Curriculum

Pathways

In third and final year, you will choose a pathway of your interest. JSBF provides you 3 specializations mentioned below. You will also explore a topic independently and in-depth in through final year capstone project.

  • Pathway 1: Finance and Risk Management
  • Pathway 2: Banking and Financial Law
  • Pathway 3: FinTech and Analytics

Optional Pathway 1: Finance and Risk Management

This specialization is ideal for students who are interested  in the stock market and enjoy working with numbers. This specialization track will give students a deeper understanding of the various financing and dividend decisions, business valuation and mergers and acquisitions decisions, capital budgeting aspects of investment decisions, how firms manage their cash and working capital, risk management etc. In 3rd year, students will be able to choose 6 courses from the following list. Options offered may vary from year to year.

  • Behavioral Finance 
  • Structured Finance & Derivatives
  • International Corporate Finance & Foreign Exchange Management
  • Project Finance & Appraisal 
  • Mergers & Acquisition 
  • Fixed Income Securities 
  • Forensic Accounting 
  • Credit Appraisal & Financing 
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Insurance and Actuarial Science
  • Elective Courses from Business School

Optional Pathway 2: Banking and Financial Law

This pathway is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in aspects of the law that are highly relevant to the emerging banking and finance sector. The optional courses help students understand intricacies of the regulations and guidelines that financial institutions must follow. This path will help in preparing students for a career in advising international law firms, investment banks, accounting firms, international corporations or as fund managers. In 3rd year, students will be able to choose 6 courses from the following list. Options offered may vary from year to year.

  • Capital Adequacy under Basel III
  • General and Commercial Laws 
  • Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency 
  • Company Law
  • Capital Markets and Securities Laws 
  • International Business-Laws and Practices
  • Due Diligence and Compliance Management in Banking & Finance
  • Economic and Labour Laws
  • Elective from Law School

Optional Pathway 3rd: FinTech and Analytics

Organizations in India and around the globe are rapidly embracing digital transformation in the form of digital currency, robotic process automation, and extensive use of analytics. This helps drive their financial top line and bottom line in a major way. This pathway prepares the student to understand how to apply these emerging technologies. The application of Blockchain, robotics, and data analytics to banking and finance is crucial, profitable, and extremely rewarding, both for organizations and professionals. In 3rd year, students will be able to choose 6 courses from the following list. Options offered may vary from year to year.

  • Introduction to Emerging Technologies
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Introduction to Analytical Tools – Python/R
  • Data Visualization
  • Predictive Financial/Fraud/Actuarial Analytics
  • Fintech, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency
  • Digital Currency and Payments
  • Financial Solutions using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Digital Transformation of Banks and Insurance companies
  • Robotic Process Automation