I am a rising sophomore at a non-target and I am majoring in Finance.
I am planning on starting to study for the CFA level 1 this summer (summer in between freshman and sophomore) but I am not sure when to actually take the exam. I would rather take it as an undergrad but I have no idea if this is even feasible. If I start studying now, maybe one hour a day, will I be able to pass it in December of my junior year?
Or does everyone just take it after graduation? My fear with taking it after graduation is that if I am working as an analyst I will have little to no time to study for it. Also I have heard that some people choose between doing all three CFA levels or going to business school but isn't it ideal to just do CFA level 1 while still in school and then pursue an MBA later on?