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1. Which designation has the highest average earning salaries?
2. Which designation is the most specialized and which designation is most sought after by the general population of companies?
3. If you do not complete the full designation, such as attain Fellowship for the FSA or Charter for the CFA, is it possible to still have a lucrative career in those fields? (My understanding is that it is extremely difficult to attain a managerial role if fellowship or charter is not attained)
4. I have read in other discussions that a MBA from a top MBA school is more valuable than a CFA designation however, a CFA designation is more valuable than a MBA from a non-top 20 MBA school. Given that this is true, if we were to compare the average earning of a "lower" MBA, CFA, FSA, and CPA, which one would have the highest average earnings?
5. This is probably the most important question; Out of the 3 designations (CFA, FSA, CPA) and 1 degree (MBA) which one will be most sought after by employers in the future, say a decade or two down the road?
Also, based on what i looked regarding the exams, couldnt an FSA quite easily obtain CFA without excessive effort