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1. How would you describe yourself? Sample excellent response: My background to date has been centered around preparing myself to become the very best financial consultant I can become. Let me tell you specifically how I've prepared myself. I am an undergraduate student in finance and accounting at _________ University. My past experiences has been in retail and higher education. Both aspects have prepared me well for this career. 2. What specific goals, including those related to your occupation, have you established for your life? Sample excellent response: I want to be working for an excellent company like yours in a job in which I am managing information. I plan to contribute my leadership, interpersonal, and technical skills. My long-range career goal is to be the best information systems technician I can for the company I work for. 3. How has your college experience prepared you for a business career? Sample excellent response: I have prepared myself to transition into the the work force through real-world experience involving travel abroad, internship, and entrepreneurial opportunities. While interning with a private organization in Ecuador, I developed a 15-page marketing plan composed in Spanish that recommended more effective ways the company could promote its services. I also traveled abroad on two other occasions in which I researched the indigenous culture of the Mayan Indians in Todos Santos, Guatemala, and participate din a total language immersion program in Costa Rica. As you can see from my academic, extracurricular, and experiential background, I have unconditionally committed myself to success as a marketing professional. 4. Please describe the ideal job for you following graduation. Sample excellent response (equates ideal job with job he's interviewing for): My ideal job is one that incorporates both my education and practical work skills to be the best I can be. Namely combining my education in finance with my working knowledge of customer service operations, entrepreneurial abilities, computer skills, and administrative skills. I want to utilize my analytical expertise to help people meet their financial goals. This is exactly why I am convinced that I would be a very valuable member of the Merrill Lynch team. 5. What influenced you to choose this career? Sample excellent response: My past experiences have shown me that I enjoy facing and overcoming the challenge of making a sale. Without a doubt, once I have practiced my presentation and prepared myself for objections, I feel very confident approaching people I don't know and convincing them that they need my product. Lastly, I like sales because my potential for success is limited only by how much of myself I dedicate toward my goal. If any profession is founded on self-determinism, it surely must be sales. 6. At what point did you choose this career?
Sample excellent response: I knew that I wanted to pursue information systems technology about my sophomore year in college. It was then that I realized that my that my hobby (computers) was taking up most of my time. My favorite courses were IT courses. I also realized that I was doing computer-oriented work-study that I enjoyed so much I would have done it for free. 7. What specific goals have you established for your career? Sample excellent response: My goals include becoming a Certified Financial Advisor so I can obtain a better working knowledge of financial research analysis, which would allow me contribute to my client base as a better financial consultant since I would have that extra insight into the companies they are seeking to invest in. Also this is the foundation block to advancing my career to portfolio manager or even branch office manager. 8. What will it take to attain your goals, and what steps have you taken toward attaining them? Sample excellent response: I've already done some research on other workers at Merrill Lynch to see how they achieved similar goals. I know that Merrill Lynch encourages the pursuit and will reimburse for tuition of a graduate degree. I plan on pursuing a MBA to give me an even more extensive knowledge of business and financial analysis. Posted by nikhil at 0 comments
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I AM NOT TELLING THE ANSWERS.YOU CAN PUT YOUR COMMENTS AND I WILL SELECT THE BEST ANSWER 1. on which basis sensex and nifty will be measured and also how the inflation rate is measured? 2. what is sensex,nifty and what is difference between those two? 3. Why are bond prices inversely related to interest rates ? 4. what is the difference between debenture and preference share? 5. Difference between the BSE and NSE not their expansion? 6. what are the determinants of dividend policy? 7. Suggest me where i can do certification course on capital management/wealth management through distance in and around Bangalore. 8. accounting principles? types of deperciation? types of ratios?
