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2 years full-time

FINANCIAL MARKETS PRACTICE in collaboration with BSE Institute Limited

MBA in Financial Markets Practice is an endeavour to train young professionals on important aspects of practice in the financial markets ecosystem. One of the unique features of the program is that the course curriculum is designed, developed, and delivered by professionals from the financial services industry. The first year of foundation course is taught at the partnering business school and the second year of specialization and advanced modules is taught at Bombay Stock Exchange Institute in Mumbai.

The young professionals are nurtured with skills and expertise for meeting their career aspiration in various segments like banking, fund management, exchange operations, sales and distribution, business generation, client relationship, wealth management, compliance, research, analytics, valuation, credit appraisal, trading strategies, risk management, portfolio design, and advisory among others.

Our innovative program on Financial Markets Practice aims for the following objectives:

  • To keep pace with the contemporary issues faced by the financial markets of the World.
  • To give students exposure to theoretical, practical and operational aspects of the industry.
  • To transform a student into a complete professional having high standards of competence.

The training methodology will provide integrated inputs which will help to develop high degree of conceptual skills, analytical skills and quality technical knowledge base among aspirants and prepare them for immediate managerial assignments.

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Opportunity to experience Live Financial Markets. First Year at Chitkara University & Second Year at BSE Institute, Mumbai.

Our Two-Year Full-Time MBA in Financial Markets Practice is an innovative program jointly designed by Chitkara University and BSE Institute Limited to provide the participants with first-hand experience of working with the financial markets and learning from the professionals managing these markets.

Upon completion of the program, the students will be equipped to establish proprietary trading desks and tap various professional career opportunities within the financial markets ecosystem.

First year of the program would be delivered at Chitkara University and the second year at BSE Institute, Mumbai. Opportunity to experience live financial markets, interactions at financial institutions and financial marketplaces, visits to spot and futures exchange, mandis and warehouses, market regulators and policy makers, market institutions and intermediaries, international financial centers, and financial markets segment specific certifications would be an integral part of the program. The program contents are endorsed and validated by reputed academicians and leading market practitioners representing a wider section of the financial and commodity markets ecosystem.

The program meets the talent requirements of the different participants, stakeholders and intermediaries of the financial markets.

The pace and diversity of growth of the financial markets warrants diverse range of skill-sets and expertise. Although mainstream educational institutions have expanded significantly in conducting courses related to financial markets, practice-oriented knowledge is still found wanting. To fill this gap, Chitkara University and BSE Institute Limited designed MBA in Financial Markets Practice, a unique, market-driven, industry-supported, practice-oriented program providing first-hand experience of working with financial markets in India.

Salient features of the program:

  • First-hand experience of the working of the financial markets and institutions such as stock and commodity exchanges, clearing corporations, spot and futures markets, information networks, market intermediaries, banking and insurance, asset management, etc
  • Study closely the working of various processes of the market, including price discovery, risk management, market surveillance, and securities settlement
  • Study the role and functions of market intermediation and various business opportunities in market intermediation
  • Interact with industry leaders, practitioners, and regulators in the realm of financial markets, including policy makers, market institutions, market intermediaries, and other related institutions
  • Participate in simulated trading platform across various asset classes
  • Exposure and consultations at International Financial Centers


Our MBA program in Financial Markets Practice is designed in extensive consultation with market professionals and practitioners to provide a wide rage of perspectives on Financial Market Practices, policies, and regulations.
The program includes 7 terms of full time classroom teaching covering varied range of courses besides certifications and hands on projects in financial Markets. First year of program is delivered at Chitkara University and Second year of the program at BSE Training Institute, Dalal Street, Mumbai.

Structure of the program includes intensive focus on fundamental courses in finance and financial markets. Second year of the program is more hands on. Our batch is trained in the financial hub by market professionals as a result creating 360 degree knowledge spectrum for building our students perfect professionals in financial markets.

MBA Financial Markets Practice Program Structure

Term–1 Term–2
Marketing Management Cost & Management Accounting
Financial Accounting OB & Management Principles
Communication for Managers Statistics for Managers
Financial Statement Analysis Management of Financial Services
IT For Managers Financial Management
Financial Institutions & Markets Commercial Banking

Term–3 Term-4
Technical Analysis-I Industry Internship
Derivatives Basics
Fundamental Analysis
Foreign Exchange
Modeling through Excel

Term–5 Term-6
Capital Markets Credit Risk Management
Debt Markets Business Valuation
Forex Markets Technical Analysis – II
Derivatives Advanced Fundamental Analysis-II

Term–7 Term-8
Portfolio Management Capstone Project/Research Paper Publication / Case Writing
Securities & Business Law
SME Finance
Private Equity & Venture Capital

Our program has flexible but rigorous course curriculum so is the evaluation considering outcome assessment as the major quality indicator of all academic efforts.
The students shall be evaluated under three different sections.

