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Career focus: Financial Analyst

This relatively new field has assumed a significant importance in the changing business scenario.

education Updated: Jun 20, 2006 14:12 IST

The economic liberalisation has brought drastic changes in the corporate environment. Specialisation has become, the need of the hour.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) though is a relatively new field, it has assumed significant importance in the changing business scenario. Their work primarily focuses on the financial analysis.

To meet the changing requirements of the financial sector, CFA programme has been designed and conducted by various Institutes. The programme is more of a practitioner's course.


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The following institutes offer courses in Financial analysis:

• Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

• Narsee Monjee Institute of Management, Mumbai

• International Management Institute, New Delhi

• SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

• Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar

It imparts trainning in the fields of corporate finance, investment management and financial services. The programme is better suited for executives who want to enhance their skills in the field of finance.

Nature of Work

The CFA programme imparts enough knowledge and expertise in the finance fields and those having undergone this programme have an edge over others. The areas of work for CFAs are as follows.


Necessary technical skills and knowledge imparted in the CFA programme in fields of corporate finance, like Indian Financial System, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Advanceed Financial Management, and International Management adds to the advantage of CFAs in disposing of their duties and responsibilities.