Certified Financial Analyst Program - Financial Certification Courses in India

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Imarticus Financial Analyst Program

The Imarticus Financial Analyst Program is designed to develop finance professionals with outstanding quantitative and analytical skills for careers in all areas of Corporate Finance including Investment Banking and Equity Research. Comprising a unique training methodology, the 150-hour IFAP program blends a rigorous academic curriculum with practical application using real world companies and cases.
Why IFAP?
Why IFAP?
Why IFAP?

Comprehensive Curriculum

The IFAP curriculum will equip you with a thorough understanding of Financial Accounting, Financial Modeling, Industry Analysis, Corporate Strategy and Valuation Methodologies required to appraise and value both listed and unlisted companies. The program exposes you to latest Investment Banking and Research Techniques along with a comprehensive introduction to the dynamic world of Private Equity and Corporate Finance. You will acquire a toolkit of highly practical financial skills like Financial Model Building, Pitch Book Making and Equity Report Writing.

The program comprises 150 hours of classroom training delivered by a group of experienced industry professionals. Each session combines lectures, in-class activities, videos, and detailed problem solving. Your performance is constantly evaluated using a combination of exams, discussion questions, extensive group work and online quizzes. Learning is centralized on a fully integrated learning management system (LMS), which provides 24/7 access to learning material, assessments and study aids. This offers flexibility and constant access to your classmates and faculty of your program.

Learning Methodology
Industry Endorsed Certification & Placement Assistance

The industry recognized IFAP certificate combined with our Placement Assistance Services creates an ideal platform and prepares you for a successful career in Financial Analysis, whether you want to work as an Investment Banker or as an Equity Research Analyst. Our placement assistance follows a rigorous mentoring process that is highly customized to your needs. Our counseling and soft skills classes include fine-tuning your resume, preparing you for interviews and aptitude tests and, most importantly, giving you unfettered access to our extensive corporate network.

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Careers In Financial Analysis
Careers In Financial Analysis
Careers In Financial Analysis

The IFAP certification equips you with skills and knowledge crucial to a successful career in Investment Banking, Equity Research & Corporate Finance.

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Investment Banking

Investment Bankers are intermediaries that assist in buying and selling of companies and assets. They also help companies raise funds in the form of Private equity and IPO’s. They help firms execute growth strategies by:

  • Evaluating industries and sourcing ideal inorganic solutions for clients.
  • Marketing sell side assets effectively using state of the art collateral and extensive networks.
  • Executing the purchase or sale of an asset by optimizing pricing through expert negotiation and efficient co-ordination of due diligence & legal documentation.

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Equity & Credit Research
  • Equity Research Analysts and Credit Analysts provide written commentary on publicly traded stocks and companies.
  • Equity Research Analysts use their considerable industry knowledge to build complex models that help them forecast stock prices and predict company earnings.
  • They work both on the sell side and the buy side at Brokerages, Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds and the Securities divisions of large Bulge Bracket Investment Banks.
  • Credit Analysts provide opinions on the financial viability of companies via ratings.

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Corporate Finance

The Corporate Finance team oversees the financial activities of a company. Its activities include:

  • Overseeing the financial operations including Treasury, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Control & Fund-raising.
  • Conducting long-term and short-term financial planning, and ensuring compliance with global financial regulations.
  • Assisting in formulating the company’s future direction and overseeing the issuance of financial information.

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Consulting and General Management

A Financial Analyst also assists with Corporate Strategy and acts in an advisory capacity across investments, restructuring, new products and markets. Typically, they:

  • Evaluate industry attractiveness and understand profitability and cost drivers.
  • Build robust business and financial models for forecasting and budgeting.
  • Conduct company valuation for fund-raising to fuel future growth, along with devising strategies for revenue generation.
Curriculum
Curriculum
Curriculum

The IFAP certification equips you with skills and knowledge crucial to a successful career in Investment Banking, Equity Research & Corporate Finance.

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LEVEL-I (50 Hours)
Module 1: The Financial Analysis Landscape
Module 2: Introduction to Financial Accounting
Module 3: Interpreting Financial Statements
Module 4: Cases in Financial Statement Analysis
Module 5: Technical & Soft Skills
LEVEL-II (40 Hours)
Module 6: Forecasting Financial Statements
Module 7: Income and Market Based Valuation
Module 8: Corporate Finance Strategy
LEVEL-III (80 Hours)
Module 9: Financial Modeling
Module 10: Transaction Execution
Module 11: Equity Research
Module 12: Barbarians at the Gate (Optional)
Module 13: Placement Assistance
Career Path
Career Path
Career Path

Career Path

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Prestigious Front Office Roles

Investment Banking, Private Equity and Equity Research are considered among the most prestigious careers in finance because of their strategic and global nature, and of course, the extensive financial rewards that come with it. Equity Research analysts often become celebrities in their own right once they have mastered their chosen sector.

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Continuous Learning

As you progress from Analyst to Associate all the way to Executive Director or Partner, your learning expands from being analytical to becoming a trusted advisor and investor to your clients allowing you to master every aspect of Corporate Finance.

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Exposure across Industry and Products

Transactions in Investment Banking are rarely one-dimensional and usually require you to have a thorough understanding of not just finance but strategy, marketing and even operations. As an Investment Banker or Private Equity Manager you will be adept at Corporate Law. Private Equity players cut across industries and domains and so acquire a comprehensive view of global markets, industries and economic trends.

