IFIM Bangalore launches PGDM Finance with Specialisations targeted towards fast growing roles in Banking, Capital Markets and Certified Market Technician

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
September 1, 2020
One of the first six AACSB accredited B-schools in India, IFIM Business School Bangalore has launched two new AICTE approved programmes - PGDM in Finance and PGDM in Marketing with Specializations for grooming professionals in marketing and finance domains. Branded as ‘PGDM SpecX’, the programs will be taught by India’s top faculty in Finance and Marketing
IFIM Bangalore launches PGDM Finance with Specialisations

IFIM Business School Bangalore, one of the first six AACSB accredited B-schools in India, has launched two new AICTE approved programmes - PGDM in Finance and PGDM in Marketing with Specializations for grooming professionals in marketing and finance domains. Branded as ‘PGDM SpecX’, the programs will be taught by India’s top faculty in Finance and Marketing.  

Speaking on the occasion of launch of new PGDM programmes, Dr Atish Chattopadhyay, Director, IFIM Business School, said, “IFIM Business School has always been at the forefront of innovation and program development, keeping in tune with industry needs and aspirant aspirations. With PGDM SpecX, we are creating professionals who are domain specialists in emerging roles in the areas of finance and marketing & who, at the same time, can appreciate the interplay of various functions of management. This is a win-win for both the students and recruiters.”

Hitherto, IFIM Bangalore offered two-year full time residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) with options to do Major in Marketing, Finance, Digital Business, Analytics, HRM. Besides, IFIM also offers 2 years full time programme - PGDM Data Science and PGDM (IB).

This article will discuss about the newly launched PGDM Finance. 

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IFIM SpecX – PGDM Finance Program
PGDM Finance at IFIM is a two-year full-time specialized programme in management and is specially designed for students interested in focusing on a specialized management domain to build their career.

IFIM PGDM Finance: SpecX in the areas of

  • Capital Markets,
  • Banking,
  • Chartered Market Technician (CMT)

Pedagogy at IFIM
With the specialised PGDM Finance program, IFIM is focusing on creating leaders of tomorrow who are skilled and nurtured with a focus on a specific domain complemented with management learnings. The approach to the leader 4.0 Experiential learning is accomplished through IBM Business Analytics Lab, Prabhudas Lilladhar Finance Lab, Bloomberg Trading Terminal, Case Studies Centre, Industry Internship Projects, Industry Guest Lectures, Workshops, Simulations, CSR Projects. Students also get the advantage of IFIM being the university partner to CFA Program. 

Career Opportunities: Profiles and Roles Available with PGDM Finance
The program prepares PGDM Finance graduates for new age roles in New Age Specialization areas such as:

1. Capital Markets

  • Equity Research Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Technical Analyst
  • Trading Product Manager
  • Wealth Manager
  • Portfolio Planner
  • Private Equity Analyst
  • Venture Capital Analyst

2. Chartered Market Technician

  • Algorithm Architect
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Trader in Stock Markets
  • Systems Designer

3. Banking:

  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Officer
  • Credit Recovery Officer
  • Digital Banking Specialist
  • Forex Dealing Room Officer
  • Payments Product Manager
  • Relationship Manager
  • Treasury Desk Officer
  • Wallets Product Manager

IFIM SpecX PGDM Finance Admission 2020 Open - Apply Now

India’s top faculty to team at IFIM PGDM Finance Program
IFIM Business School has a rich faculty strength with outstanding academic background and industry experience. Many of the faculty members have played CXO roles in industry. IFIM Business School has an eclectic mix of both Scholarly Academics and Practice Oriented Faculty – which includes, 9 graduates from IIMs, of which 3 are IIM fellows, 11 graduates from IIT and BITS, of which 4 are Ph.Ds. The group also includes 4 faculty each with degrees from Central and Foreign Universities, and 14 faculty with CXO level experience.

