Great Lakes Institute of Management    

AIMS International


Great Lakes Institute of Management  was founded in 2004 by renowned management professor Padma Shri Dr. Bala V Balachandran. In a short span of just over a decade, Great Lakes has emerged as one of India’s top 10 B-Schools, in rankings by various top Business magazines. Great Lakes has two campuses in India – Chennai and NCR. The 27.5 acre campus in Chennai, which is one of its kind is the first LEED certified platinum rated campus in South Asia. 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. Global collaborations with world's leading institutions such as Georgia State University, Nanyang Technological University, University of Houston, University of Bordeaux and HKUST have helped the institute in globally benchmarking its programs. The Unique Karma Yoga program, empirical studies, live trading in Bloomberg terminals are some of the examples of Great Lakes’ experiential learning methodology. The institute has an alumni base of over 5000 alumni spread across 30+ countries.

 Key Features 


  • AMBA and SAQS international accreditations

  • LEED Certified platinum rated campus

  • Visiting faculty from Universities such as Yale, Stanford and Kellogg

  • Ranked No. 1 in Business Analytics Program in India by Analytics India

  • Ranked No.2 in the country in Research Productivity in a ranking survey conducted by professors of IIM-B and XIMB

  • 4 international conferences and 6 centers of excellence

  • Leadership experiential programs - Karma Yoga and Empirical studies

  • 7000+ alumni spread across 30+ countries

  • Global Thought Leadership Series comprising of the who’s who of the industry and academia

  • Global associations with leading B-Schools across the globe

  • Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) – flagship one year program

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – two years program

  • Post Graduate Executive Program in Management (PGXPM) – a two year executive program

  • Post Graduate Program in Management for working professionals (PGPM – Flex) – a two year weekend executive program

  • Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics & Business Intelligence (PGPBA) – one year executive program

  • MBA in Technopreneurship & AIMLA – one year executive program

 Key Members 

  • Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Founder, Dean & Chairman – Great Lakes Institute of Management

  • Dr. Vaidy Jayaraman, Associate Dean – Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

  • Dr. T.N. Swaminathan – Professor of Marketing & Director – Branding, PR and Alumni relations, Chennai


Dr. Bala V. Balachandar Campus, East Coast Road, Manamai – 603102



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