Top Courses after MBA Finance

What They Don’t Teach You at MBA


Business world is an intense and competitive field. An MBA Finance degree can help develop skills that can be used in a number of situations. In a dramatic shift versus a decade ago, finance jobs are as much in-demand as roles in technology sector or other domains. MBA graduates in Finance are proving that they can make a difference as leaders in many different industries. This article lists top courses after MBA finance that students can take up to enhance their finance career.

Any list does involve a certain bit of subjectivity and thus it will never be perfect. Despite all this, one must attempt to create a list. After all, a list helps us in the simplest way to know why we decide to take a certain action.

The list is a series of technical skills and practical expertise which are not covered fully in an MBA program These courses after MBA finance  will definitely add to your learning

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  • Company Secretary: Involved in creating policies for the company, maintaining legal records, taking care of public issues, managing mergers and acquisition related activities. Primarily the mediator between the management and the board of directors. If you’re in India, you can do this part time and can enroll any time of the year.  Click here to get started as a Company Secretary.
  • Actuary: Your job as an actuary is to assess the financial impact of risk and uncertainty. Actuaries assess the financial security systems, keeping a hawk’s eye on their complexity, the mathematics involved in the same and their mechanisms. Click here to know how to get started.
  • Executive Programme in Algorithmic Trading: Cutting edge tools have become the trend in the trading industry. To have a lucrative career in a financial institution and to have an edge over other applicants knowing algorithmic trading is imperative. You could become an Algo Risk Analyst, Quant Analyst, Quant Algo Developer or a Market Risk Analyst. QuantInsti® from Mumbai provides a comprehensive online course on Algorithmic trading, you can check it out here. Alternatively, QuantInsti® also offers short term self-paced online courses through their learning portal, Quantra™. The courses are full with many interactive exercises and covers complex concepts with ease, check out the courses here
  • Chartered Financial Analyst: In the financial services world, the CFA charter holder is one of the few courses that give a MBA-Finance a serious run for the money. A CFA charter holder is one of the most valued people in any organization. You are looked up to for your insights backed by analytical inputs. Click here for more info.
  • Certificate in Quantitative Finance: A rigorous and practical certification promises to train people and help them find jobs in derivatives, quant IT, quant trading, risk management or insurance. We have covered a whole blog post on how to become a Quant even if you think it’s too late for you to start. Check out our blog post, ‘Can I be a quant in my 40’s?’. And if you’re curious here is a blog post on ‘How much salary do Quants really earn?’, reading this blog will leave you puzzled.
  • Certified Financial Planner: To have a career in wealth management this course give you in-depth training in various aspects of personal finance like tax planning, insurance planning, estate planning etc. In a country like India where financial education is on the rise, the need for CFPs will be higher too.
  • Chartered Alternate Investment Analyst: The CAIA Charter designation is the highest standard of achievement in alternative investment education and provides broad knowledge, demonstrated expertise, and global credibility in alternatives. While CFA and CAIA might sound very similar, in fact they do share some similarities like the hard work required and high fees for the exams. However, there are some differences in these two, you can check out this link for more information on the difference.
  • Financial Risk Manager: Designation is the most globally respected and widely recognized certification for financial risk management. The exam is globally recognized standard for measuring the skills and knowledge of those who manage financial risk. If you were to choose to become a Financial Risk Manager, then you would be expected to manage the risk that accompanies any investments and would like to broaden their knowledge of the same. Click here to get started.

