Every student who gets into the finance stream wants to do lot of courses in finance as it is almost impossible for him to excel in finance with just a bachelors degree. So in this article, we would look at what are the online courses available in finance and what are their advantages and disadvantages.
List of courses available in finance:
1. There are lot of courses available in different disciplines of finance like derivatives, Interest rate risk management, corporate finance, Investments, Money & Banking, Fixed income, Financial engineering, Personal Finance, Computer applications of Financial management, International Finance, Financial institutions and banking, Insurance and Risk Management, Investments, Capital markets, Futures and Options, Venture Capital, Advanced Corporate Finance, etc. So anyone, who has a desire in anyone of this varied list of courses in finance, can go for any of these courses.
2. There are various institutes providing online degrees like Indira Gandhi National Open University, Annamalai University, Madurai Kamaraj University, Symbiosis Centre for Distance Education in India. If you look outside of India then there are institutes like University of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University, Kaplan University Online, Everest university Online, American Intercontinental University Online, Virginia College Online and Capella University.
Now let us look at some of the advantages of doing an online course in finance:
1. Convenience and comfort: You do not have to attend any classes or lectures for doing an online course. You can actually learn from the comfort of your house.
2. Cost saving: These online courses are very cheap when compared to the regular courses. So you earn a degree without actually digging a hole in your pocket.
3. Time saving: As you do not go to regular classes for these online courses, you save a lot of time and as a result can make use of that time by doing a job and thereby supporting your studies.
1. Poor quality: The quality of education received through online courses is not on the levels of a regular course because you do not have an expert of the subject teaching you directly and imparting knowledge. All the studying that has to be done by yourself and you really cannot be sure on the quality of education you can give to yourself.
2. Less acceptance: The acceptance of online courses in the job market is very low unless and until you have done the course from a reputable institute. The employers’ reasoning is that such online courses do not add any value to the student and they are just for namesake.