CFA vs Masters in Computer Science
Would you recommend someone with an engineering degree to pursue CFA over an online Masters in Computer Science(from a Top 30 ranked US university) ?
I feel CFA is too wide to be relevant for any particular finance job except equity research. CFA is prestigious and acts as a filter. However in terms of actual hard skills to do the job, I am not sure if its the best use of the time.
A Masters in CS would incredibly help in developing analytical skills which can be used for a wider variety of jobs. Moreover, tech/analytics is likely to remain up in the medium term which can not be said about finance.
Another factor is I would like to work from a tier 2 city and not the crowded finance hubs. CFA jobs are mostly in crowded/expensive cities.
The harder the battle , the sweeter the victory.