MBA in Finance: Top Colleges, Career, Subjects, Courses, Fee, Syllabus


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MBA Finance is one of the most preferred MBA courses which provides skills in Financial Management, Corporate Financial Planning, Corporate Acquisitions & Mergers, Accounting, and Banking. MBA Finance syllabus is designed in such a way that it enables the students to analyse the Financial Reports, Forecast financial and economic trends, making stock profitable, making a balance approach between risk and profitability, managing and maximizing investment portfolio with minimum risk factor. Private Equity Companies, Corporates, Banks, Asset Management Companies, and Insurance Companies are some of the top recruiters of MBA Finance. 

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This article by will help you learn about following topics:

  • Type of MBA Finance Courses
  • MBA Finance Jobs: Placements & Career Opportunities
  • MBA Finance Syllabus and Courses

Type of MBA Finance Courses
In India, different types of MBA Finance Colleges offer many MBA Finance courses in India, but their nature and coverage areas are same.

  1. MBA Finance, offered as Specialization within General MBA Program

Finance is one of the most popular specializations offered in the flagship MBA/PGDM programs. There are IIMs, FMS, XLRI, MDI among other top MBA colleges that offer MBA Finance as a Specialization in 2nd year during MBA program. List of Top MBA Colleges offering MBA Finance Specialization is below.

  1. MBA Finance, offered as exclusive Stand-alone MBA Program in Top B-schools

This is the separate exclusive MBA program offered by some B-school. The student has to apply for this program only at the time of MBA admission. Many of the top MBA colleges like SPJIMR, IMI New Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad, K J Somaiya Mumbai offer exclusive MBA Finance or MBA in Banking & Finance. JBIMS Mumbai has launched new program MSc Finance which is also equivalent to 2 years full time MBA Finance course in India.

  1. Top Specialized Colleges offering MBA in Financial Management & related programs
    Many top specialized Institutes offer MBA/PGDM/Diploma in Financial Management programs with different titles and domain areas. All these programs equip the candidates with key skills in financial management.

Top MBA Colleges with MBA Finance as Specialization
The top colleges offering MBA in Finance as specialized course include IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, XLRI among others. MBA Finance in these MBA colleges is offered as specialization in the second year of their flagship MBA program. List of Top

Sl No.
MBA Colleges offering MBA in Finance
IIM Calcutta
IIM Ahmedabad
IIM Bangalore
XLRI Jamshedpur
IIM Lucknow
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) Delhi
Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon
XIMB Bhubaneshwar
TAPMI Manipal
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Top MBA Colleges offering MBA Finance as exclusive stand-alone MBA/PGDM Program
The list below contains top MBA colleges offering exclusive MBA Finance programs or similar programs.

Sl No.
Name of MBA College
MBA Finance – Exclusive Programme
IIM Kozhikode
PGP Finance
Jamna Lal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai
M.Sc. Finance
International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi
Post Graduate Diploma in Management -Banking & Financial Services (PGDM-B&FS)
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad
PGDM Finance
K J Somaiya Institute of Management studies & Research, Mumbai
PGDM Financial Services
FORE School of Management, New Delhi
PGDM-Financial Management
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM) New Delhi
PGDM Finance
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal
PGDM – Banking & Financial Services (BKFS)
IMT Nagpur
PGDM Finance
National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) Pune
PGDM Banking & Financial Services (B&FS)

Apart from these MBA colleges offering full time MBA in Finance Management courses, there are number of MBA colleges offering Part Time MBA in Finance Management like SIMSREE Mumbai, BITS Pilani among others.


