What is the difference between a CFA Program and an Masters (post-graduate) program?
Depending of the type of post-graduate studies you are thinking to pursue, you might get a more general education on a variety o topics (management, marketing etc) while with the CFA Program you take the investment knowledge route. A core difference is that CFA is a professional qualification globally recognized and in some cases might be a better choice over a local masters program that is low ranked on a global basis.
One might argue of course that you need a minimum of 2.5-3 to be awarded the CFA designation while you can graduate with a respected masters degree (MSc or MBA) in max 1.5-2 year period. At the end of the day you need to decide if you are passionate with Finance and jobs related to Investments, Corporate Finance or you prefer to take a more general route in your education.
What kind of job opportunities will I get as a CFA Program charterholder?
Becoming a CFA charterholder will increase your employability with employers from around the world. You can be assured of improved job opportunities with Asset Managers, Investment Banks and Private Equity firms with an astounding 54% more than your peers. (*Russel Reynolds Study)
Q. What is the exam pattern for CFA exam Level I?
A. The CFA exam Level I is a six hour exam with 240 multiple choice questions.
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Why can’t I just reuse previous Schweser materials?
Every year on September, CFA Institute announces its new curriculum. CFA Institute adds new readings, drops old readings and changes many of the learning outcome statements. In the curriculum 25% or more of the material can change from year to year. In order to have the most up-to-date information, you should use the current materials. Contact us to learn how you can get Schweser material with a discount up to 30%.
Financial Arena suggests that you read the official curriculum readings that the CFA Institute includes in your exam registration package because the examinations are based on these readings. For more information, visit CFA Institute’s website at: www.cfainstitute.org.