Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 23 Oct 2014, 12:16

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Just how helpful is a CFA for your career?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Mar 2010
Posts: 347
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 4

Just how helpful is a CFA for your career? [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2010, 23:18
I'm a trader for a small hedge fund who is going to reapply to MBA programs this upcoming year (wharton, columbai, booth, nyu) and am also thinking of taking the CFA level I in december. I've asked a number of people about the CFA, and they said that it was "helpful" but were ambiguous when I asked them for specifics, in particular regarding getting better jobs. It's pretty clear that an MBA from a top school will open a lot of doors, due to networking, pedigree, campus recruiting, etc., and that it's very beneficial for career switchers. But I'm not quite sure if a CFA without an MBA can really boost one's career prospects.

Thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Status: Burning mid-night oil....daily
Joined: 07 Nov 2008
Posts: 2400
Schools: Yale SOM 2011 Alum, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck
WE 1: IB - Restructuring & Distressed M&A
Followers: 73

Kudos [?]: 688 [0], given: 548

Reviews Badge
Re: Just how helpful is a CFA for your career? [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 06:11
A lot of that was already discussed in the threads below. Hopefully you can find your answer in there.

GMATClub's Unofficial Chartered Financial Analyst thread:
103-t63245

How Much Weight Does the CFA Carry with Admissions:
103-t68059
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Re: Just how helpful is a CFA for your career?   [#permalink] 05 Apr 2010, 06:11
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
How to Plan Your Career Growth coffeechaser311 0 13 Jun 2011, 19:14
6 How to present your career goals (in this economy)? 2012dreams 8 30 Jun 2009, 11:36
13 Experts publish their posts in the topic Just how powerful is the HBS brand on your resume? TFN 38 19 Jul 2008, 06:47
1 CFA - does it help? Pathfinder 8 12 Dec 2007, 06:28
How GMAT Prep helped you in your Career? akannan 1 11 May 2007, 17:28
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Just how helpful is a CFA for your career?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.