Joined: 10 Apr 2013
Concentration: Accounting, Finance
GMAT 1: 770 Q49 V46
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Accounting undergrad in a dilemma [#permalink]
13 Apr 2013, 03:32
Hi everybody! I have recently been stressed over the GMAT for a few months, and now after getting 770 on the GMAT I'm stressed over my career path as of now, so hopefully someone more experienced with my concerns could shade some light on my situation!
So first off a little introduction, I'm currently an accounting undergraduate with gpa around 3.5, about a year of part-time job experience in the financial service industry, specifically life insurance. My goal WAS to complete the MSA program at my school and pass the CPA exam but now I've taking a liking to finance more and more, my aim is to apply for Columbia's MBA program after 2-3 years of full time work experience.
So my problem now is deciding whether I should go for the CPA first then MBA, or find a full-time job right after graduation, work for a few years then apply to the MBA program? I was told it will be extremely difficult to find a full time job while attending a MSA program, and a final question is that since my ultimate goal as far as education goes is MBA at Columbia should I find full-time jobs that are leaning more toward accounting side of business, or jobs that are mainly for finance majors, such as analyst jobs. Thanks ahead!
Another major reason I'm leaning toward finance and MBA degree is because there's a large chance that I'll be working in my home country of China in the finance sector, therefore I don't think a CPA in the U.S. would be all that useful, nor would it be very attractive to Adcoms at Columbia comparing to finance jobs.