Earning a bachelor's degree in Finance and/or Economics is the first step to becoming a Money Manager. This is a four year university degree. After getting this degree, the next goal is to become a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA). This program will teach the student how to analyze investments and manage investment portfolios. Completing the CFA program exams can take as little as 18 months, but can take up to four years to complete.
As with anything, you will have to start with an entry-level finance job or work as an intern to get started. You can do this while going to school, giving you the hands-on work experience needed in order to learn all about managing other people's money. You may even find that the company you intern for will keep you on after you finish your schooling.