PGDM - Quantitative Finance is a program ideal for students with a background in Economics, Finance or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects and with a proven ability to work with numbers.
This program prepares students for various careers in the financial industry, such as quantitative asset management, financial engineering, risk management, and applied research.
A wide range of topics are covered in this course. These include mathematical modeling of financial markets and the pricing and hedging of financial securities. This course provides you with the essential theoretical, mathematical, and computational skills to pursue a career in quantitative finance. If you are an ambitious student who wants to enter the niche club of the financial world, this is the course that you must do.
In the PGDM- Quantitative Finance program, a strong emphasis is given to the application aspects of the concepts that are learned and practiced in industry. The program is comprised of classroom teaching as well as other pedagogies such as scenario building, simulation, industry analysis and case analysis. Aside from the academic rigor that ensures students learn and apply key concepts, the program also gives them the opportunity to apply leadership, interpersonal, and networking skills.
Our Strategy is three-pronged
Internships and simulations prepare students for a corporate environment. They develop the focus and thought process required for a demanding job and its environment through practical assignments. Critical thinking skills developed at the college assist them in understanding business issues in depth and finding feasible solutions, while interpersonal skills learned at the college help them maintain and handle challenging situations.
Due to NBS' student-centric approach, we can identify entrepreneurial mindsets in students much earlier, enabling us to customize and plan challenges for them at college. Different situations are put in front of them to help them develop their entrepreneurial skills. There are many industry networking opportunities and mentoring sessions to help them fine-tune their ideas. In addition, the college provides incubation for innovative and feasible ideas to boost morale.
Mentor Based Learning
At Narayana Business School, students experience three layers of mentorship. They learn not only from faculties, but also from industry leaders and their assigned buddy.
The first mentor is your buddy, typically a senior student who has been at NBS longer than the fresh joiners. The student mentor is always with you for any questions you have and will guide you in a way only peers can.
NBS faculties will be your second mentor. They will work on guiding you and developing you into a well-rounded professional ready to excel in the corporate environment.
Finally, you will have a mentor from the industry. You will learn from their work experience, the difficulties they faced, and the day-to-day work that they do at their job.
This is what makes NBS Ahmedabad the best PGDM College in India.
To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:
The candidate must hold the Bachelor’s degree or equivalent examinations in any discipline with at least 65% marks or equivalent CGPA.
Candidates appearing for the final year of the bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications and are awaiting results can also apply.
The candidate must have studied Mathematics/Statistics at class XII level. Bachelor's degree in finance, statistics or economics would be an added advantage.
The candidate must have appeared for NBSAT (NBS aptitude test), a management entrance exam devised by Narayana Business School, which assesses the candidates Mathematical Aptitude, General Knowledge, Verbal Ability & Abstract Reasoning.
- Prior Work Experience: There is no minimum or maximum work experience required to apply to the PGDM program. However, having work experience will be an add on advantage which brighten the chances of selection.
How to Apply for NBS PGDM Quantitative Finance Program
- If you meet these basic requirements, then you must submit an admission application form with all transcripts till graduation. All of these are evaluated and shortlisted candidates are called for Group Discussion / Extempore round followed by Personal Interview.
- Overall weightage of various components for admission to the program is as given below.
- Score in Common Entrance Test 50%.
- Academic Performance & Prior Work Experience 20%.
- Group Discussion 15%.
- Personal Interview 15%.
Our Unique student-driven culture, Robust Corporate engagement model, and planned academic rigor turns students into corporate-ready professionals. It is not a surprise then that we have a 21-year RECORD of 100% placements. Every year, over 680 companies come to NBS to select managers for key roles. Our students have bagged 32 lakhs per annum placements.
NBS is among the first Premier B-schools in the country to conclude its final placements every year. We cross new milestones reaching greater heights with successful campus recruitment program, year after year.
