cfa instead of gmat


prank

i read somewhere in news that some top business schools may waive the gmat for the people who hold cfa ..so is cfa comparatively easier compared to getting a score of 750 plus in gmat?

i read somewhere in news that some top business schools may waive the gmat for the people who hold cfa ..so is cfa comparatively easier compared to getting a score of 750 plus in gmat?
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Duncan

CFA is.way harder. Top schools do not waive the gmat.

CFA is.way harder. Top schools do not waive the gmat.
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badux

I think that the CFA requires, on average, something like 900+ hours of study (for all three levels).

Seems like it would probably be easier to dedicate just a fraction of that time to GMAT prep; I've known folks who've gotten 750 plus with 60 hours or less of study time...

I think that the CFA requires, on average, something like 900+ hours of study (for all three levels).

Seems like it would probably be easier to dedicate just a fraction of that time to GMAT prep; I've known folks who've gotten 750 plus with 60 hours or less of study time...
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prank

thanks guys..but am weak in maths so what should i go for?

thanks guys..but am weak in maths so what should i go for?
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mba hipste...

So, you're weak at math but want to do an MBA? That's a bit odd.

I'd suggest putting time in to study for the GMAT, the quant section is really not that difficult, and many GMAT-takers, even those who haven't touched math in years find that just a bit of studying and refresh goes a long way.

So, you're weak at math but want to do an MBA? That's a bit odd.

I'd suggest putting time in to study for the GMAT, the quant section is really not that difficult, and many GMAT-takers, even those who haven't touched math in years find that just a bit of studying and refresh goes a long way.
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Duncan

Don't try the CFA is you are weak in maths.

Don't try the CFA is you are weak in maths.
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prank

Thanks..so i should work hard on my Quants and go for Gmat/Gre? that would be little more easier than CFA?

Thanks..so i should work hard on my Quants and go for Gmat/Gre? that would be little more easier than CFA?
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Duncan

Way, way easier - by an order of magnitude. CFA level one is supported by year-long masters programmes, let alone the next two levels.

Way, way easier - by an order of magnitude. CFA level one is supported by year-long masters programmes, let alone the next two levels.
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prank

Thanks that was really helpful....i wanted to ask about you about some other professional qualifications like CPA,ACCA,CIMA,CMA ,CFP..i wanted to one of these so when i apply for b- school i have strong application ..i know all these are very well recoginsed but according to you which one of these would be the best ?

Thanks that was really helpful....i wanted to ask about you about some other professional qualifications like CPA,ACCA,CIMA,CMA ,CFP..i wanted to one of these so when i apply for b- school i have strong application ..i know all these are very well recoginsed but according to you which one of these would be the best ?
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Duncan

They are equally good. It would suffer from school to school.

They are equally good. It would suffer from school to school.
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prank

okay, could you suggest any of these which would have more demand in Asia? I really like the CIMA and CPA course..Which one will be more beneficial?

[Edited by prank on Jul 05, 2015]

okay, could you suggest any of these which would have more demand in Asia? I really like the CIMA and CPA course..Which one will be more beneficial?
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