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With an estimated total size of 250 trillion dollars and rising, Capital markets around the world are now one of the most powerful global drivers of economic growth and wealth creation. At the same time, investors’ interest in investments especially equities and derivative markets is increasing due to exceptionally great performance delivered by equities and the lack of investment opportunities otherwise.

With this development, its impact on job markets is also phenomenal. Today, it is a common realization amongst finance professionals that like any other profession, a career in Capital markets also requires certain skill sets and some basic but specialized attributes. Today, a large portion of the talented workforce are looking to pursue careers in Capital markets and they are equipping themselves with CFA, FRM and other related Certifications to get their landing on the market floors. There has been a huge jump in the number of applications made to SEBI for licenses in the areas of Portfolio management, Alternative investments, and Investment advisories. 

Based on these trends, the Capital Markets Career track Program at JAGSoM was launched in 2020. It is grounded in extensive research of the private sector job markets, and in the years of accumulated experience of the faculty members. The program aims to help students to develop their skills in capital markets while working on real time data, and back-testing of executable strategies. Infact, with a strong focus on portfolio management being developed through the program, selected participants manage real money funded by the institute in the SMIF (Student Managed Investment Fund) at JAGSoM to test and further enhance their fund management skills with real investments.

The Career Track comprises of four modules – Two from foundation to advanced knowledge of the Fundamentals of Portfolio management and Technical Analysis, and Two specialist level courses on Algo based trading and Alternative Investments including thorough understanding of hedge fund and private equity strategies. These modules cover everything from the provision of the quantitative tools to the fundamentals of analyzing equities and fixed income securities, and an in-depth analysis on the construction and management of a portfolios like a professional fund manager.

We invite you to go through the details of the Career Track in Capital Markets and we hope to partner with you to work on real life business problems through our Request for Problems (RFP) projects and Long duration Internships.

THE CURRICULUM AT JAGSoM

JAGSoM is distinguished by a unique Curriculum 4.0 aligned to the needs of Industry 4.0. The Curriculum is designed to groom ‘T-shaped professionals’ for new-age roles in new-age companies and is delivered through the unique pedagogy of ‘Learning by Solving’.

The PGDM program at JAGSoM is delivered by domain specialist faculty, with professional experience in the industry.

JAGSoM conducteda joint study in collaboration with the National Human Resource Development Network (NHRDN) to identify the unmet needs of the industry and the skills required for Industry 4.0.

CURRICULUM 4.0 – Moulding T-Shaped Professionals

The culmination and analysis of the results of the JAGSoM-NHRDN study revealed that successful professionals of the future will be ‘T’ shaped professionals, combining both a l wide breadth of knowledge across areas and in-depth knowledge in a specialised area.

The main focus of Curriculum 4.0 is to groom T-shaped professionals for new age roles in new age industries.

As illustrated in the figure above, the top bar of the ‘T’ represents the broad skills such as the people skills, the social skills, and an appreciation of multi-functional capabilities and how the functional areas play among themselves.

The Practice Courses at JAGSoM form an important part of the pedagogical interventions and are accorded great priority. Almost one third of the total credits in the entire PGDM program is assigned to practice courses. The Practice Courses are ‘Hands – On’ and serve to ensure that students get ready for Industry 4.0.

The Majors, Minors and the Career Tracks make up the Vertical bar of the ‘T’.

In order to ensure that studentsare ready for Industry 4.0,Curriculum 4.0 includesCareer Tracks aligned to their professional goals. Students do a deep dive immersion in their Career Tracks to acquire the required competencies and critical skills to become industry ready.The Career Tracks enable the students to achieve depth of knowledge and skills in a specific area pertaining to Industry 4.0.

The Curriculum 4.0 of JAGSoM includes 4 Majors – Marketing, Finance, Analytics & Digital Business and HR, as well as 7 Career Tracks in MarTech, Sales & Service, FinTech, Capital Markets, Banking, Business Analytics and Digital HR.

Integrated Pathway for ‘Learning by Solving’

JAGSoM’sCurriculum 4.0 is delivered through the unique pedagogy of ‘Learning by Solving’ where students work in groups to solve real life problems supported by Industry partners and mentored by domain specialist faculty.

The pedagogy of ‘Learning by Solving’ is operationalized by an integrated pathway consisting of 3 Key Interventions, in which every student at JAGSoM’s PGDM program participates.

Research/Innovation Incubation (RI/II): Students work in small groups either on Research Projects or Start-Up Ideas, under the guidance of faculty mentors.

In the Research Incubation practice course, the focus is on research topics that impact practice where students get an in-depth understanding of various domains through sector and company analysis. The Innovation Incubation practice course is aimed at developing the entrepreneurial mindset of students and at providing them a structured path to creating and launching their own startups.

