Top 12 Courses in Finance in India

Best Courses in Finance

 To start with, anybody who attempts to create a list, any list is always on a slippery wicket.

First, any list does involve a certain bit of subjectivity and thus it will never be perfect. Despite all this one must attempt to create a list.

After all, a list helps us in the simplest way to know why we decide to take a certain action.

When I began creating the list of top courses in finance available in India I thought of keeping the big daddy i.e. the MBA in Finance out of the list.

After all, we all know what an MBA in finance can do for us.

But, I didn’t want to exclude it for the sake of it as I know the popularity of the course.

Keeping this in mind I’m going ahead with a list of top finance courses available in India which would help you to make good of your passion.

I have broadly divided the courses into the following sections:

  • MBA
  • Statutory Courses
  • Specialized courses

1. MBA

Probably the most obvious choice for anybody who wishes to make a career in financial services is to do an MBA in finance.

The advantage that an MBA has over any other format is that it allows you a good all round exposure to various aspects of finance, whether it’s accounting, cost accounting, financial modeling, statistics and so on.

Additionally if you choose your minors well, you can have exposure to fields like marketing, behavioral science, human resources etc. Thus giving you the best possible chance for growth in the financial services industry.

However, be warned, that a lot of your ability to jumpstart may be dependent on a combination of economic factors, the strength of your placement cell, your alumni and also your independent ability to network.

If you wish to be on the global stage then do remember that MBAs from Harvard, Stanford, and INSEAD have to do their bit of hunting as well. Even the hallowed IIMs do not officially guarantee you a placement.

Statutory Courses

The Statutory courses are the ones which have been created by acts of parliament and hence create binding obligations under certain circumstances. Under statutory courses we can include the following

2. Chartered Accountant

Probably the most well-known statutory course, this course was created as a result of the enactment of the Chartered Accountants Act in 1949.

The course involves a combination of theory and more importantly practical training which run synchronously to provide student with the necessary wherewithal required of a professional accountant.

A good grounding in this profession creates opportunities few courses can match.

Chartered Accountancy allows you to have rewarding careers in consultancy, audit practice, investment banking, and information technology to name a few.

The profession allows you probably the best chance in finance to create a location independent career. You can find successful chartered accountants in many small towns where a lot many other professions may not flourish.

The chartered accountancy course also opens the doors for an international career. An Indian CA after clearing certain local papers can easily practice in countries like United Kingdom and Australia to name a few. Additionally, with the increasing introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) if you become a chartered accountant then world is your oyster.

3. Cost Accountant

This course came into being as a result of the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959. The act regulates the profession of cost and management accountancy.

A Cost and Management Accountant (CMA) is a person who performs services which involve accounting for cost of manufacturing an item, pricing the goods and services produced verification or certification of taxation, especially with respect to indirect taxation.

Unlike pure accounting professionals say chartered accountants, the demand for a cost accountant is a cross organization phenomenon. The marketing department needs you in preparing quotations for tender responses; the production department needs you to make better decisions on a profitable product mix, the purchase department wouldn’t move without the cost accountants advice for taking the make or buy decisions and in top management you play a critical role in identifying business risks and their mitigation.

To use a cricket analogyyou would be the all-rounder in the team.

4. The Company Secretary

The course was a result of the Company Secretaries Act 1980.

The Company Secretary is primarily the mediator between the management and the organization’s board of directors.

Company secretaries are involved in creating policies for the company, maintaining legal records, taking care of public issues, managing mergers and acquisitions related activities. Additionally they liaise as agents of the company while negotiating with a number of government authorities.

A Company secretary has a positive chance of being employed with management consulting firms, banks, corporates and regulatory bodies besides having an option to practice independently.

You as a company secretary are also a sought after professional for positions abroad with multi-national companies. There is a burgeoning demand for Company Secretaries in the UK, the USA, and many other countries in the western world.

With the appropriate set of knowledge and skills, you as a company secretary can look forward to a rewarding career.

5. Actuary

If you are an actuary then your job would be to assess the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.

Actuaries assess the financial security systems, keeping a hawk’s eye on their complexity, the mathematics involved in the same and their mechanisms.

Actuaries try to use mathematics to evaluate the probability of events and minimize the impacts of financial losses associated with an event which is not only uncertain but is undesirable.

Many events like death cannot be avoided, however as an actuary your job is to do the needful to minimize their financial impact if as and when they occur. These risks have the possibility of impacting both sides of the balance sheet. Thus you would be required to have the requisite skills in asset management, liability management, and valuation skills.

An actuary is expected to have the analytical skills, business knowledge and understanding of human behavior which is required to design and manage programs that assess and control risk. If you are an actuary then you would be most likely employed in the Insurance industry but also in corporate houses like Reliance which issues 100 year or perpetual bonds. The profession is governed by the Actuaries act of 2006.

Read this detailed post on Actuary Career.

Specialized courses

Specialized courses are the ones where a certain skill set is developed for an industry

6. Chartered Financial Analyst

The Chartered Financial Analyst degree is one of the toughest to crack but probably one of the most rewarding certifications to have.

In fact in the financial services world, the CFA charter holder is one of the few courses which give an MBA-Finance a serious run for money.

If you are a CFA charter holder then you are one of the most valued people in any organization. You are looked up to for your insights backed by analytical inputs.

This certification is extremely useful if you want to make a career in equity research, investment banking or fund management.

However if you choose to pursue this course there is one piece of advice: Start early (Soon after you graduate or along with your MBA), because it takes almost 3 years of dedication and not many are able to crack it for reasons which vary from work pressure, family commitments to sheer boredom of studying for three years.

7. The Certified Financial Planner

If you wish to make a career out of wealth management then being a CFP is almost a must have.

This course gives you in depth training in various aspects of personal finance like tax planning, insurance planning, state planning etc.

You can consider the certified financial planner to be like the general practitioner MBBS.

You as a CFP are the best bet that people have in managing their growing wealth.

You as a CFP would be sought after in banks, wealth management companies, insurance companies, mutual fund and other financial intermediaries.

In India there is a dearth of good financial planners. As per some market estimates, India needs close to 50,000 financial planners and not even 10% has been met.

The CFP certification is valid in 23 countries in the world including Australia, UK etc. Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB) India is the authorized regulatory body for this course in India.

8. Economics

Yes that economics degree is also a good bet for making a career in financial services. After all, it’s the economists who create all the policies which determines whether the country grows or flounders.

Economists are valued in the financial services industry for predicting impact of policies that may impact business performance and make informed decisions on how policies would move and how the business should react to the changing policies.

If you chose to become an economist then the financial services world would look to you just like many people look to astrologers, i.e. to understand complex inputs and give guidance on how to use the available resources for creating valuable outputs.

Thus give serious thought to that offer from LSE or near home the Delhi School of Economics.

9. Statistics

A statistician is responsible for the collection, assessment, explanation and presentation of quantitative data.

You as a statistician provide insights, commendations, and advice on policy and strategy to clients within and outside your organization.

You as a statistician are responsible for monitoring data collection and using modeling techniques, both mathematical and statistical. You would also be expected to present your findings along with providing strategic advice on how best to use the results.

Thus do give an honest shot at clearing the M Stats exam at the Indian Statistical Institute.

10. Chartered Alternate Investment Analyst

The CAIA Charter is the globally recognized credential for professionals managing, analyzing, distributing, or regulating alternative investments.

The CAIA Charter designation is the highest standard of achievement in alternative investment education and provides deep knowledge, demonstrated expertise, and global credibility in alternatives.

11. Financial Risk Manager

Since 2008, the element of risk management has come to the fore like anything.

If you were to choose to become a Financial Risk Manager then you would be expected to manage risk that accompanies any investments and would like to broaden their knowledge for the same.

This course is suitable for people seeking employment in risk management in banks, corporates, non-banking financial firms and corporate houses.

This course helps people in their early stages by exposing them to the breadth of the curriculum covering major strategic aspects of risk management;on the other hand the course helps established professional keep up with the latest trends.

12. Financial Modeling and Investment Banking Programs

Financial Modeling skills are must for equity research and investment banking careers.

If you want to make a career in financial research, equity research, investment banking, and other core finance areas, then having MBA or CFA degrees alone won’t help.

You need to learn skills that are required to do the actual work on the job.

You can learn the skills by online or classroom programs.

As per my experience and interaction with students, Indian students prefer classroom programs.

Have I Missed Anything?…

I have covered almost all the courses in finance available in India.

Please let me know if I missed any course or you want to know something specific.

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Comments

  1. sonia says

    I have done MSc Finance from UK university. But I am looking for good paying job India. Which training/certification would be best and is high in demand?

    Thank you…

  2. chaynika says

    I have 4-5 year experience in financial services .I done job in a security company in Delhi mainly in mutual fund application processing and other backoffice work related to that . After that I worked with Value Research Online as data analyst. Due to family responsibilities I left job an now started doing job again after 4 years in stock market data providing company as online technical support from last 1 year. Now I want to in hence my knowledge in this financial services field but don’t know how to start and where to start .I am post graduate M.A (Economics) .

    Please guide me for this .I am very thankful for you for that.

    • says

      Hi Chaynika,

      You want to enhance only knowledge or skills?

