Dual Degree Program in International Business

The Symbiosis Institute of International Business, located in Pune is an initiative under the name of the prestigious Symbiosis institutes that caters to the rising demand of global managers in the current economic scenario. Offering state-of-the-art infrastructure and strong academic foundations, SIIB has evolved as one of the most preferred destinations for students wanting to pursue management with a global perspective. The MBA in International Business is their flagship program that allows students to understand the intricacies of management in the dynamic economic environment of today. The curriculum for international business covers diverse topics like foreign languages, trade policies, Forex risk management, etc. through a perfect blend of academic training coupled with practical exposure. Given the efforts invested by SIIB, the MBA in International Business has emerged as one of the most sought after and reputed courses of the country. In fact, as part of the Symbiosis Dual degree program conducted at SIIB, selected students can pursue an additional degree from the associated international colleges along with their regular MBA in International Business.
SIIB also holds the distinction of being one of the few institutes to develop integrated courses in the field agriculture business and energy as well. In spite of being a farming oriented economy; India does not offer many options to students willing to pursue a post graduate degree in Agriculture. SIIB’s MBA in Agriculture program was initiated as a result of this insight to cater to the rising demand for professionals in the agribusiness sector. Over the years, the MBA in Agriculture program has emerged as a unique course that trains students to transform into professionals who can then become the torch bearers of an agribusiness revolution. Apart from this, SIIB also offers a detailed program for students willing to pursue a post graduation degree in the energy sector. The MBA in Energy and Environment is a one of its kind program instills amongst the students an understanding of the energy sector so as to evolve into assets for the organizations that they join in the future.
The glorious journey of twenty years continues to inspire SIIB, as the institute moves ahead on the road to become the powerhouse of talent for companies when it comes to recruiting managers with a global perspective. SIIB has to its credit several accolades in terms of successful placements, student achievements and global recognition. Students from SIIB have emerged as successful leaders across multiple sectors. A noteworthy example is SIIB alumnus, Diyanand Kaul from the MBA in Agriculture batch who has authored a book on ‘Carbon Sequestration & Land Use’ that talks about the after effects of climatic changes on human activity.
As part of its interactive efforts to facilitate students learning, SIIB organizes several guest lectures by industry experts. Recently the institute had organized a lecture on E-waste management by Dr.Laxmi Raghupati for the students of MBA in Energy program. The students of MBA in International Business program were treated to an enriching experience in a guest lecture by Mr Praful Talera (CEO of Dynamic Logistics)on the topic: “The Strategic Flow and the Challenges of the International Trade”.
Being home away from home, the SIIB campus also sees students participate in several festivities all throughput the year. Early this month, the students at SIIB also came together to host a grand Durga Puja celebration coupled with a Bengali food festival at the campus. Keeping the festive spirit alive, SIIB students also hosted Joyfest under their social initiative arm, Prayatna. The students of SIIB are now gearing up to host Navratri celebrations on the 20th October. In fact, SIIB has already made plans to initiate 2013 with a bang as, ‘Anusmruti ‘and IGNISENSE , SIIB’s major events are scheduled for January 2013.
Amidst all the festivities, SIIB’s joy was doubled as few students from the MBA batch of seniors received pre-placement internship offers. The Symbiosis Institute of International Business has always believed in helping students nurturing their true talent and thereby witnessing their true transformation into global managers. Through its interactive learning practices and a holistic academic environment, SIIB will continue to work towards nurturing students to evolve into global managers.
The institute is all set to welcome the new batch. Yes! Admissions 2013-2015 are now open. Interested students can register themselves at www.siib.ac.in You can also follow us on our facebook page else twitter handle (@SIIB_Pune) for the latest updates.

Established twenty years ago, SIIB started as SIFT, one of the first institutes to offer an MBA in International Business. The MBA in International Business continues to remain SIIB’s flagship course even today. Currently the program covers foreign languages, trade management, forex, international policies, risks involved and several other issues that allow the students to broaden the perspectives and adapt their thinking capacities.

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