Learning@FIIB combines classroom training with experiential learning opportunities, giving students a head start to ace their interviews. Programs are designed to ensure complete involvement and participation of the student through experiential modules like Job fairs, SANKALPS, career guidance one-on-one counselling. 

Participation in these activities itself has many benefits, as it can help you boost up your confidencechallenge the inner self that helps you know more about yourself, realize your hidden or apparent dreams, showcase your talents and above all, being able to live life to the fullest. Our learning programs cater to your individual needs and help you identify your personal attributes. We not only motivate you to DREAM BIG but also to SEEK BIG! 

Your MBA roller coaster starts when you surrender to the idea of EVOLVING by LEARNING.

Message from Learning and Development

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

– Benjamin Franklin

Dear Students,

I welcome you all to the 28th batch of the management program at FIIB. Brace yourself for a career transformation that will catapult you into the ivy-league of corporate professionals who will be industry leaders of tomorrow. I am sure you are all charged and looking forward to the challenges and rewards that await you. For you to begin this journey with qualified professionals and faculty, let us commence with an understanding of the philosophy and approach to transform you into industry-leading corporate professionals.

It is important to note that the management program has two aspects. One is qualifying for the management diploma, and the other is placements’. Technical or domain knowledge helps us achieve the graduate diploma. For placements’ students require more than technical or domain knowledge; students need to become employable through the construct of Employability. Employability@FIIB is the ability to develop skills that lead to successful placement in an organization and role of choice; placement that is in alignment with the competencies and thereafter the incumbent expectation of the student. While the education imparted as students progress towards earning the management diploma encompasses the development of knowledge in the domain of management, there is a more comprehensive outlook in terms of many other competencies or skill sets that recruiters desire in prospective graduating candidates. The Employability function at the institute is thus focused on the development of such competencies or skillsets. Through a very fine-tuned and configured balance between (a)Learning and Development popularly known as ‘LnD’; (b)Faculty-Student Mentoring; and (c)The Department of Student Affairs, ‘Employability’ is a well designed and thought through approach for the career transforming experience. While details of the 3-initiatives of LnD, Mentoring and Student Affairs will unfold gradually as you settle into the program, the following sections provide you with a glimpse of these.

We are excited and look forward to being your partners, mentors, trainers and educators in this journey. In anticipation of joining and us welcoming you, we have arranged access to a course that will give you tips on how to speak and write effectively. Additionally, please also note a few recommendations of topics you could familiarize yourself with that will come in handy as you commence your journey with us.


With best wishes, 

Prof Vibhor Kataria

Head of Employability, FIIB


Learning and Development

Learning and Development are the core of Employability that has activities and a program designed to upskill students as per the placement requirements of the recruiter. Through a continuous feedback assessment initiative, LnD dynamically aligns its plan to raise the placement quotient of the batch. Interventions are scheduled across terms to gradually build the momentum, temperament and skills required by recruiters.

Faculty-Student Mentoring

While LnD is a complete function for the delivery of placement related skills, the department of LnD is facilitated by very keen and involved faculty support through a potent Faculty-Student Mentoring Program. The Mentoring program lasts for the entire duration of a student’s stay at FIIB. All faculty members are Mentors who are assigned mentees across the first and second years of the program. The mentoring programme has two objectives: raising aspirations and improving employability.

Student Affairs

While LnD and Mentoring are managed with an active trainer and faculty involvement, to foster the development of leadership skills, group working and team dynamics, students as part of student affairs lead their learning process. Here, students are in charge of planning and designing co-curricular activities that are regularly scheduled by the various student clubs. To manage the initiative of student clubs, a student council, which is the student governing body. The body is composed of a President, two Vice Presidents and Student Club Co-heads. Being a member of the student council is a matter of honour and prestige for students who qualify only after rigorous selection criteria and process. Familiarization with the following topics will come in handy:

  1. Introduction to Business Statistics
  2. Essentials of Excel
  3. Time Management to Work Smart not Hard
  4. Learning how to learn
  5. Understanding team dynamics: working effectively in teams



Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age- University of Toronto

 Time Required to complete: 8 hrs


Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups- University of Colorado Boulder

Time Required to complete: 10 hrs

MBA Foundation Courses:

  1. Accounting: Principles of Financial Accounting (IESE Business School)

Duration: Approx. 13 hours to complete

  1. Basic Statistics (University of Amsterdam)

Duration: Approx. 36 hours to complete, Should complete Week 1 & Wee 2 Syllabus

  1. What is Data Science? (Offered by IBM)

Duration: Approx. 9 hours to complete

  1. Data Science Methodology (Offered by IBM)

Duration: Approx. 9 hours to complete

  1. Excel Skills for Business: Essentials (Macquarie University)

Duration: Approx. 18 hours to complete

  1. Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset: First Step towards Success (Michigan State University)

Duration: Approx. 14 hours to complete


  1. English Grammar and Punctuation (University of California, Irvine)

Duration: Approx. 9 hours to complete


  1. Writing in English at University (Lund University)

Duration: Approx. 23 hours to complete

  1. Small Talk & Conversational Vocabulary (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Duration: Approx. 1hour to complete

  1. Successful Career Development (University System of Georgia)

Duration: Approx. 9 hours to complete

  1. Success (Wharton – University of Pennsylvania)

Duration: Approx. 9 hours to complete

  1. Finding Purpose and Meaning In Life: Living for What Matters Most (University of Michigan)

Duration: Approx. 8 hours to complete


4. Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal

  1. Converting Challenges into Opportunities (University of California San Diego)

Duration: Approx. 7 hours to complete

  1. Creative Problem Solving (University of Minnesota)

Duration: Approx. 9 hours to complete

  1. Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success (Imperial College London)

Duration: Approx. 13 hours to complete

  1. Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential (McMaster University)

Duration: Approx. 11 hours to complete


  1. Design Thinking for Innovation (University of Virginia)

Duration: Approx. 9 hours to complete

Learning Better

  1. Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

(McMaster University, University of California San Diego)

Duration: Approx. 12 hours to complete

  1. Learning Mindsets & Skills (HTH Graduate School of Education)

Duration: Approx. 8 hours to complete

  1. Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning (The State University of New York)

Duration: Approx. 9 hours to complete

Communication Skills

  1. Presentation Skills: Speechwriting, Slides and Delivery Specialization (National Research Tomsk State University)

Duration: Approx. 5 months to complete


  1. Improving Communication Skills (Wharton – University of Pennsylvania)


Duration: Approx. 10 hours to complete

  1. Speak English Professionally: In Person, Online &; On the Phone (Georgia Tech)

Duration: Approx. 16 hours to complete

  1. English for Career Development (University of Pennsylvania)

Duration: Approx. 40 hours to complete

  1. Introduction to Public Speaking (University of Washington)

Duration: Approx. 16 hours to complete

  1. Introduction to Personal Branding (University of Virginia)

Duration: Approx. 5 hours to complete

  1. Influencing People (University of Michigan)

Duration: Approx. 13 hours to complete

  1. Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups (University of Colorado Boulder)

Duration: Approx. 13 hours to complete