      If you want to enhance knowledge+skills+career, I suggest you to join our 6-week training program in Delhi.

      If you want more details on this, please email me (avadhut@financewalk.com) your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details and its usefulness to your profile.

  3. Dhanasekaran says

    currently I am working finance dept for car manufacturing company as a budget controller taking care of business planning and budgeting forecasting, after did my MBA finance after completion of Bcom.

  4. ABHISHEK R GOWDA says

    Hello Sir,
    i’m done with my BE and got placed in L&T Infotech too. But as i’m interested in business administration than technical field im opting for MBA. Which stream would you suggest me?
    As i’m leaving 3L p.a, my placement in PG should be more worth. Kindly help me in this

  5. Rohit says

    Sir i want to become fund raiser and manger of companies. So to pursue this dream which courses help me out, and what are its scope in India or outside india

  6. Devendra says

    hi sir,

    i m a B.com graduate and i have 3 yrs of work experience in operations and now i m planning to pursue CPA course for better career grown.

    pls suggest me CPA is good course in india market

  7. Kumar sambhav says

    Hello Sir,
    I am in CA Final right now and having my attempt in this November . I am doing articleship from very small firm. I want to make my Career in Indirect Taxation and Finance . I am 22 years old . Which course I should pursue after completing CA or I should go for JOB and do CFA (correspondence course) along with my JOB, or else do MBA finance and CFA?
    I am very confused ??? Please suggest something because Finance and Indirect Tax both are very different set of field but with the introduction GST in future there is a lot of scope for CA’s . Please suggest…..

  8. jatin shah says

    Dear Sir
    I have done BE MECH & MBA in Mktg.
    working in sales since 5 yrs.
    i wish to learn some courses to manage my personal finance.
    Kindly suggest some suitable course.
    I reside in ahmedabad,gujarat.

  9. Riya says

    If I am interested in expanding a business to international level what would be better- mba in finance or mba in international business?

  10. amita says

    Hi
    I have done mba (finance) in 2008 n hold one yr of job experience after tat I got married n took break fr abt 6 yrs nw I want to start my career again in finance n hv a reputed job.. so plz suggest me a suitable course so tat I again begin my career. .

  11. Ganesh Shirsat says

    hello sir…. i hav done MBA finance after my bcom and now i work in axis bank as an assistant manager since 9 months with pay scale of 2lac p.a. please suggest me some courses or ideas that would help me make more money

  12. Remya Pillai says

    Hi Sir,
    Im a post graduate(M.com) and working in a multinational company as a financial analyst. I have experience of 4.5 years in the same field. I want to know certified part time courses suitable for me to enhance my career in finance.

  13. indranil kundu says

    Hello Sir, having read your post i am inquisitive about Chartered Wealth Manager certification course. would my CV be any attractive with this qualification on it. i have done B.Com and have plans of doing CFA but want to get a toehold in the finance sector soon. would you advice me to finish CWM within a year, get a job in finance and then do CFA alongside. or do you think i should start CFA directly, finish level 1 and then get a job in that field ? do recruiters eve hire candidates having passed level 1 only for any or some sort of role in finance

    • says

      Hi Indranil,

      CWM and CFA are for different career goals. CWM for personal wealth management, financial planning focused on personal finance. CFA is suitable for equity research, portfolio management and investment banking roles.

      You can do a job-oriented program like this, work for 2 years and then think of doing CFA alongside.

  14. Kiranakumar says

    Hi ,
    I am Kiran . I am completing the b.com graduate please suggestion to me which one cource we selected CA or CFA . I have no experience and I eligible to admission for CFA Course. please complete details about CFA Course.

  15. mikhail says

    hello sir,
    i want to be an investment banker
    is a BAF or BFM course fine, and after that try for CFA?
    and also which certficate courses would help me?

  16. pooja says

    Hi
    I am commerce graduate from du (correspondance). I want to know about mba in banking & finance from distance learning. Is it valuable for job?

  17. Monika Singh says

    Sir, just wants yo add that currently I am working in a PVt. Ltd. organisation in MIS & accounts dept.(where i am handling the MIS 80% + accounts 20%)

  18. Monika Singh says

    Hello Sir,

    I am having experience in MIS +Accounts+Imorts(in difference organisation, appx of 5 yrs) & have completed my MBA (Finance+IBM) this yr from correspondence, but I want to more enhance my career considering my experience, for that I want to opt professional course. I think CWA can help me in the same.

    Please suggest if I should opt this or do something else ( I am much interest in MIS + Finance)

  19. Bhakti Shah says

    hello Sir, I have completed my b.com(banking & Insurance) this year and i have no work experience. My plan is to have a career in investment banking so which is ideal course for it? pls guide me.

  20. shamshoo says

    i am an accountant with 7 years experience in
    – financial analysis
    -investment analysis
    -general accountant

    i have only one C in FM using excel, appreciate if you can suggest some courses for me.

    best regards

  21. Siddharth Rawat says

    hello, I have graduated this year in commerce stream. Sir i gave attempts of CA intermediate exams but failed in law each time but cleared all subjects of first group. Now i feel that CFP would be a good career for me as I’m interested in wealth management also. Please help me.

  22. Akhilanjan.d says

    Hi Sir,

    I am pursuing MBA in finance, My long term Goal is to become an economist or economics advisor. which courses or certification would you suggest me for getting insights in to an economics and finance related topics. ?
    Waiting for your response Sir….!

  23. Pradnya says

    hi

    This is Pradnya here. I m BCOM graduate and completed post graduation by correspondence from Mumbai university. having no work experience. I wants to do certification but I m bit confused. can u suggest me which course will be best for finance and accounting and which I can do it while doing job also.

    Thank u : -)

  24. aniket lad says

    Hii sir
    i m second year BFM (bachelor in finance management) student and i m asking which course suitable for me, like CFA and many more but i have any no idea so please suggest me………

  25. ANIKET JAISWAL says

    Hello sir,
    I am a b.com 2nd year student and i am planning to do cfp course along with my graduation i want to know that is cfp a better career option for future in india..

  26. Mir Ali says

    Dear Avadhut Nigudkar,

    I am working in Middle East since 7 years in Accounting & Finance Dept. My current position is a Senior Accountant. I have an MBA degree in Finance (2006) from Osmania University. Before this company I worked in ICICI Securities for 2.5 years.
    Now I m thinking to do some professional course. Please suggest me any best professional course so that I can look jobs for managerial level in accounting & finance.

  27. Saurav says

    I am a CA final student and have completed 3 years of articleship and waiting for final results. I want to know whether pursuing CFP certification is beneficial to me? Suggest me any other financial course other than CFP which i can pursue if not CFP.

  28. Mahardeen Maniyar says

    Hi, I am a banking professional , having four years of work ex as branch ops head in retail banking. I have done bcom, Mba in finance. I have completed Jaiib,Caiib and some Ncfm module as well but want to get high package in banking sector as my current salary is very less. Please suggest how to get a higher package

  29. Prathibha says

    I have done Masters in Finance at non reputed university from USA. I don’t have any experience.Am planning to settle in India. What are the best options.

    I sincerely appreciate your help.

  30. nisha says

    what is the designation a cfp holder get in a firm? what task he perform? is it like insurance sector where employees are given targets to do the policies ?
    is it a valuable course if done with CA (as i am a ca student to)?

  31. karan says

    hello sir
    I have done my bcom honors with major in finance and investment , and now am a CFA Level 2 candidate i donot have any work ex
    i love making and managing money
    pls suggest me what should i do {pursue further education / start working } to build a career

  32. G.Sampath kumar says

    Hi Sir,
    I am Pursuing my MBA(finance) from Osmania University and I have done NISM 8 Equity Derivative module and NCFM CAPITAL Market Dealers Module and planning for Options Strategies Module and Derivatives Pro from NCFM. I want to set my carer in Security Market or Financial Market.so,I want u to suggest me the opt program like cma,cima etc.and also suggest me in the concern of Post Graduation programs provided by NISM.
    Thanking YOU in Advance.

  33. raj says

    Hi
    I AM GRADUATING NEXT YEAR WITH BA LLB (HONS) FROM GLC MUMBAI WITH DESCENT GRADES AND HAVE INTERNED IN GOOD LAW FIRMS.I WANT TO PURSUE MBA (FINANCE).IS IT ADVISABLE TO HAVE AN LAW AND FINANCE COMBINATION FOR A GOOD JOB IN FINANCE ?

  34. Harpreet says

    Hello, What is the proper course to become an investment banker? And will the specialised courses help well with one’s career? What if one wants to pursue more than one specialised course? is it profitable?

  35. Prafull says

    Hi
    I have work experience of 5 yrs in process plant as an Engineer . But now I want to move my career in corporate sector in finance department. For that Full Time MBA in Finance is better option but it will take too much time….Is there any short term certificate/diploma courses available for the period of 6 months/12 months so that i get job in finance/administration department after completion of course.

    Waiting for your Suggestion.

  36. Shankey jain says

    Hello Sir ,
    I am pursuing 3rd year of B.comm (H) and wants a career in Finance field.
    Which course i choose to complete my goal in the field of Finance.>?

