Business Analytics,Financial modeling, projections, business plan : Mini Courses



 Financial Projections
Revenues Projections 
For most companies revenues are a fundamental driver of economic performance. A well designed and logical revenue model reflecting accurately the type and amounts of revenue flows is extremely important. There are as many ways to design a revenue schedule as there are businesses. Some common types include:
  • Sales Growth: Sales growth assumption in each period defines the change from the previous period. This is simple and commonly used method, but offers no insights into the components or dynamics of growth.
  • Inflationary and Volume/ Mix effects: Instead of a simple growth assumption, a price inflation factor and a volume factor are used. This useful approach allows modeling of fixed and variable costs in multi product companies and takes into account price vs volume movements.
  • Unit Volume, Change in Volume, Average Price and Change in Price: This method is appropriate for businesses which have simple product mix; it permits analysis of the impact of several key variables.
  • Dollar Market Size and Growth: Market Share and Change in Share – Useful for cases where information is available on market dynamics and where these assumptions are likely to be fundamental to a decision. For Example: Telecom industry
  • Unit Market Size and Growth: This is more detailed than the preceding case and is useful when pricing in the market is a key variable. (For a company with a price-discounting strategy, for example, or a best of breed premium priced niche player) e.g. Luxury car market
  • Volume Capacity, Capacity Utilization and Average Price: These assumptions can be important for businesses where production capacity is important to the decision. (In the purchase of additional capacity, for example, or to determine whether expansion would require new investments.)
  • Product Availability and Pricing
  • Revenue driven by investment in capital, marketing or R&D
  • Revenue based on installed base (continuing sales of parts, disposables, service and add-ons etc). Examples include classic razor-blade businesses and businesses like computers where sales of service, software and upgrades are important. Modeling the installed base is key (new additions to the base, attrition in the base, continuing revenues per customer etc).
  • Employee based: For example, revenues of professional services firms or sales-based firms such as brokers. Modeling should focus on net staffing, revenue per employee (often based on billable hours). More detailed models will include seniority and other factors affecting pricing.
  • Store, facility or Square footage based: Retail companies are often modeled based on the basis of stores (old stores plus new stores in each year) and revenue per store.
  • Occupancy-factor based: This approach is applicable to airlines, hotels, movie theatres and other businesses with low marginal costs.
Cost Projections
  • Percentage of Revenues: Simple but offers no insight into any leverage (economy of scale or fixed cost burden
  • Costs other than depreciation as a percent of revenues and depreciation from a separate schedule: This approach is really the minimum acceptable in most cases, and permits only partial analysis of operating leverage.
  • Variable costs based on revenue or volume, fixed costs based on historical trends and depreciation from a separate schedule: This approach is the minimum necessary for sensitivity analysis of profitability based on multiple revenue scenarios

What is a business Plan?
A business plan is a written representation of a company's dreams and of how and when they are going to be realized. The plan not only outlines the goals of a company but also details the strategies designed to achieve the goals. These strategies have to be made for all aspects of a business, i.e managerial, operational, organizational, financial, marketing, tackling competition, risk management, research and development, expansion, reviews etc. A business plan thus shows both the results desired and the steps being taken to achieve the desired result.
Why is it needed?
The first and foremost reason why a business plan is written is to attract investment. For an investor and especially a venture capitalist to invest in the project, the company needs to communicate to the potential investor, to get its message across, and to motivate a potential investor to actually invest in its business. It aids in the valuation of a business, especially in the case of startups, which have no past results to go by. It can serve as a management tool, a guideline for the course of action to be taken for achieving desired objectives and also to measure actual performance with the projections in the business plan. It is perhaps the only document which puts the past, the present and the future on a single frame which aids analysis of past results, guides future course of action, and implementation, and give the time-frame for achieving goals. It serves as the navigating tool, the route to follow to reach one's destination in the business.
How do you make it achieve its purpose?
1.It should be realistic:The business plan in order to achieve its purpose, should be realistic and should not aiming for achieving the impossible. A certain amount of hyping may be necessary in order to generate interest among investors but over hype could lead to disastrous results. The higher the expectation level, the greater will be the chance of dissatisfaction when the targeted results are not reached. It is better to adopt the conservative approach and take realistic estimates which are possible to meet. If the projections are exceeded it will make everyone involved happy.

2.Clarity of vision :
The vision of the company for the future must be clear enough to be translated into writing. This would make it easier to execute the vision. The business plan must be drafted in such a way that it communicates the message of the company to the potential investors and to all the people for whom it is made. The plan must convey the message of an efficient, competent and vibrant organization capable of achieving its goals. This can be communicated only when the vision as well as the route to be taken, is clear in the mind of the entrepreneur.

3.Clear expression of ideas and thoughts :Many an entrepreneur could not execute his vision since he could not translate his vision into text, because he could not express himself. Good communication skills are an essential requirement for success, specially in the virtual world, which has very little tangible assets to show. It is here that we professionals enter the scene. Since we possess the requisite commercial knowledge, an understanding of the client's requirements and the capability to draft, we can help the client in preparing a business plan, more capable of achieving its objectives
What are the steps involved in writing a business Plan?

1.Obviously the first step is to identify the objectives of the business.

2.The next step is to collect historical financial information, to conduct study of the market and see where our particular business stands.

3.Identify and analyse the target market and its characteristics to see how our product would be able to meet market requirements. Alos estimate what percentage of the market our product would be able to capture and the marketing strategy needed to capture the market.


4.Identify risk factors which may come in the way of achieving the goals and the strategy required to manage those risks.

5.Identify competitors and form a strategy to deal with competition to retain market share.

6.Plan the expansion process, and the research and development required in order to keep your product ahead of the rest and also to produce ancillary to produce ancillary products and capture ancillary markets.

7.Make a SWOT analysis of your business and identify the chances of success of your project.

8.Finally make an estimate of the funds required to implement the formulated business plant and make the projections of profitability.
What should the contents of a business plan be?
The contents of the business plan can be derived from the introduction to a business plan.
a) Goals of the business: The business plan identifies the objectives of the business and the products and services for which the business has been set up. A detailed description of the products or services to be produced/offered by the company should be given and also the edge they  have over similar products/services.
b)Market analysis : The plan should contain the comparative figures for the relevant industry and its characteristics and trends. It should also contain details about target markets and the level of penetration of the business in the market and its share of the market.
c) Marketing strategies and strategies to combat competition
d) Operational plan to achieve the result as stated above and the strategy to penetrate the market and achieve market share
e) SWOT analysis of the project
f) Organisational plan
g) Expansion plans
h) Financial projections.

It is not necessary to follow the same order as detailed below in the contents. The order can be decided based on the client’s preference and the emphasis which the client would want to give to the various aspects of the plan. However, it should not be in a very haphazard fashion either. After all, the foundation has to be laid first and one cannot start building from the first floor!
The Business Plan should be divided into various sections dealing separately with various aspects.
a. Table of contents
The First section appearing in the business plan is the table to contents. This will contain the list and order in which various sections appear in the plan. This is to facilitate the user of the business plan to know exactly where to look for a particular section without skimming through the whole plan.
bExecutive summary
The table of Contents should be followed by the Executive Summary. The Summary states in brief what the rest of the plan details. It encapsulates the essence of the entire plan. It should be long enough to convey to the user an understanding of the entire business but should not be so long as to put off the user from reading the Executive Summary itself. It should be capable of arousing the interest of the user in the project and induce him to go through the detailed part of the plan. Since the business plan is mainly prepared in order to attract investors and investors are not only a difficult lot to please but are also very busy people, it is crucial that the executive summary is well drafted. Since investors go through many business plans in a single day and the busier ones go through several plans in an hour, they first go through the Executive Summary only. Many plans my be put down at this state itself and the investor may not go beyound reading the Executive Summary. Hence utmost care hs to be taken while drafting the Executive Summary. This section, even though appearing in the beginning of the plan, should be drafted only after the rest of the business plan is completed as as to present succinctly the essence of the plan.
c. Company details
This section should contain a description of the Company, its main activities, its earlier performance, if any, its main products, target use, scale and area of activity, objectives, beliefs and motto of the Company etc., The objectives of the company containing its plan for future expansion like going public, mergers and acquisition plans etc. are the aspects on the basis of which the user i.e. the investor assesses the company. The products or services can be dedicated to the product details since the heart of the business lies in its products or services.
dProducts
A Company is set up to pursue certain objects. The main objects of a company are invariably the production of an article or provision of a service. In the products lies the main attraction for the investors. Only if the products or services are interesting enough to an investor will he be even bothered to read how the company plans to achieve its objectives. All products and services may have their own USP-Unique Sales Proposal, which has to be communicated clearly and effectively so as to attract the investors’ interest. It it is a product, appropriate physical attributes can be described. In case of a service, the full details of the services being offered along with the unique features, functional effectiveness etc., has to be detailed. When unique products are being developed and promoted, it is important to detail the market readiness for the product so as to allow assessment of the venture’s viability. Also, the states of development must be shown, i.e how the product or service came to be visualized, developed and how it is going to evolve in future. However, in addition to an appropriate description of the product, it is advisable to have a prototype, or a sample or a computer presentation accompany the business plan. Once the product details are conveyed, it is necessary to know how the product is to be launched in the market, the target market for the product or service, what portion of the market is expected to be captured etc., This is the next section of the business plan.
e. Marketing Plan
Plainly speaking, the foremost objective of any business is money-making and the products and services are just the means towards this end. How to make the means achieve the end is what the marketing plan is all about. A business must be capable of manipulating the market and reacting to changes in the market to achieve its sales targets. The business must be capable of exploiting favourable market conditions, must be able to tide over difficult ones, convert indifferent conditions to your favour etc., its is all a matter of adaptation to the market and
Charles Darwin’s theory of ‘survival of the fittest’ works here to too, perhaps more surely than anywhere else! the marketing strategy should cover many aspects like, a market introduction, market penetration, market widening, distribution strategy, media publicity, market response gathering, sales strategies etc., Let us examine these aspects one by one. Fist is the introduction of the product into the market. This strategy is crucial to the business since a need has to be created in order to induce the customer to buy. This is more so in case of an innovative product or service. The next part is to work on the need created and penetrate the target market. Once the product or service has carved its niche market, the company should look for growth prospects and look for market widening. This could be both horizontal i.e. widening of market base, and vertical i.e. providing different product to samer users and also at different levels of the distribution network. When the strategy to expand one’s market base is made, the distribution networks should be in place and functioning. This creates the need for a distribution strategy. This market expansion strategy also includes advertising of the product or service and an advertising strategy has be drawn which includes promotion via the press and TV media, printed material like brochures, catalogues etc., it is also necessary to formulate a market research programme in the sales strategy where the total sales force, their training, compensation package etc. are to be detailed. Now we know the company, we know its products, and we know how this product is expected to fare in the market. The way the company will go about all this forms the operational plan.

fOperational Plan
Organising and work out arrangements for all the above i.e. the production and marketing of the products and services, forms the part of the operational plan. The operational plan should correspond to the rest of the plan and also with the financial projections. This section of the business plan details procedures for various activities viz. Identification of suppliers for raw materials, techniques for getting competitive advantage and economics of scale, delivery procedures, dealing with shortages, cost reduction or cost effectiveness procedures etc. The operational plan should cover all the key areas of a company’s activities but should not be too technical or complicated as to putofftheuser. It should also not include operational details of mundane everyday activities or routine administrative matters.



understand how to prepare CMA data and techniques in preparing it, understanding and analysing financial statements, ratios and CMA data. 

