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Why you must say “YES” to Capstone Projects?

“An ounce of practice is generally worth more than a ton of theory”- E. F. Schumacher, a noted German statistician and economist. We agree with the statistician’s saying; bookish knowledge is a thing of the past and what counts today is…
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Predictive Analytics- Meaning and important algorithms to learn

Touted as the next big thing, Predictive analysis is all set to dominate the advanced analytics landscape in the next few years. Analytics India Salary Study 2017 conducted by the AnalytixLabs & Analytics India Magazine (AIM) reveals that…

Discount rates: Demystifying the basics

A business valued at a future price means nothing to an investor. A business needs to be valued at the present value to make it relevant. So how does one arrive at the present value? The future cash flows of the business are discounted at…
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The Year That Was-Career trends seen in 2017

So, it’s that time of the year again… The time to wrap up professional commitments, the time to make new resolutions, the time to party hard and the time to bring in the new year with the loved ones. While most of us get busy with all…
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Gazing into the crystal ball-Part 1: IFRS 9

Come new year and we have some revised accounting standards from IFRS. IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 become effective on 1st of January 2018, while IFRS 16 is slated for 2019. These accounting standards are replacing the existing ones with an aim…

12 ways to make a financial model visually appealing

Most of us think, a financial model is a dry subject of spreadsheet lacking aesthetic element. However, that is not true. To make it more understandable to the users, a financial model has to be visually appealing too. Reliability, Consistency…
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Masters in Business Analytics Vs Professional Certificate in Business Analytics

Right Vs Wrong? Ayush is a fresh graduate and is keen on pursuing further education, Bani is an IT professional with 3-4 years experience and is looking for domain change while Chhaya wants to further enhance her skill-set to ensure…
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Visual Analytics: The need, model, tools and applications

Steve, VP of a MNC looking at massive spreadsheets containing sales, revenue, spends, cost heads by regions, product etc wondering, “How great it will be if I get crisp and concise view of all this data every morning. It will work wonders…

Financial modeling for start-ups Part II: Understanding the revenue model

In our previous post we saw how Aparna, an entrepreneur keen on starting her online garment store, starts to understand the metrics of an e-commerce business. Aparna is all excited to learn about new things and now wants to learn about…
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How Financial Modeling can help in Credit Analysis?

Let us face it, most businesses cannot survive without leverage today. In a quest for survival and expansion, companies need to resort to debt as equity alone cannot suffice the requirements. Whether it is financing a new project, meeting…