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Top 12 Finance Courses: A Detailed Guide

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When I began creating the list of top finance courses 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.

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.

But, I didn't want to exclude MBA 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 best careers courses available in India, which would help you to make good use 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, 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 that 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 a 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 the 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 the 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 analogy, you 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 definite chance of being employed by 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 that 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 that 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.

Specialized finance 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 that 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 highly 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

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, estate 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 that determine whether the country grows or flounders.

Economists are valued in the financial services industry for predicting an impact of policies that may affect business performance and make informed decisions about 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 handles the collection, assessment, explanation and presentation of quantitative data.

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

You need to handle monitoring data collection and using modeling techniques, both mathematical and statistical. You need 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 broad 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 the risk that accompanies any investments and would like to broaden their knowledge of 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 a 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 following classroom programs.

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

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  • Abhay says:

    I am looking for 1 yr course in finance May be through distance learning + physical interaction with coaches monthly from reputed business school of finance

    • Avadhut says:

      Hi Abhay,

      We have online courses that you can do and also have physical interaction with our mentors whenever you are in the city.

      Please check the course here.

  • Hitesh says:

    I did my in electronics and communication in 2017 pass out, I want to go for investment banking carrier but I don’t want to do MBA now so which course should I do.

  • Ayushi says:

    Hello sir!
    I have completed graduation in Economics and took a year off to prepare for CAT. I could not manage to get into a top-tier college. I am planning to do master in economics or finance before applying for MBA again. What are your suggestions for the same?

  • Sayali Kulkarni says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have completed my PGDB course after my graduation. And now I am working with private sector bank as a Deputy manager in retail branch banking sector. This job role is totally sales oriented.
    I want to change my profile from sales.I want to go in product designing or analyst or risk management in banking sector or in any corporate sector.
    Need your guidance with the same.

  • Akanksha says:

    Hello sir,

    I am currently working with a nationalized bank.
    I am BCA, MBA(HR).
    I’ve been working with bank since 4 years. Please guide me for a finance course other than CFA, CA and CS, to get Better package and those are valid in other countries.


    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Akanksha,

      What’s your career goal? Please ask yourself what am I good at, what do I love to do?

      If you need my help in choosing this goal, please contact me.

      • Shubham says:

        Sir, I am currently a first year undergrad student. What are your thoughts on the combination of Master’s in Economics + CFA for a financial analyst/investment banking type roles?

  • sandy says:


    please help me ,

    i am master degree in MSCIT (computer) with this i started working as accounts work and now i have 6 year plus exp, any course can spark my carrier or boost it up with more opportunities.

    Thanks & Regards

  • Sudhakar kumar says:

    I am working in a PSB for last 5 years. I have cleared the JAIIB and CAIIB exams. I want to be a good financial planner. Is there any correspondence course for the same or I have to take leave for the course. Can I start Financial planning from my home after completion of the course.

  • GANESH says:

    Hi ,
    I M Ganesh , Since Last 8 Yrs I am Working in Accounts Dept. I Have Done, M.F.M. (Master in Financial Management – Mumbai University) & Now I Am Planning To Do Any Banking or Financial Course Related To NBFC . There Are Many Course Like CFP, CFA, CAIIB etc. But I am Unable To Understand which Course Will Benefit. or Kindly Suggest Me Any Other Course.


  • Ranjani B says:


    I completed MBA in marketing. Now I’m a young entrepreneur. For an entrepreneur, which courses will assist better for accounting and financing activities?

  • Ananthu says:

    Hi sir,
    I’m a fresher BBA graduate (2017). I wish to put a career in investment and banking industry. I’ve planned to join MBA in finance, but now I thought about doing any short term course in order to up-skilling. And be placed as earliest after passing MBA in mentioned industry.

    Do I go for any short term courses or MBA fin. for better career as soon as possible? How is about doing CFA

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Ananthu,

      You have 2 options:

      1. This short-term course in Finance + 2 years work experience and then go for MBA. This option will help you get a seat in top institutes.

      2. MBA + CFA

  • khushi says:

    I’m a CA final student have given four attempts till date and wondering if pursuing further would be a good idea or if I can choose any alternative path so as to move from the stand still in d life.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Khushi,

      Please acquire these practical skills. I suggest you start applying for a financial analyst position.

  • shobhit says:

    dear team, I have an experience of 6 years in banking as a Manager and now i am interested in further studies and for that kindly guide .

  • Soujanya R says:

    Hi Avadhut sir

    I am soujanya , completed with specialization in accounting and taxation but i am interested to work in finance sector (investment banking, wealth management, asset management) so which course would be helpful to find a suitable job as i am fresher.
    kindly please suggest the course considering time constraint.

  • Sonali says:


    hey, i did mba in finance in 2012 and 2 yrs i am not interested in 20,000pay jobs like sales associate, meeting up targets . i wana do job in which i will get recognition as well as good package with updte knowlegde. please do suggest me the course that will be done in short term duration in india itself and the institutes that possess that courses.


  • Darshak Vadhaiya says:


    I have cleared Certificate Financial Planner course. I want to known which are other courses will be helpful for my career growth in Financial Planning field.

    Thanks in advance sir.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Darshak,

      CFP is enough. Please focus on acquiring practical skills and focus on Networking and Communication skills.

  • Deep says:

    Hi Sir,

    I am a B.E graduate with 3+ work experience. I want to get into economics and finance private sector jobs ( not research ) . Will Msc Economics help me or should i go for specialized courses in economics and finance and can u pls suggest me the same. I dont have much interest to get that MBA degree. So is it a must to have an MBA degree if i have to switch and get placed in a good finance profile ??

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Deep,

      If you want to do something in Economics, check Gokhale School of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, and London School of Economics.

      For core Finance profiles, do MBA/CA/CFA and acquire these practical skills.

  • vivek says:

    what are scopes of CCRA-Certified Credit Research Analyst provided by AIWMA?

  • Subhasish says:


    I’ve 14 years of experience in Dynamics NAV ERP as Finance Functional Consultant. I’m B.Com graduate. As I like go for any domain in core, I like to go for one course which will increase my career options. Can you suggest anyone? If Finance will be better for, which will best degree for me?

  • Amit says:

    Hi Avadhut,

    I am a B.Tech Graduate with a 2 yrs of experience in IT sector as a system engineer. Now i am looking to switch to a career in Portfolio management (mostly equity based).can you suggest me of any specialized MBA course in this area which can help me in pursing my passion. And few colleges other than IIM’s which i should be targeting to get into if i have to reach to my goal by doing a MBA in Finance.

    Thanks in advance.


  • Piya says:

    Hello Sir,

    Currently i am working with Major bank of Canada as a Mutual fund Representative, i want to become Equity research Analyst, should i pursue CFA or MBA in Finance ?

    Thank you so much for your time and guidance

  • Harmit Desai says:

    What are the various job opportunities available after getting a degree in economics. Also, is the Symbiosis School of Economics reputed enough?

  • sanhita says:

    I have done masters in English, and I’m working in an MNC. now I want to shift my career into finance and want to continue my job as well. will C.S be a good option? I mean which of the professional courses that you have mentioned will help me to develop my career within 2-3 years and earn a good package as well? let me know as soon as you can. Thank you.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Sanhita,

      Finance is an ocean. I suggest you re-read the article and let me know which of these careers you think you will love to do.

  • bhawna shukla says:

    Hello Sir,
    I am in final year of my BA (graduation)…..and i am searching for any PG diploma course in banking and finance sector
    Is there any course for me in this sector..?
    Can you hlep me sir

  • aman says:

    Sir ,
    I am a graduate. I am going for mba from july.
    I want to know of any internationally renowned course for investment banking apart fron cfa, frm , which can be covered just in time for my summer placements as cfa,frm would take time.



  • Akash Maheshwari says:

    Hello sir,

    I have done MBA in finance and i am working now but i wanted to learn more and more about finance.
    what should i do??
    Which courses should i learn ??

