Grow into a highly competitive finance professional having strong know-how of predictive analysis, risk modeling, price forecasting models, and all the other necessary skills required to thrive in the finance industry. The key aim of this 5-month weekend online program built by the expert faculty from XLRI is to enable the working professionals to upgrade themselves with the most in-demand financial management skill set.


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What you’ll gain

  • Understanding of financial analysis concepts & financial models
  • Live online sessions by XLRI faculty
  • Practical exposure to Financial Analytics tools
  • Course completion certificate from XLRI

Course details

About the course

The certificate program is designed to offer exceptional training and understanding of fundamental concepts needed to compete in rapidly developing global financial markets.

The Executive Development Program in Financial Analytics program provides participants with a competitive edge to pursue a wide range of career paths within the financial marketplace.
Participants are introduced to R and Python, two more sought-after skills in the finance industry, along with how to build stock price forecasting models using machine learning.

The Executive Development Program in Financial Analytics program helps participants develop their data analytical skills and achieve career goals.

With convenient Sunday classes taught by outstanding XLRI faculty members with real-world experience, the program will allow students to earn a certificate of compilation with hands-on experience in building financial models.

Key Highlights

• Executive Certificate Program in Financial Analytics empowers the students with in-demand specializations and teaches them abilities and skills valued the most in the financial industries.
• Gain experience and become proficient in using Solver, R language, Python, and Advance Excel tools.
• Certificate of Completion from XLRI
• Hands-On Exposure to Tools: The candidates of the EDP in Financial Analytics program will gain hands-on experience in Financial Analytics tools like Advanced Excel, Python, and R language.
• The course is exclusively designed and taught by XLRI faculty.
• The proper amalgamation of theory and practical applications related to Financial Analytics.


For both participants, proficiency in written and spoken English is mandatory.

Indian participants:

Graduation (10+2+3)  or diploma holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline.

International participants: 

Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution in their respective country.


• A minimum of 2 years of work experience.

• Statistics/Mathematics as a subject up to Class XII.

• Some level of programming experience will be beneficial.

Cost of the program

Executive Development Program in Financial Analytics From XLRI costs Rs 80,000 + GST for Indian participants and USD 1750 for international participants.

Participants can fill the program fee in three installments:

1st Installment: INR 30,000 +GST or USD 700

2nd Installment: INR 20,000 +GST or USD 350

3rd Installment: INR 30,000 +GST or USD 700

The program fee is payable in three installments; students will be charged a late fee in the event of late payment of one or subsequent installments. All the due dates for installments will be published on the installment schedule. The charges will be levied as follows:

• Late fee of Rs.1000 + Tax will be charged if the installment is paid within seven days from the due date.

• Late fee of Rs.2500 + Tax will be charged if the installment is paid between 8 days from the due date to within 14 days from the due date.

• If the installment is not received within 14 days from the due date, the participant will be considered a dropout and must pay a rejoining Fee of Rs.5000 + tax.

Duration of the program

The program will last five months, with lectures Sundays from 10.30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m. IST (3 Hours).

All the lectures will be through online mode, where students can connect via Talentedge’s direct-to-device platform, and XLRI’s HR faculty will take all the lessons and case discussions.

What will you learn?

After completing the Executive Certificate Program in Financial Analytics course, the candidates will be able to perform exploratory and predictive analysis and apply practical approaches to build advanced financial models.

They will also gain hands-on experience with industry tools and build efficient financial models through workshop-style practical sessions.

Participants can deploy tools to aid in the financial decision-making process and make a career as Financial analysts. Prof. Pitabas Mohanty teaches the Executive Development Program in Financial Analytics From XLRI. Participants will be taught the following topics:

• Introduction to R and Python
• Nature of Data in Finance and Sources of Financial Data
• Cleaning and Preprocessing Data
• Exploratory Data Analysis
• Machine Learning
• Building Models Using Accounting Data
• Business Valuation Analytics
• News Analytics
• Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
• Portfolio Analytics
• Building Trading Algorithms
• Building Stock Prices Forecasting Models using Machine Learning
• Credit Risk Modeling

Who should do this course

Mid to Senior level Finance professionals aspiring to enter into the field of application of analytics tools in Finance

Working Professionals across functions like HR, Finance, Information Technology/Engineering whose role requires leveraging voluminous and complex financial information to make business decisions.

Entrepreneurs, Department/Business Unit Heads, Project/Program Management Professionals who need to deploy tools to aid in the financial decision-making process

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