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XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, the country’s oldest and premier business school launches a new 2-Year Post Graduate Diploma in Finance (PGDF) in the online mode. The 2-year program has a comprehensive curriculum embedded with innovative contents that prepares the students to advance their career in a rapidly changing world of finance. The course blends online classes with a one-week campus module at XLRI Jamshedpur and a week immersion module in Mumbai where students gain understanding of the finance functions interacting with senior finance professionals and institutions. Classes will be conducted during the weekends and another evening on a working day, with session recordings available for viewing during the term. Thus, the participants learn while earning as they continue to remain in their present employment.

Course plan includes 32 foundation and advanced level courses in finance, summer internship, workshops sessions from industry thought leaders, Capstone Project and simulations-based trading and valuation modules. Participants are expected to engage in self learning hours across all courses depending on their personal strengths and motivations, in the form of pre-readings, assignments and exercises, individual reflections, e-texts, self-assessment, etc. Students gain deeper insights into the emerging developments such as fintech and digital finance, data science and machine learning tools as applicable to finance.

The program is well suited for the professionals who are interested in a career transformation with finance and managerial skills. By blending synchronous and asynchronous modules, the program flexibly delivers learning outcomes that are available in the regular mode. Since the course is offered online, students can participate from anywhere and view lectures anytime, including schedule peer-to-peer interactions virtually. The course is mapped to the syllabus of the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) program, thus helping participants in advancing their career options as a finance professional.

“The PGDF curriculum is aptly designed after extensive industry consultations covering the broader finance themes. Students gain deeper insights into the emerging developments such as digital finance and data science as applicable to finance. Enrolled students will have opportunities of availing career guidance from the Institute, including connecting with XLRI’s alumni network. Besides, the regular speaker sessions involving senior corporate executives will give students opportunities for interactions”, says Dr HK Pradhan, Senior Professor of Finance and Economics and Program Director.

The program directors are Dr HK Pradhan and Dr. N Sivasankaran, both are experienced finance professors of the institute.

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