PGDM Finance

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance) programme aims to create a cadre of professionals having specialization in the area of Finance. It equips the students to develop strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ethical mindset. It allows them to develop ability to think critically and operate successfully in a dynamic business environment. The programme enables the participants to understand business challenges holistically and recognize the interplay of finance with other disciplines. The programme aims to:

  • Impart conceptual knowledge on the basics in finance, accounting, economics, regulatory environment, and human behaviour.
  • Develop an appreciation of the interface between financial analysis and other areas such as economics, management, investments, financial markets, international finance, financial services and corporate strategy to facilitate decision making.
  • Equip the students with cutting edge technological skills in IT and other key functional areas.

PGDM(Finance) is a two-year full-time programme spread over six trimesters. During the first year, the focus is primarily on building a strong foundation of conceptual and analytical skills required for advanced and specialized courses in finance pursued in the second year.

In all, students study 22 courses covering Economics, Human Relations, Quantitative Techniques, Financial & Cost Accounting, Corporate Finance, Information Technology, besides a Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness Lab. For promotion to the Second year, each student is required to secure minimum CGPA of 5.00 and not have more than three F/I Grades.

In the second year, students have to opt for six electives in addition to ten compulsory courses. This enables the students to pursue an indepth learning in the area of their specialization. The electives cover a variety of relevant areas, such as Treasury Management, Investment Management, Risk Management, and Strategic Accounting & Control. Besides these courses, each student is also required to undertake a Research Project under the guidance of a faculty member with the aim of gaining an insight into the actual corporate realities by studying a business problem in depth. Students take up the project study at the beginning of the fourth trimester and submit the dissertation thesis towards the end of the fifth trimester.


Each student is required to undertake summer training in a company of repute for the duration of 8-10 weeks as a part of course curriculum just after the third trimester examinations. This project training provides an opportunity to the students to have a first hand practical exposure and familiarize them to relate the conceptual and analytical skills acquired in classroom to actual managerial practices. The project is evaluated by the faculty members of the institute and the experts from organisations where the project was carried out. If the evaluation falls below the expectation level, the student is not promoted to the second year.

LBSIM seeks admission to the PGDM(General) and PGDM(Finance) programmes through a rigorous selection process comprising scores from competitive examinations like CAT, GMAT, followed by Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview. Students are selected by a group of experienced faculty members and industry experts. This enables the Institute to select candidates from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.


Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination in the year 2018, can also apply. However, such candidates, have to submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution certifying that the candidate has obtained 50% marks or equivalent, based on latest available grades/marks. The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate is December 15, 2018. Non-fulfillment of this condition will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

Applicants should note that the mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure consideration for short listing by LBSIM. Candidates must declare and maintain a valid and unique email account and a phone number throughout the selection process.

All candidates are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT 2017) conducted by the IIMs on November 26, 2017, or should have a valid GMAT score in a test taken between January 1, 2016 and January 15, 2018.

Foreign students, PIO and NRI sponsored candidates are also eligible and are required to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) at a test centre outside India, between January 1, 2016 and January 15, 2018.

Indian residents who have appeared for GMAT, between January 1, 2016 and January 15, 2018 are also eligible to apply.

Candidates will be required to furnish their GMAT scores while applying and provide an attested copy of the GMAT score sheet to the Admission Office for verification at the time of personal interview. GMAT scores without the above document will not be accepted and the application may be summarily rejected.

Selection Process

Candidates are short-listed on the basis of CAT/ GMAT scores, prior academic performance, work experience, and other information disclosed in the Application form. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion, Extempore, Written Analysis Test and Personal Interview, which will be held during February and March 2018.

The weightage for final selection will be 60% for CAT/GMAT score and 40% for Group Discussion, Extempore and Personal Interview, past academic performance, written ability test and work experience. Result of the selected candidates shall also be displayed on the Institute's Notice Board and also uploaded on the Institute’s website:

How to Apply

Besides registering for CAT 2017 / GMAT, candidates are also required to register with LBSIM, Delhi through a separate Application Form which will be available along with Information Brochure.
The Information Brochure containing the Application Form is available with the Admission Coordinator, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi on all working days between 9.30 am and 5.30 pm (except 2nd Saturday & Sundays and holidays) at LBSIM Dwarka Campus, on payment of Application Fees of Rs.1,250/- in cash or by Demand Draft. starting from October 2017. Candidates can also download the Application Form from the Institute's website, and submit the filled-in form alongwith the Application Fees of Rs.1,250/- in cash or by Demand Draft. The demand draft should be drawn in favour of 'Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management' Delhi, payable at New Delhi.
Candidates can apply Online also at For online application submission, candidates need to pay Rs. 1,250/- either through Credit/Debit card, Net Banking.
The application forms can also be obtained by post by forwarding a demand draft of Rs. 1,325/- drawn in favour of "Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi".

Interview Centres

Group Discussion and Personal Interview would be conducted at the following centres: Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Ahmedabad, Indore and Thiruvananthapuram. GD/PI centre can be changed by the Institute at its discretion. Candidate is required to select one centre at the time of applying for registration with LBSIM.

The likely dates/schedule will be as follows:

GD / Personal Interview: Last week of February, 2018
Announcement of final results and release of admission list: Ist week of April, 2018
Closing of admission: May 2018

The Information Brochure and Application Form

The Information Brochure and Application Form for the programme, giving detailed information, is available with the Admission Coordinator,

Completed Application Forms must be sent to:

Admission Coordinator, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Plot No.-11/7, Sector-11, Dwarka, New Delhi-75.