Hi all - new to this site. Thanks in advance for your feedback and perspectives.
I just got my first job in corporate strategy. I have no background in accounting or finance. None. I’m considering attempting the CFA level 1 in August, 2021. I am considering CFA level 1 because I want to pursue a career in strategy and general management. I do not plan to take levels 2 / 3. I do not plan on a career in portfolio management, nor do I want to be an equity analyst. I am hoping attempting CFA level 1 is a great way to acquire a base of financial knowledge that is sufficient for strategy and general management work.
My questions for the group are:
I have no background in accounting or finance. None. I’ve never taken a single accounting or finance class. That said, is Kaplan Schweser going to be sufficient, presuming I put in the time? (300-350 hours of study) If it is likely not sufficient, what else would be typically required to pass?
Is Kaplan Schweser considered the standard exam prep? I understand there are other options, but so far 3 people have pointed me to Kaplan.
Thanks again in advance