Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) is a premier Jesuit Business School, established in 1979 within the premises of Loyola College Campus, to form competent and committed leaders who are ethical, principle-centred and socially responsible with a global perspective and entrepreneurial spirit. LIBA is run by Jesuits of the Loyola College Society well-known globally for their outstanding contribution to higher education all over the world. LIBA stands for excellence (Magis) with ethics which are the hallmarks of Jesuit Higher Education, and all its programmes and activities embody these two elements. LIBA earnestly strives to inculcate in the students the values of excellence, justice, honesty and service to the society. Formation of character lies at the core of Teaching-Learning-Assessment, leading to forming responsible leaders. This formation is embedded in the concept of ‘cura personalis’ which translates as “care of the whole person,” suggests individualized attention to the needs of others, distinct respect for unique circumstances and concerns, and an appropriate appreciation for singular gifts and insights.
LIBA primarily offers a two-year Full-time PGDM course, approved by AICTE and recognized by AIU. It also offers other programmes: Weekend PGDM (AICTE approved), Ph.D. (affiliated to the University of Madras) and one-year executive diploma programmes. The Management Development Centre (MDC) offers various customised programmes (short-term and long-term) with a focus on skill development to premier industries and business enterprises. The CK Prahalad Centre for Emerging India (CKPC) aims to skill the marginalized focusing on rural youth, empowering women and nurturing rural and dalit entrepreneurs through its acceleration program under Incubation Innovation Council (IIC). LIBA concentrates on the holistic formation of students in all aspects viz., intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual to form discerning leaders. The Institution works with an undeterred zeal to offer its students the best education, having a blend of classroom sessions and experiential learning guided by an innovative curriculum.