COURSE DETAILS

The Full Time Certificate Course in Investment Banking is SIB' s flag ship course and is an intensive program that runs for 7 weeks.

This Course prepares candidates for jobs in Investment Banking, Equity Research & Private Equity. Training is provided by former professionals at major investment banks and financial service companies. SIB provides practical training with the aim of getting candidates "job ready". That is why some of the best firms have hired from us and continue to do so.

Wondering how we do this in only 7 weeks? That's a fair question!

  • Our faculty comprises of former investment bankers at major investment banks and financial service companies
  • We focus on providing "practical" training with the aim of getting candidates "job ready", so our training material is very concise, to the point and hits the nail on the head
  • Our average placement record of 90% since 2007 is unparalleled and speaks for itself. See Placements and Stories for more details

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Our training is open to ambitious candidates who:

  • Have fire in their belly and are looking to challenge the status quo today, not tomorrow
  • Are seeking a higher and better vision for themselves
  • Are not merely content with "a job" but one that is aligned with their interests and long term aspirations

Prior knowledge in finance is NOT essential to join SIB. Interested candidates can come from a range of backgrounds and will typically be:

  • Freshers
  • Engineers
  • MBA's
  • CA's
  • Other working professionals

DETAILS OF UPCOMING COURSES:

Candidates need to secure a minimum of 60% on assessments to qualify for placements.

CITY NEXT DATE FUTURE DATE TIMING COURSE TITLE INVESTMENT VENUE
Mumbai 20 Nov 2017 22 Jan 2018 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Investment Banking 1,75,000 (+) Nariman Point

"Investing in SIB, turned out to be a great decision in the end. The course imparts practical training based on what an entry level analyst is expected to do on a day to day basis. The placement in the end summed it all up"

Akashdeep

CA & CFA L1

"Of all the investments that I have made, SIB has given me the highest and quickest returns. When I quit my job to join SIB, I was not very sure if I had made the right decision. But once the course started, it exceeded all my expectations. SIB is a must for every aspiring investment banker"

Rohit

MBA

Stories

 
 

PLACEMENTS

Candidates who have successfully completed our Full Time Certificate Course in Investment Banking can be assured of getting interview opportunities with leading recruiters. Our role at SIB is to create opportunity, but there is no magic here.

Candidates should understand that converting an interview opportunity into a job offer depends on their own merit. We DO NOT guarantee placements. Having said that, our placement track record below speaks for itself:

  • Candidates need to secure a minimum of 60% on assessments to qualify for placements
  • All our placements are in job profiles that utilise the skills that we provide on our flag ship program. We don’t provide placements for generic jobs
  • SIB has created between 2-4 interview opportunities on average for all candidates, including those that we were unable to place
Global Firms
  • Bank Of America
  • CITI
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • D.E. Shaw
  • Duff & Phelps
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • HSBC
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Nomura
  • PWC
  • RBS
  • UBS

Domestic Brokerages
  • Anagram Capital
  • Asian Market Securities
  • Batlivala & Karani
  • Dimensional Securities
  • JHP Securities
  • Khandwala Securities
  • KR Choksey
  • LKP Shares
  • Microsec
  • Pioneer Investcorp
  • Reliance Money
  • SIHL
  • Unicon Investments

Other Corporates
  • Renew Power

Asset Management
  • Girik Capital
Boutique Firms
  • Acess Capital
  • Agre International
  • Altfort Capital
  • Ariston Capital
  • Avista Advisory
  • BMR Advisors
  • Bridge Capital
  • Candle Partners
  • Capital Code
  • Centrum Capital
  • Cipher Capital
  • CKP Financial Services
  • Consort Capital
  • C.W. Downer & co
  • DPNC India
  • ENARR Capital
  • Fortress Financial
  • India Advisory Partners
  • Indus Advisors
  • Intellecap
  • Ladderup
  • Lodha Capital
  • Mape Advisors
  • Orion
  • Piper Serica
  • RCS Advisors
  • Ripplewave
  • Riverhead Capital
  • Saffron Capital
  • Singhi Advisors
  • Tower Capital
  • Unified Vision Capital
  • Viedea Capital
  • Wizarth Advisors
  • Wodehouse Capital
  • Yen Consultants
Domestic Majors
  • Ambit Capital
  • CRISIL
  • IDBI Capital
  • JM Financial
  • SREI



