Do you have knowledge of investment techniques? Great. Can you navigate through bullish/bearish stock markets? Yup. Are you familiar with best money-saving techniques? Definitely.

Finance jobs are on the rise. The job market is always hot for someone who knows how to manage money.

In 2015, 78% of employers planned to match or exceed their hiring of finance graduates compared to 2014, and demand is expected to remain strong, according to a study by the Graduate Management Admission Council.

Financial acumen is one of the most sought after skills today. To create economic value for your organization, you must understand and sift through multiple financial metrics, products, stakeholders, resources, compliance and markets.

Besides learning the tricks of the trade, a one-year’s Masters in Finance allows students to enter the job markets quickly.

Students with an under-graduation in finance along with some work experience are ideal as they can understand and appreciate all that is taught in the Masters in Finance program. A Master’s degree educates students about the economic and finance operations that are managed by banks, insurance, non-banking financial companies and public institutions.

Which one to choose – Masters in Finance or MBA in Finance?

Students and professionals who are contemplating pursuing a Finance career are often unclear if they should go for a Masters in Finance or an MBA (Finance). Both the degrees are well respected in the markets, and they can help you land jobs in investment banking and corporate finance as well.

MBA courses are created with a strong focus on management and leadership. The Master’s degree is more oriented towards imparting knowledge and skills meant for specific job roles in the market. Masters in Finance focuses on financial markets and finance per se, while an MBA is a little broader, covering general aspects of business such as HR and Operations too.

International scope

Those working in international finance use economic theories, best practices covering exchange rates, empirical finance, advanced research, foreign investments and other topics related to global finance.

In light of growing international opportunities in finance, more aspirants are going after advanced finance degrees to pursue job openings in international banking, capital markets, business development, investment banking, corporate finance, trade finance, etc.

Going ahead

Those going for an international degree in finance should carefully eye through the college curriculum and select a program which meets their interests and which presents the right opportunities of career growth.

Masters of Finance degree of BSE Institute Ltd (India) in collaboration with University of Otago (New Zealand) is one such program.

Executives graduating have a wide range of potential career opportunities open for them in areas such as: Commercial Banking, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Funds Management, Brokerage, Regulation, Treasury, Financial Advising and Trading.

Graduates will be able to command job roles such as Personal Financial Advisors, Financial Managers, Financial Analysts, Financial Services, Credit Risk Management Analysts, and M&A Analysts, while drawing median salaries NZ$ 50,000 and higher.

Please visit international.bsebti.com/mfinc to learn about BSE Institute Ltd’s Masters of Finance course in association with University of Otago.

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