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Top 10 most popular certifications and licenses for MBAs

In addition to 6+ years advancing their education, many MBAs also attain other certifications and licenses to further prepare themselves for the business world ahead.

It should also come as no surprise that finance certifications and licenses lead the pack. But you might be interested to see what else makes the list, including: Security Clearance, Real Estate License, Pilot License, and Architect License.

Out of 71,325 MBA students and alumni currently in our database, and 9,610 who answered this career profile question, here is what we found:

Here is the full list including counts and percentage of entire database:

  • Series 7 - 1,637 - 2.30%
  • Series 63 - 1,414 - 1.98%
  • CPA - 993 - 1.39%
  • CFA - 854 - 1.20%
  • Security Clearance - 686 - 0.96%
  • Real Estate License - 491 - 0.69%
  • EIT - 263 - 0.37%
  • PE - 207 - 0.29%
  • Pilot License - 189 - 0.26%
  • CISA - 65 - 0.09%
  • FRM - 64 - 0.09%
  • CFP - 41 - 0.06%
  • PHR - 39 - 0.05%
  • Architect License - 36 - 0.05%
  • RN - 13 - 0.02%
  • CSP - 4 - 0.01%
  • CDP - 3 - 0.01%
  • DVM - 2 - 0.01%

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Ryan Pratt

Ryan Pratt is the Vice President of Marketing and Research at GradLeaders. During his 10+ years at GradLeaders, the network has grown to have now helped over 600,000 employers and 26,500,000 students from more than 1,000 schools around the world. Ryan graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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