Coursera and ISB launch two Specializations on ‘Trading Strategies in Emerging Markets’ & ‘Business Technology Management’

by September 21, 2016 0 comments

Coursera announces the launch of two new Specializations called ‘Business Technology Management (BTM)’ for professionals in IT functions and the IT industry, and ‘Trading Strategies in Emerging Markets’ for beginners in financial markets sector. These programs are being offered by ISB on Coursera’s platform after the successful launch of ISB’s first Coursera Specialization, ‘Financial Markets and Investment Strategy,’ in June this year.


Business Technology Management:

This Specialization is targeted at professionals in IT functions and the IT industry and is designed to empower individuals with the ability to examine technology through a business lens. Certified individuals will learn about IT-enabled competition and how they can leverage IT for efficiency, innovation, and business transformation. In turn, they will be poised for technology consulting, IT program and project management, IT leadership and client facing positions in IT functions and the IT industry.

Five premier ISB faculty, Professor Deepa Mani, Professor Sudhir Voleti, Professor Ram Thirumalai, Professor M R Rao and Professor S Ramnarayan teach the five courses in the Specialization – Digital Transformations, Business Analytics and Digital Media, Accounting and Finance for IT Managers, IT Project Management, and Leadership and Emotional Intelligence respectively. Participants will acquire knowledge of the IT domain, management, leadership and team building skills, and functional and analysis skills.  All of these skills are very important for today’s technology managers and leaders.

Trading Strategies in Emerging Markets:

The purpose of this Specialization is to equip individual investors and money managers with skills required to develop, measure and test their own or others’ trading strategies respectively. This course also provides the learners with several trading strategies which have proved highly successful in emerging markets in the past as per academic research.

Three premiers ISB faculty – Vaidya Nathan, Ramana Sonti and Ramabhadran Thirumalai – teach the four course Specialization: Trading Basics; Trading Algorithm and Trading Risks; Trading Strategies – Backtesting and Performance Evaluation; and Trading Strategies – Creating a portfolio. In order to earn a specialization Certificate, learners are required to complete a final Capstone Project that involves developing new trading strategies, evaluating them using the tools learned in the course, integrating them with the existing portfolio and also develop a plan to start a hedge fund.

On an average, the Specializations should take about six months to complete with an estimated workload being of 3 to 4 hours per week. Both the Specializations are priced starting at Rs 17735.

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