Once I complete my CPCU I am looking to study for the CFA Chartered Financial Analyst designation. I am mainly interested on getting the first 2 exams completed, because I want to transition from claims adjusting into either Risk or Financial analyst type of job. With no direct Risk/Finance experience, I'm assuming I would have a better chance of transitioning to that field once I get 1 or 2 exams done, along with studying for MBA. As for CFA studying, I am looking to getting the Schweser Study programs on ebay and the material that comes with registration. One thing I just realized, is that Risk/Financial analysts often use statistical software and spreadsheets in their job. Is there any programs that get you familiar with these type of tools? In the other post I made, I mentioned I am spending around 9,000 that includes books for MBA at Chancellor University. The program has both Corp. Finance and Advanced Corp. Finance. I thought about going to NCU, but including books would cost me around 17,500 to complete the degree. Not sure if it's worth the additional 8,500 to go that route and still have to study for CFA, or learn this on my own in addition to MBA.