Student Club and Activities

You can’t teach leadership through books alone, hands on practice and suitable opportunities are crucial to build such skills. And what could be a better platform than a student club where there fun, learning, and growth are open to all enthusiastic participants.

The FIIB Clubs and Committees

At FIIB there are a number of Student’s Action Clubs to cover various professional and administrative activities of the college. These Committees, each headed by a faculty member/officer of the college, provide an excellent forum to strengthen managerial capabilities through practical application of life size projects outside the classroom. With a view to promote an MBA driven culture at the college, it is recommended that grads pursuing MBA participate in these committees to assume greater responsibility, assume leadership roles and promote constructive activities within the college community. These clubs are mosaic of culture and activity and hold much more than just activities.

Student  clubs

Club Initiative and events

Recently the Marketing Club- Brand Rovers organized a Marketing Conclave followed by a Marketing Fair which had panel members from various corporate and social media leaders, discussing the changing trends of Marketing in the Digital age.  Last month the HR- Cynergy Club held an HR Interact Meet with equally distinguished participants and contributors. As a part of the HR Interact Meet, the club also organized ‘Theme Based Poster Making Competition’ for the PGDM/MBA students to showcase their creativity on the canvas. Taking responsibility for social welfare around us the members of Jaagriti club organized a fundraiser campaign to support cleft surgeries of the underprivileged in Collaboration with Smiletrain, a world renowned organization which is committed to the cause. Similarly, the Sports and Cultural Committees takes care of events such as the Sports Meet and various cultural programs in and outside the college.


Hands on Learning

Unlike the learning in the classroom these club activities bring forth better opportunities for the students to learn self-reliance, better planning, and decision making. When students organize event they learn to work in teams and individually, they learn the importance meeting work deadline and task allocation in a team and adhering to it. These activities also teach planning, execution and everything in between to the way of a successful event. A student recently shared that he was never good at managing money of finances, however, during the Marketing Fair he learnt to stick to a pre-defined budget and avoided splurging which lead to profit making for the team.



Who are we looking for: Admissions 2017

There is no such thing as a typical management degree course (MBA/PGDM/PGPM). Candidates come to Delhi to join top MBA/Business Schools, from across the countries with wide ranging academic backgrounds, seeking managerial and-leader positions in their future career-path. The students from Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) are not only pursuing future in management, but they are also determined and motivated individuals. FIIB aims to equip students with Innovative Employability Skills with Dominant Curriculum.

Fortune Institute of International Business.

While selecting the students for Post Graduate Diploma in Management program (Approved by AICTE) which is equivalent to MBA by AIU, FIIB expects the following:

Academic Ability : For the PGDM course, we assess candidates basis of academic strength, with a degree from an accredited university or institute, with dense knowledge base that they can build during their MBA program. Alongwith their Undergraduate degree, the aspirants should have good CAT/XAT/GMAT/MAT/CMAT score.

Personal Drive : We expect self-motivated candidates who aim to work hard towards the fulfillment of their goals. We believe this is a far stronger incentive than the potential career opportunities.

Confidence : FIIB evaluates the applicants on his/her ability to success. To shaping the future and achieving employability skills confidence is an important characteristic.

Leadership : The candidate should demonstrate leadership skills. Leadership skills are evident through curricular, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, academic  achievements and community commitments.

International Outlook : The candidate must have the vision for international goals. FIIB students are globally minded with the ability to adapt to different cultures from all over the world to work together with people of different backgrounds.

Excellent Communication Skills : Management students should have an ability to listen  and communicate well. This is the need of the hour to survive in the industry.

Team Player:  The candidate must have desire to lead as well as be able to collaborate within a team.

Strong Values : The applicant should have desire to have business ethical values and willingness to contribute to society. FIIB looks for students who exhibit the highest ethical standards and respect for others, and can make positive contributions to the PGDM program and the institute.

Analytical Aptitude and Appetite : FIIB seeks students who can assess, analyze, and act upon complex information within often-ambiguous contexts.

