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5 Indian Business Schools With Top International Exchange Programs

Find out five top Indian business schools which offer international exchange opportunities with partner institutions across the globe to help boost your career

By  Abhay Goghari

Tue May 9 2023

Whether you’re aiming to land a job domestically in India, or travel further afield after graduation, gaining international exposure while you study at business school can have a large impact on your career opportunities. 

Such global exposure comes with several advantages: learning from top-notch faculty, gaining wider global reach and networking opportunities, better alignment with global business contexts and challenges in different geographies, and developing globally competent managerial capabilities to thrive in the post-pandemic 21st century.  

Many business school students travel abroad to gain international exposure—a 2020 Graduate Management Admission Council survey revealed 81% of Indian respondents said they preferred to study abroad. However, you can also find business schools in India that offer international opportunities via exchange programs with partner institutions across the globe. 

Here are five Indian B-Schools with excellent international partnerships for exchange programs. 

IIM Bengaluru

With more than 80 partner institutes in 30 countries, IIM Bengaluru (IIMB) is one of the most proactive institutes offering international collaboration opportunities. 

The institute’s internationalization schemes include global alliances with reputed organizations, institutions, NGOs, and business and trade bodies, facilitating access to both academics and industry for students. 

IIMB has also launched international study and research centers in Israel and Japan. 


IIMB offers two-year PGP, EPGP, PGPEM, dual degree, and a few other course formats for MBA students. Important globally relevant modules include People Management, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Management, and Effective Business Communication. 

International partnerships and collaborations 

IIMB has alliances with 86 partner colleges from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, LATAM, and North and South America, for a thriving student...

ge agenda. It is the only Indian management college to have membership of the Global Network for Advanced Management, which comprises 32 top business schools, including Yale, HEC Paris, and INSEAD. 

Fees: INR24,50,000

Median salary: INR33,00,000

Ranking:  2 (NIRF)


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IIM Calcutta

IIM Calcutta (IIMC) is a top business school, ranked second in India by the Financial Times. With over 85 global partnerships, it is India’s leading MBA college with a focus on international outreach. 

Global opportunities range from student and faculty exchanges to summer internships, electives at overseas campuses, and dual degree programs. 


IIMC has a comprehensive partnership with top European institution, ESCP Business School, comprising several exchange programs:

ESCP courses

Finance, Marketing, Economics, Psychology and Management, Strategy, Organization & Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Management Control, European Labor Law and Taxation.

IIMC courses

Corporate finance, marketing management, microeconomics, behavioural science, strategic management, HRM, business ethics, production and operations management, risk management, and environment and development.

International partnerships and collaborations

IIMC has 55 partnerships in Europe, followed by 16 in Asia-Pacific, and 15 in the Americas. Some notable names are Cardiff, Durham University Business School, Copenhagen Business School, ESADE, NU Singapore, the University of Sydney Business School, Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, and Ivey Business School. 

Fees: INR31,00,000

Median salary: INR31,07,000

Ranking:  3 (NIRF)

Degree: MBA/PGDM 

IIM Indore

IIM Indore’s on international alliances says, “It is important for aspiring business students to gain both international exposure and international perspective.” True to this ethos, IIM Indore has a range of exchange programs focused on global experience, exposure, and perspective. 

Its 35+ partner colleges are spread over Europe, North America, South America, and South and South-east Asia. 


The institute offers PGP, PGP-HRM, EPGP, five-year integrated program in management (IPM), and a few other PG diploma and fellowship courses. 

International partnerships

IIM Indore has exchange programs with Universita Bocconi, Rutgers, EM Lyon, Kedge Business School, Munich Business School, the Asian Institute of Management, WU Vienna, University of North Texas, University of Denver, and Liverpool University, among many other reputed institutes. 

Fees: INR24,15,000.

Median salary: INR30,20,000. 

Ranking:  7 (NIRF)


Xavier School of Management 

XLRI’s Xavier School of Management, with campuses in Jamshedpur, Delhi-NCR, and Navi Mumbai offers excellent international collaborations for its exchange programs. 

The school’s International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) has reputed partner colleges across Asia, South Asia, East and West Europe, Australia, and the US. The school describes the objective of this initiative as “providing yet another platform for bright minds to assimilate and garner global perspectives in this ever shrinking world.” 


The school offers PGPM, PGDM, executive, and fellowship programs in Business Management, General Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, and other specializations. 

The institute’s double master’s program in supply chain management and supply chain analytics in collaboration with Rutgers Business School is a popular choice among candidates, as the world emerges from the pandemic-inflicted supply chain disruptions. 

Fees: INR35,000 to INR 27,40,000. 

Median salary: INR23,00,0000 to INR300,0000. This institute has one of the best fees-to-ROI ratios in India. 

Ranking: 8 (NIRF)

Rating: 4.6/5

Degree: MBA/PGDM. 

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SP Jain Institute of Management and Research

Ranked 21st among the top MBA colleges in the NIRF ranking of Indian Business Schools, SP Jain Institute of Managamenet and Research (SPJIMR) is a Mumbai-based institute which also boasts a Delhi campus. 

Its USPs include promoting critical and creative thinking, enhancing cross-cultural business awareness, and facilitating global networking. 


The school offers a PGDM (Business Management), PGPM, Global Management Program, and a Post Graduate Management Program for Women. 

SPJIMR also offers several part-time, online, executive, and doctoral management programs. 

International immersion

SPJIMR conducts curated multi-week and multi-month programs at Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, ESADE Spain, Babson, Texas University, and other prestigious institutes.

International partnerships

PGDM: ESADE Spain, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, and Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. 

PGPM: McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, USA.   

Fees: INR950,000 to INR220,0000

Median salary: INR210,0000 to INR300,0000

Ranking:  21 (NIRF)

Rating: 4.2/5

Degree: MBA/PGDM. 

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