Career Track Program & Request for Problem (RFP) Project: The same student groups from the Research Incubation and Innovation Incubation practice courses then move on to work on a live industry project in the Career Track program. Students select a Career Track aligned to their professional goals and do a deep dive immersion to acquire the required competencies and critical skills to become industry ready. Career Tracks are offered to students in MarTech, Sales & Service, FinTech, Capital Markets, Banking, Business Analytics and HR-Digital Transformation.

The ‘Request for Problem’ (RFP) project is an integral component of the ‘Career Track’ Program. Each year, JAGSoM invites industry partners to refer business problems that they are currently facing which student consulting teams help to solve, each led by a fulltime faculty member (or an interdisciplinary team of faculty members).

Industry Internship Program (IIP): The final step in the pathway is a 3-month long Industry Internship where the students intern with new-age companies to get hands-on experience. The IIP is an intensive immersion, enabling the students to apply the domain knowledge acquired in Research/Innovation Incubation, Career Track and RFP projects, while also understanding real-world industry applications.

PRACTICE COURSES AT JAGSoM

Personality Enhancement Program

A life-skill and lifestyle-oriented course that addresses issues of wellness and essential skills, like communication, negotiation, and cross-cultural orientation, to groom a holistic individual.

Personality Enhancement Program
Corporate Mentoring

Corporate Mentoring

Corporate mentors guide students in goal setting and realization of their professional aspirations.

Effective Execution

This course aims at enhancing the ability of students to address the challenges of collaboration, conflict resolution, timely and cost-effective execution of critical activities to achieve specific milestones in institution building activities.

Effective Execution
Social Immersion Program

Social Immersion Program

Students undertake immersions with NGOs in rural areas. Students learn to design solutions for social problems through a Techno Economic Viability study, thereby enabling sustainable, socially positive, and measurable impact on UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Research Incubation

In the Research Incubation practice course, students work in small groups on Research Projects under the guidance of faculty mentors. The focus is on research topics that impact practice where students get an in-depth understanding of various domains through sector and company analysis.Thispractice course is featured by AACSB in the list of best practices in the Asia Pacific.

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Design Thinking and Innovation Incubation

This course empowers the participants to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and enables them to tackle business problems & challenges through creativity and innovation.Students work in small groups on Start-Up Ideas under the guidance of faculty mentors.The Innovation Incubation practice course is aimed at developing the entrepreneurial mindset of students and at providing them a structured path to creating and launching their own startups.

Industry Internship Program

The PGDM program concludes with this 3-month long internship providing a transitioning bridge between theory and practice. The Industry Internship Program (IIP) is the final component of the RI-RFP-IIP Integrated Pathway for ‘Learning by Solving’.

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CAREER TRACK COURSES

This Career Track will have four courses and a Capstone project (RFP).

  • Fundamental Analysis and Portfolio Management

  • Market Behaviour, Technical Analysis, and Derivatives

  • Algorithmic Trading

  • Alternative Investments and Commodities

Prerequisite Courses
The following is the pre-requisite course for the Capital Markets Career Track:
• Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

Course Content

The Capital Market Career Track has a tieup with LearnApp, an edtech company. They will be providing video based lectures and workshops which will be incorporated in the above mentioned four courses. LearnApp will also do certification test for students based on the chosen modules and only successful students will receive the certificates.

Preparatory Classes will be done through LearnApp. These are video classes with extensive pre-read material. LearnApp will also conduct 4 seminars for students – 2 in the month of July and 2 in the month of August. The videos will be accessible to the students for a period of 3 months.

  • Fundamental Analysis and Portfolio Management

    Session
    Session Title
    Preparatory Classes
    • Analyzing questionable companies, Company Analysis and Global Macro, Analyzing Company Debt
    1-2
    • Financial statement analysis including an understanding of the quality of earnings and window dressing
    3-4
    • Qualitative and Quantitative aspects of company analysis and stock selection
    5
    • Understanding Valuation parameters in stock selection
    6-7
    • Understanding window dressing in financial statements with respect to stock selection
    8-9
    • Funds management and their operational aspects, types of portfolios (Bond, equity, and balanced)
    10-11
    • Equity Fund Management- Stock selection, risks, the role of equity portfolios in wealth management, and understanding of alpha creation
    12-13
    • Bond Fund Management- Bond selection strategies, Duration matching and adjustments, Managing interest rate movements, Bond fund management strategies
    14-15
    • Risk and returns analysis in Portfolios- Applications of Beta, Alpha, and Standard deviation
    16
    • Performance analysis of portfolios – Sharpe, Treynor, and other ratios with real life applications
  • Market Behaviour, Technical Analysis and Derivatives

    Session
    Details
    Fabric of Fintech - Role of Emerging Technologies (8 hours)
    Preparatory Classes
    • Backtesting Stocks with Indicators I and II, Options and Volatility, Swing Trading Strategies
    1-2
    • Aspects of Behaviour finance and market anomalies
    3-4
    • Technical analysis and market behavior
    5-6
    • Understanding Multi time frame analysis, Demand supply zones, and market profile
    7-8
    • Introduction to AMI Broker and AFL language
    9-10
    • Introduction to Trading View’s Pine Script for building technical indicators
    11-12
    • Application of technical analysis in building derivative strategies- Spreads, Arbitrage, hedging, and option Greeks based strategies
    13-14
    • Understanding implied volatility in options and building options strategies using IVs and projected volatilities
    15-16
    • Real-time strategy building and backtesting
  • Algorithmic Trading

