Integrated 5 Year BBA + MBA Programme

Faculty of Management, GLS University


Integrated MBA Programme (I-MBA)

The Faculty of Management at the GLS University offers a 5 year (10 Semesters) Integrated BBA-MBA programme for all eligible class XII pass out students. The Integrated MBA Programme is based on a Choice Based Credit System to guide the students to choose the subject in specialization of their choice and interest. These subjects are curated and offered after a rigorous market demand study, so that the students of I-MBA Programme are ready to blossom professionally in the wide field of management.

On the successful completion of the first 3 years, the students are awarded with a Bachelors in Business Administration Degree (BBA) and after the successful completion of 5 years, they are awarded with Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA).

However, students who want to acquire only an undergraduate qualification, have an option of getting a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree on the successful completion of 3 years.

Course Structure

The Integrated BBA-MBA is a 10 semesters programme conducted over the span of 5 academic years. The duration of each semester is around 16 weeks.

  • In the first two years, each semester has 7 courses to acquaint students with concepts and skills for various business functions and domains.
  • In Third Year, Students are offered core courses as well as elective courses. As the programme offers Choice Based Credit System (CBCS); student can decide elective subject of their choice from three different electives namely Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management.
  • Upon the completion of the third year, student would be eligible for BBA Degree.
  • Student will leap directly into MBA program in IV and V Year will lead to completion of MBA degree. Students in these semesters can choose subjects of specialisation from the vast variety of advance courses offered.

Key Differentiating Features:

Be Corporate Ready

IMBA Programme helps the students in becoming competent with the industry requirement by having continuous industry engagement of the students for heightened employability.


Develop Global Intelligence

IMBA Programme offers a wide range of subjects according to the future corporate needs and innovation under specialisation which moulds the students for their corporate career globally.


Learn in The Classroom of The Future

IMBA Programme provides learning not only from the renowned faculties but also the provides the facility to learn with technological advancements like cloud based LMS and AC classrooms equipped with advance AV technology.


Infrastructure Facilities

GLS University proves itself to be an ideal facilitation ground, to the extent that their locational benefit empowers students to cosset into manifold activities. Situated behind CG Road; it is one of the most prominent setting for corporate offices, making it opportune for the students to gain practical experience by visiting companies as a part of their IMBA course.

GLS University is located in an expansive 32,000 sq. mt campus. The infrastructure is well designed to provide spacious, air-conditioned and Wi-Fi enabled classrooms, the state-of-the-art computer labs, well-equipped library, world class fitness Gym and breath-taking auditorium.

With one of the richest libraries in the state boasting of more than 15000+ volumes, more than 125+ national and international journals and more than 12633 electronic resources (Prowess, J Gate, EBSCO, ProQuest to name a few) - students have access to the best in educational resources.

The programme boasts of cutting-edge Information Technology support with access to 200+ Computers, exclusive campus agreement with Microsoft, secured networks with Firewall and Antivirus protections. The campus has state of the art wireless Wave 2.0 network with 5G speed and 200 mbps dedicated Internet Leased Line Powered by HP Aruba. It has one of the 10 largest Wi-Fi networks in the city of Ahmedabad.

The programme’s blueprint inculcates the right attitude. It develops the appropriate skills and imparts widespread and meticulous knowledge to the students. The course material covers relevant subjects which the top multinational companies necessitate. The students are also benefited with the vast experience of faculty members who not only act as facilitators but as mentors to provide them the most realistic educational and training experience.

Covid 19 Response of our programme

The Faculty of Management, I-MBA Programme has thrived in the raging COVID-19 Pandemic. Continuing effective education via futuristic teaching-learning methodology has been a primary objective of the University. We are COVID ready and have effectively handled learning with the new normal. At a glance :

Approach to New Normal Effective learning outcomes
Licenses of Cisco Webex Portal Id’s 200+
Online Sessions 12000+
Hybrid Sessions 380+
Interactive Guest Lectures with Industry giants 46+
Sharing online study material 15000+ files
Live Projects 600+
Online Student Activities 480+
Online Events for Students 10+
Total Placements 100%
Highest Package 12 LPA
LinkedIn Connections 16000+


FOM offers 100% placement year after year with highest salary over 12lacs and average salary of over 4 lacs per annum. The Institute has strong franchise with corporate feternity based on 16000+ linkedin connections, 3000+ alumni network and campus visit by over 200 companies.

Moreover, a handful of management graduates with budding entrepreneur skills have established their own venture or expanded their family business successfully.

The names of a few organizations/companies across sectors visiting IMBA are:

  • Asian Paints Limited
  • ITC Limited
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Paytm E-commerce Private Limited
  • Byju’s
  • Amul India Ltd
  • D-Mart
  • ICICI bank
  • Adani
  • Torrent Power Limited
  • Medkart Pharmacy Private Limited
  • Tata Consultancy Service


The I-MBA Programme has a very strong social media presence owing to the ease and effectiveness of communication during the times of COVID-19. The programme has an active LinkedIn(Premium) account and a Facebook account which bridges the gap between the corporate and the placement cell. It helps to create and maintain contacts with the corporate fraternity and show our presence with boisterous student accolades for an efficient E-placement. The social media regularly shares information about the different events, workshops and seminars organized at the campus like International Conference, Alumni Meet, Guest Lectures, Expert Opinion series etc.

