IIFT 5 Year IPM (BBA+MBA) Admission 2024

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SK Agarwal
SK Agarwal
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May 30, 2024

IIFT 5 Year IPM (BBA+MBA) Admission 2024: Shortlist Soon; Accepts IPMAT 2024 Score; Check Eligibility, Criteria, Cut off, Selection Process

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) offers 5-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM). The five year IIFT Integrated MBA is a dual degree programme and leads to award of BBA+MBA. IIFT launched 5-Year Integrated MBA at its Kakinada campus in Andhra Pradesh in 2022. For IIFT IPM Admission 2024, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade accepts score of IPMAT exam which was conducted by IIM Indore on May 23, 2024. The 2024-29 is the 3rd IIFT Integrated MBA batch. Last date to apply for IIFT IPM admission 2024 batch has closed on April 23, 2024. After release of IPMAT 2024 exam result, IIFT will immediately release the shortlist of candidates for counselling round. It is expected that shortlist for IIFT Integrated MBA will consist of 10 times of students’ Intake in the programme.Following the success of IPM programs at IIMs, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) also joined the IIMs and launched IIFT IPM programme (5 year Integrated Program in Management) from the academic session 2022-23. This makes IIFT another top management institute to enter the undergraduate management education segment.


Latest Updates

  • IIFT IPM 2024 Admission Shortlist Soon after release of IPMAT exam result
  • IPM is IIFT Integrated MBA of 5 Year Duration
  • IIFT IPM will award dual degree - BBA (Business Analytics) and MBA (International Business)
  • IIFT will accept IPMAT 2024 Exam (Conducted by IIM Indore on May 23)
  • IIFT Integrated
  • IIFT IPM 2024-29 Batch will be admitted at its third campus at Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh)

IIFT Integrated MBA (IPM programme) admission is offered to young students who have completed class 12. Read below the key details and highlights of IIFT IPM programme, IIFT IPM Eligibility, IIFT IPM Admission Process, IIFT IPM Course Fees, Plan for IIFT IPM Placement process and more


Table of Contents

1. IIFT: Key Highlights & USPs

2. What is IIFT IPM 2024? IIFT IPM Programme Details

3. IIFT IPM Eligibility Criteria

4. IIFT IPM Important Dates for Admission 2024

5. IIFT IPM Course Fees and IPM Seats

6. IIFT IPM Admission Process

7. How to Apply for IIFT IPM Admission 2024? IIFT IPM Application Fee & Process

8. IIFT IPM Placements: Plans and Prospects

9. IIFT IPM Curriculum & Pedagogy


1. IIFT: Key Highlights & USPs
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the top management institutes in India. It offers prestigious 2 years full time MBA in International Business apart from other management programmes. As IIFT has launched 5-year integrated MBA, it has become another top management institute to have entered the undergraduate education segment

