From Denmark to IILM – Prof. Soren Ipland from Business Academy Aarhus University


My visit at IILM was very inspiring on both a personal and professional level and the hospitality was extraordinary. The students in my classes were pro- active and took great interest in the topic of Digital Communication. I gave lectures for both UG and PG, and  i was enthralled to encounter the students were very interactive and eager to learn.

I met a lot of inspiring professors at Lodhi Road Campus that all took interest in my visit. This gave me the opportunity to associate myself with interesting people and left me with a clear picture of IILM as the top university, with a magnificent staff of professors.

I commuted to Lodhi Road campus from Gurgaon for daily lectures with ease traveling. Things were quite hopeful in both the campuses.

While at ILLM I had the opportunity to take part in the Global Thinker Award ceremony for Mr. Ashish Nanda. A part from an interesting meeting with Mr. Nanda the ceremony also included a variety of delicious food tastings, as well as the experience of taking part in an event grounded in the very interesting Indian culture.

During my stay in India, we visited the beautiful sight of the Taj Mahal, as well as the city of Jaipur. The days in Jaipur was during ’Holi’, giving us a unique look into the Indian culture. The practicalities of both trips was masterfully taken care of by staff at IILM.


My wife joined me at my first week at IILM and the fantastic hospitality giving to me also included her. We were both invited to join professors and other guests to see a musical at a beautiful nearby location, again a unique experience and look in to Indian culture.

I can only emphasize my stay at IILM as a fantastic and an enriching learning experience.

– Soren Ipland
Business Academy Aarhus University, Denmark. 

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My IILM experience – Yvonne Küper, ISM Dortmund, Germany (January 2016 to April 2016)

Going abroad is always a great experience and by choosing India and especially IILM for my semester abroad was definitely the best choice for many different reasons.

One thing that I appreciate most about the Indian culture is the hospitality, which I never experienced before in this way in any other country. As long as it is possible for them they help, advise, and guide you through all kinds of situation. This goes in particular to IILM, its faculty, staff and its students.

I was able to stay at the girls hostel here on the campus for the last three month and it was really comfortable and fun, since you get in touch with so many different girls and it was really nice to have some late night girls talks or just watching a movie.

When the semester started I first had to get used to only having two or three classes a day, since in Germany I basically spend most of my day sitting in lectures, but it was really nice as you could totally focus on the classes of the day and therefore put more effort in each of it. During this semester I did not only learned more theories and skills, but what I enjoyed most was the active group discussions and experiencing the different points of view and therefore also more of the Indian culture, as they perceive some things different than us Europeans. Another great thing about the educational part at IILM is the continuous feedback that you give but also receive in terms of the lectures, rough drafts of coursework, and discussions. Also the teachers really care about their students, as you are always welcome to go to their cabin or to e-mail them in order to ask questions.

Besides my studies I was also able to enjoy my free time over here and one of my favorite memories so far was visiting the Taj Mahal, as it is truly majestic and the atmosphere around there, even though it is a very crowded place, is truly breath taking.

I really enjoyed my time here at IILM and in India and therefore I look forward to come back to visit some time, as there are still a lot more things to experience.




My Academic Stay at IILM & India

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IILM invited Prof. Gatien Beaumont from The University of Lorraine, France to Greater Noida campus in the month of February 2016 as a international guest lecturer  to conduct one of the core electives in PG – Entrepreneurship and State & Society, as part of Social Enterprise. We decided to have one on one interaction with him, and ask about his experience in India and the IILM campus in particular. It was indeed a great opportunity for our fellow students and the staff to to know what he had to say about IILM as a B-School in India. We asked him a few questions, and received a quite an insight about his thoughts and teaching experience.

– What is the relevance of the Module taken by you at IILM?
I stayed during 3 weeks in the campus of Greater Noida to conduct a course called Social Entrepreneurship. I had 3 main objectives with this course.

First, the course allowed the students to discover social entrepreneurship. Starting from an analysis of the need of people in India and the development of a social company.

Second, i acknowledged the students how consulting companies use several tips to help the companies develop their business.

