The International School of Management Excellence or ISME, in short, is a private business school in Bangalore. The establishment of the school was in the year 2006, and since then it has managed to get AICTE approved. The ISBM School of Management is an affiliate of the Bangalore University and all degrees awarded are from Bangalore University. ISME prides itself in the fact that many of its faculty have international work experience or are alumni from International universities. The school has undergraduate and postgraduate programs and gets the chance to study abroad through the school’s many international partnerships.


ISME’s PGDM program is the flagship program of the school. It is AICTE approved, and NBA accredited. The program is an intensive preparation for aspiring professionals and managers before they get jobs. The program benefits from the modern infrastructure and career-oriented curriculum taught by the best teachers in the management field. The program is available in four specializations: finance, marketing, human resources, and business analytics. There are also four minor specializations that students can choose from digital marketing, fintech, logistics and supply chain management, and technology product management.

Eligibility and admission process

Any student who wishes to study PGDM at ISME school of Management needs to have completed a bachelors degree or a masters degree in any field. Science, Commerce, Management, Arts, Engineering, Technology, etc. Additionally, the student must have scored at least 50% aggregate marks in their previous educational degree. Shortlisted students will be called for an interview. Submission of applications are online, and all document, including a management entrance exam score like MAT, CAT, CMAT, XAT, etc. need to be uploaded online.


To help the students add to their knowledge, the ISME School of Management has in place specific certification courses. Students have the choice between Six Sigma Green Belt certification from KPMG, Business Strategy Game of Prof. Arthur Thomson of the University of Alabama and Value Added Term. These certifications are a valuable addition to any student who chooses to study. They come with rave reviews from past students who have taken it and track record of its benefits.

International opportunities

One of the main reasons why a PGDM degree from ISME is popular is due to the many international studies and work opportunities available. There is a summer program taught at the London School of Economics that is available every year. Additionally, there is also an educational trip to Singapore and a two-week program to Carleton University, Canada.


Over the past twelve years, that ISME has been in existence, it has enjoyed an impeccable placement record. The quality of education and grooming the school does to each student is evident in the placement record. Students have also had the opportunity to be placed in international organisations. To help in the placement activities, the school also has a Student Placement Committee to guide and support the students. Some of the organisations where the students from  ISME School of Management have secure jobs are CPC, Henkel, ITC Ltd., Unibic, HSBC, Drona Capital, Amazon, Flipkart, HCL, Wipro, etc.

Beyond academics

Besides the traditional classroom education, ISME also places importance on extracurricular activities. The school has helped build several clubs like a sports club, social club, academic club, literary club, etc. These clubs prove to be a place for students to get together and practice life skills by organizing events and more. There is also a finance club, HR club, marketing club, and an entrepreneurship cell.

ISME has a lot to offer to students. There are many pit stops in place to ensure students succeed in what they do. The opportunity to do summer school abroad as well as the opportunity to study under an international professor is a big boon. ISME is the business school to take admission in for all aspiring managers.

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