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Post-Graduate Certificate Program in Investment Banking and Equity Research

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Oct 30, 2022
Batch Start Date
6 Months
Program Duration

PG Certificate in Investment Banking and Equity Research Program

About the Program

Investment banks assist corporations and governments in raising capital by underwriting and acting as agents/underwriters in the issuance of securities. They act as intermediaries between the companies that want to raise money and investors who want to invest money. This certificate program is designed to offer an enhanced career to those who are wanting to grow and upscale in this industry.

Equity Research plays a vital role in any investment, this program covers different stages and methods involved in Equity Research. The curriculum is designed to equip one with crucial skills such as interpreting financial statements, modeling and valuation, and transaction execution, along with proficiency in spreadsheets. This skill-building program builds mastery across various functions within core finance and Investment Banking. The program brings you an industry-endorsed curriculum, powerful faculty and practical learning. The investment banking phase prepares you for a career in financial operations while Equity Research opens the door for careers in Securities Valuation, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning and Analysis etc. Here’s a chance to distinguish yourself from the crowd and testify your financial skills and detailed understanding of topics as per the current industry standards.

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Program Highlights

  • Robust foundation in the Investment Banking and Financial System
  • Focuses on Job-Relevant skills including quantitative and qualitative equity research
  • The Unit-wise structure breaks down business valuation methods, financial modeling techniques, and financial analyst skills into digestible and comprehensible pieces of knowledge
  • Usage of various simulations and actual corporate data to ensure practical enforceability in learning

Key Benefits and Outcomes

  • Build practical knowledge and insights into investment banking operations, deal structuring and negotiations
  • Expose yourself to analysis of real-time financial data using financial modeling and equity valuation tools
  • Prepare yourself for an illustrious career in investment banks, equity research firms, brokerage houses and portfolio management companies
  • Emerge as a suitable candidate for diverse roles including research analyst, research associate, corporate financial advisor and grow up the corporate ladder into leadership roles

Program Content

  • Equity Research Fundamentals Overview of Equity Research; Economic Analysis; Industry Reports; Company Reports; Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of Research
  • Financial Statement Analysis Overview of types of Financial Statements; Consolidated and Standalone Statements; Analyzing Margins, Leverage and Cash Flow; Horizontal Analysis; Making Investment Decisions
  • Valuation Valuation Fundamentals; Cost of Capital - Concept and Computations; Valuation Models - DCF, FCFE & Relative Valuation; NPV and Intrinsic Value
  • Financial Modeling Modeling Fundamentals; Understanding Financial Variables; Debt Modeling; Modeling of Income and Expenses; Cash Flow Modeling; EPS and DPS Modeling


Pass in an Undergraduate (Bachelor) Program of a minimum duration of Three (3) years in any stream from a UGC recognized University.

Candidates who are in the final semester of the Bachelor Program are also eligible to apply.
* Master Thesis / Project will be carried out between Sem 3 and Sem 4,
but evaluation will reflect in Sem 4

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the eligibility criteria to enrol in PGCP?
Pass in an Undergraduate (Bachelor) Program of a minimum duration of Three (3) years in any stream from a UGC recognized University.
What are the documents to be submitted?
Colour scan of the below mentioned original document is required to be uploaded on the admission portal at the time of seeking admission –
  • a) Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree Certificate
  • b) Aadhar Card for Indian Nationals and Passport for Foreign Nationals
Who will award the Certificate?
The certificate will be awarded by the respective Schools / Departments under JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).
What is the medium of instruction?
The medium of instruction is English only.
What is the duration of the Program?
The duration of the program is 6 months.
How many courses does the Program have?
The Program has four Core Courses and a Research Project.
Does the Program have any credits?
No, the certificate program does not award any credits.
How many learning hours are involved?
660 hours