Innovation : We  look for innovators to be a part of our PGDM program, which can help the candidates in their Entrepreneurial or intra-preneurial ventures throughout their career path.

We aim for FIIB students to be informed and responsible global citizens with the vision, drive, and practical experience to make significant contributions to their organizations. The holistic development of a candidate is important to our institute. The meritorious students are also offered scholarships as a reward of their achievements.

For achieving our Vision to be a Leading Business School, Globally Recognized for Excellence in Management Education, FIIB seeks applicants with exceptional intellectual abilities and the drive and determination to put their impression on the Industry. We welcome Candidates who are self-determined, realistic, and creative. You can apply online here.

– Dr. Digamber Prasad,

Head, Admissions.


Research Initiatives at FIIB

FIIB is not only a place where students come to attain an education in Management Studies. It has rather significantly made a mark in the research community through its various initiatives targeted to attract researchers in the field. The various research programs include: Sustainability Summit, Finance Conclave, FIIB Business Review, etc. Two new initiatives started this year by the institute were: International Management Conference and the 1st Annual International Microfinance Research Workshop 2016

Panelists sharing thoughts on Opportunities in Wealth Management

In 2016, FIIB held its first ever International Management Conference on Business and Economy: Growth, Governance and Globalization focusing on various aspects of Management including policy making. More than 40 institutes participated in the Conference, 12 resource persons from reputed institutions observed the paper presentations, 90 authors contributed to 50 research papers, and 61 of them presented their papers in the conference. Selected papers from the Conference were published in two edited books: “Contemporary Issues in Business and Economy” and “Emerging Trends in Management and Public Policy”. The Research Workshop titled 1st Annual International Micro finance Research Workshop 2016 highlighting the need for Participation for Harmonious Development focused on the innovations happening in the field of microfinance which has given a new life to small and medium enterprises especially in the hinterlands.

management conference

A regular feature of the Institute is its Sustainability Summit held annually in February to mark the Institute’s Founder’s Day. The aim of this Summit and also of the FIIB is to highlight the need for creating sustainable solutions and innovations to businesses. Various startups, agencies, and CSR initiatives present their business ideas around the themes of Sustainable Development. Some other major features of FIIB are the Finance and Marketing Conclaves which bring together experts from the industry.

Nickel Jain, 2nd yr student introduce Financial Services to audience

Lastly, FIIB through its in-house peer-reviewed quarterly journal FIIB Business Review (FBR) endeavors to build a knowledge network of management academicians, policy makers and practitioners by establishing a dialogue through articles that provide insightful perspectives on emerging managerial themes, management research of value to professional managers and academics, and management cases on the contemporary managerial issues. It is aimed to serve as a vehicle of communication, between those who study management and those who practice it, by publishing articles that are both research-based and practice-based.


Why Social Media is important for Small Businesses?

Understanding Digital Marketing is the need of the hour.  Everyone has unlimited access to internet owing to the effective marketing strategies by telecom giants like JIO. This resulting into other brands enabling lower data usage costs. Social media presence is an important aspect of any Digital Marketing strategy. Social media gives a platform to the customer to be able to interact with brand and vice a versa. With the introduction of different social media platforms the landscape of marketing has largely changed.  So, even if you live in the farthest corner of the country, you will always have competition for your business.

Social Media

With the largely changing trends in the digital world large businesses are bound to have huge budgets for digital marketing, also the brand value also plays some leverage in exposure on social media. Whereas for smaller businesses these resources are generally limited. This is where smaller business groups can leverage the power of social media to ring a bell with their target group. Following points emphasize on the importance of social media to small businesses.

  • Positive engagement on any media platform can prove to be a plus in reputation building for the business. Hence smaller businesses gets exposure to better brand building.
  • The exposure will eventually lead to better visibility of the website and improvement of the traffic across the website will follow. This results in to better search engine rankings and improved SEO.
  • Social Media aids to direct connect between the audience and the brand, hence brands endup finding better leads and getting feedback for the products.
  • Brand loyalty is important to all the businesses. Using different channels will help build brand loyalty among the customer base.
  • Social media marketing is cost effective if compared to other channels of marketing and guarantees multiple benefits.

