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PGP in Investment Banking & Capital Markets
IMS Proschool, a CFA Institute Approved Prep Provider, & NSE Academy ( a subsidiary of NSE India) offers10 months (Part/Full time) – Post Graduate Program in Investment Banking & Equity 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. The flexible design of the program will help both students and working professionals to pursue the program successfully. IMS Proschool offers PGP IBCM in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi & Gurgaon
A niche qualification for candidates who want to enter the investment finance industry, with a clear focus on technical skills and theory required for a investment finance professional.
Project Based learning- Companies require skills from Day 1
Updated Global Curriculum- Curriculum which updates each year
Industry Trainers- Train with industry experts
Industry Certification- PGP- From NSE Academy
Interest Based Screening- Admission only after screen for industry fitness test
Interview training focussed on investment finance
PG Program in Investment Banking & Capital Markets prepares you for various job opportunities in core finance areas. An indicative list follows:
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 The CFA® Program curriculum and practical understanding with Financial Modeling. The skills of financial modeling and The CFA® Program will help you contribute to equity research firms.
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.
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.
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 banks and financial organizations.
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.
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.
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.
The investment finance industry was the only industry for years which followed the traditional method of research and decision making. All that is about to change as technology changes the field.
Asian markets still are into active investing
Jobs still would be created in India in the coming 5 years
Equity research will become more and more tool based
Understanding of statistics will become more and more important
Accenture|Asset Reconstruction Company India Ltd|Bank Of New York Mellon|Eclerx Services|Edelweiss Financial Services|Ernst Young|Geogit BNP Paribas Financial Services Ltd|HSBC|ICICI Bank|ICICI securities| IDFC Mutual Fund|India Rating & Research Private Limited| J P Morgan Chase | Karvy Stock Broking|Kotak Securities Limited|KPMG| Morningstar| S&P Capital | SBI Mutual Fund | SG Analytics |XL Dynamics| Visible Alpha
Our program has been designed by The CFA® charterholders keeping in mind the needs of the industry
Investment Analysis Tools
o Financial Reporting & Analysis: Get introduced to all the important financial statements and their working. Also get insights on the working of important line items like inventory, Long Lived Assets , Non current liabilities & Taxes
o Corporate Finance: Learn the framework of Corporate Governance in Investment Decision Tools like capital budgeting and calculation of cost of capital.
o Economics: Learn different kind of markets like monopoly, monopolistic. Understanding of pricing and output, GDP Business cycles, Unemployment. Also Learn monetary and fiscal policy and tools used. Economics in global context and Introduction to Currency exchange rate.
o Quantitative Techniques: Learn basic concepts like how to interpret interest rate, calculate future value of investment, present value of future cash flow etc. Introduction to NPV & IRR.As well as learn concepts like Normal distribution, Skewness and Kurtosis, central limit theorem, Hypothesis testing and technical analysis.
Assets Class Introduction
o Equity Valuation: Learn various asset types, construction of index, theories of market efficiency, and structural overview of equity markets, equity analysis using various techniques & methods of valuation.
o Fixed income: Introduction to fixed income markets, participant in the markets, calculation of bond price and yields and coverage on interest rate risk. Introduction to risk measurement of bonds like duration, convexity and lastly introduction to credit analysis.
o Derivatives: Introduction to basic derivatives market and essential valuation concepts for forward commitments.
o Alternate Investments: Introduction to alternative investment classes like Hedge Funds, Private Equity etc.
o Portfolio Management: Learn the portfolio approach for the basket of various asset classes and their management.
Technical Tools & Application
o Excel : Learn logical operators , Data Analysis Functions, Array Functions and Charts
o Franchise Business Modeling : Using a Franchise Business model for decision making & presentation.
o Project Finance Modeling : Decision making process using Financial Modeling for financed projects.
o Equity Valuation Modeling : Using Financial Modeling to take a decision to buy , hold or sell
o M&A Modeling :Creating a decision on merger & acquisition by using Financial Modeling
o VBA and Macros : Tools used to automate certain repetitive tasks by VBA programming language.
o SQL : SQL tools to retrieve data from a database maintained by companies
Exams & Certifications
Executive Program: Candidates with minimum 2yrs + professional work experience can apply for the PGP IBCM Executive program. The candidates should be a graduate with minimum 50% or above.
Full-time Program: The candidates should be a graduate with minimum 60% or above.
How is this program better than an MBA in Finance?
MBA Finance VS PGP IBCM
Training on generic MBA Subjects
Provides specialized training for core – finance subjects with practical applications
Invest full time for 2 years for classroom training
Short duration ( Under 1 Year) ; option of weekend batches & virtual classes for working professionals
Program quality varies dramatically across institutes
International curriculum delivered by The CFA® / IIM qualified experienced professionals
MBA costs between INR 5 to 12 Lacs
PGP Costs INR 85,000 to 135,000
I don’t want to do The CFA® Program, then why should I pursue this program?
Even if you do not want to pursue The CFA® Program, PGP IB&CM is relevant to you because this program will give you intensive training for core finance jobs. Apart from The CFA® Program curriculum, it includes crucial topics like the Financial Modeling, Investment Banking – M&A, Project Finance, Credit Analysis, VBA, Macros etc. Moreover, it also includes a real-time Project and role-plays training which will make you job ready from day 1.
How will this program help me in clearing The CFA® Program?
The CFA® Program focuses on investment valuation and investment analysis. Many people who do not have any experience in this field or are not associated with the investment industry cannot relate to The CFA® Program curriculum. However, PGP IB & CM has main focus on the practical application of the entire CFA® Program curriculum, therefore it helps the candidate in a holistic way. This is because our program is designed in such a way that it covers almost all the concepts in The CFA® Program through Financial Modeling and makes the candidate more confident to clear level I of CFA®.
How is this program job oriented?
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 Level I of The CFA® Program 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 The CFA® charterholder 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 /MBA.
Is the PGPIBCM program approved by AICTE?
No. The program is not approved by the AICTE. However, the program is offered in association with the NSE Academy, which is a well-known entity in the investment certification domain
How is the executive program different from the full-time program?
The executive program is for candidates with professional work experience of 2 years and above. The full-time program is for candidates who have either cleared graduation or taken a sabbatical. Full-time program focuses more on projects and grooming of the candidates to make them ready to work in the investment industry.
“In pursue of my career in Investment Banking and capital markets, I approached IMS Proschool which looked most relevant for my career. After attending the demo class of PGP IBCM, I felt that I made a right decision in my journey. I am very thankful for the IMS Proschool intensive session, timely support by teaching and non-teaching staff and the mock tests provided by them helped me to clear both the exams (CFA L1 and PGP IBCM) in first attempt.”
“I’ve been studying in IMS PRO school-Kochi since August 2017, I am pursuing PGPIBCM (PG Program in Investment Banking and Capital Markets) course and it’s been awesome. Classrooms are of international standards and I’m really happy with the teachers and staff which always help me with whatever I need. Since the batch size is small, faculties could give personal attention to each student. The staff is very friendly. I highly recommend IMS ProSchool!”
“I am so glad that Proschool have me an opportunity to learn while working. The PGP IB & CM course has made a paradigm shift in my career and has boosted my confidence level to take the further step in improving my portfolio.”
“The PG Program in Investment Banking & Capital Markets helped me clear CFA Level 1. The program also imparted practical skills required for financial modeling. Thanks to Proschool’s placement team for getting me my dream job as a Financial Analyst.”