Hey Guys, I am a fresh graduate, I have no experience, and I want to finish studying once for all, I am currently preparing for CPA, but was thinking to do Masters in the next year but, is it worth it after a CPA? I have no experience, have done a couple of internships! Any advice, is going to be appreciated! 🙂
CPA first, then MBA second if you don't want to remain in accounting. My sequence is different since I dropped Intermediate Accounting over 20 years ago, and thus switched my major from Accounting to Finance. I was ROTC and knew I was going in the Army after graduation, so the Accounting degree wasn't really important. I got my MBA while I was in the Army, but I got out after ten years. I got my CMA to quickly add a certification, but the CMA is nothing compared to a CPA.
I now have almost 9 years in CPG finance (consumer packaged goods), but I want the CPA to validate my experience. My problem is that 8 of my 9 years are in sales finance, and I am having trouble finding roles in other areas. I want to finish my corporate career in 10-15 years, then work part time during busy season from 55+.
Do you have a full time job offer? If you do, you should definitely get 1 or 2 years of work experience before master in finance/management. Dont waste money on another year of school unless you know you need it.
I dunt have any full time job offer, I wanted to top off CPA with Ms in Finance/International Business Management. But in double thoughts as to do a MBA or a Msc, because MBA needs work experience and I am a fresh graduate