The Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and the Anderson school at UCLA in the US have pooled their expertise to launch a non-degree executive programme in financial engineering which will begin in July this year.
The programme, which will be taught on the ISB campus in Hyderabad, has been designed for both financial experts who manage large corporate assets and for wealthy individuals. “The programme is an outcome of several meetings with corporate leaders in the finance industry, financial experts, and policy makers, who expressed the need for finance professionals to understand the vibrant nature of a changing India in the world economy,” according to M Rammohan Rao, dean of ISB. “This programme will be extremely beneficial to finance professionals and will equip them with an accurate and precise knowledge of up to date financial economics and financial practice.”
The programme will comprise four one-week teaching modules to run between July and December. The first module - core concepts - is mandatory for all participants while the other three - quantitative asset management, financial risk management and security research, analysis and valuation - are optional and depend on the participants’ professional interest. The last two months will involve project work .
The programme has been jointly developed by faculty from ISB and UCLA and the programme will be jointly taught by faculty from the two schools.