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Programme highlights

  • 8 years of successful on-campus delivery

  • 4 industry-oriented elective baskets

  • TAPMI alumni status

  • Advanced digital platform

  • Live virtual classes

  • Experienced faculty

  • 100% online programme

  • Access to e-books and case studies

8 years of successful on-campus delivery

4 industry-oriented elective baskets

TAPMI alumni status

Advanced digital platform

Live virtual classes

Experienced faculty

100% online programme

Access to e-books and case studies

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  • Learning outcomes

    Varied real- world learning experiences, enabling industry integration and cross fertilisation of ideas

    Command over key areas such as digital transformation in the banking sector, cryptocurrency & blockchain technology, and innovations in the new-age banking environment

    Updated knowledge and skill sets aligned with the demands of the BFSI sector

    Enhanced analytical, problem-solving, managerial, and leadership skills

    Specialised knowledge and skills pertaining to the chosen electives

  • Roles you can explore

    Wealth Management

    Investment Banking

    Financial Risk Management

    Financial Analysis

    Credit Risk Analysis

    Treasury Management

    Fund Investment & Services

    Asset Management

    Corporate Banking

    Financial Risk Advisory

    Investor Relations

    Financial Compliance

    Wholesale Banking

    Private Banking, and more

  • Programme benefits

    Flexible programme design & weekend course delivery

    Mentorship

    Career oriented electives

    Career advancement opportunities

    Opens doors to leadership roles

    Increased earning potential

    Experiential and future- focused learning

Who can apply?

  • Graduates from recognised universities with minimum 50% marks

  • Minimum 1 year of experience from reputed companies

  • Early-career professionals aspiring for a career in banking and financial management

  • Mid to senior-level managers in the banking and financial services sector, eager to understand risk management & control in an evolving business environment

  • Business leaders in banking and financial institutions keen to gain a deeper understanding of the BFSI sector in a disruptive world

  • Risk management consultants & finance professionals working in banks or fintech organizations, or handling similar clients/projects

What you will learn


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    Financial Accounting

    The course includes topics such as Preparation of Financial Statements, Statement of Cash Flows, Inventory Costing Methods, Fixed Assets, Analysis of Financial Statements using Ratios, among other key subjects.

    Corporate Finance – I

    The focus of this course is to understand that every decision a business makes has financial implications. This course is important for every business manager across various domains. The course is divided into five modules: time value of money, valuation of bonds and stocks, capital budgeting, risk and return, debt policy and dividend policy.

    Management Accounting

    The course broadly deals with understanding the cost accumulation and absorption techniques using various costing systems. It provides conceptual clarity on Management control and evaluates its performance and application in a business context.

    Managerial Economics

    The course broadly deals with understanding the basic microeconomic theories in the context of consumer, producer behavior, market structures, and its application in the business context.

    Business Statistics

    This course deals with business statistics that enable decision making amid uncertainty, in the areas of business like marketing, finance, and HR, among others. Business managers must consider business statistics, if they expect maximum profitability for their enterprises.

    Human Resource Management

    This course is aimed at producing thought leaders in the field of human resources who can effectively manage people and organizations. It will give you the required insights to prepare to leverage the vital human resource for achieving competitive advantage.

    Marketing Management

    An introductory course in marketing is essential for all aspiring management professionals. This course introduces you to the key concepts, methods of analysis, strategies, and tactics critical to managing the marketing process.

    Indian Financial System & Financial Markets

    This course covers the fundamentals of financial markets, financial institutions, and financial products such as stocks, bonds, and money market securities. It also elaborates on the basics of trading mechanisms.

    Economic Policy Analysis

    The course covers the objectives and tools of an economic policy, such as public spending choices, financial integration, crisis and responses, global imbalances, and monetary policy. It also includes an empirical research project on macroeconomics and the policy environment prevailing in foreign economies, and international interdependence.

    Financial Statement Analysis (Accounting Standards)

    This course is aimed at a student who has already undergone a basic course in Financial Accounting and therefore has the necessary skill sets for preparing complete set of financial statements.

