“Price is what you pay; value is what you get” — a wise quote from Warren Buffett that teaches us an important lesson: just because something is discounted, or part of a deal, it doesn’t mean it’s worth the asking price. Finance teaches you the difference between price and value. In today’s world and economy, everybody depends on financial strategies and principles. From small start-ups to large corporations, from corner shops to international supermarket chains, from law firms to insurance companies — they all need Finance and are willing to pay top-dollar for experts in this field. The financial industry is constantly developing and changing in ways nobody could have predicted even a decade ago. Right now, for example, the latest trend is financial technology or fintech. A few years ago, cryptocurrencies were all the rage. And they’re still used and backed by numerous people, in spite of losing from their initial hype and popularity. Whether the next financial innovation will be a universal basic income, a global digital currency, or something no one has created yet, one thing is clear: you won’t get bored while studying and working in Finance. It is one of the areas of our society whose evolution is strongly connected to the development of new technologies, and that means improvements are inevitable.
The Finance discipline in Stamford University Bangladesh has been started its academic activities in 2002 at beginning period of the university under the Department of Business Administration. The aim of this discipline is to produce graduates who exhibit a strong knowledge base and technical competency in finance. The discipline offers major in Finance in BBA program as well as MBA program for the students to develop knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts, which are required in the practical circumstances.
The vision of the Finance discipline is to develop skilled human resource with specialized education and training in finance. Since its inception, this discipline has been committed to catering to the needs of modern business world and has been producing executives and trained manpower with strong skills in finance. From the very beginning, Finance has been devoted to academic excellence and uncompromising standard for which it has earned reputation.
In the Discipline of Finance approximately 11 full-time highly qualified and dedicated faculty members are contributing teaching in both BBA and MBA program. Finance Faculty members are actively engaged in research and published their research works in the reputed national and international research journals. In addition to their commitments for teaching and research activities, faculty members also play an important role in the affairs of the university and community as a whole. The expertise of teaching staff, research activities and dynamic curriculum has made the Finance discipline a unique institution in and outside the University.
Discipline of Finance helps students analyze financing problems happening around the world in various different dimensions. This is further ensured by emphasizing teaching with case studies specific to various nationally and internationally-recognized firms. Moreover, courses are packaged such that students are equipped with knowledge of the cutting-edge research in finance as well as practical work in the field through field visits, study tours, simulated portfolio investment as well as internships. Within the classroom, Finance offers a wide range of classes taught by the experienced and versatile faculties in the field of Investment, Valuation, Corporate Finance, Banking and International Finance. Members of the Finance discipline blend their professional experience with outstanding research and commitment to their students.
The main learning outcome of this discipline to analysis financial information using the instruments and mechanisms available to solve financial problems and apply relevant soft skills and technical skills to work independently and collaborate in processing and communicating financial issues.