Normally the fee for CMA data preparation by professionals in India is not less than 10k- 20k  and no upper limit.Time that may need to spend is around 2 working days.


 CMA DATA MEANING:

Full form of CMA data is Credit Monitoring Arrangement data. It is the report to be presented to bank to show your past financial history, current financial position and future financial planning.It covers 7 statements related to finance.

WHY DOES BANK REQUIRE CMA REPORT?

We all know that banks are require to follow RBI guidelines to run finance business. RBI suggests not to only rely on CMA data for granting loan. Still almost all banks are asking for CMA data. Even for small loans like 4 lakhs to 6 Lakhs submitting CMA report is required. The reason is that by analyzing it, banks can understand the flow of funds ( Past and proposed) of borrower and viability of projects.

WHAT REPORTS ARE COVERED ?

It covers following statements:

Details of existing and proposed fund limit: In this report, details about your current financial condition, borrowed fund and proposed fund are covered.If business is new, proposed data is required to be given.Operating statement: You are required to show past 2 years and future 3 years ( Proposed) operationg statements. There may be some changes as per loan needed and business nature.The profit and loss account should be presented here.Analysis of balance sheet: Details about your balance sheets of past years are required to show. It is also required to show proposed balance sheet data to show picture of your future business plan. Details about current assets, fixed assets, current and long term liabilities are presented in this statement.Comparative statements of current assets and liabilities: This statement describes the viability of your working capital cycle.Calculation of MPBF: Calculation of maximum permissible bank finance. This statement shows the capicity of borrower to borrow money. It depends on two methods which are dependent on working capital.Fund flow statements: This statement shows the fund flow statements for current and future years. It shows the fund utilisation and sources of funds.The statement is important because it highlights the utilization of fund. To make sure the bank that you are using the fund for the purpose you have borrowed.Ratio analysis: This is also one of the long and important statement of CMA data.It covers key ratios. Some ratios are current ratio, MPBF, Net worth ratio, quick ratios, turnover ratios, debt equity ratios, DSCR etc.

NO SAME REPORT FOR ALL BUSINESSES:

There are different business types and according to their business nature and size, cma report is prepared. It is not similar for all businesses. Similarly, CMA report is prepared as per nature of borrowed fund. The data is different for working capital loan or for CC or for CMA data for bank guarantee.

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF SUBMITTING CMA REPORT?

By submitting CMA data report with right ratios and proper presentation of usage of funds, your chances of getting loan has been increased. Provided you follow other procedures and requirements of banks.



BSE CERTIFIED - Financial Modeling Training

About Financial Modeling          

Financial Modeling is the most fundamental and widely sought after skill in the finance industry. It is the art of building a model using excel to depict financial statements and investment analysis. This helps you arrive at optimal business solutions by analyzing various parameters. Financial models can be used to represent the performance of a business, a project or any other investment. In today’s world all decisions are based on quantitative analysis. That’s why Investment bankers, equity research analysts and fund managers find financial modeling indispensable.

Why Financial Modeling

·  Prerequisite for Investment Banking, Equity Research, and Commercial Banking jobs·
·   Provides techniques to value and analyze the firms, IPOs, and FPOs·
·  Valuing investments in the nascent stage: Private Equity/ Venture Capital Investing·
·  Required for business modeling and decision making for firms·
·  To evaluate various project opportunities: checking viability of the projects·
·  For project appraisal and risk evaluation using different scenarios·
·  Commercial Banks: For disbursing loans for the projects.·
·  Project Management: For performance tracking of the on-going projects·
·  Comprehensive analysis of complex transactions: Merger and Acquisition Deals·

FINANCIAL MODELING CERTIFICATION
Financial Modeling Certificate is the most sought out Certificate for candidates who are aspiring for opportunities in Financial Research, Investments Banking and other streams of Finance.
 “CERTIFICATION OF PARTICIPATION” – EduPristine
                                 
 “CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE” – EduPristine & BSE

 The participants who will clear the Financial Modeling Tests will be provided with ”CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

WHY EduPristine?
EduPristine has provided Financial Modeling training to over in Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Online. Further we have conducted similar programs for various leading corporate and colleges like 5000+ professionals JP Morgan, Bank of America, Mizuho Bank, E&Y, ING Vyasa, HSBC, IIM C, IIM I, NUS Singapore, FMS, ISB Hyd,IIT D etc.

PEDAGOGY : 


Valuation Modeling & Advance Financial Modeling -  of comprehensive trainingDuration: 70 Hrs. (14 days)

TRAINING DATES & VENUE:
Batch Date   :     29th Aug'15 (Weekend classes)
Timings       :    Saturday:- 02:00 pm to 07:00 pm     Sunday:- 10:00 am to 03:00 pm &    .

TRAINING FEES:


·    Financial Modeling, 14 days(7 weekends) : - Rs. 30,000/-( Inclusive of all taxes )
      

IMS Proschool and NSE India (NCFM - Examination body) offers Financial Modeling Certification Program. Proschool is funded by NSDC, a PPP promoted by the Union Ministry of Finance, Govt of India.This program will help you realize or augment a career in the fields of Investment Banking, Equity Research, Project Finance, Corporate Finance and Credit Rating among others. The program: “Financial Modeling through Excel” is offered across various mediums such as classroom, live virtual classroom and online self study. 

NSE India conducts the Financial Modeling course Exam in Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Indore, Nagpur & all other major cities.
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Copal Institute and AIMA jointly bring Financial & Valuation Modeling Certificate Program

In today's world of extensive data where decisions are highly quantitative based financial modeling has become an indispensable tool. It is the most sought after skill required in the field of investment banking, equity research , project management, commercial banks and mostly all other sectors in the financial services industry . Financial modeling is the art of building a model using excel to depict financial statements and investment analysis. It builds a structure that integrates various statements and schedules to enable decision making. A financial model represents the performance of a business, a project or any other investment.

This Financial & Valuation modeling program involves the fundamental theories and practices of valuation analysis, strategy analysis, prospective analysis, DCF modeling, trading comparables and transaction comparables. Modeling through Excel will build enough confidence in the participants so that they are able to create their own financial model right from scratch, and use it for solving their business problems. The program is designed to offer students the intensive instruction and training needed to successfully compete in rapidly developing global financial markets.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the participants will be able to:

·         Build a financial model from scratch as done at financial institutions

·         Work on Excel and use formatting best practices, efficient formula construction, and appropriate driver selections

·         Use Advanced Excel functions to present various sensitivities to projected financial metrics

·         Fix circularity problems, iteration, and other common modeling troubleshooting

·         Cross check the Balance Sheet/ Cash Flow Statement

·         Understand and describe valuation and how historical valuation is done

·         Understand and explain the techniques, elements and approaches of forecasting

·         Provide an overview of Discounted Cash Flow

·         Explain the Dividend Discount Model

·         Calculate the Free Cash Flow to Firm (FCFF) & Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE)

·         Calculate the Discount Rate (Cost of Debt, Cost of Equity & Cost of Capital)

·         Identify the Revenue Drivers and Cost Drivers

·         Prepare a Full DCF Model

·         Calculate Equity Value Multiples: P/E, P/CF, P/BV, P/S, PEG, Dividend Yield

·         Provide an overview of Trading Comparables

·         Calculate basic EV and perform various CACS Adjustments

·         Normalize the Earnings and identify the exceptions

·         Calculate Last Twelve Months (LTM) or Trailing Twelve Months (TTM)

·         Perform Trading Multiples analysis – EV/EBITDA, EV/EBIT, EV/Sales

·         Provide an overview of Transaction Comparables

·         Describe the different kind of Deal Considerations

·         Practice working on the Transaction Template

·         Perform the Private and Public Transaction Comp

·         Perform Transaction Multiples analysis – EV/EBITDA, EV/EBIT, EV/Sales


Program Fee & Study Material

·         Rs. 28,000/- payable at the beginning of the Program (a service tax of 12.36% would be applicable).

·         Books would be provided.
 

FINATICS is an institute committed to engaging students in the field of Applied Finance like never before! The programs offered areclass leading in every respect, be it Fundamentals of Finance, Data modeling & analysis, Financial Modeling & Valuation or Merger & Acquisition modeling/analysis.

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EduPristine

Financial Modeling is one of the most fundamental and widely sought after skills in the finance industry. It is the art of building a model to depict financial statements and investment analysis using MS Excel. This helps arrive at optimal business solutions by analyzing various parameters. At the end of the course,You will be able to do the task of building a model depicting financial statements/business model, which helps in decision making. 

The EduPristine Financial Modeling course will teach you the basic of MS Excel all the way to creating successful Financial Models. By the end of the course, you will be able to independently build models that are robust and provide dynamic projections that can be used to thoroughly analyze a company from multiple standpoints: operations, investment, financing and valuation. 

Learn Financial Modeling with us in the classroom environment with hands on experience. The first module is Equity Evaluations and the second module teaches advanced Excel. So you can make a model firstly, and then understand how to use that model for various purposes like projections, evaluations etc.


