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What’s more valuable- CFA or MBA with specialization in Finance?

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You need to more clear about what the goal is and what you mean by “valuable”. But a top 20 MBA without question is more highly regarded and will open many more doors than a CFA

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Depends on what you want to do with your life. If investment management, portfolio analysis or true buy side is something you want, then a CFA makes more sense.

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Sitting for L3 in December. I can tell you passing L2 starts to open a lot of doors in finance. My undergrad I opted for a party school and didn’t try at all, so a top 20 would be hard for me to do without the CFA on my resume. MBA is really not worth it unless you are in a top 20. MBA will help more to pivot to IB/ Consulting than a CFA. CFA cracks doors for research/ PM more than MBA. Doing both will probably make you hate your life for several years so just know that going in.

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It’d distinguish you, yes. And it can help someone’s chances to get into a good MBA program, but don’t mislead people that it has anything to do with IB (while small pieces of the CFA are very relevant, no IB specifically seeks out or wants someone to have a CFA). MBA would be the best route for that career trajectory.

Depends right...I’d get an MBA from Stanford HBS over CFA any day of the week; CFA over an MBA from a no name school

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If the goal is to work on Wall Street, and you are relatively young and don’t have much work experience yet, get the CFA first, that’s more helpful in the immediate future. Once you have gotten a good amount of work experience and you want to further advance your career, then go for a MBA from one of the top Bschools.

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CFA does not pivot you to IB - people misconstrue this all the time.

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T20 MBA is also usually a feeder into industry

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Finance is broad. Do you want to work in investment management? Equity researcher, portfolio analyst? Then CFA (both if you want to succeed and managerial levels and not be boxed in the core roles)

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