    Session No.
    Session Title
    1-2
    • Python for trading and backtesting the strategies
    3-4
    • Using python programming for entry/ exit in momentum trading, mean reversion trading, pair trades
    5-6
    • Supervised machine learning, unsupervised machine learning, and deep learning
    7-8
    • Understand overfitting and identify methods of addressing it
    9-10
    • Create and understand Supervised machine learning algorithms—including penalized regression, support vector machine, k-nearest neighbor, classification and regression tree, ensemble learning, and random forest
    11-12
    • Learn unsupervised machine learning algorithms—including principal components analysis, k-means clustering, and hierarchical clustering
    13-14
    • Describe neural networks, deep learning nets, and reinforcement learning
    15-16
    • Trade automation techniques
  • Alternative Investments and Commodities

    Session No.
    Session title
    Preparatory Classes
    • Investing Strategy Reviews, Psychology and Journals
    1-3
    • Behavioral Finance and Investing
    4-6
    • Understanding Bonds, Commodity Markets, and other alternative investment avenues
    7-8
    • Investment in Gold bonds, RBI bonds, and corporate bonds- How and where to invest
    9-10
    • REITs & working of Alternative Investment Funds
    11-12
    • Funds of funds and international funds
    13-14
    • ETFs (GOLD, Index, and Bonds) Investing
    15-16
    • Understanding Hedge funds- Structure and Strategies
  • Equity Research Analyst/ Equity Research Associate

    Competency

    • Ability to use databases like Prowess and screeners to select equity on select criteria.
    • Create and update equity research reports including projections.

    Key Concepts

    • Fundamental Analysis, Technical Analysis

    Interventions - Courses and Project

    • Elective Courses like Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Finance Trading lab, CT in Capital market.

    Critical Skills

    • Understanding and application of Equity risk, and return models.
    • Back testing trading strategies.
    • Report writing.
    • Ability to navigate bloomberg terminal and prowess database

    Suggested Certification

    • NISM-Series-XXI-B: Portfolio Managers Certification Examination
    • NISM Research Analyst Certification
    • NISM Investment Advisory Certification (Both levels)
    • Advance Equity Research and Valuation Course @NSEIndia.com
  • Analyst in Portfolio Management Services/Mutual Funds

    Competency

    • Ability to analyze the performance of companies
    • Manage execution of trades
    • Ability to use databases like Prowess, Bloomberg, and screeners to select equity on select criteria

    Key Concepts

    • Fundamental and technical analysis, Portfolio construction, and evaluation

    Interventions - Courses and Project

    • Elective courses like Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Derivatives, Finance lab, SS in Capital Market

    Critical Skills

    • Fundamental analysis, Valuation, Portfolio construction criteria, evaluation of risk assessment and returns, ability and identify and compare with benchmark indices.
    • Working knowledge in computer programming

    Suggested Certification

    • NISM-Series-XXI-B: Portfolio Managers Certification Examination
    • NISM Research Analyst Certification
    • NISM Investment Advisory Certification (Both levels)
    • Advance Equity Research and Valuation Course @NSEIndia.com
  • Derivatives-Analyst/Risk Analyst/Risk Management/Quant Trader/Algo trader

    Competency

    • Creation to manage execution of trading strategies
    • Back testing derivatives
    • Ability to analyze large data sets to identify trading opportunities

    Key Concepts

    • Derivative trading, volatility measures, Back testing of trading strategies.

    Interventions - Courses and Project

    • Elective courses like Derivatives, Finance Trading lab, and CT in Capital Market.
    • Introduction to python in financial markets, Machine learning in financial markets in addition to electives like Derivatives, Finance trading lab and other CT courses in the capital market

    Critical Skills

    • Application of risk and return, Hedging, Risk-reward calculations etc.
    • Back testing, working knowledge in python and machine learning.

    Suggested Certification

    • Foundations of Financial Risk (FFR) - www.garg.org
  • Analyst - Technical Analyst

    Competency

    • Ability to analyze market data and use relevant charting tools.

    Key Concepts

    • Using technical parameters and understanding price/market behavior

    Interventions - Courses and Project

    • Elective courses like Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Finance Trading Lab, Technical analysis module in CT in Capital Market.

    Critical Skills

    • Ability to use charting tools on trading view
    • Working knowledge of software like AMIBROKER etc.

