PGEPF Curriculum and Programme Structure

The programme is designed and delivered by experienced faculty at SPJIMR and accomplished international academicians to provide participants with real-world insights and develop skills needed to succeed in finance. Delivered as a blended course, PGEPF includes specially curated campus immersions and live interactive online sessions to optimise the learning experience. Its uniquely crafted curriculum offers comprehensive coverage of Fintech with a focus on AI/ML.

Programme Structure

  • Module 1 - Foundation

    • Discounted cash flows, cost of capital and valuation overview
    • Financial institutions and markets
    • Overview of financial instruments
    • The role of regulators and regulations
  • Module 2 - Blockchain

    • Introduction & Basics (Concept building to be ready for Fintech)
    • Understanding Blockchain/DLT: Mathematical and cryptographic primer
    • A deep dive into the Bitcoin blockchain
    • Enterprise blockchains & diverse use cases
    • Smart contracts, DApps, DAOs, & DeFi
    • Cryptos (Cryptocurrencies, Stablecoins & CBDCs, Crypto Exchanges, Cryptoassets, & Cryptoventures)
  • Module 3 - Fintech Applications

    • Eco, Fin & Tech in Fintech: A Summary
    • Swift, NPCI, UPI, CBDC & Payment Systems
    • Robo-advisory, Alt PMS & Wealth Tech (India & World), Algo Trading
    • Insuretech in India & World
    • Fintech Banking, P2P, Alternative Lending & Reg Tech
    • Fintech Regulations Outlook
  • Module 4 - Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning (ML)

      • Introduction to artificial intelligence & its applications in finance and business
      • Introduction to machine learning
      • Deep learning and natural language processing
      • Overview of model building
      • Ethics and trust issues in using AI
  • Module 5 - Data Science (DS)

  • Module 6 - Live Projects with Start-ups

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