“Banks and Financial Institutions are significantly exposed to a wide variety of disruptive forces. These may include international trade policies, fintech trends, economic and monetary policies, compliance regulation and risk management norms. This program is designed in close consultation with leading banks of the region to make it relevant to the changing needs of the industry. In a highly competitive banking space, this program gives professionals the much needed edge." - Dr Chinmoy Sahu, Vice Chancellor - Manipal GlobalNXT University

MOHE Course Code:

R/340/7/0428 (MQA/FA4022)

MOHE course validity period:

5 April 2019 – 4 April 2024


Manipal GlobalNxt University’s MBA in Banking and Finance is a tailor-made program for those seeking a career in the banking industry. The program strives to raise its own bar in terms of pedagogical practices, covering the changing requirements of the industry. It is backed with the knowledge and experience of more than 75 PhD qualified distinguished faculty members from 17 countries to ensure that the learner acquires the competencies required to excel in the field.

Manipal GlobalNxt’s online MBA in Banking and Finance equips the learners to analyse various business situations and follow the right approach after considering the qualitative and quantitative factors involved in it. The learners are encouraged to follow a holistic approach, keeping in mind the business environment as well as the several functional areas involved. A continuously updated and tailored curriculum focuses on core banking areas like organisational behaviour, operations management, strategic management, financial reporting and marketing management among others.

Aimed at working professionals, the program goes beyond theoretical knowledge and relies heavily on practical training, including elements like case studies, workshops and projects to help the learner gain a managerial and functional edge in the industry. What makes the program unique is the amalgamation of global banking insights and localised context as well as the expert guidance provided by the faculty.

Students enrolling for this course can also gain the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) advantage. On completion of the MBA (Banking and Finance) program, Manipal GlobalNxt University students can directly articulate to the Management Level of the CIMA certification and take the Management Case Study level of CIMA Examination.

The interactive course content is available online allowing learners to study at their own pace – anywhere, anytime.


Program Curriculum

MBA (B&F) Core Subjects

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Data Analysis for Managers
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
  • Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Global & Regional Economic Development
  • Strategic Management

Research Project

  • Research Methods
  • Research Project

MBA (B&F) Elective Subjects (Select 4)

  • International Finance 
  • Performance Measurement & Control Systems 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Treasury Risk Management 
  • Investment Funds and Wealth Management 
  • Financial Institutions Management 
  • Risk and Insurance 
  • Takeovers, Restructuring and Corporate Governance 
Research Project
The Assessment Includes:
  • Discussion board participation: 30%
  • Action learning group project: 15%
  • Final integrated project: 15%
  • Final open book open web exam: 40%

Admission Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 point scale.

Credit transfer from various accreditated universities is accepted, subject to approval by the Academic Senate.

Minimum Course Duration
2 Years (6 Trimesters)

Maximum Course Duration
3 Years

A student can extend candidature by an additional 12 months each time by paying a candidature extension fee.

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Program Highlights

CIMA Advantage

Students can prepare for CIMA certification simultaneously while they are pursuing their MBA (Banking and Finance).

Practical Training

The online banking and finance course transcends beyond theoretical knowledge covering practical aspects of the industry through mediums like workshops, projects and case studies.

Unique Program

The program combines international industry insights, pedagogy, and curriculum with localized context for the emerging business environment, providing all-round knowledge to the learners.

Flexible Learning

The 24*7 availability of the course material makes the program flexible, allowing learners to study as per their schedule. Learners can pursue it through the online instruction mode making it ideal for working professionals.

Experienced Faculty

75+ Ph.D. qualified distinguished faculty members from 17 countries have come together to design the curriculum, making it apt for learners seeking leadership roles in the banking industry.

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