PGDM BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES (BFS) PROGRAM
Two-year full-time AICTE approved and AACSB accredited residential program in Business Management.
NICHE PROGRAM OF IMT GHAZIABAD
The PGDM Banking and Financial Services program (BFS) at IMT Ghaziabad is a young program that began in 2019, with the aim of creating a differentiated, premium, specialized, offering catering to the huge demand for multiple skill sets within the BFS space. The program is an AIU (Association of Indian Universities) accredited. AIU equivalence translates to the PGDM being equivalent to an MBA degree of an Indian University which is required by aspirants for the purpose to higher studies in India and abroad. The PGDM (BFS) program provides students with contemporary skills and knowledge that are relevant for managing core operations of firms operating in the banking and financial services sector. The goal of the programs is to groom budding managers who are not only immediately employable in core banking and financial services functions but who can be groomed as future BFSI leaders. The program is being restructured to give students the best blend of theory, practice, history, data and disruption.
In a short duration of four years, the program has grown from strength to strength and is currently one of the most coveted program at IMTG, with many aspirants choosing this program as their first choice to do a PGDM. The growth of the program can also be measured from the differentiated curriculum aligned with the industry, the strong alliance with Vlerick Business School (Belgium) and the superior placement stats of the past 2 batches. During the past one year, the BFS cohort has the highest average placement stats among the programs offered at IMTG, and BFSI has emerged as the most prominent sector for recruitment at IMT for SIP and Final placements.
We also offer a range of domain-specific electives depending on recruiter feedback and student interest. In addition we are building a suite of flexible learning format courses that cover a number of contemporary and historical topics in the BFS world.
|Case Learning Pedagogy|
|Critical and Analytical Thinking|
|Introduction to Data Visualisation|
|Introduction to Python (R?)|
|Personal Growth Lab|
|Problem Solving with EXCEL|
|Behavioural Finance / Econ|
|Communication for Managers|
|Human Resource Management|
|Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|Leadership and Negotiation|
|Organizational Structure and Behaviour|
Essential Finance and Economics
|Financial statement analysis|
|Macro economics and international monetary policy – data and market lens|
|Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring|
Digital Innovation in BFS
|Basics of Database and SQL|
|Data Analytics and Artificial Intellegence|
|Machine Learning for BFS|
|Platforms, Ecosystems and Open Banking|
|Asset Liability & Capital Management|
|Contemporary topics in BFS – Flexible List of topics|
|Corporate banking – products, risks and relationship management|
|Financing Large Projects|
|Global Asset Allocation|
|Introduction to Banking and Financial Services|
|Introduction to Fin Markets – Fx, bond, derivatives|
|Marketing of Fin Services -1 (Retail products)|
|Navigating Bloomberg & Reuters|
|Operational excellence in services|
|Regulatory framework and expectation for BFS – India and International|
|Risk Management in BFS – 1, (treasury risk – liquidity, capital, ILAA, ICAAP)|
|Risk Management in BFS – 2( market risk, correlation, business model, concentration, wrong way)|
|Risk Management in BFS 3 – non-fin risks including ESG|
|Security Analysis and Portfolio Management|
|Venture Capital and Private Equity|
|TWO WEEK Bootcamp PRE SIP|
Our mission is to become one-stop destination for high quality talent for BFS industry.
We have successfully placed students in leading BFs institutions such as HSBC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Bank of America, RBL, Natwest, Arcesium, Bony Mellon, ICICI, Barclays, HDFC, Morgan Stanley as well as leading consulting firms such as BcG, Deloitte, KPMG, Darashaw, & Protiviti. Given the materially higher levels of compensation in the BFs sector, as the program matures, we expect to see our students’ starting CTC to meet and beat average levels of the overall cohort.
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Chairperson, PGDM Banking and Financial Services, IMT Ghaziabad
From the crawls of ignorance to the wings of confidence, PGDM(BFS) has transformed me exponentially. I feel it is a juncture where experience meets learning, where industry interacts with the raw talents to refine and polish to make an expert, and where professors become more than a mentor. Being a program directly headed by notable industry veterans with decades of expertise makes it one of a kind in terms of its course curriculum and knowledge transfer.
Coming from a really small town, my life has undergone a massive shift in learning with this program, and with its crisp course structure, we are exposed to what the industry demands, not the course fillers. It’s the perfect place to explore your latent talent in the field of finance and thrives on making you industry ready from the course initiation itself.
Parth Viralbhai Shah
The PGDM-BFS program at IMT is meticulously designed with a detailed focus on the financial services industry. There are highly qualified professors who provide us with hands-on experience through case studies and live projects. I have been provided with a plethora of opportunities to build my knowledge and apply it practically.
During my first year, I studied subjects like Business Valuation, Financial Derivatives, Investment Banking, Management Accounting, and many more. To cater to growth in Fintech Sector, analytical tools like Python, Tableau, SQL, and SAS are also been taught. There are ample opportunities related to summer internships and final placements at IMT. Most importantly, my overall development has been possible at IMT thanks to the standard sporting facilities.
I selected BFS program of IMT Ghaziabad mainly because of its rigorous curriculum. Its curriculum is finance-focused, and other subjects like HRM, Marketing, and Operations focus on the BFSI industry. The faculty for this course have Ph.D. from XLRI and IIMs. Also, a lot of the faculty has industry exposure in global banks, which adds to the course’s value. The curriculum taught topics relevant to the current banking business and having worked for 20 months with that background in commerce. It assisted me in expanding my knowledge and skill sets.
I was part of Finesse, Finance Club of IMT Ghaziabad. As a part of the club, I analysed almost every finance news and prepared sector analysis and equity research reports. We were also trained to manage a student-run portfolio which is a very responsible task. I also participated in many case competitions and participated in IMT’s sports league, playing cricket, football, and badminton.
My journey in IMT Ghaziabad during the last 7months has been a roller coaster; I met many people from different walks of life, made new friends, and started a new journey. Joining PGDM BFS has been the best decision, and this course takes us in-depth knowledge of finance and how the banking industry works. Projects given to us teach us how to apply what we have learned, making us ready to enter the banking and finance sector. Teachers from Vlerick university give us a view of how the Banking and financial sector works outside India.
I am Ayushi Jain, pursuing my PGDM- BFS from IMT Ghaziabad. The curriculum of BFS is to the point as it has all the courses that are very important to survive in the Banking & Financial Industry. Also, the faculty of PGDM-BFS have excelled in premier institutions and have a considerable amount of relevant work experience. We as a class get real-time case studies, and the faculty share their experience with us, which is very helpful as to how to approach different perspectives of the Banking & Financial industries. Another differentiating factor of BFS from other curricula is that BFS offers courses in data science and analytics which will be very helpful for students to analyze data and develop patterns and contribute to a problem-solving approach. The pedagogy at BFS taught to students is right from basics, as you don’t need any prior knowledge before opting for BFS as a stream.
PGDM BFS at IMT is one of the best programs. The PGDM BFS (Banking & Financial Services) focuses on the Banking & Financial sector, giving you an in-depth knowledge of this sector with the latest updates. IMT Ghaziabad offers this course in partnership with Vlerick Business School, Brussels (one of the oldest B-Schools in Europe). Faculties from this foreign institution come to bestow their knowledge to the students. The sessions prepare you to face several situations in the BFSI sector.
I found a lot of learnings in this program. This program helps build a stronghold for a future in the BFSI sector. Even after being an engineer, the course curriculum makes you feel comfortable and enhances your curiosity to learn.