Hi all! I just joined WSO so i am excited to hear your thoughts.
Currently, i am a CPA for a big four firm (1st year SR associate) and started to take the CFA Exam (CFA II Candidate). I recently realized i am much more interested in investments and valuations, hence the pursuit of the CFA exam. As of now, i think i will stay in public accounting for at least two more years so i have experience leading jobs, i think that will be a beneficial experience. I am trying to do a rotation or transition into our valuation department, but that is TBD.
Long story short, I am thinking of going for an MBA with emphasis in finance (Harvard and MIT are right down the street). Do you think an MBA (costs/debt/etc will not be a burden) will be beneficial for a transition into the finance world? I have a bachelors and masters in accounting, but no degrees in finance. Basically, how much value-add will an MBA be for a CPA/CFA whom doesn't have a finance undergraduate degree? I understand a "finance" job is vague, but i believe private equity/would be pretty interesting.
Please let me know your thoughts, thank you!
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