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  • The ISB Advantage: Leverage the world-class research expertise of ISB and become an Executive Alumni
  • Learn from Bhagwan Chowdhry: Taught by a top faculty group led by Prof. Bhagwan Chowdhry, Researcher, Author and a Thought Leader
  • Real-world Curriculum: Hone your capabilities as a multi-dimensional thinker and a strategic financial leader
  • Fast-track Growth: Master the ability for strategic steering, financial governance, and performance insights.
  • Most-preferred Learning Platform: Learn on TalentSprint's award-winning Pracademic Platform, the best-in-class interactive AI-powered digital delivery platform.
  • Grow an exceptional Peer Network: Learn with an outstanding peer group of current and new CXOs and experienced FinTech, Finance and Accounting professionals.

Build capabilities to advance your career

  • Integrate your financial acumen with digital strategy
  • Ride the wave of digital disruption
  • Become a credible internal advisor and key decision-maker

Build capabilities to lead transformational change in your organization

  • Plan for long-term value across business functions
  • Elevate the quality of decision-making
  • Collaborate and create opportunities with leadership teams

The programme is ideal for:

  • Corporate Finance Professionals and Management Consultants
  • Tech Professionals working in the area of Banking and Financial Services
  • Financial Services Professionals working in Banks and Financial Institutions

The programme will be taught by a top ISB Faculty Group led by Prof. Bhagwan Chowdhry, a globally recognized groundbreaking Researcher, Author and Thought Leader.

Meet the Faculty

The programme will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class programme with the flexibility and safety of online learning.

  • Synchronous programme delivery by expert faculty
  • Interact and get doubts answered by faculty
  • Peer learning through working in groups with other participants
  • Support from mentors for projects
  • Re-attend classes through recorded archives
  • Access videos easily with searchable and indexed video archives
  • Learn from the comfort and safety of your home
  • Office hours with one-on-one mentor support

Your peers will be

  • Corporate Finance Professionals and Management Consultants
  • Tech Professionals working in the area of Banking and Financial Services
  • Financial Services Professionals working in Banks and Financial Institutions

Your peers will be

  • With this programme, you will enhance your leadership, communication and strategizing capabilities to drive technological transformation throughout your organisation.
  • You can hone the role of an internal advisor and key decision-maker within your organisation.

This is an expertise building programme for experienced professionals. You obtain a certification from the Centre for Executive Education, ISB Hyderabad, a globally recognized B-School in India. Expertise built in this programme will prepare you for a strategic financial leadership position in your organisation.

A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the program. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by CEE, ISB Hyderabad.

Participants of this programme will become a part of the ISB Executive Network.

The programme format with masterclass lectures, capstone projects, and case study analysis enables a conducive environment to network with your peers in the cohort. Most participants can continue to network even after the cohort using the alumni portal.

As a globally-renowned private business school accredited to global regulatory bodies, ISB does not come under the purview of any Indian regulatory body such as UGC or AICTE. The program is a fully approved certification program that is offered through ISB's Centre for Executive Education.

All participants are required to execute, before the start of the program, an agreement that consists of the standard programme Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:

  1. Part A: Etiquette and Platform Rights
    1. Classroom Etiquette & General Policy Guidelines
    2. Tools and Platforms in Use
    3. Tools and Platforms: Terms of Use
  2. Part B: Honor Code
  3. Part C: Certification
  4. Part D: Programme Fee, Refund, and Termination Policy

Eligibility and Selection Process

Candidates will be selected based on the details of education, work experience, and a statement of purpose submitted along with the application.

A Relationship Manager will be assigned to the applicant, who will gather all the necessary information and represent his/her candidature to the selection committee for review. The profiles will be sent to ISB Hyderabad for selection.

Education: MBA (Finance), M.Com (or any equivalent degree), CA, CFAs, ICWA, CS, PGP, CMA, CIMA, CPA

Experience: Minimum 5 years

Join in these easy steps:

  1. Share your details and apply for the programme
  2. Submit all the necessary documents
  3. The programme selection committee will evaluate your candidature
  4. Upon selection, complete your enrollment and join the programme

A dedicated Relationship Manager will assist you throughout the enrollment process.

