Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies is the reputed B-school in Asia-Pacific region, have been consistently ranked among top 10 management schools in India. Along with MMS/ MBA, JBIMS started new course, Master of Science-Finance in 2013.As many candidates have n number of doubts and confusion concerned with M.Sc. Finance versus MBA Finance, this article will give candidates defined career direction.


MBA outline:

MMS (MBA) is the flagship degree of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. It is two year full time degree with batch of 120 students. MBA curriculum covers the business oriented subjects like marketing, operation, HR, System and Finance etc. The students who wanted to pursue their career in finance, they select finance as specialization in second year of MBA where students learn about 4-5 finance related subjects and rest are management subjects.

MSc Finance in brief:

We introduce ourselves as the first two year full time, one of its kind in India, Masters of Science (MSc) in Finance. Thanks to honourable Ex- Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh who introduced this course in 2011 at Mumbai. A profound course and its content are in line with London School of Economics Masters in Finance course, University of Florida and some other foreign institutes. The student intake is limited to 30 students. It adds an Indian core to finance and intends to produce pool of trained and globally competitive industry ready finance professionals.

Course overview:

MSc Finance provides more comprehensive and intensive exposure to finance, but limited exposure to general management topics. MSc Finance trained students in statistics and mathematics with the application of finance. In broader way, it’s more technical course compared with MBA Finance, covers various aspects of theory and practice of financial engineering. It prepares students to excel in tools of computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, and economic theory. It includes workshops on latest statistical tools including R, SAS so that students are abreast with the most sophisticated methodologies used in financial and analytics industry. A student developed sound knowledge of econometrics and financial modeling with hands-on experience in SPSS, E-views and Excel. So overall, students learn 10-15 specialized finance related subjects in the two year period.

Career opportunity for trained finance professions are available in:

MSc Finance prepares students career related to financial services industry as well as finance manager while MBA Finance students have immense opportunity to work as finance manager, but not specifically in financial services.

The course gives candidates employment opportunities  in investment banking, portfolio management services, private equity firm, broking firms, insurance companies, credit rating agencies  venture capital entities, Banking sector,  IT and consulting firms. 

Whether MSc Finance is right choice for me?

The candidate should be graduated in any faculty with statistical or mathematical background at higher secondary level. The candidate should possess strong analytical skills, strong quantitative aptitude and number-crunching skills, structured problem solving approach towards case studies. The candidate who has strong passion in finance and has ability to work under pressure, MSc Finance is right career for you. Don’t forget finance sector offers highest paying job among any other sectors.

For more detail about MSc Finance course, Syllabus, Admission process, Batch profile and Placement report, please visit www.jbims.edu

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