Are you a b-school student looking to create a career in finance? Received an internship, PPO in a finance role? Applying to finance roles post-b-school, or during final placements? Perhaps you’re just interested in a finance career but not sure how to forge full speed ahead? A CA + CFA + MBA wondering what next maybe? Want to work in fintech but have questions about skills and aptitudes? Well, we are here to answer your questions. Check out how to chart your career path post MBA in finance, what kind of supplementary courses you can pursue, and skills you need for different finance and fintech careers, all in this article.
Your guide to finance careers post MBA:
Investment banking is pretty cool right?! But it's not the only career open to you in finance. There are many interesting roles you can work in, with your MBA in Finance. Did you know that many finance roles have a strong sales angle? It’s a myth that all finance roles entail math wizardry! In this article, we cover some of these roles offered by banking & finance companies at schools across India. We are looking at roles offered at some top 25 odd schools in India. Check out the details in this article.
“The one thing I would caution you is that there would be roles offered in the BFSI sector that are not core finance roles (such as Relationship Manager and Sales Manager roles), but offer quite attractive CTCs and mass recruit as well. It is a dilemma that lots of core Finance people find themselves in (barring those in IIMs ABC, FMS) when they're waiting for companies during placement season. The peer pressure to get placed, coupled with the fear of obtaining lesser quality roles and CTCs as the days go by sets in. There are a few schools of thought regarding that, but if you decide that you want to choose the CTC over a core role, then that's your decision to take. However, I know that it is not impossible to switch back to a core finance role after a year, but it'll definitely take more effort to do so.”
- Check out Riddhi Kalra, IIM Trichy student’s take on career options post MBA.
“An MBA is a lot of things for people - a chance to get big bucks, to move up in their careers, to switch their careers, or to simply show the world that they are capable of going out there and achieving something. Everyone's reason is different. But regardless of what your reason might be to do an MBA, it all leads up to one thing - a job. Therefore, I have come up with this report on the various types of jobs after MBA that top recruiters offer, along with the titles you can expect to have as you progress in your career. This report may also help you in structuring an answer to the all-important - "Why MBA?", and also in preparing your CV in just the right way for placements (if and when you get to that).”
- Check out InsideIIM Editor Chirag Shukla’s take on job titles post-MBA
There are very few teachers who have such a vast experience in academia as well as industry. From holding positions in SP Jain, NMIMS to being the founding dean of NISM to now working for the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Sunder Ram Korivi (or more popularly known as SRK by students) has come a long way. Awards like Best Academician in India instituted by Amity University, 2008; Best Teacher, Best Department (Finance) Awards, NMIMS, 2007 and Outstanding Teacher in Finance, Higher Education Forum, 2013 are a testament to how much students admire and look up to him! Let's find out what tips sir has given to those who wish to make a career in finance.
You are about to fulfill your MBA dream and start a new journey towards securing a job in your dream company. Because let’s face it, that is probably the road which will lead you to a comfortable life. Your b-school has equipped you with all the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to conquer the corporate world and you’re probably looking out for a finance profile. What do you do then? How do you go about preparing and securing a finance job? In this article, we will tell you about various job roles in finance, basic concepts you should know, prep tips and other reading materials. Read to know more.
The BFSI sector is rapidly evolving. No longer is it a 9-5 banking job, the most aspirational job, and safe job out there. Today the BFSI sector seems to have shifted focus, from public institutionalized players ruling the roost to new private players taking the lead. If you want to create a career in banking and finance, you can no longer be okay with just being a paper pusher. Neither are you simply going to assist processes. Your job will certainly involve connecting with and understanding your consumers’ needs as well as comprehending technology. But how do you achieve this? There’s a need for fresh pedagogy and an evolved curriculum with these shifts in the market. In this article, find out about just such a course.
You have the ability to utilize this time to learn a new skill or fine-tune your old ones. So how do you do that? One option is taking an online course. To help you along, today we list down a few online finance courses that you can pursue to use your time more productively. From personal finance to financial modeling, find a little something for your expertise level here. So read on!
So, if you are doing an MBA in Finance from a top B-School, should you really invest in a CFA? I am sure this question has popped up in many minds in various forms. Let us try to answer this in as simple terms as it can be. Read on to find out more.
Core competency remaining uniform corporate finance jobs differ as we move from sector to sector. Here we try and explore 2 completely unrelated areas and track corporate finance as a career profile, its basic functions, what is expected of a corporate finance professional, and everything good and bad attached to it to everything which finally gives you the money, the reputation, the status and undoubtedly the sought after ‘Corporate Finance’ tag.”
Interested in a finance career? Whether you aspire to become an investment banker, a consultant, or play the market game, you need to have really strong basics. A grounding in accounting and finance basics is a prerequisite for most of the coveted finance jobs out there after all. If you're a CA, CFA (candidate too), or a commerce student, you probably know this stuff. But for the rest of us mere mortals, far removed from the world of finance jargon, these concepts are like Greek & Latin. So today, we take a few minutes to deconstruct a basic finance concept for you. Check out this explanation on how the concepts of Risk & Return work and brush up on your basics today!
Pursuing random courses may not really help you. What will add value to your CV is pursuing courses in relation to your future career or job profile. Whether it is BFSI or consulting you wish to work in, or sales and marketing, or operations and supply chain management, or HRM, there are some basic skills you can gain through online certifications that can help you show a strong profile. So what are these courses and certifications and why should you pursue them? Find out in this article.
We hear a lot about Front office jobs, mid-office jobs, and back-office jobs in IBs. How do they differ? Can we get an example of Goldman Sachs how F, M, B roles will look & what's the general pay gap between them? If these are your questions, check out this thread!
What does it take to have a successful career in Finance? Is it just about getting the academics right or there is more to it? Are there attitudinal changes that the future of finance career demands from students, who are going to be part of the big bad world of Finance? All your questions will be answered in this video where Gaurav Jain, Sr. Vice President- Institutional Equities, Motilal Oswal decodes the skills you need to ace future finance careers. An NLDIMSR alumni Gaurav Jain further talks about his journey of making it to the big league in this video.
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