Professionals develop a good understanding of financial management techniques, economic patterns, the art of investing money, stock markets, financial planning, corporate finance etc in the field of Finance and Banking. Finance allows one to apply their understanding of numbers and accounting/ finance concepts to enable business decision making. A career can be rewarding, intrinsically and monetarily. Today the role of finance professionals varies from helping corporate and individuals make financial planning decisions to helping businesses raise capital for expansion and running business operations. A degree in finance opens a wide domain for employment in areas such as banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, mutual funds, large MNCs, private equity firms, consulting companies and investment companies. Students can pursue graduation and post-graduation in finance-related disciplines like accounts, commerce, business, economics, statistics etc. and further start work in the finance and investment sector. Another option is to obtain a technical professional qualification in finance like MBA Finance or obtain CFA Certification etc. to be part of the finance industry. Finance graduates are recruited as associates in investment banks, analysts, consultants, tax analysts or researchers in consulting companies, analysts in asset management firms; or budget analysts or project managers or policy analysts in multinational corporations as well as the government sector. Financial companies usually are on the lookout for people with high motivation skills, excellent communication, presentation, judgment, negotiation and commercial skills from very self-confident and dedicated candidates. Top recruiters include Private Banks, Audit Firms, Investment Firms, Consulting Firms and Asset Management Firms. Popular fields include- Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Investment Banking, and Financial Planning.