  37. ranjith says

    hello sir I am ranjith i was completed mba in 2012i was preparing for govt jobs but now i want to join in any job which have fast growing. so plz suggest me which course is better for me and i completed mba(finance& marketing). thank u

  38. avi says

    DEAR SIR
    i completed my bcom (financial management ) in the year 2007 and there after i joined CA course.
    right now my CA final exams are only remaining , and now im struck in my final exams
    i have given final exams 4 times but unable to clear
    plz suggest what should i do
    is there any course(may be short term ) which i can do with my ca inter qualification
    which can give me a good job.

  39. darpan sharma says

    Hi…
    Sir
    I just have cleared my 12 exams & i want to do cfa …so please tell me hom much maths will be there and how much salary i can get after doing bba & cfa….
    Please tell me course related to share market & salary about it

  40. Ankur says

    Hello Sir,

    I have done engineering in computers and currently working as a finance consultant for an ERP (jd edwards).The profile doesnt demands a very high skill set in finance but still some areas needs to be taken care like accounts preparation,balance sheet and income statement checks and other report activities.I found difficulty sometimes in mapping the details which clients provide in domain language.

    Would like to know what shall i do as a course or certification to have more insights in the market of finance?

  41. bajrang bishnoi says

    hey sir i am now doing cfp and also bba graduate so what should i do next my core interest in investment can you suggest me some valuable course which are widely accepted thanks ..

    • says

      Hi Bajrang,

      If you want to make a career in personal finance/ investments, CFP is enough. If you want to get into investment/ financial analysis of companies, enroll yourself for CFA.

  42. kumkum says

    hii i have done my MBA in finance and i am working with a broking firm i want to pursue sum course wht woulb be better??
    CFA,CFPor FRM

  43. Jinesh says

    Hello sir,

    I have completed my B.com in finance. Presently I am pursuing M.com Part 2.
    Is FRM beneficial for me?

  44. NISHI says

    Hi Sir

    I am from commerce background and have completed my MBA in Finance & Banking. I am interested in corporate finance but I am working in a NBFC in Retail Credit since last two months.I want to study further,please suggest me which course, i should join with the job?

  45. siva kumar says

    Hello,

    I have completed my BA mass communication but I now want to shift to finance sector so I have started doing MBA in finance . I don’t have a bachelors degree in economics or commerce or accounting . so what is the alternative course I can do which can be completed in short duration in which I can gain knowledge that can fill up the gap and can workout against all odds to pursue a good career in finance.

  46. Venkata Girish says

    Hi,

    I am working in investment banking from 6 years and i am MBA in finance and HR . Can you please suggest me some certification which enhance my career opportunities and gives waitage to my Resume.

    Regards,
    Girish.

  47. karan says

    sir ive completed my bcom dis year and m doing company secretary course…ill be giving executive level this june….bt i am more interested in financial markets….what course should i take

  48. Piyush says

    Hello sir! I am currently doing ca and along with it doing preparation for cfa. I wanted to know that whether this combination is enough to fetch me a good job in financial sector. And should i add some more degrees to my cv? Then which one but except MBA!

    THANK YOU!

  49. Shiv says

    Hi Sir,

    I am a CA. Pls suggest me on this:
    Whether doing FRM Course will be add-on to my CA or am I going into a completely different route not related to CA, if I pursue FRM Course.

  50. Khushboo navani says

    Hello Sir
    Any course should I opt to get more finace skills from the above courses
    Thank you

  51. Tanpreet Singh says

    Sir I have completed my economics hons and I want a career in finance. I am bit confused whether cfa will help me or not? Whether doing cfa will be enough for a promising career?

  52. Revant says

    Hi,
    Wanted to know when is the right time to start preparing for cfpcm programme. and also wanted to know i am not very good in learning formulas and stuff….. but good in general mathematics….. is it fine for me to think of a career in finance.
    Thank you

  53. Khushboo navani says

    Sir there is any course for this like I want to be a financial manger of a good company. My long term goal is to earn money n be a good financer

  54. Sweta says

    hello sir, i have completed my b.com this year, i am an average student so do u think doing MBA(finance) from not so popular institute will help me in getting a good job and also should i take up any course along with MBA to make my profile stronger

    • says

      Hi Sweta,

      If you consider yourself an average student, then you should focus on gaining some experience before doing MBA. Our 6-week program in Delhi can help you land a rewarding career in finance. After working for 2-3 years in core finance, you may consider applying for top 20 B-Schools in India or abroad.

  55. Hari says

    Hello Sir,

    I am post-graduate in Physics and was working as a software engineer for past 10 years. .. I am very much interested in finance and would like to take a degree which can help me pursue a career in finance if at all possible (I wish!!!).. Wish to be a wealth manager or investment analyzer.
    I know there is no connection between what I studied, I work or I dream.. however….

    Kindly guide me on which course would help me begin my first step to my dream.

    Thank you,
    Hari

  56. Shreya says

    Sir you have adviced good courses in detail.But I am still confused because honestly I am not good in maths and I don’t know how much maths is important for all these courses.If you have any suggestion for me.

    And please do suggest me any good course to do with b.com as I have given my exams and going to stay at home for two months.,so is there any good courss to do during these holidays.

  57. Khushboo navani says

    Hello sir
    I did b.com last year n doing m.com this year. Sir I have interest in accounts,how accounts are made balance sheet is prepared. Sir plz suggest me the course which will be benificail for me
    Thank you

    • says

      Hi Khushboo,

      If you’ve completed B.Com, then you must know how to prepare a balance sheet. If you want to gain more insights on it, then read your 12th accountancy books again.

      For course suggestion, I need to know your long-term career goal.

  58. Mansi says

    hi sir,

    i m 3rd year bba student and i have 4 years experience in sales and marketing but i think marketing is not my cup of tea.i want to make my career in banking so please suggest me with bba which course is good for me.

  59. selvan says

    Hello sir..Am B.E (ECE) graduate and nw am currently doing MBA(International Business Management)..After my MBA Can i do ICWA or CA? or any other course which is related to my degrees? which course i should prefer?….am computer science group in higher secondary…pls help me

  60. anonymous says

    Heyy nice article .I am an economics student graduated in 2014 from St.Xavier’s college.I am about to drop out of MA economics from Mumbai university as I don’t think it will enable me to get into consulting which I intend to do.

    I gave CFA level 1 attempt in 2013 but ended being it 8th band.I want to continue with it same this this as I loved the way it has been designed.
    I was also thinking of doing CS but do you think CFA ,CS will help me getting into consulting? Or even MBA for that matter?

  61. akshay jadhav says

    hii sir ,its Akshay here .I have given my tybcom exam in April 2015 Nd waiting for results I have passed in sem 5 exam of tybcom with 68%. I have interest in having career in finance sector .pls give me info abt various finance courses tht I can do .even abt various banking courses. waiting for ur rply …….

      • wish says

        i am a BMS student (2yr) i want to make a career in accounting or finance,can you plz suggest me some course which can be opt with BMS.i read your article but i am little confuse so plzz specify me the course name which i can persue after my BMS.
        long term career:high post job in good company and own office to provide finance service

  62. ruchi says

    I have done CS [company secretary] course, and trust me it just not worth the time.
    The efforts taken to complete the course, I wish I could have just put that in doing CA or some other course.
    With this course [CS], you would never get into the profile of finance. Its neither law based so you cant get into any lPO until you have done LLB.This course [cs] is just for Indian companies and trust me you got to find a good company for good exposure or you would end up conducting board meetings and preparing minutes and agenda.
    I would suggest never to take this course, instead take up management course atleast you would be in the position to suggest, or else you would be a dummy in the board room wagging your head and thinking will this go into minutes.

      • karan says

        hi ruchi…m currently doing cs…given 2 attempts of executive bt nt cleared m more interested on financial market wat should i do…should i leave cs and do FM courses or should do it together wid cs….???

  63. rajesh says

    hello sir, I am waiting for b.com (panjab university) last year results which option is better for me except Ca, MBA and icwi\cs .
    Please suggests me.

  64. Surabhi says

    Ive done engineering in computers and have completed MBA in finance. which course will be most appropriate further for a startpay of around 1.5 lakhs p.m.?
    Please correspond.

  65. Rahul Singapuram says

    Hello Sir,

    I have done my MBA and i am working in MNC Mutual fund company in Hyderabad since 4Years. I want to learn any course or skills. so it will add on to my career.Can you please suggest me Some course or Skills Please

    • says

      Hi Rahul,

      You can learn financial modeling, equity research and investment banking skills to make a career in investment banks, mutual funds, equity research firms and research firms. Check this page. We groom candidates on these skills so that they can make a rewarding career in core finance.

  66. Saurabh pali says

    Sir I had completed my MBA finance n working in nationalized bank as a credit officer for last 2 years I want to get a good bank job in U.S.,UK or any good foreign location please suggest me some gud course for my better carreer

  67. SUNIL says

    CIMA LONDON SCOPE IN INDIA -its fruitful Course ?

    salary packages after completion this course ?

    Please confirm

  68. gopi natha reddy says

    Hi
    Im gopi, i completed finacial management in mba. so i wana ask u somthing about which cources are u prefard for mba comleted students and which cource are more helpfull for jobs. please answers me sir.
    trhanku sir.