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Total Price 
Annual Subscription
 4999.00




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Basics

Ÿ Tips for Setting up a Financial Model
Ÿ Obtaining Source Data
Ÿ Formatting & clearing data
Ÿ Spreading Historic Financial Statements
Ÿ Setting up model framework
Analyzing Historical

Ÿ Analyzing past trends
Ÿ Normalising earnings and source data
Ÿ Key adjustments
Ÿ Calculating Key Ratios
Ÿ Determining Growth drivers
Ÿ Arriving at Key Assumptions
Forecasting Income Statement

Ÿ Determining revenue / cost drivers
Ÿ Forecasting Income Statement (5 Years)
Modeling Fixed Assets

Ÿ Drivers on Asset intensity
Ÿ Forecasting Capital Expenditure
CashFlow Statement

Ÿ Modeling integrated financial model.
Ÿ Key links to other statements for cash flow
Ÿ Modeling cash flow statement
Ÿ Calculating cash flow to equity
Valuation

Ÿ Understanding and calculating WACC
Ÿ Estimating cost of Equity
Ÿ Calculating Beta
Ÿ Determining Peer group
Ÿ Valuation using discounted cash flow (DCF)
Ÿ Terminal cash flows, growth and terminal values

Advance Data Presentation Skills

Business Analytics & Intelligence course from IIM Bangalore

The theory of bounded rationality proposed by Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon is evermore significant today with increasing complexity of the business problems; limited ability of the human mind to analyze the alternative solutions and the limited time available for decision making. Introduction of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems has ensured availability of data in many organizations; however, traditional ERP systems lacked data analysis capabilities that can assist the management in decision making. Business Analytics is a set of techniques and processes that can be used to analyse data to improve business performance through fact-based decision-making. Business Analytics and Business Intelligence create capabilities for companies to compete in the market effectively. Business Analytics and Big Data has become one of the main functional areas in most companies. Analytics companies develop the ability to support their decisions through analytic reasoning using variety of statistical and mathematical techniques. Thomas Devonport in his book titled, “Competing on analytics: The new science of winning”, claims that a significant proportion of high-performance companies have high analytical skills among their personnel. On the other hand, a recent study has also revealed that more than 59% of the organizations do not have information required for decision making.
In a recent article based on a survey of nearly 3000 executives, MIT Sloan Management Review reported that there is striking correlation between an organization’s analytics sophistication and its competitive performance. The biggest obstacle to adopting analytics is the lack of knowhow about using it to improve business performance. Business Analytics uses statistical, operations research and management tools to drive business performance. Many companies offer similar kind of products and services to customers based on similar design and technology and find it difficult to differentiate their product/service from their competitors. However, companies such as Amazon, Google, HP, Netflix, Proctor and Gamble and Capital One use analytics as competitive strategy. Business Analytics helps companies to find the most profitable customer and allows them to justify their marketing effort, especially when the competition is very high. There is significant evidence from the corporate world that the ability to make better decisions improves with analytical skills. This course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of business analytic techniques and their applications in improving business processes and decision-making.
The course consists of eight modules and a project. The duration of each module is usually 5-6 days except for module 2 (2 days) and module 7 (2 days). There will be online tutorial sessions every week on problem solving using analytics in addition to the 8 modules. There is an optional module on, “SAS” which shall be conducted by SAS Institute’s analytical consultants and is mapped on to the international predictive modeling certification using SAS enterprise miner. Details of SAS module is provided in a separate annexure. Case-based teaching will be used for all the modules using case studies from IIMB, Harvard Business School (HBS), Darden, Ivey, and Kellogg. Significant proportions of the cases used in the course are published by IIMB faculty at the Harvard Business Publishing. A few of them are actually published by the students from the previous batches based on their project work.

Certificate program in business analytics for executives (CPBAE)- IIM Lucknow

The program will have both in-residence and online learning channels so that participants need not take long breaks from their work but at the same time get benefits of a continuous learning environment. To facilitate such learning environment, this program will use ANGEL course management system, an online learning platform to deliver some portion of every module. In addition, participants will be required to complete four on-campus residencies at IIML campus.
Features
  • The program is jointly taught by highly experienced faculty from IIM Lucknow, India and the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA.
  • A combination of class room and an online learning platform is used. It offers flexibility since the participants can access the internet and attend online classes from any location.
  • Training on enterprise miner by SAS Institute (India) Private Limited.
The certificate program consisting of 240 hours is divided into four modules. Each module will have residency requirement and some part of the module will be delivered over Internet via ANGEL course management system.


Applicants should have Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in graduation or equivalent and a minimum of three years full-time post qualification work experience. For applicants with exceptional qualification and/or industry experience, a relaxation in the minimum eligibility criteria may be considered. Preference will be given to the applicants with graduation in Mathematics, Engineering, Economics and Statistics. Also, executives working in the domain of Business Analytics are especially encouraged to apply.

Fees:
Total fees for this programme is INR. 4,80,000 /- (inclusive of taxes) and is payable in four installments. Fee includes tuition fee, accommodation (twin sharing basis) and food for the duration of residencies and course material. Participants will have to bear their travel expenses for attending residencies. All fee payments are non-refundable.








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Gantt Chart for project monitoring



FINALYST Course Hyderabad

Finalyst is comprehensive training program that prepares YOU to become a Finance professional. Finance Topics 1. Economy, Industry & Company; Capital Stock - Discussion 2. Entities 3. Raising Equity Capital 4. Raising Debt Capital 5. Discussion of Equity & Debt 6. Accounting Cycle 7. Balance Sheet Income Statement 8. Discussion on B/S & I/S 9. Accounting Concepts & Conventions 10. Accounting Entries - Class 1 11. Adjustment Entries - Class 2 12. Inventory Valuation Methods, Inventory Management System, Inventory Ordering System & Depreciation Methods 13. SEC Filings & Corporate Actions 14. Analytics - 1 15. Analytics - 2 16. Analytics - 3 17. Discussion on one Complete Financial Report - Case Study 18. Secondary Market System 19. Equities & Derivative Contracts 20. Clearing & Settlement - Equities, Derivatives & Option Contracts - I 21. Clearing & Settlement - Equities, Derivatives & Option Contracts - II 22. Interview Preparation Tips in Finance 23. Hedging Strategies 24. Mergers & Acquisitions - I 25. Mergers & Acquisitions - II 26. Cost Management 27. Working Capital Management 28. Important Concepts 29. Important Concepts 30. Risk & Diversification 31. Mutual Funds 32. Cash Flow Statements 33. Capital Budgeting 34. Valuation of Companies & Final Discussion in Finance Soft Skills 1. Personal and Professional Attitude 2. Communication Skills 3. Presentation Skills 4. Interview Preparation Functional English 1. Introduction - tips for English speaking 2. Parts of speech 3. Tenses 4. Active and Passive Voice 5. Usage of articles 6. Direct & Indirect Speech 7. Model verbs 8. email writing and 9. Resume writing 10. Broad Topics / syllabus Arithmetic  Numbers  Time and Distance  Time and Work  Simple and compound interest  Profit and loss  Percentages  Problems on Age  Mensuration  NCF, LCM  Ratios and Propostions  Alligation or Mixtures  Permutation and Combination  Simplifications Reasoning  Number Series  Letter & Symbol Series  Odd man out  Analogies Linear Circular Selections Clocks & Calenders Coding and Decoding Binary Logic Venn Diagrams Cubes Comparisions Relationships Distributions Deductions MS – Excel  Mathematical calculation  Filtering and Data sorting  Macros  Pivot Table  V – Look up and H – Look up  Typing practice and typing tests



 Banking course from Amity



Axis Bank has entered into a tie-up with Amity Global Business School to create the Axis Bank Young Bankers (ABYB) program offering a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Services (PGDBS) and a guaranteed job with Axis Bank on successful completion.
First Trimester: Areas of learning covered will comprise of;Basics of Banking, IT in Banking, Business communication, Managerial Economics, Business Mathematics and Statistics, Accounting, General management 

Second Trimester: Areas of learning covered will comprise of; Banking and allied services, Banking environment, Advanced Business communication, Receipts and Payment systems, Lending

 Third Trimester : Areas of learning covered will comprise of; Financial Planning, Foreign Exchange, Credit Risk management,  Retail banking, Treasury Management, Recovery Management, Business analytics 

 Fourth Trimester: Learning will be on the job and will be in form of the Internship and Project work

The fourth trimester would be devoted to internship to be pursued by the participant at a designated Branch of Axis Bank across the country.




CCAP from CRISIL - Learn while you work and Earn 


CCAP is a two-year intensive work-cum-study programme that combines job assignments, interactive workshops and academic studies to equip the learner with exceptional financial and business skills. The programme is aimed at developing world-class financial professionals for various analyst roles in CRISIL. At the end of two years,CRISIL provides career growth to all successful candidates at attractive packages that are on par with the industry. The programme has gained acceptance from the industry, CRISIL clients and the academia.

 CCAP Design

The programme kickstarts with a special six-week intensive finance boot-camp. Subsequently, participants are allocated to business units of CRISIL where they work four days a week from Monday to Thursday. Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays. The learning and growth path of the participants is closely monitored to ensure exposure to opportunities that will facilitate their career progression.The programme comprises of four semesters of six months each, where rigorous academic training is provided on a range of finance-related subjects.

 The programme has been designed keeping in mind domestic and global business needs, and after thoroughly analysing the existing curriculum of MBA, CA, CFA and FRM programmes. CCAP ensures that each participant develops an in-depth understanding of financial concepts. This will enable him/her to undertake analytical assignments not just at CRISIL, but elsewhere in the industry as well.

CCAP Location

The programme will be conducted entirely in Mumbai. Selected participants will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation and local conveyance in Mumbai.

 Batch Size

The intake for the batch of 2014-16 will be approximately 60 participants.

Salary

Participants will be paid an annual salary of `1.25 lakhs per annum during the first year, and `2.25 lakhs during the second year of the programme.

At the end of 2 years, the participants would be paid a minimum salary of `6 lakhs per annum (plus performance based variable pay)

CFA/FRM Reimbursement

For every level cleared during CCAP, the participant will receive a one-time award of up to `25,000.


What will a CCAP participant do?