The certificate program in Digital marketing at FIIB is designed for mid-level management professionals and business owners to provide skill sets to make use of all these benefits of social media marketing to remain relevant in the ever changing business scenario. If you wish to enroll yourself to the program you can write to mdp@fiib.edu.in



Management Education: An inevitable necessity of our times?

No education ever goes wasted but deciding on a suitable education program could be really confusing. Gone are the days, when youngsters could only thought of either getting into the defense forces, medical line, becoming a charted accountant, or joining the family business. The job market has significantly changed over the last 2 decades, thanks to the globalization, technology, and the internet

In view of the development in technology, social media, and businesses both at domestic and international levels, the education sector too has not been unaffected. The dynamics of education are changing and needless to say benefiting from these developments of the world. Colleges are introducing and offering new specializations in the field of management education. Who knew that one could take up MBA with specialization in Social Media Management?

Do you really need the Management Education?

Many people remain indecisive and uncertain about taking up a full time education in management, but does everyone need an MBA to make it big in life, or to become successful? What’s the real value of doing an MBA? And is it worth pursuing a course in Business Administration? Especially in countries like India which is apparently world’s largest business-school market, with over 250 B- Schools, offering various specialization. One needs to give a deep thought to these questions and seek appropriate guidance whether one really needs an MBA or a PGDM course to improve their chance of landing at the right platform in the job market.

MBA and Startups

Innovative, creative, and seemingly low budget business initiatives, commonly known as startups are booming all around us. One can earn a fixed handsome amount every month just by uploading few interesting videos on Youtube channels. Governments, political parties, IT companies, and even the local vendors are finding it far easier and comfortable to approach their audience and customers through social media and mobile apps. And to build these apps you again need more creative advice and help, which may or may not require one to have a formal education in the field of management. It all hinges on your skillset with or without the MBA.

Skill over credentials

One should aspire to acquire skills rather than just grabbing a flashy degree/diploma. Management these days is not only about possessing the knowledge of facts rather it is an amalgamation of capability, leadership, and even soft skills. One should go for a management program which helps the students to not only get theoretical knowledge rather hands on experience in various field to opt from.

FIIB offers its PGDM course with various specializations from HR, Marketing to Strategy and Entrepreneurship. The admission process begins with the counseling sessions with a career advisor who guides the aspirants in the right direction to be able to decide for their future with a better clarity.

Know more about FIIB’s offered specializations here: http://bit.ly/1U6TyBT



Gong Ceremony: Significance beyond the instrument

World over Gong Ceremonies are held for diverse reasons such as meditation practices, religious ceremonies, or even to mark stock market successes. A gong holds a lot more significance than just being a musical percussion instrument, or a piece of prayer room vanity.

The vibrations of the sound of a Gong represent the ripple effect in the universal energy, or a vessel for traveling from one level of consciousness to another higher one. In some cultures it is even believed that the Gong can heal illnesses and transform the functions of Mind, Body, and Soul. Having said that, Gong ceremonies are becoming a ritual at workplaces to inaugurate and celebrate success. Educational institutes too can learn a great deal from these ceremonies.

At FIIB, we have been proudly celebrating such Gong ceremonies over the last few years with an objective to acknowledge, felicitate and celebrate our students, faculty and staff’s achievements. Though FIIB has an exceptionally active social media presence and engagement and all students and employees get to follow the developments and updates about the college, yet nothing compares to the sheer joy of savoring a few moments of celebrating each other’s success and achievement together.


These Gong ceremonies usually take place at the end of each month. Planned over an entire month, and are celebrated in the presence of all students, faculty, and available staff members. It is fun to see everyone excited about who-did-what in the last one month. With respect to various activities/event such as conference, conclaves, meets, and competition, participation, efforts, and contributions are acknowledged through certificates and gifts given amidst the applause, and cheer of the audience. There could also be seen a healthy competition about who hits the Gong the strongest, and how long the vibrations last.