The I-MBA Programme at Faculty of Management boasts of more than 16,000 connections on LinkedIn across the industries, and more than 13,000 likes have been generated on the Facebook page.

To stay updated about the latest happenings, click on the following links: -

Instagram account : gls_imba

Industry Exposure

IMBA, GLS University recognizes the importance to instill the corporate culture into the lives of the students. The programme explicitly emphasizes on Industry-Academia Interactions as a part of their continuous endeavor by setting up a Corporate Relations Cell. The dedicated cell organizes subject and content specific guest sessions on regular basis which facilitates students to relate and explore theoretical learning into practical implementation through the real-world experience of successful practitioners. It provides a vibrant platform to the participants to get insights from the vast pool of expertise from a gamut of promising areas and sectors wherein they strive to see their professional careers.

  • Summer Internship – It is mandatory for students to undertake a 6-8 weeks summer internship with organizations of their interest area on completion of their semester 8. It provides the required hands on experience and helps them in getting better informed about their interests and the field they would want to work in. This finally assists the students to make a better and well-informed career choice. photo9
  • Industrial Visits – With the objective to provide excellent professional education in business & management, regular industrial visits are organized. These visits provide a great learning experience & practical exposure for students for subjects like Cost Management, Production & Operations Management, Legal Aspects of Business, International Finance, Risk Management, Indian Financial System & International Business. Students have visited institutions and organizations such as Adani Mudra Port, IndiaInx International Exchange, Kitchen Express, BSE Ahmedabad, Mother Dairy, Gujarat High Court, Havmor etc. for the requisite exposure. photo10
  • Samvad: Corporate Interactions - Interactive Expert sessions are organized on an Online Platform where torch bearers of major industrial sectors and distinguished business personalities share their views about the industry, its macro and micro integrities, and give an overview of recent nuances in the corporate world. This learning enhancement initiative helps the participants, into proficient managers of the future. To name a few renowned speakers:
Name Designation Company
Dr. Savan Godiawala Partner Deloitte India
Mr. Dhaval Desai Vice President Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai
Mr. Kalpen Parekh President DSP Mutual Fund
Ms. Bhakti Shah Director White Sun Studio
Mr. Bhavin Shah CEO I M possible training solutions
Ms. Nikita Maheshwari Co-founder Tatkalorry Pvt. Ltd. & Techno Build Cover Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Darshak Mehta Vice President Reliance Retail
Mr. Saurin Raichura Regional Head, Piramal Capital and Housing Finance Ltd.
Mr. Parasharan Chari Director Medkart
Ms. Yukti Kothari Associate Manager Zydus Cadilla Ltd.
Mr. Vikram Navle Deputy General Manager Aditya Birla Group
Mr. Subhrata Mukharjee Ex- COO Coco-Cola NBCL
Mr. Anmol Modi Director Plusme Strategies
Amish R. Mandaliya Manager - International Business (Africa) Jamp Pharma Corporation
Mr. Mahidwaj Sisodia Head of International formulations, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Cadila Pharmaceuticals
Mr. Mahidwaj Sisodia Head of International formulations, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Cadila Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Gaurav Buch HR Manager Rasna International
Mr. Niraj Shah Director and Partner ido Design /Idograph
Kalpesh Prajapati Biostatistician GCE solutions.
Kshitij Trivedi Asst. General Manager INDEX TB
Mr. Kamlesh Surti Managing Director BRIANMARK GLOBAL
Mr. Ramkrishna Rao HR Consultant Efficient HRO
Mr. Hitesh Mali Founder Turtle Wealth Management
Mr. Heman Vaidya Area Head Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
Ms.Bijal Patel HR Manager Mother Dairy
Mr. Arun Mathai Founder Fulcrum
Mr. Yuvraj Patel Director Kitchen Express Overseas Ltd
Mr. Rikin Shah Director Purple Phase Communication
Mr. Devanshu Gandhi, Mr. Keyur Doshi Director/ GM Vadilal Industries Limited
Dr. Viral Vora Master Trainer The Competitiveness Mindset Institute
Ms. Amrita Mashar Founder TradeU Academy
Mr. Kavish Shah Founder, CEO ThinkWhy Company
Ms. Marina Girju Associate Dean School of Business, California Baptist University, USA
Mr. Chintan Desai State Head, Agency Making Magma HDI GIC Ltd
Dr. Darshana Thakker Owner Sarjan Healthvare
CA Kulin Vyas Member-Advisory Committee Talati & Talati LLP
Mr. Nesal Shah Partner NHS FINAD LLP
Mr. Krutesh Shah Founding Partner Virtue Ventures

