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HI!My name is priyamvada.Am currently pursuing MBA 1ST YEAR(2ND SEM).Am supposed to choose my major and minor specialization and am confused whether to choose HR as major or FIN as major.I heard that there are good opportunities for women candidates in HR.But my faculty members told me that there is a less scope in entry level for HR when compared to finance.please suggest me which one to opt as major.If i choose HR as major and FIN as minor then is there any chance of getting jobs in finance too.Also,i want to know the growth prospects in HR.I also want to know the general salary offered to freshers in HR and FIN.Please suggest me in this regard.
Every field has it's own opportunities.Even assuming that functional areas like finance and marketing make an entry into a career easy, your further growth in it depends up on the quality of your performance in that function. The quality of performance is directly proportional to your aptitude and natural flair for that subject and the talent for it. For example finance needs a bit of aptitude for business mathematics , technical analysis and flair for dealing with figures. Do not go by only market considerations in choosing a career but go by your natural inclinations and passion as I saw many candidates trying for a change from marketing to HR and from HR to marketing in search of a career habitat where they feel homely. So ask yourself where you are naturally inclined to go and what you are passionate about and give adequate time and think coolly about the matter.

Dear Priyamvada,

Greetings !

Your question is same as asking a person would he like to have a Masala Dosa or Aloo Parantha. Now it depends on your taste and your hunger at the time Both may cost almost same and will be able to fill your appetite for the time but are totally different in taste and belong to different parts of our country.

It is your inclination towards the profile that suits you best. As per your question it makes me feel that MBA was not your choice but you might have been forced or there was no other option left or maybe your close friends joined so you too. This question you must have asked yourself before joining the course. Why did you join at 1st.

All job are as good for women as for men. World Top MNC's like Pepsi and ICICI are headed by women. So please come out of female mindset and face the competition. You can be far more successful in your field then your fellow male counterparts.

Start thinking beyond the 1st job either in HR or Finance. What is your ultimate life Goal and how will you reach there . Both streams can help you, it is you who will drive your life cycle on the path. Others might give you a push to start but efforts will be entirely yours. For 1st 5 years of your career do not worry much about salary . Learn to seek perfection in whatever you do. Once you are master in any, field money will follow you

All the Best !

Dear Ms Priyamvada Almale,
If you want to persue your career in HR then go ahead. There is immense opportunities in HR as a fresher. In final sem there is project which you need to do in a company, you may try vacancies there, else you may update your CV on Job Sites where there is immense openings specifically in start ups. Join in a small company, start off with recruiting then move to payroll, statutory compliance, employee engagement and training and development and grow ahead and specialize on one aspect of HR. Wishing you all the best.
Deepak Vasudevan
HR professional.

Dear Priyamvada Almale,
You have received some good suggestions from our members. While you make a decision it is natural to face a dilemma. You can get clarity of you do a bit of homework (in addition to your posting this thread). Are you good at numbers (and analyzing) OR good at interpersonal relationship with a flair for communication? What has been your school/ college level scores in English, Vernacular language, Mathematics? Where do you think you can get additional support- is it in HR or Finance? When you take different objective type tests how do you fare in certain subjects say Comprehensive ability tests, Analytical reasoning, Computing ability etc
If you consider the above you will get a clear picture.

Now it is known to me that articles is nothing but inspiring is everything to do something great. This is a great article for the people who want to come in freelancing.

Hi Priyamvadaji,
If U have done B.Com with good knowledge/marks in Accounts, Maths and have interest/ flavour for Finance works, U can consider MBA Finance since Accounts/Finance have greater opportunities compared to HR. Either way, it is ur personal choice/preference.
HR Consultant 31.3.16

Indian corporates feel more comfortable to have Chartered Accountants on board as Finance professionals. The recent trends even in top investment banking companies and MNC banks have moved towards hiring Chartered accountants, unlike Europe and US where they still prefer MBA finance graduates. If you are studying in one of the premier institutions, then there are chances to still build a career in top grade companies. But if you are not from a premier institutes, then my suggestion would be to go in for HR, since future mobility will be better.
Great article on both finance and hr related stuff thanks for such a wonderful stuff..
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