Post Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Services

  • About PGP-BFS
  • Program Description
  • Course Curriculum
  • Qualifications Required
  • Program Advantages
  • Industrial Visits & ASSK Internship Programs
  • Certification
  • Prospective Recruiters
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POST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

Post Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Services

The Banking & Financial Services industry has become one of the most growth-oriented & vibrant industries in recent times. With the continuous growth and emergence of public and private sector banks, the need for qualified, trained & skilled manpower is on the rise. The PGP-BFS program is exclusively designed for graduates interested to make a career in Banking & Financial Services. It aims to bridge the gap between industry requirements and skill sets of graduates.

Recognizing the vast manpower requirements of the Banking and Finance market, Assk is offering a range of Finance Courses as well as Banking Courses. ASSK’s Post graduate Program in Banking & financial services, another key offering, is designed to equip learners with skills that are needed by modern-day banking and finance institutions. These Finance and Banking Courses help professionals to develop competencies across four dimensions—domain, technology, application and customer-service. This specific Post Graduate in Banking and Financial Services (PGP-BFS) course focuses strongly on developing deep knowledge and understanding of management in the wider financial environment and global and strategic leadership in the financial services sector. It covers a broad range of topics, from the decision-making processes of individual investors and borrowers to the structure and requirements of financial products, services and strategies.

With ASSK’s specialized courses for Banking and Finance, you will also have the opportunity to develop a skill-set that will prepare you to gain professional qualifications while you study with us.

PGP-BFS Rewards

  • Post graduation certificate in Banking & financial services from ASSK Academy.
  • Education for NISM certification in Mutual funds
  • Training in Derivatives, SORM & IRDA
  • Training in Communication skills & Personality Development
  • Advance training in Microsoft excel
Program Description

Overview of BFS (Banking & Financial Services ) Industry

Students who opt for Post Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Services get to acquaint with the BFS industry (Banking & Financial Services industry) in India in an interesting and informative way. It includes an overview of the entire industry and the key players in each sector.

Financial Accounting and Mathematics

The PGP-BFS course imparts students financial mathematics and accounting concepts and skills that are relevant to banking operations.

Financial Products & Services

The basic objective of this course is to acquaint the students about the various types of financial services and products offered by banks, mutual funds, insurance companies along with topics like DEMAT, Capital market, Commodity market, derivatives etc.

Regulatory Environment

The course aims at giving students a thorough knowledge of the major laws and regulations governing the delivery of financial services in India.

Effective Business Communication

In today’s competitive business world and complicated economy, lucid and effective communication is definitely need of the hour. This course will help students develop a truly engaging and responsive communication style, leading to positive results for them and eventually the organization they will be serving in.

Professional Skills

The corporate world today is looking for “Skilled Workforce”. At ASSK you can develop various skill sets related to personality, behaviour, corporate world, communication skills, customer interfacing skills & skills related to BFS Industry.

Customer Service

This course covers the essential factors that are important in customer service and will educate students about the benefits of providing good customer service.

Selling Skills and Techniques

This is a comprehensive course that guides students towards effective selling skills and techniques. Talented tutors with rich experience teach students the lessons of effective sales training.

Industry Linked Certification

In addition to the "PGP-BFS" (Post Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Services), the enrolled students are trained to appear for tests which are a mandatory requirement by most of the Banking and Financial institutions.

Course Highlights (Program duration and evaluation)

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum

  • Term 1
      • Module 1
        • Introduction to Financial Services
      • Module 2
        • Introduction to Banking Services
      • Module 3
        • Financial Accounting
      • Module 4
        • IT in Banking
      • Module 5
        • Portfolio Management
      • Module 6
        • Legal Framework for Banking
      • Module 7
        • SORM
  • Term 2
      • Module 1
        • Foreign Exchange Markets & International Finance/ Banking
      • Module 2
        • Technical Analysis
      • Module 3
        • Taxation Planning
      • Module 4
        • Mutual Funds
      • Module 5
        • Equity Derivatives
      • Module 6
        • Marketing of Financial Products
      • Module 7
        • IRDA – IC34 (GI) & IC33 (LI)
  • Additional Advantage
    • Advanced Excel (Entry Level)
    • Soft Skills & English Communication (Foundation)
  • Additional Advantage
    • Advanced Excel (Expert Level)
    • Soft Skills and English Communication (Professional)

Project report of 6 months study

Qualifications Required

Student selection follows a rigorous process that every applicant needs to follow.

