Masters of Business Administration (Banking and Finance)

“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.


CIMA Advantage


CIMA Advantage

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

Practical Training


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


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


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.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 point scale.
  • We accept credit transfer from various accreditated universities subject to approval by the Academic Senate. 


2 Years (6 Trimesters)


3 Years


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


MBA (B&F) Core Subjects


Organizational Behavior


Data Analysis for Managers


Introduction to Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis




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%


  • Will I get exemptions with CIMA?

Students who complete the MBA (Finance and Banking) program with us can transfer credit towards CIMA certification via their Gateway programme. Students can gain full credit towards CIMA @ Management Level – students only need to pass the CIMA Management Case Study Exam for the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting. The final decision will be CIMA's.


  • How long will it take to complete my Master's degree?

Students who follow the provided study plan will complete the course in 2 years.


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