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ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad

  • Hyderabad (Telangana)
  • Deemed University
  • Approved by : SAQS, AACSB, ICRA, NAAC
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IBS Hyderabad Overview

What's New at IBS Hyderabad?

As per the latest IBS Hyderabad admission notifications, IBS has announced the IBSAT 2023 important dates. The application process started on July 1, 2023 and will end on the third week of December 2023. The rest of the dates are mentioned below:

IBS Hyderabad Admission Dates 2023 - IBSAT 2023

Application Submission StartsJuly 1, 2023
Last Date of Application SubmissionDecember 2023 (Third Week)
IBSAT 2023 TestDecember 2023 (Fourth Week)
IBSAT 2023 resultsJanuary 2024 (First Week)
Selection BriefingsJanuary 2024 (Second Week)
Selection ProcessFebruary/March 2024

IBS Hyderabad also conducts a free national mock test (NMT) every year. The candidate who holds the first rank in the mock test is awarded prize money of Rs 10,000. The main motive behind ICFAI NMT is to prepare students for the final IBSAT 2023. The exam will help candidates in understanding the exam pattern, competition, and time management. Registration is free for all Indian Nationals. NMT duration is two hours are will be conducted in online mode. Tabulated below are the NMT 2023 highlights:

NMT 2023 Highlights

Exam NameNational Mock Test
Conducted ByICFAI Business School
Exam July 1, 2023 - August 31, 2023
Test DurationTwo Hours
Test ModeOnline
Total Questions140 (Verbal Ability: 50; Reading Comprehension: 30; Quantitative Aptitude: 30; Data adequacy and Data Interpretation: 30)
Registration DatesOngoing
Registration FeesFree
Registration Link AT%2023 
Prize Money HoldersTop 100 rankers
Prize Money

First Prize: Rs 10,000

Other Prize (Rank 2-100): Rs 2,000

ICFAI Business School Hyderabad is a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, which is declared a deemed-to-be-university under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956. Established in the year 1995, IBS Hyderabad is located in Shankarpally Road, Hyderabad. IBS Hyderabad campus is spread over 91 acres of land. It is a residential campus and some of the IBS Hyderabad facilities include classrooms, lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, conference halls, seminar halls, auditorium, library, computer lab, faculty rooms, meeting rooms, administrative offices, academics office, student support services office, and career management centre, to name a few. IBS Hyderabad curriculum includes case-study-based teaching methods and creates an industry interface for its students through guest lectures and seminars, internships, industry visits, leveraging its alumni network, and much more.

IBS Hyderabad offers BBA, MBA and PhD courses. The most popular course of IFCAI Hyderabad is its MBA programme. The MBA programme of IBS Hyderabad is taught and trained through the concept of the Syndicated Learning Programme (SLP). The SLP method involves classroom sessions, group discussions, mock tests, and interviews. ICFAI Business School has collaborated with several institutions globally which include universities from the USA, Australia, and Malaysia. There are around 170 faculty members in the institute and many of them are published in international and national journals. IBS Hyderabad admissions for its MBA and PhD programmes are done through IBSAT. CAT, XAT, GMAT scores are also accepted. 

Coming to IBS Hyderabad placements, as per the 2022 report, a total of 173 recruiters visited the campus to recruit its students and the placement percentage was recorded at 98%. Deloitte Consulting, Capgemini, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, KPMG Global Services, WIPRO Ltd, EY GDS, Kotak Mahindra Bank, etc were some of the top recruiters.  

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IBS Hyderabad Highlights

Name of the InstituteICFAI Business School
Short NameIBS Hyderabad, ICFAI
AddressIBS Campus, Donthanapally, Shankarapalli Road
Hyderabad - 501203
Telangana, India
Year of Establishment1995
Campus Size91 acres
Total Courses

UG - 2

PG - 3

PhD - 3

Certificate - 3

Admission ModeMerit and Entrance Exam
Entrance Exams AcceptedIBSAT, GMAT, NMAT by GMAC, CAT and XAT
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ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad Top Courses & Fees

