Finance professionals are critical to the strategic management and success of business enterprises. Their responsibilities include capital budgeting, risk management, project analysis and evaluation, short-term and long-term financial planning, investment decisions, and determining the monetary policies for their organisations.

Grow your knowledge capital for the financial marketplace with the Postgraduate Certificate in Finance by XLRI VIL - an intensive, 12-month, multi-modular programme with a blend of live online classes and campus immersion sessions at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur. The programme will equip early-stage professionals with coherent knowledge of primary domains of finance for rapid career progression in high-growth areas of the financial sector.

The programme offers you an opportunity to gain Multi-Specialisation. Choose up to two elective specialisations from the three streams - Corporate Finance, Investments and Financial Markets, and Financial Institutions Management.

After the successful completion of the programme, participants will get lifelong Alumni Status of XLRI VIL.


  • Get a strong foundation in Financial Analysis and Management.
  • Apply basic Accounting principles and analyse Financial Statements.
  • Create spreadsheet-based Financial Models using Excel & R tool.
  • Gain a good understanding of Financial Instruments and Markets.
  • Acquire a strong knowledge of advanced finance concepts like Risk management, Wealth Management and Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Gain knowledge in niche areas like Behavioural Finance and International Finance.
  • Get an understanding of recent trends in Finance and BFSI.
  • Apply Financial Analytics for data-driven decision making in organisations.
  • Obtain Knowledge in areas like Corporate Finance or Investments & Financial Markets or Financial Institution Management.


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    Coming Soon


    12 months
    (In-Class and Live-Online Classes)


    INR 2,80,000 + GST
    (Inclusive of a single elective specialisation)

Who is this Programme For

  • Graduation in any discipline (10+2+3 or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience after graduation (currently employed)
  • Early-stage professionals and new management & accounting graduates and postgraduates who are looking for a career in finance
  • Highly motivated finance professionals, working as Research Analyst, Financial Analyst, Finance Manager, Finance Controller, etc. across various industries who seek to acquire expertise in areas such as Advanced Corporate Finance, Investments & Financial Markets, Financial Institution Management, and Financial Risk Management
  • Professionals working in the banking sector who are looking forward to gaining advanced knowledge and skills in areas such as Investment Banking and Wealth Management
  • Non-finance professionals who are working in IT/ ITES, Consulting, Manufacturing industries that seek financial skills in addition to cross-functional knowledge to elevate to a higher role

Programme Modules & Faculty


  • Foundations of Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Financial Management-I
  • Financial Management-II
  • Strategy & Business Analysis
  • Quantitative Techniques for Finance
  • Financial Instruments & Markets
  • Financial Models with R & Excel
  • Business Valuation
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring
  • Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Data Analytics for Finance
  • International Finance

Stream – I – Corporate Finance

  • Financial Forecasting, Planning, & Budgetary Control
  • Advanced Financial Analysis
  • Fund Raising for Businesses
  • Financial Aspects of CAPEX decisions

Stream – II – Investments & Financial Markets

  • Wealth Management & Financial Planning
  • Derivatives
  • Design & Testing of Trading Strategies
  • Alternative Investments

Stream – III – Financial Institution Management

  • Bank Management
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Hedge Funds
  • Fund Raising for Businesses
  • Fintech & New Developments for Financial Institutions
  • Capstone Project


Dr. A Kanagaraj
Dr. A Kanagaraj Finance
Prof. Debarati Basu
Prof. Debarati Basu Finance
Prof. Gourav Vallabh
Prof. Gourav Vallabh Finance
Dr. H K Pradhan
Dr. H K Pradhan Finance and Economics
Dr. N Sivasankaran
Dr. N Sivasankaran Finance
Dr. Pitabas Mohanty
Dr. Pitabas Mohanty Finance
Prof. Prantik Ray
Prof. Prantik Ray Finance
Prof. Rajesh Kumar Sinha
Prof. Rajesh Kumar Sinha Finance
Dr. Sabyasachi Sengupta
Dr. Sabyasachi Sengupta Finance
Dr. Santosh Sangem
Dr. Santosh Sangem Finance
Dr. Trilochan Tripathy
Dr. Trilochan Tripathy Finance

Programme Fee

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Coming Soon 12 Months In-Class and Live-Online Classes INR 2,80,000 + GST (Inclusive of a single elective specialisation)
Deadline Application Fee
Round 1 Jan 30, 2020 INR 2,500 + GST
Round 2 Mar 05, 2020 INR 2,500 + GST
Round 3 May 31, 2020 INR 2,500 + GST
Round 4 June 20, 2020 INR 2,500 + GST
Remarks Instalment Amount
Instalment 1 Within 15 days post selection INR 60,000 + GST
Instalment 2 Aug 20, 2020 INR 60,000 + GST
Instalment 3 Nov 20, 2020 INR 60,000 + GST
Instalment 4 Feb 20, 2021 INR 50,000 + GST
Instalment 5 May 20, 2021 INR 50,000 + GST

Student Loan Details

Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI
INR 3,13,880 36 INR 11,335

Note 1:

  • The above EMI’s are indicative. The EMI’s offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.
  • Other EMI tenures available (Months):
    Propelld: 6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48
Please visit Students Loans and Financing for details on how to avail a student loan.

Note 2:

Choose up to two elective specialisations from the three streams - Corporate Finance, Investments and Financial Markets, and Financial Institutions Management. The programme offers a single elective specialisation. Although, participants can choose a second elective stream with an additional fee of INR 60,000 + GST.


This programme includes live online classes. To attend a live online class you will need to have a PC/Laptop/Mac with

  • Speakers and microphone: built-in or a USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • Webcam: built-in or USB plug-in
  • Processor: with Dual Core 2Ghz or higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher
  • OS: Either MacOS 10.7 or higher OR Windows 8 or higher
  • An internet connection: Minimum bandwidth of 3.0 Mbps (up/down)
  • Browser: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • Zoom software client installed on your PC/Laptop/Mac

We use the Zoom software application to conduct live online classes. Zoom works on a variety of PCs/Laptops/Mac systems and also on phones and tablets. You can join your live online class from a phone or tablet if it supports the Zoom client. We recommend that you attend classes from a PC/Laptop/Mac.