Interactive and useful were two of the comments participants made about FORE School of Management’s May Management Development Program.
Spreadsheet Modelling for Financial Analysis which ran May 6-7, 2013 under the direction of Prof. Himanshu Joshi was as super success. Dealing with financial analysis and modelling using MS-Excel, the program covered basic and advanced features of Excel, along with financial statement forecasting, time value of money concepts, financial planning, investments, bond pricing and duration analysis.
Aimed at middle and senior managers handling corporate finances, investment bankers and managers at equity brokerage firms, the goals of the MDP included: providing an understanding of MS Excel for financial analysis; teaching how to develop good Excel models and debug them and learning how to develop spreadsheet models for financial statement forecasting, time value of money, financial planning and investments, bond pricing and analysis.
Bhaskar Chandra Mohapatra of SAIL Rourkela Steel Plant liked the fact that it was a more interactive session, while Aarti Sharma of the Pipavav Railway Corporation had praise for the way Prof. Himanshu Joshi and Prof. Vandana Gupta clearly explained things.
“I liked the financial statement as well as spreadsheet modelling and problem solving framework,” said Kamal Kumar Sharma of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, while Pravin Kumar Dubey of Pipavav Railway Corporation found all the sessions to be “extremely useful”.