I am in the process of switching careers from intelligence analysis to IB and am requesting constructive advice on the most efficient path fwd whether that be CFA, MBA, or applying for entry levelpositions for Prop Trading firms.
Disclaimer: I have 10 years of experience in an unrelated field, with anin Applied Intelligence Analysis (worked in intelligence analysis for the USG) and realize that there will be a huge commitment in terms of time and likely money to do this correctly and efficiently regarding time commitment, not to mention getting past folks who won't bother with my resume at all due to the unrelated experience. So, that aside, I would like to know what my best course of action might be, apart from the necessary networking to gain some inroads -
Entering Bschool with a concentration in finance?
Prepping for the CFA to show commitment to the new field as a career changer?
Applying for a slot at a prop trading firm as a trainee (unsure if this is even realistic given the lack of MBA)?
Or is my most realistic/only course of action # 1 -- MBA?
All CONSTRUCTIVE feedback is appreciated.