  • 1.1 IIFT – an Institute of Excellence: IIFT was established in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organization and as a Centre of Excellence in International Trade and Business
  • 1.2 IIFT Accreditations and Membership: The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade was granted the prestigious AACSB Accreditation on 17th November, 2021. With this the IIFT figures amongst the top Business Schools of the world which have earned this accreditation. IIFT is the Member of Academy of International Business (AIB), The Association of Indian Universities (AIU), All India Management Association (AIMA), Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), The Global Compact Network India (GCN) among others
  • 1.3 IIFT Top Rankings: IIFT is ranked #27 in National Institute Ranking Framework 2023 (NIRF 2023); Ranked #10 in Business Today-MDRA; Ranked #9 in MBAUniverse B-School Ranking 2024; Ranked 5th in Chronicles All India B-School Survey; Ranked #9 in Fortune Indian Best B-school
  • 1.4 High Placements: IIFT has a consistent record of 100% placement with high salary packages. IIFT Placement 2023 has registered 16% rise in average salary which has gone up at Rs. 29.10 LPA from Rs.25.16 LPA last year while the highest salary has registered 62% rise and has gone up at Rs.75.60 LPA in 2023 from Rs.46.50 LPA last year.  
  • 1.5 Top Recruiters: IIFT conducts joint placements for its Delhi and Kolkata campuses. 108 marquee companies made offers to the students in IIFT placement 2023. Some of the top recruiters are Accenture Strategy, Deloitte Consulting, EY, Infosys, EXL, Mckinsey, Reliance, Godrej, Goldman Sachs, Google, ITC, JP Morgan Chase & Co, L’Oréal, Microsoft, Shangrila, Tata Steel, Trafigura, Wipro, ZS Associates, Dell Technologies, Citibank, Crisil, DE Shaw, HDFC Bank, HSBC
  • 1.6 International Exchange & Collaborations: As a university, IIFT has signed MOUs with leading institutions of the world for mutual exchange of students and teachers in the area of International Trade and Business. IIFT has collaborations with 38 universities and business schools throughout the world. The key areas of collaboration with partner institutes are student exchange, faculty development programmes, training programmes, study tours and joint research. Most of the B-Schools that IIFT has ties with, are Triple Crown Accredited B-Schools. There is always a scope to learn from this B-Schools about how these keep themselves updated according to the latest technology and trends across the globe.
  • 1.7 Accomplished Leadership: IIFT is led by Prof Satinder Bhatia as its Director and Vice Chancellor. She is Professor of Finance and Chairperson (International Projects Division). Dr Bhatia has many years of experience as a faculty and researcher and has served in various key positions at top institutes and universities. The Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India is the Chairman of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
  • 1.8 Catalyst to Internationalize Indian Economy: IIFT is a catalyst for new ideas, concepts and skills for the internationalization of the Indian economy. IIFT is the primary provider of training and research-based consultancy in the areas of international business, both for the corporate sector, Government and the students community.
  • 1.9 Vast Alumni Network: IIFT has a vast and growing alumni network. There are more than 50000 illustrious alumni members spread across 30+ countries. The robust alumni network provides an excellent platform for social, educational, and professional networking opportunities.
  • 1.10 Dynamic Curriculum at Global Standard: IIFT offers a dynamic curriculum. It aims to familiarize the students with fundamental concepts of management, international business and trade. The course structure is in sync with international trade and business demand, industry requirements and expectations. It incorporates all the vital subject areas and disciplines relevant to global business, emphasizing on analytical and quantitative approach. The course is a combination of core subjects and a wide range of electives that cater to the changing dynamics of international business.
  • 1.11 IIFT launches 5-Year Integrated Programme in Management: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade offers most sought after MBA in International Business at its Delhi and Kolkata campuses. However, it did not have any undergraduate or integrated management programme for young students as are being offered by many IIMs. As such to offer opportunity to young students to study at IIFT, a new campus was launched in Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) dedicated to undergraduate education in 2022. At its Kakinada campus, IIFT launched 5 year Integrated programme in Management offering BBA+MBA degree from the academic session 2022-23

2. What is IIFT IPM 2024? IIFT IPM Programme Details
IIFT IPM is 5 year integrated program in management, leading to BBA+MBA degree on successful completion of the IPM course. IIFT IPM programme is offered to the young students who have passed class 12 or are appearing in it. IIFT IPM course is designed to impart managerial and decision making capabilities to young professionals along with integrating management education with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In line with the New Education Policy 2020, with an early induction into the programme and a rigorous and holistic curriculum, the students will be able to demonstrate problem solving skills supported by appropriate analytical techniques and will use ethical and socially conscious judgement while analyzing business situations.


2.1 IIFT IPM Awards Dual Degree BBA+MBA
The Candidates successfully completing the course requirement of IIFT Integrated Programme in Management would be awarded Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Analytics) and Master of Business Administration (International Business) by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. The first three years of the IPM programme would be based on semester system and the last two years would be based on the trimester system (as per the prevailing 2 years Full Time MBA course structure offered by IIFT).


IIFT 5 Year IPM Programme: Key Highlights 

  • The Integrated Programme in Management (BBA- Business Analytics and MBA-International Business) at Kakinada campus is a fully residential programme. 
  • Candidates successfully completing the course requirement of integrated programme in management would be awarded Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Analytics) at the end of 3 years and Master of Business Administration (International Business) at the end of 5 years by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
  • Candidates opting for exit after completing the requirement of first three years, would be awarded Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Analytics).
  • The first three years of the IPM program would be based on semester system and the last two years would be based on the trimester system (as per the prevailing MBA course structure).
  • Promotion from BBA (Business Analytics) to MBA (International Business) will be based on fulfilment of all academic requirements as per rules.
  • IIFT IPM equips students with conceptual and interpersonal skills for
  • managerial decision-making.
  • Builds leadership & team skills to enhance students’ performance in a
  • cross-cultural environment.
  • Enables the students to demonstrate knowledge of foundational subjects
  • for management studies
  • Develops good analytical, statistical and problem-solving skills.
  • Develops data visualization skills, and makes recommendations on what decisions to take based on the data analytics.
  • Imparts knowledge & skills to students for entry-level managerial roles
  • in the varied management functions across different industries