  69. raahul says

    i have completed 12th in commerce stream and looking forward to CFA..So for bachelors i should do bcom or bba ??and with that bachelors should i do CA??

    • says

      Hi Raahul,

      Any bachelor’s degree is required for CFA. CA is for accounts, auditing and taxation roles. CFA is for financial analysis, portfolio management and equity research roles. In India, investment bankers prefer CFA.

  70. SUNIL says

    sir

    I have completed MBA-Fin,Propose to do higher courses like CFP, Actuary ,CFA I need course syllabi,fee structure,duration, validity, job offers.. please help me .

    SUNIL

  71. asn says

    Hi sir,
    I have finished b.sc maths and I want to pursue actuarial science.
    pls tell me if there are any good colleges which actually provide good coaching for the actuarial papers of India.
    Also what is the demand for an actuary in India ?

  72. Harsh says

    Hello Sir
    I am Harsh perusing my MBA in Finance at SIBM and had done my B.com and was doing CS also but i am not getting as in what field in Finance i should go for like should i go for banking sector or corporate finance or capital market.
    It would be very helpful if you could help with this as what role a MBA has to play in respective fields so that it would be help me to proceed further.
    Please revert back looking forward for your positive reply.

  73. sravani says

    Hi,
    Sir this is sravani i have completed my MBA finance in 2014& degree in BCOM , i want to know the best course which i have to do for my career, Also the best institute for the course.

    • says

      Hi Sravani,

      Best course depends on your long-term career goal. Please take some time to think about your passion, what kind of work you would enjoy given your skills.

  74. Amar says

    Hi…i have done BDS n prepare for CAT…i want to know about how to strengthen my resume for mba finance…what courses to do and how to improve my knowledge regarding finance…as I am a dentist I have no idea about finance…pls guide

  75. HARSH says

    HI, I M PERUSING MY MBA WITH FINANCE BUT I M NOT GETTING AS TO WHAT FIELD TO CHOOSE IN FINANCE LIKE THERE ARE FEW INTERESTING & IMPORTANT FIELDS SUCH AS BANKING SECTOR,CORPORATE FINANCE,CAPITAL MARKETS ETC BUT I CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHAT KIND OF WORK WILL I HAVE TO PERFORM IN THESE FIELDS
    SO CAN U PLZ GUIDE ME.
    PLZ REVERT ME ASAP.

  76. Rishabh says

    Hi, myself Rishabh I have done CA now I am in job with Rice Industry, I want to peruse my studies further.
    I got the knowledge of SAP(FICCO & MM Module) this will help in future??
    Please suggest for which course i can go (CFA, CPA or any other).

    I am totally confused and wasted my 2-3 years in just thinking. Please suggest the course that can be done distance learning as have to manage the job as well.

  77. Manoj says

    Hi..
    Avadhut

    I am B.com Grad and also was opting for CA as career but due to some problem couldn’t succeed in it till now. I have More than 6 Yrs Experience in Auditing & Finance. And presently serving as an Internal Auditor in a pvt company.

    As I am continuing my job Should I go for Distance MBA from IGNOU, KSOU etc.

    Or any thing else will better for my careers.

    Thanks & Regards
    Manoj

  78. priya says

    Hi sir i am housewife ii want to do carear in accounting.i dont basic knowledge of an accounting.now i am 28 years.which course i should do.i am 12 pass with science..please give me advice…

  79. Samartha R says

    Dear Sir,

    I completed my MBA fin in 2007 with 4 yr experience in reinsurance BPO and currently working as a Equity Dealer in Bangalore, Please suggest me which course to opt whether CFA or CAIA or Chartered Certified Accountant or CFP to change my career within 2 years down the line.

    thanks in advance
    samartha

    • says

      Hi Samartha,

      What’s your long-term career goal? If you complete 2 levels of CFA WITH practical skills acquired or CFP with excellent customer relationship and personal finance skills, it’s possible to change your career 2 years down the line.

  80. pooja says

    Hi…i m housewife n 31 yr old with commerce background..i want to be indepenent..jst got passing marks in bcom(p) …but want to do something in my life..need help!!

  81. Pankaj Lalwani says

    Hello Sir,

    I am Pankaj . I have done MCOM and working in just dial limited since last 5 years but I am not getting good exposure .
    Could you please suggest me some courses related to finance or accounting which can be completed within 2 years and help me to make my career and get good job.
    Thanks in advance.

  82. deepthi says

    Sir, Are there any online classes avalable for Financial Modeling and Investment Banking Programs from your institute. If yes, kindly provide details

  83. sruthi says

    hi sir,

    i am complited my mba(finance) in 2011. my degree background is microbiology. now i want to start with my career in finance. so,i want gain the knowledge in finance. but, i dnt have the depth knowledge in finance(basics).thats way i want to do CFP course. is it right choice? or i can choice another course……suggest me which one is best one….and which has the more job oppertunities……….

  84. says

    sir
    I have just passed my 12 board exam… so I have heard about the cfa firm… but I am not getting proper guidance related this program…will this firm have any scope in India..

    thankyou

  85. Vikas Thakur says

    Hello Sir,

    I am pursuing MBA and I am in 1st year. I will opt Finance as a major and Marketing as minor specialization. I want to ask you what the course are available for finance for my future, which will benefit me in internship as well as for Placement interviews. My interest in Finance is for basically in the stock market.

    Thank you in advance

    • says

      Hi Vikas,

      If you want to make a career in stock market/ equity research, then focus on financial statements analysis and reading annual reports. Also start investing in companies based on your research. You may start with buying in small quantities and follow it and learn along the way.

      You can think of joining our 6-week program in 2nd year of your MBA.

  86. nikita mahurkar says

    hii Sir,
    iam nikita..i had completed my mba (finance) in 2014.And now iam working BNY mellon(India).now i want to do additional financial certificate course for developing my value in organisation so will you please suggest me which course i prefer to do along with my job.and what you think about CFA. or other courses i have to do.

  87. sunayana says

    Hi, i m mba finance n working with infosys bpo as senior executive from past 5 years…could you pls suggest wat course shall i do to groom my carrier .thanks

  88. shashank says

    [Hi Sir,

    I completed my MBA (Finance) in 2013. Now working with a US mortgage firm as a process analyst from past 1.5 years. I want to change this domain (Mortgage) and start with some core finance domain.

    Can you please help me which course should i join, looking at today’s market scope and job opportunity.

  89. shrddha choudhary says

    hello sir
    regards

    i am shrddha , and i am presently pursuing M.tech in VLSI & Embeddded systems from JNTU,Hyderabad,prior i have done B.Tech in ECE from BIT Mesra,now i want to pursue a career in finance. please suggest me a suitable job oriented course,how about MBA finance ?please suggest suitable institutes .
    thank you

  90. Pooja says

    Hi
    This is Pooja here.
    I am chartered accountant but i want to pursue IFRS course from iCAI insittue.WIll this help me in my future career?
    Please help me with th same.

  91. reshma says

    hi,
    i completed my MBA and working second largest bank under trade department..i m planning to do some other course related finance but not related to trade .many people suggested me do CIMA or CPA OR CFA . I don’t know what course to choose

  92. shery says

    Hi sir,

    I have completed MBA finance in 2007 and also 3 years of work experiance in Epc contracting company.Due to some family commitment I couldn’t work last few years.Now I am planning to start my careers in banks. So I want to do some course in finance.Now I am staying in UAE. Kindly suggest me any distance courses or online courses which will help me to get a job in UAE banks.

    Is CFA course is suitable for me?

      • shery says

        Hai sir,

        Thanku for your reply

        i need your valuable advice for CFA course in distance education mode.actually i cant able to work for the next 2 more years also due to same reason.so iam planning to take this years to upgrade my qualification.

        i believe that getting more knowledge in financial aspect and for job opportunity i have to go for further study.but not possible to attend any regular classes.so please suggest me distance education mode or online classes.

        is it worth to do it or should i go for any other courses?

        so many questions in my mind.kindly help me out in this matter.

        thank u

        • says

          Hi Shery,

          CFA is a distance education/ self-study certification only.

          Online programs are excellent for skill-enhancement. In that case, you need to put extra efforts in getting your queries resolved. You need to do networking on your own. Online will give you the cushion of learning from your place without the botheration of having to come to India.

          Classroom program will ensure that the learning is more effective as it is a live training and much more detailed and comprehensive.

    • Adarsh says

      Avadhut Sir ….I have some questions related to this matter ….i f u have any medium from which I can communicate with u.so it’s a great help ….

  93. kala says

    I completed S Y Bcom and will complete T Y Bcom in next academic year. I m doing GNIIT. Maths and Statistics was one subject in first year Bcom. Kindly suggest me which course will give me a good employment opportunity after Bcom.

  94. mohammed feroz says

    Hello

    I am mohammed fero pursuing mba 2nd year and I am getting confuse to take about my career I am interested in accounts and I have taken my specialization major as finance minor as marketing. …so could u please suggest me which way should I follow and which course should I take

  95. Kishore A says

    Hi Avadhut,

    This is Kishore, presently working for a KPO from last 3 years located in Hyderabad. I have completed MBA Finance and a am graduate in B.Sc Mathematics. As a non-Commerce/accounting student, i do not have good knowledge in accounts like Journals and ledger entries etc. due to the same reason I have resigned for a job in a Credit Rating company within a month. I thought to join in Oracle finance/ SAP FICO. But one of my friend told that these certification also need accounting knowledge.