  • Puneet Bhardwaj says:

    Hi sir

    I have done BBA in 2011 after that i worked 6 year in real estate as a Senior executive Banking and recovery. In june 2016 i left the job. So suggest me short term course to get the job as i have given many interviews but didn’t select any where.

  • kiran khosla says:

    hello sir,
    i will done my in 2017. i don’t have any work experience .
    can i join the cfa?

  • JITIN SHARMA says:

    Hi sir, i am mba in financial mgmt but due to some reasons, before the completion of my 4th semester i had joined a marketing job and i was in that job for 1 year and 6 month but now i m willing to move towards my stream i.e. finance so please guide me how can i come back to my stream n build my career in finance industry and i want to work with the top recruiters such as .mckinsey , j p morgon ,morgan stanley ,barclays please guide me for the best..

    Thanking you

  • rahul says:

    Sir , this is rahul here. i have my in 2012 ,i running a coaching center .now i wants to do any course in finance which course will u suggest me

  • aana says:

    Dear sir,
    What course would you recommend if i wanted to pursue a career in forex trading and investment?

  • Charu chandak says:

    I am in CA final and I have given 3 attempts but couldn’t clear then I worked for a CA firm in project finance profile but I want to get into core finance profile so I am doing CFA right now.. would CFA help me in getting into rite profile or not clearing CA final will restrict my options??

  • Reena Shivaji Hadawale says:

    Hello Sir,

    My name is Reena, i have done & doing job as Account Assistant in a company. But i want to get good job & good salary package, so, please suggest me that which professional course is good for me bcoz is not enough.

  • Khaleeque Ahmad Nayyar says:

    I am b. tech.mechanical,2003, working as a MEO CLASS II certified engineer on sea going ships with no finance background.
    Presently looking for a change in career, but cannot quit my profession due some financial obligations for next 4 years.

    How can I make a career transition into finance in these years by doing courses and clearing exams . I can devout 4 to 6 months each financial year for this.

    Please suggest.

  • Siri H says:

    hello sir,
    I have done my graduation in journalism and English literature. But I opt finance in my MBA. Please inform me crash course related to account and tax.

  • Thani says:

    I am a VP Sales in telecom sector, what would you recommend for a financial course to improve my financial knowledge and take it up to the next level. I am currently working on a development plan to be ready for a C level position.


  • Kanhaiya says:

    As far as my knowledge is concern about CA program, it is more in account and very less in finance. is it right?

  • Kusum Jha says:

    Hello Sir,

    I have completed my graduation in B Com ( year 2007 – overall 70%) and then Cost and Work Accounts – Intermediate stage , in 2010, but could not do Final stage because of my marriage and childbirth. I now want to pursue a job in this same sector. Can you suggest me a job suiting my situation and education level?

  • murali says:

    hi sir , what about merchant banking course opportunities, and the details

  • yashika gulati says:

    Dear sir, I have done and doing MBA Specialisation in FINANACE..through Distance level and I am also doing job with finance company but i want to do job in which course i should do for the bank job in abroad also..pls advice me thanks..

  • MANSHA says:

    Good Evening Sir,
    I am doing B.COM and have no idea about what i can do after it. I am interested in accounts but have no idea about what i can do after it. Please if you suggest me with something

  • varun says:

    hello sir,
    i m waiting for my hons final year result and want to pursue a career in finance and i want to know which course to pursue which is growth oreinted and can earn good salary

  • Sonal says:

    I will complete my bcom graduation in 2017, & i am thinking to do professional courses like cfa, so pls can you suggest me the process of doing cfa, after bcom.

  • Mohit says:

    Sir I Have done And Doing Job As Account assistant in a company, But i want to get good job and good salary package, so please suggest me that which course is good for me, Bcoz Is not Enough,

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Mohit,

      If you’re looking for a good job and good salary package, then shift to finance careers. You can join our 6-week program in Delhi to make this shift smoother.

      Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details.

  • Kimaya says:

    Hie Avadhut,

    I completed BCom 3 years back and then working after it..

    Now I am planning to study something in finance.. I also wish to move abroad.. I would like your advice regarding it..

  • Hitesh bhanot says:

    Hello sir,
    My name is Hitesh . I m doing hons final year and in future I want to be a money manager . so I want to ask u about mfc course . I search on Google about mfc and I found that there is many job opportunities after mfc like………

    Budget Analyst
    Business Analyst
    Corporate Analyst
    Equity Research Analyst
    Financial Analyst
    Investment Banker
    Investments Analyst
    Market Analyst
    Marketing Manager
    Money Manager
    Operations Manager
    Personal Finance Consultant
    Revenue Agent
    Risk Analyst
    Securities Analyst
    Tax Advisor
    Employment Areas:
    Banking and Financial Institutions
    Business and Financial Consulting Firms
    Core Banking and Insurance
    Corporate and International Finance
    Corporate Treasuries
    Credit Rating Agencies
    Depository Services and Stock Broking
    Economic Consulting Jobs
    Equity Research
    Finance, Commerce and the Banking Sectors
    Financial Consultancy and Advisory Services
    Import / Export Companies
    Indian Economic Services
    Insurance Industry
    Insurance Management
    Investment Analysis
    Investment Banking
    Merchant Banking
    Money and Capital Markets including Stock Exchanges
    Mutual Funds
    Portfolio Management
    Project Appraisal
    Real Estate and Commodity Markets
    Research Associates with Economic Consulting Firms
    Risk Management
    Treasury Operations and Management

    Waiting for your reply sir…

  • Rana says:


    I did my mba in operations management but now I wish to switch my career in finance. Could you please suggest me which would be the best starting point in terms of course and learning?

    Thank you.

  • Yella Reddy says:

    Hello Sir, im Yella Reddy from Hyderabad, pursuing mba(finance) 2nd year and i completed CA IPCC. Now i want to stop ca and i want to build my carreer in finance.So please advice me that which course suits me from the above you listed …..also tell me cost for that course. … thank you

  • sunil kumar says:

    Sir, can i do M.SC in Economics after B.COM in Accounting honors..I want to pursue my career in research in economics …. thank you

  • chandni says:

    Hello sir I have completed my last year & now I have to plan a career in banking sector plz suggest ideal course & college for it.

  • Rohan says:

    Along with MBA/PGDM(finance) what course would you suggest if I want to pursue Financial analyst as my Career goal

  • Rashmi says:

    I have done my Bcom in 2001 and now working with Bank. I want to do post graduation which will help me in my career. Recently i m with Corporate Banking department, backoffice desk. Pls advice

  • nicky says:

    Hello sir….I’m pursuing in final year and I want to do MBA in finance after program. And now I’m thinking about such short term courses or diploma which can be done along with for my best career in finance sector.

  • Daise says:

    My name is DAIS Just I completed M.B.A (Finance), (Finance) and PG. Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations.

    I would like to continue my study, which course is better for me……?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Daise,

      What’s the purpose to continue the study? When are you planning to take up a job?

  • Pooja Metha says:

    Hello sir,
    I completed my And worked as a finance and administration. I have one year experience. Now m completed two years in aw degree.. Can you please help me about the job .. I do internship in law .? If I internship in law for one year in corporate office can they prefer my internship as a experience??? There is finance related job with law degree?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Pooja,

      What’s your career goal?

      • Ismail says:

        Sir i have completed mba in finance and i have interest in account field. So what to do after mba any external courses in accounting..can u suggest me Plz sir…my goal is i want to become account manager..


    Which course is better to do after MBA finance.

  • ashish khandelwal says:

    Hi Sir,

    I am having 6.5 years experience in Investment Banking division of Deutsche Bank & Bank of America and working as Team Lead. I am into Trade Settlement profile and managing a team of 6 members. What all are courses (short term) you suggest for me that can added values in my profile.