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Here is a brief list of other things which are not taught in an MBA

  1. Reality is different: No amount of academic theories on efficient pricing will prepare you completely for the job, finding the “optimal” price is really hard.  In the meantime, remember that a sub-optimal price is a lot better.
  2. There’s always more than what meets the eye: The ways you can spend money on marketing is infinite. Experiment broadly and learn lessons cheaply. On a related note, no amount of MBA marketing classes will prepare you for the day that you have to produce leads in order to close sales.  As it turns out, marketing is about more than product feature matrices and the right shade of blue for your logo.
  3. Key to Hiring?: Recruit the best people, fair compensation, and equity? True but what they don’t tell you is that company culture and a demonstrated passion for your vision is equally important. (Oh, and your vision should be on the larger path to truth, justice, and overall goodness).  Your vision should not involve harming kittens.  They’re adorable. This becomes more important when you set out starting your own venture.
  4. Leave the theories of college in college: AThe advanced game theory is exceptionally useful.  The basic game theory is dangerous – because it assumes that you’re dealing with a bunch of rational “players”.  It’s like trying to design a real car that’s going to be driven on a theoretically frictionless surface, with no air resistance and no idiots on the road.And It's Gone
  5. Master of Business Administration?: Doing business should foremost be taught in an MBA, that’s what it does not teach you. If you want to be an entrepreneur, MBA is a definitely not a requirement. A few years of practical experience will teach you much more than bookish academics.
  6. Communication!: Well they do teach you this in college but that’s just corporate communication but day to day communication and assertive behavior is different and equally required in your job and if mastered will also take you to the top but it won’t be taught in a b-school.
  7. Programming and Technical Skills: Technical Skills are not taught in an MBA. There are a lot of theories and models and more theories. But technically how to implement the theoretical knowledge is not taught. There was a time when professionals in finance were not required to have programming skills, but now many companies for profiles like analysts have made it compulsory to have programming skills. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered, you can enroll for our ‘Python for Trading’ course which teaches you Python (an open source and widely used programming language) specifically catered for finance applications. Here’s the course link.

What if I told you

Although you might be technically sound and have learned quite a few principles during the MBA, if you had to venture into a skilled field such as quantitative analysis or quantitative strategist you would certainly need something much more than just an MBA. Quantitative strategies have evolved from back office boxes to mainstream complex tools. In order to utilize the best minds in business and fastest computers and to exploit inefficiencies and use leverage to make market bets. To achieve this you will have to equip yourself with practical technical experience and mentorship.

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If you want to learn various aspects of Algorithmic trading then check out our Executive Programme in Algorithmic Trading (EPAT™). The course covers training modules like Statistics & Econometrics, Financial Computing & Technology, and Algorithmic & Quantitative Trading. EPAT™ is designed to equip you with the right skill sets to be a successful trader. Enroll now!

31 thoughts on “Top Courses after MBA Finance

  1. June 8, 2017

    jjj Reply

    i completed MBA. after that i worked for MNC 2 years. because of pregnency i taken 2 years gap. now, i wanted to join job again. before that i want learn some course related to accounts for strengthen my resume. what course would be best for me…

  2. August 4, 2017

    Binkal Reply

    I have completed my MBA in finance and now i want to do any short term course which adds up to my resume and make a plus point by strengthen it and to get a job in this field. I am unable to search any kind of course after completing mba in finance.

    • January 4, 2018

      Priya Reply

      I have done MBA in finance and was working as assistant account and hr in Sharjah till April 2016. Now after my gap due to pregnancy would like to Persue an online course so that it would boost my resume.
      Please suggest what course would best suit me.

      • January 8, 2018

        admin Reply

        Hi Priya,
        Thank you for writing to us.

        Since you have done MBA in finance, and since you were an accountant. I am assuming you must good with numbers, this advantage can be used in stock trading. Our course like ‘Options Trading Strategies in Python: Intermediate’ offers a certification from NSE Academy and QuantInsti® which will help boost your resume and can be useful in profiles like equity analyst, portfolio manager, and similar other profiles. We hope this helps.

        Here is the link to the course,

  3. November 20, 2017

    sandy Reply

    i have done mscit and working from last five year in accounting firm, can any course build up my resume or hike in career.

    • November 27, 2017

      admin Reply

      You can go for some valuable certification in area of your choice like programming, database management, Tally etc. You can find the salary offered for candidates having such certifications and relevant background on popular job portals. Hope that helps.