Gong Ceremony by FIIB

For example: last month we distributed certificates to students who contributed towards the Operations Conclave and Case Study Competition, and felicitated Faculty members who were recognized by the industry for their contributions made the field of management education.

This time, as we move towards the Gong Ceremony for the month of October, 2016 we are even more excited to bring new energy to the Gong Ceremony by including cultural performances by the students.

Till then, DING!


How to Impress the MBA Admissions Committee

With admissions process at beginning, most of the aspiring students are bound to feel that the process is pretty daunting, especially when you consider the acceptance rate of the leading business schools in India. It is easy to get influenced in what sounds good to you, or what seems impressive to your friends, co-workers or parents. However, it is important to consider your preparation and admissions materials from the admissions committee’s point of view.                                  Admissions at FIIB

Your essay is a major component of the application process of any MBA college. The transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume, and other application materials, the  essay gives the MBA admissions committee another important document to make their decision. A strong set of essay can improve your chances of getting an offer from the institute of your liking.

                Business schools will certainly be looking at your leadership qualities among other traits. The academics certainly play an important role along with your professional experience, but your personality traits, career goals, and your overall presentation will be your first impression on the admissions committee. Usage of appropriate communication style, presentation skills and professionalism help you address the admissions committee in a confident way. Be positive and enthusiastic when attending your interview. If you are keen to engage the interview team, they will also be happy to engage with you. This is the part of the process which will help you exhibit your strengths to the admissions committee.

Most of the Top Management Colleges in Delhi encourage students to experience the campus beforehand. Information Sessions are generally led by current college students, and include a tour of the college campus, answering of admissions related queries by Office of college Admissions staff members, and a class visit. This will help you understand the B school and perform better in the interviews.

Learning to market yourself to the admissions committee is a  skill that will take you to the selection. We wish you all the best in the admissions process.


Incorporating innovative Teaching Methods

Steve Jobs rightly said “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”

Areas such as business, governance, and technology are adopting absolutely innovative methods to function well with the growing demands of time. Hence it’s time innovation was brought into the classrooms too. There is a vast and promising scope for pedagogical innovations in management education. With the fast growing technologies and revolutionary social media trends it would be imperative for the new managers to be in sync and consider innovation in their ways of handling work.

Re-defining the classroom

Innovative Teaching Methods

Gone are the days of regular classroom teaching and term based examination. These days Management Education is all about setting new trends and Educational institutes are striving to stand out from other players of the field. Exemplary lectures and presentations are recorded and played in the classroom for students’ reference. Industry heads and leaders conduct guest lectures and interactive theme based sessions for the students to understand the demands of industry better. Learning through Case Studies is another way to teach students better decision making and analysis. Innovative assessment tools and ways such as the Psychometric Tests can help set a right expectation with the students about the kind of learning and skillset they require for the area of their interest.

Beyond the classroom

Speakers at BRICS CCI- E-Commerce Conclave

Learning is not limited or confined to the walls and a blackboard of the classroom, with the inclusions of Live Teaching Sessions and Webinars students can not only gain knowledge, exchange ideas rather learn the art of networking with people at different geographical locations. Involvement of management students in Industries’ Live Projects and Corporate Internships, Study Tours abroad and student exchange programs has set the learning bar quite high above. A student from India can now definitely exchange ideas with his counterpart in any part of the world, thanks to technology and internet. The new job opportunities are coming from areas which involve dealing with innovation and technology hence the management students need to be well prepared to manage a lot more than just management.

FIIB and Innovation

FIIB management and faculty not only deeply understand the link between integrating innovative teaching methods and success rather facilitates and promote innovation through its teaching curriculum and various engagements.


How FIIB is transforming Management Education?  

According to The Economist, India is home to more than 2,000 business schools and institutes, more than China’s growing number of colleges, and overall highest number in the world. We have around 250 MBA programs, where thousands of students graduate every year.

With plenty of options around to choose from, it’s crucial for a Management Education aspirant to carefully choose an institute/college which stands out in its approach towards teaching and shaping careers of MBA aspirants.

