Post Graduate Certificate Program in International Business & Finance admissions 2020-21


Are you looking for a certificate program to build your knowledge and skills in the field of international business? Learn here about the online Post Graduate Certificate Program in International Business & Finance being conducted by IIFT. Also, learn how to apply for the program, course structure and the fees.

Post Graduate Certificate Program in International Business & Finance is an online course by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a Deemed to be University under the Department of Commerce, Indian Government. With its two campuses, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT New Delhi, it offers a number of certificate and postgraduate programs in the field of foreign trade, investment and finance. Other than this postgraduate program, IIFT is also offering a four-month long Certificate Program in Export Import Management.



Program details

  • Course duration: 13 months from November 2020 to November 2021
  • Mode: Online classes
  • Class timings: Every Sunday 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Important dates

  • Last date for application - 25 October 2020
  • Display of list of shortlisted candidates on the IIFT website - 26 October to 10 November 2020
  • The course fee to be paid by the shortlisted candidates latest by - 26 October to 20 November 2020

Course fee

Rs 140,000/- to be paid in four installments. For SC, ST and physically disabled candidates there is a concession of 50% in course fee. The fee is to be paid only after admission.

Eligibility criteria

The minimum criteria is a graduate degree in any stream from a recognised university or institution.

Selection process

The candidates will be selected based on their previous academic performances, qualifications and job experience if any. An online interview too may be conducted if felt necessary by the institute.



How to apply

For registering for the Post Graduate Certificate Program in International Business & Finance, the aspiring candidates need to visit the website of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Right below the program name, one will find the link to apply online for this course. Before login, you will have to provide your mobile number and email id. You will receive a password through which you will be able to login and apply for the desired program. While filling up the online form, you will have to give necessary details like personal information, educational qualifications and job experience. Submit, once it is complete. After receipt of applications from all candidates within the given date, the institute will publish a list of shortlisted candidates at its website. Shortlisted candidates will also be informed about their selection through email, sms or both. After your name figures in the shortlisted list, you will have to pay the first installment of the course fee within the due dates.

Course structure

The important topics that will be covered in this course are given as follows.

  • International Economic and Business Environment
  • Global Financial Management
  • Financing of International Trade
  • Trade Logistics & Documentation
  • International Commodity Derivative Markets
  • Project Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


About the online sessions

The online sessions that will be held every Sunday will be live and interactive. Participants will be able to see their faculty, put their doubts and also reply to the questions their faculty ask them. The participants will be provided with online learning materials consisting of powerpoint presentations, course materials and other digital content. The live sessions will be recorded and can be accessed by the students, who might have missed attending, for the next 48 hours. They will have lifetime access to the online learning portal and its content. There will also be regular evaluation of the participants based on what they learn. For attending the online classes, the participants need to have a good internet connection and a PC, laptop, mobile phone or tablet. The participants won't have to attend any classes or exam physically at any of the campuses.



Exams and attendance

For successful completion of this postgraduate program, the participants will have to ensure that they attend at least 70% of the online classes. There will be internal exams in between the course and at the end, the final exam. 70% attendance is mandatory to attend the final exam. Participants who score more than 50% marks in every subject are awarded with the PG Certificate. The exams will be online.

Contact persons, for queries, if any

Academic issues, admission process, course content, classes, etc.:
Ms. Vaishnavi Tiwari
Research Associate (MDP)
Email: vaishnavi@iift.edu
Phone: 011-39147200-05 602 (Extn), 8800109777 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5.30 pm)

Programme fee, payments, etc.:
Mr. Bharat Khanijo
Jr. Assistant (MDP)
E-mail: bharat@iift.edu
Phone: 011-39147200-05 408/422 (Extn), 011-39147315 (D), 8447739130 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5.30 pm)


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