AuthorTopic: What CFA curriculum lacks
@2019-08-10 13:33:47
After knocking out all 3 levels, I feel CFA curriculum didn't prepare me as it should have.

It lacks the basic financial modeling lessons that are the essence of every finance job these days plus it also needs to incorporate spreadsheet based testing to develop these skills in candidates. It is considered to be the ‘Gold’ standard and generally people think of charterholders as Gurus of finance but the curriculum isn't a complete package to make someone who is working in another industry all set for entry into financial world.

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@2019-08-12 10:39:41
I think that CFA curriculum is theory and understanding, with the objective of giving the candidates a good base for analysis, not how to create formulas on spreadsheets. We need to do the practice at the same time.
@2019-08-20 23:06:11
Nothing hinders you from modeling the CFA curriculum questions in Excel. That's what I did when I studied for Level 1.
@2019-09-03 10:28:57
i think you are off base. it is theory based and i don't think they try and pretend like they've prepared you to be the perfect financial analyst/modeler.

it's up to you to learn to do the rest. just like university degrees don't teach you everything you need to be a perfect professional, the cfa wont either.

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