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Post IIM Lucknow Announced International Programme in Finance for Executives - November 28th, 2009

International Programme in Finance for Executives

While there is an ever growing demand for a tailor-made programme in Finance from mid-career corporate managers, there is absolute dearth of such a programme offered by any premier management institute in the country. Hence, the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow has taken a lead in launching the International Programme in Finance for Executives (IPFX) to meet the corporate demand as well as for the greater social good.
The International Programme in Finance for Executives is a carefully crafted and uniquely designed, full time, one-year residential dual-degree post-graduate program in Finance. The IPFX program helps develop advanced careers in Finance with an emphasis on the Indian and international business environments through a comprehensive and challenging curriculum jointly delivered by the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada and the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. The IPFX programme integrates advanced financial theory & quantitative methods with real world business practice. The IPFX programme is rigorous as well as rewarding as it provides ample opportunity for personal development and professional growth through inquiry and insight in an interactive learning environment.

Programme Objective

The overall goal of the program is to broaden core financial management competencies to further enhance the professional growth of students. The specific objectives of the program are to:

Provide strong quantitative foundations in Finance through a comprehensive and challenging curriculum

Develop advanced analytical tools, techniques, skill sets and perspectives necessary for optimal financial decision-making at managerial level in a global business environment

Dual Degree Programme

IPFX is a dual degree programme of the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada and IIM Lucknow.

Master of Management by McGill University. The transcript will specifically state the Finance specialization.
Post Graduate Diploma in Finance for Executives by IIM Lucknow

IPFX Graduates are prepared for:

Corporate finance, venture capital & corporate restructuring
Investment management, hedge funds, security analysis
Capital markets, risk management
Investment, commercial & retail banking
Finance role within industrial, commercial & service companies
Finance within public-sector and not for profit organizations
Corporate planning & consulting
Accountancy Firms, Regulatory bodies
B. Com / B. E. / B. Tech. / Graduation with Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with minimum 55% marks; or any other graduation or higher qualification with minimum 55% marks and proven quantitative skills;

Minimum of five-years full-time post qualification professional experience
GMAT score obtained between February 1, 2007 and January 31, 2010.

“Proven quantitative skills” mean candidate has studied mathematics or statistics as a main subject at 10+2 examination level or has obtained any other one-year post-graduate qualification in Finance & Accounting from a recognized institution.

Selection Process

Duly filled-in application form
GMAT Score
Statement of Purpose
Two letters of recommendations
Under-graduate – concentration, CGPA, quantitative focus
Relevant experience of five-years fulltime post qualification as on September 30, 2010
Group discussion & personal interview

Candidates short listed by IIML will apply on-line to McGill University, Canada by April 15, 2010.

Student Composition

  • Middle to Senior level Professionals from

Mutual Funds
Government sector / Regulatory Bodies

  • Practicing Chartered Accountants / Cost Accountants/ Company Secretaries


In addition to the existing IIML faculty at Lucknow and Noida campuses, the program faculty would include:

· Eminent faculty from McGill University Canada (on a visiting basis), providing an intensive finance curriculum and an international perspective
· Industry practitioners and entrepreneurs for continuous industry interaction

Program Content

 Fundamental Courses

These courses would provide the building blocks for advanced courses

  • Three courses: Finance, Accounting and Economics

 Advanced Courses:

These courses are designed to increase the awareness, understanding and
decision capabilities relating to enterprise management and towards meeting specific career goals.

  • Eight courses: Capital Markets, Investments, Risk Management, Valuation, M&A, Derivatives, Global Asset Management.

Integrative Project

The integrative finance project is an important part of the programme. It will consist of classroom instruction and interaction with faculty during the first three terms that will focus on finance topics from an Indian perspective culminating in three focused research papers. This will be followed by an eight week internship during the fourth term on a finance related project with either the corporate sector, government sector or a regulatory body, providing an opportunity to integrate theory with practice. The student would identify the finance problem, develop and evaluate alternative courses of action and suggest the best option. Each student would present the findings of their study along with a written paper. The four papers will form an internally consistent integrative project report at the frontiers of finance. The evaluation of the project report will be done by IIML faculty with input from the Industry guide.

Course Structure

  • 11 courses of 3 credits each with each credit equivalent to 13 hours of class contact
  • Integrative project of 12 credits.
  • Each course will be delivered (including exams) over a period of 2.5 weeks ( 3 hours per day X 13 days)
  • Courses will be offered one at a time
  • McGill University will deliver 8 courses of 3 credits each
  • IIML will deliver 7 courses of 3 credits each
  • The specific course offerings could be modified to reflect changing market conditions.

Course Structure

ACCT 604 Financial Statements
FINE 673 Finance Fundamentals
FINE 678 Financial Economics
FINE 689 Integrated Project - I

FINE 680 Investments
FINE 681 International Capital Markets
FINE 679 Corporate Finance Theory
FINE 689 Integrated Project - II

FINE 682 Derivatives
FINE 685 Market Risk Management
FINE 687 Global Investments
FINE 689 Integrated Project - III

FINE 683 Advanced Corporate Finance
FINE 688 Mergers & Acquisitions
FINE 689 Integrated Project - IV

Fee Structure

The fee for International Programme in Finance for Executives (IPFX) is INR
15,00,000 (USD 42,500) which includes tuition, cost of course material, library and computer facilities, accommodation and mess charges at the Noida Campus.

Payment Schedule

a) At the time of acceptance of admission by August 2, 2010 - INR 1,00,000
(USD 4,500)
b) By October 1, 2010 - INR 3, 50, 000 (USD 9,500)
c) By January 1, 2011 - INR 3, 50, 000 (USD 9,500)
d) By April 1, 2011 - INR 3, 50, 000 (USD 9,500)
e) By July 1, 2011 - INR 3, 50, 000 (USD 9,500)

All paid installment amounts are non-refundable

Admission Schedule

Announcement of Programme November 15, 2009

Submission of Complete Application February 1, 2010

Announcement of Candidates called for GD / PI Ist week of March 2010
Personal Interviews 3rd Week of March 2010

Announcement of Short-listed Candidates Ist Week of April 2010

Submission of On-line Application by Short-listed Candidates to McGill University Latest by April 15, 2010

Admission Results of IPFX / MMF Programme Ist Week of July 2010

Acceptance & Submission of First Installment of Fee Latest by August 2, 2010

Student Report on the Campus September 30, 2010 (AN)

Induction Programme October 1 to 3, 2010

Commencement of Programme October 4, 2010

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