9. how trading goes in stock markets. ie in bse how we are knowing that a companys share is increasing or decreasing? 10. what are the first 30 companies in bse and what r the first 50 companies in nse ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS????????????? Posted by nikhil at 0 comments
CORPORATE FINANCE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
If you interview in corporate finance, expect some companies to present their questions in the form of business “cases” or word problems. Whatever your answer, explain the rationale behind your thinking. Employers are just as interested in your ability to grasp business strategy as they are in your ability to crunch numbers. Some seemingly ridiculous questions are designed to test your ability to reason, according to Vault.com, which provides articles on career advice in finance, as well as employee surveys at investment banks and other finance employers. The classic example is “Why aren’t manhole covers square?” When you encounter a question like this, experts say you should reason aloud so that the interviewer understands your thought patterns. Example: “I’m thinking there may be a structural reason they aren’t square. Square covers are more time consuming to fit, so a round cover would eliminate the need for exact rotation and therefore reduce man hours and expense.” You might be asked to demonstrate your quantitative skills during an interview. Candidates early in careers might encounter questions about calculating yields-to-maturity. More seasoned candidates might be asked to calculate cost of capital. And everyone dreads questions reminiscent of school math, such as one reportedly encountered in the financial world: “Given a barometer, calculate the height of this building.” The point of this question, of course, isn’t to learn your answer; it’s to learn how you go about answering. If you can’t do the calculation, humor can show you can think on your feet. Perhaps you’ll cleverly tie the barometer to a rope, throw the rope off the building, and then measure the rope. One creative candidate said he’d tell the doorman “If you tell me how tall this building is, I’ll give you a free barometer.” But try not to appear cocky if you use humor in a corporate finance interview. Investment banking is still a conservative discipline where people are expected to work their way up in an organization. There’s a danger in coming across as too flippant. Some entry-level corporate finance interview questions from the Vault.com: * How do you value a corporation? * When do companies typically buy back stock?
* Why would a company issue stock rather than debt to finance its operations? * What are some reasons a company would issue debt rather than equity to finance its operations? * Where did the S&P 500 close yesterday? * Who is a more senior creditor, a stockholder or a bondholder? * Explain how a swap works. Yale’s Web site publishes other thought-provoking questions typical of the profession: * What would you do if you weren’t going into investment banking? * What do you know about the culture of this firm vs. other firms? * What do you think an investment banker actually does on a day-to-day basis? * How would you go about valuing this department for a hypothetical spin-off? If you interview for more senior corporate finance titles, expect probing questions on strategy and business philosophy. Experts suggest framing your responses as if you were a strategic partner that the company might want to bring aboard permanently. —Elizabeth Johns, AFP's managing director of communications, has been through a few tough interviews herself in the financial world, including panel interviews and those involving word problems. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your stories. Posted by nikhil at 0 comments
MBA finance jobs
MBA Finance Jobs are aplenty in the job markets. Be it an investment bank, a Corporation or a Securities Firm or a Consulting Industry MBA Finance Freshers are much in demand. Freshers are taken in through campus recruitments drives. Almost all of the reputed and recognized Universities and Colleges have Campus Recruitments, where companies vie with each other to offer jobs for freshers. So there is a great demand for MBA Finance Graduates in the job market. The Banking and Finance Markets are always on the look out for MBA Finance students. The stock markets and all financial institutions offer a wide range of job opportunities for MBA Finance Graduates. Posted by nikhil at 0 comments
top 10 MBA colleges and universities
There are a number of MBA Colleges and Universities both in India and abroad. The choice of the College or University is very important as it plays a crucial role in securing a good job and in a reputed Company. MBA Finance from the top business schools is always very beneficial. Most Colleges and Universities take in students for MBA degree only after they have passed highly competitive tests to qualify. The syllabus of most of the Institutes offering MBA is a very comprehensive one which enables the students to cope with the ever-changing economic environment of today. The Course generally comprises of Four Semesters, the first two semesters generally have compulsory subjects which form the basis of all Management Courses. The third and fourth semesters may have a mixture of both compulsory and Specialization subjects. The Project to be submitted at the end of the Course is very