Following are some of the activities that CCAP participants carry out during the 2 years:

§ Credit analysis of fixed income instruments issued by corporates, banks and financial institutions

§ Grading of Small and Medium Enterprises

§ Equity research on listed Indian companies

§ Analysis of industry sectors such as pharma, steel and auto

§ Feasibility studies and market assessments

§ Assisting government and private clients in infrastructure projects

§ Designing and implementing risk management solutions for financial institutions

§ Supporting global clients in equity, credit and derivatives research

 Indicative Course Outline
ester I

Sem I :Core Courses

1. Basic Financial Accounting

2. Business & Corporate Law

3. Business Statistics

4. Commercial Banking

5. Financial Institutions & Markets

6. Financial Statement Analysis - Basic

7. Micro Economics

Leaders Incubation Lab

Teamwork Works


Sem II :Core Courses

1. Econometrics

2. Financial Derivatives - Advanced

3. Fixed Income Securities - Advanced

4. International Trade & Finance

5. Project Appraisal

Leaders Incubation Lab

Effective Presentation Skills


Sem III :Core Courses


1. Financial Risk Management

2. Mergers & Acquisitions

3. Project Management

4. Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

5. Structured Finance

Leaders Incubation Lab

Managing Stakeholders

Semester III

Sem IV : Core Courses

1. Credit Analysis

2. Corporate Finance

3. Equity Valuation

4. Financial Derivatives - Basic

5. Fixed Income Securities - Basic

6. Financial Statement Analysis - Advanced

7. Macro Economics

Leaders Incubation Lab

Time Management

 Role

On successful completion of the programme, all participants will continue working with their respective businesses, at an increased salary of at least `6 lakh per annum (plus performance-based variable pay). They will be designated at par with the campus recruits from business schools, who currently join CRISIL as Management Trainees.

 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum requirement for admission to the programme is:

1. A bachelor's degree with at least 55% marks or the equivalent cumulative grade point average (CGPA). This should be an aggregate score for the course. Candidates appearing for the final-year bachelor's degree/equivalent examination may also apply.


Post-Graduate Programme in Securities Markets (PGPSM)

 (National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) is a public trust, established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI))


The Post-Graduate Programme in Securities Markets is a one-year full time Post-Graduate Programme aimed at creating the next generation capital market specialists. For students interested in stock market investing and aspiring for a career in capital markets, PGPSM is an extremely unique opportunity to obtain first-hand knowledge, both theoretical and practical, from an institute established by SEBI, the market regulator. The faculty, consisting of academicians and practitioners, has the capability to deliver a high-quality programme to the students looking for knowledge and skill-sets as a solid foundation.
Informal estimates indicate that the capital markets would require about 32,000 professionals every year. The required skill-sets could be grouped as follows: (1) Fund Management, Analysis and Dealings (2) Sales, Product Management and Brand Management (3) Operations and Services (4) Information Technology (5) Compliance and (6) Financial Advice and Planning.

PGPSM thus seeks to prepare students to become Fund Managers, Analysts, Dealers, Institutional Sales Persons, Product Designers, Operations Managers, Compliance Officers, Risk Management Officers, Investment Bankers, and Investment Advisors in the securities markets.
By completing the PGPSM, students would be able to:
  • Abstract the building blocks of the securities markets, understand them conceptually, and develop the capability to design solutions that meet specific requirements
  • Upgrade knowledge and skill sets necessary to perform the key technical activities in the securities markets
Develop a well-rounded, complete understanding of securities markets
Why PGPSM: To become a complete capital market professional
Where can PGPSM lead to: Equity and Fixed Income Research, Credit Rating, Financial Analytics, Stock Broking, Investment Banking Compliance, Risk Management etc.
Who should do PGPSM: Graduates with a passion for securities markets. Experience of 6 months to 2 years is desirable but not essential.
GMAT Preferred-Grey 1
Admissions through GMAT, XAT or NISM scores.  
What is unique about PGPSM:
  • One year, fast track-programme
  • Academic Council and Faculty Team being top-rated academicians
  • Globally benchmarked curriculum, updated regularly
  • Policy-research based inputs from top-class academicians
  • Proximity to experts from top organizations in Mumbai, the financial capital of India
  • Inputs on market regulation from SEBI officers
  • Multiple pedagogy-workshops, simulations, cases, book-film reviews, live projects, conferences
Duration: 1 year full-time, consisting of four terms
Note: For further information please contact:
PGPSM Admissions Office
National Institute of Securities Markets
NISM Bhavan, Plot No. 82
Sector 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400 703
Maharashtra
LL:  +91 – 22 – 6673 5125/58/61
Email:  pgpsm@nism.ac.in



ICFP Courses for super specialization in finance

International College of Financial Planning was established in 2002, ICoFP is promoted by Bajaj Capital  a renowned business house in the field of financial services in India since last 45 years.
Apart from various fulltime and professional courses in combination with other institutions,it offers the below two distance learning courses

         MBA–Financial Planning ( on the lines of CFP)
MBA in Financial Planning is a unique distance learning program which offers the advantage of classroom- like environment via virtual classrooms and e-learning. The program incorporates curriculum of all modules of CFPCMcertification which is a global qualification. Learn more
   MBA–Financial Analysis ( on the lines of CFA)
MBA in Financial Analysis is an intensive two year self study program which offers the advantage of classroom- like environment via virtual classrooms and e-learning. The program incorporates complete study curriculum of one of the most respected financial qualification in the world, Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®). 

DIPLOMA IN EXPORT MANAGEMENT


Indian Institute of Export Management offers a diploma program in Export Management, which helps develop skills in foreign trade management. This is a four months distance education program dealing exhaustively with all aspects of exports. At the end of the program (i.e. after 4 months) written examinations are conducted to evaluate students. Those successfully completing the program will be awarded a Diploma. Students may please note that although the course is titled "Export Management" imports are also covered in detail.
There will be five papers for the examination covering the following subjects:
  1. Export Documentation & Govt. Policy
  2. Export Marketing
  3. Export Finance 
  4. Shipping & Packaging
  5. Specialisation subject
Examination question papers will be sent to students on completion of the course. The answer sheets have to be returned to the institute for valuation within fourteen days of receipt of the question papers.
The following options are available for payment of fees:(For correspondence option)
A. LUMPSUM
:
 Rs  5,400.00
B. INSTALLMENT SCHEME
First installment 
:
Rs  3,300.00
Second installment 
:
Rs  1,350.00
Third installment 
:
Rs  1,350.00
Total
:
Rs  6,000.00

A. LUMPSUM
:
Rs  5,700.00
B. INSTALLMENT SCHEME
First installment 
:
Rs  3,600.00
Second installment 
:
Rs  1,350.00
Third installment 
:
Rs  1,350.00
Total
:
Rs  6,300.00



Comprehensive Tax Diploma Course : KPMG with NIIT IMPERIA

Unique taxation program -

• Focuses on practical taxation issues faced by  businesses
• Provides the participants with both theoretical  background and technical expertise

 Readiness for proposed regulations

• Direct Tax Code (DTC) – awaiting parliamentary approval
• Goods and Services Tax (GST) - awaiting parliamentary approval


Certificate in Tax Regulations -The program is focused on entry level professionals. The program coversIndirect Tax,

  • VAT
  • Service Tax
  • Excise and Customs
  • Foreign Trade Policy
  • GST and other issues

Direct Tax

  • Overview of domestic taxation laws,
  • Withholding tax implications,
  • Double Tax Avoidance Agreements etc.

Advanced Program in Tax Regulations - This advanced program, designed for experienced professionals in taxation. The program covers

  • Domestic Tax
  • International Tax
  • Live case studies/ practical illustrations
  • Impact of Goods and Service tax Regime on Business
  • Tax optimization & relevance of contract mechanics
  • Analysis of recent landmark judicial rulings/ trends
  • Direct Tax Code Regime, etc.

FEE AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Program -
 Certificate in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 35,000

Program -
 Advanced Program in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 41,000

Program -
 Diploma in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 61,000

Class Schedule: Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM , Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Quantitative Finance 
Quantitative Finance or Mathematical finance is a field of applied mathematics, concerned with financial markets. Generally, mathematical finance will derive and extend the mathematical or numerical models without necessarily establishing a link to financial theory, taking observed market prices as input. Mathematical consistency is required, not compatibility with economic theory. Thus, for example, while a financial economist might study the structural reasons why a company may have a certain share price, a financial mathematician may take the share price as a given, and attempt to usestochastic calculus to obtain the corresponding value of derivatives of the stock (see: Valuation of options; Financial modeling). The fundamental theorem of arbitrage-free pricing is one of the key theorems in mathematical finance, while the Black–Scholes equation and formula are amongst the key results.

Mathematical finance also overlaps heavily with the field of computational finance (as well as financial engineering). The latter focuses on application, while the former focuses on modeling and derivation (see: Quantitative analyst), often by help of stochastic asset models. In general, there exist two separate branches of finance that require advanced quantitative techniques: derivatives pricing on the one hand, and risk- and portfolio management on the other.

In India, among the many institutes offering courses in quantitative finance is Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance. Please find the course details at the following link http://iiqf.org/courses.html


 Super Speciality in Finance : CFA vs FRM vs others






International College of Financial Planning was established in 2002, ICoFP is promoted by Bajaj Capital  a renowned business house in the field of financial services in India since last 45 years.
Apart from various fulltime and professional courses in combination with other institutions,it offers the below two distance learning courses

         MBA–Financial Planning ( on the lines of CFP)
MBA in Financial Planning is a unique distance learning program which offers the advantage of classroom- like environment via virtual classrooms and e-learning. The program incorporates curriculum of all modules of CFPCMcertification which is a global qualification. Learn more
   MBA–Financial Analysis ( on the lines of CFA)

MBA in Financial Analysis is an intensive two year self study program which offers the advantage of classroom- like environment via virtual classrooms and e-learning. The program incorporates complete study curriculum of one of the most respected financial qualification in the world, Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®). Learn more




CFP : Financial Advisor who can do Financial Planning for you and me 


Role of CFP - Certified Financial Planner

1) Insurance Planning - A Financial Planner can help you with your insurance needs. He would be able to calculate how much insurance you actually need and what type of insurance plan is the best for the said purpose.

