Explore PG Program in Investment Banking & Capital Markets


About PGP

Post Graduate Program: After the completion of this 10 months program you will get a Post Graduate Program in Investment Banking & Capital Markets. This PG Program will give you an edge equivalent to other PG Degrees such as MBA both in terms of content and employment.

Training program will be conducted by IMS Proschool - An official learning provider of CFA Institute.

Why PG Program in Investment Banking & Capital Markets from NSE Academy?

NSE Academy (a wholly owned subsidiary of National Stock Exchange of India Limited) offers a wide range of certifications related to capital markets education. Most of these certifications carry immense value and recognition in the finance industry. Some of the NSE modules are even mandatory for jobs in stock-broking companies. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) is the leading stock exchange in India and the fourth largest in the world by equity trading volume in 2015. A PG Program from the NSE Academy will provide a competitive edge to the candidates, both in terns of the industry-focused curriculum as well as the prestige factor associated with the academy.

*Exam Fee of NSE - Financial Modeling of Rs 1700/- + Service Tax to be paid separately

CFA Curriculum: This program includes curriculum of the internationally recognized CFA Level 1 course. This program will help you to understand the practical applications of the CFA curriculum as well as help you to clear the CFA Level 1 Exam. The CFA is the international “Gold Standard” amongst financial courses.

Additional Certifications: 
a. NSE Academy(NSE India) Certification in Financial Modeling: You will get an additional certification on Financial Modeling from NSE Academy(NSE India) (India’s largest Certification body in Finance).
b. Certifications from National Skill Development Corporation, an initiative of Ministry of Skill Development, Govt of India.

Comprehensive Program: You will get an all-inclusive training on core finance topics such as Equity Research, Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Credit Analysis, Advance Macros & VBA, IPO Analysis etc.

Expert faculty:  All the faculty members are CFA or MBA from IIMs or top Bschools with wide-ranging experience in the fields of Investment Banking, Equity Research, Project Finance etc.

Placement assistance: All the candidates will get 100% placement assistance after course completion. This program includes "placement prep" which includes training and guidance for resume building, presentation techniques, group discussion etc., to give you an edge at the time of interview.

Flexible learning options: The flexible design of the program "a) Weekdays / Weekends b) Classroom & Online" will help both students and working professionals to pursue the program successfully.

Who can apply?

The candidate should be a graduate with minimum 55% or above. Final year candidates can also apply. Final year candidates should have minimum 60% or above in 10+2 or equivalent.




Course Outline

Our program has been designed by CFA charter holders with deep experience in education. The rationale behind the term design is to initiate the student into the world of finance with a Foundation Term. The course then builds up on these concepts in the Intermediate Term. Finally all topics are refined in the Advanced Term.
Investment Tools 1:
•    Financial Reporting & Analysis
•    Corporate Finance
Investment Tools 2:
•    Economics
•    Ethics
•    Quantitative Techniques
Assets Classes:
•    Equity Market
•    Fixed income
•    Derivatives
•    Alternate Investments
•    Portfolio Management
Equity Research - Financial Modeling
•    Financial Modeling
•    Excel
Investment Banking:
•    Credit Analysis
•    IPO Analysis
•    Mergers and Acquisitions
•    VBA and Macros
•    SQL

Proschool Success:

  • IMS Proschool along with its Parent organization has trained more than 3 lakh candidates for different competitive exams and professional course such as the CFA Program, CFP Certification, CIMA, CPA etc
  • Proschool has trained more than 16,000 employees of different financial organizations on diverse topics such as Financial Analysis, Wealth Management, Financial Planning, Equity Research, Management Accounting etc.
  • Proschool is registered with NSE Academy(NSE India) (India’s largest Finance Certification Provider ) for the Financial Modeling Certification and has trained more than 2,000 students

Trainer to the Industry

  • State Owned Banks – SBI, BOI, SBBJ, IDBI
  • Foreign Banks – CITI, Deutsche
  • Security Houses –Kotak Securities, ICICI Direct, Motilal Oswal, Tata Securities
  • Mutual Fund Companies – Sundaram BNP Paribas, Optimix.
  • Insurance Companies – ICICI Prudential

Institutional Tie- ups

  • CFA Institute: Proschool is registered with the CFA Insitute as Prep – Partner for the CFA Program
  • NISM: Partner of NISM, an initiative of SEBI (Security Exchange Board of India), to create Financial Planning proficiency among students across India.
  • CIMA: Official Learning Partner of CIMA Global
  • NSE: Partnered with NSE Academy (NSE India) to provide the Financial Modeling Certification
  • Government of Gujarat: Partnered with Government of Gujarat - Tribal Development Department for Skill Development in the state.

