BENEFITS OF EARNING THE CFA CHARTER
1. Better Pay
Surveys have shown that CFA charterholders are higher paid on aggregate. Just don't expect an instant pay rise.
2. Finance Knowledge
The exams are tough for a reason. You get a good solid grounding in up-to-date financial knowledge.
3. Global Recognition
One of the most recognised professional qualifications in finance. Highly transferrable across geographic area. Over 150,000 CFA charterholders worldwide.
The cost to earn the CFA Charter starts at $2500, making CFA a more affordable professional qualification.
CFA is impressive to add to your CV, but no amount of CV padding "gets you a job".
6. Enhance Career
If you work in finance or aspire to, as a CFA charterholder.
7. CFA vs MBA
Who says you have to choose? You can always obtain a CFA Charter in addition to an MBA. Tons of people do.