Graduate Diploma in Finance

Get a comprehensive understanding of risk assessment, financial reporting & investment analysis through a hands-on graduate diploma.

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Graduate with a Degree from

University of London

Academic Direction by

London School of Economics

Duration

1 Year

Program Highlights

Study an LSE Curriculum: Study the same curriculum that’s taught at LSE. Additionally, LSE faculty develops study material & sets examination papers for ISBF students.

Carve your Career Ahead: The GD serves as a perfect stepping stone for 1-year Master’s programmes at top universities & is also accepted as the 16th year of education by universities in USA & Canada

Placements in India & Abroad: Students have been placed with top companies like EY, KPMG, Accenture, Moody’s Analytics & more.

Faculty & Interactive Learning: Learn from faculty that comes from LSE, Cambridge, IITs, IIMs etc & learn in an interactive environment through an application-oriented curriculum.

International Work Permit: Get a 1-year international work placement in London and New York with leading investment banks.

Teaching Plan

The academic session for this programme will start with two weeks of Foundation Courses in Applied Mathematics, Logic and Statistics.

Highlights

Study a curriculum designed by LSE faculty

Get a 1-year work permit in London or New York

Attend guest lectures hosted by industry professionals

Asset Pricing and Financial Markets

Efficient markets – theory and evidence

1

Risk and return

2

Mean-variance analysis

3

Portfolio diversification

4

Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

5

Arbitrage

6

Derivatives: properties and pricing

7

Futures, forwards, swaps and options

Financial Reporting

The rational for financial reporting

1

Conceptual framework for financial reporting

2

Income measurement and capital maintenance

3

Historical cost accounting (HCA) and accounting for change in price/value

4

Accounting

5

Accounting for taxation

6

Analysis and interpretation of financial reports

Principles of Corporate Finance

1

Project valuation

2

Factor models

3

Asymmetric information and agency costs

4

Capital structure

5

Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)

6

Leverage

7

Modigliani-Miller 2nd Proposition

7

Dividend theory

8

Corporate Governance

9

Mergers and acquisitions

Valuation and Security Analysis

Efficient markets – theory and evidence

1

Introduction to financial statements.

2

The framework of analysis – Industry analysis

3

Financial analysis – Performance evaluation

4

Security valuation: free cash flow, residual earnings, etc.

5

Implication of price-to-earnings and price-to-book ratios

6

Financial information and stock prices

7

Financial analysis of mergers & acquisitions

8

Credit analysis and distress predictions

9

Measuring returns to active investment strategies

10

Returns to fundamental analysis

11

Returns to technical analysis

Learn Through a Hands-On Curriculum

Take learning beyond the classroom with these hands-on interventions 

Dropshipping Challenge

Run an E-Commerce business, build a website & compete for
revenue to learn more about:

1

Running marketing campaigns

2

Managing supply chains

Creator Challenge

Identify a niche, find your audience & build a social media presence on Instagram, YouTube & LinkedIn

1

Start your blog, vlog or podcast

2

Generate a new source of income

Startup Weekend

Build product prototypes & working businesses in under 48 hours with your peers across domains like:

1

EdTech

2

FinTech

3

AI/ML

Consult with Local Businesses

Work with local businesses & take on the role of a consultant to transform their strategy & processes to accelerate their growth to:

1

Improve business success

2

Transform processes

Career Path after ISBF

After the programme, you can choose to study further or get work experience in your domain of choice

Postgraduation

With a well-rounded degree, you will have an edge over the others when applying for Masters’, internationally. You can pursue courses in the following domains:

ISBF Success Stories

Sarthak Jain 

GD in Finance

MSc Corporate Finance at Cass Business School, UK

Muskaan Abi 

GD in Finance

Financial Analyst, Copal Partners

Shreya Prakash 

GD in Finance

Analyst, Ameriprise Financials

Sharad Khullar 

GD in Finance

UBS Investment Bank, London (International work placement)

Life at ISBF

Bombay Stock Exchange Bootcamp

Every year 2 students get an opportunity to attend a 2-day, on-site, specially curated Bootcamp at BSE in Mumbai.

Student College Trip

Become a part of student-run clubs & host activities across media, music, dance & more

Convocation in London

Being students of University of London, all ISBF students are invited to attend the UOL convocation in London.

Admission Process

Scholarships

The Aryabhatta Scholarship

Eligibility: Candidates with exceptional performance in iGDET & PI & financial need is assessed through last two year’s ITR.

Scholarship: 25% of the tuition fee

The Chanakaya Scholarship

Eligibility: Candidates with exceptional academic performance in their first year & who also have 95%+ in ICSE/CBSE Board exams or 40+ in the International Baccalaureate.

Scholarship: 20% of the tuition fee

The Vivekanand Scholarship

Eligibility: Candidates with exceptional academic performance in their first year & who also have at least 90% but <94.99%  in ICSE/CBSE Board exams or min. 35 but <40 points in the International Baccalaureate.

Scholarship: 15% of the tuition fee

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the eligibility criteria to apply for the programme?

To pursue this programme, students must have completed an undergraduate degree, preferably with some training of accounting & maths.

What is the admission process for the programme?

Admission to ISBF is a 3-step process. The first step is to fill out the application form with all the required details. Next, you have to appear for the ISBF Entrance Test (iGDET). Finally, the shortlisted students will have to appear for a Personal Interview.

Is it necessary to write the iGDET test?

Exemption for the iGDET can be on the basis of:
If a candidate has -

  1. 650 or above in GMAT, or
  2. 90%ile+ in CAT, or
  3. 300 or above in GRE
In this case, the candidate will be invited directly for the personal interview.