    Macroeconomics

    The course intends to offer conceptual as well as working knowledge of the macroeconomic environment, integrating economic relations among governments, businesses and international institutions.

    Corporate Finance II

    The overall objective of the course is to explain and apply the fundamental concepts of financial statement analysis across different industry segments, estimate and analyze financial forecasting, working capital choices, and management of corporations.

    Financial Econometrics

    The course primarily aims to provide a set of empirical tools to analyze historical financial data, establish associations among macroeconomic variables and make predictions about future trends. The course covers cross-sectional, time series and panel data analysis and provides intensive hands-on training sessions using R.

    Insurance Management

    This course seeks to focus on management of hazardous risks; primarily the property, liability, loss of income and fidelity risks faced by organizations in the context of the overall risk management function.

    Organizational Behavior

    Organizational behavior (OB) course helps you develop a deeper understanding of human behavior in an organizational setting. Through this course, you will cultivate mindsets and build skills to understand the ways in which organizations and their members affect one another.

    Financial Product Selling

    This course is designed to improve product knowledge and salesmanship skills of students when it comes to financial products like shares, bonds, mutual funds etc.

    IT in Banking

    This course aims to introduce concepts and applications of Information Systems and Technology, and Operation of FinTech enterprises to students. It helps to understand the transforming landscape of banking industry today, led by IT and digital interventions.

    Story telling with data

    This course explains the importance of data visualizations and storytelling and how to visualize data and communicate it to an audience effectively. It helps students understand the value and principles of business storytelling, teaches them to apply data visualization techniques to organizational data, and draw insights from the data to support managerial decision-making.

    Strategic Decision Making & Value Creation

    This course on knowledge-based strategic capability seeks to develop an understanding of how an organization can identify, absorb, develop, and utilize knowledge for developing strategic capabilities. It looks to equip students with the skills required to analyze dynamically evolving situations in which managing knowledge can enhance strategic capabilities, organizational performance, and effectiveness.

    FinTech and Role of Emerging Technologies in Finance

    The course helps to understand the new trends in banking and financial services industry. It analyzes the emerging technologies involved in the innovative products of BFSI industry & how the FinTech and BigTechs have changed contours of BFSI industry.

    New-age Banking and Finance

    Basket A - Analytics for Banking and Finance*

    • Analytics and AI in Finance & Banking
    • Risk Analytics in Finance and Banking
    • Financial Engineering & Structured Finance
    • Credit Analytics
    • Financial Modeling using Excel and VBA
    • Data Analysis and Interpretation

    Basket B - Banking*

    The course helps to create awareness on various Regulations and Acts with special reference to the Banking industry. It helps students to equip themselves with various legal aspects to manage the routine affairs of the institutions / establishments they will serve in the future.

    This is a basic course on banking treasury designed to cover the various activities carried out by a bank’s treasury department. It provides an overview of the role and functions that are carried out by the treasury wing of a commercial bank.

    Basket C - Capital Markets*

    The course includes topics such as Properties of Stock Options, Trading Strategies, The Black-Scholes-Merton Model, Option Greeks, Introduction to Python, Descriptive Statistics, Binomial Trees, BS Option Pricing, Multi-leg Options, MC Option Pricing, IV Formulation and IV Skew.

    This course deals with the entire gamut of Fixed Income Securities and to some extent Fixed Income Derivatives along with the respective segments of Risk Management. The course helps students develop a good understanding of Fixed Income Markets, Fixed Income Products, and its criticality for an entity on both sides of Balance Sheet

    The focus of this course is to prepare students for a career in Fund Management. This course is designed keeping in mind various skill sets required for a buy-side analyst working for a Mutual Fund / Wealth Management firm.

    Basket D- Advanced Corporate Finance*

    This course aims to provide an insight into both the strategic and the functional dimensions of mergers & acquisitions and develop a critical appreciation for its rationale as well as constraints.

