In today’s world, the study of finance can range from corporate finance, financial reporting, financial evaluation, financial regulation, to behavioural finance, econometrics, financial modelling, quantitative finance, investment management, investment banking and aspects of accounting. In order to be job-ready, students need to have an in-depth knowledge of accounting, possess the skill of quantitative research and be able to do analysis while keeping various finance principles and economy in mind. And who can help you with that? A B-School known for Finance. But before you make a b-school your goal, it is important to understand it’s feasibility. Not just in terms of marks or tests, but also intake (seats), fees, etc. This article brings you the list of top Indian B-schools best known for their Finance courses. Hope this list helps you narrow down your search and make an informed career decision.
In India, Finance is considered one of the most sought after specializations, attracting a big community of MBA aspirants every year. It is also one of the oldest disciplines of management courses. During the 19th century, it was a sub-course of Economics. But somewhere in the 20th century, it found its ground and became an individual subject of study. When we hear the word, ‘finance’, we mostly think of banking. But banking is just one part of finance. The finance universe involves management, investment, control & review, as well as converting resources as capital required for industrial building and working.
|Institute||Total Seats||Fees (In Lacs)||Avg Salary (LPA)||Exams||Cut-Off (%tile)|
|ISB Hyderabad||600||34||22.14||CAT, GRE, GMAT||680|
|JBIMS Mumbai||120||6||18.91||CAT, CMAT, MAH (CET)||98+|
|SPJIMR Mumbai||275 (Includes International Students)||16||22.90||CAT, XAT, GMAT||85+,87, 650|
|DFS DU - Financial Management||46||25,000||12.05||CAT||97+|
|IIFT||440||16.70||20.07||IIFT Exam (300 max. marks), CAT||120, 90|
*The list simply lists out top colleges for Finance. It is not meant to rank one college over others.
*All the numbers are as of 2018 and 2019.
*The fees structure and admission is for general category.
The answer lies in your requirements -
- If you are someone who has scored exceptionally well in entrance tests and wants to go to the best colleges that the country has to offer, then IIM C, B, A and FMS fit your vibe.
- If you are someone who is looking for a return on investment (ROI), then business schools like FMS, DFS DU, JBIMS etc. will be the ideal choice for you.
- If you are someone who has not scored well at CAT but are confident about your performance in XAT, NMAT and SNAP, then XLRI, SIBM, NMIMS could be your b-school.
- For some, the region is a very important factor in choosing a business school. E.g, if you are from Mumbai, you may prefer a business school in close proximity to your home city.
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