The Symbiosis Institute of International Business (formerly Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade [SIFT]), an autonomous institute of the Symbiosis group of educational institutions, came into existence in 1992 to cater to the need to create managers who were equipped to understand the changes caused by the winds of globalization sweeping across the world.
SIIB imparts a world vision to its managers through special course modules that incorporate every nuance of global business and not only foreign trade. Hence, in the year 2002 Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) became Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), with a mission to create truly global managers.
Masters Program in International Business (MPIB)
It is a two year full time residential course. It is an intensive course specifically designed for a rewarding career in management, globally. Students from diverse academic backgrounds: engineering, pharmacy, physics, mathematics, biotechnology, economics, commerce etc. provide a wholesome tone to this unique and interactive program. The program is a unique blend of theory and practices in business, both domestic and international.
This course has certain modules exclusive to the course such as International Marketing & Overseas Market Research,International Commercial Law, Exim Procedures and Documentation etc. These modules prepare the students to strike the right note when they go into the demanding world of Corporate Management. The Institute follows a semester system to ensure in- depth coverage and evaluation of every subject .
EligibilityGraduates (12 years + 3 years) from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in graduation. (This is the minimum percentage that must appear on the graduation Degree certificate and mark list). Candidates appearing for the qualifying exam in April 2005 may also apply. Admission of such candidates will be provisional and will be automatically cancelled in the event of non-fulfillment of the above requirements, or if the degree certificates are not produced before October 2005.
Eligibility conditions for Industry Sponsored CategoryCandidate may be an employee, being selected for fast-track movement by the organization, or Candidate may be son / daughter of proprietor / owner / senior executive, in an organization / Industry (Public or Private) and should be sponsored by that organization. Sponsoring company must undertake to offer / arrange for the candidate's summer and final placement. Students sponsored by Limited companies with turnover more than Rs. 25 crores will be given preference.
Eligibility conditions for NRI / Foreign Nationals CategoryThis category is meant for NRIs or children of NRI and Foreign Nationals who would be required to attach proof of their NRI status (copies of relevant pages of own/ parents passports, along with the overseas employer's certificate of parent) / nationality respectively. Foreign nationals and NRIs, whose qualifying examination is held abroad, if eligible, will be considered for admission on the basis of having qualified the GMAT and TOEFL examinations (with 600 and 620 score respectively). Such students may be exempted from the written test and be graded entirely on the basis of the remaining selection process if the scores are provided along with the application.
Master's Programme in Agri-Business Management (MPABM)
It is a two year full time residential course. Agriculture has long been seen as a sector with tremendous potential in India. The sector contributed 22% to Indias GDP in the year 2003-04 and is expected to grow at more than 5% each year, in real terms, over the next decade. This coupled with changing global norms such as the WTO rulings and increased global competitiveness, means that there is a tremendous need for professional courses in agribusiness management, and makes it one of the most challenging and exciting sectors to be in, either as a professional or as an entrepreneur.
The MPABM course is thus a response to this growing need for professionals who can contribute to and engineer the agribusiness revolution. This course has certain modules exclusive to the course such as Agriculture and WTO, Agro Export Management, Agricultural Finance, etc. These modules prepare the students to strike the right note when they go into the demanding world of Agri-Business Management.
Eligibility Graduates in Agri Sciences or Agri - related disciplines with a minimum of 50 % aggregate marks in graduationORNon-Agri graduates with minimum of 50 % aggregate marks in graduation, having a strong interest / work experience in agribusiness.
Eligibility requirement for Industry/ Agribusiness Units Sponsored CategoryCandidate may be an employee, being selected for fast track movement by the organization,ORCandidate may be son / daughter of proprietor / owner / senior executive in an organization / Industry (Public or Private) and should be sponsored by that organization. Sponsoring company must undertake to offer / arrange for the candidate's summer and final placement.
Admission Procedure for MPIB & MPABMCandidate has to appear for SNAP Test on 18th December 05. The SNAP test score will be one of the parameters for short-listing the candidates for GD/PI. Other parameters include academic background and SIIB will allot weightages as follows to the SNAP section wise scores.
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency20%
Analytical & Logical Reasoning25%
Group Discussion, Personal Interviews, Psychometric Test & Written Communication Test. The Group Discussion will be based on a case study which will be followed by personal interview. The Psychometric Test would evaluate the soft skills required in a managerial position.
The final selection of students will be based on the performance in Phase I and Phase II.
The weightage will be as follows:
Diploma in International Business (DIB)
SIIB offers an autonomous program exclusively in the field of International Business that addresses the current needs of the industry. The Diploma in International Business (DIB) is a one-year, part-time evening course, especially for working professionals wishing to enhance their qualification and promotion prospects.
The course provides a judicious blend of theory and practice and thus prepares young professionals to meet contemporary global requirements.
As the students are working persons, the emphasis is on the practical aspects of foreign trade.Workshops and seminars are organized by the students. Case studies are an integral part of the program.
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