3. IIFT IPM Eligibility Criteria
IIFT IPM Eligibility for Admission 2024 is as below

  • Candidates should have passed 10+2/XII/HSC examination in arts/commerce/science stream or equivalent with 60% (55% for candidates from SC/ST/PwD/Transgender) or more in the year 2022, 2023 or appearing in 2024 latest by July 31, 2024. 
  • The candidate must have passed class 10th examination with 60% (55% for candidates from SC/ST/PwD/Transgender) or more in the year not before 2020.
  • A key component of IIFT IPM eligibility is that the candidates must have studied Mathematics/ Business Mathematics as a subject in class 12 (+2 level). This is a mandatory part of IIFT IPM Eligibility criterion
  • A candidate should have been born on or after August 01, 2004 (5 years of relaxation to the candidates from SC/ST/PwD category will be given i.e. born on or after August 01, 1999). 
  • As IIFT accepts IPMAT exam conducted by IIM Indore for IPM admission the candidate should apply and appear in IPMAT 2024 conducted by IIM Indore.

4. IIFT IPM Important Dates for Admission 2024
IIFT IPM Important Dates for admission 2024 through IPMAT exam are 

IIFT IPM Admission 2024 Activity Schedule

IIFT IPM Important Dates

IPMAT Registration & Application start date

February 14, 2024

IPMAT Registration 2024 Last date

April 1, 2024

IIFT IPM Admission 2024 Application Start Date

March 2024

Last date for submission of online application for IIFT

April 23, 2024 (Closed)

IPM Aptitude Test 2024 Exam date

May 23, 2024 (Completed)

IIFT IPM 2024-29 batch commencement

July/August 2024

5. IIFT IPM Course Fees and IPM Seats 2024-29 Batch

  • IIFT IPM Fees for first 3 Years: IIFT IPM course fees for the first three years of the programme is Rs.4 lakh per annum excluding hostel and mess fees. The total IPM Fees for 3 years is Rs.12 lakhs
  • IIFT IPM Fees for last 2 Years: IIFT IPM Course fees for the fourth and fifth year would be as per MBA(IB) programme fees set for that year. Presently the IIFT 2 years MBA fees is Rs. 21.77 lakhs.
  • IIFT Integrated Programme in Management 2024-29 is a fully residential programme. Details about hostel (i.e single/double occupancy, hostel & mess fees etc.) will be informed to the candidates in offer letter for admission.

5.1 IIFT IPM Seats for 2024-29 Batch
There are Sixty (60) seats in IIFT IPM 2024-29 batch at IIFT Kakinada Campus. The Reservation for different categories in IIFT Integrated MBA Seats is as per Government of India norms


6. IIFT IPM Admission Criteria
IIFT IPM Admissions 2024 is a two step process. The applicants should apply for IPMAT 2024, conducted by IIM Indore and also apply separately for IIFT IPM Admission 2024. IIFT will use score of IPMAT 2024 cut off for short-listing/selecting the candidates for its IPM 2024-29 batch


6.1 IPMAT Cut offs for IIFT IPM Admission 2024
Based on last year IPM cut off trends, it is expected that IIFT will have following IPMAT cut offs to shortlist students for IPM 2024-29 batch. IIFT will also release the category wise cut off marks scored in IPMAT 2024 exam. The candidates, who clear cut offs as given below, will be considered for final selection based on other parameters also.

Cut off Marks in IPMAT 2023
Expected IPMAT 2024 Cut off Marks

6.2 IIFT IPM Final Selection Criteria
For final selection in IIFT IPM Admission 2024, IIFT will prepare Merit list for selection of the candidate on the basis of his/her IPMAT 2024 Score of IIM-Indore, Academic Profile of class 10th and Gender Diversity as per following weightage

IIFT IPM 2024 Selection Parameters
Entrance test score
Gender Diversity (M=0, F=2)
Academic Consistency (Class 10th)
Marks for Academic Consistency in class 10th will be calculated as per rating scores provided below
Percentage of Marks in 10th Std. Exam
Rating Score
> 55 and <= 60
> 60 and <= 70
> 70 and <= 80
> 80 and <= 90
> 90
7. How to Apply for IIFT IPM Admission 2024? IIFT IPM Application Fee & Process
You need to take following steps to apply for IIFT IPM Admission 2024-29 batch:
  • Apply Online for IPMAT 2024 conducted by IIM Indore at iimidr.ac.in Check Details
  • IPMAT Registration & Application Fees is Rs.4130/-
  • Apply Online for IIFT IPM Admission 2024 separately
  • IIFT IPM Application Fees is Rs.2000/-

7.1 IIFT IPM Application 2024? Step by Step Process
Those candidates who wish to apply for IIFT’s Integrated Programme in Management (BBA-Business Analytics and MBA-International Business) 2024-29 have to mandatorily apply for IIM- Indore entrance exam (IPMAT 2024). Step by Step process is given below:



  • Visit IIM- Indore website (visit www.iimidr.ac.in) and fill the Online Application Form. 
  • After submitting the application successfully, note the registration number of your application as it is mandatory to fill the same in IIFT online application form.

