The department of finance held its advisory board meeting on 3rd April 2021. The advisory board consists of members from industry and academia. The objective of this board is to meet periodically and discuss issues spanning from curriculum development to job prospects.
Dr Rajesh Mohnot, Head of Finance Department extended a warm welcome to all the members on behalf of the Dean of College of Business Administration and the faculty members of department of finance. Members were briefed about the Ajman University’s three decades of historical development as well as the college level programs. The board members discussed several important issues designed to strengthen the finance program. For instance introducing minor and certificate/diploma level programs could widen students’ knowledge and skills and make them more suitable in the job market. On another front, there is a growing demand for finance professionals who are specialists in financial engineering and quantitative domains. Members also suggested to explore possibilities of facilitating internship opportunities at international level. From curriculum development perspective, it was recommended that students should be given opportunities to prepare case studies in collaboration with companies. This will help them identify the real business issues and interact with industry people. The Chair informed members of some initiatives that are already in development stage and thanked them for sharing their valuable thoughts and suggestions.