The origin of GITAM Institute of Management (GIM) dates back to 1988. The institute was then known as College of Management Studies(CMS) established under GITAM Society as private college affiliated to Andhra University with programs in Master of Business Administration(MBA) and Bachelor of Business Management(BBM). CMS was the first college in India to offer three year bachelor degree in Management. With determination to strive forward for holistic growth and imparting quality management education, today GIM grew from two programs, 90 students and 7 faculty members, to 800 students, 44 fulltime faculty and offering more than ten programs, diplomas and certificates. Beginning with an avowed commitment to quality management education, GIM evolved through pioneering, innovative and career-focused extra-curricular programs, that earned laurels at the forefront of professional management education and research. GIM is well-known for the scholarly contribution of its faculty, the caliber of its students, the consistent success of its alumni and the visibility and impact of its research. The commitment to become a global leader in management education is an integral part of GIM's vision.
With focus on Innovation since inception, GIM continued to offer programs by proactively understanding societal needs especially industry. Continuous improvement is the motto and secret of success in molding thousands of students to successful entrepreneurs, professional managers and leaders across the globe.