CFA vs MBA??

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by jack5, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. jack5


    Which is considered more valuable in the investment world an MBA from a top 30 business school, or the CFA designation?
  2. CFA hands down ... Nothing in an MBA program one can't acquire on the job, except for an alumni network. CFA is rigorous and increasingly important for prospective money managers.

    MBA, CFA
  3. top 10 MBA opens a lot more doors than a cfa, even though people with cfa definitely have more finance knowledge
  4. jack5


    Is it worth going to business school to get your MBA if it isn't a top 20 school??
  5. If you can get a decent job, then look into working and earning your MBA while working - many schools have night/weekend programs that can be completed by professionals. This is a particularly good option if your undergrad degree is already in a business field. If we are talking non-top 20, then work experience is probably more valuable than the actual parchment. If you are fortunate enough, you will be with an employer that will pick up some of the tab for graduate work.

    If your undergrad is in scuba diving and tequila tossing, then might be better to enroll full-time for the MBA.
  6. dgmodel

    dgmodel Guest

    on a sidenot... which 30 are considerd to be the top currently??? where could one get a listing???
  7. dgmodel

    dgmodel Guest


    1 Pennsylvania (Wharton)
    2 Northwestern (Kellogg)
    3 Harvard
    4 MIT (Sloan)
    5 Duke (Fuqua)
    6 Michigan
    7 Columbia
    8 Cornell (Johnson)
    9 Virginia (Darden)
    10 Chicago
    11 Stanford
    12 UCLA (Anderson)
    13 NYU (Stern)
    14 Carnegie Mellon
    15 UNC — Chapel Hill
    16 Dartmouth (Tuck)
    17 Texas — Austin (McCombs)
    18 UC Berkeley (Haas)
    19 Yale
    20 Indiana
    21 Rochester (Simon)
    22 Vanderbilt (Owen)
    23 Washington University (Olin)
    24 USC (Marshall)
    25 Purdue (Krannert)
    26 Georgetown (McDonough)
    27 Maryland (Smith)
    28 Emory (Goizueta)
    29 Michigan State (Broad)
    30 Georgia Tech (DuPree)

    Non-U.S. Schools
    1 INSEAD (France and Singapore)
    2 London Business School (UK)
    3 Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE)
    4 IMD (Switzerland)
    5 Western Ontario (Ivey)
    6 Erasmus (Rotterdam)
    7 Toronto (Rotman)

    In alphabetical order
    • Arizona State
    • Babson College (Olin)
    • Boston University
    • California at Davis
    • California Irvine
    • Florida (Warrington)
    • Georgia (Terry)
    • Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Iowa (Tippie)
    • Minnesota (Carlson)
    • Notre Dame (Mendoza)
    • Ohio State
    • Pennsylvania State
    • Pittsburgh (Katz)
    • Rice (Jones)
    • Southern Methodist (Cox)
    • Thunderbird
    • Wake Forest (Babcock)
    • William and Mary
    • Wisconsin — Madison

    In alphabetical order
    • American (Kogod)
    • Arizona (Eller)
    • Boston College (Carroll)
    • Brigham Young (Marriott)
    • Case Western Reserve (Weatherhead)
    • Clark Atlanta
    • George Washington
    • Howard
    • University of Miami
    • Rutgers
    • Syracuse
    • Texas A&M (Mays)
    • Tulane (Freeman)
    • South Carolina (Darla Moore)
    • SUNY Buffalo
    • Tennessee at Knoxville
    • University of Washington

    In alphabetical order
    • Cranfield
    • ESADE
    • Instituto de Empresas
    • McGill
    • Oxford (Said)
    • Queens
    • SDA Bocconi
    • York (Schulich)
  8. dgmodel

    dgmodel Guest

    yep yep.. thank you...
  9. jack5,

    Actually a lot of places want BOTH now! MBA is to show you can get into a good school. CFA is for the ACTUAL finance knowledge you'll need at work.

    The skill requirements just keep going up and up.. Too much competition. Soon, Indian and Chinese will be getting CFA and MBAs too. In fact, they are already doing it! CFA exams are administrated worldwide and a large numbers of test takers are in other countries!

    You gotta keep running and working harder to get ahead in life nowadays..
  10. dgmodel

    dgmodel Guest

    theoretical knowledge vs. practical knowledge... in order to be successful (not neccessarily) these days its good to have both...
    #10     Jan 10, 2004