If you're applying for a job at a hedge fund, how much difference will a professional qualification make?
Most people think an MBA will lead to a giant jump in income and that they can do it quickly, but not everyone does a cost/benefit analysis.
Academic excellence is key for entry into consulting, so if you decide to go the business school route, choosing among the best MBA programs matters.
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Forget an MBA, forget a CFA. A Masters in Finance (MiF) course is what you need for a banking job now, says the ex-Lehman banker running the course at HEC.
What qualifications do new analysts in investment banking come equipped with now? And how does this compare to the other ranks?
MBA students have fallen out of love with investment banks and the feeling is mutual.
There are certain areas where Wall Street banks are looking to add headcount but perceive a talent shortage in the marketplace.
These are the best qualifications for getting a well paid job in finance now.
Many who avoid the ax are likely to see a modest boost in their compensation next year, with juniors actually seeing slightly larger increases.
Algo traders now need to pass a Finra exam to be compliant. These means they have to take responsibility for their strategies – personally.