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Department of Business Administration

ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY

Guidelines of Internship Report for MBA (Banking and Finance)

Internship:
The internship enables the students to understand, how the theoretical knowledge can be
applied to the practical situations. After completion of 15 compulsory courses of MBA
(Banking and Finance), the students are required to undertake training in a relevant
organization (Financial Institutions/ Stock Exchanges/Insurance Companies) selected by them,
for a period of 6-8 weeks. The university may provide an introductory letter addressed to
the Management of the concerned organization, if a student applies for the same. During
internship, students are required to examine an organization’s financial issues and
identify its problems/ opportunities, suggest corrective measures and submit a report as
per the format provided by the department.

Internship Report:
The report format covers all the major aspects of courses covered during MBA (Banking
and Finance) so Students may also add any additional information regarding Financial
activities of organization in their reports.

In case, the report is not up to the prescribed standard, the students would be asked to
improve and resubmit it. Only those students are allowed to appear in Viva Voce who
submit pass result cards of all the required courses and approved copy of the internship
report.

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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY
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FORMAT OF THE INTERNSHIP REPORT


FOR MBA (Banking and Finance)

1. Title Page

2. Copy of internship completion letter

3. Acknowledgements

4. List of Contents

5. List of tables & illustrations, if any

6. Objectives of studying the organization: What do you want to achieve by


studying this organization?

7. Overview of the organization


7.1 Brief history of the organization
7.2 Nature of the organization: What type of business activities are
performed by the organization?
7.3 Business volume in terms of revenue, deposits, advances,
investments, etc. Quote figures for five years and analyze the trend.
You must use the latest years’ data.
7.4 Number of employees by giving cadre (designation) vise break up
7.5 Product lines (Description of the various products/ services offered
by the organization)

8. Organizational structure
8.1 Describe the structure of overall organization in terms of reporting
lines also showing the respective authorities and responsibilities.
The organogram of the organization must be attached as annexure
in the end of the report.
8.2 The organization structure of the branch in which the student is
carrying internship should be discussed separately and the
organogram of the branch should also be attached as annexure.
8.3 Review of the various departments of the overall organization in
terms of their functions and responsibilities, etc

9. Structure and functions of the Accounts/Finance Department


9.1 Describe the structure of the Accounts or Finance Department
(whichever exists in the organization) in terms of reporting lines
also showing the respective authorities and responsibilities. The

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organogram of the Accounts or Finance Department should be
attached as annexure in the end of the report.
9.2 Finance & Accounting operations: Describe the working of Finance
and Accounts department (How are accounting information
generated, recorded and used? Give practical illustration).
9.3 The role of Financial Managers in establishing/maintaining
relationships with other financial institutions in terms of accounts,
cash management and credit management, etc. The role of CFO
may be discussed as an overall financial manager.
9.4 Use of electronic data in decision-making. Describe the different
types of software being used by the organization. Also discuss the
different types of reports being produced for management use.
9.5 Sources of funds (Quote figures for latest five years from financial
statements with analytical comments)
9.6 Generation of funds (Quote figures for latest five years from
financial statements with analytical comments)
9.7 Allocation of funds (Quote figures for latest five years from financial
statements with analytical comments)

10. Critical analysis of the theoretical concepts relating to practical


experiences i.e. relate the theoretical concepts with practical experience
during Internship.
11. Financial analysis:
11.1 Give five latest years Balance Sheet in a single table form
11.2 Give five latest years Income Statement in a single table form
11.3 Ratio analysis for last five years. Calculate at least 15 to 20 ratios
and analyze each ratio by giving specific reasons that why any ratio
increases or decreases from period to period.
11.4 Horizontal analysis of balance sheet for the last five years. Take
one base year and compare all the four years to the base year.
Analyze the trends of the calculation of horizontal analysis by giving
specific reasons that why any item increases or decreases from
period to period.
11.5 Horizontal analysis of income statement for the last five years. Take
one base year and compare all the four years to the base year.
Analyze the trends of the calculation of horizontal analysis by giving
specific reasons that why any item increases or decreases from
period to period.
11.6 Vertical analysis of balance sheet for last five years. Analyze the
trends of the calculation of vertical analysis by giving specific
reasons that why any item increases or decreases from period to
period.
11.7 Vertical analysis of income statement for the last five years. In case
of banks take interest income plus non interest income as 100%
and compare all other income statement figures with it. Analyze the
trends of the calculation of vertical analysis by giving specific

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reasons that why any item increases or decreases from period to
period.
11.8 Organizational analysis with reference to the industries listed on the
stock exchange. Compare the organization with its
competitors/peers in terms of total assets, liabilities, profitability,
etc.
11.9 Future prospects of the organization. This should be based on the
overall analysis/evaluation of the organization by the students and
should be supported by the management’s vision/strategy for the
future.

12. Short-falls/weaknesses of the organization with main focus on financial


management. Based on the overall analysis of the organization, highlight
the weak areas that need management attention.

13. Conclusions

14. Give recommendations for eliminating/minimizing the highlighted


weaknesses and for overall improvement of the organization.

15. References (Student should follow proper style for referencing)

16. Annexes

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Guidelines for Writing Internship Report:
1. Page: Page should be of A4 size. Paper weight should be of 75 gram.
2. Font: Times New Roman.
3. Justification: The whole document must be fully (left + right) justified.
4. Spacing: The body of the report should have 1.5 line spacing.
5. Margin: 3cm all round.
6. Paragraphs and Sections: Extra blank line before and after every section
and subsection. Paragraphs must be separated by blank line. Paragraphs
must be justified.
7. Headings & Subheadings: All headings and their subheadings should be
properly formatted using heading rules.
8. Punctuations: Space after each punctuation mark (such as ; . , etc)
9. Page Numbering: Every page should be numbered. The page numbers
should start with 1 from the first page of your chapter 1. All the pages
before the first chapter should be given roman numbers (i, ii, iii, etc.)
10. Spelling & Grammar Check: Apply Spelling & Grammar check feature of
MS Word on whole document (report).

Note: Latest mailing address, roll number, registration number & telephone number
should be clearly mentioned on the title page of report. (Please submit first copy of
report to the Department of Business Administration for vetting). A title page sample
is attached on next page.

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INTERNSHIP REPORT

Name of Organization
Specialization: Banking and Finance

Submitted To: Chairman, Dept. of


Business
Administration

Submitted By: Name:


Roll No:
Registration No:
Mailing Address:
Contact No:
Date of Submission:

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD