…some argue that students who have completed all three levels and won the right to put the three letters CFA after their names and be called a chartered financial analyst have an advantage over those with an MBA. “I think there might be a crossing point soon – I think the CFA in the financial industry might soon eclipse the MBA,” says Mark Shackleton, professor of finance and associate dean of postgraduate studies at Lancaster University Management School…While it can be very difficult to get into a top-flight MBA programme, once accepted, students can be confident they will finish. “If people sign up for an MBA qualification, there’s an expectation that they are going to get through or be helped through,” says Prof Shackleton. [FT]

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  1. Posted by guest | June 24, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    hell yes!

    -bill gross, cfa

  2. Posted by guest | June 24, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    fighting words.

  3. Posted by guest | June 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    oh sure there's just alwayyyys an expectation/the pressure to finish, isn't there?

    -guy who's not sure he's talking about the same thing as getting your MBA

  4. Posted by Captain Oblivious | June 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM

    There won't be shit left so who cares? Like being the tallest midget

  5. Posted by Reads Mucho Matt | June 24, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Lancaster School of Management < Actual MBA < CFA < Reading the collected works of Matt Levine

    -Intellectual Rigor Quant

  6. Posted by guest | June 24, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    what?

  7. Posted by guest | June 24, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    go on…

  8. Posted by Luis the Chomper | June 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    HVAC Technician > CFA………..>Performing self surgery………….> Dallas in the summer …..> MBA

  9. Posted by guest | June 24, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    hey! but yeah, okay.

    -MBA who knows two years of boozing is exactly what he did

  10. Posted by Yeezus Christo | June 24, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Capt is saying the world is imploding so having these is probably a suckers bet? Not worth the cost? Who knows.

  11. Posted by Dumbass Oil Trader | June 24, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Captain is saying CFA holders are the prettiest horses in the glue factory.

  12. Posted by guest | June 25, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    If I had a MBA from Lancaster University Management School, I would rather get a CFA too.

  13. Posted by guest | June 25, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    "Tags: CFA, MBA v CFA, Professor Shackelton, the right to put the three letters CFA after their names"

    Who the hell is tagging your articles?

  14. Posted by guest | June 25, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    know how I know you're new here?

  15. Posted by guest | June 25, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    First time on Dealbreaker?

  16. Posted by UFO | June 25, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Take a lap. The financial business is going away like the bar business. It will change….but people always need a little help from their friends.

  17. Posted by Guest | June 26, 2014 at 2:53 AM

    An MBA teaches invaluable finance skills that you just can't learn in a CFA: namely being able to booze like you're 8 years younger than you actually are and then be able to will yourself through menial tasks the next day.