Leveraging its rich faculty resource pool, IFIM Faculty members who will be teaching at the PGDM Finance Program include:

1. Prof. Swapan Kanti Chaudhuri: Popularly known as SKC, Prof. Chaudhuri has over four decades of experience in teaching, research and consultancy. He was a Professor at MDI Gurgaon, IMI Delhi, and IMT Ghaziabad. He has been a visiting scholar at Kellogg Graduate School of Management (North Western University, USA), and Manchester Business School (UK). As Team Lead or Key Expert, Prof. Chaudhuri has worked in more than 70 consultancy assignments funded by national governments and donors (DFID, World Bank, EU, ADB, USAID, UNICEF, UNDP, UNWOMEN, Global Fund, etc.) in South Asia and Africa. Prior to joining IFIM, he was the Chief Economic Advisor in Kenya (2018-19) for IPE Global Ltd.

2. Dr. Amit Bagga: A practicing Chartered Accountant, Financial Consultant, Auditor & Valuation Analyst, Senior Partner at N.B. & Co., a CA firm. He is a Strategic HR Consultant, Committee Member at ICAI. He has a rich experience of more than 25 years and is a trainer with NISM, ICICI Securities and Imarticus. Prior to joining IFIM, he worked as a Financial Consultant at Midas Investments.

3. Prof. Prashant Goyal: A Private Equity professional with an industry and teaching experience of over 30 years, Prof. Prashant is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and BITS Pilani and his core areas of interest are ‘Corporate Valuation’, ‘Entrepreneurial Finance’ and ‘Valuation of Start-ups’. Prior to joining IFIM, he was the Chief Executive Officer of TEI Technologies.

4. Dr. Jitender Kumar: An eminent financial strategist, researcher, and corporate executive, Prof. Jitender is a prolific equity researcher, portfolio advisor and a senior executive running financial organizations. He has over 15 years of experience in the fields of Equities, Mutual Funds, Derivatives, Fund Management and Research with various financial firms including an Asset Management Company. Prior to joining IFIM, he was the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at Accuracap Consultancy Services.

5. Prof. Rajendra K Sinha: Prof. RK Sinha is an enterprising Leader & Planner with 35+ Years of extensive experience with State Bank of India Group including top executive assignments such as SME Business Head, trainer at State Bank Academy. He has published over 50 Papers / articles in reputed Journals and has received several awards including Cooverji Hormusji Bhabha Research Scholarship & Award from Indian Banks Association; Finance Minister Book Writing Award 2000 under IBA auspices.

IFIM PGDM Finance 2020-22 Fee
The PGDM Finance 2020-22 Programme Fee at IFIM Bangalore is as under:

PGDM Program & Duration
Total Fees (INR)
2 Years Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Management Finance – PGDM(Finance) with SpecX

Intake for PGDM Finance 2020-22 batch is 60 seats only.

IFIM SpecX PGDM Finance Admission 2020 Open - Apply Now

IFIM PGDM Finance: Top 10 Programme Highlights

  1. Industry Relevant Programme: The program has been designed by drawing inputs from industry experts across domains in India & Abroad
  2. Career Opportunities: High career opportunities in the areas of Capital Markets, Chartered Market Technician, Banking among others
  3. Transformation as T-Shaped Professionals: The PGDM Finance with SpecX program has taken shape with the objective of transforming individuals into ‘T-shaped’ Professionals.
  4. University Partner: Students get the advantage of IFIM being the university partner to CFA Program.
  5. Highly Qualified and Experienced Faculty: Rich faculty strength with outstanding academic background and industry experience   
  6. High Placements: In Placement 2020, IFIM Bangalore has recorded highest salary of Rs. 19.50 LPA and average salary of Rs. 9.15 LPA.
  7. Unique pedagogy: ‘Learning by Solving’ where students solve industry problems, aligned to their interests in collaboration with IFIM industry partners.
  8. Industry Internship: Long duration ‘Industry Internship Program’ facilitating an engagement driven approach to career advancement and placements.
  9. Experiential Learnings: Offered through Prabhudas Lilladhar Finance Lab, Bloomberg Trading Terminal, ‘Learning by Doing’ - Workshops, Simulations, CSR Projects
  10. Practice Courses: One of the distinctive features of IFIM Business School’s PGDM Program are the practice courses comprising of five distinct initiatives - Outbound Leadership Lab and Mentoring, Research Incubation, Effective Execution, Personality Enhancement Project (PEP) and Social Immersion Program.