  4. December 12, 2017

    Rose Reply

    I have taken an MBA specializing in marketing . I work with a IT firm as their Technical writer. This is not the job that I’m qualified for but my writing skills are good. I don’t want to continue in this job were for any technical info I have to depend on others and even then end up making mistakes. I want to strengthen my resume before applying for new jobs and would like to know what I can do for the same.


    • December 12, 2017

      admin Reply

      Hi Sharon,

      There are two ways in which you can approach this,
      1. Either build your subject knowledge which will depend on the complexity of the subject
      2. To take up core marketing job which is what you aimed to do initially since you are an MBA in marketing

      I would suggest you go with option 1 only if the subject is of your interest and there is a considerable demand in the market. The safer bet would be with the option 2 given there are many job opportunities for core marketing profiles, but you’ll have to be clever about how you portray your learnings from the current job as a technical writer to showcase your marketing skills.

      You can write to me on for any other query. Hope this helps.

  5. December 23, 2017

    Aaish Reply

    Hii i have done engineering in it and pursuing mba in ecommerce…which certification course will suit me for making my career?
    Please suggest me…

    • December 29, 2017

      admin Reply

      Hi Aayushi,
      Thank you for your query.
      The blog is about courses after MBA in Finance, and you have mentioned that you are doing MBA in e-Commerce. So, if you are willing to pursue a career in trading. I would recommend you to start with our course ‘Python for Trading’ this will be most beneficial since you have done engineering and I am assuming you have some programming background. Hope this information helps. Here is the link for the course,

  6. January 2, 2018

    Shres Reply

    Hi admin,

    I have completed my MBA in finance domain and working as an analyst in derivative valuations. I want to do some short term courses which can add value to my career..

    Thank you

    • January 2, 2018

      admin Reply

      Hi Shres,

      Thanks for your comment.
      Since you have done MBA in Finance and work in derivative valuations, I would recommend that you do our certification course ‘Options Trading Strategies in Python’ course series. The certification is from NSE Academy and will give you great insights into Options derivatives. Which will be useful for your profile and you can do your personal options trading as well. This makes the course most suitable for you.
      Here is the link –

  7. January 9, 2018

    Sanaya Rathore Reply

    A person who is looking to build up their carrier in Finance, Must enroll with finance related courses either a full time MBA in Finance Stream or a short term course related to Finance. Importance of finance – Return Expectations, Risk Averse Investors, Cash Flow, Cost of Capital

  8. January 12, 2018

    Puloma Reply

    Hii..I have done engineering and pursuing mba in finance . What course will help building my career in finance

    • January 15, 2018

      admin Reply

      Hi Puloma,
      Thank you for writing to us.

      Since you have done engineering and MBA in finance. I am assuming you must good with numbers and programming, this advantage can be used in stock trading. Our course like ‘Options Trading Strategies in Python: Intermediate’ offers a certification from NSE Academy and QuantInsti® which will help boost your resume and can be useful in profiles like equity analyst, portfolio manager, and similar other profiles. We hope this helps.
      Here is the link to the course,

  9. January 13, 2018

    Shivansh Patel Reply

    Dear sir
    I have completes MBA in this year and Have a knowledge of tally with gst and ms office but I am fresher so which job is best for me so please suggest me early….
    Email I’d :

    • January 15, 2018

      admin Reply

      Hi Shivansh,
      Thank you for writing to us.

      Since you have done MBA, and since you have good knowledge of taxes. I am assuming you must good with numbers, this advantage can be used in stock trading. Our course like ‘Options Trading Strategies in Python: Intermediate’ offers a certification from NSE Academy and QuantInsti® which will help boost your resume and can be useful in profiles like equity analyst, portfolio manager, and similar other profiles. We hope this helps.
      Here is the link to the course,

  10. January 19, 2018

    PRAKASH Reply

    I have completed my MBA (2015) in finance and i’m currently working in small BPO company. So now i want to do any short term course which adds up to my resume and make a plus point by strengthen it and to get a job in this field. I am unable to search any kind of course after completing mba in finance.

