BML Munjal University Introduces the First Forensic Accounting MBA in India
* Programme to be mentored by Imperial College London
* Project experience for students by one of Big 4 consulting and advisory organizations

Gurgaon, March 05, 2015 BML Munjal University (BMU), founded by The Hero Group, is launching a two-year full-time MBA programme in 'Accounting and Finance' with a focus on Forensic Accounting and Corporate Fraud. This shall be the first course of its kind in India, and will train aspirants to develop skills relevant to the highly specialised job. Currently there's a major dearth of trained candidates, despite a heightened need for fraud investigation in the corporate scenario.

Mentored by Imperial College London with academic support from the distinguished faculty of BML Munjal University, and one of the big 4 consulting and advisory organisations this unique program offers a new career alternative to students of commerce, CA, ICWA, CS and allied areas. As a part of the programme, students will acquire hands' on experience by working on fraud investigations, large anti-money laundering and regulatory remediation, and on fraud prevention projects. Students will also be provided real world challenges by one of the big 4 consulting and advisory organisations for project experience.

On the development, Dr. Tapan Panda (Dean, School of Management) said, "I am confident our new MBA programme will help in building a proficient army of professionals who can combat corporate fraud at every level. The course will impart skills scientifically, but also in a manner that prepares students for the dynamic challenges of the industry, is this area. The focus is on relevance, and actual work skills, which is what makes the course invaluable for corporate fraud investigation aspirants."

The programme structure includes core courses, which help students grasp theory and business fundamentals; skill courses that allow students to acquire a range of life skills needed to be successful at the workplace - such as communication and presentation, leadership;  perspective courses that help students see the larger picture, contextualise problems, and acquire a better understanding of the core; and elective courses which give students the freedom to explore and develop expertise in subjects that interest them.

The program will allow students in the second year to choose from six career specialisations -   Forensic Accounting, Chartered Accounting, Individual Financial Planning, Investment Banking, Forex, Treasury, and Risk Management, Management Accounting- depending on their interest.

Key Highlights:

* Bachelor's Degree with a minimum score of 60%
* Entrance exam score (CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT or ATMA)
* Work experience is preferred, but not compulsory

Tuition Fee:
* Year 1: Rs. 4.50 lakh
* Year 2: Rs. 4.75 lakh
* Total: Rs. 9.25 lakh

About BML Munjal University

BML Munjal University, (BMU) is a unique and innovative educational initiative of The Hero Group
- the US$5 billion business conglomerate. A fully residential and co-educational university, BMU is located at District Gurgaon on NH-8 (50 km from the Delhi International Airport).

Named after The Hero Group co-founder and Chairman, Brij Mohan LallMunjal, the University aspires to nurture ethical leaders who are skilled, knowledgeable and have the life skills required for leading their organizations to success. The university shall seek the advancement and dissemination of practically oriented knowledge benchmarked with the best global standards.

The inaugural academic session commenced in August 2014. Currently, there are 300 students among the three schools of BMU School of Management, School of Commerce, and School of Engineering and Technology. The founding batch consists of outstanding students with high grades and wonderful potential. The average class XII percentage of the incoming class is 84%, and over ten percent of the batch in the School of Engineering and Technology are from within the top 75,000 of the All India Joint Entrance Examination, which is taken by over 1.35 million students.

BMU's School of Management is mentored by one of the most prestigious universities in the world - Imperial College London. Ranked 2nd in the QS World University Rankings 2015, Imperial College London has played a key role in establishing IIT Delhi. At BMU, Imperial College will co-design the curriculum, facilitate student and faculty exchange programmes, conduct joint research activities and establish digital learning platforms. There will also be opportunities for students to join innovation camps and credit-based courses in London. In addition to this, select BTech students will have the opportunity to undertake a one-year MScprogramme at the Imperial College Business School.

The School of Management, BML Munjal University advance and disseminate practically-oriented knowledge and bring global standards and best practices in the area of management and entrepreneurship. The School offers three MBA Programmes:

* MBA: The Flagship MBA programme, with allows for specialization in Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Operations and System Management, is envisioned to develop innovative thought leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organizations and communities

* MBA in Accounting and Finance with a focus on Forensic Accounting and Corporate Fraud the first ever programme of its kind in India aims to tackle the increase in corporate crime seen around the world, by creating skilled managers who can implement effective strategies against corporate crime

* MBA in Business Analytics (in association with IBM) - with the help of IBM's business analytics software, aims at creating industry-ready business analysts and intelligent managers of the future by improving their analytical skills and decision-making capabilities


Source: By E-mail (March 5, 2015)

Published on on March 7, 2015


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