Is the CFA Charter Worth It? (Datagraphic)

Becoming a CFA charterholder is an investment in your career, and like any investment it’s good to think about the long-term ROI before investing your time and money.

It can take up to 300 hours or more to prepare for the CFA Exam, and the average passing rate for investment and finance candidates who have taken the CFA Exam since 1965 is 46%. In other words, it’s not an easy designation to earn and can require a significant amount of time to prepare for—but statistics also reveal the value of having the CFA and why it’s in your interest to put forth the effort.

This datagraphic provides a brief look at what it takes to become a CFA charterholder and shows the rewarding benefits of earning the CFA designation in terms of salary and employment. Make no mistake, becoming a CFA requires a lot of time and effort, but you stand to make a lot more in the future with this world-renowned finance designation next to your name.

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Is The C F A Charter Worth It?


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If you’re interested in gaining more specialized knowledge in the finance and investment management industry to advance your career, Creighton University’s online Master of Investment Management and Financial Analysis (MIMFA) delivers a graduate degree plus preparation for the CFA Exam. Call (866) 717-6365 to speak to a Program Manager or request more information.