Programme Type

Direct to Device


11 Months

Deadline to Apply

29th May, 2022


2,38,750+GST (Including Application & Alumni Fees)

Class Timings

Saturday: 02:30 p.m. to 05:45 p.m. (with 15 minutes break in between) *Some sessions will be scheduled on Sundays or on public holidays for timely completion of the programme

Programme Overview

A Career in Applied Finance

Programme Content

The programme is divided into multiple modules, each focussing on different aspects or functions of Applied Finance.

o Fundamental Micro and Macroeconomic Concepts, Theories and Applications
o Demand and Supply Behaviour
o Price and Output Determination in Competitive and Non-competitive Markets
o Examine topics like National Income, Monetary Policy and Inflation, Fiscal Policy, and Business Environment Analysis

o Understanding Financial Statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement
o Interpreting Financial Statements through Financial Ratios
o Trend Analysis, Common-size Analysis, and Other Indicators
o Strategic Evaluation of Cash Flow Statement
o Profitability Analysis
o Economic Value Added - Measuring Overall Performance
o Earnings Management- Red Flags

o Value and Return Analysis
o Capital Investment Decision, NPV, IRR, and Other Sophisticated Techniques
o Cost of Capital, Capital Structure, Dividend Decision
o Financial Planning and Strategies

o Cost Behaviour and Analysis
o Overhead Allocation and Analysis
o Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) and Break-Even Analysis
o Relevant Cost Analysis for Tactical Decision Making
o Flexible Budgeting, Pricing Policy, and Other Decisions & Variance Analysis

o Discounted Cash Flow Method
o Economic Value Added (EVA)
o Residual Income Valuation
o P/B, P/E, and Other Capital Market Indicators
o Valuation of IPOs

o M&A Process
o Valuation, Pricing
o Strategic vs. Financial Acquisition
o Cross Border M&A & JV
o Buy-outs and LBO

o Fixed Income Markets
o Bond Pricing and Duration
o Convexity and Bond Volatility
o Term Structure of Interest Rates
o Mortgage-backed Securities
o Corporate Bonds with Embedded Options and Risks

o Fundamental Analysis of Securities
o Asset Allocation in Practice
o Portfolio Selection and Diversification
o Behavioural Finance and Portfolio Management
o Risk and Return Models
o Deal Assessment and Valuation
o Capital Structure
o Managerial Incentives
o Monitoring and Exiting

o Risk in Asset Classes
o Measure Volatility in Market Prices
o VaR Techniques, Simulation: Historical & Monte Carlo
o Measurement of Credit Risk and Models of Credit Risks
o Basel Regulations
o Forward Contracts: Pricing, Usage, Valuation
o Futures: Optimal Hedge Ratio
o Interest Rate Futures
o Option Basics and strategies
o Binomial Option Pricing Models and Black-Scholes Formula

o Financial Markets: Financial Institutions/ Financial Intermediaries: Financial Instruments
o Capital Market, Money Market

o Fintech Application
o Application of Block Chain
o Crypto Currency

Programme Highlights

Programme Details

Learning Outcomes
Programme Delivery
Campus Immersion
Who Should Attend?
Eligibility Criteria
Admission Criteria

Programme Directors

Dr. Seshadev Sahoo

Dr. Seshadev Sahoo

Professor, Finance & Accounting

Dr. Seshadev Sahoo is a Professor in the Finance and Accounting area at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. He holds a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology (Vinod Gupta School of Management) Kharagpur. His research interests span the fields of initial public offerings (IPO) market, IPO valuation, anchor investor behaviour, analyst forecast, accounting issues in valuation, due diligence corporate governance issues, earnings management and IPO pricing. His research publications use a variety of methodological techniques, including experimental designs, structural equations modelling, regression and meta-analysis. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Emerging Market Finance, Spanish Review of Financial Economics, IIMB Management Review, Vikalpa, International Journal of Financial Services, Decision, IUP Journal of Applied Finance, South Asian Journal of Management, etc., among others. His recent consulting interest includes undertaking predictive analytics for IPO value, financial reporting & analysis and performance evaluation, cost management and control.

Assessment and Certification

Evaluation Methodology
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Applied finance spans a variety of fields like financial markets, institutions, as well as instruments and practices like banking, investment, and risk management. The applied finance course is a very reputed one that is accepted all over the world. This advanced course provides efficient training in the techniques in different areas of finance that is required of a successful professional in banks and other financial institutions. It also provides holistic education and enhances the technical and managerial abilities of an individual as far as application of finance in business is concerned.

Doing a course in either finance or applied finance not only involves a study of theoretical finance, but also its use in the real world. The term ‘applied’ denotes that the course emphasizes on the actual practice of finance. Applied finance helps professionals identify and solve many specific issues concerning finance and jobs in the financial services industry. On the other hand, a finance degree is a normal business degree in the field of finance. Applied finance is the study of all things related to finance in detail. Graduates in applied finance can provide financial services to various businesses and get employment in different fields.

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