BBA1 CourseAnnual Fee2,50,000
BA1 CourseAnnual Fee1,00,000
MBA1 CourseAnnual Fee1,50,000
PGPM1 CourseAnnual Fee4,54,500
Executive MBA1 Course2,62,500
Certificate33 Courses15,000 - 2,05,000
PhD3 CoursesAnnual Fee1,20,000
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IBS Hyderabad Courses

IBS Hyderabad offers a total of 8 courses at UG, PG, doctoral level and three certificate courses. IBS Hyderabad UG course list comprises BBA and BA Economics. IBS Hyderabad offers MBA course at the PG level. At the doctoral level, IBS Hyderabad courses include PhD in Management in full-time and part-time mode; and PhD in Economics. The IBS Hyderabad certificate course includes analytics, data sciences, and general management. Apart from the regular course, IBS Hyderabad offers an MBA programme to working professionals as well in the form of executive MBA and MBA weekend programme. The IBS Hyderabad fees set for the courses are different from one another. Similarly, IBS Hyderabad eligibility criteria vary from course to course. IBS Hyderabad fees can be paid in instalments as well.

IBS Hyderabad Fees and Course List




Under Graduate (UG)


Rs 7,10,000

BA Economics

Rs 3,20,000

Post Graduate (PG)


Rs 16,02,000

Executive MBA

Rs 5,25,000

MBA (Weekend Programme)



PhD - Full Time

Rs 60,000 per semester

PhD - Part Time

Rs 60,000 per semester

PhD- Economics

Rs 60,000 per semester

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IBS Hyderabad Admissions

IBS Hyderabad Admission Notifications 2023: 

IBS Hyderabad admissions for various UG, PG, PhD, and certificate courses are done both on the basis of merit and on the basis of entrance examinations. Admission to IBS Hyderabad BBA and BA Economics courses are done on the basis of the marks scored by the candidates in their last qualifying examination and an interview conducted by IBS Hyderabad itself. IBS Hyderabad Executive MBA admissions are done on the basis of academic qualifications and work experience, micro presentation, and personal interview. Similarly, for IBS Hyderabad MBA weekend programme admissions, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their academic qualifications, work experience and Statement of Purpose, and a personal interview. 

For IBS Hyderbad admission in MBA and PhD courses, candidates must apply, appear, and qualify the IBSAT, GMAT, NMAT by GMAC, CAT or XAT. They will then be called to attend the selection process. Candidates final selection will be based on past academic record and performance in GD and personal interview round. 

IBS Hyderabad admission in a two-year full-time MBA programme and four-year PhD ( full-time/part-time) will be done on the basis of IBSAT 2023. IBSAT is a computer-based test with two hours course duration. The exam is conducted by The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. Candidates who have attained a valid score in GMAT^TM/CAT/NMAT by GMAC^TM/XAT from 2021 onwards can skip the test. Those who wish to take IBS Hyderabad admission in PhD, if they are IBS Alumni, M.Phil degree holders and UGC NET qualified, they are exempted from appearing in IBSAT 2023. Tabulated below are the important IBSAT 2023 dates as per the IBS Hyderabad admission notification 2023:

IBS Hyderabad IBSAT 2023 Important Dates

IBSAT 2023 ApplicationJuly 1, 2023- December 2023 (Third Week)
IBSAT 2023 Test DatesDecember 2023 (Fourth Week)
IBSAT 2023 ResultJanuary 2024 (First Week)
Selection BriefingsJanuary 2024 (Second Week)
Selection ProcessFebruary/March 2024
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IBS Hyderabad Awards & Rankings

IBS is consistently ranked among the top B-Schools in India, in the annual B-School surveys every year.

SAQS Accreditation

IBS-Hyderabad is among the first three B-Schools from South Asia to be SAQS accredited by AMDISA. The South Asia Quality Improvement System (SAQS) has been developed by Association of Management Development Institutes of South Asia (AMDISA) and European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) as a special project under the Asia Link program funded by the European Union. Some more reputed B Schools also have received SAQS accreditation and many more are seeking it.

CRISIL Grading

IBS Hyderabad was among the first B-Schools to be graded by CRISIL with a grade of A** at the national level and A ** at the state level.