    Certification

    • CMT level 1
  • Investment Banking - Sell side Analyst/Associate

    Competency

    • Generate sell-side research reports
    • Familiar with valuation methods
    • Oral and written communication skills

    Key Concepts

    • Valuation

    Interventions - Courses and Project

    • Elective Courses like Business Valuation, Investment Banking, SAPM, and FAFSA

    Critical Skills

    • Ability to apply valuation models and write reports

    Suggested Certification

    • NISM-Series-XXI-B: Portfolio Managers Certification Examination
    • NISM Research Analyst Certification
    • NISM Investment Advisory Certification (Both levels)
    • Advance Equity Research and Valuation Course @NSEIndia.com
  • Private Equity - Buy Side Analyst/ Associate

    Competency

    • Generate buy side reports

    Key Concepts

    • Valuation models (DCF, relative)

    Interventions - Courses and Project

    • Business Valuation

    Critical Skills

    • Ability to apply valuation models and write reports

    Suggested Certification

    • NISM Research Analyst Certification
    • NISM Investment Advisory Certification (Both levels)
    • Advance Equity Research and Valuation Course @NSEIndia.com
  • Analyst-Wealth Management/ Relationship Manager/ Advisor

    Competency

    • Behavior Analysis
    • Wealth Management
    • Setting up the client's objective
    • Effective communication skills

    Key Concepts

    • Behavioral finance, Risk return analysis, Performance evaluation

    Interventions - Courses and Project

    • Elective courses like Introduction to Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, Derivatives, Finance lab, Wealth management, Career Track in Capital Market

    Critical Skills

    • Oral communication skills.
    • Ability to recommend relevant financial assets with A strong understanding of asset classes.

    Suggested Certification

    • NISM-Series-XXI-B: Portfolio Managers Certification Examination
    • NISM Research Analyst Certification
    • NISM Investment Advisory Certification (Both levels)
    • Advance Equity Research and Valuation Course @NSEIndia.com
  • Finance Area Courses - Catalogue

S.No. Course Type Course Name Course Objectives
1 Foundation Introduction to Accounting & Principles of Banking Introduction to Accounting and Principles of Banking course deals with the field of accounting with a broader managerial perspective. The first part of the course deals with concepts and conventions i.e. principles of Financial Accounting that in turn focuses on summarizing, analyzing and reporting of financial transactions pertaining to any business. Students are also introduced to corporate finance, forms of Business organizations and the time value of money.
2 Core Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis The course covers the Basics of accounting and preparation of financial statements, how to read and interpret corporate financial statements, key Indian Accounting Standards, how to analyse financial statements and make projections and the concept and need for green accounting.
3 Core Management Accounting The course covers management accounting vis-à-vis financial accounting, traditional costing systems, preparation of cost sheets, cost- volume-profit analysis and relevant cost analysis for decision making. It also covers the preparation and use of budget for business planning and control, Strategic cost management tools like lifecycle costing, activity- based costing, and target costing and Cost management in the digital age.
4 Core Corporate Finance Students are inducted into the various finance functions and how this maps vis-à-vis business goals and shareholder value creation. Techniques of valuation like Discounted cash flow techniques and their various applications, including applications for capital investment decisions and valuation of bonds/stocks, cost of capital estimation, capital structure planning and dividend decision are taught. Raising funds in the domestic and international markets and the basics of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring are covered.
5 Core Business Economics The course will start with the familiarization of applied microeconomics, the macroenvironment of business, and will cover aspects of the global business environment and the new economy business model. In a program of this kind, the focus will be on the application of economic theory to business.
6 Elective Principles and Practices of Banking Familiarizing the students with the landscape of the Indian financial and banking system. Understanding the KYC norms and the nuances of the opening of deposit accounts especially the minor accounts, firm accounts, joint-stock companies, HUF, Society etc., deposit accounts opening formalities.

Understanding the nuances of various sections (Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881) relating to banking instruments collection & payments. Different P- segment loan products offering by banks for different segments of the market.

Familiarizing the students with the principles of lending. Various methods of working capital assessments, Term loan appraisal, and non-fund-based products like LCs & BGs.
7 Elective Corporate & Retail Banking The course covers the breadth of corporate and retail banking services offered by banks – fund-based and non-fund based. The process of credit appraisal and credit monitoring is covered in depth. There is coverage of Project Appraisals and also non-fund based export finance and buyer’s & supplier’s credit facilities offered by banks. The loan covenants, risk profiling and credit risk management are covered. On Retail Banking, the types of products, credit appraisal and other services are covered as well.
8 Elective Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management Familiarizing the students with modern portfolio analysis in the context of the Capital markets. This includes understanding the difference between Investment and Speculation, Fundamental vs Technical Analysis, Efficient Market hypothesis, Technical Analysis like Dow and Elliott Wave theory, and price movement indicators.

This course also covers Stock Valuation using different methods like DCF, multiples etc. and under different conditions like inflation. Similar performance for Bond Yields (and pricing), modern portfolio theory and portfolio performance evaluation of mutual funds.
9 Elective Derivatives This course covers the breadth of derivatives starting from basics – types of derivatives, where traded (OTC vs Exchange), regulations related to these instruments, forwards versus futures – commodity futures, index and currency futures and introduction to hedging.

