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MSF vs. CFA/CAIA [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 17:14
hi hjort,

I am thinking about doing an mba in addition to an msf. (preferablly to be completed in 2-2.5 years). However, I am willing to take the cfa or caia in place of the msf. Do you think the cfa/caia or the msf has more weight in the eyes of employers in the financial world. I havent' looked at any of the material yet but which would you say is more difficult? Here are my thoughts. I wanted to get a dual mba/msf because I feel that a traditional mba program with finance concentration limits the amount of financal classes one can enroll in. I think there is a law that y ou can only take a limited number of finance classes in an mba program. Is this true? If I were to do dual mba/msf, I would concentrate in something other than finance that im interested in such as e-commerce or real estate. thanks in advance.

MSF
Pros: can complete program in 1 year or less. Formal study. Get to go back to school
cons: can be expensive

CFA/CaIa

Pros: cheaper than msf
Cons: 3 years of study.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 17:25
The number of finance courses you can take in an MBA program really varies with the school. Some of the very flexible schools have only a handful of required courses and let you take many in finance. The number of finance courses you are allowed to take in an MBA program is largely a matter of school policy, not a matter of law per se. Have you looked at any MBA/CFA programs?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 17:36
hi hjort,

I have not looked at any of those programs. If you could provide me with some mba/cfa schools i would appreciate it. thanks again.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 23:46
There are a few MBA/CFA programs out there.

http://johnmolson.concordia.ca/giim/

http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=356&s ... 9&p_id=620

Other schools have suggested MBA courses for preparing for the CFA
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Re: MSF vs. CFA/CAIA [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 12:40
I would check out http://www.cfajobs.net. It's a good site for checking out CFA job listings.
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