Having a CFA is equivilent to having an MBA I hear though, correct? Â Best of luck with that.
Not really. Two entirely different things, actually. The CFA is specialized, and usually only for folks in the financial services industry (obviously). CFA's are generally security analysts, portfolio managers and or/asset managers, and/or investment managers. You have to pass the standardized CFA exam to get the charter. I also think you have to have at least 2-3 years of investments related experience to sit for the exam. An MBA is much more of a general degree and is flexible enough to allow for a variety of careers--Investment banking, corporate finance, and sometimes accounting as well as strategy roles, marketing, brand management, etc.