What is a PGDM in BFSI?

PGDM in BFSI is a two year postgraduate degree in management. BFSI stands for Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. The degree teaches students how to plan, control and manage financial resources in an organisation.

With banks and finance companies experimenting with new technologies like blockchain, AI and machine learning, there is a need for rapid re-skilling of employees.

This is where an PGDM in BFSI comes into the picture. Companies need new recruits to help manage these changes.

Read on to find out more about an PGDM in BFSI course.

Salary and Job Opportunities

The banking industry in India is growing rapidly and is set to become the third largest domestic banking sector in the world by 2050. This means there are a lot of opportunities available for PGDM in BFSI grads in the job market and this will remain the case for the foreseeable future.

After completing an PGDM in BFSI course, freshers can work in different fields like market research, government and private sectors, budget planning, public accounting firms, consultancies, and corporations.

With a 150% placement record, Sunstone not only ensures multiple job offers, but also a secure career for its students.

Recruiters that have hired our students include Amazon, OYO, Zomato, Byju’s, Swiggy, Flipkart, Paytm, Axis bank, SBI, Jaguar and Reliance to name a few.


Corporate Finance Manager

They are responsible for merger and acquisition deals, managing funds and handling all financial transactions of an organisation.


Market Analyst-

They study market conditions to identify opportunities for the company to sell products and expand.


Investment Manager

Investment Managers provide financial services and advice to clients and manage their overall portfolio.


Business Analyst

Business Analysts are in charge of solving technical problems and using data to help plan for the future.


Insurance Manager

They oversee all insurance claims and see to it that they are settled amicably for both the client and insurer. Other responsibilities include selling policies to clients and advising them.

Our Top PGDM Recruiters in BFSI

Why PGDM in BFSI from Sunstone Eduversity


A PGDM in BFSI gives students an overall view of the banking and finance sector.

Significance of BFSI

There is a big gap between the demand and supply of quality recruits in this sector, which is pronounced all the more as employees who can handle the ever changing technologies are needed.

Scope of PGDM in BFSI

PGDM in BFSI grads are in high demand as in addition to the technical skills such as taxation knowledge, corporate financial evaluation, investment management and insurance management, they also have the know-how to handle day-to-day operations.

  • You need to be a graduate in any field from a recognised university.
  • You need to have 50% aggregate marks minimum during graduation. (For SC/ST it’s 45%.)
  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply if they provide proof of completion of degree within the specified duration.
  • Candidates must have appeared in one of the following PGDM entrance exams- CAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA, XAT, GMAT, or state entrance exams.


At Sunstone, the PGDM curriculum is divided into 5 trimesters. The syllabus for the first three trimesters is common for everyone. You can read all about that here (PGDM Syllabus).

The BFSI syllabus comes into play during Trimesters 4 and 5. Given below are the PGDM in BFSI subjects-

Trimester 1

  • business communication for managers
  • technology in management
  • marketing management
  • organizational behaviour i
  • managerial economics
  • business accounting i
  • business mathematics

Trimester 2

  • managerial communication
  • analytical tools for managers i
  • brand management
  • organization behavior ii
  • corporate finance
  • business accounting ii
  • market research
  • business statistics

Trimester 3

  • professional communication
  • analytical tools for managers ii
  • sales management
  • human resource management
  • change management
  • working capital management
  • business problem solving
  • operations management
  • summer internship project

Trimester 4

  • Introduction To Retail Banking
  • Financial Planning & Wealth Management
  • Business Law

Trimester 5

  • BFSI Products
  • CASA/A&L
  • Excel




  • Pay a nominal registration amount of INR 1,25,000*.
  • Pay no tuition fee for 2 years and become industry-ready.
  • Pay tuition fee only after getting placed.
  • Equal to 10 times of your gross monthly salary with a maximum fee of INR 6,00,000.

If your salary is:
₹ 51k/month

₹ 20,000

₹ 50,000

₹ 1,00,000+

You Pay: ₹ 6 Lakhs


  • Pay a fixed fee of INR 3,15,000* at the time of admission.
  • Pay no additional fee for the next 2 years.
  • Get a complete refund if not placed at the end of the course.
  • Your money will be returned without any undisclosed deduction. No questions asked.

If your salary is:
₹ 51k/month

₹ 20,000

₹ 60,000

₹ 1,00,000+

You Pay: ₹ 3.15 Lakhs

Our Campuses

We've built our whole world around your ambitions. We have 23 campus partners all around the
country so that you can get the Sunstone experience, no matter where you are.

NIU, Greater Noida

NIET, Greater Noida

PISM, Bangalore

Rayat-Bahra, Mohali

JECRC University, Jaipur

RR Institutions, Bangalore

SAGE University, Indore

GD Goenka, Gurugram

Aditya Institute of Management, Pune

IBMR, Hubli

Netaji Subhas University, Jamshedpur

Assam Down Town University, Guwahati

Calcutta Institute of Engineering And Management, Kolkata

CT University, Ludhiana

Sandip University MBA, Nashik

Rathinam College, Coimbatore

Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun

Peoples University, Bhopal

United Institute of Management, Greater Noida

Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur

BIMS, Bangalore

IBMR Oxbridge, Bangalore

AI International College, Malappuram

FAQ about PGDM in BFSI

Why is Sunstone the best college for PGDM in BFSI in India?

You must have a very good idea about an PGDM in BFSI now. Now let us tell you why you should choose Sunstone for your PGDM.

PGDM in BFSI has a vast scope and is accepted everywhere. However, recently there appears to be a skill gap in terms of what most colleges in India teach their PGDM students as opposed to what the industry requires. This leads to a situation where the knowledge of the students falls short in the real world. This is because after taking the fee, an institution is bound to lose the motivation to tailor the recruitment specific to each student and their individual needs.

Sunstone solves this problem. Our pay after placement model ensures accountability. We don’t charge any tuition fees upfront and you only pay a small portion of your salary after you get placed.

This implies that students don’t need to stress about funding their PGDM or take hefty loans and can instead concentrate on what matters- gaining knowledge and skills from our trusted faculty.

Our curriculum isn’t rigid or set by the traditional norms. It’s developed and updated by the industry itself. Our experts continuously monitor what the real world industry demands from new PGDM graduates and they adjust the curriculum according to that.

Instead of you investing in us, we invest in you. We have only one goal, getting you placed in a job that suits your skills and one that you like.

Is BFSI the best PGDM specialisation ?

Although an PGDM in BFSI is one of the most popular specializations owing to its growth prospects, the ideal specialization in PGDM completely depends on your interests. So, once you are able to discover your interests, go for the PGDM specialization that suits you the best.

What is the eligibility criteria for an PGDM?

The most basic eligibility criteria is graduation. Candidates require a minimum of 50% minimum marks in their graduation or 45% marks for those belonging to reserved categories.

What is the process of admission for an PGDM at Sunstone?

You need to first take an entrance exam as explained in this article. Then after getting shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview before deciding on your candidature.

What is a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance?

A PGDM in BFSI is a two year postgraduate diploma in management. BFSI stands for Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. The course teaches students how to plan, control and manage financial resources in an organisation.

  • ugc_approved

    UGC approved MBA & AICTE approved PGDM

  • learning

    15-months classroom learning

  • internship

    9-months long paid internship

  • model

    Pay After Placement Model

  • placement

    147% Placement

  • specializations

    Applied Specializations

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