The objective of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Securities Markets) is ‘to create the complete securities market professional’. The two-year full-time post graduation diploma programme lays emphasis on the following pillars:

  1. Economics and Financial Economics
  2. Accounting and Reporting
  3. 3.Quantitative Methods and Computing
  4. Law and Compliance

Each of the above-mentioned fields is fully represented in the programme, with a balance between relevance and rigor. Each course is benchmarked with the best-in-class textbook to arrive at the chosen content.

Key takeways

The PGDM (SM) programme is a unique blend of specialized securities markets inputs and managerial insights. The key takeaways from the programme are:

  • Structured and comprehensive insights into the equity, debt, currency and commodity markets, and their underlying derivative markets, in a well-designed and rigorously delivered environment
  • Insights from Finance, Accounting, Economics, Computing, Quantitative Methods and Law
  • An enviable repertoire of knowledge, skills and applications in various segments of the securities markets leading to various career pathways
  • Development of analytical skills, critical thinking, problem solving and reporting, as is required of a contemporary professional
  • Learning to learn, which is the hallmark of a global professional. This in turn, could help the participant in adding other nationally and internationally relevant professional certifications to his/her Résumé, during the course of PGDM (SM) or in the future, to remain current and contemporary

Programme Architecture


Semester I – Concepts


101 Economics for Securities Markets


102 Mathematics for Securities Markets


103 Statistics for Securities Markets*


104 Financial Accounting & Reporting*


105 Financial Institutions & Markets


106 Financial Services


Semester II – Applications


201 Corporate Finance*


202 Securities Analysis & Equity Valuation*


203 Research Methods and Data Analytics*


204 Corporate and Allied Laws**


205 Taxation**


206 Management Concepts – I (OM & Marketing)


207 Business Communication – II (Written)


208 Summer Internship


Semester III – Advanced Applications


301 Fixed Income Securities*


302 Portfolio Management & Behavioral Finance*


303 Derivatives & Risk Management


304 Securities Market Regulations**


305 M&A and Corporate Restructuring*


306 Management Concepts – II (Operations & Costs)


307 Appreciation of Liberal Arts


Semester IV – Industry Integration


401 Global Financial Markets*


402 Financial Modeling & Computation*


403 Corporate Governance


404 Professional Certifications (Self-study)


405 Project Dissertation (off-classroom)


 *Incorporating databases and analytics

*Databases include Bloomberg, CMIE Prowess, Morningstar, Prime Database, etc
** Manupatra, LexisNexis or other legal search & retrieve software



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