IFIM Placements: Highlights
IFIM Bangalore has recorded excellent placements over the last few years for its PGDM programme. The PGDM Finance placement will be available in 2022. A review of PGDM Placement 2020 is shared below:

IFIM Placements for its PGDM 2018-20 batch were over in December 2019 with a rise of 22% in average salary. The highest salary package offered at IFIM is Rs 19.5 lakhs. 159 companies participated in the placement process making offers to 261 graduating students. IFIM has broken its last year record by a month of completing the placement in January.

Both average and highest placements have jumped to new heights. A snapshot of comparative placements 2019 over 2018 is given below:

Placement Statistics
Placement 2020
 Placement 2019
Placement 2018
Total number of Companies
Total number of offers made
Highest package
INR 19,50,000
INR 1,664,000
INR 1,650,000
Average package (22% rise)
INR  9,15,000
INR 7,50,000
INR 5,72,140

Top Recruiters at IFIM Bangalore include Amazon, Oracle, Flipkart, SBI Bank, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, CavinKare, Future Group, HDFC, ITC, 3M, Nestle, Mphasis, Siemens, Societe Generale, Wipro Read More about IFIM Placement 2020

Who should apply?
According to IFIM Bangalore, “The ideal candidate for the PGDM Finance SpecX Program is a graduate who intends to kick-start his/her career as a domain specialist in new age roles. Someone who is willing to roll up the sleeves for effective execution and NOT an arm chair strategist. Someone who can work in a team, can experiment and is willing to acquire new skills.”

Last Date to Apply: September 21, 2020
Application last date for admission to PGDM Finance 2020-22 batch at IFIM Business School Bangalore is closing on September 21, 2020.

IFIM PGDM Finance Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Below is shared the IFIM PGDM Finance Admission 2020 eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized university with minimum aggregate 50% marks for all subjects taken together (45% for SC/ST candidates)
  • Students in final year of graduation could also apply.

IFIM Admission Process 2020
IFIM is looking for the candidates who have new ideas and are entrepreneurial instead of only high scorers in MBA entrance exams.

IFIM SpecX PGDM Finance Admission 2020 Open - Apply Now

Established in 1995, IFIM Business School, Bangalore, is currently amongst the top six Business Schools in India to have been awarded the AACSB accreditation. IFIM is also accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), and South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS), and is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Various programmes at IFIM includes 2 Year residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) with international super-specializations in Martech, Fintech, Big Data Analytics, Digital Transformation & HR; Newly launched SpecX with experiential specialisations for new age roles - 2 Year PGDM Marketing and 2 Year PGDM Finance; PGDM IB- Dual Degree Pathway Program in association with State University of New York (Albany) and Sydney Business School (UOW); PGDM LFH - A unique learn from home program which brings in the experience of learning from a campus while at home and undergraduate degree programme -BBA at Vijaybhoomi University, Greater Mumbai, having pathway options with ESCP Europe, ESC Rennes, UOW Australia and SUNY Albany.

IFIM Business School has four distinct anchors that support its overall educational philosophy:

  1. Grooming T shaped professionals with a unique curriculum aligned to the needs of industry 4.0.
  2. A mix of scholars with PhD and experienced practice-oriented best-in-class faculty.
  3. Global connect with partnerships with world-renowned business schools offering super-specialisations in new-age courses.
  4. Industry connect programmes to groom “Beyond Tomorrow” professionals.

Actively engaged in research and consulting, IFIM hosts several Centres of Excellence such as AIM-Parasuraman Centre of Service Excellence and Centre for Consulting in Digital Leadership. IFIM has an elite set of international academic partners including leading institutes such as ESCP-London, Darden Business School (University of Virginia) and McCombs Business School (University of Texas at Austin).

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