|Author||Topic: cfa vs soa/cas|
I'm presently finishing my BA in actuarial mathematics. We've 8-9 exams to pass( 200-300 hrs studies per exams, 40%-50% average passing) to become an actuarie fellow.FSA. Actuarial students ( i'm not like those ...) think that BA finance is for lazy people, and CFA is a piece of cake for them.
I don't like that selfish behaviour, but it's reality. I got some actuarial exams but i don't want to continue in this way.
Is the CFA a good thing for an undergraduate actuarial student ?
Do you think an mba finance or in accounting will be a good thing ?
What do you thing about CGA ? Is the combination CGA/CFA a good thing ?
Thanks a lot CFAmates
|I'm an actuarial fellow and a CFA level III candidate. CFA exams are easier and there are fewer of them. It doesn't matter what degree you get(a BA in actuarial science or finance) - nobody cares. Unless you have graduate work, companies only look at you're average as an entry level candidate.
Also, since you're an undergrad student, you can't even write the CFA exams. You need to do more research. Also, work on your writing skills. You wont pass level III CFA or any of the upper level actuarial exams where written solutions are required to explain the questions.
I personally like the actuarial field more so then the CFA side. Less hours, higher pay but you have to put the time in for exams.