Financial Services
  • Adventity
  • Amba Research
  • Aranca
  • Copal Partners
  • Emanation Partners
  • Evalueserve
  • Genpact
  • IIIR
  • iMarkServ
  • Integreon
  • Pipal Research
  • Probe Equity
  • Smart Cube
  • Syven
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Transparent Value
  • TresVista
  • Verity



Private Equity
  • Blacksoil
  • InVent Capital
  • Spice Investments



COURSE CONTENT

SIB is a pioneer in the provision of "practical" training that enables candidates to be"job ready" for Investment Banking, Equity Research & Private Equity

  • Our training material is concise, to the point and hits the nail on the head
  • Ultimately, entry level analysts hired from SIB can hit the ground running from Day 1 as opposed to Day 90
  • That’s why top recruiters hire from us…regularly

Week 1 (Days 1-5)

Accounting Overview, Excel
  • Introduction to Financial Statements (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow)
  • Double entry and key accounting principles
  • Reading an annual report
  • Ratio analysis & interpretation
  • Final accounts (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow)
  • Lease accounting
  • Retirement benefits
  • Purchase accounting - goodwill recognition & impairment
  • Group accounting - subsidiaries, associates & JV's
  • Introduction to excel

Week 2 (Days 6-10)

Company Profiles & Presentation Skills
  • Data gathering (research)
  • Structuring a company profile
  • Company description
  • Business/group structure, service lines
  • Key personnel
  • Summary Financials
  • Share price chart
  • Recent events
  • Broker commentary
  • Key performance indicators
  • Flow of the pitch book

Week 3 (Days 11-15)

Valuation- Trading Comparables
  • Gathering information
  • Choosing appropriate peer group
  • Equity value & equity multiples
  • Enterprise Value & EV multiples
  • Normalizing earnings
  • Calculating last twelve months (LTM)
  • Calendarisation
  • Calculating fully diluted shares (options & convertibles)
  • Adjusting EV - subsidiaries, associates
  • Adjusting EV - leases, retirement plans
  • Calculating various multiples
  • Checking and interpreting results
  • Plenty of practice!!

Week 4 (Days 16-18)

Valuation-Transaction Comparables
  • Gathering information
  • Choosing appropriate deals
  • Discuss strategic rationale
  • Regulatory roadblocks/challenges
  • Control premiums, synergies
  • Equity value & equity multiples
  • Enterprise Value & EV multiples
  • Normalizing earnings
  • Calculating last twelve months (LTM)
  • Calculating fully diluted shares (options & convertibles)
  • Adjusting EV - subsidiaries, associates
  • Adjusting EV - leases, retirement plans
  • Calculating various multiples
  • Checking and interpreting results
  • Plenty of practice!!

Week 4 (Days 19-20)

M&A Considerations
  • M&A Process
  • Deal financing - Cash and stock mix
  • Accretion/dilution analysis
  • Potential credit rating impact
  • Plenty of practice!!

Week 5 (Days 21-25)

Valuation- Discounted Cash Flow(DCF)
  • Time value of money
  • Estimating & forecasting free cash flows (FCFF, FCFE)
  • Cost of equity ( beta, risk free rate, equity risk)
  • Target capital structure
  • Cost of debt
  • Calculating WACC
  • Understanding terminal value
  • Gordon growth & exit multiple
  • Discounting cash flows, mid year
  • Deriving intrinsic value
  • Sensitivity & sanity checks
  • Big picture (connecting the dots)

Week 6 (Days 26-28)

Financial Modeling (company1, sector1)
  • Overview of financial modeling
  • Excel best practices
  • Understanding the company, industry
  • Revenue build up, KPIs
  • Preparing & forecasting P&L
  • Preparing & forecasting balance sheet
  • Equity schedule
  • Depreciation & amortization schedule
  • Working capital schedule
  • Fixed assets, capex build up
  • Cash flow statement
  • Debt and interest schedule
  • Dealing with circular references
  • Balancing the balance sheet
  • Calculating implied price per share
  • Checks & balances

