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    Internationalization at SIBM Bengaluru is rooted in our vision statement – Promoting international understanding through quality education. The objectives of internationalization are aligned to the following mission statements of SIU:

Student Exchange

Our MBA student exchange program offers an enriching opportunity for students to immerse themselves in diverse academic environments abroad, enhancing their global perspective and networking capabilities. Through partnerships with esteemed foreign universities, participants gain access to specialized courses, fostering cross-cultural collaboration and personal growth.

As part of SIU’s Global Immersion program, SIBM-B students have had the opportunity to attend prestigious international institutions such as the Berlin School of Economics & Law (Germany), HOCHSCHULE-Bremen (Germany), Dauphine University (France), and Rennes School of Business (France).

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We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM-B), Symbiosis International (Deemed University), and Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business (GSB) for a dual degree program. This unique opportunity allows our Master’s students to pursue an additional Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from Fordham alongside their MBA from SIBM-B. During the program, students will engage in a semester exchange schedule, enhancing their academic and cultural experiences.

Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business (GSB) holds prestigious rankings, including 21st in the Best Business Schools for MBA Finance Specialty and 14th in International Business by U.S. News and World Report. Furthermore, GSB is recognized as Tier 1 in North America for MBA programs by CEO Magazine.

For more details on our internationalization programs, students can reach out to:

Faculty Collaboration

At SIBM Bengaluru, we actively cultivate partnerships with international academia to facilitate faculty exchanges and foster collaborative research. Through faculty exchange programs, we promote opportunities for our faculty to teach at esteemed international universities. Additionally, our emphasis on research collaboration encourages faculty to engage in joint research projects with scholars from around the world.

SIBM-B has participated in Erasmus+ teaching mobility program at Vives University of Applied Sciences, Kortrijk, West Flanders Belgium and Postdoctoral extension projects for faculty.

Our faculty have conducted joint research work with authors from leading global universities such as: Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Viet Nam City University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Université de Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon Graduate School of Business, Seoul, South Korea University of Wah, Rawalpindi, Pakistan Harper Adams University, Newport, United Kingdom Middle East College, Rusayl, Oman Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, United States HSE University, Moscow, Russian Federation National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece The College of Business and Innovation, Toledo, United States Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
Collaborating Professors and Universities


YearCollaborating SIBM-B ProfessorCollaborating Foreign ProfessorCollaborating University
2023Eliza SharmaMondal, SubhraDuy Tan University, Da Nang, Viet Nam
2023Eliza SharmaVrana, Vasiliki G.International Hellenic University, Serres, Greece
2023R NaveenanAhmad, ZamriSchool of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Gelugor, Malaysia
2023R NaveenanLoang, Ooi KokCity University, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
 2022Semila FernandesVenkatesh V.G.EM Normandie Business School, METIS Lab, France
 2022Semila FernandesShi, YangyanUniversity of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
 Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
2022Balasudarsun NLHong, PaulThe College of Business and Innovation, Toledo, United States
2022-23Bikramaditya GhoshKazouz, HayfaUniversité de Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
Umar, ZaghumZayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bouri, ElieLebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon
Wee, Jung BumGraduate School of Business, Seoul, South Korea
Zulfiqar, NoshabaUniversity of Wah, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Paparas, DimitriosHarper Adams University, Newport, United Kingdom
Pham, LinhLake Forest College, Lake Forest, United States
Teplova, TamaraHSE University, Moscow, Russian Federation
Papathanasiou, SpyrosNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Kenourgios, Dimitris
Pergeris, Georgios
2019Madhvi SethiChidambaran, NemmaraFordham University, New York, United States
2022Swarnalakshmi UThaker, JagadishThe University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2022Vandita Dar
2022Vandita DarPapathanasiou, SpyrosNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
2023Vandita DarKenourgios, Dimitris

One research paper was published as a part of a foreign funded project (HSE University, Moscow, Russia), details are furnished below:

Funding UniversityCollaborationPaper TitleDOISIBM Collaborator
HSE University, Moscow, RussiaBasic Research program at HSE University.COVID-19 and the quantile connectedness between energy and metal markets Ghosh

SIBM-Bengaluru has also signed a ‘Letter of Engagement’ with the National College of Ireland (NCIRL) with the intent to engage in collaborative research, teaching, and other academic pursuits (May 2, 2022).

International Admissions

At SIBM Bengaluru, we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment, where students from various corners of the globe come together to enrich their educational journey.

Embracing the philosophy of “vasudhaiva kutumbakam” (the world is one family), SIBM Bengaluru actively welcomes students from various countries, recognizing the invaluable contributions they bring to our vibrant community. Each year, we typically admit a significant proportion, ranging from 10% to 15%, of international students into our esteemed flagship MBA program.

Our international student body hails from diverse nations such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE, representing a rich tapestry of cultures, perspectives, and experiences. This multicultural mosaic enhances the peer learning quotient at SIBM Bengaluru, providing students with unique opportunities to engage in cross-cultural exchanges, broaden their global outlook, and develop a deeper understanding of the interconnected world we live in.

Join us at SIBM Bengaluru, where diversity is celebrated, and every voice is valued. Experience the transformative power of learning alongside peers from around the globe as we strive to create global leaders who are equipped to navigate the complexities of an ever-evolving business landscape.

Internationalization - Bridging Borders, Building Knowledge

“Global Perspectives on Anthropology Collaborative possibilities: SIBM-Bengaluru fosters international exchanges, faculty collaboration, and research collaborations to enrich academic experiences & cultivate a diverse, international community.”