Outstanding Achievers

  • Supan Maniar along with the support of his batchmates, successfully organized TEDx Ellisbridge where the likes of entrepreneurs, biomedical informatics, healthcare futurists, microbiologists, global educators, social workers, dancers, singers, models, actors and pilot with Indian Air Force participated to entice the audience with their TEDx talks.
  • Swapnil Yadav along with his friends have developed an application named “Saksham”. Saksham is a platform which enables blind students to find examination. This application allows everyone to register themselves as writers and their expected fees and according to time availability and geographical boundaries, the best match will be available for blind students.
  • Dhiti Desai (pen-name: Aakruti) penned down an astounding book named ‘Betwixt the Pink Mountains’. It is a collection of her poems, which was published on 13thOctober 2019.. Recently, she has been awarded with Lifest award for being “Inspiring Author for 2021” across genres. She has also been recognised by Sahitya Samman ’21. She was highly appreciated and nominated by World Book Fair at Delhi.

Shining Stars

  • The students @IMBA have outshined their counterparts at various state-level and national-level competitions displaying their acumen in varied areas like Research, Business quiz, Case study analysis, Stock trades, Branding and Advertising, Sports, Drama, Dancing and so on.
  • In order to excel in various competitions, the students are carefully handpicked and mentored by the faculty and experts in specific domains. This results in students outshining other management graduates in virtually any competition that they participate. The students participate in competitions hosted by reputed management institutes at state and national level & secure several accolades.
  • More than 200 students won prizes in various academic, para academic& extra-curricular activities last academic year.
Institute/University Activities No. of students securing
Top 3 position
Nirma University Virtual Stock Trade, Poster Presentation and Sports 21
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Sports and Drama 18
Shanti Business School Business Plan, Financial Planning, Sports, Open Mic and Drama 24
B.K. School of Business Management Case Analysis, Business Plan and Sports 11
Ganpat University SIP Competition and Business Plan 4
IBS School of Business Management Business Quiz 2
Indus University Strategy Designing, Technology, Business Quiz, Singing 21
Som Lalit School of Business Management Marketing Strategy, Business Plan and Extempore 7
K.S. School of Business Management Research Paper Competition, Business Quiz and Business Plan 6
Karnavati University Business Quiz and Business Plan 5
NICM Business Quiz and Singing 3
GLS Annual Sports Meet Cricket, Kabbadi, Long Jump, Shot Put and Discus throw 33
N.R. Institute of Business Administration and GLS BBA Business Quiz, HR, Financial Quiz, Singing and Poetry 14

Activities Beyond Academics

Para Academic Activies:

Skill Enhancement Workshops

Collaborative Research

The students at I-MBA Programme are trained and encouraged to participate and present their research output on National and International platforms like various conferences and seminars. Faculty of Management, GLS University has been the one of the few institutes in the state of Gujarat whose students’ research is well acclaimed and accepted in reputed institutions. Students at IMBA have collaborated with faculty members and presented their research at prominent institutes like:

  • IIM (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore)
  • MICA
  • Nirma
  • K.S. School of Business Management
  • B.K. School of Management
  • Ganpat University


In pursuance of the directions issued by the University Grants Commission and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; Faculty of Management - IMBA has set up the Women Development Cell (WDC) with the objective to provide and maintain a dignified, congenial working environment for women employees (including teaching, non-teaching) and students, where they can work, study and explore their potential to the fullest. They can approach the Women Development Cell in case of any grievance.

Anti Ragging

In pursuance of the directions issued by the University Grants Commission and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; Faculty of Management - IMBA has set up the Women Development Cell (WDC) with the objective to provide and maintain a dignified, congenial working environment for women employees (including teaching, non-teaching) and students, where they can work, study and explore their potential to the fullest. They can approach the Women Development Cell in case of any grievance.

Life @IMBA

Thanganat: Garba Mahotsav

Talentino: Cult Fest

Revel: Sports Meet


Neeti: The Strategic Event

We Can: Social Cause Activities

Sabrang: Exploring the Creative You

ArthNeeti: The Battle of Economy

Days Celebration

Fit-O-Holics: Fitness Programme


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant should have passed the 12th Std. or equivalent examination with English as one of the subjects of Gujarat State Board/CBSE/ICSE or any other approved board with at least one of the following subjects in General (Commerce) or Science stream at the first attempt with 45% marks (40% for students of reserved category viz. SC/ST/SEBC/OBC) or its equivalent:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Statistics
  • Elements of Accountancy
  • Elements of Book-keeping

Tuition Fees Structure (per semester for the New Batch 2021)

Sr. No. Programme Institute Name 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
1. IMBA – BBA (Sem I- VI Fees Structure) School of Management 32000 32000 32000



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Contact Details

I-MBA Programme
Faculty of Management,
GLS University
Opp. Law Garden
Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad – 380006
Ph: 079-26564836, 26446602, 9662346288
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