    Could you please suggest me a better option to move forward.

    Thank you in advance.

    Kishore

      • Kishore A says

        Hi Avadhut,

        Thank you for the response.

        My long term goal was to be at a good position like director in credit rating firm or any Investment Bank. But when I joined in that Credit rating agency (SME- Corporate Rating), I was into confusion in Indian companies filings and the flow of cash and funds. I am not sure that I can learn the basics of accounts now from an institute.
        So I am thinking about the other alternatives like any managerial in outsourcing sector either KPO or BPO((as I am already into the same) with the help of technical knowledge where there is no question of accounting.

        To be frank I am with a blank state of mind regarding my Goal.

        I hope U understand.

        Thank You

        • says

          Hi Kishore,

          Since you’ve done MBA and have 3 years work experience in financial KPO, learning basic accountancy and finance won’t be an issue. I suggest you learn 3 basic financial statements – Income statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement.

          Start learning these things from YouTube videos. You can also check FinanceWalk’s YouTube channel for this purpose.

          Start reading annual reports.

          All you need is to devote 100-200 hours for this learning.

          All this will open excellent opportunities in core finance. Functional roles in KPOs and other companies are much more rewarding than general management roles.

          You can take managerial roles anytime in your career but that will limit the scope of your career.

          For core finance skills and careers, you can check our program when you’re sure about your goal.

          Please let me know if you still have any queries.

  96. Siddhant says

    I am working as a Functional Consultant for an IT company for the past two years. I have passed CFA Level 1 and also completed an MBA in Finance & Marketing.
    I want to shift to a core Investment related work profile. How do I proceed?

  97. Priyadarshini says

    Hi,

    I would like to do a course on finance ( tax, investments, savings), to have knowledge in finance management.
    I am basically an engineer. and i could only afford to do the course online or by distant learning methods.

    Is there a suitable course or any certification program for me?

    Thanks in advance,

    Priyadarshini

  98. manzeer says

    Hi,
    I am a B.com Graduate and I have 4 years experience in Accounts field.
    But I like to continue my career in Finance field. So I want to know whether graduation is enough or I need any further qualification?

  99. Joe says

    Sir, I have completed my BBA from an institute ranked 2nd all over India with excellent academic track records and extracurriculars like working with NGOs and receiving certificates, Post BBa I have also done a post grad in banking and finance.I have 6 months work experience with the second largest investment bank in the world in an operations role and currently working in indirect tax management consultancy at a big 4(because I wanted to face the client).I really want to get into the private equity field and have cultivated an interest about LBO and mezzanine comcepts in PE over the last year.Please suggest which course/ certification I should pursue to enter this field and be marketable to them.

  100. sana says

    Hi sir,
    i have completed mba finance in 2014 may,presently m working for a automotive groups as insurance executive m very nervos with my career and job as i was expecting a job in IT companys as finance or a/c’s executive.i want to do some course whether it s short term or long term but i should b good or beneficial for my future career to meet my expectation i want to know which could b the better course dat sets to my qualification,and i have a future paln to go to london or uk as it s my dream to work there please suggest me asap…
    thanking u

    • says

      Hi Sana,

      If you are good in finance, MIS and accounting, you can start applying for Accounts Executive or similar roles in IT companies. After working for 3-5 years, you can shift to domain specific roles such as Business Analyst/ Functional Consultant in the same company or other IT companies.

      Business Analyst needs to travel globally to meet clients for gathering business process requirements. So, you’ll complete that dream too :)

  101. kiran kumar says

    Hi Avadhut,

    i have done MBA in Finance , currently working in BNY Mellon (India) in Custody reporting . i want to be in Fund admin/Portfolio management or NAV calculation side so could you please suggest me which certification courses will help me to get a good place over there?

  102. Swarup says

    Long term goal is to reach highest level in the organisation and i also have a dream to start my own business in future.

  103. says

    Hi Avadhut Nigudkar,
    Good day..!
    Am working in HCL Tech. as Finance Executive in FP&C (Financial Planning & Control) team. Am a MBA (Finance) graduate and I would like to pursue finance related course to improve knowledge as well as my career scope. Could you please suggest which course will helpful to fulfill my said wants.
    Is that CMA is opt or anyother. please guide me.

    Regards,
    Manoj.

    • says

      Hi Manoj,

      That depends on which area you want to make your career in. Accounting/ Financial Markets/ Investment Banking/ KPOs/ Business Modeling or any other.

      Please let me know your long-term career goal.

  104. Sandeep kumar says

    Hi,
    I am working for USA health care and want to switch to finance field. I was looking for the details for the courses like CFP and CFA, but recently I have heard about a new one CWM from AAFM. Please suggest me which would be better among these 3 courses to start my career in finance.

  105. Aman Arora says

    Hi
    I m working in a banking industry past 5 yrs now I want make carrier in banking with specific role like trade finance , investment banking where I can see future growth opportunities because currently I m working in general branch banking I haven’t seen much more opportunity. Please guide for good courses.

  106. adk says

    Dear Sir!
    I have completed my degree in International Business & Management and currently working in the finance dept for an MNC. I wish to grow in the finance industry itself. but i’m confused whether to do an MBA in finance or do a specialized course to get in depth knowledge of finance.

      • deepika says

        Hi sir,
        myself deepika, i have completed my graduation in accounts and finance in 2012.
        i am working now but not happy with my work sincr its a sales profile. my keen interest is into accounts and financr field. and i want to grow my career in the same field. very upset and depressed with my career and job. i need your help and suggestion for a growth in my career and if you can suggest me any course that i can do with less investment and within less time. i request you kindly help me in making my career. would be very thankful for your support and guidence.

  107. sunny kumar says

    Hello sir,
    I m sunny kumar now im Persuing MBA 4th semester with finance specialisation after mba I want to do one course in finance , which can helpfhelpful to grow my career very soon sir please suggests me which one will be best

  108. Awanish says

    Hi Sir,

    I have done my MBA in 2012 in Finance & marketing and currently working with a IT form in Noida
    in sales department. Now i am looking for the change and want to start career in Finance.

    Is it possible?

    Pls suggest

  109. prakash says

    I am prakash…i have
    persuing mba in finance….in banglore…..but im
    not getting so much
    exposure in finance field.So
    please suggest me
    for any one year
    finance course which
    help me to grow ….

  110. Bharat says

    sir i hve completed bcom (hons) form Delhi university
    My long term career goal is to become CEO..m currently preparing for mba….i also want to be an investment banker….please clear my cnfusion

  111. madhurima sau says

    i m a mba (finance) student in iim-c..i want to do extra finance courses.. bt i m confused what to di and what nt to do. so plz help me.
    p.s i m also interested in banking sector. (both government and private bank)

    thank you

    • says

      Hi Madhurima,

      If you want to make your career in core finance – investment banking, financial analysis, equity research, business modeling – then I would recommend our 6-week program to you.

      I’m not aware of any course to make a career in banking sector.

  112. Swarup says

    Hello Sir
    My name is Swarup I have complete my graduation in commerce after that I have done my post graduate programme in finance since then I have been working in an MNC in finance and accounting process I have more than 5yrs of experience in this field as a senior so would like to know which course is suitable for me CFA or CIMA to boast my career.

  113. Ankit Gupta says

    Sir
    I am pursuing MBA in finance final year and really looking forward to join your 6 week program
    I am willing to pursue CFA
    I came to know about a new credential i.e. AFA offered by AAFM India
    As per the telephonic conversation with them… It is told to me that it is equally recognized as CFA
    So I want to know if AFA is a good bet since it is less time consuming and low costing
    Your opinion will be highly appreciable

    • says

      Hi Ankit,

      I’ve not heard of this AFA program before.

      About our 6-week program, please email me (avadhut@financewalk.com) your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete details.

  114. Santosh Machhi says

    Hi Sir,
    I am currently studying MBA – Finance from Mumbai University and planning to work in an Banking sector. After my MBA which course will be better for me regarding commercial Banking sector or should I take experience an then study..

    Pls. suggest

  115. Piyush Singh says

    Hi Sir,

    I have completed my MBA from New Delhi in 2014 June and right I am working with Genpact Company, however I need to improve degree through some financial courses but I am confused , I dont know which course should I go for please suggest .

  116. says

    Sir,
    i am currently pursuing MBA from GGSIPU, Delhi and want to pursue CFP but i am confused which institute to choose nd which is the best institute for cfp in new delhi.

    • says

      Hi Prerna,

      You can choose CFP institute based on past students feedback, faculty, library, industry network and so on. If I were in your place, I would visit 3-4 known institutes and decide based on these criteria.