Similarly, type of options – stock, currency and their payoffs and trading strategies.

Use of Option Pricing models like Binomial, Black-Scholes, volatility, price sensitivities (Greeks of Options), interest rate and currency swaps, forward rate agreements and credit derivatives. Understanding Value at Risk models.
10 Elective Finance Trading Lab The objective of the course is to provide hands-on exposure to online trading systems for technical analysis and back-testing. Also, to understand the application of trading techniques, designing trading strategies, generating entry/exit points and use of the Bloomberg terminal. Derivatives trading strategies are also covered in reasonable depth.
11 Elective Financial Risk Management The course covers the basics of Risk Management viz. interest rate/market risk, credit risk, basic hedging, typology of risk exposures as well as operational risk, liquidity risk, Economic Capital and RAROC, Asset-Liability Management (ALM) and its impact on the pricing of loans. It also tries to detail how traders and MNCs manage their financial/market risks, hedge currency risk through forwards, futures, options and Swaps.
12 Elective Investment Banking and M&A The course outlines the necessary knowledge areas of Investment Banking starting with Core and Allied Areas (Mutual Funds, Alternate Investment Funds). Domestic Issue management from the types of issues, the role of an investment bank and SEBI Regulations are covered in depth including assignments to pitch as an Investment Banker.

Types of equity and debt instruments in India and overseas markets are covered as also Private Placements and Underwriting. ADR / GDR as well as FCCBs and External Commercial Borrowings are covered with adequate sessions to ensure the student understands all aspects of what an Investment or Merchant Bank does today.

M&A is a time-tested strategy for businesses to grow. This course allows the students to understand and appreciate the reasons behind the corporate’s need to acquire or merge. The course dwells on issues related to the valuation and financing of businesses and also introduces the students to divestitures.
13 Elective Private Equity and Business Valuation The course covers approaches to valuation, dilution and anti-dilution and the importance of a business plan. It covers the lifecycle of a venture- funded company, regulatory aspects around a Private Equity Fund, documentation requirements of a PE Fund, day-to-day operations and the entire life cycle of a Private Equity Fund.

Valuation includes cashflow based (DCF), relative valuation (multiples) and market transaction method to provide a complete toolkit required by a student entering the world of Private Equity and AIFs.
14 Elective Wealth Management The course proposes to provide students with an insight into perspectives, principles, and practices of the personal financial planning industry, examine the present status and developments that are taking place in the personal financial planning industry and to inculcate among the students the application of personal financial planning process in an understandable, step–by–step format.
15 Elective Corporate Taxation The course starts with the basics of taxation and covers corporate tax (direct) as well as Goods & Service Tax (indirect), computation of taxable income and cover aspects of corporate tax planning.
16 Elective MSME Financing The course covers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the issues and challenges of MSMEs and the various supporting initiatives and the enablers of the Government. It also included familiarizing students with the various products and services available for MSMEs from Banks & Financial Institutions, the Bank’s credit appraisal of MSMEs including Working capital, Export financing, Bill-discounting, Term Loan financing and other facilities. The course also covers credit management aspects for MSMEs and ensuring various covenant compliances, understanding the nuances of the revival and rehabilitation schemes for stressed MSMEs.
  • Core Courses - Catalogue