Faculty Profiles:

Faculty for the program are experienced professionals with years of industry experience and remarkable academic backgrounds. Some of the key faculty members associated with Proschool are:

Sameer Gunjal – MBA from NITIE, CFA Charter-holder; Founder Director of Innovate Research, with financial research experience spanning 5 years including working for Irevna, Credit Ponte.

Avinash G - MBA from XLRI and CFA Charterholder. Over 8 years of Experience in Investment Banking & Equity Research

Sanjay Chaudhary – DCE, PGDM: IIM(B); 20 years+ experience including Voltas, Reuters.

Munira Lokhandwala
: PGDM IIM C, CFA, FRM ; 8 years of experience in the field of education and finance.

Mehul Mukati- Chartered Accountant, PGDBA & CFA from ICFAI, Mentor at MentorEdge ( IIM-A ), Founder Director – Axia Advisory Services Private Limited.

Ravi S PGDBM – XLRI, CFA, Over 4 years Experience in Credit Appraisal & Equity Analysis, etc.

Ram S PGDM – PGDM: IIM Lucknow. Over 4 years of Experience in Credit Appraisal, Financial Modeling, Valuation.

Gagan J - CA Ranker and CFA, More than 4 years of experience in Credit Appraisal and Wealth Management

Sonal Gandhi - CA and CFA Level 3 Candidates, 4 yrs of experience in Equity Research Analysis

Dakshina - IIM L, More than two years of experience in Equity Analysis

Vishal K - CFA , FRM and more than 5 years of experience in Equity Research & Market Analysis

Career Opportunities

PG Program in Investment Banking & Capital Markets prepares you for various job opportunities in core finance areas. An indicative list follows:

1. Equity or Financial Analysis: Equity analysis involves analyzing an organization’s financial statements and projections with reference to its competitor(s) and the industry in which it functions to determine whether it is a good investment or not. This program will enable you to acquire theoretical understanding of equity valuation with CFA curriculum and practical understanding with Financial Modeling. The skills of financial modeling and CFA Program will help you contribute to equity research firms such as:
Amba Research, IREVNA Research, Evalue Serve ,Transfer Value, Value Notes, Credit Pointe, SG Analytics, Reval Analytics.

2. Investment Banking: Investment banking helps companies to raise money from investors. This program will help you to perform valuation of companies & prepare reports on them. In addition you will also work with important components of Investment Banking such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, IPO Analysis etc. The learning from this program will help you to get opportunities to work with Investment Banking companies such as:
Goldman Sach, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanly, ICICI Securities, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, MAPE Advisor, Edelwise MOSL, Prabhudas Liladhar

3. Credit Analysis: Credit Analysis involves collection of historical information such as outstanding debts and forecasting future growth on spreadsheets to determine the nature and degree of risk that the organization faces. This helps the analyst in providing a rating to a firm. This program comprises in depth understanding of Financial Statement Analysis, Risk Modeling etc which helps you perform credit analysis of a firm. This aspect of the program will help you with opportunities in:
Crisi, ICRA, CARE, Brickworks, Credit Suisse, S & P

4. Project Finance:
Project Finance helps in assessing the financial viability of a project and creating a funding plan through its debt and equity components. In this program, you will learn how to prepare a project finance model and a report. Familiarity with Project Finance makes you eligible to apply to the following banks and financial organizations:
SBI Caps, L&T Finance, IDBI Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank

5. Private Equity or Venture Funding: Private Equity Funds or Venture Funds help raising funds from large investors and these investments are then put directly into businesses. An outcome of this program is an advanced understanding of various models that can be used to value these sectors. After the completion of this program you can work with Private Equity Funds or Venture Funds such as :
Blackston, KKR, IDFC, Milestone, Religare, Sequoia Capital

6. Financial KPOs: Financial KPOs are creating numerous jobs in the areas of finance such as Financial Analysis, Credit Analysis, Derivatives Analysis and Reconciliation Process, etc. This program will enable you to work in all the profiles mentioned above. Hence, you can work with companies such as:
Ecler, WNS, Syntel, Sungard, Zanzar, American Express, Infosys BPO, AXA, HCL

