How likely is it that I can jump right in to a financial mod. boot camp w/ NO background in finance

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How likely is it that I can jump right into financial modeling boot camp with no background in finance?

I want to get an analyst or associate position in health-care most likely. Prerequisites include: Bachelor's degree from a top school with a strong GPA, strng. financial modeling skills. CFA and/or MBA and Series 7, 63, 86, 87 a +.

So, one plausible solution: should I jump into financial modeling bootcamp this summer and then perhaps study in the evenings for CFA?

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Comments (3)

Jul 29, 2016

Either you are good at modeling or you aren't? Which is it?

If you have a decent understanding of finace and accounting then it could help but it's not going to open many doors. If you don't have any foundation, it will be a total waste of time.

Studying for the CFA is a good choice though.

Jul 29, 2016

CFA is good, but you should start reading Investopedia to get familiar with accounting jargons and concepts. That puts you in a much better position in the camp, if you still intend to do that.

Jul 29, 2016