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Great Lakes Institute of Management was founded in 2004 by Padma Shri Dr. Bala V. Balachandran with a vision of becoming the leading Management Institution in India providing Quality Education at an affordable cost and Human Capital for Emerging Economies. In 2014, Great Lakes was accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA, UK) for its PGPM and PGXPM programs and became the youngest B-school in India to receive this prestigious international accreditation. In 2015, Great Lakes received international SAQS accreditation from AMDISSA making it one of the few B-Schools in India to receive two prestigious international accreditations. In 2017, Great Lakes received another accreditation NBA for its two year PGDM program.

Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council and buoyed by the international collaborations, Great Lakes has, within a short span has emerged as a top-ranked business school in the country.

For the year 2016, Great Lakes has been ranked No.1 for its Analytics program by Analytics India, 5th among private B-Schools in India by Careers 360, 6th among one year MBA by Outlook India and 10th among top ten B-Schools in India by Business India. In 2015, Great Lakes was ranked 7th among India’s top one-year executive MBA/PGP programmes by Business Today and 9th under the category top one-year programs in the country by Business World.

Great Lakes has 50+ full time faculty and 130+ visiting faculty including over 20 international faculty from top global schools like Yale, Kellogg, Harvard, Stanford, to name a few. Further collaborations with world’s leading institutions like Georgia State University, University of Houston, University of Bordeaux, Hongkong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), University of Missouri Kansas, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany, have helped Great Lakes in globally benchmarking its programs.

Great Lakes has a 27.5 acres LEED Platinum rated green campus in Chennai. The institute offers One Year full time MBA for experienced professionals, Two year MBA with focus on Emerging Markets, Part Time Executive MBA Program, Weekend Executive MBA Program. Great Lakes alumni currently numbering 5000+ work at world renowned organizations both in India and overseas across 30 countries.


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