Why a Career in Banking - Know the Reasons
April 17, 2019
Picture this. You’ve completed your graduation and are exploring career options that could land you a great job. You are flooded with advice from your parents and peers. But these ‘pearls of wisdom’ have managed to confuse you instead of helping you to identify a career path. You try some digging of your own, to seek answers. You notice that search engines most frequently throw up jobs in the banking sector in lists of highly paid jobs. You also notice that the banking sector offers greater opportunities for graduates as compared to other sectors.
So, let’s look at some queries you might have before you take that leap of faith and pursue a career in banking.
Is Banking for Me?
You are an innate problem solver. Analytics and number crunching excite you. If you also enjoy interacting with people, then banking is definitely for you. Several institutions offer banking courses in Mumbai. But remember, the banking course you choose from, and the institutions that offer them, hold the key to your future.
Which Banking Course Should I Choose from?
You have several banking courses to choose from. The best banking courses after graduation include opting for one of the following courses:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance
- Professional Diploma in Banking Management
You can either opt for a postgraduate banking course or a professional course in banking. Most postgraduate programs are two-year, full-time courses. Professional courses, on the other hand, are for shorter durations. They are mostly part-time and gives you the freedom to do both— work and learn.
Some institutions provide additional certifications from professional bodies such as the National Institute of Securities Market (NISM), established by the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Such certifications are highly valued in the finance industry and will give you added leverage in your banking career.
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What Will I Learn in a Banking Course?
If you want to be a part of the banking sector of the future, you will not only require knowledge of core banking but also added skills to manage new innovations in banking.
The banking sector is seeing a paradigm shift from physical to digital banking. New trends in banking include the launch of banking apps and digital debit cards, digital deposit-taking and servicing, robotics-enabled ATMs, and so on.
In professional banking courses, you will not only learn about core banking, such as investment analysis and portfolio and risk management but also about the latest trends in digital banking. Armed with this knowledge, you can take on varied roles in banks such as that of a relationship manager, branch manager or investment banker.
Will I Get Placed After Completing a Banking Course?
Many institutions in Mumbai offer banking courses. Before enrolling, check for banking course with placement assistance. Some institutions also have workshops with global experts in banking and internship opportunities. For instance, Thadomal Shahani Centre for Management offers a professional diploma in banking management. This course is India’s premier mobile enabled and job-oriented course.
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