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Passing Series Of Exams More Difficult Than Two Years Of Boozing With Your Fellow MBA-Candidates: Guy

…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. guest says:

    hell yes!

    -bill gross, cfa

  2. guest says:

    fighting words.

  3. guest says:

    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. Captain Oblivious says:

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

    • guest says:

      what?

      • Yeezus Christo says:

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

        • Dumbass Oil Trader says:

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

    • UFO says:

      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.

  5. Reads Mucho Matt says:

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

    -Intellectual Rigor Quant

  6. Luis the Chomper says:

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

  7. guest says:

    hey! but yeah, okay.

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

  8. guest says:

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

  9. guest says:

    "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?

  10. Guest says:

    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.