S.No. Name of Core Course Course Snapshot
1 Decision Making Science The course covers both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of decision-making. Students learn to applythe basics of decision making to defining a decision problem, generating alternatives and choosing a viable alternative; to perform decision making under uncertainty; to differentiate between different types of sampling and apply them using appropriate tools; to use simple modelling and predictive analytics using appropriate automated tools; to generate a hypothesis, to test and enable making appropriate decisions through different types of statistical tests; and to Generate optimal solutions to business decision problems.
2 Introduction to Digital Business This course covers the topic of how digital technology drives business transformation. In addition, the participants learn about the platform economy and non-linear processes to unlock customer value; and about various models to build digital leadership. Participants also learn about the transformation challenge and about the reasons why digital transformations fail.
3 Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis The objective of this course is to introduce the student to accounting concepts and regulations. The participants are familiarized with the financial statements. The participants learn how to analyze and interpret financial statements. Participants understand rules, concepts, and key accounting standards; and they learn to interpret the Income statement and apply appropriate methods to arrive at the value of select Assets and liabilities. They learn to Interpret Balance sheet items and cash flow statement items to understand them; to analyze financial statements, and to evaluate the quality of financial statements.
4 Managerial Accounting The objectives of this course are to demonstrate the role of Cost Accounting and Management Accounting as means to ascertain costs and take some key decisions for taking the business towards profitability, and to lay a foundation for developing their skills in decision making using financial data. The course acquaints participants in brief with cost and management accounting mechanics, processes, and systems, but the emphasis is laid on sound concepts and their managerial implications that will help in reducing the cost and increasing profits. Participants learn about Decision making skills regarding costing; arriving at the Break Even Point; makeor buy decisions; budgeting; and implementing ABC in a company.
5 Corporate Finance This is an introductory course for management professionals to understand the basic functions of finance. It introduces the different financial decisions to be taken by managers and their impact on the organization. Participants understand the Finance function vis-à-vis business goals and shareholder value creation; learn to apply the discounted cash flow techniques and their various applications, including applications for capital investment decisions; and learn to understand Capital Asset Pricing Model and apply the skills in estimating the Cost of Equity.
6 Business Economics This course teaches participants to do a sectoral analysis and about the cointegration between business and economics. The course also helps the participants to understand the microeconomic concepts and theories in business decision making; to understand the importance of economic theory, principles, methodologies, and analytical tools for strategic decision making; to develop critical thinking ability to become a strategist; to understand the business implications of Macroeconomic and International Business Environment, and to understand business transformation through technology.
7 Behavioral Science The course enables participants to understand how employee and consumer behaviors are driven by perceptions, attitudes, and individual personalities; to evaluate biases and how they impact decision making given the values, beliefs, and attitudes of each employee/customer are different; to examine consumers in their social and cultural settings. Participants understand the fundamentals of leadership; learn to apply the concepts of EI to managing own EI; and to apply the concepts of culture, and ethics to change behaviour in the organization and consumer behaviour.
8 Human Capital Management This course teaches participants about the best practices of human capital management and how to apply them in an increasingly globalized world so as to positively impact business. Participants understand the analysis underlying the human resource /human capital strategy formulation; learn to evaluate various aspects of HR process and improve the experiences in employee life cycle; and learn to critique performance management and compensation systems, tools and techniques aligned with business strategy.
9 Marketing Management The objectives of this course are to demonstrate the role of marketing in the company, and to show how effective marketing builds on a thorough understanding of buyer behaviour to create value for customers. This is an introductory course for management professionals to explore relationship of marketing with other functions. Students learn how to make marketing decisions in the context of general management; to control the elements of the marketing mix—product policy, channels of distribution, communication, and pricing—to satisfy customer needs profitably; to understand the analysis underlying the marketing strategy formulation; to identify consumer needs, design value propositions and deliver value to create customer relationships; to understand differences in consumers, consumer behaviour, to comprehend ways and means to develop and manage brand equity over time; to understand the development of product strategy, pricing strategy and communication strategy; to understand the development of an effective sales and channel plan; and to analyse the challenges in entering a new market and developing a marketing program for it.
10 Business Strategy and Simulations This is an introductory course to the field of strategy and strategic management. The course is designed to make participants appreciate various tools, frameworks and concepts in strategy analysis. The course is designed to make participants understand firm related strategic choices and how these choices enable some firms to outperform others and maintain sustained success. This course also helps participants in appreciating and aligning their decisions and strategies with the overall strategy of the organization.

Participants learn to differentiate between Strategic and Operational Decisions; to evaluate the attractiveness of industries and assess their profit potential; to assess the resources/competences of the firm and its linkages with competitive advantage; to develop strategies to create and sustain competitive advantage in a particular industry; and to understand the shift in Businesses from pipelines to platforms.
11 Service Operations Management This is an introductory course that exposes management graduates to the ‘World of Services’. Participants learn about the service industry and its various functions. Participants learn about different tools and techniques which were once applied solely to manufacturing, but which are now used extensively in services industries. Participants learn about the nature of services and aligning service strategy to competitiveness. They learn to manage demand and capacity in service organizations; to design Service processes, process selection, and service facility layout; to measure service quality – SERVQUAL model; to manage queueing and waiting line problems in service organizations; to manage inventory in services set-up, and to understand ‘Project Management’ in service organizations.
12 Design Thinking This is an introductory course for students to learn and appreciate the various tools associated with problem identification and coming up with feasible innovative solutions to those problems. Participants learn to use Design Thinking frameworks, tools, and techniques; to design and formulate a Design Thinking solution for business, through a comprehensive project- for a business idea/product concept/ customer experience; to develop a Design Thinking ‘mindset’ towards innovative problem solving; to frame actionable problem/possibility statements using analysis & syntheses of data, and to create a prototype.

Core Faculty

  • Prof. Jitender is a prolific equity researcher, portfolio advisor and senior executive running financial organizations. He has over 16 years of experience in the fields of Equities, Mutual Funds, Derivatives, Fund Management, and Research with various financial firms including an Asset Management Company. He has also served as a Visiting Faculty to several tier-1 Management Institutes for more than ten years. Prof. Jitender holds CFA and FRM certification.

  • A very popular Professor in Finance Area, Dr. Bagga is a practicing Chartered Accountant, Financial Consultant, Auditor & Valuation Analyst, and Senior Partner at N.B. & Co., a CA firm. He is also a trainer with NISM, ICICI Securities, and Imarticus.

    He is a Strategic HR Consultant, and Committee Member at ICAI, having a rich experience of more than 25 years.

