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Career Opportunities for students of Economics and Finance.


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This is a presentation for under-graduate students in Mumbai who wish to pursue Economics and Finance at higher level.

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Career Opportunities for students of Economics and Finance.

  1. 1. OPPO RTUNIT IES AHEAD! <ul><li>Presentation by: </li></ul><ul><li>G.S. Panikar </li></ul>
  2. 2. Sharpen your Axe !!!
  3. 3. Careers in Economics and Finance
  4. 4. M.A. / M.Sc. in Economics
  5. 5. Best Colleges
  6. 12. Good books…. <ul><li>Principles of Economics – Gregory Mankiw </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Economics – Samuelson </li></ul><ul><li>Freakonomics – Steven Levitt </li></ul><ul><li>The Undercover economist – Tim Harford </li></ul>
  7. 13. M.B.A.
  8. 14. Key entrance tests <ul><ul><li>CAT – Common Admission Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JMET (Joint Management Entrance Tests) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MBA programme of IIT and IIS - Only for students from Science stream </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ATMA – AIMS Test for Management Admissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MAT – Management Aptitude Test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CET (for M.M.S.) – Maharashtra </li></ul></ul>
  9. 15. When should you start preparation? <ul><li>Atleast eight months prior to the test! </li></ul><ul><li>All Tests contain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logical Reasoning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solve sample test papers </li></ul><ul><li>Read newspapers (especially editorials) and magazines regularly. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition Success and a business magazine </li></ul></ul>
  10. 16. Preparation for Group Discussion and Personal Interview <ul><li>Keep yourself updated! </li></ul><ul><li>Have answers ready to the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Why you want to do an MBA? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your strengths and weaknesses? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your dreams and goals in life? </li></ul>
  11. 17. CAT – Common Admission Test <ul><li>IIMs </li></ul><ul><li>S.P. Jain Institute of Management </li></ul><ul><li>M.D.I. (Gurgaon) </li></ul><ul><li>T.A. Pai Management Institute (Manipal) </li></ul><ul><li>Mudra Institute of Communication (Ahmedabad) </li></ul><ul><li>I.M.T. - Ghaziabad </li></ul><ul><li>K.J. Somaiya Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Fore School of Management (New Delhi) </li></ul><ul><li>Nirma Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) </li></ul><ul><li>Welingkar Institute of Management </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Technology and Management </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Bank Management - Pune </li></ul>
  12. 18. Best B-Schools in Mumbai <ul><li>Through CET: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JBIMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sydenham Institute of Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Welingkar Institute of Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chetna’s Institute of Management, N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management, SIES College of Management Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I.E.S. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 19. SNAP - Symbiosis National Aptitude Programme <ul><ul><li>Symbiosis Institute of Business (SIBM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SCMHRD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbiosis of Mass Communication (SIMC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 20. XAT <ul><li>XLRI </li></ul><ul><li>S.P. Jain </li></ul><ul><li>XIM, Bhubaneshwar </li></ul><ul><li>Goa Institute of Management </li></ul><ul><li>Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai </li></ul><ul><li>ITM, Navi Mumbai </li></ul>
  15. 21. <ul><ul><li>Through own entrance tests or CAT scores: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NMAT - N.M.I.M.S. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRMA: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institute of Rural Management – IRMA, Anand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Xavier Institute of Management - Bhubaneshwar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tata Institute of Social Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies </li></ul></ul>
  16. 22. Mass Communication <ul><li>CAREERS IN: </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>INSTITUTES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MICA, Ahmedabad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SIMC, Pune </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AJK Mass Comminication Research Centre Jamia Millia Islamia , Delhi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xavier's Institute of Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mass Communication course by Sophias </li></ul></ul>
  17. 23. Management Institutes
  18. 29. International College of Financial Planning
  19. 30. Courses offered <ul><li>Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning   (Full Time) The candidates will be awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning after successful completion of the course. Graduates, MBA, CA and ICWA are eligible for the course. </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Education Program   (Distance Learning)  </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to introduce PG Diploma courses in Personal Insurance, Commercial Risk, Investment </li></ul>
  21. 33. Actuarial Science <ul><li>Deals with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculation of insurance risks and premiums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application of mathematical and economic analysis for decision-making in insurance, investment, financial planning and management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunities in banking, pension, investment, project management, health care, financial management and corporate planning </li></ul><ul><li>Skills required: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematical ability, communication skills, business sense </li></ul></ul>
  22. 34. Professional qualification <ul><li>The Actuarial Society of India conducts an examination leading to the fellow membership (recognised as the professional qualification by the insurance industry). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who have passed Plus Two examination and have proficiency in mathematics eligible for appearing for Stage I entrance test (Mathematics and English) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduates with first class and postgraduates with second class in mathematics or statistics exempted from mathematics </li></ul></ul>
  23. 35. <ul><li>After passing entrance test, apply for student membership and take examination leading to professional qualification as an actuary. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nine subjects - probability and statistics, mathematics of finance, life contingencies, economics and accounts, applied statistics, mortality institutional investment, life assurance and retirement benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For more details contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actuarial Society of India, 9, Jeevan Udyog, 3rd floor 278, DN Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: / </li></ul></ul>
  24. 36. NMIMS – MBA (Actuarial science)
  25. 38. Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations (PGDBO) ICICI Bank
  26. 40. Placements
  27. 41. Government RBI, Research Departments
  28. 42. Corporate Sector Economics Departments, Finance, Research
  29. 43. Capital Market Stock Exchanges Equity Research Mutual Funds MNCs
  30. 44. Journalism Print Media, Business Channels
  31. 45. Teaching Colleges, Management Institutes
  32. 46. Do you have an Idea ?
  33. 47. “ Blogging” A new approach to learning
  34. 48. What is blogging and why is it important? <ul><li>&quot;Blog&quot; - derived from &quot;Web log.” </li></ul><ul><li>Provides commentary or news on a particular topic (food, politics, local news etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive medium: Combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. </li></ul>
  35. 49. Three most popular hosted blogging solutions <ul><li>Blogger: </li></ul><ul><li>Free and owned by Google - all you need to get started is a valid email address and to register at their website. </li></ul>
  36. 50. BLOGGER
  37. 52. Some good blogs <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Economics in the News - </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  38. 54. All the best !!! [email_address] Ph. 9324818296