How Does the CFA® Charter Compare to the MBA?
Both the CFA Charter and an MBA Program Offer Benefits That Can Advance Your Career
Consider your career goals as you review how these programs differ.
|CFA Program||Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management||
||USD 2,400–4,590 depending on fee deadline||
||Deep knowledge of investment analysis, management, and ethics||Low barrier for entry, High attrition rate||Charter: professional designation||140,000+ CFA Institute members|
||USD 80,000–125,000 depending on program||Accredited MBA programs are widely recognized by employers||Broad knowledge of core business concepts with some opportunity to specialize||High barrier for entry, Low attrition rate||Degree certificate||Depends on specific MBA program|
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CFA Program Benefits
Achieve the highest distinction in the investment management profession.