  • Dr. Sasmita Giri has more than 12 years of teaching and research experience. She was awarded university Gold medal in MBA and attained JRF/NET certification by UGC. Her Doctoral thesis is on financial econometrics, titled ‘impact of introduction index futures on Indian stock market volatility: application of GARCH Model’. As an Associate Professor – Finance, she uses her knowledge and skills as well as various modern pedagogical methods in teaching and research.

  • Prof Pooja is an educator, case writer and researcher with more than 16 years of teaching experience at post graduate level. Her research interests are in the area of Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Behavioral Finance and Education. She has presented her research work in various National and International conferences. Prof Pooja is a prolific case writer and has received various national and international awards for her cases. Her cases have been published by Ivey Publishing are available through Harvard Business Publishing. She is a reviewer of reputed national / international journals. 

  • Akhilesh Prasad has submitted his Doctoral Thesis titled “Multiclass imbalanced classification model for forecasting the movements of the CBOE VIX India” at S. P Jain School of Global Management – Dubai – Mumbai – Singapore – Sydney and is under review with External Examiner.

  • Mr. Umakant Rao, CMT

    He is a Commodity Risk Manager at Tata Coffee Limited (Procurement ,Commodity Futures and Options, OTC derivatives, Data Analytics).

  • Mr. Vijay Kaushik

    Mr. Vijay Kaushik is an enthusiastic, caring educator of Technical Analysis & Derivatives. An orator and subject matter expert on Equity, Commodity, Currency Market, Derivatives & Technical Analysis – Delivered around 750 lectures in various Corporate, PSUs, Exchanges, Institutions & Universities.

REQUEST FOR PROBLEMS (RFP)
INDUSTRY PROJECTS

  • Company

    Stock edge

    Project Title

    Trading Screeners for Equity

    Project Description

    The objective of the study is to use technical indicators to screen stocks to ascertain if the stocks change their trend on an intra day or swing basis. The group used the application of Python to create the source code which ran the functions from various libraries to back test on 6 years of data of the pre-defined stock universe.

  • Masters Portfolio services

    Quantitative portfolio management using ML

    Created a long, short momentum portfolio of stocks in Indian markets which have futures trading. 2. Apply some fundamental filters also to sort the stocks first and then apply momentum using ML.

  • Quantinsti

    Swing trading strategies for the Indian Equity market

    The group created, tested, and paper-traded a systematic investment/trading strategy using Python and its data science stack. The group prepared and submitted a report with details on the data set used, techniques deployed, and detailed results obtained on in-sample and out-of-sample data.

  • Quantinsti

    Quantum Momentum strategies

    The group Created a long-only and a long-short momentum portfolio of stocks and created three different models that try to capture momentum in the market using the following approaches.

    1. Technical indicators

    2. Time series returns

    3. Cross sectional returns and Uses ranking algorithms to rank the instruments for trading.

  • irage

    Analysis of Indian futures Market

    The group analysed how the futures market characteristics have changed over time i.e., pre covid & post covid with specific reference to select Nifty 50 & Bank Nifty stocks. The group used python to source the past 5-year data.

STUDENT PROFILES

  • Aditya Singh

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aditya-singh-27142aa6/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at Tradeshala

    2. Lead the Admissions Committee

    3. Research Project on Valuation synergies in M&As

  • Akash Rai

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akash-rai-41ba9a179/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at ACME Cleantech Solution Private Limited.

    2. Hedge Funds Follow Operations and Strategy in a Live Project (RFP) at Delta Partners

  • Akarsh G

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akarsh-g-018b101b8

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)

    2. Research on Cointegration of Indian Markets with international markets

  • Akshit Taneja

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akshit-t-ba5693bb/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Financial Model on Impact of IV (Implied Volatility) and Historical Volatility

    2. Financial Model to create a Bond Portfolio

    3. Research Project on Study of Alpha Creation of MF Schemes and Selection based on Traditional Ratios.

  • Amit Kumar

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amit-kumar-99491616a

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Best 5% of portfolio management performance during internship from FINLATICS

    2. Technical Analyst in "SMIF" at JAGSOM

    3. Member of Capital markets committee

  • Ashwani Bhatnagar

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashwani-bhatnagar-1a3581203/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at Delta Partners.

    2. Investment committee member at JAGSoM

    3. Fund Manager in SMIF

    4. Head of Capital Markets Committee at JAGSoM.

    5. Top performer fresher at Byju’s.

    6. Host and consultant at Kanyathon.

  • Bana Loknath Reddy

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bana-loknath-reddy-6baa90122

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Windows Azure build Out (WABO)

    1. Achieved A-team award from customer twice in a year during my work.

  • Chandan Prasad

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: TCS employed as an Accounting Associate for two and a half years. 

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chandan-prasad-a44397216

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at Tradeshala research & Consulting Firm.

    2. Member of student Management Investment Fund (SMIF).

  • Chillamcherla Ganesh

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ganesh-chillamcherla/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF).

