B.Com (Financial Markets) – BFM

B.Com (Financial Markets) - BFM

Whether one works as an executive or at entry level, the work environment now demands broadened mindsets and qualifications for diverse positions. The changing workforce, recent economic downturn and changing demographics are all contributors to this paradigm shift. Technical and specialized skills, honed to an art today, may indeed become obsolete in the near future. Furthermore, traditional degrees become outdated and even irrelevant in the modern workforce. It is essential that employees continue to expand their current knowledge base and skill sets to add personal value in their organizations. A specialized degree does just that, in addition to preparing the student for continued growth and life-long learning. It is with this objective in mind that the University of Mumbai has introduced two new Bachelor of Commerce degrees which encompass a shift from general education to professional education. These degrees aim at:

  • Creating for the students of University of Mumbai an additional avenue of self- employment and also to benefit the industry by providing them with suitable trained persons in the field of Accounting & Finance. Banking and Insurance.
  • Preparing students to exploit opportunities, being newly created in Banking & Insurance, Accounting and Finance as the profession due to Globalization, Privatization & Liberalisation.
  • To provide adequate basic understanding about Banking, Insurance & other financial services to the students and to give an adequate exposure to operational environment in the field of Banking, Insurance & other related financial services of Accounting and Finance.
  • To inculcate training, and practical approach, by organizing industrial visits, summer placements and using modem technology in teaching the students in the field of Accounting & Finance and Banking & Insurance.

SEMESTER - I (6 Papers)

  1. Principles of Investment
  2. Micro - Economics
  3. Basic Statistics
  4. Basic Computer Skills
  5. Financial Accounting
  6. Business Environment

SEMESTER - II(6 Papers)

  1. Environment of Financial System
  2. Macro Economics
  3. Statistical Applications
  4. Communication Skills
  5. Management Accounting
  6. Principles of Business Management


SEMESTER - III (7 Papers)

  1. Debt Markets
  2. Corporate Finance - I
  3. Equity Markets - I
  4. Banking in Financial System
  5. Computer Applications in Investments
  6. Business Ethics
  7. Organizational Behaviour

SEMESTER - IV (7 Papers)

  1. Commodities Market
  2. Corporate Finance - II
  3. Equity Markets - II
  4. Financial Services
  5. Taxation for Investments
  6. Security Analysis
  7. Business Law


SEMESTER - V (7 Papers)

  1. Global Capital Markets
  2. Regulation of Securities Markets
  3. Insurance (Fund) Management
  4. Derivatives Markets
  5. Foreign Exchange Markets
  6. Portfolio Management
  7. Project - I

SEMESTER - VI (7 Papers)

  1. Risk Management
  2. Corporate Governance
  3. Computer Applications in Financial Services
  4. Marketing of Financial Services
  5. Mutual Fund Management
  6. Customer Relationship Management in Financial Services
  7. Project - II

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Internal Assessment 40% 40
(a) For Courses without practical
One class test / Case study / on-line examination 20
One Assignment 10
Active participation in class instructional deliveries 05
Overall conduct as a responsible student, mannerism and articulation and exhibit of leadership qualities in organizing related academic activities 05
(b) For Courses with practical
Journal – 5 marks, Viva Voce 20 Marks
Laboratory work 10 Marks
One assignment/Project with class presentation
( Presentation – 5 marks and Written Document 5 Marks) 10 Marks
Active participation in class instructional deliveries 5 Marks
Overall conduct as a responsible student, mannerism and articulation and exhibit of leadership qualities in 5 Marks
Semester End Assessment 60% 60
Duration – These examinations shall be of 2 hours duration
Question Paper Pattern:
  1. There shall be four questions each of 15 Marks
  2. All questions shall be compulsory with internal choice within the questions.
  3. Question may be sub-divided into questions a, b, c, d & e only
  4. Allocation of marks depends on the weightage of the topic.