CERTIFICATION COURSES FOR MBA FINANCE
This article is very important for all the students who want to pursue a career in MBA Finance. Most of the students are confused about Certification Courses for MBA Finance because there are plenty of different courses available online as well as offline.
This article is divided into 3 parts.
A. Importance of Finance Certifications
B. Finance Certification Courses
C. Important YouTube channels
Importance of Certification Courses for MBA Finance
Certifications are helpful in the following ways
- Most of the engineers opting for Finance specialization should be well aware of the basics otherwise it becomes difficult to cope with Syllabus during academics
- Increases worth of your Resume
- To find a Job
- Career Growth
MBA Finance Certification Courses
A. Introduction to Financial Accounting(Basics)
This course will help you understand the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. You can complete this course from Coursera.
B. Finshiksha Certifications
Finshiksha provides certifications on Investment Banking, Credit Analysis, Equity Valuation, Analyst Program etc. The blog section on its website is simply Fantastic.
C. NISM Certifications
National Institute of Securities Market(NISM) holds Certification Exams as per the Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI). They provide certifications across different areas, the following are recommended:
- NISM Series XII: Securities Market Foundation
- NISM Series VII: Securities Operations and Risk Management.
- NISM Series VA: Mutual fund Distributors
- NISM Series XA: Investment Advisors (level1)
- NISM Series XV: Research Analyst
D. NCFM Certifications
The National Stock Exchange(NSE) launched NSE’s Certification in Financial Markets(NCFM).
Very important for Engineers opting Finance specialization and also for Non-Commerce students
Link to Applied Economics from Finshiksha(other option)
F. FLIP Certifications
FLIP offers training & certifications across Investment Banking, Risk Management, Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Corporate Banking and Banking Operations.
G. Advanced Excel course from Online portals or Offline Classes
Microsoft Excel is something which any specialization will always need through academic sessions and Corporate Career. So, I recommend you to go for this course because it is going to help in the long run.
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A. CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst
CFA is the benchmark for Finance Professionals across the globe administered by the US-based CFA Institute. It covers areas like Wealth Management, Investment Banking, Portfolio Management and Research Analysis.
B. CFP – Certified Financial Planner
CFP is an International Certification that is given by the Financial Planning Standards Board of India (FPSB). Areas covered are Retirement Planning, Investment Planning, Tax & Estate Planning etc.
C. FRM – Financial Risk Manager
The Global Association for Risk Professionals (GARP) offers this course which is a globally recognized certification in Risk Management. The certification will help you in roles like Risk Assessment, Financial Risk Consultant, Risk Management, Asset Liability Management etc.
D. NPTEL Finance Certifications
NPTEL stands for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning. It was started by seven IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati & Roorkee) along with the Indian Institute of Science(IISC), Bangalore in 2003.
Important YouTube channels to follow