Programme Content

Preparing the Future-Ready Leaders Understanding Value Drivers, Forecasting Cash Flows, Managing Risks, Learning from Experience, Learning from Data

Summarizing Data: Mean (What is the average?), Variance (How much is the deviation from the average?), Co-Variance and Regression (Do two things tend to move together?), Why are there only a few Einsteins? (Normal Distributions), Why are there only a few large cities but many small cities? (Power-Law Distributions)

Finance Fundamentals: Markets, Competition and Arbitrage: The Present Value Framework, How can I induce you to take more risks? - Risk and Return Sharing Risks with Others: Beta and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Discounting the Future but Valuing it too: The Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model

Language of Life is written in a Code: Python Fundamentals: Reading dataset, plotting, for, while, if-else, case, functions, variables, data structure types, operators, basic arithmetic, input/output, Visualizing Data (A picture is worth a thousand words, but a good picture can tell a compelling story)

Blockchain, Bitcoin, Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT): Applications in Data Security, Official Records, Law, Payments, Digital Assets

Finding Hidden Patterns in Data: Machine Learning for Finance: Stock Price Prediction, Derivatives (Assets whose value is contingent on other fundamentals) Pricing, Yield-Curve (Interest Rates) Prediction

Algorithmic Trading: Theory & Historic Significance, Bitcoin Trading Strategy using Classification, Bitcoin Trading - Dimensionality Reduction to Enhance Speed and Accuracy, Reinforcement Learning based Trading Strategy

Fraud Detection & Bankruptcy: Theory & Historic Significance, Fraud Detection using Classification, Loan Default Probability using Classification

Finding Deeply Buried Patterns in Data: Deep Learning for Finance: Basic Concepts, Some Necessary Finer Points, Applications: Option Pricing, Trading, Fraud Detection

Natural Language Processing for Finance 1: Basic ideas, string handling, creating finance dictionaries, word-based scoring, web-scraping, Text transformations: punctuation, numbers, stemming, stopwords, making a corpus, term-document matrix

Natural Language Processing for Finance 2: Word embeddings, text representations, topic modelling, t-SNE, Multimodal (text + tabular) Machine Learning using Amazon Cloud Infrastructure, Application to Credit Risk Modeling

Natural Language Processing for Finance 3: Understanding and Using Transformer Models, Applications in Finance to Sentiment Analysis, Tweets Classification, Cryptocurrency News Classification, Natural Language Generation

Wealth Management: Portfolio Optimization, Goals-Based Wealth Management

Robo-Advisors: Theory, Incorporating Investor Risk Tolerance using Supervised Regression, Robo-Advisor Dashboard-powered by Machine Learning (ML), Portfolio Management - Eigen Portfolio using Dimensionality Reduction

Interconnected Systems and Network Analysis: Banks, Venture Capitalists, Network Models in Finance: Graph Theory (GT) and Graph Types, Using NetworkX in Python, Financial Applications, Shiny Application Creation

Customer Segmentation: Customer Segmentation & Types, Customer Segmentation using RFM Analysis, Customer Segmentation using Clustering Silhouette Analysis for KMeans Clustering, Visualizing Clusters using Plotly

Saving Models in the Cloud and Cloud Computing: Theory and Introduction to AWS (Amazon Web Services), Data Pipeline Creation: AWS S3 (Storage-Retrieve) and SQL (MS, Oracle), Model Deployment in Cloud Environment: Containerization & EC2, Model Scaling using Cloud Computing: ECS Fargate & Configuration files .yaml, Version Control using Git: Commit code to Git & Create Git Profile

Schedule and Details

Programme will commence in November 2022.

It is a 6 months programme comprising LIVE Classes, a 2-day ISB Campus Visit, access to Self-learning Content, Group Projects and Case Studies.

The programme will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient for working professionals. Participants will be able to interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow participants of the programme during online sessions.

As per the programme norms, participants have to maintain at least 75% of attendance during the programme. Going by the curriculum, it is recommended that participants maintain attendance for enriched learning. In the event of unavoidable circumstances, if any, one can access the recorded lectures on our platform to cover up for the missed sessions.

The programme includes continuous formative and summative assessments. The final scores will be determined based on the sum of scores of various assessments.

Yes, participants are required to have their laptops. Lab Exercises will be conducted on a cloud-based platform provided by TalentSprint.

Reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System. The access will be available for 1 year from the date of the commencement of the programme.

A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the programme. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by CEE, ISB Hyderabad.

Programme Fee

For programme fee-related details, please visit Fee Page

A participant not holding an Indian Passport or not residing in India will be considered an International Participant.

The campus visit fee and travelling expenditure are to be exclusively borne by participants.

Yes, flexible EMI options are available that enable you to pay the programme fee in instalments. Please reach out to your RM to know about the details of the schemes available.

No, the application fee is non-refundable.

No. The programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.

Professionals have multiple options for funding.

  1. Sponsored by employer
  2. Self-funded: Based on our experience of enabling 3000+ professionals who have participated in our executive programs, self-funding is the most preferred option with over 80% choosing this.
    Three key reasons why professionals opt for it:
    1. Freedom: To opt for a programme of their choice, at a time of their choice, with an institution of their choice and not be restrained by the organization’s policy.
    2. Flexibility: To pursue greater career opportunities well even beyond their current employer or to nurture their entrepreneurial ambitions.
    3. Funding: Access to flexible EMI schemes (paying as low as Rs. 5,550 per lac per month).
      We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants.

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