The Finance and Accounting (F&A) area of IIMB is actively engaged in all three facets of management education: research, teaching and impacting and influencing practice and policy.
The area is deeply committed to excellence in research. Faculty in the area have published in reputed international journals in Accounting and Finance. F&A faculty engage in issues that are of interest to academics as well as practitioners and policy planners in Accounting, Corporate Finance, Investments, Financial Markets, Real Estate, and Banking.
The department runs a Brown Bag seminar series and actively collaborates in organizing and hosting the India Finance Conference, a leading academic Finance conference held in India. The F&A area also hosts an Accounting Research Conference every year, where leading scholars in the field of Accounting and Auditing from universities in India and outside present their latest research work. F&A area also co-hosts the annual conference of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance (JAAF), along with IIMA, IIMC and ISB.
The F&A area offers probably the largest number of electives among all comparable graduate programmes; electives include Investments, Derivatives, Banking, Corporate Governance, Risk Management. The area’s PhD students have a publication track record and target reputed journals and conferences. On graduation, they are recruited by top management institutions.
The F&A area is committed to building partnerships and enhancing collaboration between IIMB, the business sector, and the Government. Towards this objective, the area offers several Executive Education Programmes on Value Creation, Investment Strategies, Risk Management, and other contemporary topics.
Two important centres of IIMB, namely, the Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management, and the Real Estate Research Initiative, are chaired by faculty from the F&A area. These two centres endeavor to impact practice in the financial and real estate markets positively.
Faculty from the area serve on the Boards or important committees of various national institutions including Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Department of Financial Services (DFS), Government of India, National Stock Exchange, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and Ministry of Corporate Affairs, and Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL). A few of them also serve on the Board of Directors of leading corporate firms.