2) Retirement Planning - A CFP can calculate how much of a corpus you would need at the time of retirement so that it would suffice for the rest of your life. He would also tell you how much you need to invest monthly from now to achieve this.

3) Investment Planning - He can suggest you a suitable portfolio depending on your risk appetite, goals, etc. He also has good knowledge on the investment products available and their past returns.

4) Tax Planning - He will not just minimize tax for the year but would help you plan your taxes in advance. He will suggest you products depending on your tax status.

5) Estate Planning - He will make sure you have an estate plan in place so that any event would not disturb your future goals.

6) Budgeting and Cash Flow - He will encourage you to prepare a budgeting sheet so that you can track your income and expenses. He will also check your cash flow from time to time and offer suggestions accordingly.

7) Financial Planning - He can prepare a financial plan by integrating all the above concepts. He can also help you track your past and present investments. He would review your portfolio every 6 months - 1 year or whenever there is a major event such as marriage, birth of child, divorce, etc.




Advanced Diploma in International Taxation


ADIT, the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation, is a specialised advanced qualification set by the Chartered Institute of Taxation in international and cross border taxation and is suitable for all professionals.
The ADIT Qualification provides the opportunity to prove and improve you or your team's credentials as an International Tax Professional. International Taxation is an important part of the work of many tax advisers. However, a key characteristic of international advisers is that they have a variety of backgrounds and they typically spend time in more than one country. The Institute recognised a demand both in and outside the UK for a specialised qualification to meet the needs of international tax practitioners in the corporate area, and in 2003 introduced the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT).
The overall standard of the qualification is comparable to the CIOT's gold standard CTA qualification in the UK. The Institute considers that there are significant benefits in having an internationally recognised qualification and ADIT indicates a high level of competence in international taxation.
The Diploma is supervised by an Academic Board of distinguished international tax practitioners. Holders of the Diploma are entitled to use the designatory letters "ADIT" after their name.
The Diploma is a free-standing qualification which will not give the right to membership of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. However, holders of the Diploma may apply to become an 'International Tax Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation'.

 Diploma in IFRS Exam

Diploma in IFRS Exam will test your understanding on application  of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

About Exam

Exam is conducted by : ACCA London
Exam Duration:  3 hours written exam
Questions: 4 Questions of Total 100 marks (1 Question of 40 marks+ 3 Question of 20 marks each)
Pass percentage:50%
Fess:  Exam Fees  211 £
Exams are held : Twice a year in June & Dec.

 Exam Centers

Exams Centers in India: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune.
Exams Centers in Middle East: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh.
For complete list visit ACCA website.

Eligibility:

Commerce graduate with 2 yrs work experience in Finance department.
Graduate from other field with 3 yrs work experience
Certified Finance Professionals like CA, ICWA,CS.



EY- E Learning - certificate program in Ind-AS





Comprehensive Tax Diploma Course : KPMG with NIIT IMPERIA

Unique taxation program -

• Focuses on practical taxation issues faced by  businesses
• Provides the participants with both theoretical  background and technical expertise

 Readiness for proposed regulations

• Direct Tax Code (DTC) – awaiting parliamentary approval
• Goods and Services Tax (GST) - awaiting parliamentary approval


Certificate in Tax Regulations -The program is focused on entry level professionals. The program coversIndirect Tax,

  • VAT
  • Service Tax
  • Excise and Customs
  • Foreign Trade Policy
  • GST and other issues

Direct Tax

  • Overview of domestic taxation laws,
  • Withholding tax implications,
  • Double Tax Avoidance Agreements etc.

Advanced Program in Tax Regulations - This advanced program, designed for experienced professionals in taxation. The program covers

  • Domestic Tax
  • International Tax
  • Live case studies/ practical illustrations
  • Impact of Goods and Service tax Regime on Business
  • Tax optimization & relevance of contract mechanics
  • Analysis of recent landmark judicial rulings/ trends
  • Direct Tax Code Regime, etc.

FEE AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Program -
 Certificate in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 35,000

Program -
 Advanced Program in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 41,000

Program -
 Diploma in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 61,000

Class Schedule: Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM , Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Certificate in Business Acumen by Insead


Modules
  • Understanding customers
  • Strategic thinking
  • Financial skills for managers
  • Operations management

Application-oriented Approach

The pedagogy is unique and suited for a busy working professional. Each module, delivered over 3-4 weeks, follows a distinctive approach that includes
  • Hi-definition video lectures of INSEAD faculty
  • Short videos per week, focusing on a learning topic
  • Webinars
Periodic check-in by programme director and facilitators, to facilitate discussion, reiterate takeaways and encourage reflection
  • Reflections
Through discussion boards, exercises, assignments and peer learning through group work in learning circles.


Quality Mangment and Problem solving certfication

Six Sigma, a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola Inc. It is widely used across industries towards quality and process improvement. Six Sigma Green Belt Certification establishes one’s expertise on data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects in any process across industries.

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) is a professional designation rewarded by IIBA to professionals with advanced knowledge in business analysis. This certification program is for business analysts, project managers and program managers who have some years of experience in business analysis field. CBAP certification program is globally recognized.


Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is a fine example.  The PMP is a certification recognized across all industries and backed by a mature organization with a history of steady improvement.  Employers across the globe demand PMP certification as a basic requirement. 


Quantitative Finance 
Quantitative Finance or Mathematical finance is a field of applied mathematics, concerned with financial markets. Generally, mathematical finance will derive and extend the mathematical or numerical models without necessarily establishing a link to financial theory, taking observed market prices as input. Mathematical consistency is required, not compatibility with economic theory. Thus, for example, while a financial economist might study the structural reasons why a company may have a certain share price, a financial mathematician may take the share price as a given, and attempt to usestochastic calculus to obtain the corresponding value of derivatives of the stock (see: Valuation of options; Financial modeling). The fundamental theorem of arbitrage-free pricing is one of the key theorems in mathematical finance, while the Black–Scholes equation and formula are amongst the key results.


Mathematical finance also overlaps heavily with the field of computational finance (as well as financial engineering). The latter focuses on application, while the former focuses on modeling and derivation (see: Quantitative analyst), often by help of stochastic asset models. In general, there exist two separate branches of finance that require advanced quantitative techniques: derivatives pricing on the one hand, and risk- and portfolio management on the other.

In India, among the many institutes offering courses in quantitative finance is Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance. Please find the course details at the following link http://iiqf.org/courses.html



Mini MBA or 10-Day MBA which summarises the essence of full time MBA


Specialised courses in commerce domain - Job Guarentee / Earn while you learn / Skill development
What after B.Com : Specialised courses in commerce domain



Speacialised courses in commerce domain

The demand for Commerce education has spiralled over the last decade to an extent that it has eclipsed the significance of Science education. To believe that Commerce education now proves more popular than the pursuit of the basic sciences is difficult to comprehend for the older generation which venerated science and associated Commerce with clerical work. However, the manner in which society has now started to view Commerce has undergone a transformation. In the process the subject of Commerce itself has diversified into various allied disciplines.
Today students of Commerce at the graduate level could opt for a range of courses and options.  For instance, a student could either opt for Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). Beyond these other options would include: Bachelor of Investment and Financial Accounting or Bachelor of Business Studies, Bachelor of Commerce in Foreign Trade, among others. Similarly at the post graduate level the menu is diverse which includes: Masters in Commerce, Masters in International Business and Master’s in Human Resource and Organizational Development, Master’s in Finance and Control are few of the various options listed here.

Booming economy
Evidently such a trend loaded in favour of Commerce manifests in the higher education space and is a reflection of a booming economy. These signs would include : Increasing industrialization, outsourcing of work in the IT and ITES sectors from the western industrial democracies, changes in global economy, increase in entry  of multi-national companies into the country, expansion of service sector in the national economy. Together all these considerations have fuelled an increase in demand for Commerce trained professionals.
Earlier impressions were that after a Bachelor of Commerce, the only jobs available were those of accountants eligible for clerical jobs. All these notions have changed with the availability of new avenues of work in and Commerce professionals at the helm of organizations. So much so, Commerce graduates now have a wider range of responsibilities that span diverse job functions from human resources and marketing to accounts and finance to logistics and even research. Moreover, globalization has integrated India with other developed and developing economies and in the process also encouraged many multinational companies to enter the country.
Clearly all these developments have spurred an interest in these companies of the need to adopt global standards in accounting. For instance, today companies listed in domestic and overseas stock exchanges which aim to improve their industry standing are inclined to adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) – specific guidelines which are globally accepted accounting practices for comparability and transparency of financial statements.
Considering the dearth of professionals who are able to comprehend IFRS requirements there is a heightened demand for Commerce graduates and trained professionals. In view of this there exists phenomenal potential for India to develop its higher education sector in Commerce and develop it into a whole new outsourcing industry. In response to such levels of demand higher education centers have lately begun to incorporate the IFRS into their syllabi and thereby provide a work force of students to ‘near-industry’ standards.

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Niche domains

Besides for Commerce graduates to acquire professional qualifications in niche domains, traditional options include: Chartered Accountancy, Institute of Cost Accountants of India, besides Associate Company Secretary and MBA in Finance. The new breed of courses include:  the Certified Accounting Technician which caters to the accounting profession at the mid level and specifically support the requirements of Chartered Accountants in the industry and service sectors. The Chartered Financial Analyst provides a strong foundation for advanced investment analysis. All these courses train students to transform into specialized professionals. Other options include IT-based courses like Tally or Cyber security.
Another emerging area of specialization is Business Development which appears to be gaining momentum and now only a few private universities offer it. Eventually any sphere of business is all about increasing the bottom line and business development is integral to this exercise. This would especially prove useful to those students who are oriented to become entrepreneurs.
For those Commerce students interested solely in stock markets they can evolve their skills with courses like the NCDEX Commodity Certification Course run by National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange Ltd, certification program in Financial Engineering and Risk Management by the National Institute of Securities Markets.  For students the flexibility to choose options in Commerce education only enhances the appeal factor of the subject.
Another approach is to choose a combination of a regular course and a professional course or to do a diploma course simultaneously and be ‘near industry-ready’ as soon as students graduate from college.