    2. Request For Problem (RFP), Sapphire Advisory, Derivatives in the context of covered call and retirement

    3. Research Incubation (RI) - A study on algo trade’s impact on Retail investors

  • Gongala Venkata Sai Sarvani

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gv-sai-sarvani/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1.Internship at Kotak Mahindra Bank

    2. Student Management Investment Fund (SMIF) - Performance Analyst

    3. Flipkart Wired 5.0 Participation

  • J.C. Harish Kumar

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-c-harish-kumar-bb197a152/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at SmartStream Technologies Pvt Ltd

    2. Won in PEP Talks organized by JAGSoM.

    3. Led a team as an Associate in Corporate Sponsorship Team, KANYATHON 2022 - A student driven charity sports event.

    4. Secured third place in Design Thinking Competition held at JAGSOM on Founder's Day.

  • John Promison Anandharaj

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-promison-anandharaj/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Equity Research.

    2. Nifty - Bank nifty IV persistence back testing project.

    3. Kanyathon 2022 worked as Chief Financial Officer

  • Keshab Roy

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keshab-roy-1064ab206

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Research on RFP (Request For Problem-On Fund having only Small Cap Stocks)

    2. White paper on Is Electric Vehicle the solution of mobility in future?

    3. Harvard Business School( (HBS) certifications in Finance & Financial Management | Quantitative Techniques in Management)) |Spreadsheet Modelling

  • Khush Priya

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/khushpriyasinha/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Student Management Investment Fund (SMIF) - Performance Analyst

    2. Head of Academic and Competitions Committee (21-23')

  • Lakshya Saluja

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lakshya-saluja-34373b144

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Student Management Investment Fund (SMIF) - Fund Manager

    2. Member of the Capital Markets committee, JAGSoM

    3. 3rd Rank in Design Thinking & Pitch to Win

  • Mayank Agrawal

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayank-agrawal-0444b2135/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at Financial Peritorum - sub broker of sharekhan

    2. Member of Student Managed Investment Fund, JAGSoM

  • Mohit Hemant Sharma

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohit-hemant-sharma-b812a11a3/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at Paresh K Shah and Company Chartered Accountants

    2. Student Group Head of Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), JAGSoM

  • Nakul Arora

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/nakul-arora-b6542a192

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at Galhotra Raman & Associates

    2. Member at Creative Department of Kanyathon 2022

  • Neha Shahi

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cs-neha-shahi-bba49a17a/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Research Analyst in the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), JAGSoM

    2. Research Incubation on Impact of Behavioural Finance factors on investing in ecommerce start-ups IPOs.

  • N.Sai Hari Haran

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sai-hari-haran-narayanan-6791b3215/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at Food Corporation of India (FCI), Regional Office

    2. Member of the JAGSoM MarTech Committee (21-23’).

  • Parth Godavarti

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/parth-godavarti-62651a176/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Research Paper on Valuation of Paytm.

    2. White Paper on Parking Problem in Electronic City

  • Payal Mohta

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Payal-mohta-33650a190

    Other Project and accomplishments:

    1. Internship at IDBI Bank Ltd.

  • Rajat Dave

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajat-dave-12a689158/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at Liquide

    2. Head at Capital Markets Segment for Placement Committee.

    3. Lead technical team of Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), JAGSoM

  • Rajat Maheshwari

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajat-maheshwari-1052b021a/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at SmartStream Technologies.

    2. Research Incubation on “Impact of Behavioral Finance factors on investing in ecommerce start-ups IPOs.”

    3. White Paper on “Is Electric Vehicle the solution of mobility in the future?”

  • Satyam Sharma

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/satyam-sharma-026039208/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Wealth Management Internship at Green Portfolio

    2. Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), JAGSoM

  • Shiv Shankar Pradhan

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shiv-shankar-pradhan-18587a21a/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Capital Market Internship at Tradeshala Financial Consulting Firm

    2. Lead Equity Research Analyst in Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), JAGSoM

    3. Request For Problems (RFP) on “Portfolio Creation of Small Cap Stocks Using Momentum Strategy”

  • Shoaib Hossain

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shoaib-hossain-1a72bb136/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), JAGSoM

  • Starlin Manjali

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/starlin-manjali-610518135/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Performance Analyst - Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)

    2. Vice President of Student Council – Placements

  • Vishal kumar Agrawal

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishal-agrawal-99ab2b12a/

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at SNR Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

    2. Interview Call holder for Maharashtra Engineering Services- 2019 (Class A post for PWD, WCD, WRD department)

  • Yalala Shashank Kumar

    Qualification: PGDM - Finance Analytics & Digital Business and Capital Markets,
    JAGSoM

    Work Experience: NA

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yalala-shashank-kumar-888095174

    Other Project and Accomplishments:

    1. Internship at Tradeshala Research & Consulting Firm as Capital Market Analyst

    2. Research Incubation on ESG on Mutual Fund Scheme.

    3. National Level E - Quiz on Financial Accounting and Principles of Management by The Matrix Educational Foundation's.