Programme in Finance

This comprehensive 18-month course is India’s first postgraduate programme co-designed and delivered by LSE & KPMG

Why do a Postgraduate Programme (PGP) Finance at ISBF?

Global Recognition and Credentials :
Upon successful completion, students receive a diploma from the University of London (UoL), stating their completion of the LSE curriculum.

Academic Excellence Under LSE Guidance :
The PGP is academically directed by the London School of Economics and Political Science. LSE is ranked 1st in the UK and 2nd among global universities for the Social Sciences and Management by the QS World University Rankings, 2018.

Get a certificate by KPMG :
Equipped with insights from KPMG professionals, students gain a competitive edge to accelerate their careers in top-tier companies across various sectors.

Hands-on Learning :
Our program combines a research-driven curriculum with 8 months of industry expert-led training, offering students practical insights and real-world applicability. Students participate in capstone projects & learn technical tools like powerBi, Tableau.

The LSE Capstone Project challenges students to address real-world problems with innovative solutions, fostering practical understanding and creative thinking in realistic scenarios.

The Financial Modelling Project enables students to develop and refine complex financial models, applying theoretical knowledge to simulate real-world financial scenarios and decision-making processes.

We offer a three-month internship program at top-tier companies, providing an invaluable opportunity for hands-on experience and professional development in a dynamic corporate environment.

We provide instruction in essential tools such as Power BI, Tableau, and more, equipping students with the technical skills required for data visualization and analysis.

Teaching Plan

Teaching Plan

Asset Pricing & Financial Markets 1

Financial Reporting 1

Principles of Corporate Finance 1

Valuation & Security Analysis 1

Financial Management -l

Security Analysis & Investment Management

Investment & Portfolio Management - 1

Overview of Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting & Management Accounting Capital planning & budgeting Revenue & Expenses

Interdisciplinary LSE Capstone Project

Asset Pricing & Financial Markets 2

Financial Reporting 2

Principles of Corporate Finance 2

Valuation & Security Analysis 2

Financial Management 2

Applications in Risk Management

Investment & Portfolio Management - 2

Overview of Planning. Budgeting & Forecasting & Management Accounting Capital planning & budgeting Revenue & Expenses

Credit Risk Management

Corporate Restructuring and Valuations

Financial modelling

Security Valuation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Uses of Finance-Technology Platforms: Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau/ Power BI

Admission Process


Complete the Online Application

Submit the application along with the required documents


Take the iPGET

Take the ISBF entrance test (iPGET) that assesses Your quantitative, comprehension & logical reasoning skill.


Personal Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the personal interview at the ISBf campus



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General Eligibility :
   Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree with 0 or max 2 years of relevant work experience and demonstrate a basic understanding of core subjects like economics, mathematics, and statistics.
   Candidates must hold an acceptable bachelor's degree with or without work experience.
   For working professionals applying for PGP Finance, a professional reference is required.
   IPGET Exemptions on the basis of:
    ○ GMAT: 650 or above
    ○ GRE: 280 points or above
    ○ CAT: 85 percentile or above
    ○ MAT: 90 percentile or above
    ○ XAT: 90 percentile or above
    ○ CMAT: 90 percentile or above
    ○ CUET: 90 percentile or above
    ○ Qualified CA / CMA / CFA / CIMA / ACCA or equivalent

Potential Roles and Recruiters

Graduates from our institution are in great demand across the world, securing roles in various sectors. They embark on successful careers as accountants, auditors, tax experts, financial analysts, fund managers, traders, brokers, and investment researchers, among others. Notable employers include well-known firms like Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, Grant Thornton, Deutsche Bank, BDO, and HSBC, to mention just a few.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

PGP in Finance is India's first program co-designed and delivered by LSE (London School of Economics) and KPMG (India), focusing on financial planning and analysis.

Students study the same curriculum as taught at LSE, receive certification by KPMG in India, and participate in hands-on learning experiences with placement opportunities in India and abroad.

The curriculum includes courses covering asset pricing, financial reporting, corporate finance, investment management, risk management, and more. Additionally, there are hands-on projects and workshops on technical tools like Excel, Stata, R, and Python.

The faculty includes experts from LSE, ISBF, and top professionals from KPMG in India, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

Graduates can pursue careers in financial reporting, investment banking, financial research, mergers & acquisitions, hedge funds, corporate finance, and more.

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree with 0 or max 2 years of relevant work experience and demonstrate a basic understanding of core subjects like economics, mathematics, and statistics.

Yes, ISBF offers various merit-based and need-based scholarships to deserving candidates, providing financial assistance of up to 50% reduction in tuition fees

The curriculum comprises 240 hours of LSE courses, 76 hours of classes by KPMG (India), capstone projects, and training on tools like Tableau and Power BI.

The Graduate Diploma qualification at ISBF is awarded by the University of London. ISBF is an Affiliate Centre of the University of London, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in collaboration with UoL.

The academic standing of international students enrolled at ISBF and those enrolled in the UK are typically equivalent, as they both receive qualifications from the University of London. However, specific academic standards may vary slightly depending on the program or institution's requirements.

No, you do not necessarily have to go to London as part of your studies at ISBF. Since ISBF is an Recognized Teaching Centre of the University of London, you can complete your studies at ISBF's location without the need to travel to London. However, some programs may offer optional study trips or exchange programs that could involve travel to London or other locations, but these are typically not mandatory components of the curriculum.