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I am currently working in a Fortune 20 corporate finance program. corporate finance does not interest me long term so after my 3 year program I want to make a switch into something else. I am not 100 percent sure what I want to do in finance. Investments/Asset Management/Financial Advising interest me- I'm also interested in private equity/Investment banking although I would to have a good work/life balance in the future which i probably wouldn't get from IB/PE

So far I see my options as

  1. Start studying for CFA now and commit to investment side of finance
  2. Study for GMAT for 5-6 months, delay starting CFA to see what I score- if under 700 start studying for CFA
  3. Study for GMAT, score above 700, get into top 10 MBA and go MBA route because top 10 MBA will be better than CFA even for investment side of Finance

What do you guys think is the best option?

I think i want to do the investment side of but not 100 percent sure.

Comments (3)

Sep 12, 2016

I would ensure that the investment side is for you. Network with a bunch of people and try to get a handle on what exactly it is that they do (ensure the grass doesn't just appear greener). Other than that, MBA seems like the safest route since you aren't 100% sure of what it is you want to do.

Sep 13, 2016

simply go to the best mba programs and that gives you the best flexibility to change career tracks on a short notice.

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Sep 15, 2016
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