I currently work for an investment bank and have been with them for nearly a year now. Because of this, I’m eligible to pursue my graduate degree and they will pick up the tuition costs at 80% of the total costs. My question is, I’m currently studying for Level I, but also want to take advantage and get a graduate degree. I would love to go for my Masters in Finance, but the closest school that offers that program is 2 hours away! So, what would be the degree that would aid me the most in obtaining my CFA…..an M.S.A (Masters of Science in Accounting) or my M.B.A.? I know I should be focusing all my attention on the CFA, but I have to take advantage of the hook up. I was thinking the MBA originally, but after looking at all the accounting classes (15 credits which our required for the MSA, which includes Financial Statement Analysis and International Accounting Methods) and the other 15 credit hours can be directed towards electives like finance or econ.