KPMG To Train BCom, BBA And MBA Students To Cover Skill Gaps
Masters’ Union survey reveals over 73 per cent of BCom, BBA and even MBA graduates are unable to crack entry-level finance jobs
KPMG in India has partnered with Gurgaon based Business School, Masters’ Union to launch a 1-year part-time programme in Applied Finance with embedded internship for BCom, BBA and MBA students to help them crack finance jobs.
The programme, which has been designed by KPMG in India and will be taught fully by its Partners and Directors, aims to improve employability and fill in the gaps left by colleges in their BBA, BCom curriculum. Aimed at undergraduates and working professionals with 1-2 years of experience, the 12-month hybrid programme includes a 6-month virtual internship with KPMG in India. As part of the course, each student will receive 1-1 mentorship with a KPMG in India expert, & training in tools like SAP and Power BI. The programme also includes industry placements, interview preparations, functional-role based workshops, boot camps and a startup incubator. Students are also eligible to apply for over 50 available scholarships for this programme.
In a placement survey done by Masters’ Union, it was found that over 73 per cent of BCom, BBA and even MBA graduates are unable to crack fresher finance jobs. Surprisingly, the number of top colleges in Delhi University (DU) also stands at 43 per cent. On the flipside, Employment for financial occupations is expected to grow 10 per cent by 2026, introducing more than 773,800 new jobs to the marketplace, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; making finance, business and accounting a high growth industry with a record number of jobs.
The first batch of Masters’ Union’s flagship programme, PGP-TBM has been placed at an average package of Rs 29.12 lakhs, the highest among all Indian B-schools including IIMs and ISB, this year. Consulting giants BCG, Bain & Company; tech majors Microsoft, Virtusa and CISCO and several Indian startups including Razorpay and Unacademy are among the recruiters at the Masters’ Union campus.
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