When Anushka Agarwal moved from India to Singapore for a masters in finance (MiF), she canvassed guidance from individuals in the know on how to thrive in the finance sector. Anyone issued the identical assistance: earn the coveted Chartered Economic Analyst qualification by finishing the CFA programme for investment professionals.
This entails finishing 3 phases of arduous exams, 900 hrs of study and four,000 hrs of relevant do the job working experience. Ms Agarwal, who concluded Amount 1 in December previous yr and needs the full qualification, believes the effort will be truly worth it. “Those 3 letters give you an edge around other graduates on the career industry,” she claims.
Ms Agarwal needs to do the job in asset administration or corporate finance. In 2019, she enrolled on the MSc in utilized finance at Singapore Management University’s Lee Kong Chian University of Business — partly to get a head