    The course predominantly focuses on fundamental analysis and valuation of a firm’s equity. Students will primarily study the discounted valuation and relative valuation techniques and their application under different settings.

    This course is aimed at providing basic knowledge of Private Equity & Venture Capital as it is practised all over the world. It focuses on the various types of operations carried out by both the types of companies and how the transactions affect the interests of investors and the whole ecosystem of Financial Services Industry.

    This course is aimed at providing basic knowledge of Investment Banking as it is practised all over the world. The course unfolds through lectures and contemporary case-studies on various aspects of Investment bankers.

    Easy financing options

    We offer easy financing options in the form of loans at low interest rates and part payment facilities to enable students to secure seats seamlessly. Additionally, students can also apply for education loans to obtain tax benefits.

    Scholarship category Scholarship discount Eligibility criteria
    Defence personnel 20% Minimum 2 years’ service in the armed forces.
    Divyaang (for persons with disabilities) 20% Candidate must submit certificate of claim as per government norms.
    Merit – Indian students 10% ≥75% (aggregate) at entry level qualification from a recognised board/university.*
    Merit – Foreign/ NRI students 15% / 10% ≥ 90% or ≥ 75% (aggregate) at entry level qualification from a recognised board/university for a 15% or 10% scholarship on course fee, respectively.*
    MAHE/ Academy of General Education alumni 15% ≥75% (aggregate) at graduation.*

    *Continuation of scholarship in subsequent years is subject to performance in previous year (70% or 7 CGPA)

    Reputed hiring partners

    Note: Hiring partners pertain to the on-campus MBA-BKFS programme

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    00 LPA Highest CTC

    00%Salary upturn

    Note: Placement data pertains to the on-campus MBA-BKFS programme

    Meet our faculty

    Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan

    Director - TAPMI & T. A. Pai Chair Professor of Finance

    Madhu Veeraraghavan is the Director and Chair Professor of Finance at TAPMI. He also oversees all the management programs at MAHE and teaches behavioral finance and corporate finance. Prof. Madhu Veeraraghavan has done his Ph.D. in Finance from Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. His work has appeared in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, and others. He previously served as faculty at reputed business schools.

    Prof. Jeevan J Arakal

    Associate Professor, Chairperson – Branding & PR, Executive Chair - Education Programs and VEL

    Jeevan J Arakal is an Associate Professor and Executive Chair of Education Programs and VEL at TAPMI. He is also the Chairperson of Branding and PR. He currently teaches Brand Management, Sales & Distribution Management, Rural Marketing, Marketing Management, and Consumer Behaviour. Prof. Arakal has worked for twelve years in development and academic institutions and has taught marketing courses to management graduates and delivered training programs to clients like Axis Bank, and Kutchina. He is an economics graduate and has a Ph.D. from SJMSOM-IIT Bombay.

    Prof. Meera L. B. Aranha

    Professor & Chairperson – MBA-BKFS

    Meera L. B. Aranha is a Professor and Chairperson of MBA - BKFS at TAPMI. She teaches Management of Banks with specific reference to Banking Finance, Risk & Compliance, and Audit & Legal Implications. Prof. Meera Aranha was a dedicated Banker with 30 years of experience in credit, treasury, audit, legal, and recovery facets of banking. She retired as General Manager from Karnataka Bank Ltd after serving for 30 years in various capacities. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a law degree, and specializes in Risk Management. Her opinion pieces on banking and related matters are published in popular press.

    Prof. Abhishek Kumar Rohit

    Associate Professor & Co-Chair MBA-BKFS

    Abhishek Kumar Rohit is an Associate Professor and Co-Chair of MBA, BKFS at TAPMI. He currently teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Environment, International Finance, and Econometrics. He is a fellow of Indian Institute of Management Raipur in Economics and Business Environment. He holds an MBA in Finance and has served Punjab National Bank for 3 years in managerial cadre. He has received accolades for exemplary work in financial inclusion and debt recovery by Punjab National bank.

