Hi Ashish,

I understand your point. But if you don't know which area in finance you want to be in, then how'll you know which certification to choose? It's like engineering...say you wanted to do Electronics Engineering, then you'll do every course and certification related to Electronics. If you start with Mechanical, though it's engineering, it'll be difficult to get an Electronics engineering job. Before you invest in CFA, FRM, CFP, CMA or a series of NCFMs etc., it's good to have a basic idea of where you'll end up with that course/certification.

So right now your best approach can be to do courses which are more broad in scope. Also talk to professionals who are in different finance profiles and ask them about their job. If you start a Math Finance or MBA program, then your internships will give you a better idea.

- Sougata