Third, the students were taught how to discover the business model canvas. A very innovative and play-full technique that allow to study the business model in the developing of a company, a product or a service.


– What is your say on Faculty and Infrastructure of IILM?
The campus of Greater Noida is quiet, secure and fully equipped place to study. The library contains a large number of different works and the subscription to the business press allow to obtain current information.

– Tell us something about IILM’s Campus Life.IMG_3750

My stay of three weeks allowed me to take some time out to know the teachers and the students of IILM. I discovered a welcoming, passionate and involved educational team and respectful workers, and interesting bunch students.

– What do you think about India, and any experience so far that you would like to share with us.

This trip was my first time in India. India is an incredible country. A huge country made of contrasts. If you ask me what impressed me most in India, I would answer immediately  « The People ! » They are welcoming, generous, and open-minded people. It sometimes amuses me to say that during my stay in the IILM I learned as much as I taught.

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Bon Voyage – The IILM Global Study Program in France

In the future, the Global Study Program should undoubtedly become an integral part of IILM as the amount of learning and exposure it has to offer is tremendous. It is an excellent opportunity for every student who aspires to study abroad as well as to become independent for doing things that they have had others do for them till now. It holds great prospects of increasing one’s knowledge by diving into the culture and ways of a foreign country and see the difference in approach towards everything, between them and our nation. Moreover, it offers a lot of unforgettable moments that one would cherish for their lifetime.

As part of four-week student exchange program, 37 students across three Campuses went to Ecole de Management de Normandy Business School, France and Montpellier Business School.

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The program included the following modules at Ecole de Management de Normandy Business School –
– Doing Business in France
– Supply Chain Management
– Digital Marketing Business Project

Faculty accompanied students to France gave a general feedback on the entire experience, which goes something like –

Merits :
– There was a lot of learning involved
– The proximity of campus to the hotel (a mere 5 minute walk)
– The hotel has fully furnished and equipped apartments
– The visit to the Shipping Port
– Visits to historical WWII sites, where students gained insight into the politico-economic history of the Europe
– Ability to experience living in the integrated bloc of EU
– Ability to experience different cultures by visiting other European Nation
– Many Indian Restaurants nearby

Demerits :
– The entertainment centers are open from Thursday-Saturday
– The Institute is strict in marking and attendance (but this also brings in discipline)

Program at Montpellier Business School took place from 1st November -28th November 2015, where all the students completed four modules 1) Luxury Marketing  2) Entrepreneurship 3) Cross Cultural Negotiation 4) Doing Business in France.  The students also visited a vineyard, where the process of making wine was explained and an overview of the Wine industry in France was given.

It was a great platform for students to understand French culture and the business environment. The assessments involved creating business plans, analyzing business models, developing new product ideas and of presenting them to a group of investors. Some key skills that were enhanced through the program were brain storming and work in groups, presentation skills and business acumen.


Student’s take on his experience at Montpellier Business School , France, The experience was a very lively one and of great learning and exposure. The pedagogy adopted by the faculty at Montpellier Business School was truly engrossing for each subject being taught. Especially the luxury marketing module which none of us wanted to end! The faculty was really interactive as well and showed great enthusiasm in teaching. They were curious to know from us about India and its culture. The campus facilities were amazing as well and all the students enjoyed their time throughout the day in college, for eg. by playing football downstairs. There was a great deal of learning that took place in this one month study program that told me about the French culture and the rich history this beautiful country has.” 


IILM, India & More…

My experience at IILM so far has been incredible. The students are very eager to learn, actively participate in class discussions and want to know how business is done in other countries. The faculty at IILM are very well informed about global issues, they are extremely friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. The infrastructure here at IILM is very modern and up to date with all the latest technology. I really enjoy all the space and greenery at the Greater Noida campus where I am staying. The students there are very active in campus life as the other night as I was walking to the cafeteria there was a large fire and students dancing and giving out bags of peanuts and popcorn in celebration of the holiday of Lohri.

