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Now, I have been working in software company that the product is heavily used by aerospace and defense companies for 15 months. However, I found that I am more passionate in finance industry especially in investment. I joined CFA program to test whether I can learn the material and I can stay with it for long hours or not (each level require about 300 hours preparation). As a result, I have just passed level 2 exam in this june (level 1 in december last year). Therefore, I am quite sure that my passion is real.

If I my goal is to pursue career in investment and asset management industry, should I start looking for a new job in that field now or I should stay with my job and break into asset management industry after I complete MBA program? and which option will be better when I apply for MBA program (expect to apply in 2-3 years)

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If you can get a job in that industry now, then YES! You absolutely should do what you like and let yourself shine there.
I think it will positively reflect on your application. However, many applicants find it hard to break out of their industry mold and switch roles. If you can switch roles/jobs/companies and focus on finance/what you like and see yourself at, it will be helpful across the board. It may also switch/change how you look at your MBA plans. You may choose to do a PT program for example (which is ill-suited for career changers) since you won't need to do a career change at that point and be able to avoid the opportunity costs and potentially excel within the same Finance/Asset management company.

The answer is get that job now.

P.S. Admissions love people with character, goals, and passion. Your choice and decision reflect all of those.
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Thanks you bb. Your advice is very helpful.

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Hi I have work experience of 11 years in automotive industry in area of product development..I would like to opt for MBA of one year executive stream..how would be my work experience have advantage over others in admission..

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