Great Lakes Review: Your own most trusted and No.1 MBA Platform when it comes to credibility among MBA Aspirants and Alumni of top B-Schools, Career Anna, brings to you the flagship B-School Profile Series. We earlier brought to you TAPMI Manipal Review and IMT Ghaziabad Review. And on popular demand, today we bring to you Great Lakes review by putting a comprehensive picture of the institute highlighting the pros and cons against different heads and concluding finally with Career Anna recommendation about the institute.

Prominent Courses

Programme Courses Offered
Postgraduate Programme
  • Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Post Graduate Executive Program in Management (PGXPM)
  • Post Graduate Program in Management Flex (PGPM Flex)


Strong Points Weak Points
  • It has a splendid 27 acre LEED Platinum rated green campus, ultra-modern resource center, fully air-conditioned residential accommodation with ample recreational opportunities. Certainly, a five-star resort kind of infrastructure. 
  • Overall facilities offered is still is not comparable to the top Institutes of the country. But, much better than many of the private institutes around. 



Strong Points Weak Points
  • There are approximately 43 full-time faculty at Great Lakes, which makes the institute have a decent student-faculty ratio.






  • Not many of them are Ph.D. holders, which is an indication of the dearth in the expertise of the faculties.
  • There are only a couple of faculties in Strategy and Leadership, while there is no faculty for the area of Entrepreneurship, Learning, and Development.
  • While the institute projects it to be good at Operations as a specialization, when it comes to faculty there are only a few faculties in Operations Management.
  • Less interaction of experts from the industry.

Great Lakes Fees

Great Lakes offers quality education at an affordable cost amounting INR 11.39 Lacs and falls in the median fee range of top B-Schools of the country.

Great Lakes Review: Placements

Great Lakes Placement Review: Strong Points Great Lakes Placement Review: Weak Points

  • Average CTC has gone up to INR 10.14 lakhs which is not a bad figure but definitely low when compared to the top B-schools of the country.
  • 22 students were offered PPOs/PPIs for their outstanding performance during their summer internship.





  • Median CTC around INR 10.25 lakhs, which is less when compared to the top 20 colleges.
  • No Tier 1 company visits the campus for placements which is a setback for marketing and finance enthusiasts.
  • Major profiles offered here are secondary role or backend role and not at par with what is offered in actual top 15 colleges of the country. 
  • While the institute claims to be the best in marketing specialization, it fails to reflect the same in placements.

Great Lakes Review: Admission Process

  • Candidates who have appeared for CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ CMAT and have applied to Great Lakes will be shortlisted on the basis of information provided in the application form.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process.
  • Applicants are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores, past academic performance, essays, work experience and performance in the personal interview. 

Career Anna Recommendation

Great Lakes Rankings 2018-19

Great Lakes is certainly among the top 20 MBA College options which Career Anna recommends to students, after the List A Colleges (IIMs, XLRI, FMS, MDI, NITIE, SPJIMR).

Those interested for a career in IT Consulting can have this as an option. For Marketing or Operations, you may not find your dream companies here, so take a wise call. We do not suggest to join this institute if you have a decent profile and can take another shot at MBA exams or at better colleges. 

Career Anna gives 7.5 out of 10 rating to Great Lakes.

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