 Banking course from Amity



Axis Bank has entered into a tie-up with Amity Global Business School to create the Axis Bank Young Bankers (ABYB) program offering a Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Services (PGDBS) and a guaranteed job with Axis Bank on successful completion.
First Trimester: Areas of learning covered will comprise of;Basics of Banking, IT in Banking, Business communication, Managerial Economics, Business Mathematics and Statistics, Accounting, General management 

Second Trimester: Areas of learning covered will comprise of; Banking and allied services, Banking environment, Advanced Business communication, Receipts and Payment systems, Lending

 Third Trimester : Areas of learning covered will comprise of; Financial Planning, Foreign Exchange, Credit Risk management,  Retail banking, Treasury Management, Recovery Management, Business analytics 

 Fourth Trimester: Learning will be on the job and will be in form of the Internship and Project work

The fourth trimester would be devoted to internship to be pursued by the participant at a designated Branch of Axis Bank across the country.




CCAP from CRISIL - Learn while you work and Earn 


CCAP is a two-year intensive work-cum-study programme that combines job assignments, interactive workshops and academic studies to equip the learner with exceptional financial and business skills. The programme is aimed at developing world-class financial professionals for various analyst roles in CRISIL. At the end of two years,CRISIL provides career growth to all successful candidates at attractive packages that are on par with the industry. The programme has gained acceptance from the industry, CRISIL clients and the academia.

 CCAP Design

The programme kickstarts with a special six-week intensive finance boot-camp. Subsequently, participants are allocated to business units of CRISIL where they work four days a week from Monday to Thursday. Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays. The learning and growth path of the participants is closely monitored to ensure exposure to opportunities that will facilitate their career progression.The programme comprises of four semesters of six months each, where rigorous academic training is provided on a range of finance-related subjects.

 The programme has been designed keeping in mind domestic and global business needs, and after thoroughly analysing the existing curriculum of MBA, CA, CFA and FRM programmes. CCAP ensures that each participant develops an in-depth understanding of financial concepts. This will enable him/her to undertake analytical assignments not just at CRISIL, but elsewhere in the industry as well.

CCAP Location

The programme will be conducted entirely in Mumbai. Selected participants will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation and local conveyance in Mumbai.

 Batch Size

The intake for the batch of 2014-16 will be approximately 60 participants.

Salary

Participants will be paid an annual salary of `1.25 lakhs per annum during the first year, and `2.25 lakhs during the second year of the programme.

At the end of 2 years, the participants would be paid a minimum salary of `6 lakhs per annum (plus performance based variable pay)

CFA/FRM Reimbursement

For every level cleared during CCAP, the participant will receive a one-time award of up to `25,000.


What will a CCAP participant do?

Following are some of the activities that CCAP participants carry out during the 2 years:

§ Credit analysis of fixed income instruments issued by corporates, banks and financial institutions

§ Grading of Small and Medium Enterprises

§ Equity research on listed Indian companies

§ Analysis of industry sectors such as pharma, steel and auto

§ Feasibility studies and market assessments

§ Assisting government and private clients in infrastructure projects

§ Designing and implementing risk management solutions for financial institutions

§ Supporting global clients in equity, credit and derivatives research

 Indicative Course Outline
ester I

Sem I :Core Courses

1. Basic Financial Accounting

2. Business & Corporate Law

3. Business Statistics

4. Commercial Banking

5. Financial Institutions & Markets

6. Financial Statement Analysis - Basic

7. Micro Economics

Leaders Incubation Lab

Teamwork Works


Sem II :Core Courses

1. Econometrics

2. Financial Derivatives - Advanced

3. Fixed Income Securities - Advanced

4. International Trade & Finance

5. Project Appraisal

Leaders Incubation Lab

Effective Presentation Skills


Sem III :Core Courses


1. Financial Risk Management

2. Mergers & Acquisitions

3. Project Management

4. Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

5. Structured Finance

Leaders Incubation Lab

Managing Stakeholders

Semester III

Sem IV : Core Courses

1. Credit Analysis

2. Corporate Finance

3. Equity Valuation

4. Financial Derivatives - Basic

5. Fixed Income Securities - Basic

6. Financial Statement Analysis - Advanced

7. Macro Economics

Leaders Incubation Lab

Time Management

 Role

On successful completion of the programme, all participants will continue working with their respective businesses, at an increased salary of at least `6 lakh per annum (plus performance-based variable pay). They will be designated at par with the campus recruits from business schools, who currently join CRISIL as Management Trainees.

 Eligibility Criteria

The minimum requirement for admission to the programme is:

1. A bachelor's degree with at least 55% marks or the equivalent cumulative grade point average (CGPA). This should be an aggregate score for the course. Candidates appearing for the final-year bachelor's degree/equivalent examination may also apply.


Post-Graduate Programme in Securities Markets (PGPSM)

 (National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) is a public trust, established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI))


The Post-Graduate Programme in Securities Markets is a one-year full time Post-Graduate Programme aimed at creating the next generation capital market specialists. For students interested in stock market investing and aspiring for a career in capital markets, PGPSM is an extremely unique opportunity to obtain first-hand knowledge, both theoretical and practical, from an institute established by SEBI, the market regulator. The faculty, consisting of academicians and practitioners, has the capability to deliver a high-quality programme to the students looking for knowledge and skill-sets as a solid foundation.
Informal estimates indicate that the capital markets would require about 32,000 professionals every year. The required skill-sets could be grouped as follows: (1) Fund Management, Analysis and Dealings (2) Sales, Product Management and Brand Management (3) Operations and Services (4) Information Technology (5) Compliance and (6) Financial Advice and Planning.

PGPSM thus seeks to prepare students to become Fund Managers, Analysts, Dealers, Institutional Sales Persons, Product Designers, Operations Managers, Compliance Officers, Risk Management Officers, Investment Bankers, and Investment Advisors in the securities markets.
By completing the PGPSM, students would be able to:
  • Abstract the building blocks of the securities markets, understand them conceptually, and develop the capability to design solutions that meet specific requirements
  • Upgrade knowledge and skill sets necessary to perform the key technical activities in the securities markets
Develop a well-rounded, complete understanding of securities markets
Why PGPSM: To become a complete capital market professional
Where can PGPSM lead to: Equity and Fixed Income Research, Credit Rating, Financial Analytics, Stock Broking, Investment Banking Compliance, Risk Management etc.
Who should do PGPSM: Graduates with a passion for securities markets. Experience of 6 months to 2 years is desirable but not essential.
GMAT Preferred-Grey 1
Admissions through GMAT, XAT or NISM scores.  
What is unique about PGPSM:
  • One year, fast track-programme
  • Academic Council and Faculty Team being top-rated academicians
  • Globally benchmarked curriculum, updated regularly
  • Policy-research based inputs from top-class academicians
  • Proximity to experts from top organizations in Mumbai, the financial capital of India
  • Inputs on market regulation from SEBI officers
  • Multiple pedagogy-workshops, simulations, cases, book-film reviews, live projects, conferences
Duration: 1 year full-time, consisting of four terms
Note: For further information please contact:
PGPSM Admissions Office
National Institute of Securities Markets
NISM Bhavan, Plot No. 82
Sector 17, Vashi, Navi Mumbai - 400 703
Maharashtra
LL:  +91 – 22 – 6673 5125/58/61
Email:  pgpsm@nism.ac.in



ICFP Courses for super specialization in finance

International College of Financial Planning was established in 2002, ICoFP is promoted by Bajaj Capital  a renowned business house in the field of financial services in India since last 45 years.
Apart from various fulltime and professional courses in combination with other institutions,it offers the below two distance learning courses

         MBA–Financial Planning ( on the lines of CFP)
MBA in Financial Planning is a unique distance learning program which offers the advantage of classroom- like environment via virtual classrooms and e-learning. The program incorporates curriculum of all modules of CFPCMcertification which is a global qualification. Learn more
   MBA–Financial Analysis ( on the lines of CFA)
MBA in Financial Analysis is an intensive two year self study program which offers the advantage of classroom- like environment via virtual classrooms and e-learning. The program incorporates complete study curriculum of one of the most respected financial qualification in the world, Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®). 

DIPLOMA IN EXPORT MANAGEMENT


Indian Institute of Export Management offers a diploma program in Export Management, which helps develop skills in foreign trade management. This is a four months distance education program dealing exhaustively with all aspects of exports. At the end of the program (i.e. after 4 months) written examinations are conducted to evaluate students. Those successfully completing the program will be awarded a Diploma. Students may please note that although the course is titled "Export Management" imports are also covered in detail.
There will be five papers for the examination covering the following subjects:
  1. Export Documentation & Govt. Policy
  2. Export Marketing
  3. Export Finance 
  4. Shipping & Packaging
  5. Specialisation subject
Examination question papers will be sent to students on completion of the course. The answer sheets have to be returned to the institute for valuation within fourteen days of receipt of the question papers.
The following options are available for payment of fees:(For correspondence option)
A. LUMPSUM
:
 Rs  5,400.00
B. INSTALLMENT SCHEME
First installment 
:
Rs  3,300.00
Second installment 
:
Rs  1,350.00
Third installment 
:
Rs  1,350.00
Total
:
Rs  6,000.00

A. LUMPSUM
:
Rs  5,700.00
B. INSTALLMENT SCHEME
First installment 
:
Rs  3,600.00
Second installment 
:
Rs  1,350.00
Third installment 
:
Rs  1,350.00
Total
:
Rs  6,300.00



Comprehensive Tax Diploma Course : KPMG with NIIT IMPERIA

Unique taxation program -

• Focuses on practical taxation issues faced by  businesses
• Provides the participants with both theoretical  background and technical expertise

 Readiness for proposed regulations

• Direct Tax Code (DTC) – awaiting parliamentary approval
• Goods and Services Tax (GST) - awaiting parliamentary approval


Certificate in Tax Regulations -The program is focused on entry level professionals. The program coversIndirect Tax,

  • VAT
  • Service Tax
  • Excise and Customs
  • Foreign Trade Policy
  • GST and other issues

Direct Tax

  • Overview of domestic taxation laws,
  • Withholding tax implications,
  • Double Tax Avoidance Agreements etc.

Advanced Program in Tax Regulations - This advanced program, designed for experienced professionals in taxation. The program covers

  • Domestic Tax
  • International Tax
  • Live case studies/ practical illustrations
  • Impact of Goods and Service tax Regime on Business
  • Tax optimization & relevance of contract mechanics
  • Analysis of recent landmark judicial rulings/ trends
  • Direct Tax Code Regime, etc.