The module I am teaching is called Doing Business in Diverse Markets and is very relevant to today’s business world. I could teach this course to business students anywhere in the world. It is a case based course that looks at the successes and mistakes companies have made in expanding into various different countries. It looks at all aspects of the companies expansion, how the financial reporting, human resource departments, marketing and IT systems are all different internationally.

I have seen some amazing sights in my stay here in India but the highlight has to be the Taj Mahal, it is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen.

Study Abroad Semester at Burgundy School of Business, France

We learn every single day, every single second

Everybody says that there will be a turning point in life when the way your thought works, the way you perceive this world will change. IILM exchange program was that turning point in my life. I was among those students who got this lucky opportunity to stay in Dijon which changed my Life.

First week ( 23th   Agust – 1st  September)

With mixed feeling I arrived in Dijon. It is completely different from New Delhi. A calm, peaceful city with old historic mountains. Later, I came to know that it is called as a city of students.

Next day I was welcomed by the friendly teachers and staff in the induction week were we were made aware about the city. I got an international exposure as there were students from Germany, Spain, Poland,Russia, Italy,China,Korea,Africa  and many more. There were trips which were organized by school which helped us to know each other better.



Second week : (1st September – 8th September)

In this week we were given an introduction about our specialization and how we will be graded on our performImagen2ance. I was surprised to see the student-teacher relationship in France.

 It was informal yet formal. Also, a new thing I experienced was that university itself was organizing parties for us.This was something new for me unlike Indian universities.In this week I also got a chance to visit thefamous Dijon Music Festival which happens only once in a year.

Third week (9th September -16th September)

In this week our courses began and we were introduced to our teachers. Most of the teachers were globally renowned teachers and have taught in different countries. So, it was easy to get along with them. Teachers were very friendly and it was very comfortable to adjust with us. I also got a chance to visit Paris on the weekend.


Fourth week ( 17th September-24th September )

In this week, due to light schedule of our lectures. We decided to explore Dijon. We visited many churches, temples. World famous wine of france was of course great. Dijon has numerous churches and museums each having its own significant value.Imagen4

Fifth week (24th September-1st October)

A month passed away but I was still feeling that I Imagen5arrived just few days back. In this week we learnt about different marketing tools and how international marketing works. I also learnt some basic French and points about French culture. I realized that many of things are similar and basic just like our Indian culture. In this week I got a chance to visit “Alsace” a city in france famous for hills. We went in bus and got to know many new friends. Later we need to represent our countries and I was proud to represent mine.

Sixth week (1st -7th October)

This week we studied about global marketing strategy. How different luxury brands develop there strategy. This week was really great as we were involved in many group discussions and I learnt many new things.  On the weekend I also got a chance to visit Switzerland alps with a friend from Belgium. It was a great exposure as we learned about each other culture. Also, this was first time I experienced snowfall in my life.


Seventh week (7th -14th October)



This week was an amazing one as we studied about international marketing management and got exposed to new market conditions prevailing around the world. We learned about the emerging market sector. In this week I also get to know about the French wine and cheese. Unlike india, drinking wine is really common in France at public places.


Eighth week  (14th -21st October )

This week we were told about our examination days and we need to start preparing for it. We were also told the pattern of the exam and what are we expected to write. We were also told about the forthcoming vacations. All the students studied hard in this exam to copee up with classes and score good marks in exams.

Ninth week (21st -28th October) : First exam

We had our first French exam this week. Exam pattern is similar as that of India in France also. I came to know about a new culture of drinking wine with teachers if the exam is easy. This was something new for me as in india I always had that formal relationship with teachers.

Tenth week (28th-4th November):  Crazy Halloween night


This was a relaxing week as we had no classes. This was also the Halloween week. This was first time in my life I celebrated Halloween and I enjoyed every moment of it. I learned what happened on Halloween and why it is celebrated.

Eleventh week ( 5th– 12th November): Celebrating Diwali the french way

In this week along with the classes. I celebrated diwali with my global friends. India is really famous for its culture all over the world. Everybody was keen to know how diwali is celebrated and why it was celebrated. Also, this was the first time I tried my hands on cooking some complicated Indian food for them.


