Published: December 3, 2021 (2 years ago)

Read on to know all about ISBR and its colleges/institutes, courses, admission criteria and so on.


International School of Business & Research (ISBR) is an autonomous institute with two campuses in Bangalore and Chennai. The first campus of the institute at Bangalore was set up under the aegis of Bangalore Education Trust (BET), established in 1990.

ISBR is majorly popular for its Management courses. However, apart from Management programmes, the institute also offers undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG) and doctorate (PhD) courses in the streams of Commerce, Law and IT & Software. The institute offers its full-time UG and PG courses through its three colleges located in Bangalore and Chennai campuses. The three colleges under ISBR include:

  • ISBR Business School
  • ISBR College
  • ISBR Law College

Further, in the article, we have listed the courses offered at the three ISBR institutes/colleges along with other important details such as their admission criteria, placements, cutoffs, etc.

Courses Offered at ISBR Business School

As already hinted above, ISBR is most popular for its Management courses. The ISBR Business School is located at both Bangalore and Chennai campuses of the institute. All the courses offered at the institute are recognised by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The MBA course offered at ISBR Business School Bangalore is affiliated to Bangalore University. On the other hand, the MBA programme offered at ISBR Business School Chennai is affiliated to Mysore University.

UG and PG Management courses offered at ISBR Business School are:

ISBR Business School Courses ISBR Business School Admission Process
MBA Score in the ISBR Aptitude Test/GMAT/CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/NMAT/ATMA/KMAT/PGCET followed by Essay Writing/Micro Presentation/Personal Interview (PI)
PGDM with International Study Trip
PGDM with One Semester Abroad
Global PGDM
PGDM in Sports Management
PGDM in Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics

Courses Offered at ISBR College

The ISBR College majorly offers the following courses to candidates – BBABComBCA and MCom. However, apart from these, the college also offers one-year duration PGDM course to candidates. All the courses are affiliated to Bangalore University and approved by Government of Karnataka.

ISBR College Courses ISBR College Admission Process
BBA ISBR Aptitude Test followed by PI
BBA Aviation
BCom (Evening)
One Year PGDM PI

Courses Offered at ISBR Law College

As the name suggests, the ISBR Law College offers various LLB courses at UG and PG level. All the courses offered at the college are affiliated to Karnataka State Law University and approved Government of Karnataka and Bar Council of India (BCI).

ISBR Law College Courses ISBR Law College Admission Process
BBA LLB Score in CLAT/LSAT-India/ISBR Aptitude Test
Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Laws and Information Technology PI
Certificate Course in Constitutional Law

Courses Offered at Centre of Executive Education

Apart from the full-time MBA and PGDM courses, the institute’s Centre of Executive Education also offers executive Management courses to students. The courses have been designed considering the needs of working professionals and thus are offered in weekends. The executive Management programmes offered at ISBR Centre of Executive Education in weekend mode include:

Two Year PGDM One Year PGDM
One Year PGCC Global PGDM

Important FAQs regarding ISBR Colleges

Q: What is the full form of ISBR?

A: The full form of ISBR is  International School of Business & Research.

Q: Does ISBR offer only Management courses?

A: Although popular for Management programmes, ISBR also offers courses in the streams of Commerce, Law and IT & Software.

Q: How many campuses and colleges does ISBR have?

A: ISBR has two campuses in Begaluru and Chennai and three colleges as mentioned below:

  • ISBR Business School
  • ISBR College
  • ISBR Law College

Q: Is ISBR AICTE approved?

A: Yes, all the courses at ISBR  Business School are approved by AICTE.

Q: How is ISBR Bangalore for MBA?

A: ISBR Bangalore is a good college for MBA admissions.  In 2019, it achieved a placement record of approximately 92 per cent  with  105 placed students. Some of the reputed companies that visit ISBR campus for placements include:

  • HSBC
  • EY
  • JP Morgan
  • Adobe
  • Infosys
  • Accenture
  • Epsilon
  • Bosch
  • Wipro
  • KPMG

Q: What is the highest CTC offered at ISBR Bangalore?

A: The highest CTC offered at ISBR Bangalore in 2019 placement drive was Rs 12 LPA.

Q: Does ISBR offer Executive Management programmes?

A: Yes, the  Centre of Executive Education of ISBR offers Executive Management programmes to students such as:

  • Two-year PGDM
  • One-year PGDM
  • One-year PGCC
  • Global PGDM

Q: What is Global PGDM?

A: The Global PGDM programme offered at ISBR offers a dual specialisation with three professional certifications and three country exposure programmes. Major features of the programme include:

  • Candidates can choose a specialisation from the latest emerging areas of Management Studies
  • In the programme, candidates will spend one semester in Europe and one semester in Germany

Q: Apart from Management, which other courses are offered at ISBR?

A: Apart from Management, other courses which are offered at ISBR include:

  • BBA
  • BCom
  • BCA
  • MCom
  • LLB
  • PG Diploma in Cyber Laws and Information Technology

Q: What is the admission criteria for MBA and PGDM courses at ISBR Business School?

A: In order to secure admission in MBA and PGDM courses offered at ISBR Business School, candidates need to appear in any one of the entrance tests mentioned below followed by  Essay Writing/Micro Presentation/PI round.

  • ISBR Aptitude Test
  • GMAT
  • CAT
  • XAT
  • MAT
  • CMAT
  • NMAT
  • ATMA
  • KMAT

Q: What is the admission criteria for Law courses at ISBR Law College?

A: For admission in BBA LLB and LLB courses offered at ISBR Law College, candidates need to have a valid score in any one of the below entrance tests:

  • ISBR Aptitude Test
  • CLAT
  • LSAT-India

For admission in PG diploma and certificate Law courses at the institute, candidates need to appear in the PI round only.