In a highly competitive employment landscape, with numerous talented candidates vying for the same few coveted spots in the industry, being recruited by a reputed firm is increasingly challenging. The quantity of manpower produced for employment each year by institutions of higher education is witnessing an unprecedented rise, due to India’s demographic profile, rising incomes and greater access to a college education. However, as quality fails to keep pace, the employability problem persists, and the question of whether India will be able to reap a “demographic dividend” looms larger than ever.
The question is – do job seekers in India possess the skills required by the employers they desire to work with? A recent report in the Indian Express suggested otherwise. It highlighted that excluding graduates from the top 20 business schools in India, only 7 % of business school graduates in the country are employable. This means that barring a handful of postgraduate institutions in the country, most are producing graduates who lack the skills sought by most workplaces. The report laid the blame squarely on the poor quality of education, and more specifically listed sub-standard pedagogy, learning by rote and poor faculty as key reasons for graduates’ lack of sub-par skills.
It is precisely this huge gap between the increasing demand and poor supply of quality manpower which ISBF bridges with its application-oriented curriculum and industry-relevant education. All the Diploma programmes offered at ISBF for postgraduates are designed and assessed by the prestigious London School of Economics and Political science (LSE). They are focused on skilling students to apply rigorous theoretical learning to real world situations and problems, which helps increase their employability considerably.
The sections below highlight the career prospects available to our students after completing their respective postgraduate Diploma programmes.
1-year postgraduate Diploma in Economics:
Policy research and analysis, Data Analytics, Consulting, Investment banking, Developmental sector and financial journalism.
Top recruiters include companies like Capital IQ, Proximity Consulting, NCAER (National Council for Applied Economic Research), United Nations, Social Corps, Darwin Labs, IBM and many others.
1-year postgraduate Diploma in Finance:
Investment banking, Mergers & acquisitions, Advisory, Trading and Restructuring, Wealth management, Asset Management and several other financial services sector roles.
Top recruiters include Capital IQ, MCube Financials, Ameriprise Financials, Copal Partners, Morgan Stanley London, UBS London and Barclay’s Capital New York.
1-year postgraduate Diploma in Management:
E-commerce, Start-ups, Knowledge process outsourcing, Media marketing, Human resource, Advertising, Business consulting, Family business and various other managerial roles in the corporate sector.
Top recruiters include Gerson Lehman Group, Urban Clap, OYO rooms, Grofers, Naukri.com, Pepsico, Ernst & Young, KPMG and HSBC Bank, to name a few.