Twelfth week (13th November – 20th November) 

This week was a shocking week due to attacks in Paris. I observed that all the people were expressing their condolence  and our teachers were also shocked by this. I was deeply shocked seeing such attacks.

In the school I was selected as a Research assistant by my professor. He asked me to join his team who were writing about Indian culture and luxury market. It was more than delighted to help him.

Thirteen week  ( 21st – 28th  November) : My first article

In this week I was discussing about the luxury cars with my professor and to my surprise he asked me to write an article as he felt that I am good with cars. I took it seriously and wrote an article and he really appreciated me. For me, it was the first article I wrote and I was very inspired.

Week 14 ( 29th -5th  December) : Final exams

These were the exam days. All the students were inside their rooms studying and school was silent as there were less classes because of exams.

Fifteenth week ( 6th  -13th December)Imagen10

This was a relaxing week as we were done with our exams . I decided to travel in the rest of days. I got a chance to visit lyon this week with the Erasmus group of students. It was a great experience. I experienced the churches and monuments there. The significance of Merci marie etc.

Sixteenth week ( 13th – 20th December)

This was the travelling week. I visited Spain and Italy in this week. I experienced a varied culture. I tried to learn a little Spanish but I realized that’s not my cup of tea. I learned about “hola” in spain and “Allora” in Italy. All the people are very friendly in these countries and can speak very good English.

Last day ( 21th December)

This was the most difficult part of my journey. I knew this will come but I did not realize that I have made a family there. A family with which I am tied. With a smile on our faces and tears in our eyes we all decided to head towards our real home.

Sahil Goel







Gear up for The IILM Global Study Program – Canada

There’s a big world beyond IILM campus, and you can experience it all now. In order to be a responsible leader in today’s time you need firsthand experience about multi-lingual cultures, organizations, and business practices around the world. Keeping this in mind IILM offers a mandate 4 weeks Global Study Program in Canada and France. Global Study Programs are designed to strengthen student’s knowledge, skills and attitude to create economic and social value everywhere.

One of the options under Global Study Program offered to the students is in association with Fanshawe College, Canada. Module consists of Digital Marketing, including subjects such as – Google Analytics, SEO and Google Ad words. Each set of options is designed keeping in mind the fundamental importance of business learning. IILM students are required go through a well planned and structured format of the conduction of the modules as per Fanshawe College curriculum. The teaching methodology applied during the conduction of program takes place in the form of Classroom Teaching, Presentations, Case Study Sessions, Simulations and much more.

IILM as a B-School focuses on providing holistic business education learning. The core benefits that a student can expect out of Canada Global Study Program can be explained in a manner that the idea is to give a much developed and equipped form of academic experience. The program is highly classroom oriented where the module is conducted keeping in mind the final outcome of an extensive teaching experience. The program entails on providing international exposure in the most efficient manner. Along with academic course structure there are cultural activities as part of recreational initiatives which is provided at the university. There’s a regular interaction with co students and faculty of Fanshawe College. The program is designed around a 360 degree learning process for the students and visiting IILM faculty as accompanied along. Hence, Global Study Program aims at making the students job ready in this dynamic market.

As part of the admission process, the fee structure is inclusive of the travel expense and course curriculum. IILM offers Global Study Program options with two universities – Fanshawe College, Canada and International School of Management, Frankfurt, Germany | Module – International Business (Intercultural Communication). Students can choose from either of the options depending on the preference of their subjects that they would like to pursue in their career.

One of our Alumni share the experience gained as part of Global Study Program, “Thank you IILM for giving me this opportunity to learn and experience the world outside IILM campus. Global exposure by far has been my most enthralling experiences in life. From cross-cultural diversity to different market trends and challenges, I learnt the most essential side of business studies. Faculty and peers – they all made my global journey worth remembering for the rest of my life.”

All in all, IILM students experience and learn the dynamics of international markets, cross-cultural changing needs of market negotiations and various ways of doing business globally.

Know more about The IILM Global Study Program and other academic offers at IILM PGDM Admissions.