The Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Sricity near Chennai has been re-christened as IFMR Graduate School of Business (GSB), KREA University. IFMR Business School started offering a two-year post-graduate Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree under the auspices of KREA University, since 2017-19 batch.
While IFMR Business School will continue to retain its strong core competence and competitive edge in Finance and in particular, catering to Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sectors, KREA University’s liberal arts education will provide a strong liberal arts and ethical foundation to build a host of functional and behavioral competencies.
As a part of its re-branding process, the premiere business school of India has launched its new and more vibrant logo, too. The important announcement was made by Dr. V Anantha Nageswaran who has taken over as the Dean of IFMR Graduate School of Business, recently.
Explaining the evolution Dr. Nageswaran, mentioned, “IFMR is embarking on a new phase now. There is a big change with a strong sense of continuity. World over, universities offering business and management education are asking hard questions of the purpose of their MBA programmes. KREA University’s liberal arts education provides the answer. MBA graduates must be competent in functional areas, must be decisive and effective managers and leaders, with a strong moral compass and a firm sense of purpose. IFMR Graduate School of Business (GSB) at KREA University aims to provide top-quality management education that prepares students to be ethically grounded, be highly skilled in integrated reasoning and be effective leaders of enterprises”.
Dr. Nageswaran, a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad obtained a doctoral degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in1994. He worked for Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS); Credit Suisse in Switzerland and joined Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in Singapore as the Head of Research for Asia. He has been an adjunct faculty with the Singapore Management University and with the Wealth management Institute at the Nanyang Technological University while being a member of the Board of Directors of several companies in India. He has co-authored many books, like the ‘Economics of Derivatives’; ‘Derivatives’ and ‘Can India grow?’