The Graduate Diploma in Finance at ISBF offers a potent combination of financial theory and practice, preparing students for a career in the financial sector at an international level. The programme provides comprehensive knowledge of risk assessment, asset pricing, investment analysis and financial reporting. The course structure emphasises the use of quantitative tools to interpret and solve market challenges. Students develop a mastery of the discipline, enabling them to succinctly answer questions like:
- How did the 2007-08 subprime mortgage crisis in the USA precipitate a bank run and subsequent bankruptcy of Northern Rock, a British bank?
- What is the link between the collapse of Enron, an energy company, and Arthur Andersen, once a ‘Big Five’ accounting firm? How has it shaped global financial reporting standards?
- If financial markets are efficient, does this mean that mutual funds can never outperform the market?
- Does the well-documented ‘January Effect’, where stock returns outperform markets in January, mean that financial markets are inefficient?
ISBF attracts students from the some of the best undergraduate programmes in the country. We have graduates from Delhi University colleges such as Shri Ram College of Commerce, Lady Shri Ram college, Jesus and Mary College, Hindu College and Sri Venkateswara College; Delhi Technological University; St Xavier’s College, Mumbai; IIT, Roorkee; and Christ College, Bengaluru. Our students have gone on to pursue Masters degrees at international universities, or are working with some of the leading firms in the financial sector, across the globe.