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School of Management, [SOM] Manipal

About School of Management, [SOM] Manipal

The School of Management, Manipal was formerly known as the Manipal Institute of Management. It was established in 1999 as a constituent school of Manipal University, which is now known as the Manipal Academy of Higher Education [MAHE]. It is one of the top management schools of the country that offers various Masters of Business Administration courses. 

 SOM Manipal produces industry-ready graduates that can easily adapt to the constantly changing management landscape. The curriculum is regularly revised to make sure it is updated to match the current industry trends. Students are taught by experienced faculty, through a variety of teaching methods, including case studies, group discussions, presentations, assignments, etc.

The School of Management Manipal Admissions is based on management exams and their performance in the qualifying exams. Once accepted, the students have multiple opportunities to interact with industry and academia. The Manipal School of Management has multiple national and international collaborations with both. This gives the students the industry exposure they need, preparing them well for the corporate world. It has multiple national and international memberships. 

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SOM, Manipal Highlights:

The college has been in the management field for the past 20 years and has approvals from government bodies.

Year of Establishment 1999
Recognitions All India Council for Technical Education [AICTE]
Accreditations National Institutional Ranking Framework [NIRF]
Certifications ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 
Memberships All India Management Association [AIMA], Association of Indian Management Schools [AIMS], Association of Management Development Institutes of South Asia [AMDISA]
School of Management Manipal Address MIT Inside Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka - 576104, India. 
Infrastructure Facilities Hostels, Library, Sports Complex, etc.
Courses Postgraduate School of Management Manipal Fees

SOM, Manipal Courses:

The college offers courses in the field of management and provides various specializations:

Discipline Course Specialization
Business and Management    MBA Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations
MBA (Global Business) Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations
MBA in Healthcare Management

School of Management, Manipal Rankings:

  • SOM, Manipal was ranked 5th among the Top 20 B-Schools in the South Zone and 26th among the top 50 B-Schools.
  • School of Management, Manipal was awarded A++ grade by Chronicle - Career & Competition Monthly, in 2018 and 
  • Ranked 11th among the Outstanding B-Schools of Excellence and 10th among Private B-Schools in Karnataka by the CSR-GHRDC B-School Survey in 2017.
  • SOM Manipal was ranked 93rd among Top B-Schools in All of India and 29th among Top B-Schools in South Zone in the Week - Hanas Best B-School Survey in 2017.
  • Ranked 40th among the Top 100 Management Schools in Outlook Drishti B-School Survey in 2017.
  • Ranked 200 among Asian Universities and at 17th place in India: QS University Ranking Asia in 2016.
  • Ranked 6th among Top Private Universities by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD, Government of India in 2016.
  • SOM was rated AAA+ by Careers360 in India's Best B-Schools Survey in 2017.
  • The college ranked 1st among the deemed and private universities in India and 20 among all the Universities in India and 10th among the universities in the south zone.
  • SOM, Manipal ranked 1st among the top universities in India and 2nd among the top 30 best universities which are privately held.

School of Management, Manipal Placement Highlights:

School of Management Manipal has a placement record of almost 100%.

  • The School has a placement cell, which helps students get placed in their preferred organization.
  • Students get placed across various industries like IT, Telecom, BFSI, Retail, Healthcare, etc.
  • Some of the top recruiters are Al Shirawi, Dubai, Goldman Sachs Services Pvt Ltd, Amazon, Axis Bank, etc.

SOM, Manipal International Collaborations:

 The School of Management, Manipal has an active student exchange programs with International Universities, listed below:

Group T International University College, Belgium California State University, USA Australian National University, Australia
University of South Florida, USA Hochschule Bremen City University, Germany Virginia Commonwealth, USA
HMKW University, Germany IPAG Business School, Paris  

School of Management FAQs:

  1. What are the courses offered by SOM, Manipal?
    - SOM, Manipal offers courses in the field of management and provides specializations under the MBA program.

  2. Does the college provide part-time MBA programs?
    - No, the college does not provide part-time MBA programs. 

School of Management, [SOM] Manipal Entrance Exams Details 2021

School of Management, [SOM] Manipal Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

School of Management, Manipal Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for the courses offered by the School of Management is listed below:

Courses Eligibility 
MBA [Global Management]
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, with at least 50%, aggregate, in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Candidates must have a valid score in CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT.
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, with at least 50%, aggregate, in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Candidates must have a valid score in CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT.
MBA [Healthcare Management]
  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree, with at least 50%, aggregate, in any discipline from a recognized University.

SOM, Manipal Admissions:

  • Admissions will be based on past academic merit, performance in Personal Interview and Group Discussion.
  • For Healthcare Management, admissions will not be based on qualifying exams.
  • School of Management admissions will be separate for Indian Nationals and NRIs/ International Students.

Courses and Fees Structure of School of Management, [SOM] Manipal

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School of Management, [SOM] Manipal Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Master of Business Administration [MBA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 6.71 Lakh

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Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 5 Student's Reviews 6.5/10  
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This institute is recommended by 2/5 students

School of Management, [SOM] Manipal Ranking

MBA Ranking
Publication Name Rank
Outlook 42
Business Today 98
The Week 87

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by AICTE, NIRF; affiliated to Manipal University - [MU], Manipal;.

Hostel Details

School of Management, Manipal Hostel Details:

  • Hostels are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and depend on availability.
  • The School of Management Manipal Infrastructure Facilities are modern and state-of-the-art and include libraries, sports complex, research centre, etc.


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Contact Details and Location

Address : MIT Inside Rd, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka - 576104, India.
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Student Reviews

Master of Business Administration [MBA] (International Business), batch of 2019

We have an e-pad based exam system which helps the student to write on a tablet instead of a paper which makes the evaluation transparent and hassle-free. We go with interactive teaching methods like blended learning, presentations and group discussions.


Manipal is famous for its extracurricular and co-curricular activities and there are amazing clubs where you can be a part of many and excellent.

Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Marketing), batch of 2017

The college has a trimester system which has many classes of 40 hours followed by the exams. There are assignments which added up to about 60 marks of the final scores. The assignments are given in both groups as well as individually. Every subject has a minimum of two hours of guest faculty lecture and 3 to 4 assignments. The overall experience was good.


Based on the four specializations there are four clubs along with additional clubs such as Volunteer Service and the cultural club, sports club etc. Onam, Christmas and other festivals are celebrated at the college.

Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2009
  • Classes are regular, assignments and project are given on regular interval at School of Management.
  • Exams are held monthly and semester exams are held once in a semester.
  • Here the faculties are quite experienced and skilful.

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