The Department of Financial Studies (DFS), under the prestigious Delhi University, has been an institution of learning for students who aspire to enhance their managerial efficacy in the field of finance. For the past two decades DFS has been providing the industry with competent, proficient and dedicated finance professionals who have honed their skills through a full-time two-year MBA (Financial Management) Programme.
The MBA (FM) Programme seeks to cultivate its scholars about conceptual and analytical skills of financial decision making. What sets this course apart from its contemporaries in the area of management is the balanced concoction of various aspects of finance. The students are provided with inputs in the basic areas of managerial decision-making such as Managerial Economics, Quantitative Techniques, Financial Accounting, Corporate Law etc., as well as in different areas of finance such as Financial Management, Financial Services, International Finance, International Accounting, Investment Management, Project Appraisal and so on.
To keep students abreast with the latest developments in the field of finance the curriculum has been updated to include new courses such as Derivatives & Risk Management, Treasury Management, Real Estate Investment Management, Insurance Management, Mutual Funds Management, Equity Research, etc.
The summer training programme offers the students an opportunity to put the acquired financial knowledge to practice and also to leverage on the experience gained in their first year. The edge is further sharpened by constant interaction with the industry through the Annual Convention, Seminars, Workshops, Symposia and Research work.
Thorough grooming of the students over a period of two years gives them a fine blend of theoretical and practical inputs to take on challenging careers in the field of Corporate Finance, International Finance, Merchant Banking, Capital and Money Markets, Portfolio Management, Investment Advisory Services, Credit Rating, Venture Capital, Forex Advisory Services, etc. Under the guidance of learned faculty, renowned in the field of finance and other related areas; industry practitioners and academicians, the DFSian epitomizes the philosophy of vision, innovation and excellence, to perform and shine.
CFA University Affiliation Program
Department of Financial Studies is one of the academic institutions which was recently welcomed into CFA University Affiliation Program . Academic institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) including the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct—into their curriculum are eligible to participate in the University Affiliation Program.
An Affiliated University signals to their students and to employers that their curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA® Program exams. The affiliation is a signal to Industry as well as potential students that DFS curriculum is closely linked with the professional practice hence giving an edge those students who are sitting for CFA Exams. As a result of this recognition, the MBA (FM) students of DFS are entitled to scholarships for the CFA Program.