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IBS Hyderabad Placements

As per the ICFAI placement report 2023, IBS Hyderabad achieved 95% placement record in many top national and multi-national companies. The highest CTC recorded for international placements in the IBS Hyderabad placement drive was Rs 58.19 LPA. Some of the top recruiters that participated in the IBS Hyderabad campus placement drive 2023 are Wipro, Zomato, Thomson Reuters, Arrows Group, Google, Oracle, Aditya Birla Group, IHS Markit, CA Technologies, Sterling Holidays, BCIL, Cavin Care, etc.

IBS Hyderabad Placement Report 2023 

Placements Percentage95%
Total Recruiters173
IBS Hyderabad Average Salary PackageRs 10.42 LPA
IBS Hyderabad Highest CTC (National)Rs 21 LPA
IBS Hyderabad Highest CTC (International)Rs 58.19 LPA

IBS Hyderabad Placements 2023 - Top Recruiters

WiproAditya Birla GroupZomatoOracle
Arrows GroupIHS MarkitCA TechnologiesSterling Holidays
BCILChillrCavin KareCore EL Technologies
CormsquarePWCVedanataDa Milano Italia

IBS Hyderabad Placements - Sectors that Actively Recruit IBS Students

SectorsPlacement Percentage
Financial Services26%
Other Services including Insurance and Manufacturing21%
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IBS Hyderabad Scholarships

IBS Hyderabad is offering scholarships worth Rs 10 Crores for the class of 2023-25. The scholarship will be offered to toppers in management entrance tests. The entrance tests and categories  that fall under the IBS Hyderabad scholarships are the following:

  • CFA/CA/CS/ICWA Qualifies
  • Wards of IBS Alumni
  • Wards of defence personnel ( Serving/Retired)
  • Physically Challenged Candidates.
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IBS Hyderabad Campus

IBS Hyderabad campus is designed to stimulate learning and create a positive experience for its students with  facilities like extensive interaction spaces, communication centres, academic blocks and cafeterias. ICFAI Business School campus has a diverse community of students from different states, and social and cultural backgrounds. Student activities, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are part of the IBS Hyderabad curriculum. IBS Hyderabad comprises a total of thirty-odd clubs, cells, and committees. Moreover, national and international inter-business school competitions, sports, arts and socio-cultural events are organised at IBS Hyderabad. IBS Hyderabad has a designated student activities coordinator and over twenty faculty members as mentors who actively work with students in organising a variety of programmes and activities all throughout the year.

IBS Hyderabad National and International Inter-business School Achievements

  • Two MBA students were among the six finalists at the Baylor – USASBE Student Case Writing Competition held in January 2015 in Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Four MBA students were in the top six of the Baylor-USASBE Student Case Writing Competition held in January 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
  • One MBA student at IBS Hyderabad represented India in the Global Youth Marketing Camp organised by Hyundai in Seoul, South Korea in February 2013.
  • A team of two MBA students won the second prize in the Baylor-USASBE Student Case Competition held in South Carolina, USA in January 2011.
  • Won the Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition 2007 organised by the University of Washington, USA.5

IBS Hyderabad Collaborations

Membership Institutions
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), USA.
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Belgium
  • Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS), Korea


Networking Institutions
  • University of Michigan, USA
  • Bentley University, Massachusetts, USA;
  • The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA;
  • University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA;
  • Milliken University, USA;
  • Oklahoma State University, USA;
  • University of Denver, USA.
  • University of Bradford, UK
  • Bangor University, UK;
  • University of Salford, UK;
  • University of Essex, UK;
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, UK;
  • University of Westminster, UK;
  • University of Dundee, UK;
  • University of South Australia, Australia;
  • Macquarie University, Australia;
  • Flinders University, Australia;
  • Utara Universiti, Malaysia;
  • SILC Business School, Shanghai University, China and
  • ICN Business School, Nancy, France.


