IIM Bangalore Launches New Executive Programme in Financial Planning

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The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) has partnered with the Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB India) to launch a new Executive Program in Financial Planning.

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) has taken a significant stride in the realm of financial education by partnering with the Financial Planning Standards Board India (FPSB India). The collaboration aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, offering an Executive Education Program in Financial Planning tailored for both working professionals and students. Let’s delve into the details of this groundbreaking initiative.

What to Expect from IIM-B’s new executive programme in financial planning

Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director of IIM Bangalore, said, “We are happy to partner with FPSB India in our shared mission to bridge the gap between academia and industry in the field of personal finance. Together, we will leverage our combined expertise to empower future finance professionals with the skills and knowledge required to thrive in today’s dynamic business environment.”

The Executive Education Program in Financial Planning is designed to meet the growing demand for advanced financial planning education. Leveraging the combined expertise of FPSB India and IIM Bangalore, this program promises comprehensive learning experiences that align with the evolving needs of the industry. Here are the key highlights:

  1. Tailored Curriculum: The program caters to working professionals seeking to enhance their financial planning skills and students aspiring to build a career in finance. It covers essential topics such as investment planning, retirement planning, tax management, and risk assessment.
  2. Industry-Relevant Insights: Participants will benefit from the practical insights shared by experienced professors and industry practitioners. The coursework builds upon the diverse work experiences of the students, ensuring real-world relevance.
  3. Scholarships for Meritorious Candidates: FPSB India will offer five scholarships on merit to deserving candidates pursuing the program. These scholarships empower students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and certifications to excel as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professionals.
  4. Networking Opportunities: The collaboration extends beyond the classroom. Both institutions will organize joint events, including workshops, seminars, and conferences. These platforms foster knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for professionals and students alike.

The program curriculum is specifically tailored for working professionals and students seeking to enhance their financial planning knowledge. Details on the exact curriculum haven’t been released yet, but collaborating with FPSB India, a national standard-setting body for financial planning, suggests a focus on industry best practices and relevant qualifications like Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification.

Stay Updated on Program Details

While the official launch has taken place, specific details regarding the program duration, fees, and application process are likely to be released soon. Keep an eye on the official websites of IIM Bangalore (https://www.iimb.ac.in/home) and FPSB India (https://india.fpsb.org/) for further announcements.

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