Career as Investment Banker

Career as Investment Banker

Investment bankers are qualified and skilled professionals who provide services to their client for raising funds. They study the trends in financial markets, risk involved in investments and the prevalent economic conditions. They provide these services as part of investment banks themselves or as separate firms associated with banks.

Investment bankers help in raising both equity funds and debt funds. They also help in strategic acquisitions of businesses, mergers and planning the joint ventures. Since they help take big financial decisions they usually research a lot and for this must know financial accounting and other laws related to capital and funds.

Investment bankers rate the financial securities and instruments and help in capital structuring by providing advise on pricing of securities, issue and placement of stocks. Investment bankers also help in portfolio management. They invest the clients assets in debt, equity and financial instruments. They also research and develop advisory on securities, markets and sometimes economies of various countries.



The following categories of applicants are eligible for admission into the CIB Program:

  • CFAs, CAs, CWAs, CSs, CTMs and CPMs.
  • Candidates with PG qualifications like PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC (Master of Finance & Control)/MIB (Master of International Business)/MBE (Master of Business Economics)/MCom/MA (Eco)/MSc (Maths), MSc (Stats) etc.
  • The following categories of candidates are also eligible to enroll into the CIB Program, provided they are graduates.
  • Candidates who passed CFA (Level I), CA (Inter), CWA (Inter), CS (Inter) or CAIIB (Part I).
  • Bankers with CAIIB qualification.
  • Full-time students of the PGDBA/MBA/MMS/MFC/MIB/MBE/MCom programs with business schools/University Departments, IIMs and other reputed institutions.
  • Full-time students of MCom/MA (Eco)/MSc (Maths)/MSc (Stats).
  • Executives having a minimum of five years working experience in executive capacity in finance/commercial banking/investment banking sector.

The CIB Program may be completed in a period of 12-18 months. The enrollment of a candidate in the CIB Program is valid for three years from the date of enrollment.

Program Structure

The CIB Program covers all the important topics related to investment banking. The broad areas in which the body of knowledge is developed and the candidates will be examined, are divided into Three Groups consisting of Two Parts each.

  • GROUP A: Financial Markets and Environment, Economics and Corporate Finance
  • GROUP B: Investment Banking I, Investment Banking II
  • GROUP C: Managing Investment Banking Organizations I, Managing Investment Banking Organizations II

Course Fee

The fee various from course to course and institute to institute. FMS charges only Rs 10,480 per year for MBA, IIMs charge a fee of 12-14 Lakhs for 2 year program.

Where To Study

Course: PG Diploma in Investment Banking

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University (ICFAI) (Tripura) and
The Society of Certified Investment Bankers, (Hyderabad).

Course: MBA Finance/ PG Diploma in Finance

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow and other IIMs.
  • FMS, Delhi University.
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
  • Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad.
  • Institute of Financial management and Research, Chennai.
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
  • Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon.
  • S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.
  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow.
  • Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Senpati Bapat Road, Pune.

Other Finance related courses

Course: Masters in Finance and Control (MFC)
Dept. of Financial Studies, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi 

Course: MS Finance
ICFAI Hyderabad

Course: CA
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi

Course: CFA programme
Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India, Hyderabad

Course: Master of Business Economics
School of Economics, Devi Ahilya University, Indore

Course: Masters in Business Economics
University of Delhi, South Campus

Course: Masters in Business Finance
Indian Institute of Finance, New Delhi

Career Prospects

Investment banking is one of the most sought after career options for those having interest in numbers and finance. It is a high risk and high return career and opportunities are tremendous in this field. Commercial banks are one of the biggest employers so are the investment banking organizations.

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