Industry Collaborations
  • National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India
  • UAS International A Unit of United Accrual Services Pvt. Ltd
  • Global HRD Network
  • Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) Bangladesh
  • Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur, Kerala
  • BuckSpeak Private Limited, Hyderabad
  • TuniWash India Private Limited
  • Trice Systems Private Limited, Hyderabad
  • IBM Global University Programs ("IBM Corp")
  • Accrual Intelligence Manuals India Pvt. Ltd
  • Niche Brains India Private Limited, Hyderabad
  • Federation of Paper Traders' Association (FPTA) of India
  • Sagar Group of Institutions, Hyderabad
  • M/s Genpact, a global business process management company
  • M/s EcoNurture Consulting India Pvt Ltd
  • M/s Value Labs LLP, Hyderabad
  • M/s Aptus Data Labs, Bangalore
  • M/s Data wise Management Consultants Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad
  • M/s Mize Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad
  • Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) of India Ltd.
  • Texas Instruments, an American technology company
  • Virtusa, a global information technology services company
  • Parampara, family business institute
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Development and Research (IGIDR)
  • Indian Econometric Society
  • C-TARA (Indian Railways)
  • Intelligroup
  • National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
  • Indian Institute of Capital Markets
  • Texas Instruments
Academic Collaborations
  • SAS - The Power to Know
  • SAP R/3
  • SPSS
  • iThink Software
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IBS Hyderabad Academic & Industry Collaborations

IBS Hyderabad is collaborating with several international firms to train its students in specialised areas in information technology, and business analysis and research. These partnerships include the following :

SAS - The Power to Know

  • Through a learning partnership with SAS, IBS Hyderabad offers the students the power of SAS business intelligence and data mining applications.


  • IBS Hyderabad has brought the SAP R/3 platform into the classroom, to train its students on the ERP system.


  • To help students learn to evaluate business processes analytically and efficiently, IBS Hyderabad has entered into an academic association with SPSS.

iThink Software

  • IBS Hyderabad offers its students the simulation software, iThink, using which students can create models to simulate business processes and scenarios, and understand the impact of different business decisions and their possible outcomes.
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ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad Faculty

ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad Reviews

Low ROI but can consider it
By Himanshi
Mar 04, 2018 3:35:06

Overall: ROI is low because the fees for the 2 year course is 16 lacs bu if you don't get into top 20 colleges then IBS is a decent option to be adopted with a brand name and also placement is tough because of huge batch size but you need to put in 200% efforts from your side only to get what you want.

Placement: Placements has improved from last year .Average package ranges from around 7-7.5 lacs but again its tough to compete with 1100 students wih you.All kinds of companies come here but the major recruitment are from finance,marketing and operations.

Infrastructure: Campus is no doubt huge with 91 acres with facilities from swimming pool,Gym,playground for different sport activities to residential hostel,well equipped library.

Faculty: Some faculties are really good but some are just not worth it's just like a combo where you don't get everything you want but yes in 3rd semester you get to choose your faculty according to your subjects.

Hostel: Separate rooms for everyone.Its a residential campus so both boys and girls hostel are nearby to academics and also the mess or the cafeteria is nearby.

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Related Questions


riya, Student / Alumni

-Answered on July-24-2023
Let me tell the this thing that if you want to take admission in MBA than the eligibility for that is pass with 55% aggregate marks in Bachelor’s degree (any discipline) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST or CAT or MAT or XAT or NMAT or CMAT and Interview Or Completed Company Secretary (CS) from Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), subject to qualifying Interview Or Completed Chartered Accountancy (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), subject to qualifying Interview Or Completed Cost & Management Accountancy (CMA) from Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)., subject to qualifying Interview, you need to fulfil this eligibility criteria for taking admission in LPU.

riya, Student / Alumni

-Answered on July-21-2023
Placements is not that easy task to do but if you are career oriented and make small small goals to achieve big in life then you can easily get placed in not only one company but in 3-4 companies because in LPU tons of companies come every year for placements. University conduct PEP classes, mock interview classes, webinars, workshops, guest lecture from expert students kept on participating in these activities by which their skill will be enhancing and their personality comes across better. The key points for students: • Attend all the lectures, maintain the attendance always and CGPA • Attend all the personal enhancement classes by which you work on your personality and soft skill. • Just believe in yourself and don’t realia on short cuts there is no short cut in life, do hard work keep on do that after you become pro in that then do smart work it will best for you own career. So dear, LPU will give you all which you need in order to find a great job, but it is YOU who has to grab the opportunity.

