Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets

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Program Overview

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets integrates a state-of-the-art curriculum with industry experience. The academic curriculum covers all aspects of finance. It begins with the very basics which form the core of finance such as Financial Accounting, Business Statistics, Derivatives, Strategic Financial Management and An Introduction to Financial Markets. It eventually goes into highly advanced, specialized fields of study like Forex & Debt Markets, Financial Modelling, Investment Banking, Treasury & Risk Management and Securities Law.

It is no longer enough to only have academic knowledge. Financial companies today, seek candidates who can cope with dynamism and lead the company by making successful changes. The innovations in the financial markets as well as the globalization process and technological changes help bulid highly trained professionals in order to face the challenges in the financial areas of corporate business. They seek individuals who can represent the company in a positive light while also dealing with clients and transmitting in them, confidence in the company’s ability to manage their funds.

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers both inside and outside the financial markets industry, including Investment Banking, Fund Management, Debt and Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Analysis and Research etc.. This program stands out from other courses due to its ground-breaking approach and the immense value it adds to the student’s profile.

Eligibility

Fresh Graduates and Experienced Working Professional interested in learning about the different aspects of Financial Markets.

Duration

Two Semesters (One Year) with 16 weeks per Semester & 40 lectures per Semester.

Curriculum
Semester 1
  • Introduction to Financial Markets
    • Introduction to Financial markets and BSE
    • Financial Instruments and Participants
    • Alternative Investment Schemes and other Investment Products
    • Regulators and Regulations
    • Public Issues and Process
    • Index
    • Demat and BOLT
    • Trading, Clearing and Settlement
    • Investor Service software
  • Economic Environment of Business
    • Introduction to Micro Economics
    • Demand
    • Utility Concepts
    • Indifference Analysis
    • Supply side economics
    • Equilibrium
    • Competition and Market Forms
    • Oligopoly and Duopoly
    • Introduction to Macro Economics
    • Aggregate Demand and Supply, GDP
    • Inflation and Interest Rates
    • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
    • Fiscal Deficit and Balance of Payments
    • Exchange Rates
  • Fundamental Analysis and Equity Research
    • Basics of Fundamental Analysis
    • Factors of Micro Economics
    • Balance of Payment
    • Industry Analysis
    • Company Beta
    • Goals of Equity Research
    • Equity Research on different types of industries
    • Process of Equity Research
    • Types of Research
    • Concepts of Equity Markets and Valuation
  • Derivatives
    • Introduction to Derivatives and Derivative Products
    • Options
    • Futures
    • Types of Margins
    • Future and Option Strategies
    • Derivative Markets
  • Debt Markets
    • Overview of debt contracts and classification of debt securities
    • Players and their objectives
    • Government debt markets
    • The money market
    • The repo market
    • MBS and ABS markets
    • Fixed income derivatives markets
    • No-arbitrage and the law of one price
    • Risks of debt securities
  • Investment Banking
    • Overview of Investment banking.
    • Investment banking Activities
    • Raising Equity Capital
    • IPO Process
    • Private Equity Investments
    • Role of Investment Banks in Debt Markets
    • Raising Finance from International Markets
    • Introduction to M&A
    • M&A Analysis
    • Corporate Restructuring
Semester 2
  • Technical Analysis
    • Introduction to Technical Analysis
    • Theories, Techniques & Benefits
    • Important Aspects of Technical Analysis
    • Charts and their patterns
    • Technical Indicators
    • Trend Lines - Support and Resistance
    • Importance of Volume
    • Charts and Chart Types
    • Chart Patterns
    • Moving Averages
    • Indicators and Oscillators
    • Technical Analysis Step by Step
  • FOREX Markets
    • What is Foreign Exchange, its need and
    • Administration in India
    • FEDAI, Forex Business Infrastructure in Banks
    • SWIFT, Different types of forex trades
    • Different Types of Exchange Rates
    • Foreign Exchange Arithmetic
    • Determination of Forex Rates-the factors that affect them
    • Introduction to International Markets, LIBOR
    • Raising Funds in the International Markets,
    • Introduction to Bond Markets
    • Types of Bonds in Different Currencies
    • Basic Types of Derivatives
  • Commodity Market
    • Commodity Futures Trading – History
    • Introduction to Commodity
    • Timing & Returns
    • Product Specification
    • Commodity Hedging
    • Clearing & Settlement
    • Risk Management
    • Market Watch & Trading Software
    • Commodity Research
    • Do’s And Don’ts for Dealing in Commodity Futures
  • Treasury & Risk Management
    • Short term money market instruments like Call Repo, Reverse Repo, CP, CD
    • Fixed income securities like treasury bills, Gsecs, state loans CRR, SLR, NDTL
    • Concepts of compound value, present value, yield, duration, Modified duration, bootstrapping, zero coupon bonds, RBI - fixed/ variable auctions, OMO, MS bonds
    • Risk Measurement & Control
    • Asset Liability Management
    • Challenges of BASLE-II
    • System Audit Significance in Risk Management mitigations
  • Financial Modelling
    • Overview of Financial Modeling
    • Best Practices
    • Core Statements
    • Forecasting Revenue and Expenses
    • Scenario Analysis
    • Working Capital Schedule – (Assets and Liabilities)
    • Depreciation and Amortization Schedule
    • Long-Term Items and completion of income statement logic
    • Shareholder’s equity Schedule
    • Debt and Interest
    • Troubleshooting your Financial Model
    • Data Tables
    • Basics of Valuation
    • Valuation Of Companies - DDM
    • Discounted Cash Flow Model
  • Investment Banking
    • Overview of Investment banking.
    • Investment banking Activities
    • Raising Equity Capital
    • IPO Process
    • Private Equity Investments
    • Role of Investment Banks in Debt Markets
    • Raising Finance from International Markets
    • Introduction to M&A
    • M&A Analysis
    • Corporate Restructuring
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