  117. Subhradeep Pal says

    Respected Sir,
    I am 25 years old and i have completed Mtech in computer science engineering . Recently i have started working with a mnc. During my Mtech i grew interest in equity market and investment . Now i am very seriously looking forward to dive in the equity market.I have already learned the basics of equity market and discussed about it with my uncle who is an active trader in stock market. But before making a venture i want to acquire detailed knowledge about equity market and investment. I would love to know which course would best serve my ambitions. Is MSc or Ms in finance a good idea?
    Thanks & Regards

  118. Santosh Machhi says

    Hi Sir,
    I am currently studying MBA – Finance from Mumbai University and planning to work in an Banking sector. After my MBA which course will be better for me regarding Banking sector
    Pls. suggest

    Regard.

  119. aryn says

    sir,
    i am Aryan. i have completed MBA in finance( Distance learning). i am working with financial market form 2007 to till now and i want to do course which helps me to grow my carrier. which course is good for me and i am planning to do CFP. Could you please suggest me is it good for me ?

  120. Barbara says

    Dear Avadhut,

    I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration major in Marketing, I currently work in a bank in the Sales Department, wondering what course would be best for me, I am considering Finance and investment, is this suitable for growth in my sector and what professional courses can I take up to go hnd in hand?

  121. vrushank says

    Hello Sir,

    I am 25 yr old and finished M.COM and want to enter finance field. However, my job is based on e-governance, so the exposure have been nil in finance.Hence,I wish to leave this job to grow in finance. Please suggest me as to what course should i pursue.I am interested in CFP. Is it good for me with no experience in finance?

    • says

      Hi Vrushank,

      Your goal is broad and unrefined at the moment, I don’t recommend signing up because the courses are most helpful if you are aiming for a specific role, such as investment banking or private equity. I recommend defining your goals more closely first before signing up for anything, including our own courses. If it then turns out that you want to pursue an area covered in the courses, I can recommend something.

  122. ajay says

    Sir, I have completed 29 years of job in insurance industry. I am M.Com and M.B.A.(HRD) from distance university and fellow of insurance institute of india. Now I want to leave job and do some professional job/work other than insurance. Kindly suggest me which course is beneficial for me I am 48 years old

    Thanking you

  123. Vishal says

    Hi sir,
    I have just completed bachelors of business economics (BBE) from Delhi university.
    Frankly speaking , my long term goal is to reach the top level in an organization like CEO. I am very determined to reach that level. It is my sole purpose in life .
    Right now, my age is 21 years. I am thinking to build a career in investment banking. I am also preparing for CAT.
    I am confused between acturials and cfa.
    Will u please suggest me which course should I go for , which will help in building my career in investment banking ,keeping in mind my long term goal.
    Please help …!

  124. Omkar says

    Hi Avadhut,

    I have more than 5 years of experience in the asset management industry working for Operations of hedge funds and mutual funds. I would like to know on my career progression if I pursue the CAIA course.

    I wish to be associated with the world’s top asset management funds or hedge funds based in Singapore and Hong Kong. Would the CAIA credentials help me? Also I have analyzed that fees/membership charges of CAIA are higher than CMA or FRM.

    Also does this certification have importance in India? As its fairly new, does the future look good for candidates with the CAIA credential?

    • says

      Hi Omkar,

      CAIA would help you if you want to work in niche area – alternative investments.

      CFA helps you work in varied and broadly applicable in finance and also recognized globally by more finance firms.

  125. Rishi says

    Hi,

    I am B.A (pass) and having exp of 3 yrs with international call center in Gurgaon. I would like to go for any short term course through which I can come out from operations and I can make my career in any other domain.

    Pls help.

    Thanks

    • says

      Hi Rishi,

      Your goal is broad and unrefined at the moment, I don’t recommend going for any course unless you’re aiming for a specific role, such as financial analyst in KPOs.

      I recommend defining your goals more closely first before signing up for anything, including our own courses. If it then turns out that you want to pursue an area covered in the courses, I can recommend something.

  126. Anushka says

    Respected Sir,

    I am currently pursuing Bachelor of Management Studies from Delhi University. Is MBA in finance or CFA a better option for a career in finance ?

  127. Arvind kr. yadav says

    Hello sir,
    Myself Arvind kr. yadav ,now at ca final waiting for my result to come. have some query about the Financial Modeling Investment Banking that which type of course module is this and how it can help me to build my career.

  128. Rishit says

    Hi sir
    I am a commerce student and i have completed my 12th and currently i am doing B.com.
    I am interested in IT SECTOR.
    So PLEASE PLEASE help me choose a career with good scope in future.

  129. Rucha acharya says

    I am pursuing icwa (intermediate) from pune institute but not sure for pass out & looking for job, can you suggest me any short term course or distance courses which can enhance my career alongwith ICWA, as I’m still going to continue my iCWA course. Also pursuing master of commerce from PUNE university ,Can u give me any suggestion for job?

  130. vinodh says

    I am Engineer(Computer science) working with a telecom company for 3yrs now .I am interested to move towards Finance domain. I have given my CAT and am planning to do a MBA in FINANCE. I have 6 months of free time before the college starts. COuld you please suggest what should i do to improve my competitiveness once i pass out as a MBA in finance

  131. Chirag G Gandhi says

    Hey. You must also add the MSc Finance course at JBIMS (Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies)

  132. adnan says

    sir i want to do MBA in finance and marketing(PGPFM) so which particular course will add a value to it, plz help me regarding this.

    • says

      Hi Prasanth,

      Please read this article.

      CA is for accounting, auditing and tax roles. You’ll need to invest 3-5 years for CA. MBA is done in 2 years.

      Pay is based on various factors like skills, company, industry, role, how you perform in interview and job and so on apart from whether you do MBA or CA.

  133. vaibhav bansal says

    sir,
    i want to know about Financial Modeling and Investment Banking Program more from where i can do this course
    and this year i also want to do MBA . i have almost 6 months
    so this is a ryt time or not to [do this course.

  134. Amit says

    Sir,

    I’m a CA finalist and waiting for my results but not sure of passing out. I’m already 25 and looking for job, can you suggest me any short term course or distance courses which can enhance my career alongwith CA, as I’m still going to continue my CA course. One more thing whether a distance learning MBA is helpful, if yes then please suggest some institutions approved by UGC.

  135. ANKIT says

    SIR I COMPLETED MY MBA FROM MARKETING BUT I WANT TO DO A JOB IN FINANCE SECTOR PLEASE TELL ME SOME SHORT TERM COURSE SO THAT I JON IT EASILY

  136. SUMIT says

    dear Sir,
    Please tell me is there any course with 100% practical training for accounts or banking proffessional.I am a post graduate(M.Com).

  137. Nimisha Srivastava says

    Hello sir,
    I want your suggestion that I want to do a such a post graduate degree that would help me in banking sector…or that would be given a special preference in banking sector…my main aim is to become bank p.o..I am doing B.Com semeter 5 from Lucknow.

  138. mintu kumar says

    hi sir i want to be a ca. now i read in b.com part III , sir plz suggest me what i do and how i preparation for ca.

  139. Dipesh Mathur says

    Hi sir,
    I am studying in class 12th. and i want to pursue my career in finance. i just love practicing Accounts.
    would you please suggest me some courses in finance or in accounts, which have a great image in market and helps in getting a good pay scale.
    but sir i am not interested in CA, CS.. i am interested these type of courses you have mentioned above like investment banking and etc.
    sir can i know which course is to be done for becoming a investment banker or actuary..??

  140. abhishek chandak says

    hello sir,
    I am pursuing my mba in finance from Mumbai university. I am a mechanical engineer. want to learn about the investment strategies and looking for starting a consulting firm in long run. can u help to suggest a suitable path for it.

  141. sandeep says

    Hi sir,
    Im ca final student.are there any courses which helps me for getting into/growing in banking sector.?.or MBA fin enough for that.?

  142. sudharshan says

    i cleared ca-cpt in 2013 after finsihing my schooling of 12th in 2013. tried to crack ipcc but didnt. hav 1 year to complete bcom. iam planning to do mcom. everybody are asking me to do a professional course other than a common mcom. will b writing ipcc once more. i like accounts and maths but dont have d base in maths needed for acturial science though cleared cpt. . dunno whether under coaching i will b able to improve maths needed for acturial science. iam almost well versed with economics. i studied in icse/isc syllabus. studied comm with eco and maths for 4 years. please help[ me to find an apt professional course.

  143. Sapan Gupta says

    Hello Sir,
    I am sapan i am getting very confuse, i need your help, after 12th i have done my BE in EC from indore and after that i have done my MBA from Bangor University United Kingdom,in which type of profile is best for me or in which industry where i can try for job .

      • Sapan says

        Thank you to reply me basically i want to become a analyst in very good reputed company. i had tried in a lots of company they are saying u have done ur engineering but we need core commerce student, i have a very good knowledge of finance, now sir help me what should i do for carrier. one more thing in i am seeing, if u done MBA from another country that’s not too much useful for me. please help me .

      • Sapan Gupta says

        Thanks to reply me sir, i really need your help, actually i want to become a analyst in good company. even i would like to ask only one question which industry is good for my type of profile.i had applied a lots of company but maximum companies were saying you are over qualified for these position. i am waiting for reply.

  144. Shruti says

    Hello sir,
    I am pursuing chartered accountancy course and side by side bcom from IGNOU (it was a mistake that I din pursue it from regular college)

    Presently I am in CA Final and waiting for my results.

