Hi, I have this question. Since, i saw something similar on the UCLA website but i know people who have gotten into the program without the CFA L1 certification. So is it a mandatory requirement or its a better to have before applying?
Not mandatory, but they seem to be one of the MFE programs (maybe the only?) that explicitly state interest in students with progress towards earning the CFA Charter. Class profile of 2018 shows 28% of enrolled students with having passed the Level 1 exam of the CFA Program or higher. Hope that helps!