CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is pleased to announce an innovative post-graduate program in Finance Management offered by the Department of Management studies. The program is intended to support students who wish to pursue a professional career in the area of finance. There is a need of manpower to competently handle financial management and investment functions of the industry. Due to dearth of qualified personnel, the industry, quite often depend on inexperienced professionals. MBA (FM) course is designed to cater to the need of the industry by supplying manpower with super specialization in the area finance.
Master of Business Administration (Finance Management) is a two-year (4 Semesters) program, specializing on various aspects of finance, including financial analysis and control. It also lays emphasis on relevant areas of Accounting, Taxation, Strategic finance, Capital markets and Investment. The program involves theoretical and case study modules and an internship of 45-60 days in financial analysis and financial management. The program is designed to meet the global demand for financial engineers who can understand sophisticated new financial products, model their cash-flows, price them accurately, using rigorous mathematical and computational tools, and trade and manage the risk arising from such products. The demand stems from a wide spectrum of financial functions: accounting and taxation, investment banking, securities & commodities trading, financial modeling, risk management, financial consulting, catastrophic insurance and applied research.
The uniquely designed curriculum lays emphasis on application of quantitative techniques to problems in finance. The Program prepares students for a career in advanced accounting and taxation, investment banking, securities & commodities trading, financial modelling, risk management, financial consulting, project appraisal & management and applied research. It also emphases on application of quantitative techniques to problems in finance. The programme covers all the related areas of finance and accounting with emphasis on managerial applications. Students from across the country, from different disciplines, interact and solve managerial problems in the class. The heterogeneous mix of students, including students with work experience, brings multiple perspectives to the issues of discussion. The emphasis is on learning from each other through discussions and by questioning key assumptions. Students work on group projects and are encouraged to work as a team. They are well versed in soft skills, analytical skills, technical skills and managerial skills. They are well trained in the various functions of management such as planning, organizing etc. Thus the campus life of an MBA (FM) student is marked by a host of activities that give students rich and diverse learning experiences.
Programme Specific objectives:
This course imparts a broad outlook of finance management, enriching the participants and encouraging them to think beyond their limits and identify out-of-the-box solutions to the challenges of financial world. The programme focuses on creating socially responsible financial management leaders of tomorrow and support students who wish to pursue a professional career in the area of finance. Specific objectives of the course is
• To impart high quality professional financial management education to the management students.
• To demonstrate an overall development of students with conceptual, analytical and decision making skills.
• To enable students to apply technology and data driven research based skills in financial sector and take up challenging financial positions in the 21st century.
• To develop young minds to apply and evaluate new financial product developments, client management and financial models with a positive mental attitude in the field of finance.
• To create more socially responsible mindset among students to cater to the needs of all sections of the society and develop independent thinking to handle challenging situations in finance discipline.
At the end of the programme students shall be able to
• Exhibit finance professionalism in all their endeavors and handle the challenges of modern organizations at tactical and managerial levels.
• Carry out independent financial market research, using technology, big data and develop models for corporate finance control and investment related decisions.
• Develop new financial instruments and achieve clients goals keeping in mind the challenges of the 21st century with utmost confidence and analytical and decision making skills.
• Portray a positive mental attitude for excellent performance in their chosen fields and commitment towards the organizations and the society at large.
• Think independently and contribute creatively towards the needs of the finance sector with more socially responsible attitude.
Outline of Choice Based Credit System:
This programme comprises of Core Courses, discipline specific elective courses, generic elective courses, skill enhancement courses, holistic education modules, projects and dissertations.
Core courses are compulsorily courses studied by a candidate as a core requirement of the programme. Elective Courses are chosen from a pool of courses, which may be very specific to a discipline or specialized or advanced subject of study.
This program offers Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Courses within the finance discipline and Generic Elective (GE) Courses on financial technology and risk management with an intent to provide exposure with a broader perspective from technology and other latest advancements in the field of management; which may be an unrelated discipline/subject. The program also comprises of Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC), Minor projects, Summer Internship Projects (SIP) and guided research based dissertations in the field of finance to supplement overall development of knowledge, skills and abilities of the candidate.
The Credits of the programme consist of the Lecture sessions (L), Tutorials (T) and Practical or Project (P) work as per the requirement of each course. The lecture sessions (L) involves classroom sessions delivered by the faculty/subject experts, and the tutorials (T) consists of interactions with faculty, student presentations, field work, review, deskwork and any other type of interventions that may lead to effective learning of the specific knowledge or skills of a course. Practices (P) involves course specific project work, field studies, case studies, and minor research conducted to enhance his/her skills. The overall credit is an outcome based on the learner’s efforts in course to derive knowledge and skill. A detailed list of courses has been outlined in the program structure.
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