Earlier, a career in the field of Finance was considered as a back office job, which involved documentation and maintenance of records in a back office. Today, with the rapid digitalization and with the corporate market making more us of numbers than real money, has made these careers extremely challenging. India as a country has also seen a great spurt of interest in careers in finance since the time of the liberalization days. Essentially, these careers provide a professional with a pivotal role in the decision making, planning, management and control of the operations in any firm.Imarticus.org
While the field of finance offers a wide array of careers for one to choose from like, investment banking, chartered accountancy, financial analysis, wealth management and more; having an appropriate qualification is a pre-requisite to find careers in finance. Most of the people who want to make it big in the field of Finance, opt for business colleges or specialize in commerce or economics. There are also many institutes that offer specific courses like that in chartered accountancy, tailor-made investment banking courses and so on. A lot of people are opting for courses similar to these as they are more intensive, in comparison to the general courses which look for a holistic development.Image Credit : Imarticus
Apart from these courses, there are also a number of international qualifications that are open to everyone and are valid in India as well. The various accreditations include the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, Certified Public Accountants (CPA) program, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) program and more.
Masters of Business Administration or MBA is the one course, which is most commonly opted for by students. A lot of esteemed business schools offer this course, which enables the students to get a thorough understanding of the various financial functions in the corporate world, healthcare, and government as well as management of various operations of a particular firm.
A CA or a CS (Company Secretary) program, are two of the most common program that comes to mind when looking for a career in the field of finance. A lot of institutes offer these programs and a background in the field of commerce or economics, can be of immense help here. The exams for both these courses are conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI) and a candidate is required to pass about 3 examinations namely, CPT , IPCC, and the final CA exam.
There are quite a few institutes all over India, offering a number of short-term as well as long-term certification courses, for those looking for a finance career. Imarticus Learning is one such esteemed education institute, which offers a wide array of certification courses in investment banking, wealth management, corporate finance, valuation, value investing, financial modeling, trade finance and more. One of their premium courses is the CIBOP course, this certification course is designed for careers in the Capital Market Operations division in an investment bank and is internationally accredited by the CISI. Imarticus also offers online courses, which the candidates can adjust according to their pace of learning. Their online finance courses include certification in financial modeling, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), capital markets, risk management and more.
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