MBA Certifications

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

  1. 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
  2. Increases worth of your Resume
  3. To find a Job
  4. 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.

Link to Coursera Fin Accounting

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

Link to NISM Certifications

D. NCFM Certifications

The National Stock Exchange(NSE) launched NSE’s Certification in Financial Markets(NCFM).



Link to NCFM Certifications

E. Microeconomics

Very important for Engineers opting Finance specialization and also for Non-Commerce students


Microeconomics Principles from Coursera

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.


Link to FLIP Certifications

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.

Learn Excel for Free by Tutorials Point

Major Courses

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.

Link to CFA Certification

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.

Link to FRM Certification

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.

Link to NPTEL Finance Courses

Important YouTube channels to follow

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  1. I was confused and looking for the same questions thanks to you man……for providing me the clarity and direction at the right time.

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