Kousali Institute of Management Studies is located in Dharwad, Karnataka. The institute was set up in 1976 and is renowned as one of the top business schools in India. It is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Kousali Institute of Management Studies came into being as a management department of University of Karnataka. At present, the college imparts course in management studies, at the post graduate level. The MBA course imparted by it is a two-year full time program. Kousali Institute of Management Studies has state-of-the-art facilities within its campus, for the overall development of its students.