Bachelor’s Degree in Finance Management popularly known as BFM is an undergraduate programme in Financial Management in various colleges in India. This course was started by the University of Mumbai in the year 2008-2009. The total time taken to complete this undergraduate course is of 3-years. The B.F.M. course provides comprehensive training to students in the field of Financial Market by way of presentations, interaction, industrial visits, projects, practical training and job orientation. By undergoing this course it will help students to gain knowledge in the changing field of Financial Market which includes understanding finance and money, risks, economics, investments, legal parameters and communication skills which will also leads to development in personality. BFM helps the students to fit in their necessities as an ideal Banker/ Insurer who properly helps for the execution of the decision.

BFM Course Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are eligible for the examination only if they satisfy following condition:

  • Applicants must pass with an Intermediate/ 12th Board Exam with specialization in any of the areas of Arts, Science or Commerce from the University can apply for this course.
  • Applicants should be passed from the Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination or Diploma course in any Engineering Branches to apply for the admission.
  • Applicants must score an aggregate of minimum 45% marks in the exam to apply for the admission.

BFM Course Syllabus:

First Semester

  • Principles of Investment
  • Micro Economics
  • Basic Statistics
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Environment

 Second Semester

  • Environment of Financial Systems
  • Macro Economics
  • Statistical Applications
  • Communication Skills
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Business Management

Third Semester

  • Debt Markets
  • Corporate Finance-1
  • Equity Markets – I
  • Banking in Financial Systems
  • Computer Application in Investments
  • Business Ethics
  • Organizational Behaviour

Fourth Semester

  • Commodities Market
  • Corporate Finance – II
  • Equity Markets – II
  • Financial Services
  • Taxation for Investments
  • Security Analysis
  • Business Law

Fifth Semester

  • Global Capital Markets
  • Regulations of Securities Markets
  • Insurance (Fund) Management
  • Derivatives Markets
  • Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project – I

BFM Course

Sixth Semester

  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Computer Applications in Financial Services
  • Marketing of Financial Services
  • Mutual Fund Management
  • Customer Relationship Management in Financial Services
  • Project – II

Top 10 BFM Colleges of Mumbai

  1. Nagindas Khandwala College
  2. NM College
  3. Kelkar College
  4. KC College
  5. R. College
  6. Andrews College
  7. S. Raheja College
  8. MMK College
  9. P.B. Hinduja College
  10. Lala Lajpatrai College
  11. Sydenham College
  12. Jai-Hind College
  13. Khalsa College

BFM Course Exam Pattern

Credit Based Evaluation System

Scheme of Examination

The performance of the learners will be evaluated in two Components. One component will be the Internal Assessment component carrying 25% marks and the second component will be the Semester-wise End Examination component carrying 75% marks. The allocation of marks for the Internal Assessment and Semester End Examinations will be as shown below:-

  1. a) Internal Assessment–25% (25 Marks)


For Courses with Practical

Sr. No. Particulars Marks
1 One class test * 20 Marks
2 Active participation in routine class instructional deliveries and overall  conduct  as  a  responsible  learner,  mannerism  and articulation  and  exhibit  of  leadership  qualities  in  organizing related academic activities 05 Marks

For Courses without Practical

Sr. No. Particulars Marks
1 Semester End Practical Examination 20 Marks
Journal 05 Marks
Viva 05 Marks
Laboratory Work 10 Marks
2 Active participation in routine class instructional deliveries and overall  conduct  as  a  responsible  learner,  mannerism  and articulation  and  exhibit  of  leadership  qualities  in  organizing related academic activities 05 Marks

b) Semester End Examinations – 75% (75 Marks)                             

1.Duration–These examinations shall be of 2.5 Hours duration

2. Theory question paper pattern

  • There shall be five questions each of 15 marks.
  • All questions shall be compulsory with internal choice within the questions.
  • Question may be subdivided into sub-questions a, b, c… and the allocation of marks depends on the weightage of the topic.

Passing Standard

Applicants must obtain a minimum of 40% marks in aggregate for each course where the course consists of Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination. The distribution of 40% marks (i.e. 10 out of 25) in the Internal Assessment and 40% marks in Semester End Examination (i.e. 30 Out of 75) separately, to pass the course and minimum of Grade E to pass a particular semester. Applicant will be said to have passed the course if the applicant passes the Internal Assessment and Semester End Examination together.


Question Paper Pattern for Periodical Class Test for Courses at UG Programmes Written Class Test (20 Marks)

1. Match the Column / Fill in the Blanks / Multiple Choice Questions 05 Marks
(½ Marks each)
2. Answer in One or Two Lines (Concept based Questions) 05 Marks
(1 Mark each)
3. Answer in Brief (Attempt Any Two of the Three) 10 Marks
(5 Marks each)


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  1. Hi I want to become a business analyst and presentor with a leading stock presenting company.. so should I pursue BFM or switch to arts and major in Economics through BA?

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