Consulting, Finance and Technology Majors Hire Over 95 percent of IFMR GSB students

Students Make it Big with New-age Roles in Risk and Financial Advisory, Digital Consulting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Risk Consulting and Modelling, Business Analysis, Management Consulting and Valuation Consulting

Chennai, March 24, 2022—IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB) at Krea University today announced that 165 of the 175 students who sat for placements have been hired by leading global and Indian consulting, finance and technology companies, while others have been hired for roles in strategy, marketing and operations. Notably, students got new-age roles in valuation consulting, risk and financial advisory, digital consulting, financial planning and analysis, risk consulting and modelling, business analysis and management consulting.

This year saw a total of 78 recruiters, of which 34 were new recruiters. Some of the prominent recruiters included Barclays, EY, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, Accenture, Société Générale, CRISIL, Temenos, Tiger Analytics, ZS Associates, Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Oracle, HCL Technologies, Genpact, Philips, Tata International and Northern Arc, to name a few.

With next-generation finance, technology and manufacturing operations projected to be a more than a trillion-dollar opportunity for India between now and 2030 by consulting major McKinsey*, IFMR GSB’s focus in recent years has been to marry management with operations and technology that results in exciting careers and entrepreneurial opportunities for students. This year the average salaries were up by over 10 percent across the top 25%, 50% and overall, with the highest salary offered being Rs18 lakhs per annum.

“With the pandemic accelerating the shift to digital transformation, IFMR GSB’s focus on embedding data-science across all subjects attracted a large canvas of new recruiters to the campus,” said Prof Lakshmi Kumar, Dean of IFMR GSB at Krea University “While the average salaries have grown across bands, it’s heartening to note that students are pivoting more to exciting roles that provide them long-term career growth than merely be fixated on compensation and benefits.”