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DEGREE PROGRAMMESPOST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN FINANCE

Post Graduate Diploma in Finance is a two-semester Work Integrated Learning Programme designed for working professionals aspiring for rapid career progression in high-growth areas of Finance or the BFSI industry and who wish to stand out in highly competitive workplaces.

Last Date to Apply – 6th July 2018 Disclaimer

For detailed programme information download the brochure below

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  • Programme Highlights
  • Programme Curriculum
  • Learning Methodology
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Structure
  • How to Apply
Programme Highlights
  1. The programme is built on experiential learning components such as Financial Modelling workshops, business simulations, case studies, and other work integrated activities. These include Gamified Simulation on Working Capital Management & Stock Markets, and Financial and Economic Modelling using spreadsheets, including Security Analysis and Valuation, construction of efficient portfolios, and developing hedging strategies using Financial Derivatives

  2. Learners who successfully complete the Post Graduate Diploma in Finance may apply to MBA in Finance offered by BITS Pilani. Students who are accepted to the MBA program will be able to transfer course credits earned during Post Graduate Diploma in Finance.

  3. The programme is of two semesters, with online classes conducted mostly on weekends or after-business hours.

  4. Both semesters cover four courses each.

  5. The Dissertation (Project Work) in the final semester enables students to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme.

  6. The programme uses a Continuous Evaluation System that assesses the learners over convenient and regular intervals. Such a system provides timely and frequent feedback and helps busy working professionals stay on course with the programme.

  7. The education delivery methodology is a blend of classroom and experiential learning. Experiential learning consists of lab exercises, assignments, case studies and work integrated activities

Programme Curriculum

First semester

  • Global Financial Markets and Products

  • Management of Banks & Financial Institutions

  • Financial and Management Accounting

  • Financial Management

Second Semester

  • Derivatives & Risk Management

  • Multinational Finance

  • Elective 1

  • Elective 2

Electives

  • Advanced Risk Models

  • Business Analysis & Valuation

  • Credit Risk Management

 

  • International Regulatory Framework for Banks

  • Market Risk Management

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring

 

  • Operational Risk Management

  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

  • Venture Capital & Private Equity

For more information on programme curriculum download the programme brochure

Choice of Electives is made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester. A limited selection of Electives will be offered at the discretion of the Institute.

Learning Methodology

ATTEND ONLINE LECTURES OVER WEEKENDS

Lectures are conducted live via online classes. These lectures can be attended via the internet using a computer from any location. These online classrooms offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS Pilani campus. Classes for students admitted during the period May-June 2018 will begin during July 2018. The class schedule is announced within 1 week of completion of the admission process.

The online lectures are conducted usually over weekends for a total of 7-8 hours per week. If you miss a lecture, you can also access the recorded lecture on the internet.

DIGITAL LEARNING

Learners can access engaging learning material at their own pace which includes recorded lectures from BITS Pilani faculty members, course handouts and recorded lab content where applicable

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

Continuous Assessment includes graded Assignments/ Quizzes, Mid-semester exam, and Comprehensive Exam

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

The programme emphasises on Experiential Learning that allows learners to apply concepts learnt in classroom in simulated, and real work situations. This is achieved through:

Financial Modelling and Simulations: Some or all of the following would be utilised across the programme

  • Gamified Simulation on Working Capital Management and Stock Markets

  • Financial and Economic Modelling using spreadsheets, including Security Analysis and Valuation, construction of efficient portfolios, and developing hedging strategies using Financial Derivatives

Case Studies and Assignments: Carefully chosen real-world cases & assignments are both discussed and used as problem-solving exercises during the programme to successfully apply these concepts

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility to apply: Employed professionals working in finance and allied business domains, holding a three year undergraduate degree in relevant disciplines with adequate preparation in mathematics, and minimum one year of work experience in the relevant domain.

The programme is designed for:

  • Highly driven and ambitious Finance professionals working as Financial Analysts, Investment Advisors, Securities Brokers, Accountants, and CA.

  • Other professionals working in IT, Engineering, Sciences or other business functions who are seeking to enter the field of finance or strengthen their understanding of areas of finance such as Investment Management, Risk Management, or Financial Management in general

  • Experienced technical professionals who wish to gain familiarity with financial terminology and gain the financial skills necessary to evolve into successful entrepreneurs.

Fee Structure
  • The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2018-19

    Application Fees (one time) : INR 1,500

    Admission Fees (one time) : INR 16,500

    Semester Fees (per semester) : INR 47,500

  • The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

  • Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay Rs. 64,000/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre.

  • Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

  • Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

  • For the examination centre at Dubai, in addition to the semester fees, for each semester there will be an examination centre fees of 1000 UAE Dirhams or equivalent per semester out of which 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in Mid-semester examinations at Dubai Centre for that semester and the remaining 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in comprehensive examinations at Dubai centre for that semester

  • All the above fees are non-refundable.

How to Apply
  • Click on the ‘APPLY NOW’ button visible above on this programme page. This will take you to the BITS Pilani Online Application Center. Create your login at the Online Application Center by entering your unique Email ID and create a password of your choice. Once your login has been created, you can anytime access the Online Application Center using your email ID and password.

  • Once you have logged in, you will see a screen showing 4 essential steps to be completed to apply for the programme of your choice.

  • Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.

  • Take the next step by clicking on Step 2 - 'Download Application PDF Copy’. This will download a pdf copy of the application form on your computer.

  • Now, click on Step 3 - 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 1,500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

  • Take a printout of the downloaded Application Form and note down the Application Form Number that appear on the top-right corner of the first page. This Application Form Number should be referred in all future correspondence with BITS Pilani.

  • In the printout of the downloaded Application Form, you will notice on page no. 3 a section called the Employer Consent Form. Complete the Employer Consent Form. This form needs to be signed and stamped by your organisation’s HR or any other authorised signatory of the company.

  • Further on page no. 4 of the printed Application Form is a section called the Mentor Consent Form. The Mentor Consent Form needs to be signed by the Mentor. Click here to know who could be a Mentor.

  • Further on page no. 5 of the downloaded Application Form, is a Checklist of Enclosures/ Attachments.

    • Make photocopies of the documents mentioned in this Checklist

    • Applicants are required to self-attest all academic mark sheets and certificates

  • Finally, click on Step 4 - 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one the printed Application Form, Mentor Consent Form, Employer Consent Form, and all mandatory supporting documents and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .ZIP and .JPEG.

  • Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.

  • Admission Cell will intimate selected candidates by email within two weeks of submission of application with all supporting documents. The selection status can also be checked by logging in to the Online Application Centre.

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