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The journey from Good to Great

Established in 2004 by Padmashree awardee, Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Professor Emeritus at Kellogg School of Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management is now among India’s leading Business Schools with campuses in Chennai & Delhi-NCR. Led by an exceptional faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council and buoyed by international collaborations, Great Lakes has emerged as a top ranked Business School within a short span of time.

Vision

To be a world class management institute to develop socially sensitive business ready leaders and entrepreneurs with futuristic orientation and commitment towards innovation and excellence by creating, communicating and delivering valuable knowledge at an affordable cost.

Mission

To become a center of excellence in fostering managerial leadership and entrepreneurship in the development of human capital through quality teaching, research, residential learning and professional management services.

Our Story

2004

A humble beginning from a rented building in Chennai with 123 students joining the first batch of flagship Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM).

2005

Great Lakes launches Post Graduate Executive Program in Management (PGXPM) to help experienced executives develop general management skills.

2006

Kotler-Srinivasan Centre for Research in Marketing (KSCRM) launched with an objective to address and enhance marketing based research in India.

2007

NASMEI (North American Society for Marketing Education in India) annual marketing conference organized by the Kotler-Srinivasan Center for Research in Marketing is among the finest International conferences in the marketing area in India.

2008

Resource Conclave, an annual event, is envisioned as a platform to bring together the best of HR leaders in the industry and potential managers of future.

2009

27 Acre platinum rated Green Campus, inaugurated in April 2009, situated at Manamai, just 8 Kms away from UNESCO Heritage site 'Mahabalipuram', provides a serene and tranquil environment with ideal setting for pursuing rigorous and intellectually challenging programs

2010

Union bank center for banking excellence launched the first Financial Conference – a forum for academic scholars, financial analysts, bankers and financial consultants to present their research work on emerging issues and future concerns in Banking and Finance areas.

2011

Great Lakes extends its presence to north, adds a campus at Gurgaon.

2012

The two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) launched with a clear focus on emerging economies and their growth.

2013

Digital Marketing Conference launched - platform of discussion for Industry experts, corporate participants and management students about the latest trends in the digital space.

2014

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai is the youngest and the 7th B school in India receiving AMBA accreditation.

2015

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, is accredited by the South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS).

2016

Great Lakes inaugurates the 7.2 acre Gurgaon Campus with a focus on serving the talent requirements of the fortune 500 companies in the Delhi-NCR region.

2017

The Great Lakes' 2 year PGDM program is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA)

2019

Great Lakes Gurgaon campus receives AMBA Accreditation.

Messages
Dr. Bala V. Balachandran

"Great Lakes is the perfect recipe for a veritable feast – you have all the ingredients with which to create one of the most magical and exponentially rewarding experiences of your life"

Dr. Bala V. Balachandran
Dean & Chairman,
Great Lakes Institute of Management

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Mohan Lakhamraju

"Great Lakes has always been proactive in recognizing the global trends & shifts in the business landscape and has been pioneering several innovations to keep in tune with these shifts."

Mohan Lakhamraju
Vice-Chairman,
Great Lakes Institute of Management

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Academic Advisory Council
Dr. Philip Kotler
Dr. Philip Kotler
Member, Academic Advisory Council

Great Lakes gains from the advice and guidance of world renowned management gurus and thought leaders who are a part of our Academic Advisory Council.

Some of the luminaries from institutes such as Harvard, Kellogg, NYU, Wharton, Yale, etc. including Prof. Aswath Damodaran, Dr. Seenu V. Srinivasan, Dr. V.Kasturi Rangan, Dr. Srikant M. Datar, Dr. Jitendra V. Singh, and many more.

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Academic Advisory Council

Business Advisory Council
Dr Ratan N Tata
Dr Ratan N Tata
Chairman, Business Advisory Council

Our purpose of staying business relevant is served well by the illustrious business leaders who form our Business Advisory Council.

Some of the luminaries include Kumarmangalam Birla, Jamshyd N Godrej, A.M. Naik, Indra K. Nooyi, Narayana Murthy, Madhur Bajaj and many more.

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Business Advisory Council

Governing Council
Governing Council

Great Lakes is guided by a governing council consisting ofthe who’s who of the industry and the management world,ensuring that our curriculum always stays updated with thelatest industry trends.

 

Some of the luminaries include Mr. N. LAKSHMI NARAYANAN, (Emeritus Vice-Chairman, Cognizant), Mr. ANSHUMAN BAPNA (Chief Product Officer, MakeMyTrip), Dr. SEENU SRINIVASAN (Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University), and many more.

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Rankings

Consistently ranked among the top 10 business schools, Great Lakes has grown from strength to strength, while being the youngest institution to do so in the country.

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3rd
5th
4th
9th
18th
Accreditations
AMBA AMBA Accredited
SAQS SAQS Accredited
NBA NBA Accredited
AICTE AICTE Approved
Global Associations

Perspective is paramount for any leader. We at Great Lakes, realize this and thus, have formed associations with leading global management schools to aid our students in gaining much valued business insights from a global stand point.

  • IIT Stuart School of Business
  • Babson
  • Bauer
  • UMKC
  • Universite De Bordeaux
  • Hkust
Campus

The 27 acre campus provides a serene backdrop for the students to grow both as individuals and as professionals.

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Associations

  • IIT Stuart School of Business
  • Babson
  • Bauer
  • Universite De Bordeaux
  • Hkust
  • UMKC
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