Financial Management), USA

  • TJSL (Thomas Jefferson School of Law), USA

  • Seneca College, Canada

AAFM currently recognizes over 50,000 PhDs, CPAs, AACSB Graduates, & Masters Degree Holders as executive members in over 151 nations. In India, AAFM has an exclusive tie-up with IIFM for its MBA & BBA programs.

The alliance with TJSL has enabled IIFM to introduce the first dual degree program which is a unique combination of PGPM/MBA and MS Law in partnership with TJSL, US.

Seneca is Canadas largest government funded college and offers 144 different educational streams. It has 8 campuses in Toronto and more than 100,000 students. IFFM offers a twinning arrangement for its MBA & BBA courses by virtue of this alliance so that the student can do his final year in Canada & get an automatic work permit of a year.


Industry Partnership

IIFMs strength is heightened by the fact that its strategic business partners (leading companies in FMCG, Manufacturing, Banking, Insurance, Services, IT and others) have also contributed in a large way to ensuring that all the programs offered at IIFM are highly effective and capable of making IIFM students indispensable in the business world. Companies recruiting from IIFM include, Standard Chartered, ING Bank, Religare Macquarie, Aegon Religare, Bharti AXA, Kotak Securities and several others.

I was amazed to know that at IIFM, even during the admission stage, students are interviewed by senior industry people and external panels along with IIFM management. This clearly evidences IIFMs focus on industry interface and getting high quality students. I wish IIFM the best of luck in their endeavor to be amongst the leading management institutes in the country Binoj Vasu, Chief Learning Officer at Yes Bank

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of IIFM comprises senior names in companies from India and overseas. It also includes educationists and alumni from Harvard Business School, Stern NYU, Edinburgh University, IIMs, IITs, XLRI, Jamshedpur, SP Jain, NMIMS etc. Some notable members are –

Mahesh Telang – global head of Organizational Learning for Standard Chartered

Saurabh Singh – Former Director with ABN Amro in UK. Hails from IIT-Kanpur and IIM-Ahmedabad

Varsha Parab Director at NMIMS. Former Registrar at SP Jain, Mumbai

Vineeta Yadav GM (HR) at Godrej

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  • PGPM/MBA in partnership with AAFM, USA (2 years full time)

  • Executive PGPM/MBA in partnership with AAFM, USA (2 years part time)

  • Dual degree MBA/MS Law from IIFM & TJSL, USA (2 years full time)

  • BBA/IGPM -International Graduate Program in Management (3 Years full time)

  • Specialized Financial Management Courses (6 months)


  • Mumbai

  • Delhi

  • Ahmedabad

  • Rohtak

  • Indore

Website –

Mumbai Campus – Tel No: +91-22 3268 2655, 32563033, 91-9820378996

(Note: This is a sponsored article and has NOT been written by the PaGaLGuY Editorial Team. It is intended from an informational perspective only and it is the readers prerogative to research and verify the facts and judgments in the article before reaching a conclusion.)

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