Fortune Institute of International Business - Interview with Radhika Shrivastava, Executive Dean
Fortune Institute of International Business, founded in 1995 is an AICTE approved institute. The PGDM programmeoffered by the institute has been granted equivalence to MBA by the Association of Indian University (AIU). In an interaction with Careers360, Radhika Shrivastava, Executive Dean of Fortune Institute of International Business details the institute’s mission, legacy, admission procedure, courses offered, and more. Read the full interview with Radhika Shrivastava of Fortune Institute of International Business below.
Careers360:Please throw some light on the institute’s mission and legacy.
Radhika Shrivastava: It started with a vision to educate the next generation for contributing not only to business but also society and the world. In the last 26 years we have held true to that vision. Today, at FIIB we prepare for success readiness, young management candidates who can add not only to the businesses but society as well. We offer career-oriented education and focus on only candidate’s individuality in a threefold way by giving the best knowledge and inputs, experience outside the classroom and support in the form of numerous mentors, advisors, friends, faculty, etc.
Careers360: Tell us about the courses and the programmes being offered by the institute.
Radhika Shrivastava: The institute has come up with various management programmes which not only lets students be good decision makers but also problem solvers. The specially designed courses help students to learn how to deal with business and solve problems using various analytics. All the courses have good analytics thatenable students to work with the latest emerging tools. The institute believes in offering a career track to the students providing a bouquet of aligned courses helping them pursue the kind of career options existing for them.
Watch the full interview with Radhika Shrivastava below
Careers360: What is the admission procedure and the cutoff?
Radhika Shrivastava: Candidates wishing to apply for the available courses by FIIB must have passed qualifying examinations suchas CAT, MAT, XAT and CMAT. The process of applying for the admission and filling the application form is wholly online. Candidates can apply by going through the official website of the institute. The selection process is concluded with an interview with the faculty and alumni panel.
Careers360: Tell us about the rich diversity that the institution has to offer.
Radhika Shrivastava: The campus of the institute is gender-friendly putting a tremendous sense of security in the hearts of the students. Almost half the batch of every programmeconsists of women. Also, more than 50% of faculty are women. Out of 13 of the institute, 7 departments are headed by women. Students hailing from more than 17 states of India are presently admitted to the institute. The premise is a melting pot of people coming together from different cultural backgrounds.
Careers360: What is the placement procedure and what is the highest salary package being offered to the students?
Radhika Shrivastava: Placements at the Fortune Institute of International Businesshave remained 100% for almost every year except for 2020 and this is because of the pandemic. The placement rate for 2021 is 85%. The highest package is around17 lakhs while the average salary package is between 6 - 6.5 lakhs. Students get placed in roles of consulting, research, sales, FMCG and BFSI.
Careers360: Is there any hostel facility for the students?
Radhika Shrivastava: No, the institute does not provide any hostel facility to the students. However, it has various tie-ups with various paying guest accommodation available near the institute premises. The admission office of the institute provides help to students looking for accommodations nearby.
Careers360: Does the institution provide any internship opportunities to its students?
Radhika Shrivastava: Yes, the institute offers various corporate internship programmes for students to flourish. They can be three-month programmes (12 weeks) where students get to intern in a company in the area/location of their choice, two-week social internship programmes where students get the opportunity to work with an NGO under guidance of various faculty, supervisors and mentors and finally the two week internship that includes an experiential programme in business simulation module with mock companies to allow students to make decisions and gain experience.
In addition, there is also a live project (such as Marg Darshak) which provides various live projects that students can complete. These internship plans inculcate a sense of responsibility in the hearts of the students helping them in understanding themselves and figuring out what is good for them or not when it comes to making career decisions.
Careers360: What kind of students should choose your institution?
Radhika Shrivastava: The motto of the institution says “Enter to learn, live to succeed”, and truly offers energizing collaborative courses that focus on the success of the student community. Students who have the drive, confidence and a good track record of achievements to really change things in society as well as the world are the ones who suit this institution.
Careers360: How do you think the institute encourages its students to become a better leader of the future?
Radhika Shrivastava: The institute believes in making students learn that there is more to experience outside of academics. It offers an opportunity to the students to pursue a career that they deserve and which they will use to change the society and world At the same time students are also prepared for long term career success.
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Got 80 percentile in mat. I live in delhi , should I go for FIIB delhi or should look colleges in Pune like pibm & iims pune?
As per your MAT Score, you can also opt for IILM Lodhi Road campus , as it is the oldest campus situated in the heart of Delhi with an huge Alumni base of 1200+ with most of them at senior positions. The faculty student ratio is the best here , a lot of one-on- one mentoring is provided to develop student personalities , CVs and also prepare them for the selection processes . We have some of the good companies on campus for SIP & placements like HDFC , Loreal , Khimji Ramdas , Modelez , deloitte etc.
jims kalkaji or fiib which is best for pgdm in finance?
Both JIMS Kalkaji and FIIB Delhi are leading and premier B schools of India. Both the colleges have excellent faculties and also enriched with world class infrastructure. But in Fortune Institute of International Business Delhi, the placement record in better compared to JIMS Kalkaji. Many of the top recruiters visit the campus for the recruitment such as Aditya Birla group, Genpact, Citi bank, Deloitte, Fecathlon , ITC and many more.
The highest salary package offered was 19 lakhs while average salary package offered is around 6.5 lakhs per annum.
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which is good for mba, christ university bangalore or isme bangalore or gibs or alliance school of business or universal business school raigard or ipe hyderabad or jaipuria instuite of management or Aims or NIT WARANGAL OR VIT or fiib ??
I'll recommend you to go for Alliance business school over other options as it's provide good facility, brilliant faculty, decent placement and a lot of exposure to it's students. Also Alliance Business Academy is one of the most preferred institutes for management training in India, which was established by Alliance Business School in the year 1996. The institute is known for imparting new skills and techniques that are often required to tackle emerging challenges in the field of business management.
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fiib or bhartiya vidya bhavan usha & lakshmi institute of management which is better?
Both the colleges are good but FIIB is having all relevant approvals and accreditation like AIU, NBA which makes PGDM equivalence to MBA. You will get excellent corporate and global exposure during the course.
jims rohini or fiib which college is best for pgdm?
Both are good colleges they are having all the important accreditation and approvals (AICTE, AIU, NBA) but if you compare FIIB will give you excellent corporate and global exposure for its students and more focus on experiential learning method and emphasis on long term career goal.