The second batch of 28 students graduating from the Mumbai based Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) in June 2017 are set for exciting careers in top organisations. A large number of the graduates have already been placed as employees and interns in leading organisations such as Tata, Reliance, ANZ Bank, RBI, IDFC Institute, Colliers International, Deloitte, Tata Insights & Quants, Decimal Point Analytics, Dun & Bradstreet, Sulekha, Kotak, etc. The students have secured positions such as Economists, Policy Researchers, Consultants and Data Scientists.
MDAE students attract recruiters of leading organisations as the academy’s cutting edge curriculum equips students with the ability to solve real world problems. The programme which is a One year Postgraduate Diploma in Economics is designed to ‘skill up’ the student in problem solving and analytics, critical thinking, writing and speaking. The programme is offered jointly with the Department of Economics, Mumbai University.
Besides the core subjects such as Microeconomics, Macreconomics and Econometrics, the students can opt for specialisation in one of the three areas – Finance, Data Analytics and Public Policy.
The students undergo rigorous training including 350 hours of classroom teaching, weekly interactions with practitioner economists, internships and live projects, and software workshops. The curriculum has been crafted by Lord Meghnad Desai and practitioner economists from organisations such as the IMF, Wellington Fund, Birla Group, and Mint.
Another unique feature of the programme is the industry exposure which forms part of the curriculum. The industry engagements take place through Mentoring, Econ Labs and Speaker Series events. Each student is assigned a corporate mentor for the entire year. The mentors are MDs/CFOs/chief economists of leading oganisations such as Aon Hewitt, Goldman Sachs, Reliance, Crisil, IDFC Institute and Exim Bank.
In the Econ Labs, students engage with practitioner economists and in Speaker Series Events, students get to hear from leading economists on live topics that are being debated across the globe.
MDAE has also started a Career Accelerator Programme with Deloitte where their risk experts train the students.
Lord Meghnad Desai – founder chairman MDAE – is passionate and actively involved with the academy and facilitates connecting the academy with leading economists and institutions around the world, in recruiting the academy’s world-class faculty and its affiliation with leading academic and policy institutions such as MIT, LSE, Mumbai University and the IMF.Posted in Campus