  • Rooju Vaidya says:

    This is Rooju Vaidya from Mumbai…I am Chartered Accountant currently working in the Construction Industry. I am more interested in working with some bank having global exposure but i am not pretty sure what all skill set i would need for the same.

    Kindly guide me on the kind of certification courses i can pursue where i can develop my analytical skills and can work for a profile that has got analysis work.

    Also please guide me through the profiles that can be pursued in the given case.

    Thank you in advance.

  • Savitha says:

    Hi, I have done MBA in Finance and marketing and have one year exp in an NBFC as a customer relationship manager, then I have taken a 9 years break. I’m planning to work again as a freelance finance professional for individuals and also do share trading. Which short term course will help me?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Savitha,

      Which services you want to provide as a freelancer?

      • ismail says:

        TThankz for your suggestion sir..i dont want to study further.just asking for external courses apart from ca and cpa..for example..telly erp9 sap ,i want to do this types of course which one is good what you suggest sir..
        Waiting for your reply



    HI, I did MBA (Finance) recently from Sikkim Manipal University through Distance. I am working in Wipro. I want to know which is the best courses to do after MBA for best career. I am interested in finance background and technology.


    Prasad Vadali.

  • kartik garg says:

    what about SAP (FICO)? After b.a in public administration and pursuing m.b.a in (finance) distance learning.

  • Pragati singh says:

    I am currently working in a public sector bank as assistant manager and mainly works in credit analysis..i want to shift to private sector in finance at a good position..what course can i take to pursue the same.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Pragati,

      Based on your experience, you can start applying to banks in private sector. In future, based on your career goal, you may go for CFA or FRM.

  • shubham khurana says:

    Hi Sir,

    I am about to complete my first year of BBA in April 2016 so Please let me know that whether i must go for 6 weeks training program now in this summer or after completing my second or third year???which time will be most effective to take the course??.i want to go for MBA (finance) after BBA.

  • Yash says:


    i am currently pursing MBA in finance and want to gain some more knowledge abut finance ,can you suggest me any kind of certification or course related to it which can help me.

  • Gunn says:


    I have done my B.Com, & currently looking to a 1year course in International Laws / Finance with a constraint that I am working & hence can not opt for a regular course.

    Can you suggest online/ distance learning course for the same.


  • K.Kalyan Kumar says:

    Hi,I am Kalyan i completed M.B.A (Finance) and .

    which course best to study…Please suggest me to get good opportunity.

  • Murtaza Khilonawala says:

    Hello Sir,
    I’m a graduate( B.Com.) and pursuing CFP. Planning to pursue Cerified international wealth manager course after CFP. Please guide me about this course.

  • jatin says:

    Can you give me an idea of any course which has the combination of CA and Investment Banking.

  • Navin says:

    Dear Sir!
    I’m Navin and I’m doing BA(Economic, political science and public administration). Would you give me some suggestions that which course i have to take? any career related to my course and economics is my favorite part!


  • Abhishek Kumar says:

    I am an electronics engineer working in a PSU and i have no knowledge of finance. Now i want to get knowledge of finance and therefore looking for distance learning/online certification courses in finance. Which course I should join? Is BBF conducted by Indian Institute of Finance a good option?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Abhishek,

      I don’t have any idea about that program. Any program is good if it provides knowledge+skills.

      • Vandana says:

        Sir ,
        I have a similar question. I am from engineering background and have zero knowledge about finance. I want to learn about basics of finance from good sources how should I start with? Also if I gain interest in this field what certifications/courses/diploma can be done to enhance my financial skills and knowledge considering my background?

  • Abhishek says:

    I have done BBA & currently looking to do a course in finance which enhance my skills & heard of CIIA . I want to open my own company in future but doesn’t have required skills. Kindly help me out with one or more courses that will increase my skills to do bussiness & also if i go abroad.

    Thank You

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Abhsihek,

      If you really want to start your own business, start working with start-ups for 2-3 years. You will learn things that you can’t learn in MNCs.

  • Ravi says:

    Hello Sir, I’m pursuing CA Final and i want to make my career in core finance. That’s why i want to start preparation of CFA also just after completion of CA. But will it be easy for me to manage job and preparation of CFA at the initial level because CFA is also one of the toughest course in itself?

    And How much average time i should devote for study for better output for each level of CFA?
    And, During preparation of CA i have gained some basic knowledge of Finance, So to what extent will it be helpful for preparation of CFA?

    Your reply will be valuable, Sir

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Ravi,

      You can do CFA once you are settled in your job. First, acquire practical skills required to perform a core finance job. Second, work for 2-3 years in core finance roles and then think of going for CFA.

  • kinjal says:

    Hello sir,

    I’m fy bcom student and i appeared for CPT twice but i coudn’t clear so now i’m planning to do short term courses in finance as i’m interested in doing mba in finance after my graduation.
    So please can you recommend me any short term courses that i should go for????


    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Kinjal,

      I suggest you join our program in your last year of graduation. This will help you for your MBA admission as well as for rewarding careers in core finance.

  • ruchir says:

    i was doing CA ipcc ….and from last two attempts i had not cleared the exam….so i want to quit the CA course…Will you please suggest me what course i will do…i am thinking for FRM…is any other better course available which is at reasonable cost…

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Ruchir,

      What’s your long-term career goal?

      If your goal is to make a career in core finance, then I suggest you to join our short-term course.

  • Nishant Ranjan says:


    I am IT professional from last 11 years in different industries and currently working in Finance domain in Risk Management System. I am interested to gain financial domain knowledge and moving ahead my career in Finance + IT. I have also taken some training from CME group as i am working for them and this is my ideal time to enhance myself.

    I would like to know whether i have to pursue my rest of my career in Finance (non IT) or continue with my current career in IT. I am satisfied with my salary but want to gain core knowledge about the domain to strengthen myself.

    Please guide me which course in finance is better suited for me as i am looking myself for abroad majorly US,UK etc.

    Nishant Ranjan

  • AMIT says:

    Hello Sir,

    I have completed my MBA in finance and currently working in a MNC as Accounting Associate but i want to enhance my career in finance sector where i can learn or gain new and technical skills related to financial sector. Could you please suggest me that should i go with this course or not ?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Which course you want to do?

    • Jitesh says:

      hello sir i am a last year graduate student and my aim is to be a investment banker and go on the top of the world..
      So i request you to suggest me that i should do a specialized course in investment banking and get placed in one of the top mncs so i should directly go for MBA as a fresher
      ya what to do so that i can enhance my carrer in it

      • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

        Dear Jitesh,

        If your long-term career goal is to work in investment banking, then I suggest you join our course in investment banking, work for 2-3 years, and then apply for top MBA schools to enhance your chances of getting admission in top schools.

  • nitin says:


    I am a CA with 7 yrs experience, i want to pursue a international course in finance which can give me a global opportunity, courses like CPA or IFRS or somethings, what will you suggest?


  • Chetan says:

    I have completed my CA Inter in 2006 and articleship in 2009. From Dec 2009 i am working in a Coal mining & transportation company in Ranchi as Manager (finance & accounts).
    It has been so many times that i have given the CA final attempts but could not clear the exams.
    Also, could not find a job else where even after applying in more than 100 vacancies.
    Please suggest me a course which could add in my resume some power to fetch a better job in a Corporate organisation.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Chetan,

      Go for CFA. You can also join our 6-week program in Delhi. The course will help you to shift to core finance roles.

  • Ashish says:


    I am Ashish. i did CFA from icfai University. currently working with Artech information systems as Sr. Finance executive. Want to move in capital markets and modelling.shall I do INTERNATIONAL CFA first or financial modelling or any other program which is more better in my scenario.


  • sagar srivastava says:

    I am currently pursuing master in management studies in finance . I would like to short certificate courses . I am not interested for cfa .frm ,cfp as they require too much time and commitment .so i am looking for some courses that would not require too much time and effort .