Week 6 (Days 29-30) & Week 7 (Day 31)

Financial Modeling (company2, sector2)
  • Overview of financial modeling
  • Excel best practices
  • Understanding the company, industry
  • Revenue build up, KPIs
  • Preparing & forecasting P&L
  • Preparing & forecasting balance sheet
  • Equity schedule
  • Depreciation & amortization schedule
  • Working capital schedule
  • Fixed assets, capex build up
  • Cash flow statement
  • Debt and interest schedule
  • Dealing with circular references
  • Balancing the balance sheet
  • Calculating implied price per share
  • Checks & balances

Week 7 (Days 32-35)

Revision Week
  • Q&A
  • Interview prep
  • Current affairs

This happens everyday @ SIB

ADMISSIONS

At SIB, we believe in a stakeholder approach where the growth of our Institute is dependent on the growth of our candidates and vice versa. Our students are the keepers of our franchise and will play a major role in protecting and promoting our culture and brand. Such principles make it critical to attract the best talent with an appreciation for both the cultural and operational dynamics of the finance industry.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Candidates between the ages of 21 and 26, although exceptions may be made based on individual skills and fit with recruiter criteria. Candidates must fall into one of the categories below:

  • Fresh graduates (E.g. those who have recently completed courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, Sciences, Maths & Engineering)
  • Post graduates (E.g. those who have recently completed courses in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, Sciences, Maths & Engineering)
  • Chartered Accountants (CA's)
  • MBA's
  • Other working professionals

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Superior and consistent academic performance
  • First class at SSC (Class 10), HSC (Class 12) and in higher education
  • Excellent communication skills and self confidence
  • Genuine interest in the finance industry
  • Attention to detail
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to work comfortably as part of a team
  • Initiative and maturity

APPLICATIONS

  • There is a non refundable application processing fee of INR 1,500.
  • Please ensure that your application states clearly what course or batch you are applying for
  • If your application meets our requirements, we will contact you to schedule an interview. So keep a close eye on your inbox (including spam)
  • Candidates can apply just once
  • From the date of receipt, applications will be open for 1 week only
  • We encourage you to apply only when and if you are well organised and prepared

For any questions related to admissions, feel free to call on +91 9582 480 363. You can apply by emailing your CV at admissions@schoolofib.com

FACULTY

ESHAN SHARMA

Eshan joined SIB after working with Nomura. At Nomura, Eshan covered the Industrials sector across Europe and Asia Pacific, focusing on construction, infrastructure and transportation companies. He worked on various key mandates including: US$ 90.0 billion all-share merger of equals of Glencore International and Xstrata, Post-turnaround US$ 8.5 billion IPO of Japan Airlines, Anglo American's acquisition of 40.0% interest in De Beers for US$ 5.1 billion, among others. Additionally, he was involved in the recruitment and training of new IBD analysts and interns at Nomura. Eshan also possesses wide experience in fundraising and development activities in the Mumbai real estate market.

Eshan completed his Executive Post Graduate Program in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur – Xavier School of Management. He also holds a Master's degree specializing in Banking and Finance from the University of Mumbai.

MOHIT JAIN

Mohit joined SIB after working with ICICI and UBS. At ICICI, Mohit worked as a credit manager in the personal loans department where he was responsible for implementing credit policies through the processing unit and devoted almost 250 hours in training various teams about policies relating to personal loans. At UBS, Mohit was an integral part of the Infrastructure M&A team and continuously provided support on US$8bn Deutsche Bahn IPO deal pre and post mandate. In addition to this, Mohit played a key role in training IBD analysts and provided them with investment banking skills and industry knowledge. He was also visiting faculty to the learning & development team at UBS where he took CFA International level 1 lectures. Mohit carries with him a rich teaching experience of 7 years.

