MBA Finance vs MBA Financial Planning

“If you want to thrive in today’s economy, you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed.” – Robert Kiyosaki.

The banking, financial services and insurance sectors have picked up in a big way over the past years with right manpower being at the heart of growth. Companies look for super specialised and competent professionals to build competitive advantage over others. With millions of applications flooding the industry, how does one stand out? MBA alone as a qualification is no longer enough. It has been outperformed by several other specialised certifications and programs that employers look for today. MBA in Financial Planning is one such program.

An MBA degree will open up opportunities, but going for a super specialised degree in finance along with MBA will be an investment that will take you all the way. Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Financial Planning provides students with comprehensive business training, building the relevant competencies and prepares them for in demand careers such as financial advisors, wealth managers and more. Mentioned below are points that will explain how a course like MBA in Financial Planning could help an aspirant make a successful career –

  • Access to top-notch companies: This program is designed in such a way that it opens up placement opportunities in top companies in financial planning, wealth management, banking, equity research, AMCs, portfolio management, brokerages, etc.
  • International Recognition: MBA in Financial Planning incorporates the curriculum of internationally recognized CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM as well as NISM certifications that are widely accepted across various industries.
  • Practical exposure: The program provides a lot more exposure to practical training than a regular MBA. It is more hands-on with inclusions such as financial plan construction, industry workshops, guest lectures, projects and practical assignments, case studies to enhance practical skills and personality enhancement sessions significantly enhances career prospects in India as well as abroad.
  • Earn while you learn: While an MBA program indulges one for complete 2 years, MBA in Financial Planning covers up most of the syllabus in year one with focused and intensive learning, hence gearing up the student to start work right after the completion of first year.
  • Become an entrepreneur: Unlike a regular MBA, MBA in Financial Planning will help you start your own financial planning or consulting firm.

So the benefits of doing MBA in Financial Planning are manifold. All we can say is that individuals looking to become successful financial professionals should consider MBA in Financial Planning, a program that incorporates the globally accepted CFPCM curriculum valid in 26 countries along with an MBA degree which assures the candidate the “RIGHT PLACE” in the industry.

Manya Kakkar
Research Associate

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