    Prof. Vrishali N Bhat

    Associate Professor & Chairperson – MBA Program

    Vrishali Bhat is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of MBA program at TAPMI. She teaches Financial Management, Management Accounting, Corporate Laws, Security Analysis, Financial Planning and Portfolio Management. She worked with Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd for 8 years. Prof. Vrishali Bhat has a postgraduate degree in Commerce from the Pune University and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She is also a qualified Mutual Fund and Insurance Advisor.

    Prof. Cledwyn Fernandez

    Assistant Professor & Co – Chair – Accounting, Economics and Finance

    Cledwyn Fernandez is an Assistant Professor and a Co-Chair of Accounting, Economics, and Finance areas at TAPMI. He teaches Managerial Economics and Macroeconomics. Prof. Cledwyn Fernandez has completed his graduation in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and is a Gold Medallist in M.A. Economics. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Economics from XLRI, Xavier School of Management.

    Prof. Kartikeya Bolar Pramoda

    Associate Professor

    Kartikeya Bolar Pramoda is an Associate Professor at TAPMI. The subjects he teaches include Predictive Analytics and Machine learning, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data mining, Business Analytics, Managerial Statistics, Business Statistics, Quantitative Methods for Research, and Econometrics. Prof. Kartikeya Bolar Pramoda has over 18 years of experience in teaching and research and has taught across various B-Schools in the country. He has also conducted Management Development programs and workshops.

    Prof. Shruthi J Mayur

    Associate Professor, Co-Chair – HR, OB & Communications and Chairperson- MBA-HRM Program

    Shruthi J Mayur works as an Associate Professor in the OB & HR Area. She is a Chairperson of Alumni Relations Committee and Vice President of Alumni Association at the T. A. Pai Management Institute. She has 19 years of teaching experience and 7 years of industry experience. She received a FIRO-B certification from Anahat Organization Development and EI (Emotional Intelligence) Certification from EI Learning Systems, Texas, U.S.A. and FEIL at IIM Bangalore.

    Prof. Sudheer Reddy

    Associate Professor & Co-Chair - Corporate Engagement

    Sudheer Reddy is an Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Corporate Engagement at TAPMI. He teaches International Finance and Financial Modelling. Prof. Sudheer Reddy has over 20 years of experience in banking, start-up projects, and academia. He also has expertise in Investment banking, Wealth management, and Retail banking.

    Hear from our learners

    • TAPMI BKFS programme is one of the best courses for finance enthusiasts. It covers topics in depth and provides great learning opportunities for those who want to pursue their career in finance. While keeping up with industry practices, it also includes subjects such as data analytics which truly is a value addition to the course.
    • An extremely useful program for students who are looking to establish a career in finance. It offers good insights into various diversified aspects of finance from fixed income securities, investment management, financial advisory and so much more. During the program, we got to learn from industry experts through various sessions held from time to time to help us understand what exactly the industry demands from us and how to excel in the same.
    • Joining the BKFS course at TAPMI was a very important and successful decision for me. The curriculum is constantly updated as per financial industry requirements. The subject design and the faculty here give you the liberty to think beyond just theories. They demonstrate concepts and their use through discussions and live case studies. Overall, it has given me exposure to the industry and has prepared me for my future corporate life.
    • I am one of those rare combinations with an MBA from Medical background. With a passion for finance but coming from a diverse background, the course design was so systematic that my journey was seamless. The industry-relevant course structure helped me a lot during my internship as well.
    • TAPMI BKFS is a well designed course. It has given me practical experience of various concepts we use in finance via in-class case discussions, debates etc. This course also has a perfect blend of Marketing and Strategy concepts which came in handy during my internship.
    • BKFS program at TAPMI has helped me develop a multi-dimensional perspective towards finance. I joined here aspiring to prepare for the same old traditional opportunities offered in banking and financial services but ended up with so much more. I was able to widen my horizon through discussions with professors, guest faculties, and students over numerous sessions, workshops, and case discussions.

    Questions you might have

    What is virtual learning?