Mohit is a Chartered Accountant and an alumni of SIB from its inaugural batch . He graduated with a first class honors degree in Commerce from Hansraj College, Delhi University.

KUNAL LAKHARA

Kunal has trained and mentored a generation of SIB alumni. Kunal joined SIB after working with AFL and Citigroup. At AFL, he assisted the CFO in raising funding via a private placement. He played a vital role in conducting due diligence and finalizing the investor. Prior to AFL, Kunal worked at Citigroup where he was a part of the Insurance &Asset Management M&A team in New York and worked on a number of transactions including:

  • Arranging a $1.2bn credit facility for Chubb Corporation
  • Advising ZFS on its $4bn proposed acquisition of part of AIG's business
  • Advising AAMAC on its $1.0 billion proposed acquisition of Halcyon Asset Management LLC
  • Arranging a $1bn credit facility for Liberty Mutual

In addition to this, Kunal played a key role in training IBD analysts and provided them with investment banking skills and industry knowledge. Kunal is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He graduated with a first class in Commerce from Tolani College, Mumbai University.

FAQ's

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SALARY OFFERED TO SIB CANDIDATES?

SIB has placed candidates with a base salary range from 3 to 15 lacs a year. Candidates have the opportunity to earn a performance related bonus which can be quite substantial for star performers. Salary offered depends on candidate background and experience. It’s a function of what you are offering to a recruiter. The package you get has nothing to do with SIB and we do not believe in the concept of average salary.

WHAT JOB PROFILE IS OFFERED TO SIB CANDIDATES?

Candidates are typically placed as entry level analysts in Investment Banking, Private Equityor Equity Research. These are highly analytical jobs and day to day tasks revolve around basic research, fundamental analysis, company valuation, financial modeling and number crunching, report writing, preparation of pitch books etc. A career in these job profiles is both intellectually stimulating and financially rewarding.

IN WHICH CITIES ARE CANDIDATES PLACED?

SIB candidates are placed in major financial hubs such as Mumbai, Delhi and other Metros. We encourage candidates to be geographically flexible to the best extent possible.

WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE UPON COMPLETION?

Candidates who secure 60% on assessments and complete the program successfully will be awarded a SIB completion certificate. Having said that, we encourage candidates to rise above the mind set of “collecting” certificates. What matters is that top recruiters from Investment Banking, Private Equity & Equity Research hire from SIB regularly. That in itself is the best certification there could be!

ANY INTERVIEW TIPS?

  • Be on time; Dress appropriately
  • Prepare; Research the industry and read up on current affairs
  • Be ready to talk in detail about everything on your application
  • Think about the obvious questions: Why investment banking or equity research? What do you have to offer? Strengths and weaknesses?
  • Give specific answers with concrete examples
  • Relax and stay calm; Body language is important
  • Ask intelligent and relevant questions
  • Try and engage in conversation

ULTIMATELY...

If Investment Banking is where your aspirations lie then, SIB’s value proposition is unique and one of a kind:

  • Our average placement record of 90% for Investment Banking since 2007 in unparalleled and unmatched

This is possible only because of our deep contacts with recruiters.

  • We send your CV to the right recruiters and decision makers
  • Fight hard for your CV till such time you have a couple of interviews and when you do, that’s when you have to deliver your magic

Since 2007 so many CAs, MBAs, Freshers, Engineers, CFAs and other working professionals just like you have achieved their dreams with SIB.

Recruiters today are looking for core technical skills that go beyond academic qualifications.

Who do you want to be?

Are you ready to step up to a better vision for yourself?

Just picture this in your mind...not too far down the road where could you be? 10 lacs? 15 lacs? 25 lacs in time? The possibilities are endless.

But first there has to be start…a step in the right direction…in the right type of job profile.

To come over to the winning side , take the first step and send us your application at admissions@schoolofib.com

Do I feel if it was the right decision? Absolutely YES, I don't even need to a second to say that! I loved the course from day 1. I'm not from an accounting or finance background so I was on a steep learning curve and couldn't have asked for a better course than this. I can say that my life turned upside down after these 7 weeks


Sagar

Undergrad Fresher