rubina, Student / Alumni

-Answered on July-04-2023
An MBA is only worth the expense, time, and effort when the graduate plans to work in a business-related field, in management, or as a company founder. An MBA may not be useful for those working in other industries unless they are in management or leadership roles.The MBA is much more than a degree in Business and Management it is an experience of personal and professional growth which gives participants the opportunity to explore a variety of non-traditional careers. Professionals who are committed to making the most of their studies are also able to introduce a major shift in their current lives. Whether it is to change their geographic focus and work location or to entirely switch industries, MBA participants have a lot to look forward to. Being a student of LPU, I have information about LPU courses and I am sharing with you all. LPU has considered one of the best private universities for MBA . The Mittal school of business is one of the best B- schools of India. LPU has been ranked among The top 25 institutions in India for many of its disciplines.Mittal school of business ranked from NIRF and position is 32th among all business institutions in India. LPU’s Mittal School of Business is among the first 10 institutions in India to get ACBSP (USA) accreditation. LPU is ranked No. 2 among Indian B-Schools in 'Outreach and Inclusivity by NIRF ranking released by MHRD, Government of India. LPU provide various specialization programme in Master of Business Administration [MBA] In LPU, MBA fees vary with the specializations. Below is the list of MBA specializations: • MBA {Hons.} • MBA Hospital and Healthcare Management • MBA Tourism and Hospitality • MBA International Business • MBA Business Analytics • MBA Financial Markets • MBA Supply Chain and logistics. Building Entrepreneurial Mindset:MSB provides active support to students who wish to start their careers in the realm of entrepreneurship. The Start-Up School of LPU gives students exposure through Boot Camps, workshops, industry connections and also supports them by exposing them to industry networks. International Collaboration:Offering robust international exposure through holistic collaboration, MSB has connected with leading universities across USA, UK, Australia, France, Estonia, and Canada. This provides a chance to students to get holistic global exposure. PLACEMENT:LPU attracts more than 600 companies to campus for its students. its your passion and you’re learning from the program which land you on the highest of packages The students bagged the best placements every year it has been increasing students are bagging 18- 20 LPA packages. Yes, there have been Impeccable placement records with more than 150 companies, including ITC, Asian Paints, HDFC, Federal Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Moody’s Analytics, WNS Global, Amazon, Flip kart, COGNIZANT, OPTMYZER etc.the highest package is of INR 28 LPA was offered by VMWARE,19 LPA by OPTMYZER and on an average package will be 4LPA TO 6.9 LPA with nearly 90 % placement rates.

FAQs about ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad

Is IBSAT 2023 a common entrance for all courses offered at IBS Hyderabad?

Yes. IBSAT is conducted every year. It is the basis of admission to IBS Hyderabad courses. It is an online test with two hours course duration. IBSAT 2023 will be conducted in December 2023 (fourth week).

Who are exempted from IBSAT 2023?

The following candidates are exempted from writing the IBSAT-2023 test:- GMAT™ with score of 500 and above from 2021 onwards- CAT with score of 60 percentile and above from 2021 onwards- NMAT by GMAC™ with 150 score and above from 2021 onwards- XAT with 60 percentile and above from 2021 onwards

For IBS Hyderabad admission into PhD programme, who are exempted from IBSAT 2023?

The following candidates are exempted:M.Phil degree holders; UGC Net/JRF/CSIR-NET/SLET/GATE; GMAT™ with score of 500 and above; CAT with score of 60 percentile and above; IFHE Alumni with 3 years of Industry experience

What is the pattern of IBSAT 2023 test?

IBSAT 2023 is an aptitude test divided into four sections- Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability and Data Adequacy; and DataInterpretation. It has 140 questions in total which are multiple-choice questions with no negative marking.

Does IBS Hyderabad provide any mock tests for IBSAT 2023?

Yes IBS Hyderabad offers candidates a chance to appear for a mock test before attempting the IBSAT 2023. Candidates who are in the list of top 100 will be awarded prize money. The mock test will be held online.
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ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad Contact Number, Address & Location Map, Hyderabad

  • +91-40-23479725, +91-40-23479732
  • IBS Campus Donthanapally Shankarapalli Road Hyderabad - 501203 Telangana, India.