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Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance* (PGDBF)
[Two year full time Regular Post Graduate Programme]
* Approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

PGDBF is approved by AICTE as Diploma in Management with specialistion in Finance. The program has 18 out of 24 papers with core finance focus. It is the only program in finance in the country with curricula at par with MBA of international standard, based on international experiences and the need of Indian industry. PGDBF is a 72 credit course.

To develop competent and effective professional managers, to foster intellectual excellence and to teach the latest techniques of finance by fostering independent and creative thinking.

The program prepares qualified students for leadership positions in the 21st century global market place. Future leaders will need to balance the goals of economic success with the constraints of greater social and environmental responsibility. The broad objective of this job-oriented programme is to make the graduates: conceptualize a complex issue into a coherent, persuasive written or oral statement; use critical thinking skills to evaluate information, solve problems, and make sound decisions; use information technology in decision-making; apply general concepts of ethical behavior in dealing with stakeholders and understand the importance of group dynamics in achieving organizational goals and use the skills needed for effective teamwork.


Graduation in any discipline with minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in a three year degree programme from any Indian university approved by UGC / AICTE (under 10+2+3 scheme). Candidates appearing in the final year Bachelor's examination are eligible to apply.

Such Candidates, if selected will be given provisional admission subject to their clearing graduation. The certification of the same has to be submitted before 15th September.

Selection Criteria
Admission to IIF programs is very rigorous. The admission to regular program is through written test [C-MAT / CAT / XAT / AIMA-MAT / GMAT] and Group Discussion (GD) and Interview. Candidates which qualify in written test are called for GD and Interview.

The Grades are given on the basis of candidates past academic records, other achievements, work experience, professional growth positioning and personal interview for all category of candidates..

The admission policy of the Institute takes into consideration a candidate’s total background.

Admission is strictly on merit. Convessing in any form would disqualify a candidate for admission.

Semester Schedule
Semester I & III
Semester II & IV
Summer Training
: 1st July :
: 1st December
: 1st May
- 20th November
- 20th April
- 30th June
Ist July

Program Module

The first two semesters are designed to provide the basics of the Management function along with the functional areas of management. Advanced inputs of Finance are provided in third and fourth semester, specializing the future manager in different fields/areas of finance.

At the end of the first year the students undergo Summer/ Experiential training in industrial, business organizations and international agencies. The objective is basically to provide the students with real life exposure which they cannot gain from simple classroom study. They get opportunity to learn beyond the class room by solving business problems and decision making during the training period.

In the fourth semester the students get an opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in solving the real world problems faced by the industry. A student is expected to be associated with a corporate house to conduct the study for the live project. A student has to pass the program withing five years from the date of enrollment.

Course Structure
Year I
Year II

Semester I

Semester III
101 Accounting for Financial Analysis 301 Business & Corporate Taxation II: Indirect Taxes
102 Organisational Behaviour 302 Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
103 Quantitative Techniques: Statistics & Econometrics 303 Working Capital Management
104 Economics for Financial Analysis I: Micro Economics 304 Indian Financial System
105 Management Science 305 Business Policy & Corporate Strategy
106 Business Enviroment & Ethics 306 MIS & Finance: Computer Applications

Semester II Semester IV
201 Organizational Development 401 International Finance
202 An Introduction to Computers 402 Corporate Tax Planning & Management
203 Economics for Financial Analysis II: Macro Economics EL1 Elective I
204 Managerial Accounting & Control EL2 Elective II
205 Financial Management 700 Project (equivalent to two courses)
206 Business & Corporate Taxation I: Direct Taxes
403 Management of Business Financial Institutions
404 Project Appraisal, Planning & Control
405 Financial Planning
406 Financial Management Of Public Sector Enterprises
407 Project Management & Investment Dcisions
409 Personal Investment & Tax Planning
  All courses are 3 credits each.
Course 700 is 6 credits.
Daily & Weekly Financial Review
Bi- Weekly Seminars

Examination Scheme

The examinations are conducted at the end of each semester. Each paper is of 100 marks. Each question paper is divided into five sections. All the sections are required to be attempted by the candidate. Section I is of 15 marks and contains concept test with 15 true/false questions. Section II is of 20 marks and has 10 multiple choice questions. Section III is of 20 marks and has four short answer questions. Section IV is of 20 marks and contains two long answer questions. Section V is of 25 marks and includes a detailed case study.


Fee Structure
General Category
(Only Indians with Indian Residency)
Admission Fee

Rs. 20,000 (one time fees)

Semester Fee Rs. 1,60,000 (per semester)
Other Categories
(Company Sponsored / NRI / NRI Sponsored / Foreign Candidates)
Admission Fee
US $ 1000 (one time fees)
Semester Fee US $ 8,000 (per semester)

1. Refundable Security Deposit of Rs. 20,000 (interest free) for general category and US$ 1000 (interest free) for other category candidates
2. The fee includes tuition, cost of study material - select text books, test questions and case studies- conduct of semester examinations and subscription to Finance India.

How to Pay Your Fees

All fees are required to be paid before the prescribed dates before the beginning of each semester through a Demand Draft in favour of Indian Institute of Finance payable at Delhi.

Refund of Fees
Fee once paid is not refundable. No application for refund will be entertained under any circumstances
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