Established in 1992 as an autonomous body named Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT), Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) today functions as a part of Symbiosis International University doing away with a trade limitation and opening its doors to a business based education that encompasses all international trade. Known to be among the most acclaimed business schools of the country, offering MBA courses in International Business (IB), Energy and Environment, and Agri-business Management, SIIB has been recognized as a top B-school with a perspective that combines leadership credibility with exceptional academia. With many coveted accreditations in its name, SIIB ensures an academic experience that instils a commendable personality directed with a holistic approach to serving as a good Samaritan. The institute takes pride in promising 100% placements for all its students with the interest it attracts among companies worldwide, initiating its alumni to different niches of the business industry. Companies from various sectors, namely, Banking, IT, Manufacturing, Consulting, Agri-Input, Energy and Environment, recruit students from the business school because of the diversity in its programs.
SIIB shares international collaborations such as a global exchange program with Berlin Hallam University, UK; Semester exchange program of Flensburg University, Germany; Semester exchange program with Dauphine University, Paris; Semester Exchange program with LISBON School of Economics and Management, Portugal; Summer School with Hochschule Bremen, Germany and Summer School with Telecom Ecole de Management, France.
It has been awarded recognition and rankings across the globe. GHRDC (Global Human Resource Development Center) ranks SIIB as the 35th best B-school in West-Zone, Outlook identifies it as the 33rd Best Management School in India and Career 360 considers SIIB as the 25th Best Private B-school with AAA+ grading.
Located strategically in a prime location in Pune, the institute has been acknowledged for offering a sophisticated blend of theory preparing its students to face the global world of commerce. The admission procedure demands from the applicants to have a relevant Bachelors degree and a valid score in the entrance exam SNAP, after which the shortlisted candidates are called for further rounds of Group Exercise, Personal Interview and a written ability test (GE-PIWAT). To facilitate meritorious individuals with financial difficulties, the institute does not look away from offering need-based scholarships. SIIB grants a Symbiosis Society Foundation Scholarship, a Malhotra Weikfield Foundation Scholarship, several Alumni scholarships, a Sports Scholarship from Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and foreign student scholarships as well.
A campus spread over 2 acres of land; SIIB is conveniently equipped with accommodation facilities for both male and female students and each hostel has its own coffee shop and canteen, a healthcare center managed by the Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) with its own medical officer and several specialist doctors who conduct an annual health check-up each year, an SIIB library with more than 16000 books relevant to the courses offered in the institution, an SIIB auditorium with a capacity of 350 people which serves as the ideal venue for the occasional workshops, events, seminars and guest lectures, and an IT Research Center with functional Wi-Fi connectivity.