So I've been trying to get into finance/investment banking/equity research for quite some time. I have an undergrad in econ and a master of accountancy from a CSU that isn't too high on anyone's radar. I think I've hit the point to where I can admit that I've failed and I will continue to fail unless I do something to drastically change my life position. After speaking with professionals in the ER space, they left me with the inclination to take the CFA exams and use those channels to break in. I'd registered, bought the expensive exam material, studied, and have a test scheduled in June, which I have just decided I am not going to take.
I've decided to redirect my resources and attentions to getting into the HAAS part-time MBA for Fall 2017. I feel like this should have been my choice from the beginning and it will give me the greatest chances of landing the career that I want.
My first step is going to be to retake the GMAT because the first time that I took it I hadn't studied and received a subpar score, which was at least good enough to get me into the graduate program at the State School but it is definitely not a good enough score for HAAS.
If anyone has any comments or suggestions, I would love to hear them. I'm very happy with my decision to go for this and skip out on the CFA exams, but now I've got to work my hardest to get into this program.