crucial. The Project is generally submitted by a group of three or more students. Some of the best MBAs are from Indian Business schools, colleges and Universities. The Graduates from the top Institutions command a salary on par with the world’s best. The list of the Top 10 B-Schools offering MBA Finance in India in the year 2007 is as follows: * No. 1 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. * No. 2 Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. * No.3 Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. * No.4. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. * No.5. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. * No.6. XLRI, Jamshedpur. * No.7. MDI, Gurgaon. * No.8. ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad. * No.9. S P Jain Institute of Mangement, Mumbai. * No.10. IMT, Ghaziabad. (Source: Outlook, India) A number of these Colleges and Universities offer a part-time MBA too, for those students who are unable to take up a regular course due to their respective constraints. A number of Indian students these days are competing to get into the Worlds’ top Institutions for Management. Either through a scholarship or through an Education loan, the goal of doing an MBA from a foreign university is not too far-fetched. Especially, as the pay-back for these courses in terms of salaries is very high. The Top Ten Business Schools in the World in the year 2007 are as follows:
* No.1. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, U.S.A. * No.2. Columbia Business School, U.S.A. * No.3. Harvard Business School, U.S.A. * No.4. Stanford University GSB, U.S.A. * No.5. London Business School, U.K. * No.6. University of Chicago GSB, U.S.A. * No.7. INSEAD, France, Singapore. * No.8. New York University, U.S.A. * No.9. Dartmouth College: Tuck, U.S.A. * No.10 Yale School of Management, U.S.A. Posted by nikhil at 0 comments
Top Colleges, Universities, Distance Learning and Jobs
MBA Finance is becoming a very popular choice among the many specializations offered in the MBA course. Though most MBA programmes will provide the basic knowledge of business principles, an MBA in Finance better equips one to face the cut-throat competition of a dynamic business environment. MBA or Master of Business Administration is one of the best known and among the most recognized degrees in the world today. Be it public sector or private sector an NGO or a Government job, an MBA degree holder today, undoubtedly scores better over a non-holder. Most companies prefer MBA’s for their top management positions. An MBA degree improves the marketability of the candidates in the job market. A finance career is best started off with an MBA in Finance. The course can be completed in one of the many ways that most universities offer. Either one can do a Regular two years Course, or opt for a parttime MBA course-which can be done either through Distance Learning or Online. Quite a number of Distance MBA’s are earned to enhance career prospects. The Institutions offering part-time MBA courses conduct classes either in the evenings after working-hours or during week-ends over a 2 year
period. Many of the Universities and Colleges also offer an Executive MBA commonly known as the EMBA. It is specially designed to improve the career prospects of working business professionals. It gives the working Managers and Executives a chance to upgrade their management skills. The employers these days are realizing the many benefits of sending their employees for an Executive MBA. The employees get a chance to improve their managerial and leadership skills and directly bring ideas from the ‘class room to the Board room’. It is a win-win situation both sides because the employers get a reinforced loyalty from the employee and the employee gets to earn a much sought after degree without taking a break from his or her job. The salaries of a qualified MBA are among the best anywhere. A MBA Finance degree offers many more job opportunities than other MBA specializations, because the implementation of ideas in any company or NGO or Government organizations is rooted in Finance. Why MBA Finance: MBA Finance increases the job opportunities, helps in changing careers or better qualifies one for a chance at career advancement or helps one to start one’s own business. MBA Finance will teach a student accounting, economics, banking, market structure etc. which are all vital to any enterprise. Finance for MBA can be easily garnered through a Student loan given by most Banks or a personal loan which can be sought from any financial lending institution. It has become a very common practice to get corporate finance for the course. A number of Companies have started recruiting students who are still doing the Course, as the demand for MBA Finance Graduates is quite high. Posted by nikhil at 0 comments
Thursday, July 31, 2008
weather to do MBA(finance) or CFA after graduation
SOMEONE ASKED IN THIS BLOG EATHER TO DO MBA FINANCE OR CFA AFTER GRADUATION SO HERE IS THE ANSWER
It depends what you are planning to do post graduation. If you're going to be immediately going into an accounting firm or similar position, you may not need to earn either degree on your own. Many companies consider advanced education investing in their company, since (they hope) you'll stay with the company. Therefore, it might be a good decision financially to find a company that will hire you, and looks positively upon furthering your career. Also, earning your MBA or CFA depends on what career you'd like to enter into. If you're leaning
towards a career that is accounting-heavy, a CFA will be very beneficial. However, if you're looking for a broad understanding of business and business management, an MBA will provide you with the fundamentals to succeed in practically any industry (check the link). Good luck! http://www.ecollegefinder.org/online-mas...
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