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Alexander Pirie

I actually got my first bachelors in Finance. After graduating I decided that I wanted to get a Masters, but there weren't a lot of schools in my area that offered a Masters of Finance, so I decided to pursue a Masters in Accounting instead.

The school I applied to told me that they only accepted people into the Masters of Accounting program who possessed either experience in the Accounting field or that had an undergraduate in Accounting. My Finance degree qualify. Having taken some Accounting classes while pursuing my Finance degree I thought on the whole this was rather silly.

Nonetheless, since it was only 2-additional semesters to get another undergraduate in Accounting I went ahead and got a second degree. In hindsight, it was for the best, as I would not have been able to keep up in the Masters program without having an undergraduate in Accounting.

Although the Masters courses do not necessarily focus on the math, it's more conceptual and a lot of writing/projects, a thorough understanding of the underlying concepts is essential.

In my experience, most people pursue a Masters in Accounting because they need the additional credit hours for the CPA and plan to pursue a career in the Accounting field. if you just want to go to graduate school, and don't plan on working in the Accounting field, I would suggest something more closely related to Economics or a general MBA.

Answered 3 years ago

Alexander Pirie
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John Marchaesi

The answer to this depends on what career path you want to take. Job opportunities in the accounting field still show strong growth, but it has to be something you want to do.

Answered 3 years ago

John Marchaesi
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Jim

Accounting will always be a good degree to have.

As far as Business (Finance, Acctg, Supply Chain, Marketing, General Busines, etc.) goes, it is the top dog.

Get it.

Answered 3 years ago

Jim