BA in Economics Finance

According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, a think tank based out of the United Kingdom, India is set to become the world's third-largest economy by 2030, overtaking the U.K. in 2025, Germany in 2027 and Japan in 2030.[ https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/india-to-become-5th-largest-economy-in-2025-3rd-largest-by-2030] By 2025, one-fifth of the world's working-age population will be Indian.

Overview

According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, a think tank based out of the United Kingdom, India is set to become the world's third-largest economy by 2030, overtaking the U.K. in 2025, Germany in 2027 and Japan in 2030. By 2025, one-fifth of the world's working-age population will be Indian. By 2030 there will be over 850 million internet users in India. By 2035 India's five largest cities will have economies of comparable size to middle-income countries today. There is no market over the next 20 years which offers more growth opportunities for foreign investors than India. These statistics show the immense potential of candidates graduating with a degree in Economics and Finance.

https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/india-to-become-5th-largest-economy-in-2025-3rd-largest-by-2030

Program Highlights

BA in Economics and Finance


  • Comprehensive business foundations (in finance, accounting, operations, marketing, OBHR, strategy.)
  • Specialization in Economics and Finance (with focus on Indian Economy, econometrics, game theory, corporate finance, financial accounting, banking sector, stock market, digital marketing, e-commerce, and data analytics and visualization.)
  • In the near future, there would be Great demand among the “UNICORN” and “FAANG” of the world (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Alphabet (formerly known as Google.)
  • 3-week international immersion in Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZeyHfECN1g

Who should take this course?

  • Students with PCM majors.
  • Those majoring in Commerce with Mathematics as a subject, and/orStudents specializing in Economics and Statistics with Mathematics as a subject.
  • Useful to those students who aspire to join Masters and PhD degrees in economics, finance and related fields.

Important Details


Eligibility Criteria
  • Mathematics as a subject at +2 level is a prerequisite for this course.
  • Students having Economics and Statistics as supplementary subjects will have an added advantage.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) will be helpful.
Batch Size 30 students
Tuition Fee 2.5 Lac/Annum; food and accommodation will be extra.

Program outcomes


Building on a foundation of mathematics and statistics in high school, the student, at the end of the program, will have developed.

  • Solid knowledge in the domain of economics and finance,
  • Ability to interpret and collect both primary and secondary data,
  • Good analytical, statistical and problem-solving skills,
  • The ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders, and, in particular act as a bridge between the data scientists and industry leaders,
  • Decent knowledge and understanding of coding with a good grasp of programming language such as R, Python, Eviews, etc,
  • The ability to make recommendations on what decisions to take based on the real time macro and micro-data.
Why Mahindra BA?

Key Differentiators

  • One of the very few programs of its kind in India (and, to our knowledge, only one in South India) – A BA with a specialization in Quantitative Finance and Economics.
  • Only Program with IVY LEAGUE collaboration – Cornell faculty not only help design the program but will teach in the program as well.
  • Focus is on creating industry-ready graduates (application of finance and economics theories in the real world.)
  • Students trained in this program will master the ability to think critically and will develop problem-solving capability, which is a must to work in the consultancy domain.
  • They will also have the advantage to apply and get selected in premier institutes for postgraduate studies, such as Delhi University, JNU, and IIMs.

Curriculum Outline


Year 1: Semester 1 Year 1: Semester 2
Micro-Economics Macro- Economics
Financial Accounting Principles of Marketing-I (4Ps & Consumer Behavior)
Introduction to Statistics Introduction to Finance
Principles of Management Basics of Computers and Computing
Business Communication Ethics, CSR and Sustainable Business
Spreadsheet Modeling for Decision Making Database Management Systems with SQL
Critical Thinking  
Entreprenuership & New Venture Creation  
SUMMER : INTERNATIONAL IMMERSION IN CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA, NEW YORK
Year 2: Semester 3 Year 2: Semester 4
Basic Econometrics with R Programming with Python
Managerial Economics Principles of Ecommerce & Marketplaces
Investments Finance - II (Financial Tech, Markets)
Management Information Systems Management Consulting Methods
Digital Marketing & Social Media Engagement Project Finance and Infrastructure Finance
Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
SUMMER: INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP
Year 3: Semester 5 Year 3: Semester 6
Time Series Econometrics and Forecasting Development Economics
Introduction to Political Economy Global Business
Industrial Economics and Labor Market Capstone Course
Game Theory and Business Applications Behavioral Economics
Computational Finance (Simulation Techniques and Programming) International Trade
Institutional Economics Behavioral Finance
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