  • chakri says:

    Firstly thanks for your valuable article,

    This is Chakri, i have don my PGP/MBA in both Marketing and Finance and having the experience of 2.2 yrs As an Relationship Manager in one of the Private bank. My role is mainly into Investments and Portfolio Analysis for Retail customers.

    Now i want shift my career from banking industry to another sector like Finance or consulting, and Million dollar question is how to get into that.

    Is there any certification(Apart from NCFM OR NSE Certifications) or Program with relevant to my experience, and which leads my career to consulting or Finance Side.

    Pls advise me on the same




    I am a telecom Engg. professional with work exp of 7.6 Yr, i am fond of reading finance related articles, magazine etc. since then i would like to upgrade my career in finance, So kindly suggest me best MBA course in finance which will account in my engg. profile & increase job scope.

  • vrushank says:


    I have done my from Mumbai University. I just need to know that am I eligible for challenge status program for CFP wherein I get to appear directly final advanced module and skip the first 4 module?
    Thanks in advance

  • Swetha.Mulugu says:

    Hi sir…
    I am currently in my articleship of CA ..My attempt for CA-Final is in MAY 2018.I want to become CFO or any other designation nearer to that. Is there any use of doing Masters in Business finance relating to my aspiration. If not what should I opt. Whats the value of doing MBF through Icai certificate course in the industry.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Swetha,

      I am not sure how practical the course is. If you want to be in corporate finance and become CFO, focus on acquiring practical skills mentioned on this page.

      • Jai says:

        Hello Sir,
        I’m a BBA(finance) graduate from NMIMS university (Mumbai) and a CFA Level 3 candidate which i’ll be giving in June 2016. I know CFA and MBA(finance) is the best combo but I want to pursue masters abroad for fall 2016.
        GRE score : 307/340
        TOEFL : not taken yet
        So can you suggest few courses in finance( Except for Ms. in Finance) which will give my profile and my resume a much better outlook?

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Dear Jai,

          You need to have knowledge and skills and experience to apply to top colleges abroad. I suggest you join this program to acquire skills and give your resume a boost.

      • Vigneshwar says:

        Dear Sir,

        I’m a student of BA.LL.B graduating next year. I have also completed my Fellowship of the Insurance Institute of India. I’m looking for a Career in the corporate and financial sector. Would CFP help?? Is there any other course that would decorate my skills and CV?

  • shinto Mathew says:

    dear sar I
    I am a bcom graduate. I had worked in a tax consultancy for a few month. now I am working in popular hundayi. can you suggest me better and suitable course for me (I am a average student in studying) 9656212262

  • Ram says:


    Nice & informative article..

    I am a B.Com graduate& currently working as Asst Manager in telecom, handling Acct Payable(since 1 yr).
    Being associated with the same company for last 7 yrs, in Accounts Receivable , Order to cash domain, I have decided to take up studies further that will help for better career openings.
    Please suggest me as I am looking fwd career in Finance, Operations.

  • Amit says:

    Dear sir
    I have done mba in fin and i want to know about your programme ie. slaybus fee for online and offline cource

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Amit,

      Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details.

  • deepak says:

    i have done and mba in finance .but i am not understanding , where is best job for me.

    plz suggest me

  • vrushank says:

    I am 25yr old, M.Com working in Semi-Govt organization for past 1.5 years into operations having no exposure to finance also currently pursuing CFP. I want to make a career in financial planning and consulting, and want to pursue another course in line with CFP . Can you refer any course that could help me make my profile any stronger?
    6 month fin.modelling course that you are referring , I would have preferred to but not possible due to work.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Shander says:

    hello sir,
    I am a CA student and i want to be a full time investor…Can u suggest me as to which of these courses would help or if there are any other courses that might help in building up career as an investor?
    Thank you

  • Srinivas S says:

    sir ,
    now am doing MBA(Finance) i want to know about ,How CPF,PGDBF are use in my career ,,,
    how much salary can i expect with that……….

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Srinivas,

      What’s CPF? Why do you want to go for an additional qualification? What’s your long-term career goal?

  • Sumit says:

    I want to make my carrier in banking field please sir suggest me how to achieve our goal. right now I am in 2 yr in b.Com

  • Neha Sinha says:

    I have done mba (finance) in 2010 n hold couple yrs of job experience in RD after tat I got married n took break fr abt 3 yrs nw I want to start my career again but in finance n hv a reputed job.. so plz suggest me a suitable course so tat I again begin my career. I’m in Pune now.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Neha,

      Since you’ve taken break and want to acquire core finance skills + placement assistance, I recommend our 6-week workshop in Delhi. This will help you start a rewarding career in core finance. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete details.

  • Lata Israni says:


    I have done and MBA in Finance. Also working with retail lending sector in Credit & operation with NBFC. I am looking for change in Job profile and want to upgrade my financial skills but I am not sure what will be best suited to my current experience ,& which course I should go for. Can you please suggest on this?


    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Lata,

      If you want to make a rewarding career in core finance – financial analysis, equity research, financial modeling and investment banking – join our 6-week workshop in Delhi.

  • 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…

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Sonia,

      Investment Banking jobs are best and high in demand. We run a 6-week workshop in Delhi. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to explain how this program is useful for your career goals.

  • Nitish says:

    which country would be best if i want to pursue Actuary to get into finance sector.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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 ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details and its usefulness to your profile.

  • karan varshney says:


  • 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.


    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

  • 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

  • Devendra says:

    hi sir,

    i m a 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Devendra,

      CPA has better usage (Scope, Pay and Demand) in American and European companies than in India.

  • 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…..

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Jatin,

      To manage personal finance, start reading this blog. Also, you can join the programs conducted by it.

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Riya,

      You don’t need MBA for this requirement. There are consultants in market who can help you in this.

  • amita says:

    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. .

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Amita,

      Based on your profile and career goal, I would like to suggest you to go for our 6-week program in Delhi. You can look forward to work in core finance jobs after completion of the program.

    • ankita says:

      Hello sir , I am a cs student and looking for a post graudate program or a certification course which would help me further , plz kindly give your opinion on it !

  • Sameeksha says:

    Hello Sir
    I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from DU. I haven’t decided on the kind of job I want to apply for as of now, but I am sure that I want to pursue a Master’s degree in finance. I will appear for the GRE soon and apply to Ivy League schools after that. I want to know what course would enhance my chances of getting selected into such schools? As in which course would help me make the admission committee believe that I am genuinely interested in finance? I have heard about the CFA course, but I am already through with my first year so I won’t be able to finish all the three exams. Is clearing 1 level going to help me?
    Also, if I have to put it vaguely, I want to work as a financial consultant in one of the consulting firms or the Economics and strategy department of an MNC.
    Thank you.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Dear Sameeksha,

      I think working in core finance for 2-4 years right after your graduation will convince the admission committee that you’re on the way up your career.

      You can think of joining our 6-week program in Delhi. After which you can start working in core finance.

  • 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

  • Remya Pillai says:

    Hi Sir,
    Im a post graduate( 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.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • Kiranakumar says:

    Hi ,
    I am Kiran . I am completing the 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.

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Yes. CFA is a recognized certification worldwide. Learn practical skills through programs like these.

  • pooja says:

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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Don’t go for distance learning programs if you’re looking for long-term career. Go for practical classroom programs like these.

  • 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%)

  • 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)

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Monika,

      CWA is suitable for Cost Accounting and Auditing roles. If this is something that interests you, then yes, you can go for it.

  • Bhakti Shah says:

    hello Sir, I have completed my & 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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….!

  • Pradnya says:


    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 : -)

  • 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………


    Hello sir,
    I am a 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..

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Saurav,

      If your aim to work in core finance areas like financial modeling, investment banking and equity research, you can join this short-term program for a rewarding career in finance.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      What’s your total experience, what’s your package, what’s the industry standard?

