Bangalore, 30th October 2023: upGrad, Asia’s largest integrated learning, skilling and workforce development company has launched a co-branded Financial Modelling and Analysis program in partnership with PwC India, a leading professional services firm for early professionals interested to build careers in various Financial and Analytical roles. The partnership comes under upGrad Campus, part of the skilling giant that focuses on getting college students’ job ready.
Stretched over a period of 4 months and 220+ hours of learning content, the curriculum is co-designed by industry experts at PwC India to set a strong foundation in financial concepts like Forecasting, Valuation and Financial Modelling along with new-age tools including Power BI, Tableau, Advanced Excel, and GenAI. The module also includes 80+ hours of interactive live sessions with the faculty for offering real-world insights, hands-on guidance, and recorded sessions accessible for up to three years, a completion certificate credentialed by PwC India Academy and comprehensive placement support that guarantees 3 interview opportunities.
The partnership aims at addressing the talent demand-supply gap within the job market and promises an unparalleled learning experience for early professionals with no prior knowledge of the subject.
“The financial sector, like many others, is undergoing a transformation and technology is at the heart of this disruption. This has created a need in the market for a highly skilled workforce that has the right knowledge, skills, and mindset to embrace this change. We are pleased to partner with upGrad to launch this course and it has been specifically designed to equip early professionals, including those having no prior knowledge of the subject, with the skills to match the specific demands of the job market. This qualification will enable professionals to develop a deeper understanding of the subject along with practical application. It is also a perfect match for the students, who aim at creating a niche for themselves by gaining subject matter understanding and hands-on experience of new age tools,” said Vivek Prasad, Partner and Markets Leader, PwC India.
“Financial Analysis has been one of the most sought-after skills for new-age job roles, with lucrative offers. Today, this skill is highly valued by corporates as well as financial institutions – creating multiple job opportunities for young freshers. With career outcomes at the core of the program, our partnership with PwC India is aimed to build highly skilled and job-ready professionals who are not only good with financial data but are tech proficient to interact with modern workplace tools. This program focuses on practical learning which will enable learners to kick-off a high-paying job in finance,” says Amit Mahensaria, CEO, upGrad Campus.
The financial industry is estimated to be valued at $150 billion by 2025. Hence, this visionary partnership between upGrad Campus and PwC India ensures that Indian professionals stay ahead of the curve, equipped with the right skills and tools to conquer the ever-changing job landscape.