Proficiency Certificate Programme in Financial Management

Programme Overview

The Short Duration Certificate Programme in Financial Management provides the understanding of varied topics in the area of finance. The participants will develop basic understanding of financial markets and services. Indian financial service sector is one of the fastest growing sectors and offers plethora of opportunities to finance professionals. The curriculum encompasses the investment analysis and management and delve into art and science of stock and derivatives investment. As a finance professional, it is not only important to know the market but also to make a thorough investigation of business risk, return and its valuation. The course on Financial Analysis and Business Valuation makes the programme valuable by elaborating on factors affecting the business valuation and approaches to value a stock/business. 

The holistic coverage of important financial concepts will be valuable for professionals who are willing to advance their career in finance area. The programme will also be helpful for individuals who want to apply financial skill to generate alternate income stream and accumulate financial wealth.


6 Months

Fee Structure:

Programme Fee (inclusive of GST): INR 27,500*.

Programme Educational Objectives

Understand the financial markets and services

Analyse the securities and manage derivatives investments

Analyse financial statements

Apply business valuation approaches

Pedagogy & Assessment


Assessments comprise of assignments, examinations, and project work.

Learn, Engage, Apply & Develop

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Elementary Course: Financial Management

Specialisation courses:

Programme Fee

Programme Fee

INR 27,500

*Exam, Project & Alumni Portal Registration Fee is additional

At the time of Registration: 10% of the total fee (inclusive of GST)

At the time of Enrolment: Balance 90% fee (inclusive of GST)

* No refund allowed after one week of enrolment.

Mode of Payment

All digital modes of payment are accepted.

Who can Apply ?

Graduates with or without Experience:

Whether you're fresh out of college or have years of professional experience, PGDM program through ODL can fit your journey.

Career Climbers:

Ambitious professionals aiming to advance their careers, switch industries, or step into leadership roles.

Family Business Owners:

Entrepreneurs looking to acquire the skills needed to start or grow their own businesses.

Career Changers:

Professionals ready to transition into business roles from other fields.

STEM Graduates:

Science and technology experts eager to excel in managerial roles.

Social Science Graduates:

Those with a background in social sciences, ready to add business acumen to their skillset.

Healthcare Professionals:

Medical and healthcare experts aiming to master the business side of their industry.

Hospitality Professionals:

Individuals in the hospitality sector seeking to boost their business and management expertise.

Learner Experience

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, this is an AICTE approved programme.

As per the UGC guidelines gazette notification of MHRD dated 27.08.2018, the central government notifies that all the diplomas awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode approved by AICTE are recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the central government.

This programme offers specialization in six areas – Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Operations, Business Analytics and Strategy. The student can also opt for Post Graduate Diploma in General Management.

PGDM-Executive is meant for working professionals with minimum 5 Years of full time work experience after graduation, it is a 15 months programme. However, any graduate with or without work experience can enrol in PGDM, it is a 24 months programme.

Students can opt for Dual Specialisation by choosing five (5) more elective courses from another specialization area. For Dual Specialisation, a student will study for one (1) additional semester and pay the applicable semester fee.

The maximum timeframe provided to complete the programme is double the stipulated duration of the programme i.e. 4 years for 2 years PGDM programme.

Multiple networking opportunities are provided to the students including the mentorship from senior alumni.

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Yes, provided you submit Equivalence Certificate issued by AIU (Association of Indian Universities).

Aspirants may apply online through IMT CDL website.

Fee is payable before the start of every semester.

Fee can be paid in Online mode only.

Scholarships are offered to PGDM students:
• Indian Defence Forces – Serving/Retired defence personnel.
• War Widows
• Divyangjan
• Merit-cum-means scholarship to the Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

Yes, fee benefits are provided to corporate employee. This is subject to signing of MoU with IMT CDL. Please check with your HR department.
For any queries you may contact:

Classes are conducted in both offline and online mode. Offline classes are held at the campus. Classes in online mode are conducted via Microsoft Teams.

Students are advised to attend the classes however it is not mandatory.

Recording of all the online sessions can be accessed through Learning Management System (LMS).

Assignments and End Term Examinations (ETE) are MCQs.

The Foundation courses are the non-credit mandatory courses to prepare learners to orient towards management education.

Core Courses are fundamental courses of management that develop the knowledge base required to acquire higher order management skills. These are credit courses that are mandatory for all students to qualify.

Elective courses develop an in-depth knowledge in the chosen specialized domain – HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Business Analytics and Strategy. These are choice-based courses which a student can opt for based on their interest area of specialization.

Yes, you may have a one-to-one counselling session with prior appointment.


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