      • Mahardeen maniyar says:

        My total work ex is 4.5 years in banking and 1.5 in BPO sector. My take home is 35 k

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          You want to keep working in Banking industry only?

          • Mahardeen Maniyar says:

            Sir my primary concern is to get hike . I want to be in banking industry as I have invested around 5 years and have related certification and education but sir you may sugest me better option as well . I am open for it

          • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

            Check our program in Delhi.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Prathibha,

      If you want to work in core finance, the best option would be to join this 6-week program and start working in core finance right after that.

  • 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)?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Nisha,

      Please read the following articles to gain understanding about this:

      Yes, CA+CFP is an excellent combination.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Karan,

      Start working in a financial advisory/ investment planning firm. Simultaneously you can do CFP.

  • 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,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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Sampath,

      You are already an MBA and have taken various modules. I would suggest you to invest time in acquiring practical skills mentioned on this page to make a career in capital market.

  • raj says:


  • 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?

  • Prafull says:

    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Prafull,

      Our course may help you. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete details of our program.

  • Harmit Desai says:

    Will an MBA finance after bcom get you into investment banking?

  • 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.>?

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Ranjith,

      Please check our 6-week program in Delhi. This will help you in getting a core finance job right after the course. You can email me ( your contact number for more details.

  • avi says:

    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.

  • darpan sharma says:

    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

  • 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?

  • Kates says:

    HI ,have done,Diploma in Taxation,MBA(Mktg) .Experience of working with a insurance company for 4 yrs .But got an average salary,with no promotion & no job security. I am interested in Finance, Banking, Insurance,Portfolio &risk Management .I want to earn lot of money to be financially secured.
    Please suggest me a proper course, which can earn me a good job in a financial company for better prospects.

    Pleease….. help me in deciding my career.

  • 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 ..

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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??

  • Jinesh says:

    Hello sir,

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

  • 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?

  • siva kumar says:


    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.

  • Venkata Girish says:


    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.


  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Karan,

      If you’re interested in financial markets, then join this program.

      Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details.

  • Rahul Seth says:

    Sir i would like to know about CWM( chartered Wealth Manager) as i have completed my post graduation diploma in banking and working with a bank as a asst manager. so did it worth to pursue CWM in India are there any further scope for this course in near future.?

  • 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!


  • 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.

  • Khushboo navani says:

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

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Tanpreet,

      CFA is good knowledge-wise. However, you need practical skills. Join this program to learn practical skills and a rewarding career in finance.

  • Revant says:

    Wanted to know when is the right time to start preparing for CFP or FRM.

    Thank you

  • Revant says:

    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

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Focus on finance knowledge and skills first. Take up a job in your city right after your M.Com in finance and accounting.

  • Sweta says:

    hello sir, i have completed my 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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,

  • 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 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Shreya,

      If you are really good in Maths and want to complement it with finance, then go for quantitative finance or financial engineering. You can also think of FRM or CFA.

      If you’re looking for a job right after the course, then join our 6-week program in Delhi.

  • Khushboo navani says:

    Hello sir
    I did last year n doing 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Mansi,

      If it’s commercial banking, then MBA would help. If it’s investment banking, go for CFA/MBA or join our 6-week course in investment banking.

  • 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

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:


      CFA will definitely help. MBA from IIMs or top B-Schools is the key. Read this article to get more clarity.

  • 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 …….

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Akshay,

      Did you read the above article carefully?

      • 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

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Wish,

          For accounting career I would suggest CA or CPA. If you want career in core finance, then go for CFA with courses like this.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Thanks for your insights Ruchi. Are you working at present? If yes, can you share more about your profile? It will help FinanceWalk readers.

      • 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….???

  • Lavisha says:

    I would like to know if I can persuade CFA after BFIA??Is it beneficial over

  • rajesh says:

    Hello sir,
    Can I do actuary after

  • rajesh says:

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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

  • SUNIL says:

    CIMA LONDON SCOPE IN INDIA -its fruitful Course ?

    salary packages after completion this course ?

    Please confirm

  • gopi natha reddy says:

    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.

  • 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??

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • SUNIL says:


    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 .


  • asn says:

    Hi sir,
    I have finished 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 ?

  • Harsh says:

    Hello Sir
    I am Harsh perusing my MBA in Finance at SIBM and had done my 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.

  • sravani says:

    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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

  • HARSH says:


  • rahul pujari says:

    I want to become financial advisor , financial analyst or risk manager.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Rahul,

      For financial advisor, go for CFP.
      For financial analyst, go for CFA OR MBA or this course.
      For risk manager, go for FRM.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Rishabh,

      CPA is for public accounting roles. CFA is for core financial analysis, portfolio management and equity research roles.

      Read more about CFA on this page.

      You can also think of IFRS Reporting career.

  • Manoj says:


    I am 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Manoj,

      I wouldn’t suggest for distance MBA. CFA/ CPA would be a better option in your case.

  • priya says:

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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Priya,

      You need to complete your graduation in Commerce. You can also check Diploma in Taxes/ Accounting from local institutes.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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!!

  • Tanu says:


    Is it advisable for a CA final student to do CFP. Please do revert

  • 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.

  • deepthi says:

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

  • 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……….

  • sushrut says:

    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..


  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Nikita,

      CFA will help you knowledge-wise. Join a short-term classroom program that will help you move up the ladder and also give you a core finance job.

  • 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

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Shashank,

      Since you’ve already done MBA and have 2 years experience in Mortgage and now want to shift to core finance, I would highly recommend our 6-week program in Delhi to you.

      Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to discuss this in detail.

  • shrddha choudhary says:

    hello sir

    i am shrddha , and i am presently pursuing 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

  • Pooja says:

    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.

  • reshma says:

    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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Reshma,

      Read about these programs by visiting the respective official sites. Check which program is most suitable to your aspirations. Your career goal should come first and then any course.

    • reshma says:

      Hi Avadhut,

      Yes but i m confuse so many education institutes are there, i dont know which will be good

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Shery,

      CFA will take 3 years to complete. Join a short-term classroom course like ours in your country. If you can’t find one in your country, you can join our program in Delhi, India. At least 1-2 candidates attend our program in every batch.

      • 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 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 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

        • Avadhut Nigudkar 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 it’s a great help ….

  • 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.

  • mohammed feroz says:


    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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Mohammed,

      Since you’re already doing MBA and wish to work in finance, I would suggest you to check our program to gain core finance skills.

  • 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.


    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Kishore,

      What’s your long-term career goal?

      • 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

        • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • rafeek says:

    really thanking you for giving this knowledge..thankyou..

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Siddhant,

      Complete CFA Certification. Simultaneously start acquiring skills mentioned in the following articles.

      Also check our program that will help you in this transition.

  • Priyadarshini says:


    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,


    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Priyadarshini,

      You can do CFP. This covers tax, investment, savings and personal finance in detail.

  • Swarup says:

    I work in finance and accounting so any course which would help me to boost my career

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Swarup,

      Please read this article.

      If you’re looking for a short-term program with placements, I suggest you read about our program.

      • Swarup says:

        Hi Avadhut,

        Thanks for the reply…………

        Is CIMA good for me since i working in accounts receivables and would request you to provide course details.


  • manzeer says:

    I am a 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Manzeer,

      Yes. But now your focus should be knowledge+skills. So, think about your long-term career goal and join a program that trains you on practical skills.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Joe,

      Please read these guides:

      You can consider our 6-week program in Delhi where we cover private equity in detail.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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 🙂

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Kiran Kumar,

      You want to work in actual mutual funds or KPOs like Syntel which are into NAV calculation and fund administration services?

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      No certification will teach you set-up your business.

      Reaching highest level in which finance field?

  • Manoj 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.


    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • Sandeep kumar says:

    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Sandeep Kumar,

      What’s your educational background and skill-set in finance? What’s your long-term career goal? Please focus on 1-2 sub-areas in finance.