    Programmes delivered in a device-to-device mode in a virtual learning environment are termed “virtual learning” programmes. An interactive live classroom environment is created for the participants, and the rigor and engagement of the classroom environment are replicated in a high-quality technology-enabled learning platform. Virtual learning provides an opportunity for working professionals to study without taking a break from their careers. 

    Is the programme completely virtual?

    Yes, the entire programme is delivered through online platforms. The experience is seamless with a digital whiteboard, hand raise for dynamic participation, and chat options for unobtrusive queries, when required.

    How is the programme delivered?

    • Lectures will be delivered through an appropriate online platform like Zoom or Microsoft Teams
    • Learners can attend the sessions using a laptop/ mobile at your convenience in your city
    • Classes will be scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays
    • There will be 5 sessions per week, every session will run for 90 minutes
    • Multiple assessment modes will be used to test and facilitate learning
    • Participants will be provided with e-books and reading material for each course

    Do you provide placement with this programme?

    While this is not a placement guarantee programme, Online Manipal provides placement assistance services to all its students.

    What are the benefits of this programme?

    • Varied real- world learning experiences, enabling industry integration and cross fertilisation of ideas
    • Command over key areas such as digital transformation in the banking sector, cryptocurrency & blockchain technology, and innovations in the new-age banking environment
    • Updated knowledge and skill sets aligned with the demands of the BFSI sector
    • Enhanced analytical, problem-solving, managerial, and leadership skills
    • Specialised knowledge and skills pertaining to the chosen electives

    Who is eligible for this programme?

    • Graduates from recognised universities with a minimum of 50% marks
    • Minimum 1 year of industry experience from reputed companies

    What are the credentials of the faculty that would be teaching the online programme?

    The online programme would be taught by the same faculty that teaches the on-campus BKFS programme. However, TAPMI reserves the right to decide and change the faculty without prior intimation.

    How is the programme delivered? Is it a correspondence course?

    This is NOT a correspondence programme. The programme is offered through live online sessions, where you interact with the faculty in real-time. It is a synchronous process; however, all classroom recordings will be shared with programme participants post-completion of the session.

    How does a virtual programme differ from traditional programmes?

    Virtual learning programmes are as rigorous as traditional classes. All features of traditional classes, such as class participation, assignments, group collaboration, and project work to name a few, are available in this technology-enabled environment as well.

    Is the online MBA- BKFS program the same as the on-campus program at TAPMI?

    The on-campus and online programs both offer the same degree ie– MBA- BKFS. While the online program is inspired and based on the reception and demand for the on-campus program, the online program has been specially curated to suit working professionals. TAPMI has made necessary changes to the curriculum and other offerings of the program to enable the delivery in 100% online mode.

    How can I contact TAPMI if I have any queries/questions regarding the programme?

    You can send an email to info@tapmi.onlinemanipal.com or call us at +91 7406 637 637 / 7406 613 613.

    Can I start this programme anytime?

    While you cannot start the online MBA in BKFS anytime, you can choose your own time to study and interact with faculty and go through the course content. 

    Who should do online MBA in BKFS?

    This programme is most suited for-

    • Early-career professionals aspiring for a career in banking and financial management
    • Mid to senior-level managers in the banking and financial services sector, eager to understand risk management & control in an evolving business environment
    • Business leaders in banking and financial institutions keen to gain a deeper understanding of the BFSI sector in a disruptive world
    • Risk management consultants & finance professionals working in banks or fintech organizations, or handling similar clients/projects

    Will I get a certificate for this programme?

    Yes, you will receive a degree certificate after successful completion of online MBA in BKFS by TAPMI, a constituent unit of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). 

    If I decide to discontinue the programme due to an emergency, will I get a refund?

    Please visit refund policy page or contact our course coordinators for more details.

    What is the programme fee?

    The actual programme fee is INR 7,00,000. However, there is a special inaugural batch fee of INR 5,60,000. The application fee is INR 1,500. 

    What is the overall intake for the programme?

