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Financial mastery: 5 reasons why an MBA in finance is worth the investment

An MBA Finance graduate can earn Rs 10-20 lakh annually; Apeejay School of Management’s programme offers lucrative opportunities



Choosing finance as a specialization in an MBA program can provide aspirants with a wide range of advantages and opportunities. It is a broad field that opens doors to diverse roles, such as financial analyst, investment banker, portfolio manager, risk manager, and financial consultant, to name a few.

A specialisation in finance carries a certain level of prestige and credibility in the business world. It demonstrates your commitment to professional development and signifies a strong foundation in finance. Employers often value candidates with advanced degrees and may consider them for senior management or leadership positions.

Five key benefits:

1. There is an abundance of career opportunities in finance.
It allows students to develop a valuable set of skills that are highly sought after in the business world.
2. It provides students with a deep understanding of how businesses operate from a financial perspective. They learn to analyse financial statements, evaluate investment opportunities, and make informed financial decisions.
3. The knowledge gained during an MBA in finance has global applicability. The principles and concepts learned can be applied in different countries and industries, making finance a versatile specialisation that opens doors to opportunities worldwide.
4. It has a positive impact on personal finance management. Students gain insights into investment strategies, risk management techniques, retirement planning, and wealth creation.

Job prospects

According to Dr Pooja Chaturvedi Sharma, Assistant Professor (Accounting and Finance) at Apeejay School of Management, an MBA in finance can open up a plethora of career paths and job opportunities in both India and abroad.

“The curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in finance principles, financial analysis, investment management, risk assessment, and other relevant areas”

-Dr Pooja Chaturvedi Sharma, Assistant Professor (Accounting and Finance) at Apeejay School of Management

“Individuals specialising in finance can pursue careers as financial analysts, working in financial institutions, investment banks, or consulting firms. They would be responsible for analysing financial data, preparing reports, and providing recommendations for investment decisions. Another enticing option is investment banking, where individuals can join investment banks or financial advisory firms and engage in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and capital-raising activities,” Dr Chaturvedi said.

An MBA in finance also equips individuals with the skills necessary to manage investment portfolios for individuals, corporations, or mutual funds. “They would be responsible for making investment decisions and monitoring the performance of the portfolios,” Dr Chaturvedi explained.

Why study at ASM?

“Apeejay School of Management (ASM) can contribute to helping students achieve their goals in finance. The institute offers a PGDBM program with a specialisation in finance. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in finance principles, financial analysis, investment management, risk assessment, and other relevant areas,” Dr Chaturvedi opined and shared a few more reasons why students should study here.

Experienced faculty: The faculty consists of experienced professionals and academicians with expertise in finance. They bring industry insights and practical knowledge into the classroom, ensuring that students receive quality education and guidance in their finance specialization.

Industry tie-ups and guest lectures: ASM often collaborates with industry partners and invites guest speakers from the finance sector to deliver lectures and workshops. These interactions expose students to real-world scenarios, industry best practices, and trends in finance.

Internship and placement: The institute maintains relationships with corporate partners, which can facilitate internships and placements for students.

Workshops and skill development: These may cover areas like financial modeling, data analysis, financial software usage, and presentation skills. These initiatives prepare students to be job-ready.

Alumni network: Alumni who have pursued successful careers in finance can share their experiences, provide mentorship, and assist in networking opportunities.

Research and projects: By working on research initiatives, students can develop a deeper understanding of finance concepts, contribute to knowledge creation, and enhance their analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Benefits of studying at ASM

Dr Chaturvedi said that ASM is affiliated with the All India Council for Technical Education and the National Board of Accreditation.

“The institute has a strong reputation for providing quality education and has been recognized for its academic standards. It offers students a comprehensive curriculum that is regularly updated to align with industry requirements and emerging trends. The campus also provides a platform for academic and extracurricular activities, promoting holistic development and creating a vibrant educational atmosphere,” Dr Chaturvedi said in conclusion.

Shalini is an Executive Editor with Apeejay Newsroom. With a PG Diploma in Business Management and Industrial Administration and an MA in Mass Communication, she was a former Associate Editor with News9live. She has worked on varied topics - from news-based to feature articles.