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B.A. (Hons) Finance & Entrepreneurship

B.A. (Hons.) Finance & Entrepreneurship


About The Programme

B.A. (Hons.) Finance and Entrepreneurship is India’s first flagship programme, which provides experiential learning to students interested in developing their skills in the field of finance and entrepreneurship. The students will learn the nuances of various entrepreneurship activities and the role played by finance as a discipline to make new ventures successful.

The programme enables students to develop different skills that are highly sought-after in the industry and help build a good career in the fields of finance and entrepreneurship. The programme extensively focuses on the different tools and techniques required to launch and build new ventures and the different financial skills required to make the new and existing ventures successful. This will help the students develop skills to manage small and family businesses.

What Makes It Different at JGU

The B.A. (Hons.) Finance & Entrepreneurship programme at JSBF is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of the intersection of finance and entrepreneurship. This programme will equip students with the necessary skills and perspectives to create new products and services in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

The programme focuses on the role of digital financial platforms in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, and provides students with a nuanced understanding of the key drivers of success and failure of new ideas and ventures in India. Students will master tools of managing finance, including working capital, cash flows and venture capital, and develop a deep understanding of the financial needs of new ventures and underlying financial risks.
In addition to finance, students will also learn the craft of communication, people management, marketing strategies and legal pitfalls, which are critical to the success of any new venture. The programme also provides students with the opportunity to become familiar with the process of creating new products and services around digital finance, thereby preparing them to be innovative entrepreneurs in the digital age.

To apply for the B.A (Hons.) Finance & Entrepreneurship programme at JSBF requires applicants to have completed the 10+2 level of schooling or its equivalent in humanities, science, or commerce from recognized Boards such as CBSE, ISC, State Boards, IB, Cambridge, and other Government-recognized Boards.

Selection Criteria:
Applicants are selected through a holistic admissions process conducted over three rounds.

Round 1: Screening of an Application form (includes extracurricular activities and performance in class Xth, XIth, XIIth)

Round 2: Qualify in an Entrance examination
(Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test – JSAT)

  • ACT – 27 and above
  • CUET- 60 Percentile and above
  • SAT India – 1100 and Above
  • JSAT – 50 % and above
  • UGAT- 60 Percentile and above
  • LSAT – 50 percentile and above

Round 3: Online Interview

Fee Structure:

Tuition Fee: Rs. 4,00,000 per annum
Residential Fee: Rs. 3,10,000 per annum

The curriculum aims to prepare students for the financial services industry or entrepreneurial journeys by graduation. Students have opportunities for learning from start-up internships, workshops focused on entrepreneurship, and hands-on training programmes using capstone projects (computer simulation) and LEGO® Serious Play® methods. In addition, students receive skill-based training on Microsoft Excel, R, and Tableau. The curriculum also includes relevant cases, simulations, and online courses offered by Harvard Business Publishing.

The B.A. (Hons) Finance & Entrepreneurship programme requires students to complete a minimum of 146 credits for graduation, which includes 126 credits from academic courses and academic workshops, 110 credits from compulsory courses, 36 credits from cross-elective courses, and 20 credits from internships or workshops conducted during term breaks.

The programme curriculum is divided into three categories: Fundamentals, Explore, and Specialise. The Fundamentals category consists of foundational courses that introduce students to various managerial functions, essential knowledge, and skills. The Explore category builds on the foundation laid by the fundamental courses and allows students to explore different courses at a slightly more advanced level. The Specialise category offers elective courses that enable students to choose subjects of their interest to pursue a career after graduation.

In the first year, students study Principles of Management, Accounting Essentials for New Ventures, Consumer Theory & Psychology, Entrepreneurial Economics, and Emerging Technologies: Impact on Future of Business in the first semester. In the second semester, students study 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, and Sustainability & Environment Studies.

In the second year, students study Entrepreneurial Marketing, Finance for Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurial Analytics, and Design Thinking & Innovation for Entrepreneurs in the third semester. In the fourth semester, students study Workforce Management for Entrepreneurs, Organisation values, CSR and Ethics, Venture Capital & Private Equity, and Foundations of Intellectual Property.

In the third year, students have an option to study a semester abroad (optional) in the fifth semester. In the sixth semester, students study CAPSTONE (Computer Simulation), Blue Ocean Strategy for Entrepreneurs, Private Wealth Management, Insurance and Investment, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, and Behavioural Economics and Finance.

The B.A. (Hons.) Finance and Entrepreneurship programme curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong understanding of banking, finance, and the skills needed to start their own ventures. In addition to foundational and functional courses, students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives to build advanced skills in their areas of interest. Some of the elective courses available to students include:

  • Data Analysis using R
  • Introduction to Python
  • Social Impact, Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Behavioral Economics and Finance
  • Renewable Energy Financing
  • Alternative Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Global Political Economy of the 21st Century
  • Strategic Cost Management

In addition to these courses, students also participate in intensive workshops to develop essential entrepreneurial skills and undertake at least one internship, preferably with start-ups, during their semester breaks. The programme also includes a Capstone course, a computer simulation in which students apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout the programme to real-world situations. Students interested in starting their own ventures are supported through the Start-up Founder Series and JGU’s cash support for promising ideas.

Graduates of the B.A. (Hons.) Finance & Entrepreneurship programme have a range of career opportunities to choose from, including:

  1. Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI)
  2. Entrepreneurship and start-up ventures in BFSI and other sectors
  3. Financial management and entrepreneurial finance in established businesses
  4. Careers in financial technology firms, venture capital firms, and government organizations
  5. Pursuing further studies in Finance, Business, Economics or Management
  6. Project management/consultancy
  7. Corporate Law/Corporate & Data Governance
  8. Research/Academia
  9. Chartered Financial Analyst/CA/CS

The Office of Career Services at Jindal School of Banking & Finance provides students with support and guidance to help them find excellent placement opportunities in these and other sectors. Our students have completed valuable internships and gained practical experience in various areas, making them well-equipped to face the challenges of the world successfully.