7: Capital Markets: Capital markets are one of the most rewarding arenas for finance professionals. Equities, Derivatives and Fixed Income securities are complex financial assets which require professionals to understand the nuances of the markets. This program will enable you to work as Analysts, Portfolio Managers and Relationship Managers in leading stock broking, equity research and asset management companies such as: 
Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, MAPE Advisor, Edelweiss, MOSL, Prabhudas Liladhar, ICICI Securities etc

FAQS

PGP IB & CM is a comprehensive program in Investment Banking & Capital Markets which will give you the right start into your financial career. This program not only covers financial modeling and investment banking but also covers the entire CFA level I training. Combined with a Valuation Project, the course becomes comprehensive, relevant and employment-oriented.
The CFA charter is internationally recognized and we recommend that all applicants who are interested in the field of finance to pursue it. Even if you do not want to pursue the charter, the curriculum independently is very relevant to the financial sphere and hence you should peruse the curriculum regardless. This program will give you intensive training for core finance jobs. Apart from CFA curriculum, it includes Financial Modeling, Investment Banking – M&A, Project Finance, Credit Analysis, VBA, Macros etc. Moreover, it also includes Project which will make you job ready from day 1.
CFA Program is a very knowledge-intensive program that focuses on investment valuation and investment analysis. Many people who do not have experience in this field or are not currently associated with the investment industry cannot relate to what is taught in the entire CFA program but PGP IB&CM has main focus on the practical application of the entire CFA curriculum and hence helps the candidate more than a course that is oriented only towards the CFA curriculum. This is because our program is designed in such way that it covers almost the entire concepts in CFA through Financial Modeling and hence makes the candidate more prepared to clear CFA level I. Hence, our PGP IB&CM students find it very comfortable to do well in the CFA exam.
Recruiters give preference to candidates who have either PG Qualification or Professional Qualification with some hands-on experience. This program not only trains you for the CFA LEVEL I exam and gives you financial modeling certification but also gives you a reasonable amount of hands-on experience of working with a research firm under the guidance of a CFA charter holder or an experienced analyst. Moreover, at the end of the program you will get the Post Graduate Program in Investment Banking & Capital Markets which will give you an edge over MBA in finance and will help you to get your CV shortlisted where the requirement for Job is PG Diploma/MBA.
If you get admission in the top 20 B-schools in India then we recommend that you go ahead with it. If not, then it’s better to plan something more sensible and relevant to the industry in which you wish to make your career. You can plan for the PGP Investment Banking & Capital Markets because it will offer you more rewarding career opportunities than an MBA an institute that is not in the top 20 B- schools. Other relevant issues:

•    Value for Money: Most of the MBA programs will cost you Rs.3 lac to 7 lacs while PGP will cost you Rs. 75000 to 120,000
•    International Recognition: Most of the MBA programs are based on the syllabus recommended by some University while this program is completely based on the CFA Curriculum which is internationally recognized.
•    Duration: Duration of a typical MBA or PG Programs is 2 years while this program will make you job ready within a year time.
•    Specialized training: In B-schools the focus is on general management where you will be trained on Marketing, HR and Finance while in this program the focus is on learning core-finance subjects with their practical applications.
•    Faculty: In B-schools most of the faculty has an academic background such as the PHD while most of the faculty for our program are CFA/MBA from top B-schools. They are typically working for leading equity or investment banking firms. They bring their experience in the class to make the class more practical-oriented
•    Learn while you earn: MBA programs are generally full time and hence give you little scope to earn while the PG Program on IB & CM will give an option to work on weekdays i.e. you can work full-time. It may help you to  bring relevant work experience or also to recover the cost of your program while pursuing it.
A nominal MBA costs more than 5Lakhs, whereas the learning outcome of the student after the MBA course is literally nothing in the Financial domain. As you may be aware many MBA students are now taking jobs which even a graduate would have rejected earlier. The reason is that the MBA student does not have any knowledge of the industry for which he is applying. Our program has been thoroughly designed along with a lot of industry professionals keeping in mind the requirements of the industry. The best part of this program is that it’s not even close to 20% the cost of an MBA.
You will get your PG Program on the basis of the marks that you will score in internal exams not on the basis of CFA Level 1 score. Even if you do not clear CFA level 1 you will still get a post graduate program in Investment Banking & capital markets. The PG Program along with the project will give you enough knowledge to get into core finance jobs.
Yes, the PGP IB&CM programmer is recognized by the Govt. of Maharashtra.