Internal assessment
Course Faculty conducts internal assessment on the basis of various assignments, class participation, and course mid exam, field projects and presentations during the course

IExternal assessment
External assessment is theory based exam conducted at the end of Course to examine the understanding of various fundamental concepts of the course concerned. All the field projects, workshops, industry assignments during internal assessment are evaluated by the respective Instructors and mentors on the basis of decided parameters covering mainly participation, content, efforts made, results obtained and quality of results. The student must pass in each of the sections separately.
The student must pass in each of the sections separately.
All the field projects, workshops, industry assignments are evaluated by the respective Instructors and mentors in case of Internship and Capstone Project on the basis of decided parameters covering mainly participation, content, efforts made, results obtained and quality of results.

The rigor of this professional program requires full attendance, since students will be involved in variety of professional activities. The students may have to attend guest lectures on holidays or after class.

Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction will be English throughout the course.

Conferral of Degree
The Degree of MBA (Financial Markets Practice) will be awarded to successful candidates by Chitkara University after completion of program and Certificate by BSE Training Institute.

Financial Markets are emerging as the largest employment generator in the country. Trained and qualified professionals with an appreciation of interlinkages amongst the asset classes and insight into the global financial markets are in demand. The genesis of the program is to develop a talent pool for meeting the growing demand for professionals with inter-disciplinary understanding of financial and commodity markets.

Campus Recruitment

Our first batch of this program graduated in 2014 and got spectacular career openings in the following blue chip companies.

We have listed some career options for the students graduating from this program
By Institutions

  • Banks
  • Financial Institutions
  • Investment Banks
  • Mutual Funds
  • Exchanges
  • Warehouse, Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Data and Information Vendors
  • Corporates
  • Agro-based Industry
  • Brokerage and Intermediation
  • Financial Consulting
  • Financial Newspapers and Publication
  • Regulators and Policy Makers

By Job Profile

  • Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Fund Manager
  • Wealth Manager
  • Relationship Manger
  • Corporate Finance
  • Procurement Personnel
  • Operations
  • Compliance Manager
  • Commodity Experts
  • Testing and Quality Control
  • Creative and Client Relations
  • Research Managers
  • Broker | Consultant

Financial Markets

The financial sector is the new-generation growth industry in India. Banking, insurance, securities markets are experiencing rapid and diversified growth. Innovations in product design and distribution, growing needs of clients and investors, competition and liberalization, transparency in operations are leading to various market segments experience exponential growth, adding further to the momentum and vibrancy of the Indian economy.

These developments offer enormous opportunities for professional growth. Expertise and skillsets in understanding the nature and growth of financial markets and continuous learning on the current developments are the key and critical factors for a successful professional. It is the knowledge that will enhance the stature of the professional and enlarge the scope of
engagements in various activities and operations.

Financial markets are poised to emerge as the sector with immense potential for employment generation. The exponential growth of financial markets has given rise to various jobs and professions requiring diverse range of skill-sets and expertise. Experts believe that the financial sector will be the next big thing after information technology in creating employment and scope for self-employment opportunities.

It is important to gain proficiency in various aspects of the financial markets to get into this space with a meaningful participation and outcome. MBA in Financial Markets Practice could help immensely in this regard.

MBA in Financial Markets Practice is a major intervention that provides the students and professionals with the skill and
expertise to get a grasp of the complex nature of financial markets and the processes involved in operations.

Growth of turnover in various segments of Indian stock market

Year Turnover (`crore)
Cash Segment
(All India)
Equity Derivatives
Currency Derivatives
Interest Rate
Derivatives (NSE)
2009-10 55,16,833 1,76,63,899 37,27,262 2,975
2010-11 46,82,437 2,92,48,375 76,43,805 62
2011-12 34,78,391 3,21,58,208 98,96,413 3,959

No. of Listed Companies

Year NSE No. of
Companies listed
BSE No. of
Companies listed
2010-11 1,574 5067
2010-12 1,646 5133
2010-13 1,666 5,211

Growth of Turnover in various segments of Indian Stock Market

Year Turnover (`core)
Cash Segment
(All India)
Equity Derivatives
Currency Derivatives
2010-11 46,82,437 2,92,48,375 76,43,805
2011-12 34,78,391 3,21,58,208 98,96,413
2012-13 32,57,087 3,87,04,572 87,10,504

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Admission Information


  • The candidate should have completed the Bachelor’s Degree with minimum of 50 % aggregate marks in any stream from a recognized university.
  • The candidate appearing in the final year examination can apply but the candidate must have secured minimum 50% (aggregate) marks till the previous year’s examination.
  • However, the candidate must submit his/her graduation completion certificates by September 30, 2017 failing which he/she shall be de-registered.

  • Candidate having compartment in any subject will not be considered.
  • Having work experience is not a requirement for admission to the program.

Selection Process
Admission to the MBA Program at Chitkara Business School is based on the merit ranking in CAT / MAT / NMAT / XAT / CMAT score followed by group discussions and personal interview. Applicants who have not taken any of the above mentioned entrance examinations shall have to take Chitkara University Test with group discussions and personal interview. Decision of the jury will be final.

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