Our uniquely designed NEEP which is Narayana Employability Enhancement Program ensures your final placement 6 months before the completion of your course. During NEEP, we conduct one on one sessions with experts to create your CV as per the industry requirements. Also, your faculty mentors help you in preparation for Aptitude tests, Group discussions, and Mock interviews.
The tremendous transformation our students undergo is clearly visible at the time of final placements. Majority of the batch gets multiple offers ranging from 8 to 32 lakhs, from the industry and companies of their choice. We do not restrict students from taking multiple offers, unlike many other top B-Schools of India. We assure students of PGDM with Strong Placements in top companies.
All this while keeping our fees as low as possible. Truly, Narayana Business School is the best PGDM College in Ahmedabad.
Lowest Possible Fees, Highest Possible Placement is what we want for our students. We can proudly say that we are the only private B-School that offers more than 100% ROI (return on investment) for the time, money, and efforts that our students put into the course. Proudly Gujarati.
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Life at NBS offers many opportunities which give students the freedom and flexibility to live their passion and polish their innate skills.
You will never see a moment of dullness at NBS, with over 12 students’ clubs & committees for every talent. Whatever your interest, there is always something for you at NBS.
Students’ clubs & committees organize many events & activities around the year.
|Back to Bachpan Fest||Simulation Activities||Mind Mapping Games||Team-Building Events|
|Sports Activities||Friendship day||Knowledge Fest||Cultural Fest|
|Batch Picnic||Film Promotions||Creative Thinking||Design Thinking|
|Personal Branding||Networking Skills||Rural Immersion||Bridge Programs|
|College Fest||Innovation Fest||Start-up Fest||Industrial Visits|
|Nukkad Natak||Gamifications||Freshers Party||Navratri Celebrations|
|Valentine’s Day||Janmashtami Party||Ganesh Utsav||Movie Screenings|
And many more to fulfill your co-curricular/extra-curricular needs including all festivities & cultural programs.
All these events & activities sharpen your management skills and teach you how to work in a culturally & geographically diverse team.
As per Economic Times, data usage is going to increase in India at a CAGR of 73% by 2022 (Economic Times, 2019). People who can understand and read data, patterns, build models, interpret them and come up with the forecast would be in great demand by the corporates.
There is an outburst of data globally, thrown upon a variety of opportunities for the application of quantitative techniques in the finance sector. This opens up multiple opportunities in the finance domain with the application of data analysis techniques. Through which one can obtain a strong strategic position in highly competitive world.
Job Rules Include:
Finance Software Support Analyst
Provider of financial software firms require people with sound knowledge of finance and information technology so they can help the clients of these software firms. The expert guides the clients with regards to their portfolios, exchange rate, fixed income, sectoral data, etc. Such roles compensation in the range of Rs. 8 to 21 lakhs.
Hedge Funds Analyst
Hedge Funds work globally with their investments pattern having cross country investments. The hedge fund analyst musk work on macroeconomic numbers of different countries to be able to come up with suitable investment alternatives to the Fund Manager. Entitling the graduate to achieve the range of Rs. 6 to 15 lakhs of Annual Income.
Derivative Analyst analyzes the futures & options data of the exchange and suggests a suitable trading strategy to their clients through the use of various sophisticated data analysis techniques. Derivative Analysts are hired by a securities firm. They are responsible for tracking the live markets and suggest suitable hedging strategies to clients. Their compensation lies in the range of Rs. 8 to 12 lakhs.
Fund Manager is responsible for doing proper asset allocation of fund received from clients and corporates in various financial instruments based on risk profiling. Asset management companies typically hire fund managers. They receive their compensation in the range of Rs. 10 to 15 lakhs.
Equity Research Analyst
Equity Research Analyst is hired by a securities firm and has to do the analysis of different companies so as to suggest the clients for their investments. Their average annual package lies in the range of Rs. 5.5 to 10 lakhs.
Corporate Finance Specialist
They understand the fundraising and fund deployment aspect in detail. They are responsible for getting the best deal on raising funds and advise the company with regards to its investment into different business ventures. The investor relations department of corporate hires corporate Finance Specialists.