Top Private MBA Colleges in Chennai

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

Also Known As: LIBA

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), established in 1979, is one of India’s premier management institutes. LIBA is managed by Jesuits of the Loyola College Society well-known for their outstanding contribution to higher education. LIBA offers primarily a two-year full-time PGDM course, approved by AICTE and recognized by AIU. It also offers other programmes: Part-time PGDM (AICTE approved), Ph.D. (affiliated to the University of Madras) and one-year executive diploma programmes. Management Development Centre offers various customised programmes (short-term and long-term) with a focus on skill development. LIBA focuses on the holistic formation of students in all quotients, viz., intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual. Admission to the two-year, full-time MBA is through the XAT examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Since the academic year 2012, LIBA has also accepted CAT scores. Candidates applying to LIBA will be short-listed on the basis of their XAT and CAT scores. Final selection of short-listed candidates is based on a group discussion and a personal interview; these are held at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

Management Development Centre

LIBA’s Management Development Centre designs, develops and conducts customized programmes to suit industry needs. The focus is on creating skill-development programmes that equip managers with the required expertise.

  • Long-term executive programmes
  • Short-term executive programmes
  • Management development programmes
  • Consultancy


Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Also Known As: Great Lakes Chennai

Great Lakes Institute of Management (also known as Great Lakes or GLIM) is a private business school in India. It was founded in 2004 by Bala V. Balachandran a professor at Kellogg School of Management with its first campus in Chennai. Great Lakes Institute of Management is among the first business schools in India to offer a one year full-time management programme. It’s one year Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) became the first one year full-time management programme to be accredited by India’s higher technical education regulator AICTE in 2008. Since 2012, Great Lakes has also started offering the traditional two-year PGDM programme. Great Lakes is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK, one of the three main global accreditation bodies in business education. Great Lakes is the youngest and 7th institute in India to get accreditation from the association. Selection criteria in GLIM is based on CMAT, GMAT, XAT and CAT exams. CAT cut off score is 300.