Top Specialized Colleges offering MBA in Financial Management & related programs
Many top specialized financial institutes, colleges, Universities like Delhi University offer MBA/PGDM Financial Management programs with different titles. All these programs equip the candidates with key skills in financial management. Some of the best institutes/colleges offering these programs are:

Sl No.
Name of MBA College
National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune
National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad
National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), New Delhi
Department of Financial Studies (DFS), Delhi University, Delhi
National Stock Exchange (NSE) Academy, Mumbai
Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Institute, Mumbai
National Insurance Academy (NIA), Pune

MBA Finance Jobs: Placements & Career Opportunities
After completing your MBA in Finance, career opportunities are open in banking, finance, accounting, taxation, asset management areas that offer high salary packages to the finance management MBA graduates. If you have done MBA in Finance from a top MBA college, the average salary offered in accordance with the role offered can go as high as Rs. 10 to 20 lakhs per annum. Even after doing the MBA Finance from Tier-2 B-school, there is no dearth of MBA finance jobs in companies. The average starting compensation offered to an MBA in Finance remains high enough at Rs.5 to 7 lakhs per annum.


MBA Finance Jobs: Profiles & Roles Offered
MBA Finance job opportunities exist in Banking, Corporate Finance, Accounting & Taxation, Investment Management, Mergers & Acquisition, Fund Management, International Finance, Insurance Management, Stock Portfolio Management among other key areas.


The graduates with MBA Finance are offered key roles and profiles like Financial Analyst, Credit Risk Manager, Portfolio Manager, Treasury Manager, Derivatives Trader,  Structuring, Assistant Vice President – Finance/Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance Manager among others.


Top Recruiters for MBA in Finance
Some of the top recruiters who look for candidates with MBA Finance qualification include KPMG, Deloitte, Boston Consulting, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, CRISIL, J P Morgan, Barclays, McKinsey, Lehman, Bain & Co, Merrill Lynch among others. 

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Rising Placements for MBA Finance

Many top B-schools have reported good placements for their MBA Finance Programs. For example, TAPMI Placements 2020 for its specialist PGDM BKFS program have recorded a 12.65% rise in average salary which has gone up to Rs.12.73 LPA from Rs.11.3 LPA from last year.



Placement Year
Average Salary (Rs. In Lakhs)
Highest Salary (Rs. In Lakhs)

Top companies such as Alien Technology, Arcesium, Bajaj Finserv, Deloitte, Exide Life Insurance, EY, Future Generali, Grant Thorton, HDFC, HDFC Life Insurance, HSBC, Infosys participated in Placement 2020 at TAPMI.


International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi also recorded good placements for its PGDM-BFS program. Top recruiters included  American Express, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Citi Bank, Future Generali, LTFS, S&P Global, TresVista, HDFC Bank, HDFC Life, ICICI Prudential, Tata Capital, SBI Card , HSBC Bank , CRISIL, Darashaw, CARE Ratings , IndusInd Bank , ANZ Bank among others.


MBA Finance Syllabus and Courses
The MBA in Finance Syllabus is designed in such a way that the Management graduate in finance is able to handle multiple financial management tasks simultaneously. The key topics in MBA Finance Syllabus as included in IIM Calcutta, Ahmedabad, XLRI among other top MBA colleges are:

  • Money and Banking
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Management Control System
  • International Finance
  • Bank Management
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Structured Finance
  • Infrastructure and Project Finance
  • Options, Futures & Derivatives
  • Business Valuation
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Trading Strategies
  • Financial Modelling
  • Infrastructure Finance
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Commodity Finance
  • Acquisitions & Mergers
  • Corporate investment management
  • Portfolio management
  • Hedge fund management
  • Small business and corporate finance
  • Investments
  • Securities analysis
  • Borrowing
  • Fundraising
  • Collections
  • Disbursements

To summarize, MBA Finance is a good choice for MBA aspirants who are good with numbers and will like to work with fast growing sectors like Private Banking, Financial Services (AMC, Wealth Management etc), Insurance, Corporate Finance and related areas. You can either decided to pursue MBA Finance from a good B-school (List above) or select a Specialized Institute in area of your choice. Above list of MBA Finance Colleges in India will help you.