FEE AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Program -
 Certificate in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 35,000

Program -
 Advanced Program in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 41,000

Program -
 Diploma in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 61,000

Class Schedule: Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM , Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Quantitative Finance 
Quantitative Finance or Mathematical finance is a field of applied mathematics, concerned with financial markets. Generally, mathematical finance will derive and extend the mathematical or numerical models without necessarily establishing a link to financial theory, taking observed market prices as input. Mathematical consistency is required, not compatibility with economic theory. Thus, for example, while a financial economist might study the structural reasons why a company may have a certain share price, a financial mathematician may take the share price as a given, and attempt to usestochastic calculus to obtain the corresponding value of derivatives of the stock (see: Valuation of options; Financial modeling). The fundamental theorem of arbitrage-free pricing is one of the key theorems in mathematical finance, while the Black–Scholes equation and formula are amongst the key results.

Mathematical finance also overlaps heavily with the field of computational finance (as well as financial engineering). The latter focuses on application, while the former focuses on modeling and derivation (see: Quantitative analyst), often by help of stochastic asset models. In general, there exist two separate branches of finance that require advanced quantitative techniques: derivatives pricing on the one hand, and risk- and portfolio management on the other.

In India, among the many institutes offering courses in quantitative finance is Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance. Please find the course details at the following link http://iiqf.org/courses.html


 Super Speciality in Finance : CFA vs FRM vs others






International College of Financial Planning was established in 2002, ICoFP is promoted by Bajaj Capital  a renowned business house in the field of financial services in India since last 45 years.
Apart from various fulltime and professional courses in combination with other institutions,it offers the below two distance learning courses

         MBA–Financial Planning ( on the lines of CFP)
MBA in Financial Planning is a unique distance learning program which offers the advantage of classroom- like environment via virtual classrooms and e-learning. The program incorporates curriculum of all modules of CFPCMcertification which is a global qualification. Learn more
   MBA–Financial Analysis ( on the lines of CFA)

MBA in Financial Analysis is an intensive two year self study program which offers the advantage of classroom- like environment via virtual classrooms and e-learning. The program incorporates complete study curriculum of one of the most respected financial qualification in the world, Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®). Learn more




CFP : Financial Advisor who can do Financial Planning for you and me 


Role of CFP - Certified Financial Planner

1) Insurance Planning - A Financial Planner can help you with your insurance needs. He would be able to calculate how much insurance you actually need and what type of insurance plan is the best for the said purpose.

2) Retirement Planning - A CFP can calculate how much of a corpus you would need at the time of retirement so that it would suffice for the rest of your life. He would also tell you how much you need to invest monthly from now to achieve this.

3) Investment Planning - He can suggest you a suitable portfolio depending on your risk appetite, goals, etc. He also has good knowledge on the investment products available and their past returns.

4) Tax Planning - He will not just minimize tax for the year but would help you plan your taxes in advance. He will suggest you products depending on your tax status.

5) Estate Planning - He will make sure you have an estate plan in place so that any event would not disturb your future goals.

6) Budgeting and Cash Flow - He will encourage you to prepare a budgeting sheet so that you can track your income and expenses. He will also check your cash flow from time to time and offer suggestions accordingly.

7) Financial Planning - He can prepare a financial plan by integrating all the above concepts. He can also help you track your past and present investments. He would review your portfolio every 6 months - 1 year or whenever there is a major event such as marriage, birth of child, divorce, etc.




Advanced Diploma in International Taxation


ADIT, the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation, is a specialised advanced qualification set by the Chartered Institute of Taxation in international and cross border taxation and is suitable for all professionals.
The ADIT Qualification provides the opportunity to prove and improve you or your team's credentials as an International Tax Professional. International Taxation is an important part of the work of many tax advisers. However, a key characteristic of international advisers is that they have a variety of backgrounds and they typically spend time in more than one country. The Institute recognised a demand both in and outside the UK for a specialised qualification to meet the needs of international tax practitioners in the corporate area, and in 2003 introduced the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT).
The overall standard of the qualification is comparable to the CIOT's gold standard CTA qualification in the UK. The Institute considers that there are significant benefits in having an internationally recognised qualification and ADIT indicates a high level of competence in international taxation.
The Diploma is supervised by an Academic Board of distinguished international tax practitioners. Holders of the Diploma are entitled to use the designatory letters "ADIT" after their name.
The Diploma is a free-standing qualification which will not give the right to membership of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. However, holders of the Diploma may apply to become an 'International Tax Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation'.

 Diploma in IFRS Exam

Diploma in IFRS Exam will test your understanding on application  of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

About Exam

Exam is conducted by : ACCA London
Exam Duration:  3 hours written exam
Questions: 4 Questions of Total 100 marks (1 Question of 40 marks+ 3 Question of 20 marks each)
Pass percentage:50%
Fess:  Exam Fees  211 £
Exams are held : Twice a year in June & Dec.

 Exam Centers

Exams Centers in India: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune.
Exams Centers in Middle East: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh.
For complete list visit ACCA website.

Eligibility:

Commerce graduate with 2 yrs work experience in Finance department.
Graduate from other field with 3 yrs work experience
Certified Finance Professionals like CA, ICWA,CS.



EY- E Learning - certificate program in Ind-AS





Comprehensive Tax Diploma Course : KPMG with NIIT IMPERIA

Unique taxation program -

• Focuses on practical taxation issues faced by  businesses
• Provides the participants with both theoretical  background and technical expertise

 Readiness for proposed regulations

• Direct Tax Code (DTC) – awaiting parliamentary approval
• Goods and Services Tax (GST) - awaiting parliamentary approval


Certificate in Tax Regulations -The program is focused on entry level professionals. The program coversIndirect Tax,

  • VAT
  • Service Tax
  • Excise and Customs
  • Foreign Trade Policy
  • GST and other issues

Direct Tax

  • Overview of domestic taxation laws,
  • Withholding tax implications,
  • Double Tax Avoidance Agreements etc.

Advanced Program in Tax Regulations - This advanced program, designed for experienced professionals in taxation. The program covers

  • Domestic Tax
  • International Tax
  • Live case studies/ practical illustrations
  • Impact of Goods and Service tax Regime on Business
  • Tax optimization & relevance of contract mechanics
  • Analysis of recent landmark judicial rulings/ trends
  • Direct Tax Code Regime, etc.

FEE AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Program -
 Certificate in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 35,000

Program -
 Advanced Program in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 41,000

Program -
 Diploma in Tax Regulations
Program Fee exclusive of Taxes* - Rs. 61,000

Class Schedule: Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM , Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Certificate in Business Acumen by Insead


Modules
  • Understanding customers
  • Strategic thinking
  • Financial skills for managers
  • Operations management

Application-oriented Approach

The pedagogy is unique and suited for a busy working professional. Each module, delivered over 3-4 weeks, follows a distinctive approach that includes
  • Hi-definition video lectures of INSEAD faculty
  • Short videos per week, focusing on a learning topic
  • Webinars
Periodic check-in by programme director and facilitators, to facilitate discussion, reiterate takeaways and encourage reflection
  • Reflections
Through discussion boards, exercises, assignments and peer learning through group work in learning circles.


Quality Mangment and Problem solving certfication

Six Sigma, a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola Inc. It is widely used across industries towards quality and process improvement. Six Sigma Green Belt Certification establishes one’s expertise on data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects in any process across industries.

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) is a professional designation rewarded by IIBA to professionals with advanced knowledge in business analysis. This certification program is for business analysts, project managers and program managers who have some years of experience in business analysis field. CBAP certification program is globally recognized.


Project Management Professional (PMP) certification


The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is a fine example.  The PMP is a certification recognized across all industries and backed by a mature organization with a history of steady improvement.  Employers across the globe demand PMP certification as a basic requirement. 


Quantitative Finance 
Quantitative Finance or Mathematical finance is a field of applied mathematics, concerned with financial markets. Generally, mathematical finance will derive and extend the mathematical or numerical models without necessarily establishing a link to financial theory, taking observed market prices as input. Mathematical consistency is required, not compatibility with economic theory. Thus, for example, while a financial economist might study the structural reasons why a company may have a certain share price, a financial mathematician may take the share price as a given, and attempt to usestochastic calculus to obtain the corresponding value of derivatives of the stock (see: Valuation of options; Financial modeling). The fundamental theorem of arbitrage-free pricing is one of the key theorems in mathematical finance, while the Black–Scholes equation and formula are amongst the key results.


Mathematical finance also overlaps heavily with the field of computational finance (as well as financial engineering). The latter focuses on application, while the former focuses on modeling and derivation (see: Quantitative analyst), often by help of stochastic asset models. In general, there exist two separate branches of finance that require advanced quantitative techniques: derivatives pricing on the one hand, and risk- and portfolio management on the other.

In India, among the many institutes offering courses in quantitative finance is Indian Institute of Quantitative Finance. Please find the course details at the following link http://iiqf.org/courses.html



Mini MBA or 10-Day MBA which summarises the essence of full time MBA






Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn


"THE ILLITERATES OF THE 21ST CENTURY WILL NOT BE THOSE WHO CANNOT READ AND WRITE
BUT THOSE WHO CANNOT LEARN, UNLEARN, AND RELEARN”- ALVIN TOFFLER



while the above qoute is a good inspiration to think about learning Marcia Conner provided the below tips how to implement the same.

The secret to learning new things is to be willing to unlearn--even if your behaviors previously brought success.
One summer in college I canvassed for a local non-profit. We went door to door telling people about the organization and asking them to sign various petitions. I recited my spiel a hundred times. "Hi, my name is Marcia and I'd like five minutes to tell you a little about..."
Halfway through the season my boss asked me to insert a slice of bologna in one shoe. I followed his request, but only after considering telling him where to stick the lunch meat.
At the first house we visited, I physically couldn't say my opening the same way. The bologna distracted me enough so that I needed to reflect on e-v-e-r-y word. The next day, without the bologna, my approach was still fresh, engaging, and more successful than it had been two days before. I had unlearned, and I had relearned.
Unlearning can be a one-shot (one-shoe?) deal or a daily practice. It can help you become open to new skills, experiences, behaviors, and knowledge. Although you can't physiologically unlearn anything--literally erase existing neural pathways--you can create the equivalent of a mental attic and put a sign on the door that reads, "Things I know no longer so." Then you can shift your focus to the edge of what you knew and transition from managing your knowledge to participating in the flow. Here's how.

