About PGCM (DSFM) Programme

Data has emerged as a new functional requirement in modern-age decision making. All organizations treat data as an input to arrive at any decision-making pertaining to their products and services. The Post Graduate Certificate in Management (Data Science in Financial Markets) is a premier programme that offers a well-rounded understanding on modern finance and its various applications, in collaboration with data processing techniques and tools; the participants will develop expertise to make and alter various financial products (using these data processing techniques and tools) and to make them suitable for different classes of investors. The programme offers a unique opportunity to learn and make use of available financial data to make informed business decisions, keeping in mind the profitability and customer satisfaction. PGCM (DSFM) is a 14-month weekend programme, hosted on weekends at NISM, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, and is approved by the All India Council of Technical Education.


For Whom?

PGCM (DSFM) is ideal for Individuals with a passion for financial markets and keenness to acquire in-depth understanding of data mining techniques and financial analytics, to offer and innovate new-age financial products. The programme is suitable for both working professionals and fresh graduates.

Graduates from various disciplines, such as Commerce & Accounting, Management, Economics, Law, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, etc. will develop their analytical capabilities for financial markets.

What do I learn?

PGCM (DSFM) will enable professionals to undertake data mining with powerful tools to find trends and answer questions for businesses, researchers, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and governments. The key takeaways from the programme are as follows:

  • The programme will equip professionals with necessary financial knowledge and data mining skills to mould and design better and cost-efficient financial products, creation of efficient risk management system and systematic analysis of available financial information to make informed management decisions.


  • The programme will provide a platform to its participants to learn the intricacies of Finance and modern age Data Science tools to develop the ability to support their decisions through analytic reasoning using variety of statistical and mathematical techniques.


  • The curriculum covers topics such as Financial Products and Institutions, Programming language for Financial applications, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Algorithmic Trading, Big Data Processing and Visualization and combines academic elegance and business relevance to facilitate the participants to learn modalities of various financial products, followed by analytical techniques and weaves them with applications for data-based decision making.


  • Dissemination of knowledge of various financial products to create level playing field between finance and non-finance professionals.


  • An integral part of the learning experience is the use of Data Science and Analytics tools wherein the candidates get hands-on exposure to R, Tableau, and Python.


  • Program lectures and hands-on workshops will be conducted by eminent faculty, industry leaders and experts.


Where does PGCM (DSFM) lead to? 


PGCM (DSFM) could lead to the following job profiles, which involves the fusion of data science techniques and financial analytics:


  • Credit Research and Ratings
  • Investment Evaluation and Portfolio Management 
  • Risk Modelling
  • Claim Processing
  • Fraud Detection
  • Analysing Financial Statements
  • Equity Research


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