CAIA & CFA

For either of the two, are you required to have a bachelors and/or relative work experience? I think I heard somewhere that CFA requires undergraduate studies to be complete but I'm not a 100% sure

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Comments (12)

Nov 20, 2010

Yes, in order to hold the designation you need a UG degree but you can take the first level of each while you are still in UG.

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Nov 20, 2010

Nice, I have an extremely easy year next year(done with major..just gotta take BS classes now to fulfill credits and bump up GPA) so I'm planning on taking my GMATS and either the first level of CAIA or the CFA

Nov 20, 2010

CAIA L1 is easier...I would have a hard time seeing someone doing the GMAT and Level 1 of the CFA effectively while taking classes full time and working/doing an internship (which I recall you do from a previous thread)

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Nov 20, 2010

My internship is for this year..im a junior right now so I was referring to senior year on when I would want to take the level 1 of CAIA or CFA. First round of GMAT I am planning on taking during spring break and second round during the summer so its still spaced out

Nov 20, 2010

No way you're doing GMAT and CFA Level 1 simultaneously.

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Nov 20, 2010

As stated above, it will be spread out. I'm studying for the GMATs right now and will be taking them during spring break and start of the summer session. CFA or CAIA I would want to take them during senior year.

Nov 20, 2010
Nikhiln25:

As stated above, it will be spread out. I'm studying for the GMATs right now and will be taking them during spring break and start of the summer session. CFA or CAIA I would want to take them during senior year.

CFA is infinitely more valuable than the CAIA but make sure you can handle the weight of the work you're taking on

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Nov 20, 2010

What do you mean you are taking the GMAT during spring break and then at start of summer session?

FYI -- You do it all in one sitting.

Nov 20, 2010
Distressed Arb:

What do you mean you are taking the GMAT during spring break and then at start of summer session?

FYI -- You do it all in one sitting.

As in I would want to take them twice, regardless of what my score is

Nov 20, 2010

Good luck

Nov 20, 2010