CFI has worked hard to create these user guides to help you understand your options and choose the best path for you in a corporate finance career. These guides to financial designation were created without prejudice and are meant to give you a fair picture of what will be most helpful for your career.
Research is an important first step in determining what type of designation will be most helpful for your career. By browsing these guides and comparisons you’ll quickly be able to determine what a fit and what’s not. You’ll notice that some designations focus more on theory and memorization, rather than practical applications. Some take years to complete, while others are much faster. Some focus on skills like financial modeling and valuation, while other more on accounting and financial math.