  • Aman Arora says:

    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Aman,

      I’m not aware of any course as far as commercial banking is concerned. For investment banking, I’d suggest this program.

      • Aman Arora says:

        Thanks Sir, but as you know I am working please suggest me any weekend course for the same and kindly let me know the process of admission.

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Aman,

          We offer the program in weekend-mode too.

          Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to discuss this in detail.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi ADK,

      Please read this article. AFTER you read it, let me know if you’ve any queries.

      • 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.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Sunny,

      If you’re looking for a short-term course that provides rewarding career in core finance, please have a look at our program.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Awanish,

      We need to discuss this. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to discuss this in detail.

  • raghav says:

    can indian chartered accountants go for investment banking?? if yes the how is it possible and what is the route?

  • 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 ….

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Prakash,

      Since you’re doing MBA, I would suggest to focus on curriculum. At the end of MBA, you can join our 6-week program in Financial Modeling Investment Banking for core finance jobs.

  • 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

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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.

  • Ankit Gupta says:

    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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Ankit,

      I’ve not heard of this AFA program before.

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

  • pranay says:

    Any cource after 12

  • 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

  • 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 .

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Piyush,

      Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to discuss this.

  • prerna tomer says:

    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Subhradeep,

      If your long-term goal is to work in equity research, then apply for internships at equity research firms.

      Read this article for equity research career.

      Have a look at our 6-week program in Delhi.

  • 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


  • aryn says:

    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 ?

  • 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?

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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

  • 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 …!

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Vishal,

      MBA+CFA is a good combination for investment banking. Focus on skills required to make a career in investment banking. Read following articles for that:

      AFTER you read these articles, please let me know your queries.

      • osusmita says:

        Sir,I have just taken admission for mba.and I want to do specialisation in finance. Can you tell me which course will be best along with mba interest is to get into banking sector. And I am planning to do sap fici this best option for me?

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • Rishi says:


    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.


    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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 ?

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Arvind,

      Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete details.

  • Rishit says:

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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Rishit,

      This post is for people who want to make career in finance. Do you want to make career in IT+Finance combination?

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Rucha,

      You should join a program that trains you on practical aspects of finance career. We conduct 6-week program in Delhi that grooms candidates for finance jobs.

  • 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

  • Chirag G Gandhi says:

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

  • 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.

  • Prasanth says:

    I would like to know about mba in finanace scope and pay…..or should i opt for ca…?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • vaibhav bansal says:

    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Vaibhav,

      We conduct 6-week program in financial modeling and investment banking. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details.

  • Amit says:


    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Amit,

      We conduct 6-week program in Delhi that will help you get a job in core finance. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details.

  • ANKIT says:


    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Ankit,

      We conduct 6-week program in Delhi that will help you get a job in core finance. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details.

  • 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).

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Nimisha,

      For P.O. Any graduation/ post-graduation will do. I’m not aware of any such specialized program though.

  • mintu kumar says:

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

  • 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..??

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      1. Read the books mentioned on this page.
      2. Start reading Annual Reports of companies
      3. Read Warren Buffett’s letters to his shareholders.

  • 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.?

  • 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.

  • 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 .

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Sapan,

      What’s your long-term career goal?

      • 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 .

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Sapan,

          If your long-term career goal is to work in core finance roles then you must possess the practical skills. Join our 6-week program in Delhi that will give you much required break in finance.

      • 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.

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Sapan,

          Which companies/ roles you applied to/ for?

          • sapan gupta says:

            Could you please suggests me where can i try i mean to say in which and for which post.And if i will join 6 weeks program then will you provide job assistance from your side.
            Thank you sir to suggesting me, i really thankful for you from my bottom of my heart.

          • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

            Yes Sapan. We provide job assistance to all our candidates.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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 ( your contact number if you want to know how this program will help you.

  • Nishant goyal says:

    hii…..myself nishant goyal……i completed my graduation and pursuing CA inter group -2…..and its not going 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Nishant,

      If you’re thinking about FRM, read this article. If you want to start working after completion of a program, check our course in Delhi.

  • 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.

  • Sujatha says:


    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 ?

  • 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 .
    pls suggest me what to do after mba for my better future ……………………………………………………..
    (pls dont suggest long term courses pls)

  • srinivasan says:

    Sir i am doing 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Srinivasan,

      Recognized courses are CA/CWA/CS etc. Please let me know why you want to do only recognized courses?


    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….

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Hunny,

      Read the article once again and decide about your long-term career goal. Please let me know once you do these 2 things.

  • nitesh m says:

    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Nitesh,

      Please read this article for FRM Vs. CFA

      CFP is best suited for personal finance practice. CFA is best suited for equity research and portfolio management roles.

  • 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

  • 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..!!

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.!!.!

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:


      If your long-term career goal is to make a career in core finance, then join this program and start working immediately after the course.

      Please let me know if you need any more details.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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

  • Dinesh says:

    I have completed my 12th & I’m currently a 1st yr 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Dinesh,

      2 papers – Business Mathematics and Statistics Fundamentals and Fundamentals of Accounting are there in ICWA. You need to clear these papers. If you’re interested in it, then you’ll clear these papers, don’t worry and go ahead.

  • 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 ??

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Grishma,

      CFA needs focus and devotion. If you think it’s not your cup of tea, then you can join MBA. Best way is to join a practical program that gives you skills to make a career in core finance.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Akshay,

      There are various roles in Capital Market – from Operations to Research. Which area you’re passionate about?

  • saumya says:

    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Saumya,

      I suggest you to have a look at our program in Delhi. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details and career counseling.

  • 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!

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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?

  • 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

  • hasan abbas says:

    i am a 33 year old male…who has completed 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 ….

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Hasan,

      Yes, you can go ahead and start working with financial planning firm in operations to start with. Later after 2-3 years experience, you can enroll for CFP.

      • hasan abbas says:

        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.

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Hasan,

          Yes, initially it’s about client relations, business development, operations and so on. These skills are required even if you want to set-up your practice.

          • 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

          • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

            Hi Hasan,

            Start applying to financial planners in your city.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Avni Gupta says:

    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. .?

  • 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 …

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:


      You can check our course in Delhi. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to guide you.

  • 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.

  • pragya says:

    hello sir, i want to know about advance courses after cs(company sec.)??? pls suggest..

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Pragya,

      Depends on your career goal. Why do you want to go for advance courses? What’s the purpose?

    • mounika says:

      Hi sir ,
      Iam mounika i hve done my mba in the year of 2013 . Ofter that i wrked as an accounts executive (15 months) . Nw i want to do job in finance like investment banking clearing and settlement. Which course is suitable for me. Nw iam staying at hyd . What is fee structure .

  • Yogesh Sharma says:


    My brother has completed his 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.


  • gaurav k. chawde says:

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

  • Shanakr says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have completed 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.


  • 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 🙂

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Surya,

      Can you please be specific about your query?

      • surya sharma says:

        is dre any job for an economics graduate student ..?? Or I hve to do my M.A to get a job ?? Can u suggest me some courses to get d job quickly

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Surya,

          You can join our 6-Week program in Delhi.

          Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details and a detailed career counseling.

  • 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..??

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.


  • 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

  • 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….

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Lalit,

      Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details and career counseling.

  • 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?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Sanchay,

      To develop sound knowledge of finance, you can join our 6-week program in Delhi. It can help you get into consulting careers too.

  • 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


    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Ismat,

      What is your long-term career goal? Based on your goal you need to select courses.

      • 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.


        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Ismat,

          Please be specific about your long-term career goal. The statement -I want to see myself in some sound position in an MNC -doesn’t clarify about your specific career goal.

  • 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

  • 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….

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Seema,

      You can do CFA with your job simultaneously. Right now, focus on acquiring skills that’ll give you a job in finance.

      Please let me know if you’ve any queries.

  • Praveen G.R 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.

    Praveen G.R

  • 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.

