GEMS B-school started in 2006, located in Bangalore Palace grounds, offers earn while you learn MBA programmes, which they claim is the USP of the institute. The B-school has been ranked as the 41st Best B-school in India for 2012, according to a survey conducted by Indian Council for Market Research. Five days a week is spent in a company and students are back for academics for just two days.
You can opt for industry synergised MBA, corporate synergised MBA, MBA in retail management, event management, healthcare and hospital management, global MBA in media and entertainment and corporate MBA.
Admissions to GEMS is through customised online tests — GEMS Online Admission Test (GOAT), which is conducted throughout the year. GOAT is modelled as a one-hour test, wherein you need to clock 50 right answers in order to be eligible for admission. Post the online test, students are subjected to a psychometric analysis, which helps them find their discipline.
GEMS offers Wi-Fi campus, laptops, unlimited access to digital library, outbound workshops, case study methodology, relationship management, soft skills development and hostel facilities. Renowned business leaders from the industry regularly interact with the students on weekends. Some of the multinational companies that recruit from GEMS are ABB, Goldman Sachs, ITC, Infotech, Accenture, Infosys, Bharat Electronics Limited, JP Morgan, Qatar Airways and Jacob Fleming Conferences. “It’s great that I am working for Goldman Sachs even while as a student,” gushes Mark Rozalla from industry synergised MBA.
Dr MIM Nehruzii, Chairman, GEMS B-school says, “The school was started with minimal preparation and hence provides opportunity for good management practices, with the motto of performing ethically”.
GEMS is also present in Chennai, Hyderabad, Mysore, Puducherry, Hosur, Thrissur, Krishnagiri and Srinagar. Details at www.gemsbschool.com.