Check important details, application process, fee and exam pattern of IPMAT 2024


  • Visit IIFT website (www.iift.ac.in) and click on the ADMISSIONS 2024 icon.
  • Fill & Submit IIFT’s online application form as per details given on the website.
  • Please note that it is mandatory to fill IPMAT-2024 registration number in IIFT application form.

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Please keep the following documents ready as you need to upload them during the submission of online application form for IIFT IPM course:
a) Recent Passport Photograph (In JPG of Size less than 100KB)
b) Your Scanned Signature (In JPG of Size less than 100KB)
c) Your scanned certificates (10th, 12th Marksheets  and category certificate, if applicable) as separate PDF files, each with Size less than 5MB


7.2 IIFT IPM Application Fees
Below is shared application fees for IPMAT 2024 Exam and for IIFT Admission application submission

IIFT IPM Application Component
Application Fees
Mode of Registration/Application
IPMAT 2024 exam registration & Application Fees
General: Rs.4130
Reserved: Rs.2065
Apply Online
IIFT IPM Admission Application Fees
General: Rs. 2000
Reserved: Rs.1000
Apply Online

8. IIFT IPM Placements: Plans and Prospects
IIFT placements are conducted jointly for both its Delhi and Kolkata campuses. As IIFT has launched 5 year integrated programme in Management at its Kakinada campus which is the third campus of IIFT, the IIFT IPM Placements for the first batch will also be conducted in 2028 along with the placement process with Delhi and Kolkata campuses and are to remain at par for all the campuses. Accordingly, the students studying in IIFT IPM programme are expected to receive same placement offers as the students at other campuses are getting from top recruiters, given the reputation of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.


9. IIFT IPM Curriculum & Pedagogy
IIFT IPM curriculum for the first three years is based on the combination of courses on Business Analytics, Foundation (Management), Humanities and Professional Enrichment. Professional enrichment is a combination of Ability Enhancement, Skill Enhancement and Creativity. The curriculum comprises of approximately 150 credits in total for the first three years. While the last 2 years of MBA-IB at IIFT is of 120 credits. The curriculum for the first three years of IIFT IPM programme is as follows:

IIFT IPM Semester -I Curriculum

  • Micro Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • English-I/English Language Proficiency
  • Mathematics
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Psychology
  • Cocurricular Activities

IIFT IPM Semester-II Curriculum

  • Macro Economics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • English-II Busines Communication
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Political Science
  • Business Organization & Management
  • Cocurricular Activities

IIFT IPM Semester-III Curriculum

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Operations Research
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Sociology
  • CSR and Sustainable Business
  • Cocurricular Activities

IIFT IPM Semester-IV Curriculum

  • Principals of Financial Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Philosophy
  • Data and Database Management
  • Live Projects
  • Co-curricular Activities

IIFT IPM Semester-V Curriculum

  • Business Analytics - Domain Exposure
  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation
  • Indian and Global Economy
  • Visual Analytics
  • Business Models and Strategy
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Cocurricular Activities

IIFT IPM Semester-VI Curriculum

  • Elective-1
  • Elective-2
  • Elective-3
  • Elective-4
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Academic Writing + Seminar (3+1)

Details of Electives

Group-1: Analytics (Select any 2)

  • Machine Learning & AI
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems
  • Social Media Tools & Techniques
  • Principles of Ecommerce & Marketplaces
  • Business Forecasting

Last 2 Years of Curriculum

  • The course structure after the sixth semester will be merged with the MBA programme of IIFT.
  • The course curriculum is subject to revisions based on industry inputs and to keep in line with the dynamic business environment.

IIFT IPM Programme Pedagogy

Combination of Methodologies: The pedagogy varies for each course depending upon the focus on theory or practical as well as needs of the students. The course curriculum will be imparted through a combination of methodologies like case studies, projects, presentations, simulation and games, role play, field visits and industry sessions.

International Exchange: The students will be provided with an opportunity for International exchange programme.


The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to contribute in the skill building for the external trade sector of India. It has come a long way to successfully develop into a unique institution involved in imparting knowledge through research and training in international business and trade. The Institute was granted “Deemed to be University” status in 2002. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has recognized IIFT as Grade ‘A’ Institution. Over the years, IIFT has emerged as a national university with focus on International Business Management and Strategy, and such focus is reflected in all three major activities of the Institute: