A relatively recent undergraduate course, the Bachelor of Financial Markets or BFM is a specialized degree in commerce that introduces students to the various nuances of financial markets, enabling them to better understand finance, economics, investments, risks etc. A three-year course spread over semesters, it is open to all students who have completed class 12, and admission is usually based on cut offs.
The syllabus includes modules on principles of investment, principles of business management, risk management, insurance or fund management, mutual fund management, portfolio management, financial accounting, management accounting, business environment, financial systems, macro and micro economics, statistics, debt markets, commodities markets, equity markets, global capital markets, derivative markets, foreign exchange markets, corporate finance, banking, financial services, taxation, business law, security analysis, customer relationship, computer applications in financial markets, and communication skills. The course also includes field visits, industry interaction, projects, presentations, and on-the-job training. At the end of course students can seek employment at the stock exchange, at banks, investment firms, and various other financial institutions and businesses.