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DBA or CFA for job in government?
posted on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 15:30

Hi there!
I am in my early 30s and have an MBA and CPA. I took a job as an accountant in the finance department of a local university, as I plan to pursue a career in government, at statutory body or at an NGO.

In order to keep up my knowledge and skills, I plan to sign up for some further studies. I am thinking of DBA, CFA or something similar. Please let me know what you thinnk of these choices.

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Posted Monday, 21 February 2011 05:44 PM

Whatever you're going to study can not be used as a trade off. It’s definitely not worth the investment, and you’ll likely be disappointed in the end.

You don't have to keep on studying without a focus. Remember it's you the employer's hiring, not the degree itself.

You need to know what qualities those jobs call for, including but not limiting to interpersonal skills, vision, compassion, critical thinking, etc. Do you have any of those skills? Give it some thought, please, before taking up another subject to study blindly.

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