IIFT Executive Mba -Admissions 2018, Fee Structure, Eligibility, Placements

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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (Executive MBA)

About Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous public business school established in the year 1963, by Government of India. The institute has two campuses in India, which is located in New Delhi and Kolkata. IIFT was declared as Deemed University in the year 2002.


  • Ranked 23rd among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework(NIRF) in 2018
  • 11th by Business Today’s “India’s best B-schools 2016”.
  • Ranked in top group “Super League 1”, by Business standards with an overall percentile of 95%.

Executive Post Graduate Diploma at IIFT

The institution offers various courses out of which MBA in International business is their Flagship program along with its executive programs designed mainly for working professionals.

The executive MBA programs is offered with specialization in three different fields which are mentioned below-

Course Offered at
Executive Post Graduate in International Business (EPGDIB) New Delhi & Kolkata Campus
Executive Post Graduate in International Marketing (EPGDIM) New Delhi Campus
Executive Post Graduate in International Financial Strategies (EPGDIFS) New Delhi Campus

Students are awarded the Post Graduate Diploma on successful completion of evaluation process. The duration of the Programme is 13 months (August to September), which is divided into 3 semester.

Initially (first week of each semester), regular classes from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm will be held at IIFT Campus in New Delhi and after that Classes will be held on all weekends except the last weekend of the month. Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM on all weekends except the last weekend of each month.

Off Campus Program

IIFT also offers Executive Post Graduate in International Business (EPGDIB-HYBRID) through VSAT for working individual residing in different cities and who cannot attend regular classes. Currently, the program functions in over 91 cities across India. It is a 13-month program.

Under this program, on campus sessions are provided to students for 6 days at the start of each semester. Online lectures are provided on Saturday (3:30 PM to 6:30 PM) and Sunday (9:00 AM to 3:30 PM).

IIFT Important dates

Event Date
Last date of Receipt of Application 7 July 2018
Commencement of Courses EPGDIB/EPGDIM/EPGDIFS 1 August 2018 (Wednesday)

Important Dates for Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB- HYBRID) through VSAT-

Event Date
Application Closure 19-Jan-18
Announcement of Selected Candidates 31-Jan-18
Payment of Fees- 1st Installment 31-Jan-18 to 22-Feb-18
Programme Commencement (on campus) 27-Feb-18 to 4-Mar-18

Course Structure

Details of the course structure of EPGDIB/EPGDIM is given below-

Semester 1
EPGDIB/EPGDIM(Course title) EPDGCFM(course title)
Accounting for managers  Global Strategic Management
Business economics Cost Management Strategies
Business Statistics Economics of Pricing
Fundamentals of International management Research Methodology
Global business environment Macro-Economic Policies
IT Application in management International Marketing Strategies
Macro economics Analysis of Financial Statements
Marketing management
Semester 2
Financial management Equity Market Analysis
Human resource management Bond Market Strategies
International economics Corporate Financial Strategies
International Marketing Management Visit to Domestic Financial Institutions
International Trade Operations & Documentation Investment Banking
Strategic Management Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Restructuring
International Port visit Commodity Market Strategies
Supply Chain Management

EPGDIM (Third semester)

  • International Business Strategy
  • International Financial Management
  • International Trade Logistics
  • Management of Global Sourcing
  • Research Project

Five Electives (Students wishing to be awarded EPGDIB will select five common electives from the options available to them)

EPGDIM (Third semester)

  • Channel and Distribution Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • Management of Global Sourcing
  • Marketing Research Project
  • Five Electives (Students wishing to be awarded EPGDIM will select five common electives)

EPDGCFM (Third semester)

  • Financial Ethics
  • Financial Modeling
  • Forex Market Strategies
  • Financial Services Marketing
  • International Project Appraisal & Financing
  • Financing International Trade
  • Visit to International Financial Institutions

IIFT Executive MBA Application Process

The application form is common for all the 3 courses. The candidates are required to mention choice of program according to their preference.

Online Mode:

  • Interested candidates can download the form from the official website
  • Once the application form is downloaded, the candidates need to fill in all their personal details such as Name, Father’s name, E-mail ID, contact number etc and professional qualification such as percentage in class 10th, 12th, undergraduate etc. Columns related to work experience, future plan etc. must be filled with utmost care as the candidates will be shortlisted for Essay Writing/GD/PI on that basis.
  • The duly filled application form must be mailed to IIFT along with a Demand Draft or Pay Order of Rs 1500 drawn in favor of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade payable at New Delhi
  • Application fee of rupees is Rs 750 for SC/ST/PH candidates
  • Filled-in applications with enclosures and evidence of payment of Application Fee should be uploaded latest by 7th July 2018