    Initially my dream was to become a C.A and that’t it. But now with the competition in market I want to do add up few things in terms of degree before working.

    I am completely blank about what I want to do or what I would love to do. So I may find my passion lil late but I dont want to waste my time in doing so, instead I want to utilise it as it has been said “Time is money”

    Recently I found my interest in stock market and “Warren Buffett” is the inspiration. Read few of his books as well as The Intelligent Investor, Once up on wall street etc.

    Though I do hold interest in Accounts, Taxation and Finance.

    I do have complete knowledge about all the courses you listed. But I dont know which one is going to benefit me. Like CFA is long term course need a rigrous hard work of 3yrs without any doubt but I am already drained out by doing CA so it has to wait. ACTUARY is way too tough to crack. 😀 MBA, I want to do it from abroad so I need some experience before going for it. CS/CWA not after CA.

    So presently I am at a dead end, and I would be really grateful if you could guide me a lil with my career prostect: where to go? What to do? How to do?

    P.S- sorry its quite a long comment.

    Thank you.

    • says

      Hi Shruti,

      Thanks for writing a detailed query :)

      Equity Research, Investment Banking is a rewarding area and so you can think of it. We run a 6-week program in Delhi to prepare candidates for such roles. It’s a 100% practical program with complete grooming of candidates to crack these demanding positions.

      Please email me (avadhut@financewalk.com) your contact number if you want to know how this program will help you.

  145. Nishant goyal says

    hii…..myself nishant goyal……i completed my graduation and pursuing CA inter group -2…..and its not going well..so i am thinking to join another course with CA just to more knowledge,,,can u please suggest me which course should i adopt ? actually i m thinking about FRM…….please suggest

  146. Sunil Nare says

    Hi Sir,

    I have 8 years work experience in banking sector. I had worked 4 years in operations dept (Back off) & 4 years in mortgage sales. Currently I am working with Standard Chartered Bank as an Assistant Manager in Mortgages. I am pursuing MBA in Marketing Management, 3rd sem completed & preparing for 4th sem. Afterthat I am planning for CFP. I want make my career in abroad banking. Whether CFP will be helpful for abroad job or not else any course is available for abroad banking jobs.

  147. Sujatha says

    Hi,

    I have 10 plus years of experience in IT mainly in ERP Finance modules like Oracle Apps.. I want to pursure some course in Accounting . MBA would take a lot of time . Can you suggest ?

  148. sai akhil teja says

    sir i am pursuing mba 1st semi i want to take mba specializations as finance. now i am working as tax associate professor in universal financials but after completion of my mba i want to learn sap fico .
    sir
    pls suggest me what to do after mba for my better future ……………………………………………………..
    (pls dont suggest long term courses pls)

  149. srinivasan says

    Sir i am doing b.com at present but i like to do some recognised course which provide me bright future in finance sector so suggest me some idea about it

  150. HUNNY KAPOOOR says

    Hi,
    I have done graduation in Maths(H) this year, and at present I am working with a insurance process of American Express on the pay roll of a third party since 6months but I am interested in the FINANCE field but I am confused to choose exactly which course should I do to meet my goals. So please help me out with that….

  151. nitesh m says

    Hi,
    I am working in one of the pvt life insurance company as a sales manager and i have more than 7 years of experiance in financial service industry, in this broking firm, stock broking compsny and insurance company. i am just graduate & i want to get knowledge more n more regarding whole financial service industry wordwide as well as risk in any investment. As well as growth in abroad or demand. As a job as well as business purpose, if i want to open my own venture. I inquired regarding CFP, CFS, FRM, CCRA, CMT, but all classes are convencing just for take admission and give little bit idea that i can check by internet also. Please help i have to go for CFP PLUS FRM, CFA PLUS FRM, OR JUST CFA.

  152. Satish says

    Hi sir I am doing my mba finace and doing icwa intermediate so what to do next I mean after mba sap is good sugges some courses for mba

  153. Harsh NENAWATI says

    Hello sir,
    sir i am a student of 11th comm. from Udaipur, Raj. I am the topper of udr. sir, i have lots of interest in finance specially in stock market analysis. I started my first investment when i was 13. Sir, what accourding to u should i do right now to enhance my financial knowledge…sir it would be a pleasure if u can help me getting the right path..!!

    • says

      Hi Harsh,

      Nice to see your interest at such young age. Start reading annual reports of companies. Since you’re studying commerce, it’ll be helpful to score good marks too. Plan to read at least 2-3 annual reports every month. Make your notes.

      • Harsh Nenawati says

        Sir, thanks a lot very much…
        would u like to suggest some books or courses.. i have already read Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robest Kiyosaki, & The Oracle Speaks;Warren Buffets… i found them helpful n i’m keen to read many more… & even i think some courses would be beneficial…
        Thanks sir, will be eagerly waiting for yur reply.!!.!

  154. himani bhardwaj says

    Hello sir
    I have completed my graduation. I want to get into the finance field. Can you please suggest me with a course in finance.

  155. KAVITHA RAJU says

    hello, sir
    iam doing my B.COM 2nd year and iam average student in class. whether i can do MBA finance. am i eligibility for that.

    • says

      Hi Kavitha,

      If you’re an average student then you need to work hard to get into a good MBA institute. You have 1 year to prepare for MBA entrance test. Please focus on that and you’ll get a good institute.

  156. bhawna Sharma says

    I am bhawna Sharma perusing  company secretary course (final/professional level) Sir I am confused that which additional course should I opt.I am interested in finance courses but my friends are suggesting me not to go for finance because it is not related with company secretary.My seniors are advising me to go for llb. I m confused please help. THANKS

  157. Dinesh says

    I have completed my 12th & I’m currently a 1st yr b.com student from Mumbai university.I’m an average student I wish to get settled in abroad & as you mentioned in your article I would like to go for cost accountant. Can you please guide me that is this course is suitable for me. I’m also not so much good in accounts & maths but, I’m interested in it
    Please suggest me.

  158. grishma nambiar says

    Hi sir
    I am a sy bms student.i would like to persue my career field in finance. Would you suggest me some courses that can go well with managemnt studies..also i am a average student. So will it be easy to crack cfa exam??or shld i opt for some other financial courses and then go for cfa ??

  159. akshay desai says

    Hello sir I am Akshay desai. I am student of financial marketing. I want to make carrier in capital mmarket. I am average in study. So will you plz suggest me any course.

  160. saumya says

    sir,
    i have completed my mba in finance this year and currently i am not pursuing any job. i want to do a course in finance which can help me to gain a better knowledge nd can support my career goals. since at this stage i m confused which course to do. i need your help.

  161. M S Nayak says

    Hi Avadhut,

    My brother is not studious enough to crack a CA or CFA or the likes you have listed above. His interest is more into the stock markets. Could you please guide me on some relevant course(s) with lower duration say a year or so suitable for him.

    Thank you!

    • says

      Hi M S Nayak,

      There are many 1-year programs available. But depends on the person’s commitment level, I can suggest the course. What’s his educational/ experience background? Exactly which role he’s looking for in stock market?

  162. shikhar agrawal says

    Sir I have given my cafinal 2 group mine 1 st gp is already cleared so plz I want to go in fund management fund transfer plz suggest me course

  163. hasan abbas says

    Hello…
    i am a 33 year old male…who has completed m.com. from rohilkhand univ. and MCA from PTU (DE) …i am doing job in school now i want to make a career as a financial planner…is it appropriate for me … can i succeed …please guide me ….

      • hasan abbas says

        sir
        first of all thanks for your reply. Sir please tell me further that Financial planner Job is totally marketing or what. Is it treated as agent or what designation we will have.

          • hasan abbas says

            Hi Sir,
            sir regarding to our conversation i further want to ask that at this age which financial organisation or bank will give me job to make my career in finance as want to get CFP designation and for that i need 3 year experience except qualifying exams. please help me
            Thanks..

  164. Dhruvish says

    Hi Sir,

    Background : I just commerce graduate and i have 6 years in Banking experience ( Retail Banking operation + trade finance operation ) and from last 2 year working in logistic company based in Africa where i’m Asst. Manager in Corporate Finance ( managing fund base + non fund base requirement of company )

    Goal : I wish to my career in Corporate Finance either Oil & Gas company or Bank.

  165. Sachin Ahlawat says

    Hi sir,

    I have done M.Com and currently pursuing MBA in Fin.I want to pursue my career in Finance sector and i don’t have any experience.
    Can u suggest any supplementary course that will add to my qualification and also help me grow.

  166. Megha says

    Sir, I hav appeared for my CA Final exams this nov.
    Can u pls suggest a gud professional course for me for which i cn start preparing side by side.

  167. Avni Gupta says

    Hello,
    I am working as an Assistant Manager with a nationalised bank. My highest qualification is MBA finance. I have also qualified JAIIB and CAIIB.
    What other courses could add significant value to my profile so as to enable me to gain top position with International financial organisations. .?

  168. Hello sir says

    I have completed MBA marketing but I am unable to search suitable job in lucknow. Can you please guide me with any suitable courses of finance which can help me …

  169. chaithanya says

    Hi Sir,
    I have done with my b-tech. Iam going to join MBA in the next year. So can you suggest some courses which are beneficial.