  • Candidates interested for the course must fulfill the following criterions:
    • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) Degree in any discipline from a recognized University with minimum 50% marks.
    • Have a minimum academic record at the school level: >50% in Class X and Class XII
  • GMAT/CAT/XAT/MAT/NMAT scores are used for selection. In case a student does not have these, they go through a written test (ASSK Aptitude Test – AAT).
  • In addition, the students have to present themselves for a Personal Interview/Skype/Google Hangouts.
  • The applicant passed through the above criterions will be then evaluated on clarity of thought and purpose, verbal, non-verbal and analytical skills, in addition to communication and social skills.
Program Advantages

Program Advantages

The PGP-BFS course is designed as a contemporary, rigorous, innovative and practical course that aims to infuse the participants with the relevant banking knowledge and skills that will help them become Day Zero Ready Banking Professionals when they step out in the banking world.

Benefits of PGP-BFS

  • Full time program with industry exposure.
  • Live industry training.
  • Case Studies, Projects, Guest Lectures.
  • Additional trainings on advance excel and PD & English communication.
  • Top notch faculties with rich industry experience.
  • Exposure on global money market.
  • Internship opportunities with big financial companies.
  • Incorporating NCFM & NISM Industry certification.
  • Academically rigorous programme with strong professional content.
  • Experienced faculty drawn from senior academics with industry experience, and successful wealth professionals with academic exposure.
  • The pedagogy includes case studies, team activities, course assignments, computer-aided learning, simulations, industry talks, site visits and field trips to complement classroom learning.
  • 100% placement Assistance in banking & financial services domain.

Why ASSK PGP-BFS?

  • Full time program with industry exposure.
  • Shorter duration – 9 months which means a faster return on the investment made, as one begins earning just after 9 months
  • Industry immersion through the three-month internship with reputed organizations
  • Additional trainings on advance excel and PD & English communication.
  • With dual specializations offered in subjects which are of great demand in today’s business scenario, students will have a competitive edge.
    • Financial Services
    • Banking
  • Course content created with inputs from industry, to ensure practical applicability of knowledge
  • Faculty comprises industry professionals, in addition to academicians, so as to supplement learning with live examples
  • Business communication, Effective written and oral communication skills are essential to advance in a business environment. In this course, students are taught to write and present persuasively, in a way that inspires action. Students will also learn how to adapt their communication message, channel, and format – as per the needs of different audience and situations at the workplace. The course provides hands-on exercises and simulations, discussions, demos, videos, and small group projects. Real life situations and case studies will be used across as the basis for exploring and applying communication skills.
  • Training in commonly used business softwares and analytics will give the students a distinct edge when they enter the workforce.

Placement assistance:

There is 100% placement assistance to each and every candidate who maintain a minimum level of attendance, discipline and performance. We have achieved 100 percent placement success since inception.

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Industrial Visits & ASSK Internship Programs

Industrial Visits & ASSK Internship Programs

At ASSK frequent Industry visits are conducted to create a specific understanding of functioning of business units among the students. It is an one day event wherein the students are taken to the business units where they learn the intricacies of management and other valuable skills. Every visit starts with a welcome address by the corporate communication Deptt. of any particular company in their conference hall. After serving of snacks the students are taken for a tour of the whole plant. At each level of production, students are briefed about the process and supervision of that particular part. Students are given a notepad and pen for jotting down the important points. Finally, they are taken to the conference hall wherein a detailed presentation about the whole process is delivered by senior company officials, with a photo session as the visit ends. After completion of one industry visit students have to submit a report in a standard format given by ASSK. This is a very exhaustive report that comprises of Purpose, Process, Learning and observation.

This approach creates a complete awareness among the students about the functioning of business units on a regular basis. ASSK Institute has been taking students to some of the best and most reputed industries and institutions of the country. Among the many industries we take our students for visit here are two of the most well known and common Names in the banking and finance sphere – National Stock Exchange and Bank of India.

THE ASSK EDGE- Benefits of Internship

  • The internship exposes the students to the real world of industry and enables them to apply the knowledge they have acquired in the first half of their course.
  • The internship also provides the student with the exposure to a real job environment, and hence an opportunity to decide on their area of interest and where exactly they would like to pursue a career.
  • ASSK students will be highly self-motivated and driven as they not only cope with the academic rigor of the course but also learn-by-doing in their internship. This moulds them into extremely focused and motivated employees, who are also self-starters.
  • The blended format makes the participants future-ready and competent at working in a wired world.
  • The faculty is a combination of noted academicians and distinguished and experienced practitioners, who are able to bring in live case studies and industry-relevant examples to complement conceptual knowledge even in the classrooms.
  • Exposure on global money market.
  • The special classes on Business Communication fills an important gap between education and job-readiness. Students are trained in soft-skills, business etiquettes, equipped to participate in a diverse workplace.
Certification

Certification at the end of the course is contingent upon certain strict measures:

  • Minimum 80% attendance in classroom sessions
  • Minimum 60% marks in both Formal Evaluation (tests) and Discussion participation Upon completion of all program requirements, the student will be awarded with the Autonomous PGP- Banking & Financial Services certificate by ASSK Academy of Business & Management.
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