How good is the MBA (Finance) in ISB Hyderabad in terms of faculty, placements, curriculum, and all major and minor aspects?

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Debdeep Majumder Jan 16, 2021

If you are considering pursuing an MBA (Finance) from ISB Hyderabad, you really need to reconsider your thoughts. There are many reasons why you should not consider taking admission for MBA particularly in Finance specialization from ISB Hyderabad. A few of such parameters are explained below.

Placement: 

  • The core finance job roles are IB/PE/VC/M&A/FP&A/Equity Research/Credit Rating/Asset Management/TAS. The big financial firms like banks and FinTech startups also offer roles in sales, business development, and operations. These are not Finance jobs. 
  • After completing an MBA (Finance) at ISB, you will get a handful of banking roles offered by YES Bank, RBL, Kotak Mahindra, Axis Bank, Citibank. And the roles that they offer will include Management Trainee, Management Associate, Relationship Manager, Credit Analyst, Corporate Banking for which there will be a lot of competition as well. 
  • Among a huge batch of 900-950 people, you have to compete for a handful of vacancies. 

Faculty:

One of my friends attended the Mohali campus. According to his experience, some of the visiting faculties at the institute are quite good. Professors like Suren Mansinghka, Lil Mohan, Bala Dharan are quite engaging and approachable. But most of the domestic faculties are not that good. 

Curriculum: The curriculum for MBA (Finance) at ISB is well designed. The study material, case studies are very helpful to understand the industry standards. Subjects like Data Analytics in Finance and Introduction to Fintech will help you to keep up the pace with the industry requirement today. My friend had these electives and had an overall good academic experience.

Though the curriculum is good, there are many other factors that indicate that ISB is not a place for you if you are looking to pursue an MBA in Finance.

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