Specialise in Finance

See yourself as a Risk Analyst? Investment Banker? or a Portfolio Manager? Investment bankers, risk analysts, portfolio managers come from a variety of backgrounds, but a strong foundation in mathematics is important. They may have degrees in finance, accounting, or mathematics, for example, but may come from other fields like computer science or physics as well. Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics, with a specialisation in Finance, Data Analytics or Public Policy. As mathematics is extremely important in this field, our foundations course puts an emphasis on Mathematics, Statistics and Data & Computing. The Foundations Courses introduces students to the essential elements of economic and statistical theory. By the end of the foundations course you will have:  Rigorous understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts Ability to solve mathematical and statistical problems Foundational knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics The Specialisation in Finance has the following modules and learning outcomes: Modules Financial Statement Analysis Corporate Finance Measuring Risk in Equity & Fixed Income Markets Learning Outcomes Ability to inter-relate different types of financial statements Ability to analyze financial statements for operational and strategic purposes Knowledge of financial structure and capital budgeting Knowledge of how equity and fixed-income markets work Ability to measure risk in financial markets Knowledge of the financial market eco-system and its regulation Ability to critically read financial news and extract vital information about companies, markets and economies from such news Preparedness for jobs in business corporations, commercial banks, investment banks, equity analysis, fixed income analysis, wealth management, etc. Placements   If you would like to know more about the course, please fill your details...

Self-Handicapping

SELF-HANDICAPPING Self-handicapping is a cognitive strategy where people avoid effort in the hopes of keeping potential failure from hurting self-esteem. So if you decided not to study for an exam it could be because you were worried you would fail, which would make you feel bad about yourself. Effects of social, psychological, cognitive, emotional and cultural factors like this on economic decisions of individuals and institutions is known as the study of Behavioural Economics. The study of Behavioural Economics is growing, and more and more businesses require an Economist. After having studied Behavioural Economics, graduates have moved on to working for Think Tanks, BFSIs, Non-Profits and Government Institutions, in companies like IDFC Institute, Gateway House and Fractal Analytics. Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics offers a one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Economics, which offers the Behavioural and Experimental Economics: A Public Policy Perspective module. In this module, you will learn: How to critically assess existing theories in economics using experimental data and understand behavioural basis for the same How to explore theories in behavioural economics and assess their applicability How to use behavioural insights to inform individual, household and social decision-making How to review complex public policy problems through the lens of principles of behavioural economics How to analyse data from experiments to evaluate and fine tune policies that could not be easily tested with naturally-occurring data Introduce the cutting-edge research in behavioural economics and its implications for public policy To know more about the course, fill in your details...

Assistant Professor – Econometrics

Position Title Title: Assistant Professor JEL Classifications: C1 — Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; C5–Econometric Modeling; C8 — Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; G — Financial Economics; H — Public Economics; I — Health, Education, and Welfare; J — Labor and Demographic Economics; O — Economic Development Short Description: Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics is a vibrant, research-oriented institute offering a world-class post-graduate program in Economics with specializations in Finance, Data Analytics, and Public Policy. The academy places a strong emphasis on both research and teaching and provides a generous pay package along with state of the art infrastructure and facilities. The academy is located in Mumbai, the economic and financial nerve center of India. We invite application for a full-time faculty position in Applied Econometrics. Candidates specializing in Corporate Finance or Public Finance are particularly welcome. Knowledge of computer programming in R and Python will be considered an asset. Applicants must have, or anticipate having a PhD degree by the joining date, and proven track record of high-quality research and teaching. Application deadline is November 15, 2018. We will, however, continue to accept applications till the position is filled. For more information and to apply please email at info@meghnaddesaiacademy.org Information about Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics is available at ww.meghnaddesaiacademy.org Application Requirements 1)      CV 2)     Cover Letter 3)     Job Market Paper 4)     Three letters of recommendation 5)      Teaching Evaluations 6)     Statement of Teaching Philosophy 7)      Transcripts mail to:...
Analyst – Business Development

Analyst – Business Development

Are you drawn to problems in the Indian education system? Do you want to work in an entrepreneurial set-up? We’re hiring! Join the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) team. We are looking for a talented young Analyst to assist in our business development efforts. This is a full-time role based in Mumbai. As a BD Analyst you will: Assist in the execution of marketing strategies to generate awareness about the Academy Take charge of the admissions lifecycle – counsel students, invite applications, as well as facilitate entrance tests, interviews and offers Manage student and faculty interactions – phone, email, social media, walk-ins etc. Enhance our branding efforts by organizing events, seminars, talks & presentations at leading colleges across the country Efficiently managing internal systems. Build and maintain databases and assist in day to day administration What we look for in you: 0-3 years’ work experience in any field, demonstrated experience in working well in different teams and in different roles. This can be in the form of internships, other activities in college, etc. Strong networking and project management skills Excellent communication skills Enjoy people interaction MDAE can offer you a competitive salary and other perquisites commensurate with your competencies. If interested contact Rajesh Gupta (Partner) – rvgpersonal@gmail.com / 8655861000 or Karan Shah (COO) – karan.shah@www.meghnaddesaiacademy.org /...
Associate – Business Development

Associate – Business Development

Are you drawn to problems in the Indian education system? Do you want to work in an entrepreneurial set-up? We’re hiring! Join the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) team. We are looking for a talented young Associate to spearhead our business development efforts. This is a full-time role based in Mumbai. As a BD Associate you will:  Rub shoulders and brainstorm on strategy with senior management from JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, AON Hewitt, MIT, Wellington Fund, IMF etc. Have complete executional responsibilities towards our branding and admissions efforts Establish key stakeholder relationships with leading education institutes across the country Derive and present strategic insights through data analysis Develop, source and curate content for our social media handles What we look for in you: 0-3 years’ work experience in any field, demonstrated experience in working well in different teams and in different roles. This can be in the form of internships, other activities in college, etc. Strong networking and project management skills Strong analytical skills and ability to work with data Within 3 months, you will: Present the MDAE story in front of faculty, deans and students of premier institutes across India Monitor all forms of student interactions – emails, phone, social media, seminars, campus events etc. Identify new geographies where MDAE should establish a footing Create contact points with other influencers – counsellors, coaching classes, corporates etc. Within 6 months, you will: Manage relationships with decision-makers across the entire education ecosystem Run ancillary courses – Summer schools, winter schools, weekend programs across India Assist in creating alternative revenue channels – test-prep, executive education wings, online courses Run the...
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