  • Shailender says:

    Hi Sir,
    I am Shailender from Hyderabad, I completed my 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Shailender,

      Based on your background and aspirations I assume you want to make a career in core finance. Since you’ve already done MBA, I suggest you to look at our 6-week program in Financial Modeling and Investment Banking.

      If you get selected for this program, you can look forward to a rewarding career in core finance – investment banking, equity research, financial analysis and research and consulting.

      • 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

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Shailender,

          Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details.

  • 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

  • Pratibha Sharma says:

    Hi Sir,
    I have done 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Pratibha,

      Based on your query, I think our course in Delhi will help you make a career in core finance. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details and career counseling.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Digvijay,

      What I understand from your query is you’re looking for a course in corporate finance. You can start with this course and start reading the book “Financial Intelligence”.

      These 2 sources should be enough to start with.

  • 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!

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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 ( your contact number if you want to know more details about our program.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Ilakkiya,

      Why do you want to shift to finance jobs? What’s your long-term career goal?

      • Ilakkiya Sundhar says:

        Because I am in interested in maths and I worked in my dads company in finance sector for two months.I developed my interest there and wanted to make it as a long term career.

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Then focus on acquiring skills in core finance. Try to learn skills in hands-on way. Either through internship or a classroom program.

  • bhawna says:


    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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Bhawna,

      Which field/ industry you’re working in at present? What’s your current job responsibility? What’s your long-term career goal?

  • ansuya says:

    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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Ansuya,

      You can study for CFA (Global recognition for Finance jobs) or FRM ( Globally recognized for Risk Management jobs) with your bank job.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Richa,

      We run a 6-week program in investment banking. Click here for more details. Please let me know if you need any more details.

  • 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Daksh,

      For most courses, you need to be a graduate. You can check options like CFA, FRM or 6-week program in financial modeling and investment banking.

  • jeenu mittal says:


    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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Jeenu,

      Yes equity (share) research and analysis is a best option for you. Apart from that you can make a career in investment banking, consulting and top financial KPOs after this 6-week program in Delhi.

      Please check the course page and let me know if you need any more details.

  • 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.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Intrajit,

      There are various roles available when you complete CS:

      1. Corporate Governance and Secretarial Services
      2. Corporate Laws Advisory and Representation Services
      3. Financial Market Services
      4. Management Services

      What’s your area of interest?

  • Rishi Agnihotri says:

    Hi Avadhut Sir,

    I Done 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

    • Avadhut Nigudkar 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.

  • 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 and presently working in IT company with almost 8 months of experience. I don’t have much knowledge about finance so I will have to start from scratch.
    Thank you in advance.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Ankita,

      If you can devote enough time and study on your own, then self-study is a good option. Training is required in case you lack motivation and discipline and also want someone to guide you.

      Yes, you can reappear for the CFA exam in case you couldn’t clear in first attempt.

  • Rick says:

    Dear Sir,
    Currently I am persuing Civil Engineering 3rd year in India ( National Institution ) and want to take finance as career…
    I consider appearing for CFA Level 1 after the 3rd year final exam or during forth year…So that I may have a faster career growth.
    What kind of career path it would lead to in terms of role and salary?
    Will my engineering degree be of any use?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Rick,

      If you want to use your Civil Engineering background, then start reading about Real Estate industry and be thorough with its terminologies as far as this industry is concerned. If you do this, then with CFA you can start appreciating finance angle and THEN it becomes a lovely combination for your career.

      So as an industry expert, you can make your career in equity research, portfolio management, valuation. Also you can enter investment banks with this combination.

  • dipak says:

    hi sir,
    I want to build my career In finance and I have strong knwlage abt account and wt should I do cfa or mba finance

  • Ajay says:


    I am currently pursuing masters degree in Civil Engineering (Structures) in IIT Madras. I am planning to switch career to finance as packages offered for structural engineer in India are very low (5-6 lakhs pa). Apart from that I recently tried my hands in stock market which increased my interest further. I am planning to appear for CFA exam. I just want to know that, is it a right choice for me and will I get higher packages than I am currently offered ? Will I be considered equal to other CFA who are from financial background ?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Ajay,

      Yes, if you clear CFA you’ll be considered equal to other CFAs who’re from financial education background. I would suggest that if your long-term goal is finance career then, try to take a job where you’ll have hands-on experience in financial analysis area.

      You can also combine your Civil Engineering and CFA educational background with strong experience in Real Estate finance deals.

  • KUMAR says:


    I am working in IT company as an Admin & Accounts, I have done MBA in Finanace & Marketing. I want to do some courses that will help to carrier growth. Please suggest !

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Kumar,

      Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details.

  • sateesh says:

    Hi sir I have come to know about a programme CWM (charted wealth manager). Please suggest me how is it different from CFP and which one is better for fund management, investment banker or Equity research profile.
    As I don’t have time to go for CFA.
    I want long term career in Fund management.
    Thank you.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Sateesh,

      If you want to get into equity research, fund management, portfolio management profile, please read these articles:

      Once you read the above articles, please let me know your queries.

  • Nitin Deswadi says:

    I have completed my B.Sc(Biotech) and MBA from FINANCE and currently i m working in a school as a admin co-ordinator,now i want to switch my job and i want to join any of the MNC. Kindly suggest me in which company i can apply

  • Tarun Singhal says:

    Hi Avadhut,
    I am working on the IT side of banking applications for around 6-7 years ( total around 12 years in IT industry). I am currently placed in bangalore working for a banking product in one of the IT majors, but now wish to get a job in NCR so thinking of doing any finance courses which will value add my CV and help me in getting suitable job in NCR region.
    Please suggest,

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Tarun,

      Are you working as a functional consultant or in development/ technical side? What value-add you’re looking from the course?

      • Tarun Singhal says:

        Thanks Avadhut for the reply. I am working on development / technical (ORACLE ) side since the begining of 13 years carrier.
        Value add I am looking at is more job security and better sustainaibility in IT industry and help in any future job changes in NCR Region. I am confused though. My friends suggesting me to go for only technical courses.

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Tarun,

          At this stage (after 13 years solid experience), you can look at techno-functional roles (functional consultant/ business analyst), if you’re not at Project Manager level. I’m sure you would have had enough knowledge of banking applications / processes at this moment.

  • Pratik L says:


    I am an MBA (Marketing) graduate working in Retail Real Estate Industry. I presume this question of mine would probably raise some questions about my orientation towards my chosen Marketing field. My knowledge in finance can be considered as basic at the most. However, now, I would like to expand my knowledge and would like to know whether should i think of pursuing a finance course from knowledge perspective as well as some unseen career prospects? My question is: Is it too un-heard of for a marketing professional to think of doing a finance course without quitting his job? Also, is there a good course which is recommended?
    Kindly excuse the vagueness in my question.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Pratik,

      For knowledge purpose you can join any program – online is suitable considering your full-time job.

      If you want to shift to finance career, then you should join classroom skill-enhancement program.

  • Gajanan Yadav says:

    Hi Sir.
    i have done my mba in am not working please suggest me the suitable course which help me in my starting job.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Gajanan,

      The course suggestion will depend on your long-term career goal. So, please mention your long-term career goal.

  • Neha says:

    Hi sir,
    I am a ca final student. I am getting married in 8 months and my husband wishes to settle abroad. Please suggest me some course that I can do

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Neha,

      If you want to work full-time after job, then you can enroll for CPA. CPA is a globally recognized program and you’ll get some concession in papers.

      What’s your long-term career goal?

  • karteek says:

    Hello SIr,

    I have completed MBA in finanace. recently joined private firm around 6months back. I am planning to search job in singapore. Kindly suggest me which course should I take to get job in finance. please advice me.
    should we do any courses after MBA to get good jobs?

  • raju says:

    Hi Avadhut,

    i have done my mba finance and i’m interested in CPA course ,so kindly give me full details of CPA and which is good institutes to join in Hyderabad and what are the subjects .

