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B.A. (Hons.) Finance & Entrepreneurship

Start Date

02 August 2021
End Date
31 July 2024
Duration
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 4 Lacs

Course Structure

The curriculum of the B.A. Hons. Finance and Entrepreneurship programme has been designed to provide the students with a strong understanding of the basics of banking, finance, and skills needed to start their own ventures. In the first two years, students would study the foundational courses in the different functions that an entrepreneur faces in a start-up. Students would choose electives from the second year onwards in their areas of interest so as to develop advanced skills in the career pathways of their choice.

Our curriculum has been designed so that students become industry-ready or join the financial services industry or start their entrepreneurial journeys by the time they graduate. The curriculum offers students the opportunities of learning from start-up internships, workshops focused on entrepreneurship, and hands on training programmes using capstone projects (computer simulation) and LEGO® Serious Play® methods. Additionally, skill-based training would be provided on Microsoft Excel, and tools like, R and Tableau. Students also learn from relevant cases, simulations, and online courses that are offered by Harvard Business Publishing.

For B.A. (Hons.) (Finance and Entrepreneurship), the students are required to complete at least 146 credits to graduate which are covered in the following sub-sections:

  • 126 credits will be from academic courses and academic workshops.
    • 110 credits from compulsory courses.
    • 36 credits will be from cross-elective courses
  • 20 credits will be from internships or workshops conducted during terms breaks.

Fundamentals

Courses in the “Fundamentals” are the foundational courses which provide the basis for many of the skills that are essential for entrepreneurs. These are courses which provide an understanding into the basics of the different managerial functions such as basics of accounting, finance, economics, consumer behaviour, operations, etc. Along with courses that introduce students to various managerial functions, “Fundamentals” also include essential knowledge & skills that students should have like knowledge of start-up ecosystem, legal aspects of starting a venture, technological trends shaping the world, communication skills, and skills with MS Excel. All courses belonging to this category are core/compulsory courses. These courses are mainly offered in the 1st year of the programme.

Functional Courses

Technological Megatrends

Start-up Ecosystem

MS Excel (Basic)

MS Excel (Advanced)

Business Communication

Company Law & other Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Explore

Courses in the “Explore” group build on the foundation laid by the fundamental courses. Course in this group are a mix of core courses and elective courses. Students get to build on the knowledge of different managerial functions and skills built during the study of fundamental courses. As the name of this group of courses suggests, it allows the students to explore the different courses they can study (at a slightly more advanced level than fundamental courses) which will help them to decide the areas they want to specialise in and pursue their careers in. Courses belonging to this category are mostly offered in the 2nd year of the programme.

Tableau/ Power BI

Venture Capital & Private Equity

Data Analytics

Technology Commercialisation

Design Thinking & Innovation

PYTHON (Programming Language)

Foundations of Intellectual Property

Critical Thinking & Analysis workshop

Specialise

Having completed courses of a fundamental nature and slightly more advanced courses in the first two years of their study, students will be better prepared to identify the areas they want to specialise in. With this understanding, students will be able to choose from a broad array of electives which are available to them and that fall under the category of “Specialise”. Courses in this category are mostly elective courses allowing students to study the subjects they enjoy, and which will help them build a successful career after graduation. Courses belonging to this category are offered in the 3rd year of the programme.

CAPSTONE (Computer Simulation)

Private Wealth Management

Insurance and Investment

Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

Behavioural Economics and Finance

Course Curriculum

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Principles of Management
  • Accounting Essentials for New Ventures
  • Consumer Theory & Psychology
  • Entrepreneurial Economics
  • Emerging Technologies: Impact on Future of Business

Semester 2

  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Start-up Ecosystem
  • Financial Statements for Entrepreneurs
  • Managing Operations of a Start-up
  • Company Law and other Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability & Environment Studies

2nd Year

Semester 3

  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Finance for Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurial Analytics
  • Design Thinking & Innovation for Entrepreneurs

Semester 4

  • Workforce Management for Entrepreneurs
  • Organisation values, CSR and Ethics
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Foundations of Intellectual Property

3rd Year

Semester 5 (Semester Abroad, Optional)

  • Blue Ocean Strategy for Entrepreneurs

Semester 6

  • CAPSTONE (Computer Simulation)