Current 3rd yr undergrad (non-target), Need Advice (PLEASE)

Hey I know many ppl here are very knowledgeable and was wondering what should I do. Currently have a 3.8 GPA, and I am from Canada (Toronto).

I was wondering what should I do CFA, MBA, MFIN, MFE...

I think I would like to do investment banking so I was thinking of aiming to do my MFin, at Queens University. I believe Rotman, Ivey, and Queens students run Bay Street. Though Queen's Mfin program usually require candidates to have work experience they will make an exception for strong candidates that demonstrate two of the qualities (undergrad in business, gmat >650, and CFA lvl 1).

I was thinking Queens Mfin would be good to help me break into becoming an analyst for a mid sized investment firm. I thought by 23 I will have obtained my Mfin and then I would work until I am 27 and try to go to a great b-school.

I am also looking into the Schulich and Rotman MBA. I am more inclined to do Schulich's because the Rotman MBA is so expensive.

So for this summer I was thinking of writing the GMAT in the end of July gives me 3 months to study for it (May, June, July) and then spend aug-dec studying for the CFA lvl1). I know it seems risky going for both of these requirements but obv if i bomb my gmat then i will forgo the CFA lvl 1 and retake the GMAT.

The other option would be to write my CFA lvl 1 in June only studying for one month because I am too busy in school atm. And then write my GMAT in Aug with 2 month of study

What you guys think?

Also my plan for the GMAT is
-Manhattan GMAT Elluminate (just watching vids)
-Manhattan gmat test
-GMAT Verbal, Quantitative, Review (3 books 50 dollars)
-Practice Test
-Write my test hoping for a 720

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Jan 27, 2013 - 2:08pm
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