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.

Have I Missed Anything?...

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

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

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  1. 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

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


    • 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.

      • 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?

  6. hi,

    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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.


  9. Hi,

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

  10. 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

    • 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

  11. Hello
    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.

  12. 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 .

  13. 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.

  14. am

    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.


  15. Hi,

    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.

    • Dear Darshak,

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

  16. 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 ??

    • 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.

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

  18. Hi,

    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?

  19. 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.


  20. 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

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

  22. 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.

    • 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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.


  26. 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 ??

      • i wanted to lean more about financial management like capital budgeting, merger and acquisition, Working capital , FRM , project finance and many more

  27. 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.

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

  29. 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

    • Dear Jitin,

      Please acquire the practical skills required to get into core finance. Read the list of the skills here.

  30. 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

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

  32. 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??

  33. 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.

  34. Hi,
    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.

  35. 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.

  36. Hi
    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.


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

  38. 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?

    • Dear Kusum,

      You can try IT/ Manufacturing firms. Before that, focus on acquiring practical skills.

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

  40. 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..

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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,

  45. 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..

  46. 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…

  47. Hi,

    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.

  48. 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

  49. 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

  50. 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.

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

  52. 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

  53. 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.

  54. 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……?

  55. 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?

      • 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..

  56. Which course is better to do after MBA finance.

  57. 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.

  58. Hi,
    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.

  59. 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?

      • 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

  60. Hi,

    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.

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

  62. Sir,
    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.

    • 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.

  63. 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.

  64. Hi,

    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.

  65. Hi,

    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.


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

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

  67. 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.

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

  69. 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!


  70. 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?

    • Dear Abhishek,

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

      • 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?

  71. 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

    • 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.

  72. 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

  73. 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????


    • 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.

  74. sir,
    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…

  75. Hi,

    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

  76. 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 ?

    • 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

  77. Hi,

    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?


  78. Sir,
    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.

  79. Hello,

    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.


  80. 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 .

  81. Hi,
    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


  82. Hi,

    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.

  83. Hi,

    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

  84. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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?

        • 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.

      • 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?

  85. 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

  86. HI,

    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.

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

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

    plz suggest me

  89. Hi,
    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.

      • i want to make a career in consulting,portfolio management..but currently I want to change my job to gain exposure in finance cfp enough to help me switch??

        • You get a job based on your skills and not otherwise. So invest your time in learning skills. Start working with a financial planning firm. Work for next 3 years and complete CFP. You may continue to work in such firms or start on your own.

  90. 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

      • I am sorry sir, i didn’t get your question … Did you actually ask how I intend to do it or what I intend to do or what’s the point?

  91. 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……….

    • Dear Srinivas,

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

  92. 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

    • Dear Sumit,

      You can apply for nationalized bank’s P.O. roles after clearing the exam.

      For operations and managerial roles in private banks, you need to be MBA.

    • But sir right now MBA value is still nil

  93. Hi
    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.

    • 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 ([email protected]) your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete details.

  94. Hi,

    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?


  95. 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…

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

  97. 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.

    • 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 ([email protected]) your contact number. My associate will call you to provide complete program details and its usefulness to your profile.

  98. 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.

  99. 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

  100. 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

  101. 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

    • Hi Devendra,

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

  102. 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…..

  103. 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.

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

    • Dear Riya,

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

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

    • 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 !

  106. 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.

    • 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.

  107. 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

      • i would like to be in banking industry but not in private sector. my primary concern is a salary hike n better profile.

  108. 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.

  109. 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

    • 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.

  110. 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.

  111. 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?

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

  113. 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%)

  114. 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)

    • 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.

  115. 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.

  116. 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

  117. 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.

  118. 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….!

  119. hi

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

    Thank u : -)

  120. 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………

  121. 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..

  122. 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.

  123. 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.

  124. 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

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

          • 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

  125. 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.

  126. 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)?

  127. 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

    • Hi Karan,

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

  128. 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.

    • 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.

  129. Hi

  130. 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?

    • Hi Harpreet,

      This is the proper course to become an investment banker. My question, WHICH specialized courses you plan to do? What’s the purpose?

      • I am interested in CFP and the investment banking course. Is it possible that it can be a good match. Or if i were to choose any one, which is more preferable?

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

    Waiting for your Suggestion.

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

  133. 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.>?

  134. 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

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

  136. Hi…
    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

  137. 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?

  138. 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.

    • Dear Kates,

      Why there is no promotion for you in last 4 years? Why are you staying in the same company?

  139. 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 ..

    • 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.

  140. 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??

  141. Hello sir,

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

  142. 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?

  143. Hello,

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

  144. Hi,

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


  145. 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

  146. 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.?

  147. 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!


  148. 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.

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

  150. 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?

    • 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.

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

    Thank you

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

  153. 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

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

  154. 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

    • 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.

  155. 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,

  156. 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.

  157. 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

    • 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.

  158. 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.

  159. 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

  160. 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?

  161. 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 …….

      • 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

        • 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.

  162. 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.

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

      • 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….???

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

  164. Hello sir,
    Can I do actuary after

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. 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

    • 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.

  168. 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

  169. CIMA LONDON SCOPE IN INDIA -its fruitful Course ?

    salary packages after completion this course ?

    Please confirm

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

  171. 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??

    • 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.

  172. sir

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


  173. 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 ?

  174. 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.

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

    • 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.

  176. 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


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

  179. 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.

  180. Hi..

    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

    • Hi Manoj,

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

  181. 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…

    • Hi Priya,

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

  182. 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

    • 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.

  183. 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!!

      • “Something” means “a course ” to be independent.

        • Hi Pooja,

          The course suggestion will depend on what do YOU want to do in your career. Invest some time in brainstorming and check what you really love to do and has good demand in market.

  184. Hi,

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

  185. 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.

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

  187. 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……….

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


  189. 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

    • 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.

  190. 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.

  191. 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

  192. [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.

  193. 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

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

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

    • 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.

    • Hi Avadhut,

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

        • Hi Avadhut,

          my passion and long term goal is i want get experience in finance field my job should involve more analytical work,and i should enhance my career

  196. 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?

    • 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.

      • 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

        • 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.

    • 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 ….

  197. 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.

  198. Hello

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

  199. 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.


      • 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

        • 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.

          • Thank you Avadhut for your guidelines.

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

  201. 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?

  202. Hi,

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

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

    Thanks in advance,


    • Hi Priyadarshini,

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

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

  204. Hi,
    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?

    • 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.

  205. 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.

  206. 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

    • 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 🙂

  207. 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?

    • Hi Kiran Kumar,

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

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

    • No certification will teach you set-up your business.

      Reaching highest level in which finance field?

  209. 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.


    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

      • 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.

  212. 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.

      • 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.

  213. 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

  214. 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

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

  216. 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 ….

  217. 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

  218. 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

    • 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.

  219. 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.

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

    • Hi Ankit,

      I’ve not heard of this AFA program before.

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

  221. 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

  222. 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 .

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

    • 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.

  224. 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 w