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Global Mobility

Mobility opportunities in Investment Banking and Private Equity are enormous as deals in Investment Banking are often cross border and multi dimensional in terms of structuring, providing you exposure to leading multinationals, global products, as well as extensive global travel. A successful career in finance is a great way to travel the world.

Admissions
Admissions
Admissions
The IFAP program is ideal for:

Fresh Graduates

Fresh Graduates

Bachelors in Commerce or Engineering, MBA’s in Finance, Chartered Accountants, Inter-CA’s and those completing their CFA’s

Career Changers

Career Changers

General Finance professionals looking to shift to Investment Banking and Equity Research by specializing

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs

Those who want a comprehensive overview of finance and corporate strategy to help run their business

Knowledge enhancement and Relearning

Knowledge enhancement and Relearning

Those who want to get better at the current jobs or expand their current role in finance

(*) – No charge if done physically at the center.

Admission Process:

Imarticus follows a rolling admission process comprising an initial assessment followed by a personal interview.

There are two ways to enroll

Physical Enrollment

Walk into either our Bangalore or Mumbai centers to receive a personal counseling session, which will be followed by an assessment and an interview.

Online Enrollment

Click below to fill in the online assessment form. You start the process by paying the assessment fees of Rs.300*. Upon payment please call us to receive your assessment link. After clearing the online assessment, you will be invited to interview with us either physically or via telephone.

Upon clearing the assessment and the personal interview, you can register and enroll in the next IFAP program.

Typical Day
Typical Day
Typical Day
I get ready to start my day in one the most lucrative and dynamic areas of Investment Banking. I work as a M&A analyst in a top investment bank and act as a key resource to my team which manages Mergers and Acquisition transactions as well as Private Equity fund raises on behalf of their clients. One typical day is never typical as one day colud be spent creating a pitch while the other could be doing documentation for a $500 million dollar transaction.
9:30 AM
I start my day at 9:30 am and check my emails. Often I have urgent work like calculating a beta for a DCF or pulling up deal related data for a colleague who is travelling and heading to a client meeting. After that I draft a quick email to the team about a potential M&A client after I read a news article that they are looking for assets in South America in a financial daily.
11:00 AM
Continue working on the sales collateral for E-commerce website fund raising pitch.
1:30 PM
Grab a quick lunch.
1:45 PM
Make last minute changes to a presentation for a client meeting after being told that a new party is interested in buying his company.
2:00 PM
Client meeting with team VP who makes the presentation to the client updating them on the sale process, interested parties, and valuation discussions.
3:00 PM
Go back to working on the pitch when a PF fund calls me to calrify queries on a financial model of a BPO company.
4:00 PM
Head into meeting with Vice President to discuss our pipe line. Discuss companies to target and research for new business of something I read in the newspaper in the meeting.
5:00 PM
Head into a meeting with our team to run them through the collateral for the pitch. Understand the changes required and tell them that they will receieve an updated pitch by the next morning.
6:00 PM
Have a call with client CFO to collect dat for the financial model. Send him a follow up email summarizing the call and creating a timeline for deliverables.
7:15 PM
Update the Virtual Due Dilgence dat room with a document that has just been scanned and emailed to me.
7:30 PM
Research the Telecom industry and make a list of top twenty companies who have made an acquisition in the last two years to understand M&A trends for a meeting with the MD tomorrow.
8:30 PM
Order a pizza and have a quick dinner with the team.
9:00 PM
Catch up with the team leader who wants to know how the changes are going and continue making changes to the Sales Collateral pitch.

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Placement Statistics

70%

Total

Placed

70%
12%
35%
45%
18%
<2 Yrs
Work Experience
Others
MBA Finance
Graduates
CA

70% Total Placed

18% CA

45% Graduates

35% MBA Finance

12% Others

70% <2 Yrs
Work Experience

Areas Placed

Equity Research

Corporate Finance

Financial Operations

Financial Modeling

Mergers & Acquisitions

Buy Side Analysis

Financial Controller

Sell Side Analysis

Investment Banking

Accounting

Valuation Services

Credit Research

Equity Research

Corporate Finance

Financial Operations

Financial Modeling

Mergers & Acquisitions

Buy Side Analysis

Financial Controller

Sell Side Analysis

Investment Banking

Accounting

Valuation Services

Credit Research

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Testimonial

  • Ami Telli GRAVITAS

    I would give most of the credit in my new role at Gravitas to Imarticus for aiding a non-finance graduate

    Like myself, to secure a job as a credit research analyst in about 4 months. All subjects in the IFAP course have helped me in my career so far in some way or the other-so it is hard to pick out a subject which hasn’t been useful. The curriculum is well designed for any new person who is venturing into the world of finance.”
  • Craig Patrick Williams
    Craig Williams MAPE

    I didn’t know half the things that you know when I first joined

    I’m currently working for a boutique mid-market M&A advisory firm. The transition from student to an M&A Analyst was smooth, as I already knew what to expect on the job. I was reassured that Imarticus was worth it when my fellow analyst told me.”

Faculty

  • Reshma Krishnan

    IFAP Faculty

    Expertise: Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions

    Reshma has over eight years of experience in Treasury and Corporate Finance, primarily in M&A and Corporate Fundraising. She comes to us from Avendus Capital, where she focused on M&A and Private Equity transactions in the Infrastructure and Manufacturing space. Her domain expertise lies in origination and deal execution particularly in the areas of financial modeling and documentation.

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