How We Started
The Symbiosis Institute of International Business was founded in 1992 as Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT). As the global business world expanded tremendously, the founders felt the need to pro-actively transform the institute from one of foreign trade to an all-encompassing ‘International Business’ and hence SIFT metamorphosed into Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB).
It was not only the name of the institute that underwent a change but also its aim which became more wider to cover global aspects as it moved to a brand new campus equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure. Such changes were welcomed and appreciated by one and all in the following years. In the process, SIIB won much coveted accreditations making it one of the preferred destinations for MBA education in India.
Today, SIIB stands as one of the premier business schools in the country. Through all these years it has provided students not only a strong academic foundation but also ensured a smart personality along with instilling in them a holistic approach to become a good citizen of the country.
The institute can boast of 100% placements since its inception in leading companies around the country and around the globe that is reflected through an array of our alumnus spread across diverse geographical domains.
SIIB is also recognized as the center for two more elite programs MBA (AB) Agri Business which began in 2004 and MBA (E&E) Energy & Environment, a niche program which was launched in 2009 to cater to the latest energy and environmental needs by way of providing round the clock updated and upgraded syllabi and mapping the same with the corporate needs so that our students have an edge in not only placing themselves but also in becoming entrepreneurs.
In 2002, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India conferred the "Deemed to be University" status on Symbiosis, and further in 2006 the UGC vide its notification withdrew the word Deemed and renamed the University as Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU). SIU is accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade. For more details on SIU, please visit Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
The Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), established as SIFT in 1992 is a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and is one of the highly acclaimed business schools in the country.
SIIB has been recognized as a B-School that combines an excellent academic foundation with a strong leadership perspective. In an increasingly globalized world, SIIB is ahead of the curve as its pioneering work in commencing focused MBA programs in International Business (1992), Agri-Business Management (2004), and Energy & Environment (2009) has been lauded by the industry. This foresight has proved very valuable for organizations that seek global managers in diverse functional areas. SIIB therefore has a strong track record of excellent placements. Besides bringing to the campus young, vibrant minds from diverse disciplines, fostering a healthy exchange of ideas, the diversity of programs, has helped to create a unique synergy in the curriculum, with the pivotal fulcrum of international business.
SIIB thus has a unique advantage to train young professionals who can take on the challenges of global commerce in the domestic as well as the international arena.
SIIB has International collaborations such as:
- Global exchange programme with the Berlin School of Economics & Law [BSEL], Germany
- Summer School with Hochschule Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
- Summer School with Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
- Summer School with The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- Semester exchange programme of Flensburg University of Applied Science, Germany
- Semester Exchange Programme with Dauphine University, Paris
- Semester Exchange Programme with Leeds Beckett University, UK
- Semester Exchange Programme with LISBON School of Economics and Management, Portugal
- Semester Exchange Programme with Leibniz University, Hannover Germany (Only for Agri-Business)
- Semester Exchange Programme with RUDN University, Russia