    Plss kindly revert me of this Msg..i will waiting for your rply

    • January 19, 2018

      admin Reply

      Hi, Prakash,

      Thank you for your question,
      Since you’re looking for a career in Algorithmic Trading. I would recommend our executive program, EPAT™, a six-month online training program that is conducted by some of the most renowned personalities in the world of algo and quant trading.
      Here is the link to EPAT

      Feel free to reach out to us for any queries. Hope this helps.

  11. January 20, 2018

    Sheila Reply


    I am an MBA in finance and have experience in internal audit. However this is a field I am not looking to pursue and am looking at risk/credit broadly. How do I proceed with this.

    • January 22, 2018

      admin Reply

      Hi, Sheila,

      Thanks for your query. You can look into doing certification in FRM (Financial Risk Management). This shall help you get relevant certification for roles in risk management. Please note this is a comparatively costly course. Alternatively, you can try courses in financial engineering which have modules for risk and credit. Hope this helps.

  12. January 23, 2018

    Vijay Gupta Reply

    I am MBA finance and doing job in internal audit and finance control. Now i want to do ACCA, is this good option.

    • January 24, 2018

      admin Reply

      Hi Vijay,

      Thank you for your query.

      Certainly, ACCA is a globally recognized version of CA. Please note, CA is recognized only in India. Big 4 consultancy firms prefer candidates with this qualification. Having said that, a lot of other factors also matter such as past experience. Its a good addition to your qualification if you wish to keep the option of moving outside India open. So I would recommend that you go ahead with ACCA.

      Hope this helps.

  13. January 31, 2018

    Balvinder Reply

    Hi I have done BTech in biotechnology and MBA in finance , I have worked as scienctic consultant now after gap of 1year I want to do a course in finance which can add value to my career. Suggest best options.

    • January 31, 2018

      admin Reply

      Hi Balvinder,

      Thank you for your comment, considering your background and experience, I would suggest you go for our ‘Options Trading Strategies in Python’ series, this course series will help you get good grip over options trading and the python programming aspect of the courses will give an additional edge that will make you ready for more challenging jobs like institutional trader, analyst and much more Here is the link to the courses,

      I hope this helps.

  14. February 3, 2018

    Priyanka Reply

    Hi I have done MBA in finance i am currently working as lectuter in finance but want to shift my career to comapny job.what additiin course should i do that add weightage to my resume to get good salary job and also add practical skills to my knowledge

    • February 14, 2018

      admin Reply

      Hi Priyanka,

      There are many substreams in finance like accounting, compliance, audit, trading, banking etc. The certificates and courses you’d need to do to get a good resume score would solely depend on your area of interest in finance. Do let us know more about the same and we would be able to help you in a better way.


  15. February 12, 2018

    Shivansh patel Reply

    Sir, I have done MBA in finance in this year and I also have knowledge of tally erp9 and also I have four years of experience in graphics designing. I want to create my career in account and finance sector so tell me what is the scope of its futures. How can I can grow in this sector also tell me step by step.

    • February 14, 2018

      admin Reply

      Hi, Shivansh,

      Thank you for your query.

      You have a diverse set of skills. I am not sure how you would be able to apply your graphic design skills in finance. Considering you are versed in tally and have done MBA Finance, you can apply for roles like financial analyst, financial accountant, controller etc.

      Hope this info helps.

  16. February 13, 2018

    Anurag singh Reply

    How is Financial modelling.
    Im planning to join the course

    • February 15, 2018

      admin Reply

      Financial Modelling is a basic requirement if you want to start a career in financial services such as Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Equity Research, Buy-side funds, Budgeting etc.). All these paths are both financially and professionally rewarding.

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