    Unlike most online programmes, this programme limits the intake to only 120 learners. This is to ensure there are ample opportunities for quality interaction between the cohort and the faculty members that amplify learning outcomes for all the learners. 

    What is the selection process?

    Interested candidates must apply online on onlinemanipal.com or tapmi.onlinemanipal.com by paying an application fee of INR 1500. Based on the details and documents submitted, a profile-based selection will be conducted. Candidates will be intimated via email about the outcome of selection process.

    In between the programme, if a learner is transferred or gets a job abroad, can she/he complete the programme from there?

    There is no location constraint for the programme. The programme is 100% online and can be attended from any place that has a stable internet connection. 

    What are the documents required to apply for this programme?

    The documents required are – copies of your graduation or degree certificate along with a copy of the transcript, a letter from the employer justifying your relevant work experience (wherever applicable), along with a registration fee of INR 1500/- (non-refundable). Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and might change based upon directives from the institute.

    Will there be an interview/ test for admission to this programme?

    There is no interview or entrance test for the selection of candidates.

    Are graduates running their own businesses eligible for this programme?

    Yes, they are eligible provided they present the appropriate professional credentials to enrol for the programme.

    What are the financing options available to students?

    We offer easy financing options in the form of loans at low interest rates and part payment facilities to enable students to secure seats seamlessly. Additionally, students can also apply for education loans to obtain tax benefits. 

    How many hours do I need to spend on this programme?

    Learners will need to spend around 15-20 hours/week for a period of 24 months to complete this programme. We recommend attendance of 75% per course in the programme.

    If I am unable to attend classes regularly, can I directly connect with the faculty?

    The recommended attendance per course is 75%. Session recordings will be available for all programme participants who cannot attend a session or for those who wish to revisit them.

    Will I be able to access classes when I am travelling?

    You can access and attend classes while you are travelling. However, we do not recommend this option as you might have unstable network connection. As mentioned earlier, recordings of all classroom sessions will be available to all programme participants.

    Can I take up classes while I am abroad?

    Yes, if you have a stable internet connection and the time zone is convenient for you.

    If I face any technical issues, will the classes be repeated for me?

    Though technical issues are uncommon, recorded sessions will be available for you to revisit in case you face an issue during live sessions.

    Does the online program also include Bloomberg finance lab, student-managed investment course, and training by SBI and BSE that are available for on-campus programme?

    The programme is curated to suit the working professionals in the online environment and all these offerings are not feasible for such a setup. Hence, these offerings are not available for the online programme.

    Is the online BKFS curriculum CFA C-BOK and FRM certified?

    While the curriculum is not CFA C-BOK and FRM certified, it will enable students to prepare for these certifications.

    What are the electives offered in the online MBA- BKFS programme?

    Students can choose from 4 industry-oriented elective baskets – Analytics for Banking and Finance, Banking, Capital Markets, Advanced Corporate Finance.

    What is the minimum attendance required?

    The minimum attendance required is 75%.

    Can I take a break?

    The programme has a defined start and finish date. A grace period of one month is given for the completion of course-related formalities.

    Is the project work to be done after or during the programme duration?

    Project work needs to be completed within the programme duration and within the time frame specified in the programme. As mentioned above, a month’s grace period is given for the completion of all evaluation components except the end-term examination. In case a participant misses the end-term examination, an application for re-examination must be submitted. Candidates can take the re-exam upon payment of the examination fees.

    How is the assessment and grading done for an individual at the end of the session?

    A student is assessed on her/his performance in quizzes followed by individual or group assignments like case analysis, and projects given to them from time to time. Every course also has an end-term examination which is an individual component. Accordingly, grades are awarded as prescribed in the programme outline.

    Would the course material given by TAPMI suffice, or do learners have to refer to other books for successful completion of online MBA in BKFS?

    The course material supplied by TAPMI is sufficient. For extra or additional information, one may refer to other books online or visit any library.

    How do we communicate with the faculty outside of classroom timings?

    You can directly email the faculty for programme-related queries. Discussions forums are also a useful way to clear doubts.

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