The ICAI – Management Accounting Committee under the able leadership of CA Vinod Jain, Member Central Council and National Course Director has taken a major leap by launching Certificate Course in Masters in Business Finance in Delhi and Mumbai on 11th and 12th July, 2009. This is a historical occasion for the Chartered Accountants. The Course Contents provide for imbibing expert knowledge and exposure to Chartered Accountants in the finesse of the field of finance including resource raising in India, international resource raising, investment banking, merchant banking, private equity funds, venture capital funds, international funding agencies, banks, pension fund, valuation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate structuring. ICAI has developed MBF syllabus after thorough review and the detailed study of syllabi of Harvard, Stanford, Kellogg, International School of Business at Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) at Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kozhikode, Indore, other top 20 management institutes in India, ICFAI and Certified Financial Analysts Institute of USA and various universities within India and outside India including London School of Economics and European Management Institutions. ICAI has acquired a very large number of all possible top rated literature and books by best authors irrespective of the cost constraints but overtly useful, in the field of finance and management from various countries across the world and has made them available in the library of
the Institute as well as to the participants of the Course. The Course has received overwhelming response from Chartered Accountants in India as well as outside India and the seats had to be increased to from 100 to 150 at Delhi as well at Mumbai to meet the tremendous demand among the aspirants. Even now 100s of Chartered Accountants across India are aspiring to join the Course.
Very prominent faculties from IIMs, XLRI, Jamshedpur, ISB, Top Management Institutes and Universities in India have given their consent and have already started participating as faculty and visiting professors to the Course. In addition Bank Chairmen, Executive Directors, private equity fund chiefs, heads of Mutual Funds, Top Investment Bankers and topmost merchant bankers are sharing their knowledge with the students of Masters in Business Finance Course. In addition top leading Chartered Accountants including Chief Financial Officers of various large companies are
expected to share their skill and practical experiences with a view to create wealth of knowledge within the Institute. The Masters in Business Course is being delivered through classroom teaching over one year on Saturdays / Sundays, besides case studies, group discussions and research being undertaken by the MBF students. Full details of the Course are available at www.icai.org on the home page.