Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is India's best Business School (www.iimahd.ernet.in). 

IIMA was set up by the Government of India in collab oration with Government of Gujarat and Indian Industry as an autonomous Institute in 1961. Conceived not only as a business school but also as a management Institute, IIMA builds on over 45 years of excellence and leadership in management education. Rated as India's best and Asia's foremost Business School, IIMA continues to be ranked as one of the finest institutions in the world; having an academic rigour that matches the top league. With a distinguished faculty, an exceptional student-faculty ratio, and a 100-acre world class campus conducive to continuous learning, IIMA is an Institute that sets international standards in the field of management education.

The Institute is the pioneer of the case study method to management education in India, the result of its early collaboration with Harvard. A student-centered methodology entails working in group and encourages intense participation, as students learn to present their perspectives, defend their stand and think through management problems.

IIMA's mission is to help India and other developing countries improve their managerial practices both in the private and in the public sector, and adopt superior public policies. It seeks to do this through producing risk-taking leader-mangers who will pioneer new managerial practices and set new standards; through producing teachers and researchers who will generate new idea of international significance; and through purposeful consulting aimed at helping client organizations scale new heights.

SmartGlobal is the regional partner and distributor of IIMA's Executive Education programs. SG manages the regional IIMA site (http://www.iimaindubai.org/).