CPA and then Masters in Finance/Management? Is it worth it?

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  • #186036
    Saloni
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    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! 🙂

    #567979
    lude4life13
    Member

    Depends. What career path are you currently taking? In other words, where do you want your first “real” job to be?

    #567980
    Anonymous
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    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+.

    #567981
    lisaluna115
    Member

    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.

    #567982
    Saloni
    Member

    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

    #1865860
    Hamnz
    Participant

    CPA and then Masters in Finance, there's nothing wrong in doing that. Doing both will help in getting a better carrier for you. Since you have no experience it's better to do the Masters.

    All the Best
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