Loyola Institute of Business Administration

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Coordinates: 13°03′49″N 80°14′05″E / 13.06361°N 80.23472°E / 13.06361; 80.23472

Loyola Institute of Business Administration
Type Private business school
Established 1979; 39 years ago (1979)
Religious affiliation
Jesuit (Roman Catholic)
Director Dr P. Christie SJ
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Postgraduates 120 + 120
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
13°03′49″N 80°14′06″E / 13.0636°N 80.235°E / 13.0636; 80.235
Nickname LIBA
Website www.liba.edu

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, was founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1979. It is situated on the Loyola College, Chennai, campus and run by the Loyola College Society.


Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) when established in 1979 had a three-year, part-time PGDBM program catering to the needs of business executives in and around Chennai. This program was approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Since 1995 LIBA has offered a two-year, full-time PGDM program, approved by the AICTE and recognized as equivalent to an MBA degree by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). LIBA also offers a full-time MBA (PGDM) program (2 years), part-time MBA (PGBM) program (3 years), various executive diploma courses, and certificate programs in various management subjects. It is a resource center for doctoral programs offered in affiliation with the University of Madras.
LIBA ranked 9th in Business Today-Nielsen Survey 2009 which ranks Management Institutes in India.[1] LIBA collaborates with several universities overseas.

Main Block


  • Two-year PGDM Program
  • Three-year, part-time PGDM Program
  • PhD Program
  • One-year Executive PG Diploma Program
  • Certificate Programs
  • Blended Learning
  • Executive MBA


Admission to the two-year, full-time MBA is through the XAT examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Since academic year 2012, LIBA has also accepted CAT scores. Candidates applying to LIBA will be short-listed on the basis of their XAT and CAT scores. Final selection of short-listed candidates is based on a group discussion and a personal interview; these are held at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

Management Development Centre[edit]

LIBA's Management Development Centre designs, develops, and conducts customized programmes to suit industry needs. The focus is on creating skill-development programmes that equip managers with the required expertise.

Long-term executive programmes[edit]

These programmes, designed in collaboration with corporations, are industry-supported in their course content and design. They help corporations deal with the principles of good management.

Short-term executive programmes[edit]

These programmes are meant for beginning executives

Management development programmes[edit]

These programmes meet the needs of mid-career executives who wish to equip themselves for senior management positions.


LIBA has strategic partnerships with various firms that offer faculty and students opportunities to work on real-time projects.

Centres of excellence[edit]

  • Centre for Ethics and Governance
  • Centre for Retail and Supply Chain Management
  • Prof. C.K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India[2]

International collaborations[edit]

LIBA through memorandums of understanding collaborates with renowned business schools in the United States, Europe, Australia, China, and South America. Based on mutual recognition, these institutions provide opportunities for curriculum revision, student exchange, faculty exchange, and joint research.

Student committees & clubs[edit]


  • 360 Degrees - The Student affairs Committee
  • Media and Communications Committee - The PR and Media Relations Committee
  • The Placements Committee
  • LIBA Premier League - Talent Meets Managers
  • Beyond Management - The Guest Lectures/Industry-Institute Interaction Committee
  • The Alumni Committee
  • E-Cell - This cell encourages and promotes entrepreneurship among students



  • LIBA Soccer Team            * LIBA Basketball Team



Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, organizes an Annual National Management Symposium.


ESPIRE is an annual business plan competition organized by the Entrepreneurship Cell of LIBA. The contest is open to business ideas that involve or leverage technology in any sphere of human activity. Entries are evaluated by a team of jurors that includes entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and members of the academia.

Mother Teresa award[edit]

Under the auspices of the Centre for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, the Mother Teresa Award for Corporate Citizenship, instituted in 1998, is presented every year to a company that has shown exemplary commitment to the ideal of being a responsible corporate. Winners of the award have included Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), NTPC, Polaris, Tata Sons, Titan Industries, Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers, Indian Oil Corporation, TVS Motor Company and Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals.


LIBARATED is LIBA's annual intra-collegiate cultural fest.


LIBA-Chrysalis is the annual national management festival conducted by the students of LIBA, with students from management schools throughout the country participating.


Exquizite 2010

Exquizite is Chrysalis’s annual corporate business quiz, hosted by Derek O'Brien, which had 237 teams participating in 2009.


  1. ^ India Today (October 12, 2009) and Business Today (October 18, 2009). [1]
  2. ^ "C.K. Prahalad Centre to focus on entrepreneurship". Business Line. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 

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