FIIB is ever committed and focused to help each student realize his/her dreams of becoming a management professional by the following elements in the curriculum:

Courses taught

With specialization in International Business and Strategy and Entrepreneurship along with the conventional themes such as HR, Finance, and Marketing the PGDM curriculum taught by the erudite faculty is unique and well rounded, giving a holistic experience to the students without limiting their learning possibilities.


Learning is imparted with the help of quizzes, group discussions on case studies, field visits, guest lectures and industry visits. Additional and foundational courses such as Business Communication, Leadership, Managerial Communication, Grooming session and Language Lab (for English) helps students to bridge any possible gaps in learning and give them a strong foundation to prepare them for the two years intensive learning period.


It is ensured that impeccable learning takes place through various industry programs like community orientation drives, live projects, corporate internships, and industry interactions through in house and externally organized conclaves, conferences and seminars where students not only participate rather endorse their management related ideas. International study tours and programs are also organized to provide a bigger platform to the students to broaden their learning horizon.

Research activities

Theme based Projects and FIIB’s Case Research Centre regularly provide avenues to pursue management education and research. Which further aids in classroom teaching which stimulates students to think and analyze critically and objectively. Events such as the FIIB Sustainability Summit, International Management Conference, and the FIIB Finance Conclave attempts to bring together academicians and practitioners on the same platform to facilitate knowledge exchange. The quarterly in house journal FIIB Business Review (FBR) further provides researchers a ground to publish their research work thereby contributing to the development of knowledge building in the field of management and social sciences.

Internal Quality Assessment

To ensure quality of course materials, teaching methods, and assessments, there is an active Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC) in place for continuous improvement through evaluation and feedback of both students as well as faculty members which sets a right example in the field of quality management education.



Guide to crack the Campus Placements

In India, one of the major factors that constitutes a student’s selection of a B- School are the placement records of the college. Students, Parents and Counselors look for a B- school whose placement records are a 100% along with the average pay package being an important factor. Getting placed is the ultimate reward after studying 2 years in the PGDM program. Campus placements give ample opportunity for students to get placed. The entire campus placement process in a b school typically ranges from a duration of 2 to 3 months. Preparing for the placement process in any college is definitely not the same as preparing for an exam. Here are a few tips that can be followed to be well prepared and crack any interview at the first attempt:

Aptitude preparedness:

Most of the companies that come to the campus for recruitment conduct an aptitude test as the first round of interview. It is best not to undermine the importance of this test as this is the entry criterion for the next round of the placement process. Make it a habit of practicing sample aptitude tests so that you are prepared on the topic as well as you have a knack of completing the test in time.  Doing some background research on the company’s previous aptitude test papers will be extremely helpful.

Keeping in touch with the Career Management Cell:

The CMC of every college aims at 100% placements for the students groups. It organizes all the placement drives, so keeping in constant contact with them will keep you updated of the companies coming to the college and what you need to be prepared with. They can also provide you with guidance on what profile is best suited for you, frequently asked questions, what documents to carry during the process etc.

FIIB recruiters

Make your Resume count:

Your resume is the first thing that the recruiters notice to conclude on the suitability of your profile. It is important to know that recruiters have a large inventory of resume that they go through in a week so make sure your resume is crisp enough to convey your profile.

Research about the recruiter company:

Staying updated with the current market trends of the company along with a thorough research about the brand is very important. Read the recent market reports, financial predictions, product information etc. The company presentation on the campus is also very informative, so stay attentive.

The Interview:

The interview is aimed at assessing the candidate’s suitability of the candidate for the role. Stay confident and calm during the interview. Candidate’s clarity on his long term goals and interest in the field helps the recruiter to make his decision. Make sure you ask a few questions about the job profile, this shows your interest in the job role or the company.

Dress professionally:

Dress well and be neat when you go for the interview/placement presentation. Dressing neatly will help make a good first impression. Wear a formal attire and follow the etiquettes. Be calm and confident. And lastly, speak clearly.

Following these simple tips will lead to a good performance in the placement process and ensure a good campus placement.  FIIB has maintained an excellent placement record  since its inception. Read more about the placements here.




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