Is An MBA Necessary to Start a Finance Career?

Successful People Have an MBA

MBAs Seem Like They Have An Edge

The History of the MBA or Why the MBA Program Exists

1. Production

2. Employment

3. Consumption

1. The Wharton School

2. The Tuck School of Business

3. Harvard Business School

Should You Get an MBA to Start a Career in Finance Part I: The Benefits

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Accountability and Ethics
  • Economic Statistics and Operations

1. Networking

2. Opening Doors

3. Mindset

Should You Get an MBA to Start a Career in Finance Part II: The Costs

1. Competition

2. Your Career Path

3. Cost and Time

Should You Get an MBA to Start a Career in Finance Part III: The Alternatives

1. With Networking

2. Take Certifications And Courses

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA): The CFA course requires self-study of 19+ months, after which you must pass three exams. A CFA costs less than $5,000. According to Payscale.com, the salary of a CFA can range from $66,000 to $175,000, depending on the job role. The average annual income for CFAs stands at $93,861.
  • Business Economics Specialist (BEStTM): The BEStTM course requires part-time self-study of less than 1 year, along with a mentored, practical project. The BEStTM certification costs less than $1,000. Economics, engineering, and business undergrads all over North America can now be certified in real-world business economics. For a limited time, mentoring will be led by Jay Moulton, 30+ years in finance and Harvard MBA.

To MBA or Not To MBA: A Conclusion

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