  • Suresh says:

    Hi sir
    Presently I am doing CA IPCC
    I want to do CFE
    Then I want to known how to go about it

  • Rashi says:

    Hi Avadhut,
    First of all thanks for such a wonderful site of knowledge. I am a 28yr old married person. I have total 7+ yrs of experience in KPO Order to cash, reconciliations and closing & reporting. I had to leave my job coz of marriage and it’s going to be 1yr without job. Now the situation is i cannot opt for late hr shifts like UK or US which i had then when i was unmarried. I want to be in finance and accounts however my 1yr gap and KPO experience doesn’t match with the requirements of non KPOs. I have been researching for a good course which could give me good future and excel my capabilities. Could you suggest me a course which would help me to get 9 to 6 kind of a job without hectic schedule. I am good at doing analysis, projects and communicating with people .

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Rashi,

      If you’re looking for core finance job, then looking at your experience and future goals, I would like to recommend our 6-week financial modeling investment banking program. The program will equip you with core finance skills and place you in right role.

      Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details. He will also provide career counseling.

  • Kushal says:


    Thanks for your help on topics ..

    In my case I have done B Tech in ECE in 2008..After that nearly 2 years in pvt firm…As bcz of security purpose I joined banking sector.
    Now from 2011 sep onwards in am doing job in Corporation Bank as officer as u r seeing by my career background..It’s different…

    Now I am stuck with this boring profile and I want to switch and do something better but I am confused wt to do as this field is diff. for me and so the career option to choose..

    As I m 28 and can’t leave job too so help me wt to do further that helps me to come out of this banking job and enhance my skills and make good use of my past experience…

    Please guide me and help….

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Kushal,

      In your case, if you want to start your career in core finance, you’ve to have knowledge and skills in finance. I would not suggest MBA at this point. I would like to suggest our 6-week program in Delhi. This will equip you with right skills and help you place in core finance after successful completion of the program.

      • Kushal says:

        Right now I am in Bangalore..I can’t come to delhi also..But what I am asking is that what option are there for me after that as I don’t want to continue in normal banking for a long as I am feeling in normal banking there is slow growth and also less chance of developing analytical skills …

        Please guide ..

        • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

          Hi Kushal,

          Options depend on your skills and experience, so if you continue in the same job doing the same thing you’ll have the same skills and experience. One possibility is to check for internal/ lateral jobs in the same bank.

  • shankey gupta says:

    sir one more thing i want to add is that i m average student in theory and good in numericals or practicals.I love financial markets and want to make my longterm career in it.

  • shankey gupta says:

    hello sir, i have completed my (2012) and currently i m working as full time commodity trader in a firm..i have nearly 5 yr experience in markets and looking forward to make my career in finance industry…which courses should i go for…sir as u mentioned in different conversation with other aspirants financial modelling and investment banking program of yours, is totally job oriented course or it just add to a knowledge…if i choose it can i get job in investment banking industry…and kindly suggest which courses should i go for ( cfa,frm,cwa or ms finance).

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Shankey,

      Yes, our program is job-oriented one. Please email me ( your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details.

  • Akhil says:

    Dear sir,

    Now I am pursuing my MBA in Finance and Marketing. As I am an average student, I am not sure about the possibility of success in some advanced courses.
    Can you please suggest me with the good course which will benefit more in my career.

    Thank You!

  • Jatin says:

    Right now I am in second year BAF and thinking of doing MBA in Finance What more should I do with MBA to get a better Job in Future

  • Shruthi says:

    I am doing my 3rd year B.COM right father compelling me to go for bank coaching for 1 year and get into some brother asking me to write CAT exam and get into IIM. But I wish to do CA. Which one should I opt?

  • vikash says:

    Hello Sir,
    I am in CA final & I want to be a financial analyst & so accordingly I joined CFA . But due to some reason I have been banned from CFA INSTITUTE . But still I want to be a financial analyst & to achieve my dreams..Please help me out …Can I go for AFA which possess same category as of CFA.

  • rohit says:

    Hello sir,
    I hav completed by graduation in bcom and I want to meke my career in finance , I want a career where I can use my skills in earning money by making tax planing , proper investment in sny field , to get different idea for business development , proper sale purchase accounting so that I can be better proof my self in any industry or in business so am confused among mba finance, cfa , cfp , ca or icwi (cost accountant)
    Help me sir your helpfull advice can help me in making my career

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Rohit,

      The skills that you mentioned are of Personal Finance and covered in CFP. Enrol for CFP and simultaneously attend workshops/ training programs that train you on financial planning aspects. Start interacting people around you and ask them about their financial life. You’ll get an idea about what exactly you need to focus on.

      Please let me know if you need any more help as you walk on the path.

  • Abhishek says:

    You missed Master of Finance and Control (MFC) course offered by the prestigious Delhi University. Established in 1987, the course consists of 23 compulsory courses in Finance and 9 electives. Its a niche’ course in Finance and equivalent to MS in Finance offered internationally.

    Abhishek Anand

  • raj says:

    this is raj i did B.Com in 2012 , 2 year pgdbm in financial mgt in 2014 now intend to do mbs which is equivalent to mba finance,
    pls suggest me best international certification for which more scope in future
    pls guied me about AFA [Acridited Financial Analyst] Certification Program from AAFM USA

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Raj,

      If you’re looking for international certification, go for CFA/ FRM.

      Can you tell me why you’re looking for international certification? When are you planning to start applying to jobs?

  • vikram says:

    hi sir,
    i have completed my mba finance before one year and not able to decide what should i do and want to do job in finance department and accounts….

    please suggest me what should i do. i am nw working as a MIS executive and partly accounts work in organisation.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Vikram,

      If you want to make a long-term career in finance, talk to our associate. Please email me ( your contact number.

  • shivesh kumar says:

    In order to get into company for Finance job,CFA or FRM will help? Do u offer online course in this regard?

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Shivesh,

      Companies look for skills in you, so apart from knowledge, focus on skills.

      We provide classroom and online programs.

  • talha says:

    Hello sir,
    How r u doing? I see that your suggestions have helped a lot of people. About me, I am a B. Pharmacy graduate with an MBA (finance) degree. Right now I m working as an associate analyst in a private firm. I want to do some courses which could expand my knowledge as I don’t have in depth knowledge of core finance.
    Please suggest me…

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Talha,

      If you want to learn core finance for knowledge purpose, go for CFA program. If you want to gain practical skills that’ll help you get core finance jobs, join our 6-week financial modeling investment banking program in Delhi.

  • P V N Raju says:

    Sir I am a qualified chartered accountant. Presently working in a public sector bank as credit officer. I want to continue in banking industry. Please suggest which course will help to go to higher positions.

  • bina says:

    I am b com and mba finance ,(2009). I am workg in govt bank since 2011.i want to do ca but not possibl wid job. recently I came to know abt FRM. my.aim is to b different from my peer group. whethr I should go for FRM or any other course. I am intrestd in credit . can treasry b a gud option for me

    kindly guide.

    • Avadhut Nigudkar says:

      Hi Bina,

      Go for FRM. Check this page for the roles that you may get industry-wise after clearing FRM:

  • Rahul Tonde says:

    Hellow sir

    I recently complited my PGDBM and taking admission for MBS (Finance). I have 10m Exp in CA Firm for Accounting and now doing Job in PVT Company as accountant from last 1.5 years. what is the better cource for my future.

    please give me the best advoice for mu future carreier.

    Thanks in advance
    Rahul Tonde

  • Gowthami says:


    I have Completed MBA (Finance) 2011 now I am working as marketing Executive I just want move to Finance & Accounting Pls Give me your suggestion

  • nikita says:

    i am in final year of my graduation ( honours).already cleared cpt level for ca.looking for some good opportunities in interest is inclined towards investment risk analysis.caN u please suggest me a good course?what is the most rewarding course to collaborate with my ca n make a fruitful career opportunity?