Master in Financial Services
Financial services literally refer to services provided by the finance industry. The finance industry covers a broad range of organizations that deal with the management of money. Among these organizations are bank and credit card companies, insurance companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds and some government sponsored enterprises. There are also other services like intermediation or advisory services, private equity, venture capital etc. Post liberalization, there has been a major revolution brought in this sector. Further the global developments in the area of information technology have added a new dimension to this sector. Today this sector is seen as major contributor to the employment in our economy.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Services or PGDFS has been launched in the year 2009 and is designed to cater to the demands of management professionals and prepare its graduating students for a challenging career through an intensive and rigorous curriculum. The programme endeavors for holistic development of its students, thereby making them intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually balanced human beings. We believe in an education system that looks beyond employment and concentrates on individual development by imparting “Life Skills” and enhancing life time opportunities.
* To make students aware of appropriate degree of commercial, economic and financial knowledge which they will require for employment in the Financial Services sector.
* To enable students to deal with variety of functions within organizations providing Financial Services.
* To provide students solid fundamentals and support which will enable them to progress to higher level and also to make further studies and research in related areas.
Duration of the Programme
PGDMFS is a Two-year Full time Programme
The course structure of PGDFS comprises of 6 terms. Total number of courses offered in two years carries 121.5 credits including the summer training of 6 credits and a comprehensive project carrying 9 credit. In addition institute offers many mandatory value added and life skill courses which are mandatory for students.
Students in their preferred area of interest undertake summer internship during the summer break. The objective of summer training is to help students in relating the concepts learned in class with real-life situations, to make them aware of business practices and instill a sense of discipline in them, which is essential for success in the corporate world.
Every student has to undertake a comprehensive project in his preferred area of interest. This project is equivalent to 9 credits that is three full papers. A panel of faculty and industry generally evaluate each student for the same.
Students are also offered short modules like SPSS, E-views, Six Sigma etc depending upon the industry need.
Graduate in any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate and qualified in CAT/ MAT/ ATMA (conducted by AIM). Eligible applicants are required to go through the Institute’s own Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) Process. Selection is based on over all merit and aptitude.
The Program is delivered by highly qualified and experienced Core Faculty, supplemented by eminent experts from industry and academics. The learning process balances three A’s: Absorption of conceptual knowledge, Analysis of relevant case examples, and Application in practical assignments. Industry projects provide an advance glimpse into the real life work environment, and a rigorous personality development process gives the students the confidence to succeed in the face of stiff competition. Evaluation is on multiple criteria and may include class participation, analytical skills, report writing, etc., in addition to quizzes, tests and examinations.