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I am a data analyst thinking to take the CFA instead of the MBA or MS. Am I making the right choice?

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Is there a particular reason for taking the CFA? Is it for a career pivot? If so, an MBA or MS could open more doors for you IMHO.

I’d say MBA much easier and transferable as a data analyst. Unless your trying to break into investment strategy (asset allocation, CMAs, consulting advisors) or trying to be an equity analyst with an end goal of working at a fund it’s not worth. The process is not guaranteed and is a 3-4 year commitment.

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