CFA Vs Masters In Finance: Should You Do Both?

Combining your CFA qualification with a Masters in Finance could be the ultimate combination for a career in investment, says Peter Watkins of the CFA

A Master's in Finance coupled with success on the CFA Program really is the ultimate combination for those seeking career success in the investment profession. 

A Masters degree demonstrates postgraduate academic achievement and the chance to focus on areas of personal interest. Many programs offer options or dissertation routes that allow students to take a deeper dive into topical, regional or specialists themes. 

The CFA Program provides the all-important practitioner focus—the full breadth of skills and competencies employers are looking for in work-ready investment professionals. 

CFA Charterholders are exceptionally career mobile and have considerable breadth of technical understanding outside their own job-roles. Importantly, the CFA Program is a standardised, globally-recognised credential so employers in any setting know the level of competence they can expect from professionals who have taken the CFA path.


Why combine the CFA with your Master's in Finance?

Many Masters students complete their academic study and then proceed to the CFA Program. Others begin or complete the...

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