Offline Mode:

  • The form can also be purchased in cash from IIFT campus
  • SC/ST/PH Candidates purchasing forms under this category are required to present a copy of caste certificate at the time of purchase
  • Applications with enclosures should reach IIFT by July 7, 2018 at the following address:

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
B-21, Qutub Institutional Area
New Delhi-110016

Documents required:

  • Class 10th mark sheet
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Three year or four year under-graduate certificates/mark-sheet from a recognized University of Institution
  • Passport size photographs
  • Work experience certification (if any)
  • Caste certificate for reserved categories- Candidates should present their original certificate while applying


  • Application fee is not refundable.
  • The candidates must fill the form completely as incomplete forms will be rejected.

Admission Procedure

Selection for the seats of all three courses are done on the basis of application form analysis followed by GD, Essay writing and Interview.

Essay writing/GD/PI:

  • After the application process is completed, the institute will issue the list of candidates shortlisted for Essay Writing/GD/PI.
  • Essay writing: Candidates are asked to write essay on the topic which is given to them on the spot and time limit is allotted for its completion. Generally the essay topics are from the current trending events or laws (e.g.: GST) or any business related trend in the market.
  • GD/Group discussion: After essay writing test is done, GD is organized to test the communication and presentation skills of a candidate which plays a major role in their selection for the course.
  • Personal Interview/PI: The candidates will be asked questions related to current affairs, business news and global business trends. Questions related to their work experience and future plans are asked in details, so candidates are advised to prepare well for that.

After all the procedure is done, the institution releases the list of shortlisted candidates for the course and they are called for the admission formalities (fee payment) and then they are given their enrollment or roll-numbers of their respective course.

IIFT Executive MBA Fee structure

The IIFT executive programme fee for the entire course is Rs. 4,75,000 payable in three installments and Rs. 10,000 as alumni charges. Installment details are given below:

Payment(Installments) Amount(INR)
First installment at the time of admission Rs 1,75,000
Second installment at the start of second semester Rs 1,50,000
Third installment at the start of third semester Rs 1,50,000
  • The total fee for Executive MBA for SC/ST/PH candidates is rupees 1, 75,000 which is payable in three installments.
  • SC/ST/PH candidates are also allowed 50% concession on admission fees for executive MBA course.

The fee for various courses at IIFT is mentioned below-

Program Fees (approx.)
General/OBC SC/ST/PH International Candidate
Rs. 7.60 LPA Rs. 3.5 LPA USD 27,500 p.a.
Rs. 7.50 LPA Rs. 3.75 LPA USD 25,000

IIFT Executive Programs Eligibility Criteria

The Executive Programmes are open to working managers and self-employed individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Candidate must have a Post-Graduate Degree/Engineering Degree OR equivalent from any recognized University or Institution and managerial work experience of not less than three years OR
  • Candidate must have passed Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution and must have managerial work experience of not less than FIVE years.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Only the work experience after meeting the eligibility qualifications, as on 30th April 2018 will be considered.
  • Candidate must provide Company sponsorship or No Objection Certificate from the employer at time of admission.
  • There is no age limit for applying to the executive course.
  • Seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/PWD candidates as per Government of India rules.

IIFT Placements

IIFT Placements of the 2017 batch witnessed a good number of foreign offers from various companies based out of US, Singapore, Middle-East, Nigeria and Australia. The placements also saw a steep increase in the number of offers from the e-commerce companies.

Many reputed companies visited the college and hire students, the final report of 2017 placement can be seen using the following link:

2015-2017 placements at a glance-

 2015- 2017 Batch
Total No. of Students Participating 258
Total No. of Companies 94
No. of PPOs/PPIs 74
Average Overall CTC 18.41 LPA
Highest Domestic CTC 26 LPA

Summer Internships:

The summer internships for the batch of 2015-2017 were successfully completed. This year IIFT witnessed its largest ever batch getting placed in record time with 12 international internship offers.

2015-2017 Summer Internships

Particulars  2015 – 2017 Batch 2014 – 2016 Batch
Batch Strength 268 258
No. Participating Companies 96 94
Average Stipend Rs. 1,10,000 Rs. 87,000
Highest Stipend Rs. 4,00,000 Rs. 4,90,000

Contact Details

Delhi Campus
Address IIFT Bhawan, B-21,

Qutub Institutional Area

New Delhi- 110016

Telephone Number 91-11-39147200
Fax 91-11-26853956
Kolkata campus
Address Chowbagha Road,

Ward number 108, Borough XII,

Kolkata 700107

EPABX 91-33-24195700
Fax 91-33-24432454

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