Begin at the beginning. In order to pick up a new skill, even if it's similar to something you already can do, learn what makes it different. All of us repeat things that worked in the past, even when they don't apply to the now. Repeating isn't always a bad strategy, but when there is a significant difference, the old approach holds you back.
I'll never forget a husband-and-wife team who came to me to learn how to kayak. The guy was a canoeist and he just wouldn't set aside what he knew about canoeing in order to learn about kayaking. He spent his early lessons trying to compare the two types of boats and tried repeating canoe strokes he was certain would work. As a result, he continually found himself facing the bottom of the swimming pool where our class took place. What he knew already wasn't as useful as what he needed to learn fresh. Meanwhile, his wife, a complete novice, made significant progress from the first day.

Stay open. Unlearning doesn't require you to toss out all your accumulated experiences or presume previous know-how will keep you from success. Rather, it asks that you stay open to different ways of getting things done.
What happens when you begin a new job? You learn about the new organization and the department where you'll work while you unpeel the mindset and procedures of the groups you just left. Your refusal to unlearn old rules (for instance, comparing everything to the way it worked at the old company) leaves you out of the corporate culture and keeps you from getting a clear sense of the job. By thinking, "This is how we did it where I used to work," you miss learning opportunities and you avoid moving in. If you go in looking at how the new organization works, thereby replacing your old activities with new ones, you systematically begin to forget what's no longer useful and you begin to prepare for what's next.

Look for mirrors. Make it easy for your boss, coworkers, employees, family, and friends to give you guidance by asking for it. The more people you have in your life who help you reflect on your behaviors, the greater your chance to gain an accurate sense of how other people perceive you and which actions to unlearn.
During Friday lunch meetings with his team members, John Seely Brown (when he was still working at Xerox PARC) focused on what they did well, what they did wrong, and what they learned from it all. A primary objective was to help the team learn and unlearn. One day, team members remarked that whenever they saw John make a certain face in response to someone's idea, it was obvious that the idea didn't stand a chance. John had the next meeting videotaped. Sure enough, he saw for himself that he did sometimes wear a disapproving expression. From then on, whenever that feeling washed over him, he worked to change his facial expression and to listen more attentively to the other person's views.

Examine your beliefs. Your beliefs determine your behavior and it's difficult to act inconsistently with your beliefs for very long. When you believe you already know the right way to do things, everything else can seem wrong. Why then would you want to unlearn what you're currently doing, let alone replace it with something else?
A company I work with needed a way to ready the industry for their offerings and increase the firm's name recognition. Their research and publications team seemed suited for the task. Although widening the market and strengthening brand was far more lucrative than the sales the team brought in by selling papers, the group refused to give anything away. They believed what they were doing was right; that people wouldn't value the research as much if it was freely available, and that clients preferred paper copies to online versions. No matter how many times the CEO told them to blanket the marketplace with information, they continued to do what they'd always done. Then we sent them all to an industry event where they spent time asking questions and challenging their beliefs. Something almost magical happened. The people they met expressed their appreciation for the company's reports, asking if they could have the rights to reproduce and then distribute the research to their customers, too. Within a few days the team developed a new set of beliefs around their value to the industry. They began behaving like a team of market researchers and industry evangelists rather than a product group generating sales for one company.
So what are you going to unlearn first? Create a list of several approaches. Write it your journal or on a sticky note to post on the computer, the television, the dashboard, or your desk--then buy yourself a few slices of bologna.




Learning helps you to find new solutions to old problems




Bite-Size or Micro eLearning

We’re living in the age of short attention spans. The age of multiple web browsers open at the same time. The age of checking your mobile device every few minutes. The age of skimming news articles and fast-forwarding through commercials.

Now, when it comes to your eLearning, the concept of a short attention span doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. In fact, society’s desire for quick and efficient information can work in the favor of your eLearning program—if you let it.

Previously, we discussed the difficulty in finding the right length for your training course. Today, we’re happy to introduce you to an option that might suit the needs of your busy employees to a tee: bite-sized or micro eLearning.

What is Bite-Sized or Micro eLearning?
In truth, it’s almost exactly what it sounds like: eLearning in a snackable size. Occasionally also referred to as “chunking,” Micro eLearning takes the problem with short attention spans and uses it to its advantage. Larger concepts are broken up into short and sweet lessons that can be easily accessed at a pace the learner chooses.
The digital aspect of eLearning plays perfectly into the desire for small, bite-sized components. Learners can choose which section to access on their schedule without having to commit to sitting through a lengthy program. Micro eLearning also makes returning to different concepts for review more manageable.

5 Reasons Micro eLearning Works
·         1. It’s easier to remember. According to the Information Process Theory, our brains are meant to remember information in chunks. By breaking up your eLearning program into sections that make it more manageable, you aren’t just playing into your learners’ probability for distraction, you’re also helping their brains process the information in a way that is more likely to commit it to memory.

·         2. It takes eLearning on the go. Just like communication and email has moved beyond “in the office” to “in the pocket,” eLearning is also more attractive when it can be accessed on your employees’ terms. Let’s say they have a 20-minute wait at the dentist’s office. Rather than waste that time scrolling through social media, they can get through an entire bite-sized lesson.

·         3. It’s less intimidating. Finding a big chunk of time to sit through a training session can be overwhelming. However, asking them to take a few minutes “here and there” to complete their training is much less intimidating and creates a flexible atmosphere.

·         4. It respects your employees’ busy schedules. Creating your eLearning in chunks shows your employees that you understand how busy they are. They’ll be more likely to complete their training without complaining when it fits into their lifestyle, instead of the other way around. 

·         5. It avoids the issue of boredom. One of the biggest reasons your employees likely dread going through training is fear of being bored. By reducing the amount of time they have to pay attention at once, you can hold their attention and keep them engaged.
 WILL HOLLAND ON JULY 15, 2014. HTTP://WWW.EXPANDINTERACTIVE.COM/


MOOC - massive open online course- Free Learning Resources 
Beyond B-Schools

The costly MBAs are being challenged by other low cost methods

·         Institutions employing staff to teach rather than Phds who do research 

·         Making it easier to combine study with work- through flexi timings and online

·         Some consultancies and investment banks are running in-house mini-MBAs like CCAP of crisil.
Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOC are the order of the day.Online learning takes many forms. Wikipedia, a user-generated online encyclopedia, contains wonderfully detailed explanations. YouTube offers instruction on how to boil an egg as well as lectures on cosmology.


The Career Education Corporation, an American firm, is assembling a portfolio of business-oriented institutions. Laureate Education has over 800,000 business students in 30 countries. Private schools such as these are directly challenging B schools.


sources on internet

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free. There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career. You can learn interactively at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. It’s hard to imagine how much easier it can possibly be. Honestly, what are you waiting for?
Take an Online Course
edXTake online courses from the worlds best universities.
CourseraTake the worlds best courses, online, for free.
CoursmosTake a micro-course anytime you want, on any device.
HighbrowGet bite-sized daily courses to your inbox.
SkillshareOnline classes and projects that unlock your creativity.
CuriousGrow your skills with online video lessons.
lynda.comLearn technology, creative and business skills.
CreativeLiveTake free creative classes from the world’s top experts.
UdemyLearn real world skills online.
Learn How to Code
CodecademyLearn to code interactively, for free.
Stuk.ioLearn how to code from scratch.
UdacityEarn a Nanodegree recognized by industry leaders.
PlatziLive streaming classes on design, marketing and code.
LearnableThe best way to learn web development.
Code SchoolLearn to code by doing.
ThinkfulAdvance your career with 1-on-1 mentorship.
Code.orgStart learning today with easy tutorials.
BaseRailsMaster Ruby on Rails and other web technologies.
TreehouseLearn HTML, CSS, iPhone apps & more.
One MonthLearn to code and build web applications in one month.
DashLearn to make awesome websites.
Learn to Work With Data
DataCampOnline R tutorials and data science courses.
DataQuestLearn data science in your browser.
DataMonkeyDevelop your analytical skills in a simple, yet fun way.
Learn New Languages
DuolingoLearn a language for free.
LingvistLearn a language in 200 hours.
BusuuThe free language learning community.
MemriseUse flashcards to learn vocabulary.
Expand Your Knowledge
TED-EdFind carefully curated educational videos
Khan AcademyAccess an extensive library of interactive content.
Guides.coSearch the largest collection of online guides.
SquareknotBrowse beautiful, step-by-step guides.
LearnistLearn from expertly curated web, print and video content.
PrismaticLearn interesting things based on social recommendation.
Bonus
ChesscademyLearn how to play chess for free.
PianuA new way to learn piano online, interactively.
Yousician— Your personal guitar tutor for the digital age.


Stern university Professor Mr Damodaran's giveaways on corporate finance


news, information and analysis for the Indian investment ecosystem, covering investments, M&A, venture capital, private equity, investment banking, and emerging companies and sectors.


An informed view, a fresh perspective on Indian affairs,coming from investor related website but need not be restricted to investor related


A primer on Capability Framework, performance management and all HR
Built for NSW Public sector , this web site is very resourcefull on HR concepts


ICAI TV Channel launched
Press Release – March 3, 2014
Launching of ICAI T.V. Channel
ICAI Spearheads Education Revolution in Collaboration with MHRD, Government of India
The first MoU signed between CA. K. Raghu, President, ICAI and Mr. Praveen Prakash, Joint Secretary [TEL], MHRD in the presence of Dr. M. M. Pallam Raju, Hon’ble Minister of HRD
The Government of India, on January 2, 2009, had launched a centrally Sponsored Plan Scheme, namely, the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). This activity has the potential to revolutionize education delivery across the length and breadth of the country in a highly cost effective manner. For the viewers the service would be free.




In order to make use of the modern technology for its registered students, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has in the past been using all possible ICT modes, including delivery of audio video lectures extensively through Gyan Darshan etc. The ICAI intends to use the upcoming DTH platform of MHRD i.e. ICAI T. V. Channel for the benefit of more than 8 Lakh students pursuing Chartered Accountancy Course across the country.