Yet CFA designation (passing all three levels of the CFA exams) can make someone more attractive as an MBA applicant.
CFA vs GMAT?
According to Imran Kanga, admissions director at Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, CFA holders demonstrate that they can manage the academic rigour of the MBA, that their quantitative skills are strong, and they are highly employable in finance.
A Rotman MBA applicant who passed CFA Levels I, II and III can bypass the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), the widely used business school admissions exam that requires much swotting.
“There is an admission advantage for CFA charter holders,” says Imran, explaining that the charter proves strong quant and finance skills, negating the...
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