here’s the issue: my work sponsors both programs … I work in the front office with mainly FI products … if you had the choice to study one -which one would you have chosen first?
I’d probably say the MBA but it also depends on what your looking to do down the road.
It’s not even close–do the MBA.
According to their website Columbia’s Executive MBA program costs $133,000 which your company would give you tax free. The CFA program costs $2000. Are you sure that you should be in finance?
haha…good point Joey.
this is retrospective question - the columbia is selective basis only due to the cost. But as non-us person being given a further opportunity by work - I am canvasing educated opinions and not quick stabs.
will your employer pay for your entire emba? that seems a bit much.
The Edge Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > this is retrospective question - the columbia is > selective basis only due to the cost. But as > non-us person being given a further opportunity by > work - I am canvasing educated opinions and not > quick stabs. Quick stabs? So the market for both these products is financial professionals and one cost 70 times as much as the other. Is this market so wildly inefficient that the cheaper one might somehow be better than the more expensive one? Perhaps all those people who pay $133,000 for Columbia EMBA program after the rigorous admission process are really stupid chumps after all?
Sorry guys, but EMBA and Part-time MBA are never worth the buck comparing to real full time MBA. Dont ever think that just because you go to Columbia they will discount your “E” in MBA
that is your opinion Joey, most non us counties values MBAs in the job scene in the exact same way as they do here, so I understand your microscopic view of the world. Good education does not have to cost the earth, as they do in this country, so value is a mere supply and demand problem, not of absolute value. there is enough SS from the US market without factoring the rest of the world.
thanks for that point comp_sci_kid - that is a valid point to consider
The Edge, that is the only point to consider. If you can get in into real f/t Columbia MBA program, it will accelerate your career 10x better then any CFA
thanks comp_sci_kid - very useful insight.
comp_sci_kid Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The Edge, that is the only point to consider. If > you can get in into real f/t Columbia MBA program, > it will accelerate your career 10x better then any > CFA I don’t think that choice is on the table - if you can get your company to pay your salary and pay for a full-time Columbia MBA that would be glorious and great and nearly everyone on AF would take it even if it meant abandoning the CFA program completely. The Edge - The comment about my “microscopic view of the world” is about as misplaced on me as is possible. I have lots of faults but that is not a million miles from one of them. If your world view is more expansive than mine you wouldn’t be even close to asking a question like this. As for the cost of education - I haven’t spent any money directly learning finance, economics, business, computer programming, art, or numerous other things that I feel pretty expert in. And yet I think the education market is pretty efficient. Why might that be…
I disagree with the notion that EMBAs are somehow worth less to a career than FT MBA. If he is at the executive level (measured in compensation, responsibility etc) he shouldn’t do a regular MBA because that would be a step back. From my observations EMBA really helps people advance at their current employers - from lower to middle or from middle to upper management. It’s probably a lot harder to move to another employer at a higher level.
those who feel they’re experts on matters are just too blind to realize their own ignorance…in other words, you don’t know jack… Edge, good education doesn’t have to cost a lot. According to the standard definition of education, it is almost free. The question is getting a recognized education, and that my friend is certainly costly.
This is a silly question - I know many people with the CFA who still can not get into a top MBA program. Columbia Exec MBA is $133k and CFA is like less than $3500. A good MBA will always trump everything. As long as the Exec MBA is from a top business school it has the same credit. The curriculum is exactly the same, infact they actually require more leadership and work experience on average to FT. Mainly designed for those wanting to stay with their companies instead of moving jobs or into another field. If your employer was going to shed $130k+ then taking a top EMBA and then moving fields later would still be possible, without debt, with a regular salary while doing MBA so you would not have to live like a student again.
Actually LBS International EMBA between Columbia and LBS is considered by many to be better than either FT MBA - although the cost is much more than the regular FT MBA program. This would be the best program if they allowed sponsor!