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M.Sc. Finance

M.Sc. Finance


About The Programme

Over the past several decades the finance industry has undergone a tremendous change in the way it functions. Crises of past decades, the emerging role of fintech and the innovative financial instruments have challenged the very existence of the traditional notion of the finance industry. Moreover, there is a growing need to narrow the gap between industry-relevant training and rigorous finance education that recognizes the challenges of the finance industry.

This programme attempts to bring contemporaneous developments in the finance industry to the classroom learning experience and provide an in-depth understanding of the numerous facets of financial decision making. The main objective of the programme is to equip students with the acumen and tools for impeccable financial decision making. Students can then deploy this knowledge to manage investments, construct asset portfolios, trade in stock markets, manage risk and wealth, among others.

M.Sc. Finance builds on the expertise of the world-renowned faculty and practitioners from the Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) specialising in: Consumer Behaviour, Financial Modelling, Finance & Risk Management, Portfolio & Investment Analytics, Fintech & Analytics.

What Makes It Different at JGU

The M.Sc. Finance programme at JSBF aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for effective financial decision-making in areas such as investment management, risk management, and wealth management. With the expertise of world-renowned faculty and practitioners specializing in finance, risk management, and analytics, students will gain a thorough understanding of financial concepts and strategies. They will be able to apply these skills to manage investments, construct asset portfolios, trade in stock markets, and more.

The programme is designed to equip students with the latest tools and techniques in finance, including fintech and analytics, to address current and emerging challenges in the financial industry. By focusing on areas such as consumer behavior, financial modeling, finance and risk management, portfolio and investment modeling, and fintech and analytics, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of financial decision-making.
Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to apply financial tools and strategies to develop innovative solutions for individual and corporate investment challenges. They will also be able to employ upcoming financial technologies to create sustainable financial solutions. With these skills and knowledge, graduates of the M.Sc. Finance programme at JSBF will be well-prepared to succeed in a range of financial roles, including investment management, risk management, and wealth management.

The minimum eligibility requirement for the M.Sc. Finance programme is an undergraduate degree in any field with at least 50% marks. Applicants will be evaluated based on their performance in the JGU Entrance Test (Finance Aptitude Test) or an equivalent examination such as GRE, GMAT, CAT, XAT, or MAT, as well as a personal interview.

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, XIIth and Graduation).

Round 2: Qualify in an Entrance examination Undergraduate degree in any field with minimum 50% marks and at least one college-level mathematics course.

  • CAT- 50 Percentile and above
  • MAT-50 Percentile and above
  • XAT- 50 Percentile and above
  • GRE- 295 and above
  • GMAT- 450 and above
  • MFAT (JGU Entrance Test)- 50% and above

Round 3: Online Interview

Fee Structure:

Tuition Fee – Rs. 2,50,000 per annum
Residential Fee: Rs. 3,10,000 per annum

The M.Sc. Finance Programme comprises a total of 92 credit programmes, including an introductory module of 4 weeks, four modules of 10 weeks each, and an 8-week internship. During Modules 3 and 4 of the programme, students can choose from six electives. Learners also have the option to pursue industry-relevant professional certifications offered by the National Stock Exchange (NSE), SEBI’s National Institute of Securities Markets, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

The course curriculum consists of six terms spanning from August 1st, 2023 to July 31st, 2024. The first term focuses on foundational courses such as Basic Mathematics for Finance, Foundation of Statistics, and Foundations Accounting, among others. The second and third terms cover core and foundational modules, respectively, and include courses such as Financial Mathematics, Business Statistics and Applications, Financial Economics, and Fintech Applications, among others.

The fourth and fifth terms are advanced and research modules, respectively, offering courses such as Corporate Financial Management, Financial Risk Management, Traditional and Alternative Investment Management, and ESG and Green Finance, among others. The final term is an 8-week internship aimed at providing students with practical industry experience.

  1. Actuarial Models
  2. Algorithmic Trading (NCFM certification)
  3. Alternative investment (NISM certification)
  4. Bank Management (NCFM certification)
  5. Behavioural Economics
  6. Behavioural Finance
  7. Business Valuation (NISM certification)
  8. Cognitive psychology of Biases
  9. Consumer Behaviour: Theory andApplication
  10. Corporate Finance
  11. Cost Management
  12. Emotions Finance
  13. Financial Derivatives (NCFM certification)
  14. Financial Econometrics
  15. Financial Markets, Institutions, and Instruments and Applications
  16. Future of Finance
  17. Green Finance
  18. International Finance
  19. Introduction to Behavioural Sciences
  20. Introduction to Financial Crimes
  21. Investment Analysis and Portfolio
  22. Management (NCFM certification)
  23. Investment Banking (NISM certification)
  24. Martingale Theory for Finance
  25. Mergers & Acquisitions (NCFM certification)
  26. Neurofinance
  27. Project Finance (NCFM certification)
  28. Quantitative Risk Management
  29. Stochastic Process in Finance
  30. Taxation
  31. Technical Analysis (NCFM certification)
  32. Venture Capital and Private Equity
  33. Wealth Management (NCFM certification)

JGU boasts a variety of specialized laboratories and equipment to support students’ learning and research needs. The Brain Behaviour Laboratory is equipped with digital and manual tools to assess human performance, such as electroencephalogram and neuro feedback, as well as paper-pencil assessments of mental health, well-being, and personality. The Forensic Science Laboratory offers training sessions on various forensic analyses and procedural requirements for a fair trial. The Financial Crimes Lab seeks to increase awareness of white collar crimes worldwide by integrating psychological, legal, victimological, and criminological perspectives in its training and research activities. These labs provide unique opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience and enhance their skills in their respective fields.

Completing an M.Sc. Finance programme from Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF) can open up several exciting career paths for graduates. With the knowledge and skills gained from this programme, graduates will be equipped to take up a wide range of finance-related roles across various industries. Here are some potential career paths that M.Sc. Finance graduates can pursue:

  1. Financial Analyst: As a financial analyst, graduates can work with banks, investment firms, insurance companies, and other financial institutions. They analyze financial data and provide investment recommendations to their clients.

  2. Risk Manager: Graduates can work as risk managers in financial institutions, assessing the risk associated with different investment portfolios and designing strategies to manage and mitigate risks.

  3. Investment Banker: Investment bankers help clients raise capital by underwriting and selling securities. M.Sc. Finance graduates can work in investment banks, assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings (IPOs), and other transactions.

  4. Wealth Manager: Graduates can work as wealth managers, helping individuals and families manage their wealth and investments. They provide personalized investment advice, manage portfolios, and help clients plan for retirement.

  5. Financial Consultant: Financial consultants work with clients to develop financial plans and provide investment advice. They may also provide advice on insurance, taxes, and estate planning.

  6. Entrepreneur: Graduates can use the knowledge and skills gained from the M.Sc. Finance programme to start their own businesses. They can become entrepreneurs in the financial technology (FinTech) industry, creating innovative financial products and services.

  7. Academia and Research: Graduates can pursue a career in academia or research, teaching finance courses or conducting research in finance-related topics.