  170. Yogesh Sharma says

    Hi,

    My brother has completed his B.com and he is trying for C.A inter and not clearing with few marks, can you suggest some good banking or other courses for him in mumbai.

    Thanks
    Yogesh

  171. gaurav k. chawde says

    hi sir
    m complete B.com in 2011 & after that m work in Hdfc bank as back officer then I start to complete m.com. my m.com complete in next year march 2015. after m.com can I do another course in finance for my bright career long run. pls suggest me sir wht I do. after m.com can u suggest any short term course in finance.

  172. Shanakr says

    Dear Sir,

    I have completed B.com and working as a Accounts manager in a Pvt co. I have 12 years experience in the field. I want to add Qualification in my CV. Pls. suggest which course should I opt?. I want to do it with my job. I am interested in Indirect Taxation, Costing and Finance.

    thanks.

  173. surya sharma says

    Hello sir,
    I finished my graduatn in 2012 in B.A. Economics n ryt now m doing my c.s along wid banking educatn. I jst wanted to knw d area of job releted to economics ..
    plss help me :-)

  174. Manoj kumar says

    hello sir…!
    i have completed my research analyst course…
    but i,m confused for tht…
    which field is good for me..
    b,coz every one want M.B.A. finance
    and i dont have Finance degree..
    plz help me..??

  175. TejashreeK says

    Hello Sir,

    I am a science graduate and I have complete MBA this year. I have started working in company in a mutual fund process but I want to make my career in core finance like financial planning, risk management, or investment banking. Can you please help me with as to what to do in addition to my MBA?

    • says

      Hi Tejashree,

      You need to acquire skills – Excel, Accounting, Financial statement analysis, Reading annual reports, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Writing reports- to enter into core finance roles.

      Please check our program that’ll train you on all these skills.

      Reply

  176. aparajitha says

    Hii sir… I didn’t getting total information about actuary..
    I want complete details where I should start any exemption for ca students fee details.. any extra more should have to pay books like this

  177. Lalit says

    Hello sir,
    M Lalit I hav done MBA finance nd I have 3 yr experience in accounting bt I wana change the job now. I have frwrd ma resume some company’s or job placement consultant in delhi, but they told me ur background is BA not Bcom so I have to faced these types of problems can u suggest me bt kind of course will be suitable for me….

  178. Sanchay Lahari says

    Hello sir.. Presently I am pursuing an MBA from NITIE, Mumbai. I want to develop a sound knowledge of Finance and as a long term goal I want to be a Strategy Consultant. Prior to Mba I have worked 2 years with BPCL in Operations. Can u advise some finance courses for me?

  179. Ismat says

    Hi Sir,

    I am a BCom graduate & I am being suggested for an MFC course. My query is will this course help me in establishing my career in long run. What type of packages such course bring to me…. or shall I opt for some other course to shape up my career brilliantly. Please suggest

    Regards,
    Ismat

      • Ismat says

        Hi Sir,

        I want to see myself in some sound position in an MNC………..will this course help me to grow in an ascending order with the company or will I need to do additional courses to match a better standard or shall I opt for some better course please suggest.

        Regards,
        Ismat

  180. Ashok AWatani says

    we are engagged in the field of Accounts and Finance from Last 9 Years toyal 9Years expereinced age are 33 so how can I groe up in Accounts Field , Should i Join the any Professional cources Like C.A. Cfa Etc etc in the age of 33 plz provide the guidelines

  181. seema pathak says

    hi.. sir
    m seema pathak
    i have done my mba in finance right now i have decide give to exam cfa. so pls sir sugesst dis exam would de good or not after mba
    and give me details cfa exam with fee….

  182. says

    Hi Avadhut,

    How the ACCA course, which is the global version of CA in india. Will this course fit the finance graduates or aspirants. Please can you throw light on the ACCA course & how it will be benefited.

    Thanks,
    Regards,
    Praveen G.R

  183. Snehal Madke says

    Hi, I have completed my mba from finance , and I want to do course related to finance. What course would you suggest.

  184. Shailender says

    Hi Sir,
    I am Shailender from Hyderabad, I completed my B.com and mba in 2009 and 2013 respectively. As of now I’m working in mutual fund company for the past 3 years. Could you please suggest me some courses which is really helpful for my carrier in the long run. Or should I need to go for some technical courses. I am in confusion please help out sir.
    I request you to provide me a suggestion towards my career.
    Thank you.

      • Shailender says

        Hi Sir,
        Thank you for your valuable reply. Moreover, I just want to know sir is it really useful for me to make my career based on to my background. Could you please let me know the course details as well as fee structure for the same.
        Thank you

  185. Ashok kumar says

    hi Avadhut Nigudkar
    i have completed my MBA finance as major and marketing as minor ,now i am unable to decide how to start my career or to go any professional courses .
    Tthank you

  186. Pratibha Sharma says

    Hi Sir,
    I have done B.com(P) from Delhi University last year. I want to make my career in finance profile but i am bit confused how to start?
    Should i join any training institute for any particular course like CFA??? or there are any other options to make a career on the basis of graduation? Please tell me.

  187. Digvijay says

    Dear Avadhut,

    I am a BE Mechanical Graduate, and MBA Marketing With 4 years Experience in Industrial Marketing and Channel Sales and well settled in a reputed organization. How ever I have a long term career goat to establish my own business starting from a trading business and then diversifying it it to multi functions like import, exports, service providing manufacturing etc.

    I have a basic knowledge of finance but want to upgrade my knowledge with respect to all the concerns of Business Finance.

    For the purpose I would like to go for a course which is 2 to 3 years, can be done externally and give me a great global exposure to corporate finance profile handling which will give me in and out idea about the finance function of a business.

    Please suggest me the best option I should go for.

  188. Bhanu says

    Dear Sir!

    Very Good Article and information. For sure this would give some direction where to head. I Need advice here.

    I have done B.COM degree couple of years back and never done a job. Now, i am really motivated and have interest to do a course on FINANCE / RISK MANAGEMENT.

    Can you direct me in some of the best course(s) that would help me in learning. I am targeting this for a long term goal since i will be moving to USA in near future. So, once i finish the Course/Degree – would like to enter into JOB as i can see market is good now.

    …..Looking forward and thanks in Advance!!

    with Regards!

    • says

      Hi Bhanu,

      For global recognition, CFA (for Finance) and FRM ( For Risk Management) are the best options.

      If you want to start working in core finance right after the program, then we have a program in Delhi.

      Please email me (avadhut@financewalk.com) your contact number if you want to know more details about our program.

  189. Ilakkiya Sundhar says

    Sir I completed my BE in ECE this year.I wanted to switch my career to finance side.give me few tips and what should I do to completely switch my career in finance side and get a job in finance side.

  190. bhawna says

    Hi,

    I have done BBA + MBA in banking & finance.My total experience in finance domain is around 7 years (Order to cash + analyst) but have not get recognition according to my experience, Currently I am working as an Financial Analyst. Can You please advice which finance course can help me build my carrier.

  191. ansuya says

    Hello
    I will complete my bcom in may next yr. I have filled up ibps n other bank xam forms. I want to know what r the options in finance field along side my banking job which i am sure i will crack. I dont want to b stuck in banking only i want a course which can provide me oppertunities of working abroad . i dnt want to persue mba

  192. Richa Joshi says

    Hi Sir,

    I am working from past 4 yrs in non finance field. I have completed my Bachelors in Accounting & finance in 2010 from mumbai university. I want to pursue my career in finance preferably investment banking, but i am looking out for course other than MBA. Please guide me for investment banking options or other finance options.

  193. daksh says

    hello sir,
    i am daksh and im doing BBA 1st sem and i want do an additional course in the feild of finance other than CA.can you please suggest me a good financial course which i can do with BBA simultaniously and which can help me get a good job in the feild of finance in future as i dont want to waste time.
    looking forward for your reply
    thank you

  194. jeenu mittal says

    Sir

    I had completed my masters in finance . Now i want to make my career in finance like in share market.
    can you think it is better option to go for a share market study either something else please suggest the good opinion ? If share market is best than please suggest me best institute and course related to it

  195. indrajit says

    Sir i am currently in bcom 2nd year and already completed cs foundation. I am a little unsure about the scope of company secretary. Do i have to do an additional course after it, since i am not interested in doing llb. Your advice would be helpful. Thank you.

  196. Rishi Agnihotri says

    Hi Avadhut Sir,

    I Done B.tech and now I’m Working in Equity Research company In Bangalore as Business Developer Executive. I’m Having a knowledge about shares and Markets. But the job profile which I am now, I ‘m not happy With that. No stability. Come to the Point is: I am Looking long term career in this Field. So what you Suggest me Best? So It will be very Helpful for me.

    Thanks& Regards,

    Rishi Agnihotri

    • says

      Hi Rishi,

      If your long-term career is core finance then there are 2 options:

      1. Speak with your HR and check whether its possible for you to shift to core finance role with internal training.

      2. If the option 1 is not possible, then join a classroom program which will help you shift to core finance roles.

  197. ankita says

    Hi sir,
    I wanted to know that to crack cfa do we need to join any training institute or self study will do?
    And can we repeat if we are not able to clear in first attempt?
    Actually I have done b.e a